Durmukhi Aadi Anusham(August 12th 2016) at about 5.45 p.m. Perundevi Thayar descended from Her sannidhi for Her Friday visit to ‘Dorai-Thottam’. There was a sizable crowd as Kanchivasis have not seen Her Friday Purappadu for almost 50 days. As She came down the steps stopping every now and then to cast Her divine kataksham devotees fell in prostrations while others drank Her Ethereal Soundaryam (Beauty).
She stopped at swami Desikan sannidhi to give srisathari blessings to swami before proceeding to the nandavanam situated behind Chakrathazhwar sannidhi. As the purappadu moved accompanied by Vedic chanting and Arulicheyal chanting devotees ran along, before and after Her. At the mandapam one could get a close view of Her alamkaram. Everyone got theertham, srisathari and prasadam. Afterwards She went along Azhwar Tiruchutru stopping by Nammazhwar, Manavalamamuni and Sri Bashyakarar sannidhi and again at swami Desikan sannidhi. After this ‘pathi-ulathal’ took place and harathi were offered at the ‘naal kal mandapam’ (4 pillared mandapam). Then She stopped at Tondaradipodi to accept Harathi and fruit offerings. As She went up Harathi was offered at three spots before She ascended on the swing. Swinging over She returned to Her sannidhi.
The following are the photos taken during this occasion.
Courtesy: Sri Elangadu Ranganatha Chakravarthy & Writeup: Smt Vyjayanthi Rajan