Today , 6 February 2014,Vijaya Varusha Thai Aswini; Is the day 3 of Namperumal Boopathi Thirunal Utsavam at Srirangam, NamPerumal came in Simha vahanam in the morning. Every day before Perumal’s purappadu happens The Dasamurthis go on the path to be taken by Perumal and ascertain that all is well. The Dasamurthis are carried by youngsters and on sighting them people get themselves prepared for Perumal’s arrival. After The Dasa murthis return from their sojourn NamPerumal leaves the vahana mandapam. After offerings are made at the Bali Peetam the curtain is slowly opened to reveal NamPerumal all set to leave on that day’s vahanam. Tiruvendhi kaapu is offered and the day’s vahanam is announced before NamPerumal emerges out.
Today He came on Simha Vahanam. Simham is the king of the jungle and Perumal chose the lion to take avatharam of the Amazing Man-lion to protect His five year old Daitya devotee. He put on the roopam to honour the boons granted by Brahma to Hiranyakasipu. That Perumal is everywhere and inside everything is shown by Sri Nrisimhavatharam. This is called Sarvavyapithvam. NamPerumal rode the Simha vahanam and presented a beautiful sight of majesty and grace as He went in Purappadu in the early morning hours when dewdrops were falling and the flowers from the trees fell down automatically making a beautiful offering saluting NamPerumal and the Sri Vaishnavas surrounding Him. Today NamPerumal will be in Karuthurai mandapam which is opposite Thayar Sannidhi from 8.30a.m. to 4.00p.m.
Write up and Photography : Sri Vyjayanthi and Sundararajan