Aippasi – Pooradam – Thirunakshatram of Sri Vishwaksenar Celebrated in divya desams

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Yesterday, the 21st of October 2012 – Aippasi – Pooradam was the Thirunakshatram of Sri Vishwaksenar. It was celebrated across many Divya desams and Abhimana stalams.

VISHWAKSENA: (aka Senai Mudaliar). 

He is said to have been born in the month  Aippasi in the constellation of Pooradam. The lord first taught Periya Piraatti and she in turn taught Senai Mudaliar the esoteric meanings. The  Slokas relating to Vishwaksena are as follows: 

 Vandhe Vaikunta Senaanyam Devam Sootravthee Sakham |
 Yad Vetra Sikhara Spandhe Viswam Yetad Vyavasthitham ||
(meaning) Next Acharya is Vishwaksena also known as Senai Mudaliar. Staying in Vaikunta, he directs, controls and supervises the duties of all. He is the Commander-in-Chief of the Lord. He wields a whip in his hand. The entire Prapancha functions in the constant fear of the whip-end striking them, if they err. His wife is Sootravathi. He rules over the entire world by his command. I next bow to this Vishwaksena. 

Yasya Dvurita Vaktraadhyaa Parishadhyaah Parah Satham |
 Vignam Nignanthi Sathatham Vishwaksenam Upaasmahe ||
I worship the one by whose quick commands function the entire Universe right from the Nityasuris downwards, the one who always removes obstacles and impediments (in performing ones duties) – I bow to such a one – Vishwaksena. 

இவருக்கு வாஸஸ்தானம் ஸ்ரீவைகுண்டம். 
இவர் ஆழ்வார் திருநகரிக்கு எழுந்தருளி நம்மாழ்வாருக்கு யோகதசையில் ஸேவை ஸாதித்து மந்தர மந்திரார்த்தங்களை உபதேசித்தார். இவர் அருளிய க்ரந்தம் விஷ்வக்ஸேநஸம்ஹிதை. 
இவர் திருநக்ஷத்திரம் ஐப்பசி பூராடம்.
Swami Desikan has composed a Thanian in the Yathiraja Sapthadhi – Sloka – 3 for Senaimudaliyar …
 வந்தே வைகுண்ட ஸேநாத்யம்
     தேவம் ஸூத்ரவதி ஸகம்|
 யத்வேத்ரசிகரஸ்பந்தே
     விச்வ மேத்த வ்யவஸ்த்திதம் ||
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