Yesterday, September 15, 2015, Manmadha Varusha Purattasi Hastham, Swami Desikan Purattasi Thiruvona Nakshatra Varashika Mahotsavam commenced in grand manner at Swami Vedanta Desikan avathara sthalam Thoopul, Sri Vilakkoli Perumal Sannidhi. In the morning at around 7.00 am, Purappadu for Swami Desikan took place in Thanga Pallaku. Several Bhaaghavathas took part in Purappadu and had the Blessings of Sarvatantra Svatantrar Swami Vedanta Desikan.
The 10-day utsavam is usually celebrated in a grand manner with Thirveedhi purappadu for Swami Desikan on different vahanams on all the days, both morning and evening. All astikas and bhaktas may make it convenient to participate in the utsavam and receive the blessings of Swami Desikan at his Avathara Sthalam Thoopul Vilakkoli Perumal Sannidhi. Thoopul is located within 1 km distance from Kanchi Varadharaja Perumal Sannidhi.
Some of the photos take this morning during Swami Desikan purappadu from Thoopul and Sri Parakala Mutt. Its only at Hayagreeva Sannadhi at Sri Parakala Mutt in Thoopul, one could see KumAra VaradAchAryaar also known as Nayanaracharya, the illustrious son of Swami Desikan. Every year during Swami Desikan’s Thirunakshatra Utsavam, Mariyadhi is done to Sri Nayanaracharya at the beginning and end of the utsavam. Lot of astikas took part in the sevakalam and Purappadu and had the blessings of Acharya and Perumal
For Thirunakshatra Mahotsava Patrikai : Thoopul Swami Desikan Manmadha Varusha Thirunakshatra Mahotsava Patrikai
These are some of the photos taken during the occasion…
Photography : Sri Krishna Durai & Srisaila Thathachariyar