As part of the ongoing Thiruvarangam Viruppan Thirunaal Chitrai Brahmotsavam which commenced on April 29, 2013, purappadu of Namperumal with ubaya nachiyars took place around the chitrai veedi on May 5th, 2013.
On Day 7, Azhagiya Manavalan, Namperumal goes to Thiru Kottaram. There is a grainary here where Dhanyas are kept. As a customary practice, our Azhagiya manavalan goes to the grainary to verify the produce. After this, He goes around the entire 4 Chitra Streets.
As we recall, during the Vaamana Avatar of Maha Vishnu, He measured the Universe and Cosmos through the soil of Earth(Mannaalandhu Vinaalandha Vamanan). Thus, for our well being we measure the grain/rice and in turn our
Azhagiyae Manavalan blesses the universe and all the things in it to prosper and thrive….
As he strolls through the streets one may notice the beauty in various parts. While trying to explain the beauty of His Thirumudi (Crown), my focus suddenly moves towards His bright face. Then my eyes catch the beautiful smile on His lips. Then, moving slightly upwards, the Kasturi Thilakam on His forehead is so decorative. Then my eyes are caught by the beauty of his eyes. The beauty of his lotus petal shaped eyes are as aptly described – “Kamala Nayana”. (Neenda apperiyavaya kangal annai pethamaiseithanavey). The Peethambaram that My focus suddenly is distracted by the He wears looks so delicate and soft on Him. The texture and colour adds so much beauty.
After the procession, He reaches Maha lakshmi Sri Ranganayaki thayar sannidhi and then has a comforting thirumanjanam with ubhaya nachiyar. Then finally he retires to the kannadai arai by around mid night.
Write-up Courtesy: Sri Narasimha Bhattar & Photo Courtesy: Sri V. Santhanam Gopalan
For previous days’ utsavams, please visit http://anudinam.org/2013/05/01/thiruvarangam-viruppan-thirunaal-chitrai-brahmotsavam-days-12/
For detailed schedule of the utsavam, please visit http://anudinam.org/2013/05/01/thiruvarangam-viruppan-thirunaal-chitrai-brahmotsavam-commences/