Vaikunda Ekadasi, the most holy day of supreme significance for all Sri Vaishnavaites, was celebrated in a grand manner at various thirukkoils including Sri Parthasarathy Thirukkoil, Thiruvallikeni. On December 21st 2015, being Vaikunta Ekadasi, the Presiding Deity would enter through the Paramapada vasal in the morning and in the evening in the subsequent nine days. The 10 days starting from Vaikunda Ekadasi are celebrated as “Iraapathu uthsavam” in which the hymns of Sri Nammazhwar (Thiruvoimozhi) are chanted. Thousands of people thronged the temple to have darshan of Sri Venkada Krishnar and Sri Parthasarathi. Devotees feel enlightened and blessed, when they cross the entrance – Vaikunda door ~ the paramapada vasal ` the sorga vasal’.
The following are the photos taken during the Utsavam:
Courtesy: Sri Rangarajan Kv