Pavithrotsavam At Arcot Sri Varadaraja Perumal Temple

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Thirupavithrotsavam took place in a grand manner at  Sri Varadaraja Perumal Temple, Arcot. On August 22nd 2017, Homam was performed followed by Poornahuti. Many Bakthas participated and received the blessings of  Perumal, Thayar and Acharya.

The Varadharaja Perumal temple is a 1500-year-old temple, which was built during the Chola period, was sabotaged during the British rule and was lying in a state of disrepair. In 1936, the Kodimaram was installed and Brahmotsavam conducted by Sri Vaishnavas. The sanctum sanctorum of the presiding deity, Sri Varadaraja Perumal, was renovated and a compound wall with lime mortar was built around it. The Nammazhwar shrine was renovated and consecrated in 1942. The shrines of the presiding deities, Sri Varadaraja Perumal and Sri Perundevi Thayar, were renovated by a committee formed by the public in 1984 and was consecrated the same year. The construction of a Rajagopuram and Thiruvaimozhi mandapam commenced in 1985, the samprokshanam of which took place in 1991. The committee constructed separate niches for deities such as Ramar, Lakshminarasimhar and Shatkonam Chakkarathazhwar. The separate sannidhi for Sri Ramar was consecrated in 1993, while those for Lakshminarasimhar and Chakkarathazhwar were consecrated in 2006.

The following are the photographs taken during the utsavam:

Courtesy: Sri Surendar

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