Koti Rudraksha Archana had been performed today, the fifth day of Deepotsavam at NTR stadium in Hyderabad. The tears of Lord Siva had become rudraksha, it is believed. They are considered as powerful in curing chronic illnesses. They are used mostly as beads in Japa malas to maintain the count during Namasmarana. Siva Lingams adorned with rudrakshas were given to the devotees and they were asked to perform the archana to the lingams. After Sankalpa, the devotees performed the archana with great piety.