On 21 April,2014, Jaya Chitrai Pooradam; was Day-3 of Chitrai Ther Tirunal at SriRangam. NamPerumal was in Sowcar Asthana mandapam for the day and devotees had the fortune of having darshan of NamPerumal at close quarters to their satisfaction. Perumal Theertham and SriSathari was obtained and archana could be done . Then at 6.30p.m. NamPerumal mounted on the Yali vahanam for purappadu. The Yali is an animal which is said to belong to the world of gods. It is a juxtaposition of a lion and an elephant and a serpent and is said to be stronger than an elephant or a lion.This was NamPerumal’s vehicle which He rode from Sowcar mandapam on the banks of Kollidam which took a left turn on North Chitra Street and then right on East Chitra Street and a right turn on South Chitra Street before entering Ranga Ranga gopuram where Tiruvehndi kaapu took place after which the procession moved to vahana mandapam.NamPerumal reached “kanadi Arai” by 9.00p.m.
Writeup : Vyjayanthi Rajan