On, 25 March 2015, Jaya Varusha Panguni Rohini; is thirunakshatram of Periya Perumal and also for Srimad Paravakottai Andavan , Sri Gopaladesika Mahadesikan poorvacharya of Srirangam Poundarikapuram Andavan Ashramam. With the divine grace of Srimad Rayapuram Andavan, Sri Raghuveera Mahadesikan, Thirunakshatra mahotsavam took place well at Srimad Andavan Poundarikapuram Swami Ashramam, Srirangam. On this occasion, in the morning Veda, Prabhanda Parayanam took place at ashramam.In the ashram a grand goshti with Satrumurai took place in very magnificient Manner, . In the evening around 6.00 P.M Srimad Paravakottai Andavan Thiruveedhi Purappadu took place in Utthira street reached Srimad Andavan Poundarikapuram Swami Ashramam Desikan Sannadhi. Lot of Sishyas and Abhimanies took part in the Thirunakshatra Mahotsavam and had Sripada theertham and blessings of poorvacharyas.
Here is the Small writeup by Sri Madhavakkannan Swami.
Today is Rohini- panguni Rohini. AsmadhAchAryan His Holiness Srimad ParavakkOttai Andavan Sri Gopaladesika Mahadesikan Thirunakshathram .
It is adiyen’s desire to post an article written by Srimad PaRavaakkOttai Andavan Sri Gopaladesika mahadesikan on Rohini’s Greatness.
Today is RohiNi Thirunakshathram. Emperumaan KaNNan’s birth star. KaNNan was born in the month of AvaNi, krushNa paksham, ashtami thithi combined with RohiNi star. This day is celebrated as “Sri Jayanthi”. Sri Jayanthi always means KaNNan’s Thirunakshathram. Janma nakshathrams of Sri Nrusmihan, Sri Vamanan are addressed as Sri Nrusimha Jayanthi, Sri Vamana Jayanthi respectively. KrishNan means: One who attracts bhakthAs towards Him. Sankarar (the one who calls Bhagawaan as “nirguNan”) says:
kandharpakOdi subhagam vaanchithaphaLatham dhayaarNavam krishNam thayakthvaa
kam anyavishayam nEthrayugam dhrashtum uthsahathE..
KaNNan is so handsome and beautiful as the sum total of crores (millions) of manmathans (cupid). He grants all that we desire for. He is the most
merciful; Which other God my would my eyes desire to see and enjoy? (None..) = Thus Sankara melts at Kannan’s beauty.
Leelasukhar – a staunch Saivite. Listen to what he says:
“I am a saivite. There is no doubt about that. Everyday, morning and evening, I meditate and perform siva Panchakkshara japam. While uttering
japam, shouldn’t I not concentrate on the manthra devatha alone and meditate? That does not happen. My mind always thinks of that Blue hued,
impishly smiling faced, and cowherd Boy KaNNan alone. Japam- panchaaksharam. Thinking on KaNNan. – What is that you are doing?- that KaNNan asks me naughtily and mischievously.
MadhusUdhana Saraswathi- who said, “Brahmam sathyam; All others are false. There are no qualities, attributes for Bhagawaan. There is no form for
Bhagawaan. He had also written “advaita siddhi”. Listen to what he says:
“Let those yogis cultivate their minds on formless, attribute less, jYothi and meditate.. I do not wish to see with my eyes what they long to see. I would like to see with my eyes, and enjoy in my mind – that indescribable beauty, that Blue hued jyOthi KaNNan who ran hither and thither on the banks of Yamuna River. “
Kulasekara AzhwArs ays: “I see an unparalleled jyOthi in my heart. Its name is KaNNan. That medicine can alleviate any disease. It is also the tastiest nectar. Not only does it remove the disease of what we undergo in day-to-day life. It also dispels the karmic disease of further births and deaths and can grant the Ultimate Bliss.
This KaNNan’s archaavataar is here most gracefully showing Himself at Mannargudi Sri Rajagopala PerumAL. During BrahmOthsavam, (18 days), He shows His leelAs in his archa vigraham, with the excellent most brilliant alankaarams being done by priests (bhattars)
In AsthAnam, the way he has the cloth tied around His Head (muNdAsu), a cane in his Hand, showing the Lotus Feet for Bhagawathas to get saved, wearing a smiling face, along with the Cow and the calf.- it can never ever leave our eyes and mind. For that PerumAn, on Panguni Rohini is ThirutthEr- Chariot festival.
ThiruppANAzhwAr (born in the star of RohiNi) lost himself in the exquisite Beauty of Lord Ranganathan, and burst out with Pasurams singing the beauty of the Lord from toe to Head. He finally said “the eyes that have seen my Arangan will not see anything else” and united with the Lord then and there.
ThirukkOttoyoor Nambhi also was born in the Rohini star. He was the AchAryan of Sri Ramanuja and taught Sri Ramanuja the Rahasyaartthams.
Thus, KaNNan- ThiruppANAzhwAr, ThirukkOttoyoor Nambhi- appeared in RohiNi Thirunakshathram. On this great day (of Rohini, when asmadhAchAryan His Holiness Srimad PaRavaakkOttai Srimad Andavan Sri Gopaladesika mahadesikan also appeared to save us from samsaaric afflictions), let us all (in the manner and ways of what our AchAryas, AzhwArs have laid out the paths) at the feet of archaavataara Emperumaan, perform Pooja, pay obeisance to, offer flowers, sing His Names and Glories, meditate on him in our minds and spend time more usefully, remove and get rid of sins (paapams) and be blessed to
live with all wealth and prosperity, peace in this life, and be blessed with BrahmAnandhAnubhavam in the next..
(Translation from Srimad andavan’s speech in All India Radio, Trichy).
These are some of the photos taken during the occasion…