Yesterday, 13 February,2014,Vijaya Varusham Masi Pushyam,is Day10 of Bhoopathi Tirunal known as Sapthavarnam. On this day NamPerumal comes on Tholukineyan in Purappadu to the accompaniment of a single drum. Vadhyam accompanimemts are absent as per the wish of NamPerumal who listens in rapt attention to Ramanuja Nutranthathi. Known as Prappana Gayatri this creation of Tiruvarangathamudhanar is in praise of Ramanujacharaya and is a veritable masterpiece. At 6.00 p.m. NamPerumal left Santhanu mandapam and emerged out in beautiful purple silk with yellow border wearing a crown of pearls and ornaments of beauty. Since He was on eye level devotees drank in His Beauty but could not have enough.
At Ranga Ranga Gopuram the recital of Ramanuja Nutranthathi started and the procession moved quicker than usual. Once the Uthira Veedhi round was over NamPerumal went to SriRanganachiar sannidhi for Tiruvehndikaapu. From Thayar sannidhi NamPerumal reached Udayavar Sannidhi where raw coconut water offering was accepted by Him. Udayavar is brought outside the sannidhi to receive NamPerumal carried by aradhakar swamis . After this NamPerumal returms to Garbhagriham stopping a while near the dwajasthambham where Theertha viniyogam happens. Then Dwajavarohanam,takes place, that is the Garuda flag is brought down ,the raksha bandhanam visarjanam is done and archakar maryadhai is done. Tomorrow NamPerumal’s Aalum pallaku will leave vahana mandapam at 8.00p.m.
Writeup and Photography : Vyjayanthi and Sundararajan