Cleansing the Temple
Paid devotees can also participate in this.
Koil means Temple. Alwar is a devotee who identified himself with god. Tiru means Sri and Majjana mean Bath or auspicious bath that is cleansing the temple.
There will be Tirumanjana for Tirumala temple 4 times a year. The entire temple is completely cleaned on Tuesdays before Ugadi, Anivara asthana, Brahmotsavas, and Vaikunta Ekadasi. This is performed like a big Yagna.
All the Utsava Idols and golden and silver vessels of the sanctum sanctorum are bought out of the golden entrance.
All the roofs and walls inside are washed and cleaned. Later the walls of the temple are daubed with Parimalam, a mixture of namam kopu, sri churnam, solid camphor, sandal powder, kumkuma, khilchili gadda.
This fragrant mixture is smeared all over.