Today August 1, 2013; (Vijaya Aadi Dasami Karthigai followed by Rohini), HH 46th Srimath Azhagiyasingar, Srivan Sathakopa Sri Ranganatha Yathindra Mahadesikan observed the Day 11 of Chathurmasya Vratham. Vishvaroopam was followed by Abhigamanam, Thaligai offering and Mangala Harathi and Satrumurai. After Srimath Azhagiyasingar had Perumal Theertham and Sri Sathari on His head to the accompaniment of Arulapadu, Satrumurai was continued and the assembled devotees were blessed with Theertham and Sathari. Srimath Azhagiyasingar first places the golden SriSathari on the bowed head of the officiating Aradhakar swami. Next other aradhakars and Pandits get blessed. Devotees stood in straight rows.
Srimath Azhagiyasingar is accompanied by two kainkaryaparas holding silver dandams which serve as dividers between the acharya and the devotees. This is done to prevent devotees from accidentally touching HH. Another kainkaryapara accompanied HH Srimath Azhagiyasingar with a lamp. Sri Sathari comes out of the mandapam only with a lamp. Sri Sathari blesses devotees only after Abhigamanam and only SSrimath Azhagiyasingar can place it on the heads of bhatkhas. This is the reason why the gathering is the biggest during Abhigamanam. Theertham is served in parallel by sannidhi paricharakas. Dried leaves are distributed to all devotees.
The Satrumurai consists of the following: Thirupavai, Sitram Sirukale and Vangak kadal, Periya Thirumazhi (Ahobilam), Nalanenche Singavel kundradiya, Periya Thirumozhi-Tiruvallur, Pandhirrukkum, Indaikondu Periya Thirumozhi-Naimisaranyam,Unudai,Edhamvandhu, Adaikalapathu, Thirumagalum, Arupayun, Adivan SathakopanAdaikalapathu, Pathu Anaitthulagam, Pallandu, Vedantha Desikan Vazhi Thirunamam, Adivan Sathakopan Vazhi Thirunamam, Srimad Vedantha Desikan Mangalam, Srimad AdhiVan Sathakopan Mangalam. Sri Sannidhi Guruparamparai Thaniyan, Adhivan Sathakopan thaniyan followed by the thanians of 45 Azhagiasingars. This is followed by Dasavathara stotram. By the time satrumurai is over, the prasadam distribution is complete. Today’s prasadam was fruits and Puliyodarai.
For Day 10 Chaturmasya Vratam videos, please visit http://anudinam.org/2013/08/01/hh-46th-srimath-azhagiyasingars-chathurmasya-sankalpam-day-10-videos/
Courtesy: Vyjayanthi and Sundararajan