Purattasi sanikkizhamai – sri azhagiya singar purappadu at thiruvallikkeni divyadesam : 2016
Today 17th Sept 2016 was born the month of Puratasi ~ the tamil month of Purattasi has a pride of place. Devotees throng Vishnu temples, especially Tirupathi. In this month, there will be the annual Brahmothsavam at Tirupathi. All the Saturdays of this month are treated as holy days.
In some homes, there is the practice of ‘Maavilakku’ ~ lighting a lamp on rice flour richly added with jaggery, ghee, placed in a form reminiscing the holy Thirumala hills and the Lord of the Seven Hills – Srinivasa. People firmly believe that Thirupathi Balaji visits every home when such lamp is lit.
Devotees in large numbers visit Thiruvallikkeni Divyadesam. Every Saturday of the month of Purattasi, there will be Periya maada veethi purappadu of Lord Azhagiya Singar. Today at Thiruvallikkeni divyadesam, being the 1st Saturday of Purattasi, there was grand Purappadu.
Purattasi is also the time for 9 day Navarathri celebrations. This year Mahalaya Amavasai is on 30th Sept and Navrathri festival starts on 16th day of Purattasi [2nd Sept 2016] During Navarathri, there will be purappadu of Vedavalli Thayar inside the temple. Here are some photos taken during the Azhagiya Singar purappadu today.
Adiyen Srinivasa dhasan