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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Thiruvallikkeni Sri Parthasarathi Swami Brahmothsavam

I have today posted and circulated about the commencement of Sri Parthasarathi Brahmothsavam at Thiruvallikkeni divyadesam, posting photos of purappadu in Dharmathipeedam.

Brahmothsavam is a grand Celebration – a festivity of 10 days conducted for the Lord at Divyadesams.  The origin of this Uthsavam is traced back to Brahma itself – Brahma originated the festivity and hence ‘Brahmothsavam’. At Thiruvallikkeni, there are 2 Brahmothsavams – one for Sri Parthasarathi in the month of Chithirai and for Lord Azhagiyasingar in Aani.  The brahmothsavam starts with hoisting of flag [dwajarohanam] and ends a day after the unfurling [avarohanam].  For this purpose , there are two kodi marams [holy flag posts] in Thiruvallikkeni.

During the Brahmothsavam,  Lord astrides various vahanams – of which the most prominent are : Garuda, Hanuman, Yaanai, Horse [not necessarily in the same order].   For the Brahmothsavam, it is believed that devas visit the divyadesam where Uthsavam takes place and every day both in the morning and in the evening – there will be bali (ritualistic taking care of such guests) .. on day 1, in a pallakku – the Nithyasuris – Ananthan, Garudazhwar, Viswaksenar and Chakrathazhwar have purappadu – before the Perumal and there will be 8 balipeedams.

Here are some photos of day 1 morning purappadu

Adiyen Srinivasadhasan.
15th Apr 2014.

(a couple of photos courtesy : Thirumazhisai Kannan and other friends)

 the paraphernalia 

 Sri Ananthan and Garudhan - as also Viswaksenar and Chakrathazhwar (not visible) 

 Thirukurungudi Srimath Sri Sri Paramahamsethyathi Perarulan Ramanuja Jeeyar” Swami

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