Periazhwar Thirunakshatram and Aani Garuda Sevai was celebrated in Sri Prasanna Varadharaja Swamy Temple in Amjikarai, Chennai on the 29th and 30th of June 2012.
The Moolavar of this temple is Sri Prasanna Varadharajar who is giving his seva in Nindra thirukkolam facing his thirumugham along East direction. Along the Pragharams (sides) of the Moolavar Sannadhi, archa-vigraha of all Alwars and Aacharyas are found. The perumal is also named as “Sri Varadharajan, Sri Devarajan and Arulalan.
Some of the photos taken during the utsavam can be viewed below:
The Thaayar of this temple is Sri Perundevi Thaayar who has her own separate sannadhi. Here Manjal (Turmeric) is given as the “Prasadham” to the Bhaktas.
About the temple:
In the front, we can see a huge vimaanam (Gopuram) which is found in 5 Nilais (Partitions), where lots of Architectural works are found in a beautiful manner.
As we enter the Gopuram Vaasal, we can see the Dwajasthambam (Kodi Maram) which is raised to a big extent. To the Right of Kodimaram, Sannadhi for Ramathoodan, Aanjaneyar Sannadhi is found. After worshipping if we go further, we can reach the Sri Krishnar sannadhi, where the perumal is found along with the flute and giving his seva in Nindra thirukkolam.
As we move on furhter, a mandapam with lots of pillars are found. On these walls, Thiruppavai is carved on the white Marble stones. To the end of this Mandapam, the thaayar sannadhi is found and after getting her seva, are going around the temple, we can see the sannadhi of Sri Andal. During 30 days in Maargazhi month, special poojas and thiruppavai are said in this sannadhi.
Going further from Andal sannadhi, we can reach “Sri Srinivasar sannadhi” where both Sri Srinivasar Moolavar and Utsava Murthi are found.
After getting the seva of Sri Srinivasar, one has to go further towards right hand side to see “Sri Ranganathar sannadhi”. Next to Sri Ranganathar sannadhi, a special room, the Kannaadi Arai is found. During Utsavams, the Utsavar are taken to this Kannadhi Arai and the seva is so beautiful that one can see the perumal in various angles.
Next to the Kannadi Arai, is a sannadhi for “Sri Kodhanda Ramar” is found. He is found along with Seethapiratti and Lakshmanar. To the straight opposite of Ramar Sannadhi, Aanjaneyar sannadhi can be seen.