On January 12th 2016, Margazhi Sravanam was celebrated yatha-vidhi at Thoopul. The day happened to coincide with ‘Koodaraivelumshir Govinda’ the 27th Tiruppavai pasuram day and the eighth day of Andal’s ‘Neeraatu utsavam’ at Varadaraja Perumal temple. Swami Desikan visits Perumal-koil every Sravanam. This Sravanam swami waited till Andal Veedhi purappadu was over and as Andal was on the oonja (swing) we got news that swami was arriving. So residents rushed home to open the doors to receive the greatest of acharyas. Water was sprinkled, kolams were made and the plate was readied with fruit offerings and camphor. Swami always invokes awe and evokes humilty in us. What sukrutham we must have done to have him as an acharyan? After returning to Thoopul, Tirumanjanam was done elaborately to DeepaPrakasar with Ubhayanachimars and swami Desikan. After tirumanjanam Perumal Theertham, SriSathari sumptuous prasadam was distributed to the devotees present.
The following are the photos taken during the occasion:
Photos & Video Courtesy: Sri Sundararajan & Write- up: Smt Vyjayanthi Rajan