Swami Desikan Thirunakshatram Utsavam at Sathyagalam was celebrated grandly yesterday, the 4th of Nov 2102, Sunday.
The Thirunakshathram celebrations included Avabratha Thula Snanam at the Cauvery river, which is considered extremely holy. The Utsava Murthy of Sri Vedantha Desikar was taken in procession to the river. Some of the photos taken during the utsavam can be viewed below
About the temple: The presiding lord of Sathyagalam temple is Sri Varadharajar perumal and his consort Peruyndevi thayar. When Srirangam was being attacked by Muslims, Swami Desikan moved along the Kaveri river and settled down at Sathyagalam for almost 12 years. Swami Desikan has written several books during his stay here.
How to reach : Sathyagalam is about 125 kms from Bangalore on Kollegal route. After reaching maddur on the Bangalore Mysore highway, take a left turn towards Kollegal when travelling from Bangalore. Buses towards Kollegal pass through Satyagalam. The temple is close to Sathyagalam Hand Post. Nearest Railway station: Maddur on Bangalore-Mysore route and Nearest Airport: Bangalore
Click on the first image below to view it as a slide show
Photos: Thanks to Sri Shreyas Sarangan