Sri Lakshmi Kumara Thatha Desikan Thirunakshatra Utsavam was celebrated in a grand manner at Srirangam Thirukurallappan Sannadhi. On December 10th 2015, in the evening at 3pm Thirumanjanam was performed for Thatha Desikan with grand satrumurai and Parayana Ghosti. Later at 5 pm Sri Thatha Desikan had Purappadu to Sri Ahobila Mutt and had Mangalasasanam and Asthanam took place at Thirukurallappan Sannadhi. Many devotees participated and had the blessings of ‘Koti Kannikadhaana’ Sri Lakshmi Kumara ThathaDesikan.
ஸ்ரீரங்கம் ஸ்ரீ திருக்குறளப்பன் சன்னதியில் ஸ்ரீ தாத தேசிகன் ஸ்வாமி திருநட்சத்திரம் வெகு விமர்சையாக கொண்டாடப்பட்டது. மதியம் 3 மணிக்கு சாத்துமுறை கோஷ்டியுடன் திருமஞ்சனம் நடைபெற்றது. மாலை 5 மணிக்கு ஸ்ரீ தாத தேசிகன் ஸ்வாமி சித்திரை வீதி புறப்பாடு கண்டருளி, உத்திர வீதி ஸ்ரீமத் அஹோபிலமடம் எழுந்தருளி மங்களாசாசனம் கண்டருளினார் பின்னர் அங்கிருந்து சித்திரை வீதி புறப்பாடு கண்டருளி ஆஸ்தானம் எழுந்தருளினார்.
Sri Thatha Desika was not only a scholar and an Acharya but also a great administrator and a very brave Leader of His times. He served as a Raja Guru of Vijayanagar Empire. He is the main person who is responsible for driving away the forces of Foreign Invaders and Delhi Sultanate and safeguarded many Divya Desams. He was a great Ubhaya Vedantha Scholar and He was a master in performing ‘sacrificial fire rituals’ (Yagna Karyams). His foster father Sri Pancha Madha Banjana Thathachar had the title of ‘Satha-kruthu’ and both the father and son have performed more than 1000 yagnas.
Sri Thatha Desika has authored several granthas (books) in supplementing Sri Ramanujacharya’s Vishishtadvaita and he was the first person to write a treatise to the Tamil works of Swamy Sri Vedantha Desikan as ‘Sri Desika Prabandha Eedu’! He gold plated the temples of Sri Rangam, Kanchipuram, Thirumala-Thirupati and made innumerable Vahanas, Patashalas, Yathri-Chathrams and he was the person to vitalise the ‘Desanthri’ Kattalai in Temples. Hence he was praised as ‘Sri Karya Thurantharar’. Kanchipuram Sri Varadharaja Perumal Temple’s 100 pillared mandapam was constructed with his orders; He repaired Kanchipuram Sri Varadharaja Perumal Temple’s Alwar Pradhakshanam, Alavandhar Thirumuttram, Vahana Mandapam, Punya Koti Vimanam, Sri Anantha Saras and Sri Perundevi Thayar’s Shrine. There are many inscription in and around Sri Varadharaja Perumal Temple praising the contributions of this Aacharya.
The following are the photos taken during the Utsavam:
Courtesy: Sri ni