As part of HH 44th Srimath Azhagiyasingar SriVan Sathakopa Sri Vedantha Desika Yathindra Mahadesikan’s 118th Thirunakshatram Mahotsavam at Dasavathara Sannadhi, Srirangam today [September 7th, 2013; Vijaya Varusha Aavani Hastham], HH was taken in procession from Dasavatharan Sannidhi at about 4.30 pm. Malolan the Mutt elephant was the leader followed by Nadhaswaram.The utsavar was taken from Brindavanam and the first stop was Dasavatharan Sannidhi where karpoora Harathi was done to Perumal and Srimath Azhagiyasingar. Vastram and Mala Maryadhai was done. The procession stopped whenever offerings of fruits kalkandu along with kanikai was offered by devotees. As the procession stopped at 46th Srimadh Azhagiasingar’s ashram HH did Mangalasasnam and the procession moved on stopping at points where devotees made their offerings. Crossing the Dasavatharam Arch it made way through Chitra Veedhi stopping in front of Thayar sannidhi before turning left on North Chitra Street, then went on East Chitra making a detour to Uttara Veedhi Sri Ahobila Muth. HH was offered mala maryadha parivatam and Sri Sathari. Perumal Theertham and Sri Sathari and Kesari prasadam was given to all. From here the congregation moved to East Chitra Street where a devotee gave Rs 10 dakshina to all men and women (including the Tavil, Nadaswaram, Teevati – torch light bearers) in the group. The procession turned on South Chitra street and made its way to The Rajagopuram where the Sripadamthangis lifted HH high up in the air to view The Rajagopuram. The procession turned back stopped at Tirukuralappan sannidhi. This Vamana temple was donated to Sri Ahobila Muth during 45th Srimath Azhagiyasingar’s Tirunakshatram. HH was accorded Poorna Kumbha Maryadai and at the Sannidhi temple Honours were accorded to Srimadh Azhagiasingar. Kesari and kalkandu prasadam was given to the goshti. From here the group stopped at the Uriyadi Mandapam where SriRanganatha temple Honours were given to HH by Maniyakarar. The procession stopped to view South gopuram (Ranga Ranga gopuram) and continued in South Chitra Street turning on West Chitra Street where devotees made offerings and passed North Chitra street, turned left on Kollidam road. The accompanying prabhandham and Veda parayanam concluded near North Adyavalanchan and via the arch it went to Poundarika Ashram. Poornakumbham was offered and Rayapuram Andavan swami offered Dandavath pranamams. Sugar candy was offered to Srimadh Azhagiasingar and then the group proceeded to Dasavatharan Sannidhi blessing all the residents on the way. The group moved to the lane leading to Tillaisthanam Brindavanam blessing residents there. The sojourn complete devotees both men and women did, the clap-dance (kummi ), drishti kayuthal was done by rolling a coconut and shattering it to pieces. Karpoora Harathi was done and the utsavamurthi was kept back yatha sthanam. All through the route Swami Desikan’s stotras were recited. Thus ended a beautiful evening!
In the morning, Thirumanjanam was done beautifully at His Brindavanam at 6.30am. After this, Mangala Harathi was done and veda vinappam, prabhandha vinappam, was followed by Periya Satrumurai. Perumal and Acharya sambhavanais were done. Koil Maryadhas were offered to Srimath Mukkur Azhagiyasingar and the same were offered to Prakruthum Srimath Azhagiyasingar. For more photographs, please visit Thirumanjanam for Srimath Mukkur Azhagiyasingar
For more from Dasavathara Sannadhi today, kindly also visit:
- HH 46th Azhagiyasingar’s Chathurmasya Sankalpam–Day 48 & Srimath Mukkur Azhagiyasingar Thirunakshatra Mahotsavam
- Kalki Jayanthi at Dasavathara Sannadhi Srirangam
- Book Release: Ahnika Grantham Volume 2 at Srirangam Dasavathara Sannadhi
The following are some of the photographs and Video taken earlier in the evening today