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Saturday, March 22, 2014

Sri Thelliya Singar Thavanothsavam day 3 morning

The recorded history of Chennai city [Chennapattinam aka Madras]  began in the colonial times, specifically with the arrival of British East India Company and the establishment of Fort St. George in 1644.  Centuries before that existed this great temple at Thiruvallikkeni, sung by Azhwars;  there is enough epigraphic evidence confirming the existence of this temple on the banks of Bay of Bengal, from the time of Pallava kingdom and much before.

The presiding deity is Lord Venkata Krishnar – complete with his family of elder brother Balaramar;   consort Rukmini Pirattiyar; Sathyaki; son Prathyumnan and grandson Anirudhan….. … the Uthsavar [processional deity] is the one – who volunteered to be the charioteer of Arjuna in the Mahabarath war and hence – Sri Parthasarathi…

In this divyadesam – there are separate sannathies for Sri Ranganathar, Sri Ramar, Sri Varadharajar and Sri Azhagiya Singar.  In this divyadesam, there are two dwajasthambams – one for Sri Parthasarathi and the other Sri Thelliya Singar,whose moolavar is in yogic posture and known as ‘Yoga Narasimhar’ … Sri Azhagiya Singar has 10 day long brahmothsavam in the month of Aani  (Aani Thiruvonam) … as I have been writing,  3 day thavanothsavam for Sri Azhagiya singar is now on and today (22nd Mar 2014) is the concluding day.

This morning Sri Azhagiya Singar had purappadu to Thavana Uthsava Bungalow and had thirumanjanam there.  There will be periya mada veethi purappadu in the evening.    Here are some photos taken this morning ~ also a view of the gopurams from the Azhagiya singar entrance and some impressions of Lord Narasimha on the gopuram

Adiyen Srinivasadhasan

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