Today, December 11, 2013; Vijaya Varusha Karthigai Uthirattadhi, is the 87th Thirunakshatram of 45th Srimath Azhagiyasingar, Sri Lakshmi Nrisimha Divya Padhuka Sevaka SriVan Sathakopa Sri Narayana Yathindra Mahadesikan, known as Villivallam Azhagiyasingar, won the hearts of shishyas all around the globe. Such was His charisma that right from a three year old to people in their eightis and nineties looked upon HH as mother, father, guru and friend. Last year, HH participated in the celebrations at Selayur, prior to that there were grand celebrations at Srirangam. Inspite of His frail health and condition, HH sportingly took part in the utsavam with a smile showering mantrakshatai on all.
This year the Vaikuntavasis and our 44 Srimath Azhagiyasingars will be part of the celebrations along with the Nityasuris and Mukthatmas. We in Srirangam had the fortune of participating in the Thirunakshatram celebrations at Sri Dasavathara Sannidhi and Sri Ahobila Mutt at Uthira Veedhi. At the upcoming Brindavanam, devotees lit lamps and offered flowers and dandavat pranams. After Satrumurai, we got Perumal Theertham, SriSathari, Sripadhatheertham and Padhukas blessing our heads. Prasadam was Kesari and Dadhiannam. This was over by 8.45 am.
Meanwhile, Veda and Desika Prabhandham parayanam started at Uthira Veedhi Sri Ahobila Mutt at 8 am. By the time Perumal, Acharya Sambhavanai, Satrumurai was over it was past 10 am. Perumal Theertham, SriSathari, Sripadhatheertham and Prasadha viniyogam (Ashoka halwa and Pulihore) were given to the big congregation yatha kramam.
The following are some of the photographs taken earlier today…
Sri Ahobila Mutt, Uthira Veedhi
Courtesy: Vyjayanthi and Sundararajan