Astadala Pada Padmaradhana seva at Hyderabad Vaibhavotsavams 2016. The spacious NTR stadium was jam packed with devotees who thronged to witness the Astadala Pada Padmaradhana seva on Tuesday as a part of the Sri Venkateswara Vaibhavotsavams.
Religious Significance: This seva is usually conducted in Tirumala temple on every Tuesday after the second bell. This ritual was first introduced in Srivari Temple in 1984 on the Golden Jubilee Year of TTD, when a Muslim Devotee offered Lord Srinivasa 108 gold lotuses. Later it became an Arjitha Seva.
In SVV: The same was replicated in the model temple in Hyderabad. archakas commenced the puja by offering dhupa(arti stick) and dipa(lit the lamp) to the main deity. Then they recited the divine names (108) of the Lord.
While uttering each name of the Lord, one golden lotus was offered at the holy feet of the lord. On completion of the archana to the Mula Virat, archana was offered to Goddesses Lakshmi and Padmavati. Later Ratha Harati was offered first, followed by ordinary Harati.
TTD Trust Board Members Sri G Bhanuprakash Reddy, Sri Anantha, Sri AV Ramana, Spl Gr DyEOs Sri Bhaskar Reddy, Smt Chenchulakshmi, Sri Harsha, Sri Prabhakar Reddy and large number of devotees witnessed this celestial event.