On, 21 December, 2015; Manmadha Varusha Margazhi Aswini, is the day 1 of Irappathu Utsavam of thiruadhyayana Utsavam at Sri Devarajaswami Temple, Kanchipuram. Being Vaikunda Ekadasi in the evening around 6.00 p.m, Sri Devaperumal with his Consorts thiruveedhi purappadu in the maada veedhis of kanchipuram and to thiruvadi kovil and Thirumbukal to temple. Sri Nammazhwar was in ethir sevai and Swami Desikan follows Sri Devaperumal during purappadu.Then purappadu goes to Thirumuttra veli four pillar mandapam and asthanam. After argya padam, Nivedhanam followed by Veda Thodakkam with azhwar acharya maryathai and prabandham Thodakkam.
Around 8.00 p.m Perumal kili mandapam ezhundarulal ,There Pathi Ulathal Kandarulal and asthanam at kili mandapam.Later Thiruvaradhanam for Sri Devaperumal and Azhwar Acharyas followed by nivedhanam,veda satrumurai, azhwar acharyas mariyathai ,theertham, prabhanda satrumurai and Veda Arambam. Around 9.00 p.m Sri DevaPerumal Padiyetra Sevai to azhwar acharyas while returning back to Kannadi arai. Azhwar Acharyas return back to their sannadhis. Lot of astikas took part in the day 1 of Irappathu Utsavam and had the blessings of Azhwar, Acharyas and Sri Devaperumal
The following are some of the photos taken during the occasion…
Photography : Sri Elangadu Ranganathan Chakravarthy