On 15th September 2015, Manmadha Varusha Aavani Hastham, Swami Desikan Varshika Thirunakshatra Mahotsavam commenced in a grand manner at Sri Devanathan Perumal Temple Thiruvahindrapuram. In the morning early hours on the day 1 of Utsavam, Flag Hoisting (Dvajarohanam) was conducted in the dwajasthambam as per agama sastras. The Day 1 utsavam is named as Sri Devanayaga Panchasath Utsavam, Swamy Desikan mangalashasanam in Perumal and Thayar Sanadhi with Devanayaka panchasath and Sri Sthuthi goshti followed by Swami Desikan asthanam in Thayar Sannadhi with Veda parayanam, thiruvaimozhi & Desika prabandham sevakalam and satrumurai. Then Swami Desikan in kedayam thiruveedhi purappadu took place in the temple streets of Thiruvahindrapuram. In the evening Swami Desikan in Thayar Thirukolam Hamsa Vahana Purappadu took place with goshti followed by asthanam and then Satrumurai sevakalam took place. Lot of Astikas took part in Day 1 of Swami Desikan Varshika Thirunakshatra Mahotsavam and had the blessings of Swami Desikan and Divyadampatis.
The following are some of the photographs taken on the occasion…
Photography : Sri Srivallabhan & Sri Devanathan