On, January 6, 2015; Jaya Varusha Margazhi Punarpoosam , Day 6 of the Irapathu Utsavam of Thiruadhyayana Utsavam celebrated in a very grand manner at Sri Ranganathawami Divya Desam, Srirangam. Sri Namperumal Started his purappadu from moolasthanam around 11.00 a.m and Paramapada Vaasal gates opened around 12.00 noon. Sri Namperumal reaches Thirumamani asthana mandapam (Thousand Pillar Mandapam) around 2.00 p.m. Later All azhwar acharyas purappadu to 1000 pillar mandapam and asthanam.
At about 3 pm, shisyas and abhimanis of Sri Ahobila Muth gathered at Uthira Veedhi Sri Ahobila Muth to receive temple sevakas. Four baskets containing rice with a pumpkin in the middle was kept ready infront of the deities housed in Sri Ahobila Muth. The temple authorities arrived at 3:30 pm and important members were accorded maryadhai and SriSathari inside the sanctum. Then swamis from the temple gave chandanam to all the swamis and temple workers. This was followed by vethilai-paku and coconut distribution. It is a practise to take Perumals offerings on the back of the temple elephant. But Andal, the temple elephant, is at Mudumulai sanctuary with other temple elephants for rejunevation. So this year, Sri Ahobila Muth Aradhakar and Mudrakartha carried the bahumanams to be offered on his head and accompanied by vadyam, chamarams, two umbrellas and followed by Sri Vaishnavas entered Ranga Ranga gopuram took a right turn towards Udayar sannidhi and taking a left turn entered thousand pillared mandapam where Perumal was offered vastram, flowers and garlands. Aradhkar swami and three others were given parivattam and sathari maryadhai. All the shisyas following were given Theertham Sri Sathari.
Namperumal’s prasadam was sent to Sri Ahobila Muth and distributed to the devotees. Then at night at about 9 pm, Ranganatha prasadam came to Sri Ahobila Muth. The temple Bhattar came and offered the prasadams to Sri Lakshmi Nrisimhan and Adivan Sathakopan. He was given due temple honours. Dosai-vadai, selvar appam and rice were distributed. Meanwhile, Arayar Sevai took place from 5.oo t0 7.00 p.m with Abhinayam & Vyakhyanam followed by Thiruppavadai goshti. Finally Sri Namperumal returns with hearing Veenai ekandha sevai at ul prakaram and reached asthanam around 10.30 p.m. Lots of astikas took part in the day 6 of Irappathu Utsavam and had the blessings of Azhwar Acharyas and Sri Namperumal.
The following are some of the photographs taken during Procession to Thirumamani Mandapam and Mariyathai from Sri Namperumal..