The annual Purattasi Brahmotsavam at Sri Prasanna Venkatesa Perumal Brahmotsavam has commenced today (October 3, 2013; Vijaya Varusha Purattasi Pooram) and will continue for the next ten days. During the utsavam, the utsavar is taken around in procession on various vahanams in the evening. Thiru Ther utsavam (car festival) will be celebrated on the ninth day and the tenth day utsavam (theerthavari) always concludes with the Thirunakshatram of Swami Desikan. This year also the Utsavam will conclude on Purattasi Thiruvonam (October 13, 2013).
Astikas in and around the area may make it convenient to attend the utsavam and receive the blessings of Sri Prasanna Venkatesa Perumal and Alarmelmangai Thayar.
About the Temple:
Sri Prasanna Venkatesa Perumal was enshrined by Dehaleesa Perumal (Aayanar) of Tirukoilur, one of the 108 Divya Desams. Hence, the temple is referred to as “Abhimana Khestram”. This ancient temple rose to cultural and religious glory during 932 AD under the reign of Rashtrakuta King, Krishnan II. The Chola King Kulothunga established Chaturvedamangalam at Padur where the temple is situated.
The presiding deity (Moolavar) is Sri Prasanna Venkatesa Perumal and the Thayar is Alarmelmangai. By destroying the sorrows He showers happiness on His devotees. He bestows grace on people in the form of Lord Srinivasa of Tirumala and Lord Varadaraja of Kanchi. The other deities worshipped here are Navaneethakrishnan, Sudarsanaazhwar, Aanjaneyar, Andal, Nammazhwar, Thirumangaiazhwar, Ramanuja, Swamy Desikan, Aadivann Satagopa Yathindra Mahadesikan (the first Jeer of Sri Ahobila Math). There is also Veera Anjaneya Swamy, which was taken from the dilapidated Fort (not in existence now) of the King Kopperunsingan who ruled this area. The temple was reconstructed about 100 years ago. Since then, the poojas (i.e. nithya, paksha, maasa, ruthu and samvatsara poojas) as stipulated in `vaikanasa agama’ are performed regularly. The temple’s close links with the Ahobila Mutt can be gauged from the fact that the 36th Jeeyar, Sri Srinivasa Yatindra Mahadesikan’s brindavanam is situated there.
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