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Monday, March 9, 2020

Masi Magam @ Thiruvallikkeni 2020 - Sesha Vahana purappadu

Today (9.3.2020) is a great day ~ Masi Magam – a day on which the Ocean (Bay of Bengal) becomes much happier – for Sri Parthasarathi Perumal visits Bay of Bengal at Marina beach.   There used to be thirumanjanam on the shores ~ this morning there was Chakrathazhwar theerthavari.  

Today is full moon (Pournami) – in the morning it was Garuda Sevai and in the evening SEsha Vahanam.   Full moon is too inspiring.

திருப்பாற்கடலில் பள்ளி கொள்ளும் பெருமானுக்கு 'சேஷசாயி' என அழகான  திருநாமம். அந்த அரவணையானின் பாதங்களை    தொழுது ஏத்துபவர்கள்  என்று  என்றும் குறைவிலர் !..

Chandrayaan-3 will be launched in the first half of 2021, Union Minister Jitendra Singh said, indicating that there could be a slight delay in the launch of the third moon mission.  In the Lok Sabha, the Minister  said four biological and two physical science experiments related to microgravity will be conducted during the Gaganyaan project, India's manned mission to space. Singh said the revised configuration takes care of the robustness in design, capacity enhancement for mission flexibility and at the same time retained the heritage of Chandrayaan-II to the extent possible.  Chandrayaan-II hard-landed on lunar surface last year. The Indian Space Research Organisation had then resolved to launch the project again.

Today  is Full Moon day (Pournami in Tamil) – it is full moon day in the month of Masi.  Our celestial satellite (moon) is  approximately 248,548 miles (400,000km) from Earth. The Moon orbits Earth in a sightly elliptical orbit, which means our satellite consequently always has a point during its 27.3 day orbit when it is at its distant point from Earth.  Today’s moon is very special.  Based on the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration’s (PAGASA) astronomical diary in March, the full moon this month has the second closest distance to earth this year at 358,258 kilometers (km). The Moon is not always the same distance away from Earth. The orbit is not a perfect circle.
The Full Moon (pournami)  is the most spectacular Moon phase when the entire face of the Moon is lit up. At Full Moon, the entire face of the Moon is illuminated by the Sun's rays and it can be bright enough to light up otherwise dark nights. Though the moon is our closest, most familiar celestial neighbor, the question of how it formed is surprisingly unsettled and controversial. Scientists widely agree that about 4.5 billion years ago, a large object called Theia slammed into Earth—an idea known as the giant impact hypothesis. What happened next is up for debate, however. Some scientists favor a “classical” model, where the impact created a lot of debris that gradually clumped together into the moon, while Earth was left intact. Others favour more radical models, such as Earth and Theia vaporizing and producing a doughnut-shaped ring of superheated debris known as a synestia that eventually formed our planet and its natural satellite.

Moving away, for us Srivaishnavas, kainkaryam unto Him is the purpose of life.  Of those who render service to MahaVishnu, Ananthan – the AdiSesha serves Him in the best possible manner that one could visualize.   Our Boothath Azhwar urges us all to chant His name always !  .. .. He laments to say that those who allow themselves to forget His names are not human beings worthy of a birth in this World.  Lord Senkanmal is the only Saviour.  Always firmly believe that Madhava is the bearer of Dharma – we need to follow Dharma and make it habit to chant His names ever.

சிறந்தார்க்கு எழுதுணையாம் செங்கண்மால் நாமம்,
மறந்தாரை மானிடமா வையேன், அறம்தாங்கும்
மாதவனேயென்னும் மனம்படைத்து, மற்றவன்பேர்
ஓதுவதே நாவினால்  உள்ளு.

எம்பெருமானிடம் அடிபணிந்து அவனுக்கு கைங்கர்யங்கள் செய்து உகக்கும் ஸ்ரீவைஷ்ணவோத்தமர்களுக்கு உஜ்ஜீவந ஹேதுவான துணையாகின்ற திருநாமத்தை மறப்பவர்களை, இப்பூவுலகில் மனுஷ ஜென்மத்தில் பிறந்தவர்களாகவே  என்னெஞ்சில் கொள்ளமாட்டேன் ! தர்மஸ்தாபநம் பண்ணவல்ல திருமாலே!“ என்று கூவியழைக்கும்படியான,  செந்தாமரைக்  கண்ணனான எம்பெருமானுடைய உயர்ந்த  திருநாமத்தை நாவினால் எப்போதும் சொல்லுவதையே (ப்ராப்தமென்று) அநுஸந்தித்திரு !  (நெஞ்சமே! ) என்று நமக்கு வழி காட்டுகின்றார் நம் பூதத்தாழ்வார்

In the evening there was grand periya mada veethi purappadu in Sesha vahanam and here are some photos of the purappadu.

adiyen Srinivasa dhasan (Mamandur Veeravalli Srinivasan Sampathkumar)

1 comment:

  1. Excellent write up about moon, India's gaganyan mission and sri vaishnava mission ...