Thiruvallikkeni Irapathu 7 – Sankranthi Urgola Uthsavam
Perumal Muthangi ~ Andal amarntha thirukolam ~ Azhwar Nachiyar Thirukolam
Forgive adieyn for this collage - Wonder which Thayar is this on the left ? …. On right side of picture frame is Gotha Piratti, in all grace – and today is confluence of two major Uthsavams.
Today 14th Jan 2017 is Sankranthi and every Pongal day, there would be ‘Sri Parthasarathi Andal’ Urgola Uthsava purappadu. Today is day 7 of ongoing Irapathu Uthsavam too – the occasion of Sri Parthasarathi Swami adorning Muthangi. It is eternal bliss, indeed a feast to the eyes to have darshan of Paripuranan wearing a dress beautifully woven with pearls still unable to match the blemishless beauty of Perumal.
~ and alongside the astonishing beauty of Sri Parthasarathi was Sri Andal, in a composed sitting posture, all grace and karunyam for the bakthas.
In front, there was the divyaprabandha goshti chanting Mamunigal’s Upadesa Rathinamalai and before, led Swami Nammalvar in Nayika bhavam ‘Nachiyar Thirukolam’ dressed as the woman [Parankusa Nayaki] hailing the greatness of Sriman Narayana.
கங்குலும் பகலும் கண்துயிலறியாள் கண்ணநீர் கைகளால் இறைக்கும்*,
சங்குசக்கரங்கள் என்று கைகூப்பும் தாமரைக்கண்ணென்றே தளரும்*,
எங்ஙனே தரிக்கேன் உன்னை விட்டு என்னும் இருநிலம் கைதுழாவிருக்கும்*,
செங்கயல்பாய்நீர்த் திருவரங்கத்தாய், இவள்திறத்து என் செய்கின்றாயே?
Swami Nammalwar praises the Lord at Thiruvarangam, the place which abounds with beautiful fishes in the holy river Thiru Cauvery. Thinking of the Lord holding the Conch and Chakram, she doles out tears handful ~ knows not sleeping, thinking of Him through day and night and cannot imagine a living without Him.
Here are some photos taken during today’s purappadu, which could ever be the greatest feast to the eyes of a Bagavatha yearning for darshan of Emperuman, His consort Kothai Piratti and Alwar who was born in Thirukurugoor and who uttered the divine Thiruvaimozhi that innately has the nectar of Muththamizh hailed as dravida veda.
Adiyen Srinivasa dhasan