Nellore, August 2015: As a part of the ongoing nine-day religious fete of Sri Venkateswara Vaibhavotsavams in Nellore City in Sri Pottisriramulu Nellore district, the denizens were thrilled to witness the rare, (weekly ritual that is being observed in Tirumala every Tuesday)- Astadala Pada Padmaradhana Seva on Tuesday in AC Subba Reddy stadium.
After the second bell, this ritual was conducted with 108 roses. The archaka commenced the puja by offering dhupa(arti stick) and dipa(lit the lamp) to the main deity. Then he recited the 108 divine names (108) of the Lord.
While uttering each name of the Lord, one lotus flower was offered at the holy feet of the lord. On completion of the archana to the Mula Virat, archana is offered to Goddesses Lakshmi and Padmavati. Later Ratha Harati is offered first, followed by ordinary Harati.
Meanwhile on Wednesday, there will special abhishekam called Sahasra Kalasabhishekam where the utsava murthis will be offered celestial bath with 1008 water pots signifying the name of the ritual.