Today morning it was Surya Prabhai representing the Sun chariot pulled by 7 horses. The radiance of Sun would sure get overshadowed by the brilliance of Perumal. Centuries ago, Thiruvallikkeni was such a pleasant garden with dense vegetation that Thirumangai Azhwar described it as ‘இரவியின் கதிர்கள் நுழைதல் செய்து அறியா திருவல்லிக்கேணி” ~ the Thiruvallikkeni where the grahanams of Suriyan have not ventured inside……
Today, it is a concrete jungle with so many flats, vehicles and over-crowded that there is not proper space for the Perumal purappadu – of course in tune with its older leanings, cattle still remain………….
Here are photos taken during the Morning purappadu
Photo and News Courtesy: Sri Sampathkumar Srinivasan Swami