Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Villivakkam Ashramam Koil- Tamil New year celebrations

Sreemathe RangaRamanuja Mahadesikaya Namaha
On this Manamatha varusham, Chithirai 1, Tamil New year's day, Andavan Ashramam Koil in Villivakkam celbrated the occasion on a full day programme. In the morning, Tirumanjanam for all Perumals were done , decorated with new vastrams. This was followed in the late afternoon, Sri Srinivasa Perumal mounted in the Garuda Vahanam, decorated with beautiful flower garlands. Perumal in Garuda vahanam, was taken round the Mada Veethis and local people very much enthusiastically received Perumal with aarathi in front of their houses. We had a prabandha ghoshti in the front of the procession. SripadamThaangis attached to Sri Damodara Perumal Koil, very much enthussiastically carried through the streets, with Nathaswaram in the lead. In the end Pathi ulaaththal was very much enjoyable and Perumal returned to his abode finally with Mangala aarathi.
The procession went upto the residence of Sri U.Ve. Veerapuram Krishnamachariar,who was very happy to receive Sri Chatari Mariyadai
I captured some of the highlights of the event and put them in two video clips, which you can enjoy viewing.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Sathabisheka Pathirikai

Sreemathe RangaRamanuja Mahadesikaya Namaha.
Tomorrow is Chithirai Tiruvadirai, Sri Bhashyakarar's Jayanthi Mahothsavam. Our Acharyan follows that in Vaikasi Tiruvadirai. This year it is a big event in that it is going to be 81st Tirunakshatram, Sathabisheka Mahothsavam of Srimushnam Srimath Andavan , Srimath RangaRamanuja Mahadesikan.
This is coming of on 21st May, 2015, Thursday
The place is Srirangam.
Complete details are appearing in the latest issue of Sri Ranganatha Paduka.
Ashramam invites all sishyas and abimaanees to attend the week long celebrations, the details of which are are attached in the pdf file, senig sent with this.
You are kindly advised to plan in advance and be there on that memorable day and receive the blessings of H.H.
R Srinivasan,

Saturday, April 11, 2015