Today September 3, 2013; Vijaya Aavani Ayilyam is the 44th Day of HH 46th Srimath Azhagiyasingar, Srivan Sathakopa Sri Ranganatha Yathindra Maha Desikan’s Chathurmasya sankalpam.
The 44th day of Srimath Azhagiyasingar’s Chathurmasya sankalpam is the starting day of HH 44th Srimath Azhagiyasingar’s 118th Thirunakshatram celebrations. Dasavatharan Sannidhi is all festive. It is filled with young brahmacharis from different parts of India who have come for Vedaparayanam. While doing pradakshinam at Dasavatharan Sannidhi we could spot white dhotis put to dry everywhere and clusters of ritwiks holding discussions. Many of them arrived last night itself.
HH 44th Srimath Azhagiyasingar’s utsavar Thirumeni was taken to Sathabhisheka mandapam to the accompaniment of vadyam and kept next to the swarna mandapam. Different groups of ritwiks were chanting Vedams. Rg, Yajur (both Krishna and Shukla) Samam and Atharvana vedams were recited as also Jaimini Samam. There was also Divyaprabhandha and Grantha parayanam. Mangala Harathi took place at about 9.00 am after which Veda Vinappam and Prabhandha Vinappam took place. At the end of each vinappam flowers were offered at the feet of Sri Malolan. This was followed by theertham, Sri Sathari and Prasadha Viniyogam (Ven pongal and Kesari, fruits). After ghosti Srimath Azhagiyasingar went to ashramam and came back to start “Sri Malola Vidvath Sadas”. All Mahavidvans and Sri Bashya Kalakshepa Adhikaris sat around Srimath Azhagiyasingar and Sampradhaya related discussions were held. This Sadas will be conducted for five days starting today.
Ayilyam is the star in which HH 18th Srimath Azhagiyasingar took avatharam in the month of Purattasi. He was called to sanyasam in Pramathi Thai Sukla ekadashi day (January 1734) and was hailed as SriVan Sathakopa Sriman Narayana Yathindra Mahadesikan. Srikoil Kanthadai AnnanSwami did kalakshepam at the feet of this Azhagiyasingar and Dasavatharan Sannidhi and the surrounding areas came under the direct control of SriMatham thenceforth. (Ref Acharya Vaibhavam of Purisai swami for details). The SriRanganatha divya mangala vigraham housed in the swarna mandapam was also offered to Sri Ahobila Muth by Sri Annan Swami. HH was in Asthanam for 1year and 6 months. Paramapadhaprapthi was in Rakshasha Aadi Suklapaksha Ekadasi day at SriRangam Dasavatharan Sannidhi (July 1735).
The following are some of the photographs taken earlier today…
Courtesy: Vyjayanthi & Sundararajan