The Avatar’s body carries a significant natural perfume that is smelt by those who are in tune with his frequency.
The Agamas describe numerous floral and herbal combinations used to make floral garlands that enhance the ability of a person to remember the Avatar’s fragrance.
Many devotees come away from the Darshan of Swamiji uplifted by that ‘fragrance’ the Avatar radiates. Remembrance of that fragrance awakens the Kundalini Shakti, the latent potential energy.
Thomala seva is performed by adorning Swamiji with a garland.