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Sunday, June 17, 2018

Thirumayilai Sri Adhi Kesavar Vana bhojanam at Thiruvallikkeni 2018

Today (17th June 2018) is Pusam / Ayilyam and even at the divyadesam, where you have purappadus all throughout the year there is nothing special at Sri Parthasarathi swami thirukovil .. .. .. yet, Allikkeni is active.  Kaliyan singing about the divyadesam calls it ‘maada maa Mayilai Thiruvallikkeni’ [singing Mylapore and Triplicane together as the place with palatial buildings !]

Mylapore is more associated with Kapaleeswarar temple that has a great history – and one that was relocated from its earlier position nearer the sea to its present place.   Sri Adhi Kesava Perumal Devasthanam better known as ‘ Mylai Kesava Perumal Kovil’ is near Mylai Kapaleeswarar Temple and the Chithirai kulam belongs to this Temple.  This is Chandra pushkarini (sarva theertham) popularly known as Chithirai kulam.  The presiding deity here is Sri Adhi Kesava Perumal and thayar is Mayuravalli – the place itself was historically known as ‘Mayurapuri’. The temple is quite ancient and dates back to centuries.

Every year during Ekkaduthangal Thiruvural uthsavam, Sri Parthasarathi Emperuman visits this temple, has mangalasasanam of Sri Peyalwar and has purappadu in the mada veethis.  For many years, Sri Aadhi Kesava Perumal from Thirumayilai has been visiting Thiruvallikkeni divyadesam and has  ‘vana bojana uthsavam’ performed here. Today morning  – Adhi Kesavar with all paraphernalia visited Thiruvallikkeni, had Thirumanjanam at Sri Vanamamalai Mutt at East Tank Sq St., Triplicane.  Sri NC Sridhar, Trustee  has been making arrangements in a grand way.  

Here are some photos of the palanquin and some taken during the thirumanjanam.

adiyen Srinivasa dhasan.

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