Kanchi Sri Varadaraja Perumal Koil Brahmotsavam Concludes (Photos Updated)


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 The grand Brahmotsavam at Sri Varadaraja Perumal Thirukkoil, Kanchipuram concluded today. Purappadu of Sri Devaperumal along with ubhaya nachimars took place on PunyaKoti Vimanam yesterday evening, May 30th, 2013; Thursday and Vettriver Chapparam today May 31st, 2013; Friday.

PunyaKoti Vimanam

Thursday evening Varadar blessed us all in Punniyakodi vimanam.

We were all be blessed to have dharshan of Devathirajan in this purappadu as this is the same way our Lord gave dharshanam during his avirbhavam at the culmination of yagam performed by Brahma in the presence of all Devas in Kritha yugam.

It makes me wonder if the tamizh saying “Gopura dasishanam kodi punniyam” would have been coined after this wonderful purappadu.

The Ninth day of Brahmotsavam generally coincides with sharvanam star, which is the birth star of Swamy Desikan.

Perarulalan reached Thiruthanka (Thoopul), the birth place of Swamy Desikan. On reaching the sannidhi, Devathirajan received dharshana thambulam from Swamy and then honoured Swamy with Satagopum and Maalai. Then prasadam was distributed to ghosti and afterwards Swamy bid a reluctant farewell to our Lord. From there Varadar proceeded to Gangai kondan mandapam where he had his thiruaradhanam before returning back to kovil.

Day 10

Today is the Tenth and the last day of the wonderful Brahmotsavam in Perumal kovil.

The days events started with Dwadhsa aradhanam, in late morning. In the evening, Devathirajan had purappadu in Vettiver chapparam followed by Dwaja Avaroganam, Vedai sathithal, Rakshabandanan visharjanam and finally Archakar mariyadhai.

Dwadhasa arathanam is performed on the last day of Brahmotsavam to remove any thiruvaarathana lobham during the utsavam. In brief, thiruaradhanam is performed 12 times. During the 12th time pushpa yagam would be performed. During this time vedaparayanam would be followed by rendering of Thiruvaimozhi. The event would conclude with Vedaparayana satrumurai and Thiruvaimozhi satrymurai, in melodious tunes to Perarulalan’s pleasure.

In the evening Perarulalan adorned Thanga Thiruabishekam and got on his Vettiver chapparam. The chapparam was decked with vettiver and beautifully decorated with flowers which was a treat to our senses. In this puruppadu, Perarulalan did not go till Gangai kondan mantapam but just visited the 4 maada veedhis.

Once Devathirajan was back in Kovil, he proceeded to dwjasthambham to oversee Dwajaavarohanam, the garudan flag that was hoisted on the first day was lowered. The lowered flag was placed on Devathirajan’s thiruvadi.

Next event is vadai sathithal, in which all the assembled were informed about the various events that took place during the utsavam and are thanked for their presence.

On the way to thiru malai, Devathirajan exchanged maalai with Andal. Once he reached his asthanam, visharjanam of rakshabandanam was done for Perarulalan and the officiating archakar. Mariyadai was done for the officiating archakar by presenting Perarulalan’s slik duppatta, parivattam & maalai. With this the Brahmotsavam has come to an end.

The following are some of the photographs taken during the purappadu in PunyaKoti Vimanam and Vettriver Chapparam …

Upcoming utsavams at Kanchipuram…

The festivities in Perumal kovil would continue during the month of June 2013..

  • Vidayathi utsavam from 01 June to 03 June
  • Vasantha utsavam from 04 June to 11 June
  • Kodai utsavam from 12 June to 18 June and
  • Aani garuda sevai on 19 June
காசி முதலாய நன்னகரியெல்லாம் ஒவ்வாத புகழுடைய கார்மேனி அருளாளர் தம் கச்சியில் 
(ஸ்ரீ தேவராஜஸ்வாமி தேவஸ்தானம், காஞ்சிபுரம்) உத்ஸவ விவரங்கள் – ஜுன் 2013 
  • 01/06/2013, சனிக்கிழமை – விடாயற்றி உத்ஸவம் – 1 ஆம் நாள் (காலை திருமஞ்சனம் – ஆஸ்தானம், மாலை உத்ஸவ புறப்பாடு)
  • 02/06/2013, ஞாயிற்றுக்கிழமை – விடாயற்றி உத்ஸவம் – 2 ஆம் நாள் (காலை திருமஞ்சனம் – ஆஸ்தானம், மாலை உத்ஸவ புறப்பாடு)
  • 03/06/2013, திங்கட்கிழமை – விடாயற்றி உத்ஸவம் – 3 ஆம் நாள் (காலை திருமஞ்சனம் – ஆஸ்தானம், இரவு புஷ்ப பல்லக்கு)
  • 04/06/2013, செவ்வாய்க்கிழமை – வஸந்த உத்ஸவம் – அங்குரார்ப்பனம்
  • 05/06/2013, புதன்கிழமை – வஸந்த உத்ஸவம் – 1 ஆம் நாள்
  • 06/06/2013, வியாழக்கிழமை – வஸந்த உத்ஸவம் – 2 ஆம் நாள்
  • 07/06/2013, வெள்ளிக்கிழமை – வஸந்த உத்ஸவம் – 3 ஆம் நாள்
  • 08/06/2013, சனிக்கிழமை – வஸந்த உத்ஸவம் – 4 ஆம் நாள்
  • 09/06/2013, ஞாயிற்றுக்கிழமை – வஸந்த உத்ஸவம்- 5 ஆம் நாள்
  • 10/06/2013, திங்கட்கிழமை – வஸந்த உத்ஸவம் – 6 ஆம் நாள்
  • 11/06/2013, செவ்வாய்க்கிழமை – வஸந்த உத்ஸவம் – தீர்த்தவாரி
  • 12/06/2013, புதன்கிழமை, கோடை உத்ஸவம் – 1 ஆம் நாள்,
  • 13/06/2013,வியாழக்கிழமை, கோடை உத்ஸவம் – 2 ஆம் நாள்,
  • 14/06/2013, வெள்ளிக்கிழமை,கோடை உத்ஸவம் – 3 ஆம் நாள்,
  • 15/06/2013, சனிக்கிழமை, கோடை உத்ஸவம் – 4ஆம் நாள்,
  • 16/06/2013, ஞாயிற்றுக்கிழமை, கோடை உத்ஸவம் – 5 ஆம் நாள்,
  • 17/06/2013, திங்கட்கிழமை, கோடை உத்ஸவம் – 6 ஆம் நாள்,
  • 18/06/2013,செவ்வாய்க்கிழமை, கோடை உத்ஸவம் – 7 ஆம் நாள்,
  • 19/06/2013, புதன்கிழமை, ஆனி கருடன் – பரத்வ நிர்ணயம் – ஸ்ரீ கருட பகவான் ஜெயந்தி – கல்பஸுத்ர வ்யாக்யாதாவான ஸ்ரீபெரியாழ்வார் சாற்றுமறை, 
  • 21/06 /2013, வெள்ளிக்கிழமை – தமிழ்மறை இன்னிசை தந்த வள்ளலாகிய ஸ்ரீமந் நாதமுனிகள் சாற்றுமறை,
  • 23/06/2013, ஞாயிற்றுக்கிழமை – பௌர்ணமி – பெருமாள் உத்ஸவம்,
  • 26/06/2013, புதன்கிழமை – ஸ்ரீ வரதராஜன் ஜ்யேஷ்டாபிஷேகம்,
  • 28/06/2013, வெள்ளிக்கிழமை – ஸ்ரீ பெருந்தேவித் தாயார் ஜ்யேஷ்டாபிஷேகம்

English Write-up Courtesy: Sri Kausik Sarathy; Photo Courtesy: Sri Kesavabashyam; Upcoming Utsavams (Tamil) Courtesy: Sri Raaghava Nrusimha

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  1. How can I say, What can I say, I got the dharshan of Brahmotsavam of MY Lord kanchi DEVAPERUMAL at your BLESSED KIRUPA. Many many Thanks for your efforts in this regards.
    I pray my Lord DEVATHIRAJAN TO GIVE MORE health & weath for you.
    with kind regards


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