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thiru adhyayana sEvai - part 14 - thEyAtha vennilAvin puthu uthayam !

From: Sampath Rengarajan (srengara_at_hotmail.com)
Date: Wed Dec 01 1999 - 17:16:19 PST

Srimadh Azhagiya singar thiruvadikaLE saraNam
Sri RanganAyikA samEtha Sri RangarAjan thiruvadikaLE saraNam

Srimadh Azhagiya singar thiruvadikaLE saraNam
Sri RanganAyikA samEtha Sri RangarAjan thiruvadikaLE saraNam

thiru adhyayana sEvai - part 14 - thEyAtha vennilAvin puthu uthayam !

Dear bAgawathAs,

thEyAtha vennilAvin puthu uthayam
kAyAtha kannilEyun kAthal gAnam
puthiya Oviyam padaikka perum
putthuyir sEra ponnulagam arangamE

meaning:
That full  and white moon that has not yet lost any of its phases
is rising in the sky to see Sri Arangan's thiru vizhA. Those eyes
that never winked (nitya suris) are sparkling with  love  for Sri
Arangan's thiru vizhA kOlam. It all  looked  as  if  when one  is
creating  a  great new chitthiram  the  chitthiram  got  its life
when it arrived in the golden universe  of Srirangam  and saw the
thiru vizhA kOlam of Sri Arangan.

Sravana or Avani:
Sri  jayanthi  is  celebrated  on  the  rohini nakshatthiram. nam
perumAL  comes to  sribhandAra  mandapam  and  thirumanchanam  is
performed.  During this  time peria thiru mozhi dealing the child
hood of Sri Krishan  are  chanted  by the Araiyars. The next day,
Sri krishna ursavar  is  decorated and  taken  out  in procession
from the "kiLi"  mandapam   around  chithrai veedhi. "uri adi" is
celebrated on the banks of thirumanchana kAuveri. Again on  their
way back at the south corner  of chithrai veethi an "uri"  filled
with curd is hung and is broken  by a stick by the priest.

Pavithra  ursavam: The  pavithra ursavam commences on the EkAdasi
day of the "vaLar piRai".   The navarathna  pithArOhanam  or  the
stationing  of  the Lord on a bed of multicolored flowers is done
near  the  footsteps of yAgasAlai. An elaborate thiru ArAdhana is
done. The maNgala Arthi is  done 360  times.  Thirumanchanam  and
offering of prasAdham is done. The pavithras  or  cotton  threads
tied together in different sizes are kept in pots (earthern) that
are  arranged  on  tops of heaps of  paddy. On chanting the vEdha
manthiram they are supposed  to  have  been  activated as similar
to prAna prathistA is done  and  perumAL's  own  thatthuvam  must
have been instilled. Then the longest vanamAla pavithra  is taken
out and carried to the garba gruham and adorned to  the moolavar.
Ursavar  comes  back  to   HIS  abode.  On  dwAdasi  after  thiru
ArAdhanmam,  mangala Artthi is done for 360  times to each   one,
is moolavar,  namperumAL,  the  two  ubaya  nAcchiyAr,  the thiru
aranga mAligaiyAr , the feet of moolavar, and the  4  murthis for
snAnam, sayanam, bali and thirttham.


Srimadh Azhagiya singar thiruvadikaLE saraNam
Sri RanganAyikA samEtha Sri RangarAjan thiruvadikaLE saraNam
thiruk kudanthai Rengarajan