On 11 February 2014, Vijaya Varusham Thai Thiruvadhirai; is the thirunakshatram of 38th jeeyar (Srivan SaTAkopa Sri Srinivasa Satakopa Yatheendra MahA DEsikan) of Ahobila Mutt. The Thirunakshatra Mahotsavam was celebrated in grand manner at Pancha Brindavanam, Narasimhapuram, HH 38th Jeeyar did Mangalasasanam at Lakshmi Nrisimha Temple in Narasimhapuram,ThiruAdhanoor and Pullamboodhangudi. Lot of Sishyas took part in the thirunakshatra Mahotsavam and had blessings of Acharya and Perumal
Write up about 38th Pattam Srimad Azhagiyasingar
This Great Azagiasingar was born in Thiruvadarai (Arudhra) Nakshatram, Thai Maasam, Siddharthi varusham (1860) at Thirukudanthai. Swami was known as Thirukudanthai Elanagar Gadhadarpuram Srivathsangam Vidhvan Sri U.Ve Chakravarthi Venkatacharya. He was an expert in Tarka Saastram. This Azagiasingar did Kalakshepam under the Pillaipakkam Azhagiasingar and had his full blessings. One among the group who had earlier persuaded Pillaipakkam Swami to accept the Peetam was Gadadharapuram Chakravarthi Venkatacharya, a very learned person who hailed from the Gadadharapuram family that had given five Azhagiyasingars earlier. Later, it was his bhAgyam to sit on the throne of SrI Matam. This Swami had done his best for the upliftment of the Mutt during his PoorvAsramam as a gruhasthar. He was respected by one and all.
However since the 37th Jeeyar had left without nominating anyone and as five and a half years had elapsed, the sishyas made an appeal to the Government to restore the Mutt to its pivotal position. That time many great scholars wanted to come to the take charge of the great Mutt; they were Sri Mushnam Swami, Kudaivasal Swami, Thirukallam Swami and others. The then British Governor ordered preparation of electoral rolls of the Mutt’s disciples-and when the votes were cast, the majority favored the Gadadharapuram Swami, who respecting the sentiments of the sishyAs, became the 38th Jeeyar of Ahobila Mutt. Then our Swami took Sanyasam on Viswavasu varsham, Aadi Masam, Uttiradam, Poornimai(1905) at Nrusimhapuram.
“The History of the Ahobila Mutt” (Venkatesa Ayyar) records thus: “Gadadharapuram family has come to the assistance of the Mutt in critical times.” This 38th Jeeyar’s (Srivan SaTAkopa Sri Srinivasa Satakopa Yatheendra MahA DEsikan) knowledge of men and matters was so great that by wise choice of management, the property of the Mutt was cleverly administered and made to yield a good income. The Mutt rose once again to become the centre of influence and revered seat of learning. For his reign of just four years, this Jeeyar can be said to have achieved remarkable results. A northern devotee by name Balamukundachariyar became his disciple and with his influence, Utthara Ahobila Mutt was established at Pushkaram. He also renovated a number of Mutt buildings and Brindhavanams and was laid to rest at Narasimhapuram adjacent to the Brindhavan of the 37th Jeeyar. The 40th Jeeyar installed an image of the 38th Jeeyar out of his reverence for him in his Brindhavan at Narasimhapuram.
writeup Courtesy : Sri Sridhar Lakshminarasimhan & Sri Oppiliappan Koil Sri Varadachari Sathakopan
These are some of the photos taken during the utsavam
Photo Courtesy: Kannan VR