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Friday, April 6, 2018

Thirumayilai Sri Adhi Kesava Perumal Garudothsavam 2018

It is a place that predates British rule by several centuries; it was occupied by the Portuguese in 1523, which  lasted until 1749, later falling  into the hands of the British East India Company.   It is “Mylapore” [Thiru Mayilai],  a cultural hub; one of the oldest residential parts of the city, also known as VEdapuri and Mayurapuri. 

It is the time of annual Brahmothsavam and today morning (4.4.2018) it was the glittering Garuda vahanam.  The speciality of this temple is the importance accorded to Sri Peyalwar in every purappadu and in everything, being his birth place.  Today too, Sri Peyazhwar waited outside the Gopuram and welcomed Sri Adhi Kesava Perumal in golden Garuda vahanam.  There was oyyali [Aesal too] .. here are some photos taken during the purappadu at mylai mada veethi, this morning.

Sri Peyalwar speaks thus on Sriman Narayana’s appearance on  the vahanam :

பொலிந்திருண்ட கார்வானில் மின்னேபோல் தோன்றி,
மலிந்து திருவிருந்த மார்வன், - பொலிந்த
கருடன்மேல் கொண்ட கரியான் கழலே,
தெருடன் மேல் கண்டாய் தெளி.

Sriman Narayana riding on the mighty Garuda – to Alwar it is akin to  a glorious dark raincloud lit by a lightning, the most merciful Saviour of the Universe – Emperuman with lotus dame Sri Mahalakshmi on his chest – provides darshan seated on Periyathiruvadi Garuda. He ordains his heart, that having seen Emperuman’s  feet through knowledge,  asks Heart to rise and understand the greatness of eternal Saviour Sriman Narayana.

The streaming bakthas had the pleasure of His darshan and here are some photos of Sri Adhi Kesavar and Thamizh thalaivan Sri Peyalwar.   

Adiyen Srinivasa dhasan.

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