On May 18 2014, Vijaya varusha Vaikasi Pooradam; Vaikasi Brahmotsavam is taking place very grandly at Sri Varadaraja Perumal Kovil, Minjur, Chennai. In the morning Perumal Ezhundharulal to thiruther and Varadaraja Perumal thiruveedhi Purappadu took place in Magnificient manner in the streets of Minjur . Lot of astikas took part in the Ther Purappadu and had the blessings of Divydampatis.
Around 27kms North of Madras is the 400 year old Varadaraja Perumal koil in Minjur. The temple is also referred to as Vada Kanchi. Some culvert records, relating to the history of the temple, are said to be currently in Mysore. This place was once called Mouncharanyam as sacred grass grew here all over the place. In course of time, Mouncharanyam became Minjur.
Vaikasi Brahmotsavam is special here. During Garuda Sevai, Thousands of devotees visit this temple. All Utsavams are celebrated here similar to Kanchi Varadaraja Perumal temple. It is said that devotees visit Kanchi early in the morning and follow it up by visiting the Minjur Varadaraja Perumal koil. This is the only Vishnu temple in this region with a chariot.
These are some of the photos taken during the occasion..
Photography : Sri Suresh Govindarajan