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Friday, January 4, 2013

Thiruvallikkeni - Iraapathu Uthsavam 9 ~ 2013

Thiruvallikkeni - Iraapathu Uthsavam 9 :  1st Jan 2013  
திருவல்லிக்கேணி இராப்பத்து  உத்சவம் 9

The 2nd day of Jan 2013 marked the culmination of the 10 day Irapathu Uthsavam and the glorious legend of ‘Swami Nammalwar Thiruvadi Thozhuthal’. 

Legend has it that this Uthsavam hailing the significance of ‘Thiruvaimozhi’ of Nammazhwar, known as ‘Thiruvaimozhi Thirunaal’ was being celebrated right from the times of Thirumangai Mannan to Nathamunigal; the Pagal Pathu was a later addition to provide equal significance to other Divyaprabandhams.   In all the 10 days during Thiru veethi purappadu, ‘Upadesa Rathinamalai’ of Swami Manavala Mamunigal is recited by the Divyaprabandha goshti.   After the purappadu, daily one hundred from Thiruvaimozhi were being rendered everyday. 

On day 10, it was the last canto ‘Patham Pathu’ of Swami Nammalwar, which speaks of ‘entering Vaikundam’ by all ‘vaikuntham puguvathu mannavar vithiye’ says Nammalwar. 

Today in the veethi purappadu, Sri Parthasarathi with most stunning floral decorations shone with glittering jewels.  A beautifully made kireedam made with flowers, in the shape known as ‘prabanna pagai’ adorned Lord Parthasarathi and got beautified by the beauty of Perumal.  Here are some photos taken during the purappadu.

Adiyen Srinivasa dhasan. 

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