Uthsavams are festivities ~ at Thiruvallikkeni divyadesam, there are so many Uthsavams and purappadus. Primordial among them is the 10 day long annual Brahmothsavam, initiated by Brahma himself at Thirukachi. At Thiruvallikkeni it is Chithirai Brahmothsavam for Sri Parthasarathi and Aani brahmothsavam for Sri Thelliya Singar. Last year there was balalayam followed by grand Samprokshanam and the brahmothsavam for Sri Parthasarathi could not be performed. The Uthsavam was grandly celebrated in Thiruvallikkeni in Feb 2016.
It is a grand occasion ~ happy time for all Bakthas. Uthsavam started with Angurarpanam. The flag was hoisted (Dwajarohanam) – daily there was purappadu in various vahanams. Legend has it that during the Uthsavam lakhs of Devas visit the divyadesam where the celerbations are taking place, every day both in the morning and in the evening – there will be bali (ritualistic offering taking care of such guests).
On day 1 in the morning there was purappadu of Nithyasurigal – Ananthan, Garudan, Vishwaksenar and Chakrathazhwar in pallakku for ‘bali’ in eightpeedams in 8 directions. On day 9 i.e., 8th Feb 2016 – after Theerthavari in midday, in the evening after Kannadi pallaku – there was ‘dwaja avarohanam’ – the ceremonial flag was lowered in a grand ceremony.. and before that there was purappadu of Nithyasurigal in pallakku. For hoisting and conduct of rituals, the prime battar has kappu – it is Sri Parthasarathi battar who donned the kappu this time too. Here are some photos of the purappadu alongwith a photo of Kannadi pallakku too.
Adiyen Srinivasa dhasan