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Monday, January 5, 2015

Thiru Allikkeni Irapathu Uthsavam day 5 (2015) - Sri Parthasarathi Pandian kondai

5th January 2015 is day 5 of Irapathu uthsavam ~ the scene was similar – hundreds of devotees waiting near the Paramapada vasal standing near Swami Nammalwar, yearning to see Sri Parthasarathi majestically coming through the celestial door, to the chanting of Govinda ! Govinda !!

this photo courtesy : Thirumalai Vinjimoor Venkatesh

Those who have darshan of Sri Parthasarathi yearn more – everyday,  He looks fresh and more radiant shining with the apt sarruppadi of battars.  Today it was Pandian Kondai and Sengol  [the kireedam known as Pandian kondai as it replicates the one worn by Lord NamPerumal rendered to him by a Pandian King known as Sundara Pandian and the scepter worthy of an Emperor].  Swami Nammalwar had dazzling muthu kondai.

Irapathu is the concluding part of Adhyayana Uthsavam, originated by Thirumangai Mannan with gratitude towards Swami Nammalwar.   In decad 5 Swami Nammazhwar assumes the form of Parankusa Nayaki (Azhvar's bridal self). 

In his golden words :
** மாசறு சோதியென் செய்ய வாய்மணிக் குன்றத்தை;  ஆசறு சீலனை ஆதிமூர்த்தியை நாடியே**
directs us to the complete Sriman Narayana whose radiance is flawless;  the One possessing the red-lipped and one more pure than spotless mountain gem  ~ and to the feet of the One possessing Great qualities totally devoid of any blemish – to that Original One – we must pray, fall, follow and submit to the lotus feet – which only will protect us from all sins.

Here are some photos of today’s purappadu

Adiyen Srinivasadhasan.

these 2 photos courtesy : Ramakrishnan Shankar

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