Durmukhi Aadi Hastham (August 8th) Varadan and His Consorts who had stayed back in ‘kanadi-arai’ after Andal Kalyanam and ‘oorkolam’ delighted devotees present with Tirumanjanam. After ‘Jyestabhishekam’ which took place on Aani Sravanam there was no tirumanjanam for Varadan and His Consorts so residents of Kanchi thronged the area infront of ‘kanadi-arai’ mandapam. It seemed as if they were watching the tirumanjanam for the first time. That is the Beauty of Perumal, everything about Him is Fresh and New and there is no satiety.
In the evening Varadan along with Ubhaya nachimars started in purappadu wearing His crown of diamonds (the diamond crown is worn on every Hastham) which fits Him to perfection. Accompanied by Vedic chants from Swami Desikan sannidhi and Arulicheyal offerings from Tiruvadi-koil, Varadan and His parivaram returned to the temple for ‘pathi-ulathal’ and harathi offerings at Tondaradipodi before going to ‘kanadi-arai mandapam’. From here He returned to Atthigiri after exchanging garlands with Andal at Her sannidhi.
Courtesy: Sri Elangadu Ranganatha Chakravarthy
Writeup: Smt Vyjayanthi Rajan