During the auspicious Thula masam (or Tamil Aippasi month – October 18 to November 15, 2013), everyday, Sri Ranganatha Swamy at Srirangam Divya Desam gets water in golden kudam from Kaveri. During the other months, water is fetched in silver kudam from Kollidam. This month Perumal’s Vishvaroopam starts at 6.45 am. Periya Perumal was in Yennai-kaapu for 45 days until Deepavali (yesterday, November 2, 2013).
During this month, people try to make it for Kaveri snanam from the point She starts at Talai Kaveri and at every place She purifies. She is said to be more holy than Ganga and the Pancha Ranga kshetrams are on her banks. Devotees flock to Srirangam to have Tula Snanam at Amma Mandapam and offer Vethilai pakku to sumangalis.
On Deepavali Thirunaal, Namperumal’s purappadu from moolasthanam to Santhanu Mandapam took place at 10-10:30 am. Thereafter, Thirumanjanam took place at this mandapam from 11 am to 1:30 pm. Sevarthis had darsanam of Namperumal in Jali Alankaram from 4:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Namperumal purappadu from Mandapam will take place to return to moolasthanam after Azhwar Acharyarkku Mariyadai. Several devotees participated in this utsavam and had the blessings of Thayar, Perumal and Azhwar Acharyas.
The following are some of the photographs taken while Kaveri theertham was being taken in Thanga Kudam from Amma Mandapam for Sri Ranganatha Swamy and Sri Namperumal…
Courtesy: Sri Raghavasimhan, Sri Amudham Kainkarya Sabha