Uriyadi Utsavam is the most important Celebration amongst all the Utsavams in Varagur. Every year Uriyadi starts on Gayathri Japam Day (Day after Avani Avittam), and continues for ten days until the day after Janmashtami. Every year lot of devotees from india and abroad attend this uriyadi utsavam at Varagur village situated near to Thanjavur
Varagur is a small village situated on the bank of the River Kudamurutti, tributary of river Cauvery. In this remote village, the Great Saint Narayana Theertha Swamigal who composed the famous Tharangini attained Deva Mukthi after he received the Viswaroopa Darshan of Lord Venkatesa Perumal.
Varagur, originally known as Bhoopathi Rajapuram, is a village in Thanjavur district of Tamilnadu, in India. Known as “Heaven on Earth” (Bhoolaka Vaikuntam), it is over a thousand years old. Today, this fertile, beautiful village’s main street is a south bound street, beginning with a brook called Kathungalaaru (கதுங்கலாறு).
As per archaelogical researchers, this vigraha moorthy was originally instituted as Sri Lakshmi Narayana by the Paranthaka Sozha King also known as Veera Narayanan.
Sri Narayana Theertha Swamigal came to Varagur from Andhra Pradesh, seeking Sri Venkatesa Perumal’s blessings. Since his visit, the village came to be known as Varahapuri (வராஹபுரி), which later came to be known as Varagur (வரகூர்).Here is the Patrigai for this year Uriyadi at varagur, Uriyadi take place tommorow 29 aug, 2013.
Photo Courtesy : Sri Varagooran Narayananan