What a day today ! ~ Punarvasu nakshathiram and purappadu of Sree Ramapiran with Sitadevi and Lakshmana at Thiruvallikkeni divyadesam.
Lord Rama descended on earth for the purpose of upholding righteousness and rewarding virtue. His life is the subject of The Ramayana. Rama lived the life of perfection and responsibility exhibiting glorious traits of wisdom and conscientiousness.
The greatest Ithihasam ‘Sri Ramayanam’ accurately depicts without an iota of exaggeration, the life and journey of the immortal Maryadha purush - perfect man’s adherence to dharma despite harsh tests of life and time. Lord Rama is the epitome of all virtues and the perfect human being who abandoned the throne and served exile in the forest for the sake of honour of his beloved father.
In the epic, His glory is described by Sage Valmeeki as :
यावत्स्थास्यन्ति गिरयस्सरितश्च महीतले । तावद्रामायणकथा लोकेषु प्रचरिष्यति ॥
~ that as long as the hills remain and streams add life by their flow on earth, so long shall the true story of Rāma prevail. **
The appearance of Lord Rama on earth is a day of great of celebration, widely celebrated as ‘Sri Rama Navami’ – On all monthly thirunakshathirams, there will be purapadu of Sri Rama. It will give immense punniyam (spiritual gain) - not only in the present world but would also help in the other world also, whenever we think and utter the name ‘Rama’.
Today, 25th Sept after Sri Ramar purappadu – inside in the main mandapam, Kulasekara Alwar, Mudaliandan and Swami Embar were seated nearer. There was rendition of ‘Perumal Thirumozhi’ of Kulasekara azhwar. Here are some photos of the purappadu.
Adiyen Srinivasa dhasan.
** credits : ReadRamayana.org