The Vijaya Varusha Navarathri Utsavam for Sri Devanathan Perumal and Sri Hemambhujavalli Thayar commenced on October 5th, 2013. During this utsavam there is special alankaram for Sri Devanathan Perumal and Sri Hemambhujavalli Thayar. Today (October 7, 2013), Day 3 of the utsavam was celebrated in a grand manner.
This year, the Navarathri Utsavam is taking place simultaneously with Swami Desikan Purattasi Brahmotsavam which commenced October 4, 2013. This is special as whenever the two utsavams come together in a year, Swami Desikan gets a special Magalasasana Mariyaadhai (Maalai worn by Sri Devanatha Swamy and His Sri Sataari Mariyaadhai) during Sri Devanatha Swamy’s stay at Sri Thayar Sannidhi for Navarathri Utsavam in the evening. This year Navarathri utsavam started on Day 2 of Swamy Desikan Brahmotsavam. Hence this special treat for Swamy Desikan till Purattasi Sravanam i.e. Thirunakshathram day.
The following are some of the photographs taken during the Navarathri Utsavam so far (Days 1-3)…
Photo Courtesy: Sri Echampadi Vakulabharanan, Sri Murari Srinivasan and Sri Vainadeyan