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Friday, January 2, 2015

Thiruvallikkeni - Iraapathu Uthsavam 2015 ~ Day 1

Thiruvallikkeni - Iraapathu Uthsavam 2015   
திருவல்லிக்கேணி இராப்பத்து  உத்சவம் 

On the day of Vaikunda Ekadasi (1st Jan 2015), in the morning Sri Parthasarathi bedecked in precious jewels entered Paramapada vassal and gave darshan to His devotees throughout seated in the beautiful ‘Punyakodi vimanam’ at Thiruvaimozhi mandapam. The auspicious Vaikunda Ekadasi heralds the start of ‘Irapathu’ Uthsavam.  As the name suggests, there will be celebrations for 10 nights.    Those who frequent Thiruvallikkeni would know this and I had posted earlier on this too ….. still can you guess the time whence the Irapathu Uthsavam purappadu on day 1 took place and around which time – Thiruvaimozhi’ muthal pathu – was rendered ??

நம்மாழ்வாரின் அற்புத வரிகளில் : “அடங்கெழில் சம்பத்து* அடங்கக்கண்டு* ஈசன் அடங்கெழில் அஃதென்று* அடங்குகவுள்ளே” ~ Can there be more bliss than looking at and understanding the radiance and opulence of Sriman Narayana, enjoy His great qualities and merge into Him !

During Pagal Pathu, the Muthaliyaram and Thirumozhi of Thirumangai Mannan are rendered.   It is time for Nammalwar’s Thiruvaimozhi during Irapathu.  In the Thiruveethi purappadu, all the 10 days, ‘Upadesa Rathinamalai’  of Acharyar Sri Manavala Maamunigal is recited. After the conclusion of the Purappadu, inside the temple before the Lord in the Grand sabha of all Azhwars and Acharyas, every day 100 songs from the Thiruvoimozhi of Nammazhwaar gets recited.   On the night  of Vaikunda Ekadasi being day 1 it was  ‘muthal pathu’ of Thiruvaimozhi.

At Thiruvallikkeni, devotees thronged the temple in tens of thousands to have glimpse of His darshan and the queues got extended to many streets in the vicinity.  At around 11 am, there was Thirumanjanam of Sri Parthasarathi. After Thirumanjanam, at around 12.00 (yes, midnight)  – there was the Periya maada veethi purappadu – Irapathu day 1 purappadu. There were bakthas still waiting in the Queue to have darshan who were delighted to see the Uthsavar near them.  After the purappadu , there was the Thiruvaimozhi Muthal pathu goshti and sarrumurai….

From today on Paramada vassal will be opened in the evening with Swami Nammalwar receiving Him.  Here are some photos of Sri Parthasarathi and Swami Nammalwar of day 1 of Irapathu.

Azhwar, Emperumanaar, Jeeyar Thiruvaidgale saranam.   

With regards – S. Sampathkumar.

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