The area around Theppakulam was festive with the smell of jackfruits permeating and vendors selling balloons ,ice-cream etc. After Puja at the mandapam and Theertham and SriSathari viniyogam at about 7.40p.m. NamPerumal adorned killi malai (a garland of parrots) and came in purappadu with Nachimars to the Theppam.Before NamPerumal’s entering all the puja samagri were kept ready , punyavachanam was done. Jeer Swami was waiting inside along with Bhattar swamis dressed with silk headgear for the Float.NamPerumal’s Ashva vahanam that is the golden horse was inside. Several men holding huge bamboos took their positions to push the Float. After making three rounds the Theppam was over. NamPerumal and Nachimars were brought to Mai Mandapam and left in Purappadu past 10.00p.m. It was 11.30 by the time they reached Moolasthanam. The Kaingaryaparaals are the major key players in arranging and conducting each and every utsavam. Here in this theppam we can see lot of Youngsters doing perumal Kaingaryam.
For Part 1 Theppam: Srirangam Kovil Masi Theppotsavam Day 8- Theppam (Part-1)
For Purappadu photos from Kovil Ashtanam to Theppakula Ashtana Mandapam :
- Srirangam Kovil Masi Theppotsavam Day 8 Thiruppaliyoda Purappadu-Part 1
- Srirangam Kovil Masi Theppotsavam Day 8 Thiruppaliyoda Purappadu-Part 2
These are some of the Photos taken during Theppam…
Writeup And Photography : Vyjayanthi and Sundararajan