Yesterday, 10 March 2014, was the seventh day of Tirupaliyodai Tirunal at SriRangam temple. At 6.45 p.m. after Choornabhishekam NamPerumal came to Tirukottaram, the temple granary which is situated adjacent to Kamalavalli Thayar sannidhi.The seventh day of every utsavam is dedicated to stock -taking. Paddy is measured in the granary after NamPerumal accompanied by Ubhaya Nachimars stands infront of the granary to witness the process.
Once Nel alavu was over NamPerumal who was dressed in a blue silk covered from head to feet with precious gems and jewellery and Ubhayanachimars in white silk with green zari border started on their sojourn. The procession moved slowly on the four Utthira Veedhis. Devotees who could hardly glace at His Tirumukhamandalam last evening enjoyed Him and the Ubhaya Nachimars as they strolled with abandon in a relaxed manner. Tommorow is the Big Day and NamPerumal will leave Moolasthanam at 4.15p.m. via Chitra Veedhi to reach Theppakulam asthana mandapam by 5.30p.m. Theppotsavam will take place between 7.30 and 9.00 p.m.
For Photos of Nel Alavu Purappadu in Thiruchivikai : Srirangam Kovil Masi Theppotsavam Day 7- Nel Alavu Kandarulal