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Thiruppalandu Vaibhavam at Srivilliputtur

From: venkat iyengar (venkat.s.iyengar_at_mailcity.com)
Date: Tue Jan 11 2000 - 01:20:33 PST

 Srimatyai Godayai Nama:

   THIRUPPALLANDU VAIBHAVAM AT SRIVILLIPUTTUR

The Thiruppallandu Thodakkam heralding the start of the Pagal pathu-Irapathu 
Utsavams is a unique feature at Srivilliputtur with the celebration 
of the Thiruppalandu Vaibhavam.

   The Thiruppalandu thodakkam usually starts 
around 5-6 pm on the first day of the Pagal
pathu Utsavam at the Gopala Vilasam in front of
the Periaperumal sannidhi.The Scene when Periyazhwar rode the Elephant and sang Pallandu
for Perumal is enacted here.Periyazhwar mounts
the Vellai Yanai Vahanam and Emperuman is on the Garuda Vahanam..Cymbals(mani) 
are brought to the Bhattar who in front of Periyazhwar.The Bhattar 
takes the Cymbals and and keeps the Cymbals momentarily on Periyazhwar's 
hand and then strikes the two metallic ends twice and returns them 
back.The Arayar comes forward and then sings the first two Pasurams 
of Thiruppalandu with the thalam.
After this there is Veedhi Purappadu when Perumal and Azhwar go through the mada veedhis.
Back at the Pagal Pathu mandapam(Gopala Vilasam) ,the Bhattar
asks if all the Azhwar's have come.He calls out
the names of all the Azhwar's one by one and the
Azhwar's are offered Maryadai correspondingly.
Then the ARAYAR gives VYAKYANAM for the first
TWO pasurams of Thiruppalandu.This Vyakyanam
is for about an hour or more.Then he continues
with the other Pasurams of thiruppallandu and
the members of the Ghosti join the Arayer.
Continuing with Vanna Madangal Soozh...,the
pasurams of Periyazhwar Thirumozhi are recited
upto Senniyongu.(Senniyongu is started on the
next day).The days proceedings usually stretch upto 2-3 am.

Periyazhwar Thiruvadigale Saranam

adiyen Ramanuja dasan
Venkat S Iyengar

Arulmigu Sri Nachiar Thirukovil Devasthanam-Srivilliputtur Mahasamprokshanam on 10 Feb 2000.

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