Saturday, 19 April 2014

2014 - brahmOthsavam day 5

srImathE satagOpAya nama:

srImathE rAmAnujAya nama:
srImadh varavaramunayE nama: 
srI vAnAchala mahAmunayE nama:

Today, in the morning, emperumAn is dressed in nAchiyAr thirukkOlam - dressed as srI yathirAja nAtha valli thAyAr (srI mahAlakshmi) wearing all her ornaments, jewels, etc. Commoners say its "mOhini alankAram". But ones who are well versed in srI vaishNava sampradhAyam say "nAchiyAr thirukkOlam". In thiruppAvai 4th pAsuram "Azhi mazhaik kaNNA" - an incident is identified. Once during adhyayana uthsavam in srIrangam, namperumAL dresses up like srIranga nAchiyAr and invites parAsara bhattar. bhattar is always known to take sides towards his dear mother (srIranga nAchiyAr). When he arrives to see perumAL, perumAL asks him if his attire like thAyAr looks perfect. bhattar takes a deep look and replies "nAchiyAr vizhi vizhikka voNNAthu" (You dont have the same merciful eyes like thAyAr). bhattar establishes that thAyAr is more merciful than perumAL and no matter how much he tries to immitate thAyAr, he cannot succeed in showing the same mercy in his eyes. It is this vaibhavam today in srIperumbUthUr during the morning puRappAdu. 
  • Full set of pictures at
  • Morning
    • chakkarathAzhwAr puRappAdu for bali (offerings to dhEvathAs) around the town
    • puRappAdu for Adhi kEsava perumAL in pallakku around the town with thiruviruththam gOshti.  During today's puRappAdu, there are several maNdagappadis (stop-overs) for perumAL at yathirAja jIyar mutt, garden behind avathAra sthalam (birth place), hanumAn sannidhi, piLLai maNdapam, AzhwAn sannidhi, mAmunigaL sannidhi, etc.
    • Return to temple. perumAL comes out of pallakku and more maNdagappadi inside the temple at vENu gOpAlan sannidhi, dhvajArOhaNa maNdapam, thanga maNdapam, thAyAr sannidhi, rAmar sannidhi, etc.
    • perumAL returns to mirror room. 
    • iyal sARRumuRai in front of emperumAnAr at his sannidhi.
  • Afternoon
    • thirumanjanam for perumAL and thAyArs
  • Evening
    • chakkarathAzhwAr puRappAdu for bali (offerings to dhEvathAs) around the town
    • Adhi kEsava perumAL puRappAdu in yALi vAhanam with thiruviruththam and perumAL thirumozhi gOshti. yALi is an animal which looks like a combination of lion and elephant. It is said to be huge in size and can easily lift up an elephant using its tusk.
    • perumAL returns to kaNNAdi aRai (mirror room)
adiyen sarathy ramanuja dasan

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