Vijaya Masi Punarpoosam, March 11th, 2014 SriRangam celebrated Theppa Tirunal. At 4.15 p.m.Nam Perumal left Moolasthanam with Ubhaya Nachimars. The Purappadu came via South and East Chitra Veedhi and took a left turn to proceed to Theppakulam situated on Melur Road. As we waited at the corner of East Chitra Veedhi the elephant Andal was spotted at about 5.00p,m. With ears swinging on both sides it made everyone alert ,then the two umbrellas were spotted and then the golden Prabhai with NamPerumal and two Nachimars. As the procession moved closer the visibilty grew better. Dandavath pranams were offered by bhakthas and everyone gasped on seeing the beauty of sakshath Manmatha Manmathan in Pandian kondai, Vimana padhakam and other accessories. The Nachimars had side kondai like Andal and jada alankaram on the long braid.They wore check silk pavadais. The Trio stopped on the way to accept ubhayams offered by devotees and reached Theppakula Asthana Mandapam by 5.30p.m.
These are some of the photos taken during Purappadu from Ashtanam to Theppakula Asthana Mandapam.
Writeup And Photography : Vyjayanthi and Sundararajan