Mylapore SVDD Srinivasa Perumal Temple Manmadha Varusha Brahmotsavam-Ankuarapanam

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Mylapore SVDD Srinivasa Perumal Temple Manmadha Varusha Brahmotsavam9On May 20 2015,Manmadha  varusha Vaikasi Mirughashirsham ;Ankuarapanam took place grandly at Mylapore Sri Vedanatha Desikar Devasthanam Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple .On this occasion in the evening Sri Vishwak Senar had Thiruveethi  Purappadu followed by asthanam  sevakalam and satrumurai.Ankurar Panam, a ritual marking the commencement of the ten-day annual Brahmotsavams. Ankurarpanam means ‘starting’ and also ‘foundation’. The ritual thus signifies that it is preparing the ground for the nine-day rituals of Srivari Brahmotsavams. ‘Ankuram’ means seed and ‘Arpana’ means giving, here it means sowing. In the sacred ritual ‘nava dhanyams’, nine varieties of food grains, representing nine-days are sown in the earth for germination. Priests, after taking permission from the Lord, go in a procession to the Alwar Gardens located in the ‘Nairuti’ (south-west) direction of the temple for securing ‘putta mannu’ (soft mud of an ant hill) and the event is called ‘Mrutsangrahanam’. ‘Nava Dhanyams’ are sprinkled and milk and water are poured amid chanting of mantras.
Later, Vishwaksena, the General of Lord Sriman Narayana army, is ‘informed’, who then sets out of the temple in a grand procession to extend invitations to Gods, Goddesses, Yaksha, Gandharva, Kinnera, Kimpurusha, Naga, Apsaras and Manavas to attend the grand festival of Lord Srinivasa to be performed by Lord Brahma being invisible.Lot of astikas took part in the  Selvar Utsavam and had the  the blessings of Divya Dampathis.

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