Yesterday, September 15, 2015, Manmadha Varusha Purattasi Hastham, Swami Desikan Purattasi Thiruvona Nakshatra Varashika Mahotsavam commenced in grand manner at Swami Vedanta Desikan avathara sthalam Thoopul, Sri Vilakkoli Perumal Sannidhi. In the morning at around 7.00 am, Purappadu for Swami Desikan took place in Thanga Pallaku. Several Bhaaghavathas took part in Purappadu and had the Blessings of Sarvatantra Svatantrar Swami Vedanta Desikan.
Later 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.
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 Thirunakshatra Mahotsava Patrikai : Thoopul Swami Desikan Manmadha Varusha Thirunakshatra Mahotsava Patrikai
For Morning Purappadu : Thoopul Swami Desikan Manmadha Varusha Thirunakshatra Mahotsavam Commences
These are some of the photos taken during the occasion…
Photography : Sri Elangadu Ranganathan Chakravarthy, Sri Krishna Durai & Sri Saila Thathachariyar