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Sunday, January 24, 2016

Eekkattu Thangal Thiruvooral Uthsavam - Sri Parthasarathi purappadu 2016

“EEkkadu Thaangal Thiruvooral Uthsavam -  
Thiurvallikkeni Emperuman purappadu”

Vijay Avenue looks all bedecked to honour the Holy Visitor…..

This is a photo taken at around 01.00 am in the morning of today, and one might wonder how there are so many around and more importantly, why a purappadu of Perumal at such a time ????

திருவல்லிக்கேணி திவ்ய தேசத்தில் : நித்யப்படிமாதந்திரவருஷாந்திர உத்சவங்கள் பலவும் சிறப்புற நடைபெறுகின்றன.  திருநக்ஷத்திரம் கணக்கு இல்லாமல் நடக்கும் ஒரு சிறப்பு உத்சவம் "ஈக்காட்டுத்தாங்கல்  திருவூறல் உத்சவம்".  கிண்டி அருகே உள்ள ஈக்காடு தொழிற்பேட்டை பிரசித்தி பெற்றது. இது அடையாறு ஆற்றங்கரையில் உள்ளது.  ஸ்ரீ பார்த்தசாரதி பெருமாள் பிரதி வருடமும் ஒரு நாள் இங்கு எழுந்து அருள்கிறார்.  மாசி மாதம் மற்ற சிறப்பு உத்சவங்கள் ஏதுவும் இல்லாத ஒரு ஞாயிற்றுக் கிழமை இவ்வுத்சவம் நடைபெறுகிறது.  

At Thiruvallikkeni Divyadesam there are daily, monthly, yearly uthsavams. Most of them occur on specific nakshathiram.  Today [early morning of 24th Jan 2016]  is ‘Eekkattu Thangal Thiruvural Uthsavam.  Eekkadu Thangal near Guindy is an area known for its industries and it lies on the bank of Adyar river.  During the recent floods in Dec 2015, many factories, houses in this were inundated as the river was in spates.   Every year, Sri Parthasarathi visits this place.  This Uthsavam is held on a Sunday in the Tamil month of Maasi, when there are no other special uthsavams.   

Sri Parthasarathi Swami started from His temple in the early hours of today at around 01.15 am and after ‘mandakapadis’ at various places visits Eekkadu Thangal.  The first halt is at Thavana Uthsava Bungalow, then Sri Parthasarathi Swami Sabha, then Vijay Avenue, Venkatrangam Street.  Sri Parthasarathi then visits Mylai Madhava Perumal Thirukovil ~ and later Sri Adhi Kesava Perumal Sannathi near Chithirai Kulam.  [there will be a separate post of Azhwar mangalasasanam at Thirumayilai later………]. Sri Parthasarathi after Mylapore, goes via Alwarpet, T Nagar, Kodambakkam, Mahalingapuram, Saidapet and finally reaches Eekkattu Thangal where Thirumanjanam is performed. 

Perumal in a beautiful palanquin literally moves so fast that one will have to run to keep pace with Him – it is a great kainkaryam by the enthusiastic Sripadhamthangigal of Thiruvallikkeni. The purappadu is now on.. Here are some photos taken this morning.
Adiyen Srinivasadhasan
@ 05.00 am  24th Jan 2016

PS :   The purappadu is now on and if you are lucky, you can have darshan nearer T Nagar, Mahalingapuram, Kodambakkam, Saidapet…. [He is Omnipresent ~ everywhere !!!] He will reach Ekkadu Thangal around 12 noon and the thirumbugal [return purappadu] will be this evening. At around 7 pm,  there will be grand purappadu at Saidapet near Perumal temple…

 At  Thavana Uthsava Bungalow 

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