On September 15, 2014; Manmadha Varusha Avani Hastham, masa thirunakshatram of Sri Devaperumal was celebrated grandly at Kanchipuram Perumal Koil. Sri Perarulalan along with His Ubhaya Nachiyars had purappadu in the evening. Every Tamil Month Hastham Purappadu Happens for Devaperumal at Kanchipuram. Thoopul Swami Desikan purappadu in indra vimanam took place to Sannadhi Streets and waited till Sri Devaperumal Purappadu. As well as in the evening Kanchi perumal kovil swami desikan Thirumanjam was performed in grand manner as of Ramanuja Dayapatram Thanain avatara Dhinam. Several Astikas participated in the purappadu and had the blessings of the DivyaDampathis.
Its also the day It was on Aavani Hastam the Thaniyans “rAmAnuja dhayApAthram jnAna vairAgya bhooshaNam |srImath vEnkatanAthAryam vandhE vEdhAntha dEsikam ||”, on Swami Desikan and “shrImallakshmana yogIndra …” on Sri Nayanaracharya, were sung by Sri Brahmatantra Swatantra Parakala Jeeyar Swami (1st Jeeyar of parakala mutt), who was Swamy Desikan’s direct and prime disciple. These thaniyans were composed and sung at Thirunarayanapuram by Sri Brahmatantra Swatantrar before beginning Bhagavad vishaya kAlakshepam at the feet of Swamy Nayanaracharya.
Swami Desikan studied all the shastras from his maternal uncle Sri Athreya Ramanuja. Swami Desikan was also the direct recipient of the choicest anugrahams of Ramanuja at Thirunarayanapuram. Incidentally both Athreya Ramanuja and Bhagavad Ramanuja share the same thirunakshatram, that being Chittirai ThiruvAdirai. May be these are some of the insights that prompted Parakala Jeeyar to use the most wonderful sobriquet “rAmAnuja dayApAtram” when singing the glories of Swami Desikan. Poorvacharyas have elaborately commented on these taniyans that are rich with esoterical meanings.
A detailed article about this can be read in this link: Today Aavani Hastham – Avathara Dhinam of RAmAnuja DhayApAthram Thaniyan
These are some of the photos taken during the occasion…
Photography : Sri Elangadu Ranganathan Chakravarthy