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Friday, July 13, 2012

Sri Azhagiya Singar - Punniya Kodi vimanam - Day 9 Night

At Thiruvallikkeni, unlike other Divyadesams, there are two dwajasthambams [kodimaram] and there are two Brahmothsavams – one for Sri Parthasarathi and the other for Azhagiya Singar

Both are conducted in the same grand manner.  There are some small differences – On day 8th morning it is ‘VEnnak thazhi kannan’ for Sri Parthasarathi, while it is ‘Lakshmi Narasimhar’ for Azhagiya Singar.

On  Ninth day evening it is  – Kannadi Pallakku – the palanquin embedded with beautiful mirror work.   There was a big, captivating, eye-capturing palanquin made of glass – rather with glasses fitted all over and with chandelier like things suspended on its arms.  Slowly it faded into oblivion as it was not maintained properly and glass pieces started falling as it was not maintained in the best manner.  When there was no ‘Kannadi Pallakku’, Sri Parthasarathi had purappadu on ‘punniyakodi vimana chapparam’.  Then a newly made one – looking differently than the earlier one was submitted.  For Azhagiya Singar, there is no ‘kannadi pallakku’ but – ‘Punniyakodi vimanam’

Here are some photos [courtesy Thirumazhisai Kannan] taken during the purappadu on 9th day which occurred late in the night on 6th July 2012

Adiyen Srinivasa dhasan.

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