Today October 4, 2013, Vijaya Varusha Purattasi 18am naal (Uthiram), Navarathri Utsavam commenced at Sri Devaperumal Sannidhi, Kanchipuram. The utsavam began on a Friday coincidentally. There was Erettai purappadu and Onjal Sevai for Sri Perudevi Thayar and Sri Devaperumal along with Ubhaya Nachiyars in the evening.
During the Onjal Sevai, Thoopul Swami Desikan, having purappadu in Chapparam, passed through Kanchi Gopuram and had kataksham of Thayar and Perumal. This purappadu for Swami Desikan is part of the Purattasi Thiruvona Nakshatra Varashika Mahotsavam at Thoopul which also commenced today. For related photographs, please visit Thoopul Swami Desikan Thirunakshatra Mahotavam: Day 1 (Chapparam)
The following are some of the photographs taken during the evening Purappadu and Onjal Sevai..