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Saturday, September 7, 2013

Thiruvallikkeni Sri Varadharajar Hastham purappadu

Today 7th Sept. 2013 is Hastha Nakshathiram – at Thiruvallikkeni Divyadesam, Sri Varadharajar had chinna mada veethi purappadu. For many of you who know Thiruvallikkeni so well and residing in this great Divyadesam, the following few words may not be news at all ~ still thought of sharing a few lines…..

It is unique to this Divyadesam that the presiding deity is Sri  Rukmini sametha Sri Venkata Krishnan with His family ~ the Uthsavar is Sri Parthasarathi.  There are two dwajasthambams – one for Sri Parthasarathi and the other on the western side for Sri Narasimhar. The moolavar is Yoga Narasimhar ~ the uthsavar being known as Sri Thelliya Singar.  There are two brahmothsavam – in Chithirai for Sri Parthasarathi and in aani for Sri Thelliya Singar.

Besides, there are 3 Divyadesa Emperumans – Sri Ranganathar, Sri Ramar and Sri Varadharajar.   Sri Devathirajar [Varadhar] is very unique in the sense that the moolavar is seen here on ‘Garuda vahanam’ – usually you get to see vahanam purappadus for Uthsavar – here Moolavar Himself is on Garuda vahanam as He presented Himself to sage Saptharoma. 

Thirumangai mannan in his Periya Thirumozhi describes of the incident of Lord rushing to save His devotees.... –  the elephant desirous of plucking fresh lotus flower for worshipping the Lord entered the fish-pond; the crocodile that was waiting caught his leg and its jaws pained the elephant – who in total surrender to the Lord made a tumultuous should calling out the Lord as the primordial Lord – to rid the elephant of the distress, Sri Varadhar descended swiftly on Garuda vahanam and through His Chakra provided relief.

மீனமர் பொய்கை நாண்மலர் கொய்வான் வேட்கையி னோடுசென் றிழிந்த*
கானமர் வேழம் கையெடுத்தலறக் கராவதன் காலினைக்கதுவ*
ஆனையின் துயரம் தீரப் புள்ளூர்ந்து சென்றுநின்றாழி தொட் டானை,*
தேனமர் சோலை மாடமாமயிலைத்   திருவல்லிக்கேணிக் கண் டேனே.*

Here are some photos taken during today’s  Hastham purappadu

Adiyen Srinivasadhasan.

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