Vaikasi Brahmothsavam for Sri Sowriraja Perumal at Thirukkannapuram commenced on 26th of May 2012 and concludes on 9th of June 2012. Some of the photos taken during the last few days during the utsavams can be seen below. Detailed utsavam schedule and garuda sevai photos can be viewed from the news published last week: http://anudinam.org/2012/05/29/thanga-garuda-sevai-at-thirukkannapuram/
Located 20kms North West of Nagapatinam (20kms East of Tiruvarur, 30kms South of Kumbakonam and Mayavaram), this is one of the 5 Krishnaranya Kshetrams. Lord Narayana himself re-incarnated as Sowri Rajan at Kannapuram.
Walking Beauty of the Lord
This is the temple where the Lord showed Vibheeshana, brother of Ravana, his walking beauty. After seeing the sleeping beauty of Vishnu as Lord Ranganatha at Srirangam, Vibheeshna wanted to see the walking beauty of the Lord, upon which he was directed by the Lord to his “Keezh(akku) Veedu’ (Eastern Gateway of the Lord). It is believed that Lord Vishnu displayed his ‘walking beauty’ to Vibheeshana here on the new moon day. To mark this event, on every Amavasya day at 12noon, Lord SowriRajan is carried out of the Sanctum and walks to the Vibheeshna Sannidhi.
Bus : Buses every 10 minutes Kumbakonam-Nagai route
Auto : Auto will charge anything Rs. 20/- for a one way drop from ThiruPugalur bus stop
Place to Stay : Best to stay in Kumbakonam
This is on the Kumbakonam-Nannilam-Nagapattinam route. One has to get down at ThiruPugalur and take an auto (Rs. 20/-) for a 2 km drive to the temple. This place can also be reached directly from Thiruvarur.
Photos Thanks to: Venkata Varadhan Tirukannapuram Arayar