The annual Vaikasi Brahmotsavam took place at Sri KrupaSamudra Perumal Thirukkoil, Sirupuliyur recently. The ninth day of the utsavam was celebrated in a grand manner on June 4, 2017, Hevilambi Varusha Vaikasi Hastham. In the morning, the utsavar with His nachiyars in beautiful alangaram had thiruveedi purappadu on Thiruther. Satrumurai and sevakalam took place with arulicheyal and veda parayana ghosti. Several devotees participated in the sacred chariot festival and received the blessings of the Divyadampathis.
One of the 108 Divya Desams, Sri KrupaSamudra Perumal Temple (also known as Sri Arulmaakadal Perumal Temple) is located in Sirupuliyur, 15 km south of Mayavaram, in Thiruvarur district of Tamil Nadu. Moolavar is Sri Arulmaakadal Amudam/Sala Sayana Perumal and Thayar is Thirumamagal Nachiyar. Moolavar blesses His devotees in reclining posture or sayana thirukolam on Adiseshan, facing south (like Sri Ranganathar at Srirangam). This makes it the only other Divya Desam where the Lord is in sayana thirukolam facing south. The place is called Sirupuliyur as the Lord gave darshan to sage Vyakra Pada as a little boy or balaka. Thirumangai Azhwar has sung the praise of this perumal in 10 verses of Periya Thirumozhi. Mahasamprokshanam took place on June 21, 2012 after the successful completion of the renovation work at this temple.
For coverage of previous utsavams of this temple, please visit Sirupuliyur Divya Desam.
Some of the photographs taken during Vaikasi Brahmotsavam Thiruther of this year are as follows…
Courtesy: Sri Vasu Battar