Jaya Karthigai Krithikkai (5.12.2014), being the Tirunakshatram of TirumangaiAzhwar grand celebrations took place at SriDasavatharan Sannidhi. The day began with Veedhi Purappadu from Sri Dasavatharan Sannidhi and proceeded via Chitra Veedhi making a detour to Uthira Veedhi to visit SriAhobila Muth on East Uthira Veedhi where Mangalasasanams were done followed by Theertham/SriSathari and kesari prasada distribution. The procession ‘s next stop was at Tirukuralappan sannidhi where Perumal Theertham, SriSathari and Kesari viniyogam took place. Next stop was at Sri Poundarikapuram ashram where Rayapuram Srimadh Andavan Sri Raghuveera Mahadesikan did Mangalasasnams. Sugar candy was offered to Kaliyan and distributed to devotees. Devotees on the way made their offerings and pranams delighted to see Tirumangaiazhwar stopping at their doorstep and crossing their houses. After reaching Dasavathara sannidhi Azhwar was taken to the bye-lanes to bless the residents before returing to asthanam.
Then Periya satrumurai, Perumal maryadhai took place followed by Perumal Theertham, Sri Sathari and prasada viniyogam(Mysore pak and Pulihore). It was almost noon by the time the mahotsavam came to a conclusion .Let us remember Ramanuja’s eulogy:
Long live Parakalan! Long live the remover of kali dosham !
Long live the treasure of Kurayaloor !
Long live the One who threatened Perumal with his sword to obtain Tirumanthiram!
Long live Tirumangai Mannan and his trident(vel) !
The following are some of the photos taken during the occasion…
Writeup by : Smt Vyjayanthi Sundararajan