Today September 17, 2013; Vijaya Varusha Aavani Avittam, is Day 58 of HH 46th Srimath Azhagiyasingar, Srivan Sathakopa Sri Ranganatha Yathindra Maha Desikan’s Chathurmasya sankalpam.
Being Sravana Trayodasi, Abhigamanam and Ijya Aradhanam was done in the morning itself. After Thaligai offering, Padhuka aradhanam was done by Srimath Azhagiyasingar. This was followed by Theertham and Srisathari. This was followed by Padhuka theertham which HH gives to each devotee seated on the Swarna Simhasanam. Devotees queue up place their offerings (kannikai), accept theertham, take it to the side and partake it (devotees are advised not to partake theertham as soon as they receive it as there is a chance of theertham splashing on HH). There was a sizeable crowd for paranai which followed immediately. Several Shishyas broke the Ekadasi and Sravana Dwadasi fast today after two days. As mentioned earlier, this Sravana Dwadasi fasting is done only once a year. Paranai was completed by around 11 am.
The following are some of the photographs and video taken earlier today…
Courtesy: Vyjayanthi and Sundararajan