At Thiruvallikkeni Divyadesam there are daily, monthly, yearly uthsavams. Most of them occur on specific nakshathiram. Today [night of 21.1.2017 ~ rather early morning of 22.1.2017] is ‘Eekkadu Thangal Thiruvural Uthsavam’ – which has no connection with any nakshathiram. Eekkadu Thangal near Guindy is an area known for its industries and it lies on the bank of Adyar river. Every year, Sri Parthasarathi visits this place. This Uthsavam is held on a Sunday in the tamil month of Maasi, when there are no other special uthsavams. This year on 22nd Jan 2017 was this grand festival.
There were different scenes at Marina beach, protests on for Jallikattu, there was perceivable feeling on air that in the past few days, it was taking a different turn hearing the sort of voices and distinct lack of single leadership. Away from this was the scene when hundreds were inside the Temple for Kalasanthi theertham and goshti.
Sri Parthasarathi Swami started from His temple in the early hours of today at around 01.15 am in a new beautifully made palanquin and after ‘mandakapadis’ at various places visits Eekkadu Thangal. The first halt is at Thavana Uthsava Bungalow, then Sri Parthasarathi Swami Sabha, then Vijay Avenue, Venkatrangam Street. Sri Parthasarathi then visited Mylai Madhava Perumal Thirukovil ~ and later Sri Adhi Kesava Perumal Sannathi near Chithirai Kulam; in between there are couple of halts at private places too.. [there will be a separate post of Azhwar mangalasasanam at Thirumayilai later………]
Sri Parthasarathi after Mylapore, goes via Alwarpet, T Nagar, Kodambakkam, Mahalingapuram, Saidapet and finally reaches Eekkadu Thangal where Thirumanjanam is performed. The purappadu is now on.. Here are some photos taken this morning.
He comes out in new pallakku !
coming out of Vahana mandapam
Perumal & consorts inside teh pallakku
at Thavana Uthsava bungalow
a very brief halt at Vijay Avenue