Thirucherai Sri Saranatha Perumal Temple Brahmotsavam: Day 1&2


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Vijaya varusha Thai Brahmotsavam at Sri Saranayaki sametha Sri Saranatha Perumal Temple, Thirucherai commenced on February  2nd, 2017 with Ankurarpanam. Dwajarohanam and Day 1 utsavam took place with purappadu in Indira Vimanam.  On Day 2 of the utsavam (February 3, 2017), in the devotees had darshan of kuvalayapeeta vadham and in the evening Perumal was in Venugopalan thirukkolam in Soorya prabhai vahanam – The utsavam will carry on until February 11, 2017.

The following are some of the photographs taken during the first two days of the utsavam…


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kuvalayapeeta vadham

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Day 2 Evening – Soorya Prabhai

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Photo Courtesy: Sri Soundar Rajan

Located about 3 kms South of Naachiyar Temple(about 15kms off Kumbakonam) is the Saaranaathan temple in ThiruCherai. This is part of the Krishnaaranya Kshetram and is between Naachiyaar koil and ThiruKannamangai Divya Desam. Brahmma who wanted to save the Vedas tried to preserve its contents in a mud pot. Every time, he tried making the pot, it broke down. He looked up to Vishnu for solution and was asked to go Thiru Cherai to collect the sand for the making of the pot. Detailed Sthala puranam can be read from the following link: Thirucherai Saranathan – Divyadesa Vaibhavam

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