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Sunday, May 8, 2016

Udayavar Uthsavam day 8 ~ at Sriperumpudur - 2016

போற்றரும் சீலத்து இராமானுசா* நின் புகழ் தெரிந்து சாற்றுவனேல் **

ஸ்ரீபெரும்புதூரில் தான் உகந்த திருமேனியாய் எழுந்து அருளி இருக்கும் எம்பெருமானார், புகழ்ந்து தலைக் கட்டவரிதான சீலகுணங்களை உடையவர்.  அவ்வளவு சிறந்த கல்யாண குணங்களை விவேகித்து லோக பிரசித்தமாம்படி பேசுவேன் ~ என்கிறார் திருவரங்கத்து அமுதனார்.

Today, 8th May 2016 was destined to be a great day.. today is day 8 of Sri Ramanujar Avathara Uthsavam – occasioned to travel around 50 kms away from Thiruvallikkeni divyadesam, travelling on National Highway 4 (NH 4)  that  links four of the 10 most populous Indian cities - Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore, and Chennai. NH 4 is 1,235 km (767 mi) in length and passes through the states of Maharashtra, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.  To us, it is significant, as it passes through ‘Bhoodapuri’  ~ in case what you wondered what it was – it is the old name for Sri Perumpudur, the birth place of our Acharyar Udayavar.

‘Ananthah sarasi dhere  Ramye  Bhoothapurivare’ – on the bank of Ananthasaras the temple pushkarini, is the temple of Sri Adhi Kesavar.   Thayar here  is Yathirajanatha Valli. It is the Avathara Sthalam of Sri Ramanujar.  Legend has it that this place was built by Boothas and hence the name Boothapuri.

Sri Perumpudur is the most divine place for us – for this is the place where our Greatest Acharyar “Emperumanaar, Bashyakarar” the reincarnation of Aadi Sesha and Sri Lakshmanar was born,  in the year 1017  to Kesava Somayaji and Gandhimathi couples.   “Anujan” means younger brother.  Ramanuja’s avtar is attributed to Sri Lakshmana the younger brother of Lord Rama and as , Sri Lakshmana himself, Ramanuja represents the divine  Adisesha.   Worshipping Sri Ramanujar at this temple will cure us of all sins.

On day 8 of Sri Udayavar Uthsavam, had darshan at Sri Perumpudur ~ and it was Sesha vahana purappadu in the morning.  Here are some photos of purappadu

Adiyen Srinivasadhasan.

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