Today October 4, 2013, Vijaya Varusha Purattasi 18am naal (Uthiram), Swami Desikan Purattasi Thiruvona Nakshatra Varashika Mahotsavam commenced at Swami Vedanta Desikan avathara sthalam Thoopul, Sri Vilakkoli Perumal Sannidhi.
Thirumanjanam for Swami Desikan took place in the afternoon. Thereafter, there was special alankaram and purappadu in Chapparam in the evening. During the purappadu, Swami Desikan had the kataksham of Perundevi Thayar and Devaperumal along with Ubhaya Nachiyars during their Onjal Sevai at Kanchipuram Sri Devaperumal Sannadhi.
Earlier in the morning at around 8.15 am, Purappadu for Swami Desikan took place in Thanga Pallaku at Thoopul. Several Bhaaghavathas took part in Purappadu and had the Blessings of Sarvatantra Svatantrar Swami Desikan. For related photographs, please visit Thoopul Swami Desikan Thirunakshatra Mahotsavam Commences
The 10-day utsavam is usually celebrated in a grand manner with Thirveedhi purappadu for Swami Desikan on different vahanams on all the days, both morning and evening. All astikas and bhaktas may make it convenient to participate in the utsavam and receive the blessings of Swami Desikan at his Avathara Sthalam Thoopul Vilakkoli Perumal Sannidhi. Thoopul is located within 1 km distance from Kanchi Varadharaja Perumal Sannidhi. For detailed pathrigai for the utsavam, please visit : 745th Thirunakshathra Mahothsavam of Swami Desikan at Thoopul
The following are some of the photographs taken earlier today during Thirumanjanam and evening Purappadu…
Swami Desikan Thirumanjanam
Swami Desikan Purappadu in Chapparam
Swami Desikan infront of Kanchi Perumal Kovil during Oonjal Sevai of Sri Perarulalan and Sri Perundevi Thayar (Kanchi Perumal Kovil Navarathri Utsavam Serthi Onjal Sevai)
Swami Desikan back to Thoopul after Purappadu