There is never a dull moment in Thiruvallikkeni divyadesam ~ after the Aani brahmothsavam of Sri Azhagiya Singar, comes the Kodai Uthsavam in a couple of days and on 10th Balalayam would commence for Sri Thelliya Singar, Sri Varadharajar, Thirumazhisai Azhwar and Kulathangarai Aanjaneyar. Reportedly the renovation work is planned to be very short and there would be samprokshanam in Aug 2016 itself.
Today is ‘mirugaseersham’ and no purappadu.. .. .. yet, Allikkeni is active. Kaliyan singing about the divyadesam calls it ‘maada maa Mayilai Thiruvallikkeni’ [singing Mylapore and Triplicane together as the place with palatial buildings !]
Mylapore is more associated with Kapaliswarar temple that has a great history – and one that was relocated from its earlier position nearer the sea to its present place. Sri Adhi Kesava Perumal Devasthanam better known as ‘ Mylai Kesava Perumal Kovil’ is near Mylai Kapaleeswarar Temple and the Chithirai kulam belongs to this Temple. This is Chandra pushkarini (sarva theertham) popularly known as Chithirai kulam. The presiding deity here is Sri Adhi Kesava Perumal and thayar is Mayuravalli – the place itself was historically known as ‘Mayurapuri’. The temple is quite ancient and dates back to centuries.
Every year during Ekkaduthangal Thiruvural uthsavam, Sri Parthasarathi Emperuman visits this temple, has mangalasasanam of Sri Peyalwar and has purappadu in the mada veethis. For many years, Sri Aadhi Kesava Perumal from Thirumayilai has been visiting Thiruvallikkeni divyadesam and have ‘vana bojana uthsavam’ performed here. Today, 3rd July 2016 morning – Adhi Kesavar with all paraphernalia visited Thiruvallikkeni, had Thirumanjanam at Sri Vanamamalai Mutt at East Tank Sq St., Triplicane. Sri NC Sridhar, Trustee has been making arrangements in a grand way.
Here are some photos of the palanquin entering mada veethis of Thiruvallikkeni and a photo at Sri Vanamamalai mutt too.
Adiyen Srinivasa dhasan.