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Saturday, October 17, 2020

Purattasi Sani 5 ~ Aippaisi masa pirappu - Navarathri and more 2020


Today 17.10.2020 is significant .. .. Chithirai, Prathamai -  today is Aippaisi masa pirappu – Thula sankramana punya kalam; Purattasi Sani 5th varam (though Aippaisi is born); 6th day of Swami Manavala Mamunigal Uthsavam; start of Navrathri Uthsavam and Sri Vedavalli thayar purappadu in Kamala vahanam; .. .. and today starts the Uthsavam of Peyazhwar too; so naturally this is day 3 of Poigaippiran and 2nd day of Boothathazhwar uthsavam. 

The most uttered, spoken, feared word is Corona .. the Covid 19 virus.  The World is impacted and is fearing its ill-effects !  ..   Millions of people have seen Covid-19 rules tighten as areas have moved up England's new three-tier alert system. London and York are among those moving up to tier two, meaning people cannot mix with other households indoors.  Boris Johnson has said infection rates in Manchester are "grave" and he may "need to intervene" if a row over moving into tier three is not resolved. More than half of England - in excess of 28 million people - is now under extra coronavirus restrictions.

In its neighbouring France,  bars and cafes faced a busy evening before a month-long curfew started at midnight  in Paris and other cities. The controversial night curfew is aimed at curbing the soaring coronavirus infection rate in France, which is one of Europe's coronavirus hotspots. The full curfew began this  Saturday, from 21:00 to 06:00 every night. The Paris region and eight other cities are affected, including Marseille, Lyon, Lille and Toulouse. About 20 million French people are covered by it, but mayors in some towns - notably Le Touquet and Creil in the north - have also announced curfews to prevent a knock-on effect, as frustrated revellers seek somewhere else to meet.

French police have raided the homes of senior government and health officials as part of an investigation into their handling of the coronavirus pandemic. Health Minister Olivier Véran and the director of the national health agency, Jérôme Salomon, are among those whose properties were searched.  The raids came after a court launched an inquiry earlier this year into the government's handling of the pandemic. It has faced criticism over shortages of equipment and slow response times. Prime Minister Jean Castex is also under investigation, French media report, as is his predecessor Edouard Philippe and Mr Véran's predecessor Agnès Buzyn.

Back home in India, total Covid tally stands at 74,32,681 including 7,95,087 active cases, 65,24,596 cured/discharged/migrated cases and 1,12,998 deaths, informed Union Health Ministry. The no. of active cases as also the fresh cases have been seeing a diminish trend which augurs well for the Nation.

Prevention is the best strategy to fight Covid-19, a pandemic caused by a coronavirus named SARS-CoV-2. The world is waiting with baited breath for a clinically approved vaccine. There is no specific medicine or drug formula that checks the spread of SARS-CoV-2. The only antiviral treatment currently approved is giving doses of remdesivir to Covid-19 patients requiring hospitalisation.

As the work continues to develop an effective vaccine for COVID-19, the government on Saturday said two pan-India studies on the genome of the virus in India suggest it is genetically stable and has shown no major mutation. After a review meeting chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on the   pandemic situation, and vaccine delivery, distribution and administration preparedness, the Prime Minister’s Office said in a statement that three vaccines are in advanced stages of development in India, out of which two are in Phase II and one is in Phase-III. Let us hope that Corona too becomes a thing of the past and people live happily .. ..

எம்பெருமான் ஸ்ரீமன் நாரணனது பரத்துவத்தை அறுதியிட்டு உரைப்பவர் பக்திசாரர்.  இதோ இங்கே திருமழிசைப்பிரானின் நான்முகன் திருவந்தாதி பாசுரம் :  

தமராவார்  யாவருக்கும் தாமரை  மேலாற்கும்

அமரர்க்கும் ஆடரவர்த்தாற்கும் - அமரர்கள்

தாள்  தாமரை  மலர்களிட்டிறைஞ்சி, மால்வண்ணன்

தாள்தாமரை   அடைவோமென்று.


எம்பெருமான் ஸ்ரீமன் நாரணனே மிகவும் உயர்ந்தவன்.  அந்த கரியமேனியனான எம்பெருமானுடைய திருவடித் தாமரைகளில்  பல்வேறு மணம் கமழும் புஷ்பங்களை ஸமர்ப்பித்து வணங்கி  அத்திருவடித்தாமரைகளையே  அடைவோமென்று பக்தராயிருக்குமவர்கள் -  திருநாபிக் கமலத்திற் பிறந்த பிரமனுக்கும்,  ஆடுகின்ற ஸர்ப்பங்களை (ஆபரணமாக உடம்பிலே) கட்டிக் கொண்டிருக்கும் சிவனுக்கும், நித்யஸூரிகளுக்கும் மற்றுமெல்லார்க்கும்  மேற்பட்டவராவர். அத்தகைய எம்பெருமானை அனுதினமும் வணங்குவோர்க்கு எல்லா நலன்களும் தானே அமையும். 

Here are some photos of Sri Azhagiya Singar Purattasi sani purappadu way back on 10.10.2009.

adiyen Srinivasa dhasan
Mamandur Veeravalli Srinivasan Sampathkumar

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