18th November 2015 (Karthigai Sravanam) was an important date in the annals of Srirangam. This was the day of Mahasamprokshanam. Restoration work has been going on efficiently and carefully in Srirangam Ranganathaswami temple. Once a construction or restoration is done a purificatory ceremony a kind of thanksgiving to Perumal/Piratti is done. Appropriate yagyams are performed. (Agni is the god who carries offerings to devathas), Vedams are chanted, Divya prabhandhams are offered and itihasa/purana parayanam takes place. These ceremonies began from 16th November itself and Namperumal came to witness these ceremonies.
On the morning of 18th the Mahasamprokshanam(Conseceration) took place between 8.45 and 10.45 a.m. Pass holders had access to the gopurams and could see the ceremony at close quarters and get the holy water sprinkled on them. For thousands of viewers the terraces of houses on Utthira and Chitra Veedhi provided a fairly good view of the ongoing ceremony. The birds and aerials were surprised by the presence of so many colourful beings on the usually quiet areas. From the terrace we could see quite well the samprokshanam of Perumal’s vimanam (Pranavakaram) as also the golden spire of Thayar’s vimanam. The North gate vimanam, Swami Desikan sannidhi’s vimanam, the Vellai gopuram, Bhaghavadh Ramanujacharya’s vimanam, Chakrathazhwar vimanam, ‘Ranga Ranga Gopuram’, DhanyaLakshmi vimanam and the Rajagopuram the pride of Srirangam had samprokshanam almost simultaneously. People watching the relay on TV alone could have seen the happenings everywhere. As the bhattar came up with the kudam(water pot) on his head to the accompaniment of the nadhaswaram and offered puja at the spire and sprinkled water on it everyone present felt blessed to be present in Srirangam to witness this divine happening.
For more photos and earlier events of Samprokshanam please visit the following link
- Srirangam Sri Ranganathaswami Temple Mahasamprokshanam: Day 1
- Srirangam Sri Ranganathaswami Temple Mahasamprokshanam: Day 2
- Srirangam Sri Ranganathaswami Temple Mahasamprokshanam: Day 3
- Srirangam Mahasamprokshanam – Thirumanjanam At Pranavakara Vimanam
- Srirangam Mahasamprokshanam – Videos & 108 Kalasa Thirumanjanam At Ranganyaki Thayar Sannadhi Gopuram
Some of the photos and videos taken on the day of Samprokshanam can be viewed below
Writeup by: Smt Vyjayanthi Rajan
Writeup & Videos : Vyjayanthi & Sundararajan