Archana is a special, personal, abbreviated puja performed by temple priests in which the name, birth star and family lineage of a devotee are recited to invoke individual guidance and blessings. Archana also refers to chanting the names of the deity, which is a central part of every puja. The Sanskrit meaning is “honouring, praising.” Archana is also a common Indian female name. It means adoring or dedicated.
Archana tickets can be obtained from the Reception Desk of the temple at $10 for each deity. Write your name and nakshatram on the ticket and give any prasadam items you may have brought with you, or just the ticket. At the end of the service receive prasad from the priest offering a small donation on his plate.