The greatest of the Ithihasa puranam has had its influence across centuries, countries and cultures - Maryadha Purush Sri Ramapiran has illuminated the lives of millions imparting lessons in various spheres - statecraft, conduct, family and societal values. It has set rules for war and peace, for daily life and during times of crisis propagating the importance of justice, virtue, love and sacrifice and indicting greed, lust, the evils of power and covetousness.
Pleasant things give happiness to everyone and there cannot be more pleasant sight than that of Sri Rama Pattabishekam ~ the eternal state of bliss- the most complete picture of happiness to everyone in the Kingdom. Kavichakravarthi Kambar describes the mega event saying it justified the name of earth. Earth in Tamil is ‘Puvi’ [Bhoomi : பூமி] ~ which characteristically is the one with flowers [பூ]. The sages and angels were outpouring choicest flowers from all directions, it was raining fragrant flowers ~ earth appeared as if totally covered by those flowers offered celebrating the Coronation celebrations of Sri Rama.
தேவரும் முனிவர்தாமும் திசைதொறும் மலர்கள் சிந்த*
ஓவல் இல் மாரி ஏய்ப்ப, எங்கணும் உதிர்ந்து வீங்கிக்*
கேவலமலராய், வேறு ஓர் இடம் இன்றிக் கிடந்த ஆற்றால்*,
பூ எனும் நாமம், இன்று இவ்உலகிற்குப் பொருந்திற்று அன்றே.
Mere chanting of the name ‘Sree Rama’ would provide everything to us ~ he is the greatest benefactor ~ the Maryadha Purush ~ the greatest epitome of all virtues Lord Rama. It is our total belief that by listening to the highly meaningful and auspicious poetical composition of Sri Ramayana, a person gets family-prosperity, augmentation in money and grain, superior quality of life, peace of mind, exquisite happiness and all the acquisition of wealth on this earth.
Today, the Lord treated his devotees – a fascinating depiction of Sitadevi seated along Lord Sri Rama with the valiant Lakshmana holding the umbrella and Sri Hanuman doing service at the lotus feet of the Lord. Today, 13th Mar 2016, it was Theppothsavam of Lord Rama – and it was the most beautiful sarrupadu [alankaram] as ‘Pattabisheka Ramar’. Here are some photos of the grand celebrations at Thiruvallikkeni.