As part of the ongoing Swami Desikan Purattasi Thiruvona Nakshatra Varashika Mahotsavam at Thoopul Sri Vilakkoli Perumal Sannidhi, Yesterday [September 16, 2015, Manmadha Varusha Purattasi (Chithirai] is Day 2 of Utsavam.
Thoopul Swami Desikan Utsavam commenced on Avani Hastham(15/9/2015). During the ten days utsavam concluding on Purattasi Tiruvonam Swami Desikan comes to Varadaraja Perumal kovil daily. In the morning swami comes in pallaku on sannidhi street and on the Mada veedhis. In the evening swami comes in different vahanams on sannidhi street. On 16th evening swami came in Surya prabhai vahanam. Seated in the middle of the surya prabhai, Swami appeared in a flowing orange garment, a picture of majesty. It was sunset when swami arrived at the gopura vasal(entry) but in the backdrop of the dusky sky swami appeared like the rising sun, bright but not scorching. What can we do for the upakarams swami has done for us? An anjali is what we automatically do and pray that swami lives another hundred decades.
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. For detailed pathrigai for the utsavam, please visit: Thoopul Swami Desikan Manmadha Varusha Thirunakshatra Mahotsava Patrikai
For previous day’s utsavams, please visit the following links:
- Thoopul Swami Desikan Manmadha Varusha Thirunakshatra Mahotsavam Commences
- Thoopul Swami Desikan Manmadha Varusha Thirunakshatra Mahotsavam Day 1 Evening : Chapparam
- Thoopul Swami Desikan Manmadha Varusha Thirunakshatra Mahotsavam Day 2 : Morning Purappadu
The following are some of the photographs during the evening Purappadu…
Writeup & Photography : Sri Vyjayanthi & Sundararajan