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Friday, March 29, 2013

Allikkeni Azhagiya Singar Thavanothsavam 2013

Thiruvallikkeni is replete with Festivities and uniquely there are two Brahmothsavams ~ one for Sri Parthasarathi in the month of Chithirai and for Azhagiya Singar in the month of Aani.   After the Theppothsavam, comes the Thavana Uthsavam.  It would amaze one to understand the significance of each Uthsavam and the care with which our elders have designed them.  After the 5 day festivity for Sri Parthasarathi, now it is for Azhagiya Singar – 3 day Thavanothsavam starting from today ~ 29th Mar 2013.

I have recently posted about Thavana Uthsavam and the vast expanse at Thulasinga Perumal Koil Street, now known as ‘Thavana Uthsava Bungalow’ deriving  its name from the Thavana Uthsavam.  The significance of this Uthsavam is that with the onset of summer, Perumal takes rest under the roof made of dhavanam  (Tamil: தவனம்) [Artemisia pallens] – an aromatic herb.  Now a days, Perumal takes rest under the roof made of thavanam – an aromatic herb.

Sri Azhagiya Singar had purappadu in the morning reached the Bungalow, had  Thirumanjanam inside the premises, had purappadu inside the Bungalow in the evening and then had ‘periya maada veethi purappadu’. 

Here are some photos taken during today’s purappadu.  Today, Sri Azhagiya Singar had sarrupadi [decoration ~ alankaram] as ‘Kalinga Narthana Kannan ~ the Krishna who danced on the hood of Kalinga, the snake during Krishna Avathara’.  To make you appreciate the sarrupadi, a rare photo of Azhagiha Singar in His purest form, without even a garland is also posted.

Adiyen Srinivasa dhasan                                                                                                29th Mar 2013

purappadu inside bungalow
 under Thavana kooralam and Perumal pinnazhagu…

Azhagiya Singar ~ Kalinga Narthanam Thirukolam

Thiruvanthikappu before returning to the Temple

Thiruvallikkeni Azhagiya Singar ~ a rare photo.

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