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Friday, April 9, 2021

Thiruvallikkeni Panguni Ekadasi purappadu 2021


இன்று [8.4.2021] பங்குனி மாசத்து ஏகாதசி - சதய நக்ஷத்திரமும் கூட.  திருவல்லிக்கேணி திவ்யதேசத்தில் ஸ்ரீ பார்த்தசாரதி எம்பெருமான் பெரிய மாட வீதி புறப்பாடு கண்டருளினார். கோஷ்டியிலே ஸ்ரீபேயாழ்வாரின்  மூன்றாம் திருவந்தாதி சேவிக்கப்பெற்றது. 

People learn by experience – sadly, 2020 seemingly has not taught people anything, going by what is about to get repeated in 2021.  Decades ago, Madras was well prepared to face an air raid from the Japanese during World War II. Air raid shelters were built, sirens installed, slit trenches dug and pamphlets that told residents how to stay safe pasted everywhere. Yet it is reported that  when a Japanese plane finally bombed the city on the night of October 11, 1943, no one knew about it for three days.

In Mar 2020, ‘a 21 day curfew’ was first announced  by Prime Minister of the Nation Shri Narendra Modiji.  He spoke of the need of remaining at home, not crossing the Lakshman Rekha.  He urged : stay at Home for your sake; everyone's sake, for the sake of our Nation.  #StayHomeIndia,  #NationalLockdown.  It was to be a complete lockdown and He urged that  if India does not manage the lockdown for these 21 days then India will be pushed back by 21 years.  "It took 67 days for the first lakh people to be infected from coronavirus. It only took 11 days for the next 1 lakh to be infected. Even more scary is the fact that it took only four days for the figure to rise to 3 lakhs," said PM Modi at that time.

Delhi on Thursday reported close to 7,500 coronavirus cases, a huge jump in the daily Covid-19 tally. For two days in the trot, the city reported over 5,000 new infections. On Wednesday, as many as 5,506 patient were found infected, while on Tuesday, the number of new cases were 5,100. Breaking all records, India recorded a massive surge of 131,893 Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours.  

In the wake of rising COVID cases in the country, and in line with other states, the Tamil Nadu state government has also now announced reintroduction of COVID-related restrictions.   Here are some of the restrictions :

·         Cinemas, theatres and multiplexes, including those located inside malls, will be allowed to operate with a maximum of 50 per cent capacity.

·         All shops, including vegetable shops, provision stores, shopping malls and big showrooms, can remain open only till 11 pm with a maximum of 50 per cent customer capacity at a time.

·         Restaurants, food courts and tea shops will be permitted to function with 50 per cent capacity. Takeaways are allowed till 11 pm.

·         Entertainment or amusement parks, auditoriums, recreational clubs, assembly halls, zoological parks, museums, and other similar places are permitted to function with 50 per cent capacity by following SOPs.

·         All social, political, academic, entertainment, sports, cultural and other functions are permitted in closed spaces (indoor areas) with a ceiling of 200 persons. A total of 100 people will be allowed at weddings and 50 at funerals.

·         Stadiums and playgrounds can conduct sports competitions. However, spectators are not allowed.

·         Film and serial shootings have been permitted. However, the respective production establishment has been instructed to ensure that artists and crew involved in the shoot undergo RT-PCR tests and vaccination.

.. .. .. .. b u t  .. ..  festivals and religious events would be prohibited, and  shall be permitted only upto 8 PM. The grim news is there perhaps would be no purappadu and the Emperumanar Uthsavam starting tomorrow is most likely to be affected.

. ………….   WE are the ones to blame for this situation, though one could still criticize the Govt for only restricting places of worship while allowing other things to happen – not forgetting the crowds that turned out at the Election rallies. 

பரபக்தி பரக்ஞான பரமபக்தியையுடையராய், 'ஞான திருப்தஸ்ய யோகின' எனும்படியே, லோக யாத்திரையில் கண்வையாதே அலௌகிகராய், முதல் ஆழ்வார்களில், மாடமாமயிலை என புகழ்பெற்ற தலத்திலே அயோனிஜராய்   அவதரித்து 'மஹ்தாஹ்வயர்' என்கிற தமிழ் தலைவன் பேயாழ்வாரின் அமுத வரிகளில் மூன்றாம் திருவந்தாதி பாடல் இங்கே (இரண்டாம் பாடல்) 

இன்றே கழல் கண்டேன் ஏழ்பிறப்பும் யான் அறுத்தேன்*

பொன்தோய் வரை மார்பில் பூந்துழாய்*  அன்று

திருக்கண்டு கொண்ட திருமாலே *  உன்னை

மருக்கண்டு  கொண்டு என் மனம்  .. 

At Thirukkovalur idaikazhi, standing alongside Poigaippiran and Boothathazhvaar, Sri Peyalwar has darshan of Sriman Narayan with the aid of the lamps lit by the two Azhwaars.  Having had good darshan of that complete Sriman Narayana  along with pirattiyar, holding divine arms – Alwar declares that – the moment, he realized Sriman Narayana, he could rid of all sins as also the continuing trouble of rebirth – the very thought of realization takes him to moksha, is what Alwar proudly declares. 

Here are some photos of the Ekadasi purappadu today evening.


adiyen Srinivasa dhasan
Mamandur veeravalli Srinivasan Sampathkumar

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