ARCHANA means “chanting and glorifying the Divine name”. LAK means 100,000. Therefore, LAKSHARCHANA is the name and practice of repeating in a group, the name of the Lord in the form of a Mantra.
Later, the tantri, assisted by melsanthi and some other priests performed a Laksharchana at the Sannidhanam. The `Brahmakalasam’ of the laksharchana were taken in procession to the sanctum sanctorum for `abhishekam’, prior to the `Uchapuja’.