Srimath Adivan Sathakopan Thirunakshatra Utsavam At Srirangam – Day 2

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Today, October 5th 2013; Vijaya Purattasi Hastham, was Day 2 of Srimath Adivan Sathakopa Yathindra Mahadesikan’s 634th Thirunakshatram celebrations at Sri Ahobila Muth Srirangam.

Parayanam of  Thirumangai Azhwar’s Periya Tirumozhi was done. This great divine poem consisting of 1084 verses, depict the archavatharams of Divya Desams. The parayanam began at 3 pm and Satrumurai was over by 5.30pm. The ubhayakartas were duly honoured and the devotees were blessed with Theertham,  Sri Shatari and prasada viniyogam (Sundal and venpongal made with rice rava). Srimath Adivan Sathakopa Mahadesikan in beautiful alankaram was on a swing and was offered serial, ghata Harathi and other upacharams. Adivan Sathakopa Mahadesikan took avatharam in Siddharthi Varusham, Purratasi masam under the the Shreshta nakshatram – Jyestam. Since His son was born due to the grace of Lord Srinivasa, Kesavacharya named him Srinivasa.  Annaprasanam, Choulam, upanayanam were done at the right age. Vedams, Divyaprabhandham, kavyam, natyam, vyakaranam were taught by swami’s father. Swami was then sent to Kanchipuram to study Vedantha Sastram from Ghatikachala ammal the grandson of Nadadurammal. Swami did kalakshepam of Sri Bashyam, Githa Bashyam, Bhaghavadh Vishayam and Srimadh Rahasyatrayasaram at the feet of Gatikachalammal. One night swami had a dream in which Ahobila Nrisimha beckoned Srinivasachariar to come to Sri Ahobilam. Taking permission from his guru Swami proceeded to Sri Ahobilam. Twenty year old Srinivasacharya was given the prekshamantram by Sri Nrisimha who came in the form of a sanyasi and gave the ochre robes and the tirunamam “Shatakopa Jeer.”  How Sathakopa jeer swami served Srivaishnavam will be seen in the forthcoming postings.

Meanwhile, being Hastham, Thirumanjanam was done at the Brindavanam of HH 44th Srimath Azhagiyasingar, Srivan Sathakopa SriVedantha Yathindra Mahadesikan at Srirangam. This was the monthly Hastham Thirumanjanam and those present were blessed with Padukas and Thirumanjanam Theertham. The Brindavanam of HH 45th Srimath Azhagiyasingar SriLakshmiNrisimhaPadhukaSevaka Srivan Sathakopa SriNarayana Yathindra Mahadesikan is progressing steadily.

The following are some of the photographs taken earlier today…

Srimath Adivan Sathakopan Thirunakshatra Utsavam Day 2

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Brindavanam of HH 45th Srimath Azhagiyasingar

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Thirumanjanam for HH 44th Srimath Azhagiyasingar

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Courtesy: Vyjayanthi and Sundararajan

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