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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Sri Ramar Pattabisheka Thirukolam ~ Theppam 2018

Sri Ramar Pattabisheka Thirukolam ~ Theppam 2018
नचानृतकथो विद्वान् वृद्धानां प्रतिपूजकः । अनुरक्तः प्रजाभिश्च प्रजाश्चाप्यनुरञ्जते ॥
நசாந்ருதகதோ வித்வாந் வ்ருத்தாநாம் ப்ரதிபூஜக: ।
அநுரக்த: ப்ரஜாபிஸ்ச ப்ரஜாஸ்சாப்யநுரஞ்ஜதே ॥
He spoke nothing but truth.  He was learned, but at the same time,  He  was enthusiastic about respecting elders. He was loved by his people and he loved his people.

Mere chanting of the name ‘Sree Rama’ would provide everything to us ~ he is the greatest benefactor ~ the Maryadha Purush ~ the greatest epitome of all virtues Lord Rama.  The greatest of the Ithihasa puranamn * Sri Ramayanam * has had its influence across centuries, countries and cultures -  Maryadha Purush Sri Ramapiran  has illuminated the lives of millions imparting lessons in various spheres - statecraft, conduct, family and societal values. It has set rules for war and peace, for daily life and during times of crisis propagating the importance of justice, virtue, love and sacrifice and indicting greed, lust, the evils of power and covetousness. 

Pleasant things give happiness to everyone and there cannot be more pleasant sight than that of Sri Rama Pattabishekam ~ the eternal state of bliss- the most complete picture of happiness to everyone in the Kingdom.  Kavichakravarthi Kambar describes the mega event  saying it justified the name of earth.  Earth in Tamil is ‘Puvi’ [Bhoomi : பூமி] ~ which characteristically is the one with flowers [பூ].  The sages and angels were outpouring choicest flowers from all directions, it was raining fragrant flowers ~ earth appeared as if totally covered by those flowers offered celebrating the Coronation celebrations of Sri Rama.

தேவரும் முனிவர்தாமும் திசைதொறும் மலர்கள் சிந்த*
ஓவல் இல் மாரி ஏய்ப்பஎங்கணும் உதிர்ந்து வீங்கிக்*
கேவலமலராய்வேறு ஓர் இடம் இன்றிக் கிடந்த ஆற்றால்*,
பூ எனும் நாமம்இன்று இவ்உலகிற்குப் பொருந்திற்று அன்றே.

It is our total belief that by listening to the highly meaningful and auspicious poetical composition of Sri Ramayana, a person gets family-prosperity, augmentation in money and grain, superior quality of life, peace of mind,  exquisite happiness and all the acquisition of wealth on this earth.

Today, the Lord treated his devotees – a fascinating depiction of  Sitadevi seated along Lord Sri Rama with the valiant Lakshmana holding the umbrella and Sri Hanuman doing service at the lotus feet of the Lord.  Today, 20th Feb 2018, it was Theppothsavam of Lord Rama – and it was the most beautiful sarrupadu [alankaram] as ‘Pattabisheka Ramar’.  Here are some photos of the grand celebrations at Thiruvallikkeni. 

Adiyen Srinivasadhasan.

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