Thirupavadai seva involves cooking a
large amount of tamarind rice as an offering and then piling it in a
trapezoid shape similar to a skirt. It is decorated with a variety of
sweet foods, coconuts, flowers and other delicacies, then offered to God as mantras are chanted.
The weekly sevas are:
- Vishesha puja – Monday
- Ashtadhala swarna padma puja
- Sahasrakalasha abhishekam –
- Thirupavadai – Thursday
- Abhishekam – Friday
These weekly sevas are outlined in the
texts of the "Vaikhanasa Agama," which is the text of Hindu scripture
that details how to perform rituals, both at home and in the temple.