On, December 6, 2014; Jaya Varusha Karthikai Rohini; Thirupaan Azhwar Thirunakshatra Utsavam and Thirukarthikai Ursam was celebrated grandly at Sri Devarajaswami Temple, Kanchipuram. On this occasion, in the evening around 5.30 p.m, The Deepam was lit at Sri Desikan Sannadhi and taken to Sri Devaperumal sannadhi at Hillock (thirumalai ) . Around 6.30 p.m Sri Devaperumal Thiruvaradhanam, dheeparadhanai and Nivedhanam take place at Kannadi arai. At 7.00 p.m Sri Deva Perumal with Ubhaya Nachiyars goes for Maada veedhi Purappadu from kannadi arai. Then Perumal return backs to temple and stops ( Asthanam) at Thirumuttaveli Nangu Kal Mandapam.
Around 9.00 p.m, Sri Devaperumal starts his Purappadu via Sri Azhwar Prakaram to Sri Udayavar Sannadhi and asthanam.There Grand goshti followed by Darshana thamboolam and Mariyathai for Sri Thirupaan Azhwar.Later Thiruvaradhanam is performed for Perumal and Thayar. Again Mariyathai given for Thirupaan Azhwar followed by grand Satrumurai with Sri Satari and Theertha Prasadam for Goshti. Around 10.00 p.m Sri Devaperumal, Sri Thirupaan Azhwar starts back their purappadu towards moolasthanam . Sri Devaperumal goes back to thirumalai. Sri Thirupaan Azhwar last Maryathai in the 10th step( 10padi) of thirumalai , Sri Perumal Sannadhikku Ezhundarulal and Thirupaan Azhwar goes back to Azhwar sannadhi. At 10.30 p.m Pattolai was read ( vasithal) at thirumalai.
The following are some of the photos taken during the occasion…
Photography : Sri Elangadu Ranganathan Chakravarthy