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Monday, February 28, 2022

Thiruvallikkeni Chakrasnanam 2022

 திருவல்லிக்கேணி ஸ்ரீபார்த்தசாரதி மாசி சிறப்பு ப்ரஹ்மோத்சவத்தில் இன்று 28.2.2022  தீர்த்தவாரி  - பல்லாண்டுகளுக்கு பின்னர் இன்று கைரவிணி திருக்குளத்திலேயே சக்கரத்தாழ்வார் ஸ்னானம் சிறப்புற நடந்தேறியது.

Thiruvallikkeni Aal mel pallakku 2021

 Thiruvallikkeni Sri Parthasarathi Perumal porvai kalaithal – aal mel pallakku, Pallakku mugappu   & Sri Parthasarathi perumal (mirror image redone)

Sunday, February 27, 2022

Saturday, February 26, 2022

Thiruvallikkeni Thiruther - people !! - 2022

உத்சவங்களில் திருத்தேர் கம்பீரமானது.  அழகான திருத்தேர் பெரிய கயிறுகளால் இழுக்கப்படும். அவற்றை "வடம்" என்று கூறுவர். இவ்வடத்தைப் பற்றி இழுத்துச் செல்வதை "வடம் பிடித்தல்" என்பர். கோவிலைச் சுற்றி தேர் செல்லக்கூடிய அளவு அகலமான வீதி அமைந்த இடங்கள் ரத வீதிகள் என்று அழைக்கப்படும். திருத்தேர் உருண்டோடி வரும் வீதிகள் எங்கும் மக்கள்  வீட்டு வாசலில் வண்ணக் கோலம் போட்டு, வழிபாட்டுப் பொருட்களுடன் வாசலில் நின்று கொண்டு வணங்குவர்.  தேர் (திருக்கோவில் உத்சவங்களில் திருத்தேர்) - பண்டைய காலத்தில் இருந்தே மக்களை கவர்ந்து வந்துள்ளது. 

கொடிஞ்சி என்பது தேரின் இருக்கை.   பேரியாழ் (21 நரம்புகள்) வாசிக்கும் பாணனொருவன் வறுமையால் வாடும் இன்னொரு பாணனை வெல் வேல் கிள்ளி என்ற சோழ அரசனுக்கும் நாக கன்னிகை பீலிவளை என்பவளுக்கும் பிறந்த தொண்டைமான் இளந்திரையன் என்னும் மன்னனிடம் ஆற்றுப்படுத்துவதாக அமைந்தது பெரும்பாணாற்றுப்படை. நூல். இதை ஆக்கியவர் கடியலூர் உருத்திரங் கண்ணனார் என்னும் புலவர். இந்நூலில் பாண்டவர்  கௌரவர் நூற்றுவரைப் போர்க்களத்தே வென்ற செய்தி கூறப்பட்டுள்ளது.  

ஈரைம் பதின்மரும் பொருதுகளத்து அவியப்

பேரமர்க் கடந்த கொடிஞ்சி நெடுந்தேர்

ஆராச் செருவின் ஐவர் போல !!  

Today (26.2.2022)  was the grand occasion of Thiruther for Sri  Parthasarathi Perumal.  Thiruther is most majestic and thousands descend to the divyadesam to have glimpse of Emperuman and the rolling juggernaut.  We worship Sriman Narayana, as  devotees and followers of the Vedic path, we firmly believe that  Lord Krishna descended on this Universe some  5,000 years ago.  His upadesam Srimad Bhagavad Geetha is the greatest treasure trove, rendered in the midst of Mahabaratha, when He offered to drive the chariot of Arjuna and earned the sobriquet ‘Sri Parthasarathi’.  

0ne will realise the grandeur  of rolling juggernaut, if one were to stand near as the 8 or 9 feet wheel rotates by.  Thiruther is a grand occasion of togetherness of people.  During Brahmothsavam thousands throng Temple and have darshan of Perumal in His veethi purappadu ~ significantly, during Thiruther, thousands partake – they pull, go around, push, offer buttermilk and panakam [jaggery water] to devotees and there is celebrations on the air, clearly visible.  

Could recall that the Thiruther of yore was even bigger ~ in 1980s for a couple of years, there was no Thiruther purappadu as it was under repair – when made again, in tune with times, it got reduced a bit – also now it has steel wheels; the earlier one had wooden wheel… it now runs on concrete cement road.  Thiruther, the chariot, is easily the most grandeur and most attended by bakthas too. Ratha [the chariot] has existed in puranic days, historic days and more.  We have heard of Kings of recent past having had platoons of horse and horse-driven chariots.  

On screen too, we have seen many – one got enamoured by the scene of Arjuna wading through the forces in Mahabaratha  - even those chariots were quite attractive.  Ratha is not only fleet-footed mode during war, it symbolizes energy and zeal to move forward.  It was on the chariot steered by Lord Krishna, Geethopadesam occurred to Arjuna, the mighty warrior.  The rath itself according to legend was given by Agni.  The battle formation was unconceivably bigger ~ by some accounts an Akshauhini is described as a formation consisting of 21870 chariots, 21870 elephants, 65160 cavalry and more than a lakh of infantry.  

Odisha’s king Narshimhadeva, the first of Eastern Ganga dynasty, decided to make a huge temple complex consisting of four temples dedicated to the Sun god in 1255 AD. The site chosen by the architects was in the north-eastern corner of Puri, one of the four sacred dhams – Konarak,  Bhubaneswar.  The Konark temple is designed in the form of the chariot of the Sun god. It has 24 wheels and seven horses.   

It was a grand festive day at Thiruvallikkeni Divyadesam – the chariot was pulled at 07.00 am and reached back the place by 08.25 am ~ it was heavenly.  In the goshti, it was Thirumozhi of Thirumangai Mannan.  Thiruther is celebration of people – thousands had assembled at Thiruvallikkeni to have darshan of Sri Parthasarathi Emperuman and glee was lit large in their faces – here are some photos of people.

adiyen Srinivasa dhasan
Mamandur Veeravalli Srinivasan Sampathkumar

Friday, February 25, 2022

Yanai vahana pathi ulathal 2022

 Sri Parthasarathi Perumal –– pathi ulathal before Yanai vahana purappadu


சூர்ணாபிஷேகம் - Ananda nilaya Vimanam 2022

 சூர்ணாபிஷேகம்  - Today is Choornabishekam’,    Sri Parthasarathi perumal purappadu in ‘Ananda nilaya Vimanam [Punniya Kodi vimanam]’.

Thursday, February 24, 2022

Hanumantha Vahanam - జై చిరంజీవ జగదేకవీర 2022

జై   చిరంజీవ   జగదేకవీర

ஸ்ரீ இராமாயணத்திலே ஸ்ரீ ஹனுமான் அற்புத பாத்திரம்  ~ வாஹனங்களிலே நம்மை கவர்வது கருட, ஹனுமந்த வாகனங்கள் ! ஆற்றல்மிகுதி, கூர்மையான அறிவு,  திண்ணமான எண்ணங்கள் – அமைதியான மனம், எடுத்துக்கொண்ட செயலை செவ்வனே செய்து முடிக்கும் தீர்மை, காரியத்தில் உறுதி, மனம் தளராமை, நம்பிக்கையின் முழுஉருவம் -  இவை அனைத்தும் அஞ்சனை மைந்தனான சிரஞ்சீவி ஹனுமான். கம்ப நாட்டாழ்வான், அனுமனை முதலில் வர்ணிக்கும் போதே : எம் மலைக் குலமும் தாழ,    இசை சுமந்து, எழுந்த தோளான்  ~ என்கிறார். 

The mighty Hanuman excelled in his role as emissary -   Hanuman was destined to bigger deeds – of organizing an army comprising of monkeys in search of Sita, his great leap into the sea, crossing it and reaching the fortified Lanka; slaying wicked demon and meeting Sita at Ashoka vanam; sitting majestically before the King Ravana and burning the whole of Lanka ……… more than all these, the one role he relished most was carrying the ‘Ithihasa Purush’ on his shoulders and thus earning the title ‘Siriya Thiruvadi’ – the carrier of Lord Sri Rama.   

In Bollywood and in Kollywood, often Hinduism is ridiculed .. .. Tollywood perhaps is still different, there have been so many beautifully made movies depicting our puranas and divine places.  

Hanuman was an  animated feature film directed by V. G. Samant and produced by Percept Picture Company and Silvertoons released in 2005 depicting the life   of its title character, Hanuman, Pavana puthra.  It is India's first full length fully animated feature film released theatrically (there were several earlier ones made by Pentamedia Graphics). The film collected more than 8 crores  and was a big  hit at the box office.  The narrator is actor Mukesh Khanna. The movie relays how Hanuman was born to Anjani   and Kesari, by the blessings of Vayu-Deva. Aanjaneya was blessed with supreme intelligence, strength and divine powers. As a baby, Hanuman was quite naughty; once when he was hungry, he leapt to catch the Sun thinking it was a fruit. 

Mega star Chiranjeevi often portrayed himself as bakth of Aanjaneya.  Jagadeka Veerudu Athiloka Sundari (Earthly warrior and the otherworldly beauty) is a 1990 Telugu fantasy film directed by K. Raghavendra Rao, from a screenplay written by Rao and Jandhyala. It starred Chiranjeevi and Sridevi – the  plot revolves around a man who finds a ring that gives the bearer great power! 

జై చిరంజీవ జగదేకవీర 

Veeranjaneya Shooranjaneya ! Prasannaanjaneya Prabha Divyakaaya

Aarogyadaatha… Abhaya Pradhaata ! Aarogyadaatha… Abhaya Pradhaata

Unmaada Bhaya Jaadya Peeda Nivaaraa


Jai Chiranjeeva song in the movie ‘Jagadekaveerudu Athiloka Sundari’ written by Veturi set to the music of Illayaraja sung by SP Sailaja – you may hear this here   : 

One must keep the kind away from fear – and surrendering to Sriman Narayana,  the Saviour is the easiest way.  We fall at the feet of Sri Parthasarathi  emperuman  and look to him to salvage us.  At Thiruvallikkeni during the special Brahmothsavam  for Sri Parthasarathi  day 5 today  (24.2.2022)  was hectic -  morning   was  ‘Nachiyar thirukolam;  in the evening pathi ulathal -   and then the  most majestic ‘Hanumantha’ vahanam !  Today 24.2.2022   is a glorious day – it is day 5 of Special Brahmothsavam at   Here are some photos of  Sri Parthasarathi  Emperuman purappadu at Thiruvallikkeni divyadesam  - Hanumantha vahanam.

adiyen Srinivasa dhasan [Mamandur Veeravalli Srinivasan Sampathkumar]