16 January 2022, Plava varusha, Thai-03, Sunday ;
Adhyayana Utsavam commenced in a very grand manner in Sri Sowmya Damodara Perumal temple at Villivakkam. Rapathu Pathu utsavam would be celebrated for ten days till 22 January 2022. Prabhanda parayana goshti assembled in the Andal sannidhi, where Sri Damodaran and all the Azhwars were assembled for the Adhyayana utsavam. Limited parayana goshti only assembled due to pandemic restrictions laid by the Government.
Thiruvaimozhi pasurams were recited by the Prabhanda parayana swamigal. Later, Perumal Purappadu took place along with His consorts Sridevi, Bhoodevi Nachiyars in the inside premises. Deepa Harathi was performed during purappadu. Azhwars were felicitated by maalai mariyadhai and Sri sadari, followed by nivedhanam. Parayana Goshti swamigal were felicitated by Srisadari. Finally, theertha prasadam was distributed to the assembled devotees. Assembled astikas had a blissful darshan.
Photos taken during the utsavam on day-1 to day-3 can be viewed below:
Photo courtesy: Sri Parthasarathy Narayanan