Dear Perumal,

Adiyen is back on the blog to recount the festivities that have taken place over the last few months. There were plenty, and I wanted to post pictures of some of them.

There was Sri Jayanthi, the birth nakshatra of our dearest lord Kannan.

sri jayanthi 2012

Sri Jayanthi 2012

The month of Purattai (Sept – Oct) saw our dear Malayappa in full glory.The Tirupathi Brahmotsavam was celebrated in grand fervour. The lamps were lit in the houses to honour the lord.

Purattasi Maavilakku

Purattasi Maavilakku

Then there were the whole 10 days of Dusshera / Navaratri. This time a new addition at our place were the 12 Azhwars.

Golu Bommai / dolls - The 12 Azhwars

Golu Bommai / dolls – The 12 Azhwars

Speaking of the Azhwars, The 9th day of Navratri signified the birthdays of the Azhwar triumvarite – Sri Poigai Azhwar, Sri Bhuthath Azhwar and Sri Pey Azhwar on the 23rd, 24th and 25th of October respectively.

The Azhwar Triumvarite - Sri Poigai Azhwar, Sri Bhuthath Azhwar, Sri Pei Azhwar

The Azhwar Triumvarite – Sri Poigai Azhwar, Sri Bhuthath Azhwar, Sri PeiĀ  Azhwar

And as I write this on the Avittam Nakshatra of the Aippasi month, adiyen shall end this post seeking the blessings of Sri Bhuthath Azhwar.

Thodar eduththa maal yaanai suzh kayam pukku anji,

Padar eduththa paing kamalam kondu – indru idar adukka

Aazhiyaan paadham panindhu andre – vaanavar kOn

Paazhi-thaan eythiRRup paNdu?’

The reverent elephant devotee of yore entered the lotus lake and trembled with fear. Then, he raised his trunk and offered flowers in worship. That very instant, did he not reach the lord’s abode?

Gajendra

Sri Venugopal Swamy temple – Malleswaram, Bangalore

Srimathe Ramanujaya Namah l

Srimathe Narayanaya Namah l