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Friday, May 2, 2014

Akshaya Trithiyai ~ Sri Udayavar Yaanai vahana purappadu 2014.

Today is “Akshaya Tritiya”  the day when Lord Parashuram, the sixth incarnation of Lord Vishnu, is believed to have been born. It is considered one of the most auspicious days in the year and, as such, people not only buy jewellery but also perform all 'shubh karya' on the day.  One of the most important legends associated with observing Akshaya Trithiya is that of Lord Krishna and Kuchela. Another significant mythology is that of the Pandavas receiving the Akshay Patra from Krishna.

Today I have posted on how marketeers have converted this to be a day of buying gold ornaments and silver ~ making it a great day for the Sellers.  The word "Akshaya" means the never diminishing in Sanskrit and the day is believed to bring good luck and success. Traders have made it appear that it is the day when one must make purchases ~ the year that went by -  saw a lull in gold prices and some serious short-selling by gold bears, especially after the Fed started shutting the stimulus tap progressively. From Akshaya Tritiya last year, on May 13 till date, gold prices on the MCX is up 7.06 percent (mostly due to weak rupee), while the international markets have declined by around 10 percent in the same time frame as investors have been on a selling mode globally and tough restrictions on import and jewellery businesses have taken the wind out of the sails of the sector.  So with gold prices falling perhaps it is the right time to buy.  Silver also dropped for the third straight day by losing Rs 430 to Rs 41,650 per kg. Globally, gold in Singapore, which normally sets price trend on the domestic front, fell by 0.2% to $1,282.25 an ounce and silver by 0.3% to $18.97 an ounce.

This is no post on Gold or Silver – but on our Acharyar Emperumanaar. Today, (2nd May 2014) the 8th day of the Uthsavam, by sheer coincidence, it was ‘yaanai vahanam’ for Udayavar and the yaanai in Thiruvallikkeni is silvery.   Swami Emperumanaar had purappadu on the silver elephant and the oozing grace simply outweighed the serenity and beauty of the moon – one could see only the kindness and glory of Swami.  Here are some photos of Swami Yathirajar on Yaanai vahanam. 

Read in FB of Garuda Sevai at Sri Adhi Jagannatha Perumal Thirukovil at Thirupullani on Akshaya Trithiyai day and this photo credits to  my friend Mr Raguveerdhayal Thiruppathi  Iyengar

Adiyen Srinivasadhasan.

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