Swami Desikan Thirunakshatram Utsavam was celebrated in a grand manner at Sathyagalam yesterday, November 10, 2103, Sunday. The Thirunakshathram celebrations included Avabratha Thula Snanam at the Cauvery river at 9:30 in the morning. The Utsava Murthy of Sri Vedantha Desikar was taken in procession to the River accompanied by HH Sri Sri Abhinava Vaageesha Brahmatanthra Swatanthra Parakala Mutt Jeeyar, who took part in the holy snaanam and celebrations. Significantly, this year, the celebrations coincided with Muthal Azhwars thirunakshatram. For previous year’s utsavam coverage, please visit Swami Desikan Utsavam at Sathyagalam
For detailed utsavam pathrigai visit: Swami Desikan Utsavam at Sathyagalam Sri Varadharaja Perumal Temple
About the temple: The presiding lord of Sathyagalam temple is Sri Varadharajar perumal and his consort Peruyndevi thayar. When Srirangam was being attacked by Muslims, Swami Desikan moved along the Kaveri river and settled down at Sathyagalam for almost 12 years. Swami Desikan has written several books during his stay here.
How to reach : Sathyagalam is about 125 kms from Bangalore on Kollegal route. After reaching maddur on the Bangalore Mysore highway, take a left turn towards Kollegal when travelling from Bangalore. Buses towards Kollegal pass through Satyagalam. The temple is close to Sathyagalam Hand Post. Nearest Railway station: Maddur on Bangalore-Mysore route and Nearest Airport: Bangalore
Sannadhis : Sri Varadharaja Perumal Sannadhi
Sri Peruyndevi thayar sannadi
Swami Desikan Sannadhi
Specialty of the temple: Swami Desikar in this temple is found in Ninra Thirukolam (standing posture) as compared to other temples where he is in sitting posture. It is said that he was standing and curiously looking at Srirangam to check if everything is set right for him to return. Swami Desikar is standing on Kooramsanam that was formed naturally by granite for Swami’s daily anusthtanam.
Some of the photos taken yesterday can be viewed below
Courtesy: Sri Maniappan