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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Sri Rama Navami - Hanumantha vahanam at Thiruvallikkeni

Today (8th April 2014)  is the holy day of Sree Rama Navami – the day on which Lord Sri Ramachandramurthy, the supreme avatar was born in the blessed land of Ayodhya.  Lord Rama descended on earth for the purpose of upholding righteousness and rewarding virtue.

The Greatest of Ithihasa purana ‘Sri Ramayanam’  is the undiluted history of the Greatest Person who descended on this Universe, on the banks of river Sarayu, in a prosperous country called ‘Koshala’.  In the immortal Ramayana, there are learning of life …..

~ and there is also a great character – a warrior, mightily powerful, whose body was as hard as a diamond, whose speed equalled those of fastest flying eagles, who possessed great wisdom, who could organize a group of roaming ones, who can jump hundreds of miles, yet who remained at the feet of his Master, totally committed thinking of their welfare alone – unassuming, yet capable of telling the right things at the right moment – that is Pavana Puthra Hanuman – Aanjaneya, who is called ‘siriya thiruvadi’ – bearer of Lord Rama – who carried Rama on his shoulders during the war in which the demon was killed. 

The mighty Hanuman excelled in his role as emissary when he bowed before Rama and Lakshmana, clearly explaining at Rishyamukha parvatha bridging relations, bonding a great friendship of mutual benefit for the Vanara King Sugriva with the Princess of Ayodhya who had come to the forest on the words of His father.   The gracious speech and dignified conduct of Hanuman was instrumental in forging the relationship of Sugriva, eventual slaying of Vali and his begetting the Kingdom.  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

At Thiruvallikkeni divyadesam (as also in many other divine places) on Sri Rama Navami day – there was the grand purappadu of Sri Rama in Hanumantha vahanam.  Here are some photos of the great occasion

Adiyen Srinivasa dhasan.


  1. nice write up swamy. one minor point - though he has come to be known as siRiya thiruvadi - our AchAryas only referred to him as thiruvadi.
    adiyen sarathy ramanuja dasan

  2. Dear Sarathy Swamin, many thanks for your correct inputs. Adiyen dhasan