On December 5, 2013; Vijaya Varusha Karthigai Pooradam, the Thirunakshatram of HH 43rd Srimath Azhagiyasingar, SriVan Sathakopa Sri VeeraRaghava Yathindra Mahadesikan (Devanarvillagam Srimath Azhagiyasingar) was celebrated well at Srirangam. During morning aradhanam at Srirangam Dasavatharan Sannidhi, Swami’s thaniyan was chanted and devotees received SriPadhatheertham apart from the usual Perumal theertham. After Sri Sathari viniyogam, devotees had the Padhukas of HH blessing their heads. Aradhakar Swami performed Padhuka aradhana to the padhukas which were actually adorned by HH.
Meanwhile, anusandhanam of Swami Desika’s Tamil Prabhandhams had commenced at Utthira Veedhi Sri Ahobila Muth. Satrumurai took place there at about 10.15 am. and was followed by Perumal theertham, Sri Sathari, Sripadha theertham and prasadaviniyogam (kesari and pulihore).
On the Thirunakshatram of this mahaan let us contemplate on HH and the upakarams done by Srimath Azhagiyasingar to Sri Vaishnava sampradaya. Born with a silver spoon in the mouth was what would fit HH. Swami took avatharam at Devanarvillagam in Plava varusham Karthigai Pooradam (1901) as Parthipatti LakshmiNrisimachariar. Swami ascended to aasthanam in Vikruthi Thai (February 9, 1951). Swami attained Paramapadaprapthi at Naimisharanyam in Hemalamba Karthikkai Thritheeyai day (November 24, 1957). Brindavanam is at Sri Naimisharanyam. In Delhi, Devakkotai Brihaspathi Sri Sundararajan Swami and Brihaspathi Janardanan Swami used to conduct a ten day celebrations of HH’s tirunakshtram with upanyasams by eminent vidvans of Sri Ahobila Mutt and a Mahasudarshana Homam in which Sri Vaishnavas from Delhi and its surroundings used to participate. Even for those of us who have not lived during the time of HH, hearing about him from devotees and the numerous kainkaryams done by HH purify us and the least one can do for Srimath Azhagiyasingar is to recall and remember.
The following are some of the photographs taken earlier today…
Courtesy: Vyjayanthi and Sundararajan