Aani Thirumanjanam or Jyeshtabhishekam was celebrated well for Sri Devanatha Perumal at Chettipunniyam temple, near Maraimalai nagar in Chennai. Thirumanjanam and special alankaram took place for Sri Devanatha Perumal, Thayar and Sri Yoga Hayagrivar. Bhaktas were mesmerised by the beauty of the Lord!
The temple was originally popularly known as Sri Varadaraja Swamy temple. In 1848, the archa murthies of Yoga Hayagreevar and Devanathaswamy were brought here from Thiruvahindrapuram near Cuddalore to protect them from alien invasion. So the temple is referred to with all three names of the archa murthies here. The Moolavar is Varadarajaswamy, Utsavar is Devanathaswamy and Sri Yoga Hayagreevar is the main perumal here.
Some of the photos taken during the utsavam can be viewed below…
Photography by Sri Prakash Bhattar