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2014 vaikAsi uthsavam schedule

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

Please view the invitation and detailed schedule in thamizh at https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/104230183983139002550/albums/6014014660809274353 – thanks to Sampath Thothathri swamy for scanning and uploading the same.

2014vaikasiuthsavam-invitation

  • Daily two times puRappAdu (procession)
  • May 31st – angurArppaNam
  • June 2nd (day 1) – dhvajArOhaNam – Morning 7 – 7.30am
  • June 6th (day 5) night (throughout the night) – 9 garuda sEvai for navathiruppathi perumALs, nammAzhwAr in hamsa vAhanam, madhurakavi AzhwAr in parangi nARkAli vAhanam
  • June 9th (day 8) – nammAzhwAr visits appan kOyil (his avathAra sthalam)
  • June 10th (day 9) – gOratham for AzhwAr at 8.30am
  • June 11th (day 10) – thIrthavAri, on the way back, thirumaN kAppu (Urdhva puNdram) sEvai at bhavishyadhAchAryan sannidhi
  • June 11th – thiruvAimozhi piLLai thirunakshathram at uyyakkoNdAr/thiruvAimozhi piLLai sannidhi
  • June 12th (day 11) – AzhwAr visits maNavALa mAmunigaL sannidhi for gandhappodi uthsavam
  • June 12th – vaikAsi anusham  – bhattar thirunakshathram at kUrathAzhwAn sannidhi
  • June 13th – 15th (days 12 – 15) – vidAyARRi (relaxation) at various maNdapams

pramEyam (goal) – http://koyil.org
pramANam (scriptures) – http://srivaishnavagranthams.wordpress.com
pramAthA (preceptors) – http://guruparamparai.wordpress.com

2014 AzhwAr vaikAsi uthsavam

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

nammAzhwAr appeared on the most auspicious vaikAsi visAkam day. His thiruvavathAra uthsavam is celebrated in a grand manner for 17 days starting with angurArppaNam on May 31st and ending with vidAyARRi (relaxation) on June 16th.

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pramEyam (goal) – http://koyil.org
pramANam (scriptures) – http://srivaishnavagranthams.wordpress.com
pramAthA (preceptors) – http://guruparamparai.wordpress.com

2014 chithrA paurNami

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

On chithrA paurNami day, polindhu ninRa pirAn enjoys thirumanjanam, 2 puRappAdus (one puRappAdu in sEsha vAhanam and another puRappAdu in vettivEr chapparam for sapthAvaraNam), thiruppAvai gOshti, etc.

On the next day, nammAzhwAr visits the ellaikkal (a place near appan kOyil – the birth place of AzhwAr) early in the morning (leaves around 5.30am). He stays there for some time.

route-to-borderRoute to the border – quite thorny and full of stones/pebbles – difficult task for the srIpAdham kainkaryaparas

He then visits rettai thiruppathi dhivya dhEsam for maNdagappadi.

At 3pm, AzhwAr enjoys thirumanjanam at  appan kOyil.

He then returns to AzhwAr thirunagari temple and enjoys a puRappAdu on thangappuLiyAzhwAr (golden tamarind tree) vAhanam. Other AchAryas – emperumAnAr, kUrathAzhwAn, piLLai lOkAchAryar and vEdhAnthAchAryar join him for the puRappAdu.

azhwar-2AzhwAr seen in thangappuLiyAzhwAr (golden tamarind tree) vAhanam

emperumAnAremperumAnAr

kurathazhwankUrathAzhwAn

pillailokacharyarpiLLai lOkAchAryar

vedhanthacharyarvEdhAnthAchAryar

After returning to temple, AzhwAr enjoys sapthAvaraNam (completion) puRappAdu in vettivEr chapparam along with emperumAnAr.

azhwar_sapthAvaraNam

After returning to temple, he enjoys another thirumanjanam followed by thiruppAvai gOshti.

Note: In the olden days, perumAL/AzhwAr use to visit thAmirabharaNi river to enact the incident of giving mOksham to mANduka maharishi. Nowadays, this is done inside the temple after the second puRappAdu.

Full set of pictures at https://plus.google.com/photos/107723698299182214927/albums/6013804606703876017. Thanks to AzhwAr bhArathi (bhAshyam swamy) for the pictures.

Thanks to sathyabAmA ammangAr for explaining the full routine.