Annakoota Thirupavadai Mahotsavam was celebrated in a grand manner at Kolathur Sri Kalyana Ranganatha Perumal Temple. On July 3rd 2016, Thirumanjanam was performed for Sri Perumal with His Consorts and Sri Thayar followed by Thirupavadai Mahaotsavam. Grand satrumurai and sevakalam took place in the midst of ghosti parayanam. Many devotees participated in the Annakoota Thirupavadai Mahotsavam and received the blessings of Divyadampathis.
Anna-Koota means assembly of rice items in different forms and flavour. These prasadhams are arranged in a manner so as to resemble a “Pavadai” (robe). Hence the name Thiru-Pavadai.
The highlight of the Utsavam is preparation of a variety of Prasadhams (rice items like puliyodharai, pongal, etc.), sweets and savouries, besides a huge quantity of rice mixed with kozhambu (known as kadhamba-sadham), all of which are offered to the Lord and then distributed to the devotees.
The following are the photos taken during the Utsavam:
Courtesy: Sri Arangan Karthik Bhattacharyar