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Re: Thiru Adhyayana uthsavam

From: T. R. Govindarajan (tgovindarajan_at_lucent.com)
Date: Wed Dec 01 1999 - 17:17:19 PST

 
Sri:
 
Last year, Tirumalai-Tirupathi Devasthanam released 
Nalayira Divya Prabandam audio cassettes (70) for Rs 2000. 
The package in a suitcase includes Nalayira Divya Prabandam,
Upadesaratnamalai and Thiruvoimozhi nootrandathi pasurams and 
a book containing the text. There is also description of Sevas 
in Tirumalai and Tirupathi in the book. From the book, adiYen 
want to write only about Adyayana Utsavam in Tirumalai.
 
Adhyayana Utsavam used to be held for 23 days in Tirumala. This is 
usually held from the night of AmAvAsya preceding Vaikunta Ekadasi 
in Dhanurmasa. After evening Thomala Seva and neivedyam, Malayappaswami 
with His Consorts will be placed in Tirumamani Mandapa, facing east in the 
Divya Simhasanam.
 
In the absence of Nammalwar's idol in Tirumala, the vigraha of Nammalwar's
Acharya Sri Senapathi Alwar will be placed facing south near Simhasanam. Sri
Ramanuja also will be seated facing south in that Mandap. After nivedya, Jeer
Swami and Adyapakas recite the first hymn and last two hymns in each Andadi.
i.e., from Mudal Thiruvandadi to Tiruviruttam.
 
Pagal Pathu

 
Day     Morning                                 Night
 
1st     Recitation of Iyarpa in full            Tiruppallandu, Vannamadangal
2nd     Perialwar Tirumozhi
        first, second decad                     Senniyongu
3rd     Remaining hymns in Perialwar             Vinnelamelappu
        Tirumozhi
4th     Tiruppavai,Nachiar Tirumozhi            Ooneru Selvathu
5th     from Perumal Tirumozhi to               Vadinen, Taye Tandi in
        Kanninumchiruththambu                   Peria Thirumozhi
6th     1st, 2nd centum in Peria Tirumozhi      Vadamarudhidai
7th     3rd, 4th centum ,,   ,,                 Pandainanmarai
8th     5th,6th,7th centum ,,  ,,               Thelliyeer
9th     8th, 9th centum ,,  ,, ,,               Kadil Kadipittu
10th    10th &11th centum ,, ,,                 Tirukurunthamdakam
                                                Tirunedumthandakam
                                                Sattumurai in Perialwar
                                                Tirumozhi,  Peria Tirumozhi &
                                                Tirunedumdandakam
 
 
Erappathu (Evening Session)
  
During Erappathu, beginning with Thiruppallandu, each decad from Thiruvoymozhi
will be recited, and on 10th night sattumurai will be held. The next day - night
Kanninumchiruththambu will be recited separately. The next night Ramanuja
Nootrandadi and Upadesaratnamalai and in Sathumurai, Iyalchattu, Vazhi
Tirunamam will be recited. With this Adhyayana Utsavam comes to end.
 
Hence, Malayappaswami will have Adhyayana Utsavam for 23 days. The very next
day, Adhyayana Utsavam for Varahaswami will be done by reciting Koil Thiruvoy-
mozhi.
 
Namo Narayana !!

dAsan
Govindarajan