Yesterday, Vijaya Thai Swathi Friday, 24.1.2014, there was dolai for Lakshmi Narayana and Lakshmi Nrisimha Perumal (utsavars) at Sri Dasavatharan Sannidhi, Srirangam. Sri Dasavatharan sannidhi houses the ten avatharams of Sriman Narayana as they were revealed to Tirumangaiazhwar. There are 10 kalasams on the gopuram of the sannidhi.The Sri Lakshmi Narayana Perumal we see here was worshipped by Tirumangai Azhwar. The swing was decorated well and the coloured bulbs lent brightness and beauty.
Devotees came with flowers and Aradhakar swami offered each bit to Perumal-Thayar and the swing was covered with fresh flowers of different hues. Sri Vishnu sahasranamam was chanted followed by devotional songs by devotees. The dolai started at about 5.00p.m.and was over by 7.00p.m.Perumal theertham, Sri Sathari, flowers and pulihore prasadam were distributed to those present. As Tirumozhi Tirunal is on the third day at Thayar sannidhi the usual crowds were missing at Dasavatharan sannidhi. Once Pagal-pathu and Irapathu are over for NamPerumal, Tirumozhi Tirunal started for Ranganayaki Thayar on 22.1.2014 and concludes on 26.1.2014. Tiruvazhmozhi Tirunal will be observed between 27.1.2014 and 31.1.2014.
The following are some of the photographs taken on the occasion…
Writeup and Photography by Vyjayanthi and Sundararajan