The annual Pavithrotsavam is taking place in a grand manner at Thiruvallur Sri Veeraraghava Perumal Temple in this Vijaya varusham. Located about 50kms from Madras on the Madras-Arakkonam rail route is Veera Raghava Perumal koil in Thiru Evvalur (now Thiruvellur).
The following are some of the photographs taken during the utsavam yesterday…
Moolavar : Veera Raghavan Bhujanga Sayanam East Facing
Goddess : Kanakavalli
Azhvaar : 12 Paasurams – Thirumangai 1058-67, 2674 , Thiru Mazhisai 2417
Temple Timing : 630am-12noon, 4pm-8pm
Festivals : 9 day Brahmotsavam in the Tamil calendar month of Thai(Jan-Feb). The Lord visits Eekadu Village about 5kms from the temple each day of the brahmotsavam in a separate vaahanam.
10 day Brahmotsavam in Tamil Calendar month of Chitrai
In Panguni(March-April), the Lord goes on a procession to Puttur Village, about 6 kms from here and into the river for Thiru Ooral Utsavam.
How to reach Thiruvellur
By train- One can take the suburban train from Madras- Thiruvellur, By bus- There are direct town buses between Madras and Thiruvellur
One can also take the Tirupathi bound buses to reach Thiruvellur. The Divya Desam is a 5 min walk from the Thiruvellur bus stand
Photo Courtesy: Bargavan Laxminarasimhan