Today October 4, 2013, Vijaya Varusha Purattasi 18am naal (Uthiram), Swami Desikan Purattasi Thiruvona Nakshatra Varashika Mahotsavam commenced at Swami Vedanta Desikan avathara sthalam Thoopul, Sri Vilakkoli Perumal Sannidhi. In the morning at around 8.15 am, Purappadu for Swami Desikan took place in Thanga Pallaku. Several Bhaaghavathas took part in Purappadu and had the Blessings of Sarvatantra Svatantrar Swami Desikan.
The 10-day utsavam is usually celebrated in a grand manner with Thirveedhi purappadu for Swami Desikan on different vahanams on all the days, both morning and evening. All astikas and bhaktas may make it convenient to participate in the utsavam and receive the blessings of Swami Desikan at his Avathara Sthalam Thoopul Vilakkoli Perumal Sannidhi. Thoopul is located within 1 km distance from Kanchi Varadharaja Perumal Sannidhi. For detailed pathrigai for the utsavam, please visit : 745th Thirunakshathra Mahothsavam of Swami Desikan at Thoopul
Some of the photos take this morning during Swami Desikan purappadu from Thoopul and Sri Parakala Mutt. Its only at Hayagreeva Sannadhi at Sri Parakala Mutt in Thoopul, one could see KumAra VaradAchAryaar also known as Nayanaracharya, the illustrious son of Swami Desikan. Every year during Swami Desikan’s Thirunakshatra Utsavam, Mariyadhi is done to Sri Nayanaracharya at the beginning and end of the utsavam.