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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Sri Gajendra Varadhar ~ gracious saving of elephant and the beautiful kolam

At Thiruvallikkeni divaydesam,  Devathirajar Moolavar is in unique Garuda vahanam posture.   

Thirumangai Mannan’s mangalasasanam  on Lord Varadharajar at Thiruvalliekkeni divaydesam is : -

மீனமர் பொய்கை நாண்மலர் கொய்வான் வேட்கையினோடு சென்றிழிந்த,*
கானமர் வேழம் கையெடுத் தலறக் கராவதன் காலினைக் கதுவ,*
ஆனையின் துயரம் தீரப்புள்ளூர்ந்து சென்று நின்றாழிதொட் டானை,*
தேனமர் சோலை மாடமாமயிலைத்  திருவல்லிக்கேணிக் கண்டேனே.*

The elephant Gajendra had entered the beautiful pond where new flowers were available; the crocodile made a beastly attack.  Elephant lifted its trunk and trumpeted seeking the help of God; who immediately came to its help astride the bird [Garudan]; that God who used his Chakra for assuaging the elephant  is seen at Thiruvallikkeni, the place having well built houses and densely surrounded by pleasant fruit bearing trees.

Today 21st Feb 2018 is 7th and concluding day of Theppothsavam and it is Gajendra Varadhar Thirukolam ~ Sri Varadhar lifting His hand, releasing Chakra to slain the dangerous crocodile in order to save Gajendra, the elephant King who sought refugee of the Lord.

Here are some photos depicting the Thirukolam, silver elephant and the beast,   the beautiful façade of Geetacharyan house at South Mada Street, the fabulous kolam depicting the enactment drawn in front of the house  (done by Mrs Bhooma Venkatakrishnan)  

Bliss is to such activities in the holy divyadesam of Thiruvallikkeni.

adiyen Srinivasa dhasan.

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