“EEkkadu Thaangal Thiruvooral Uthsavam -
Thiurvallikkeni Emperuman Thirumanjanam at Eekkadu”
Singara Chennai has Adyar and Coovum flowing through. River Adyaru starts from Malaipattu tank near Manimangalam village in Sriperumbudur Taluk at about 15 kilometres (9 mi) west of Tambaram. Lakhs of Chennaites cut across the river using the Thiru Vi Ka Bridge and Maraimalai Adigal bridge ! –wonder where they are ? – near Malar Hospital is the former and at Saidapet is the latter.
திருவல்லிக்கேணி திவ்ய தேசத்தில் நடக்கும் ஒரு சிறப்பு உத்சவம் "ஈக்காட்டுத்தாங்கல் திருவூறல் உத்சவம்". அடையாறு ஆற்றங்கரையில் கிண்டி அருகே உள்ள ஈக்காடு தொழிற்பேட்டைக்கு ஸ்ரீபார்த்தசாரதி பெருமாள் பிரதி வருடமும் ஒரு நாள் எழுந்து அருள்கிறார்.
This morning I had posted about the purappadu at Thiruvallikkeni ~ whence Sri Parthasarathi Perumal in a grand procession started for Eekkadu. After very many mandakapadis ~ Perumal finally reached His place at Eekkattuthangal at around 11.30 noon and had Thirumanjanam at this place. This premises on the banks at Adyaru river described in the starting paras and this was area was badly affected during the recent Chennai floods in Dec 2015.
Here are some photos of the place, the ensemble of bhagavathas assembled here and of the holy Thirumanjanam.
Adiyen Srinivasadhasan. 24th Jan 2016.