21 December 2021, Plava varusha, Margazhi -06, Tuesday ;
On 20 December 2021, seventh day of Rapathu utsavam, Namperumal adorned with very limited thiruvabharanams. Like other days, Perumal was not adorned with shawl, but was dressed up as Rangarajan and purappadu took place at 5:30 p.m in ′′ Thirukaithala Seva ′′ for Nammalvar, relieving the sorrow of Nammazhwar who was in disguise of Parakusanayaki and gave darshan to the devotees in the thousand pillared mandapam. NamPerumal left Moolasthanam at 3 pm, opened the door of Paramapathavaasal and reached Thirumamani Mandapam at 5 p.m.
Alankaram for Nammazhwar was so beautifully performed with andal kondai, nose bullakku, stone studded pendants, varieties of thiruvabharanams, jumkas in the ears, with parrots-mesmerised in the beauty of Nayaki. All the devotees were enthralled in the beauty of Nammazhwar Sathupadi.
Thiruvaimozhi, 7-1-1 Pasuram ′′ Unnilaviya aivaral ′ was rendered and Araiyar Sevai was stopped for a while for neivedhyam of Sakkarai Pongal, and later, Araiyar Swamigal were felicitated by submitting thamboolam.
Photos taken during the utsavam can be viewed below:
Photo courtesy: SriRengavilasam