On January 15th, 2014, the day following Pongal, Kanchi Sri Devaperumal made his customary visit to Sri Lakshminarasimhaswamy Temple at Pazhayaseevaram hillock for Parvettai.
On arrival at Pazhayaseevam (about 15 km from Chingleput enroute Kaanchi), the day starts with “pourvai-kalayum-utsavam” followed by Thirumanjanam and in the evening at 4 PM, Lord Devathirajan, with the Manjai-veyyil, just starts descending the hills and proceeds towards Thiru-mukkudal – a “sangamam” of 3 rivers at Palar.
It is a beautiful setting atop the hills with one-side Prabhanda Ghoshti and the other side Vedha-Ghosthi which the perumal enjoys.
After Thiru-mukkudal, perumal returns and is being presented “savaari” thaligai. Thereafter, perumal is ready for the savaari throughout night, transfers himself on the “mena” – a special pallakku and goes through all the villages throughout the night starting Pazhayaseevam until Kaancheepuram and reaches Kaanchi todaymorning. (January 16th 2014)
Nirantharam Nirvishathas thwadeeyam
Ashprishta Chinthapadha Mabhirupyam |
Satyam Shape Vaarana-Shailanatha
Vaikunta-vaasepee Na-mebhilasha: || – Swamy Desikan in Varadaraja Panchashat
Some of the photos taken yesterday at Pazhyaseevaram can be viewed below