As a part of ongoing Navarathiri Utsavam at Melkote, yesterday evening, Kalyani Nachiyar Thayar Purappadu and Sri Vedanta Desikar Mangalasasanam took place at Melkote. Thayar purapaddu happens on all days of Navarathri in Palluku and reach the Navaratri Mandapam in front of Sri Vedanta Desikar Sannadhi. Then that particular day’s vahana Purappadu happens with the Veda, Prabanda Satturumurai and other upacharams are offered for Thayar. Thayar then on the Pallaku enters Desikar Sannadhi with recitation of SriStuti, after the Sattrumurai and prasada viniyogam Thayar returns to temple. Utsavam is held again in evening inside the temple.
Some of the photos taken during the purappaadu can be viewed below: