Swami Desikan’s 746th Thirunakshatra Mahotsavam will be celebrated grandly at Ul Swami Desikan Sannidhi in Srirangam Ranganatha Swamy koil. The Mahotsavam celebrations starts on the 7th of October and concludes on the 17th of October 2013. Swami Desikan Sannidhi is located opposite to Sri Ranganachiyar Sannidhi inside the Srirangam Temple. Everyday there will be Prabhanda and Veda Parayanam. On the 12th of October, special Thirumanjanam will be performed to Sri Hayagreevar and Swami Desikan.
On the Thirunakshatram day (13th of October 2013) there will be special purappadu and Sattrumurai.
Last week, on September 22nd, 2013, Vijya Varusha Puratasi Ashwini, HH 46th Srimath Azhagiyasingar, Srivan Sathakopa Sri Ranganatha Yathindra Maha Desikan did samarpanam of Rathna Hastha Mudhrai Kavacham (Vyakhya Mudhrai) at Ul Swami Desikan Sannidhi in Srirangam, photos of which can be viewed here: Rathna Hastha Kavacha Samarpanam by HH Srimath Azhagiyasingar at Srirangam Ul Swami Desikan Sannidhi
Swami Desikan was conferred the title of Sarva Tantra Swatantra (master of all arts, one with the capacity for independent thinking and originality in any field), by Ranganayaki thayar Herself, and Swami was adorned with the title Vedantachariar by the Lord of Srirangam Sri Ranganatha. Swami Desikan has contributed immensely to the Sri Vaishanva Sampradayam. Swami Desikan has done enormous kainkaryam to Sri Ranganatha and Sri Ranganayaki Thayar including His works of Sri Ranganatha Paduka Sahasram and Sri Abhithi Stavam.
Astikaas are requested to be present in large numbers for the Mahotsavam and receive the blessings of Swami Desikan, Sri Ranganayaki Thayar and Lord Ranganatha.
Detailed Utsavam schedule can be read below