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
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