Jaya Varusha Pancha Samskara Utsavam at Madurantakam – The Day Swami Ramanuja Had His Samasrayanam


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Yesterday, Saturday, 30th August 2013; Jaya Varusha Avani Chittrai, marks the Pancha Samskara Utsavam at Madurantakam Ramar Temple – Vaghularanya Shethram, near Chennai.

In the month of Avani, on the Sukla Panchami day, Peria Nambigal did Samasrayanam or Pancha Samskaram to Swami Ramanuja.

The festival is celebrated every year as the Pancha Samskara Utsavam at Madurantakam. This is the only place where Sri Ramanujar can be seen as a Grihastha (family man). Bakthas can see for themselves the Mandapam (which is within the precinct of the temple madil suvar) where the Pancha Samskaram was performed at this temple.

The day began with …

  • 1.Vishwaroopam at  7 am
  • 2.Theerthavari at 8:30 am
  • 3.Mangalasasanam at 10: am
  • 4.Panchasamskara utsavam at 12 noon
  • 5.Goshti Vinyogam at:30
  • 6.Sribhasya Bagavadvishya Vidvat sadas at 3:30 pm
  • 7.Pushpapallakku Purappadu at 6:30 pm
Sri-Easandan Sri-Bashya Bhagavath-Vishaya Vidwath Sadas happening for the 4th consecutive year on this day is being initiated and co-ordinated by Sri U.Ve. Villur Nadadoor Sri Bhashya-simhasanam Sastrasahitee-vallabha Karunakaracharya Swamy. Photos of the Sadas can be viewed from: Sri Esandan Sribashya Baghavathvishaya Vidwath Sadas At Madurantakam

SamAshrayanam means ‘to approach (AchAryA) with all sincerity’. In a nut shell, during ‘SamAshrayanam’, the AchAryA initiates a person, irrespective of caste, creed or sex, as his sishyA. It is a commitment from the disciple that he or she will live as per the wishes of the AchAryA. Thus the person gets the link to the Sri Vaishnava paramparA. During SamAshrayanam, Pancha SamskAram (five Purifications) is performed and he/she becomes a “Sri VaishnavA”.

This is an wonder eye-opening article written article about Pancha Samskaram: Pancha Samskara / Samasrayanam – A Dialogue

Some of the Videos and Photos taken from the utsavam yesterdat can be viewed below (More videos to be updated later today)
Thirumanjanam for Sri periya Nambigal and Swami Ramanuja, followed by Theethavari & Mangalaasasnam:
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Sri Periya Nambi and Swami Ramanuja on the way to ManglAsasnam to Perumal
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Sri Periya Nambi’s Aradhana Moorthy (Kalinganarthana Krishnan along with Shankam and Chakram) on the way to Samasrayana Mantapam and Swami Ramanuja ungergoing Samasrayanam
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  1. Very wonderful event, beautifully captured. Thanks for sharing. If I remember correctly, previously, the theerthavari used to happen in madhranthakam eri, don’t know why they got it as thotti thirumanjanam this year.
    Wasn’t Sri Periya nambigal’s aaradhana moorthy navaneethan nardhana Krishnan?



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