21 January 2022, Plava varusha, Thai-08, Friday ;
Adhyayana utsavam commenced in a very grand manner in Sri Sowmya Damodara Perumal temple at Villivakkam. Rapathu Pathu utsavam was commenced from 13 January 2022 and would be celebrated till 22 January 2022. The Azhwars were assembled for the Adhyayana utsavam in the Andal sannidhi. Limited parayana goshti only assembled due to pandemic restrictions laid by the Government.
On day-8, Thiruvaimozhi pasurams – 8th pathu were recited by the Prabhanda parayana swamigal. Sri Damodaraperumal was adorned as Sri Krishnan kalinga narthanam thirukolam.
On day-9, thiruvaimozhi 9th pathu pasurams were recited. Sri Damodara perumal was in Sri Andal samedha Sri Narayanan thirukolam in sitting posture gave darshan to Nammazhwar as Serthi sevai. Nammazhwar serving Divya Dampathis with thirukodai kainkaryam, as he requested to Perumal for allotment of some kainkaryam to serve Lord, in 8th pathu pasuram.
Later, Perumal Purappadu took place along with His consorts Sridevi, Bhoodevi Nachiyars along with Azhwar inside premises. Deepa Harathi was performed during purappadu.
Azhwars were felicitated by MaalaiMariyadhai and Sri Sadari, followed by nivedhanam. Parayana Goshti swamigal were also felicitated by Sri Sadari. Finally, theertha prasadam was distributed to the assembled devotees.
Photos taken during the utsavam on Day-8 and Day-9 can be viewed below:
DAY-8 UTSAVAM:-20 january 2022
DAY-9 UTSAVAM: 21 JANUARY 2022
Photo courtesy: Sri Parthasarathy Narayanan