Sri Parthasarathi Brahmothsavam 2017 - Dharmathi Peedam - Day 1 Morning
The Chithirai Brahmothsavam started today – 12th Apr 2017 with the thiruveethi purappadu and kodi ‘dwajarohanam’ performed thereafter.
The Muthalazhwargal (Pogai alwar, Boothathalwar and Peyalwar) met at Thirukovalur.... Poigai azhwar started singing the greatness of the Lord by lighting the Earth itself as the light and Ocean as the ghee...... he says....
என்று கடல்கடைந்தது எவ்வுலகம் நீரேற்றது ?*,
ஒன்றுமதனை யுணரேன் நான்*, - அன்று அது
அடைத்துடைத்துக் கண்படுத்த வாழி*, இதுநீ
படைத்திடந் து உண்டுமிழ்ந்த பார்.
When was (the time, date, period) the Ocean churned ? when was the Earth begotten from Mahabali; when was the dam made up of mountains and trees made across that ocean again ...... I (Azhwar) do not realise .... the only thing that Azhwar knows too well.... that is the Lord of the Universe, Sriman Narayanan who took the earth as gift, who made, lifted it, ate, preserved and presented to us again .......... it is all simple deeds of the mighty Lord Sriman Narayanan.
What a great bliss it would be to live in a divyadesam and have darshan of the Supreme Lord in various alankarams astride so many vahanams. On day 1 morning Sri Parthasarathi has purappadu in ‘Dharmathi peedam’ – the Uthsavam dates back to time immemorial – this vahanam by some accounts was submitted a century ago in 1903, perhaps refurbished thereafter. . Few photos taken during the purappadu are posted here.
12th Apr 2017.