Today, August 7, 2017, Hevilambi Aadi Thiruvonam, Gajendra Moksham was celebrated at at Vrindavan Sri Rangji Perumal Temple. Being Aadi Pournami, the Gajendra Moksham day, the act of Perumal [Sri Rangnathar (utsavar) on Garudazhwar] granting moksham to Gajendran was symbolically performed in the evening in the Temple Pushkarini.
Sri Rangji Mandir is dedicated to Lord Sri Goda-Rangamannar, Goda or Andal. SriRangji temple is one of the largest temple in the whole of North India. All the traditions and rituals are performed according to the prescribed Vedic norms in this temple. In SriRangji temple one would find a unique mixture of both south and north Indian traditions. In addition to celebrating all the festivals which are part of South Indian SriVaishnava temple tradition, several festivals which are part of the North tradition are also celebrated here. For example its only at SriRangji temple where devotees can enjoy the pleasure of playing holi with the Lord during SriBrahmotsavam.
Sri Rangji Mandir is located in the heart of temple town of Vrindavan, one of the most prominent religious centers of India. The town is situated about 150 km from the national capital, 7 km eastward from National Highway (NH2). The nearest rail link is Mathura and nearby airports are at Agra, New Delhi and Jaipur.
For recent Thiruvadipooram celebrations at this temple, please visit RangjiMandir Andal Utsavam.
The following are some of the related photographs taken earlier today…
Courtesy: Sri Veera Raghavan