Today, 2nd of July 2012 is the 5th day of Sri Azhagiya Singar Brahmothsavam at Thiruvallikkeni and Perumal blessed the devotees in Nachiyar Thikrukkolam. Some of the photos taken during the utsavam can be viewed below
Brahmothsavam is a grand Celebration – a festivity of 10 days conducted for the Lord at Divyadesams. The origin of this Uthsavam is traced back to Brahma itself – Brahma originated the festivity and hence ‘Brahmothsavam’.
At Thiruvallikkeni, there are 2 Brahmothsavams – one for Sri Parthasarathi in the month of Chithirai and for Lord Azhagiyasingar in Aani. The brahmothsavam starts with hoisting of flag [dwajarohanam] and ends a day after the unfurling [avarohanam]. For this purpose , there are two kodi marams [holy flag posts] in Thiruvallikkeni.
During the Brahmothsavam, Lord astrides various vahanams – of which the most prominent are : Garuda, Hanuman, Yaanai, Horse [not necessarily in the same order]. The third day morning is Garuda Vahanam whence the servant of Lord – the mystic Garudan carries Perumal on his shoulders. Those who have darshan of Lord on Garuda vahanam will get all their wishes fulfilled.