Anna-Koota Thiru-Pavadai Mahothsavam will be held at Srinivasar Thirukkoil, Mylapore on March 11, 2012. Anna-Koota means assembly of rice items in different forms and flavour. These prasadams are arranged in a manner so as to resemble a “Pavadai” (robe). Hence the name Thiru-Pavadai.
The highlight of the Uthsavam is preparation of a variety of Prasadhams (rice items like puliyodharai, pongal, etc.), sweets and savouries, besides a huge quantity of rice mixed with kozhambu (known as kadhamba-sadham), all of which are offered to the Lord and then distributed to the devotees.
On Sunday, the 11th, there will be a Visesha Thirumanjanam to Sri Srinivasa Perumal, Sri Alarmelmangai Thayar and Swami Desikan. This will be followed by decoration of the deities, offering of Prasadams, ghoshti, and distribution of Prasadams.
The Uthsavam will conclude with a grand procession of Perumal and Desikan in the evening.
This festival is held under the auspices of Sri Srinivasa Perumal Vedantha Desikar Kainkarya Trust.
Please watch the Live Streaming of the Uthsavam at http://www.svdd.com/str.asp
Sunday 11 – March – 2012
8:00 a.m. : Perumal, Thayar, Desikan 9 Kalasa Vishesha Thirumanjanam
11:00 a.m. : Offering the Thiru-Pavadai to the Lord, Distribution of prasadams
7:00 p.m. : Perumal, Thayar, Desikan Pathi Ulaathal
7:30 p.m. : Perumal, Desikan Veethi Purappadu
Devotees are requested to participate and have the blessings of the Divya Dhampathis.
The invitation for the utsavam is as follows…
For those interested in sending contributions could do so by Cheque in favour of Sri Vedantha Desikar Devasthanam Trust
Sri Vedantha Desikar Devasthanam (SVDD)
No.11, K.P. Sannidhi Street,
Chennai – 600 004.
How to reach:
Nearest Bus Stop : Mylapore Tank, Luz, Mandaiveli, Santhome
Nearest Railway Station : Thirumailai Station
For additional information contact +91 44 2495 3799, +91 98408 20315.