After a long gap of 30 years, Sri Aandal (utsavar moorthy) purappadu on Thiruvadipooram took place at Sri Aravamudhan Sannidhi, Thirukkudanthai today (August 9, 2013). Sri Aandal was taken in procession to Kaveri and after punyavachanam, thirumanjanam was performed to Sri Aandal on the banks of Kaveri.
Around 50 devotees were present and the function was performed by the Rakshabandhana Battachar Sri Narayana Battachar. Apart from Maniyam Sri Devaraja Swami, the stalathar and theerthakarar Sri Ramanuja Patrachar were also present. After the Thirumanjanam, theerthavari for the Utsavar (Theertha Berar) Sri Andal was performed by the Battachariyar. After the thirumanjanam, the deity was taken in procession on the Car Street to the Temple.
At the temple, Thirumanjanam for the Moolavar and the Utsavar was performed. Thiurkkudanthai Kothai Kuzham headed by Smt N.S.Rajalakshmi and their party recited Divya Prabandams, Nachiyar Thirumozhi and Thiruppavai which is a musical marvel during the occasion.
Sri Amuthan Kainkarya Sabha very much appreciate the steps taken to revive the festival which was said to be celebrated before 30 years by the Executive Officer Smt C.Nirmala Devi and Temple Maniyam Sri Devarajan Swami, Temple Battachars and all other temple staff at this time.
The following are some of the photographs taken during the utsavam earlier today…