At Thiruvallikkeni divyadesam – there are some special places : Nammalwar sannathi [Vahana mantapam]; Gangaikondan mandapam, Peyalwar Temple, Nampillai sannathi, Thavana Uthsava Bungalow, Vasantha bungalow, Kannadi pallakku aria [the last two non-existent now] – the places where Perumal takes rests on different occasions. There is also the Neeratta mandapam, exactly opposite to Periya Thiruther. Sri Andal during the Neeratta Uthsavam in Margazhi has thirumanjanam here.
During the annual float festival [Theppothsavam] on day 1, Sri Parthasarathi has mandakapadi at the neeratta mandapam.
There were so many shops and other encroachments nearer this mandapam. During the recent Mahasamprokshanam in June 2015, the place was cleaned up and now bears a distinctly different look. Here are photos of the mantap; Sri Parthasarathi Perumal having rest at the Mantap and Andal neerattam. Earlier the entrance was on the Northern side, from now on, it is on Eastern side.
Adiyen Srinivasa dhasan
10th Jan 2016
the Neeratta Mantapam as seen earlier
Sri Parthasarathi at the mantap
the mantap as in June 2015 and the looks till a few days earlier
the photos below - during the ongoing Neeratta Uthsavam 2016.