Sure you have travelled many a times on this road by-passing the town of Poonamallee, situated at a distance of 23 kilometres from Fort St George and 17 kilometres from Sriperumbudur on the Chennai-Bangalore highway. The name "Poonamallee" is derived from "Poovirundavalli", meaning "the place where flowers are cultivated". Had posted about the avathara sthalam of Thirukachi Nambigal here… nearer is another place of significance to us, which is not known to many. This place many may know as Nazarathpettai [from the original pettai – changed for obvious reasons now !]
At Thiruvallikkeni divyadesam, on 12th May 2016 is was grand pushpa pallakku purappadu for Sri Parthasarathi, after 10 days of vidayarri… the day had added significance.
Chithirai Month (mesha month), day of Punarpusam – a day after the Great Chithirayil Seyya Thiruvathirai of Swami Ramanujar comes the avathara celebrations of Mudali andan, Lord Rama's amsam also known as Yathiraja's paduka is our guru Daasarathi (Mudaliandan). Pettai is the avathara sthalam of Acharyar Mudali Andan, who was so close to Swami Udayavar. Here is a famous ancient temple of Haritha Varna Perumal (Pachai Vannar)
“Sree Ramanujo Vijayathe – Yathiraja Rajaha”( ஸ்ரீ ராமானுஜோ விஜயதே யதிராஜ ராஜ: ) – the concluding lines of ‘Thadi (dhaTee) Panchakam’ – rendered by Swami Mudaliandan, which speaks of the victory of Swami Ramanuja over other philosophies and his establishing the Visishtadvaita philosophy that was built by Azhwars and Purvacharyas. In those golden days when Swami Emperumanar walked on the streets of Thiruvarangam and other Divyadesams – tens of thousands of his disciples and hundreds of Jeeyars followed him hailing “Ramanujo Vijayathe – Yathiraja Rajaha:”
Of those who remained closest to Sri Ramanuja – Sri Mudaliandan, Sri Koorathazhwan, Sri Embar, Sri Ananthazhwan, Arulalaperumal Emperumanar, Kidambi Achaan, Thirukurugai Piraan Pillan, Thiruvarangathu Amuthanar and more. Sri Mudaliandan Swami is reverred as Trithandam and Sri Koorathazhwan as Thiruppavithram for Swami Ramanujar. Sri Mudaliandan was born as Dasarathi and hailed as ‘Yathiraja Paduka’ – thiruvadi of Bhagwat Ramanujar. Sri Mudaliandan was born in Prabhava year 1027 in Chithirai punarpoosam. At Sriperumpudur, there is no vigraha for Mudaliandan as he stands in the Trithandam and Thiruvadi of Acharyar.
Yesterday, being his Thiruvavathara day, Mudaliandan had grand purappadu with Sri Parthasarathi who had purappadu on ‘pushpa pallakku’. The photos of thirukovil seen here are of Pettai, his avatharasthalam; the vigraha is of Thiruvallikkeni divyadesam.