08 May 2022, Subhakruth Varusha, Chithirai maasa-25, Sunday;
Sri Ramanujar utsavam is being celebrated in a very grand manner in His avatara sthalam Sriperumpudur. Sri Ramanujar Utsavam commenced on April 26th 2022, and Vishesha aradhanam, Vishesha alankaram, sattrumurai had been performed in a very enthusiastic manner. Every day, purappadu took place in pallakku, mangalagiri, and different vahanams like simha vahanam, hamsa vahanam, Surya prabhai, chandraprabhai, Yaali vahanam, Gaja vahanam, Sesha vahanam, Pushpa pallakku and so on….Everyday, He was adorned with different patterns of floral garlands and different kireedom like Pandian kondai, floral kondai, Raja kireedom, vairamudi which looked so graceful.
On Day -8 morning, Emperumanar mounted on sesha vahanam, came in procession in all the four mada streets.
On Day -8 Evening, Ethirajar came like a lion on an Elephant in Gaja vahanam.
On Day -9 of Ramanujar 1005th Thiru-avathara mahotsavam, Avatara Dinam (chithirai thiruvadhirai), in the morning, thiruther was decorated in a very grand manner in which Sri Ramanujacharyar came in procession in chariot in the mada streets.
On Day-9 of mahotsavam, in the evening, Ethirajar came in procession in Pushpa Pallakku.
On Day -10 morning, concluding day of mahotsavam, Swami came in procession in aalmel pallaku.
In the afternoon, Gandhapodi Vaibhavam was celebrated, during which aromatic sandal powder will be sprayed on swami during purappadu. This is celebrated to display the happiness of devotees in hailing the glory of Sri Ramanujacharyar swami.
Photos taken during the utsavam can be viewed below:
Photo courtesy: Bhoothapuri Vaibhavam.