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some thiruvallikkENi info...

From: Vijay Triplicane (vijayt_at_acuson.com)
Date: Wed Mar 12 1997 - 00:41:55 PST

Sampath Rengi Wrote:
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Every  Friday
there  is  a periya thiru manchanam performed for  this
Lord  vEngada  krishnan as similar to  thriuppathi.  On
every aippasi moolam (moolam star of the month aippasi)
there is a special sevai performed known as "kaiththala
sEvai".  This  is  a  very special  occasion  for  this
temple. I am  reminded of the its parallel in Srirangam
known as "kaiththAngal sEvai" performed on iraappaththu
7m  thirunaal.  (ie I remember it as  occuring  2  days
after  our  upayam on 5m thiru naal). Lord  namperumaal
will be carried in  "bare hands" and darshan is offered
as  such.  ie no pallaku or dolai is used to carry  the
Lord.  Incidentally this day is also known in Srirangam
as  nammaazwaar moksham. 
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Once in a year, on Adi SravaNam, jyEshtAbishEkam is performed for Sri pArthasArathy. With all the thiru AbaraNam (jewels) removed, one can see the namaskAra bANam fired by bheeshmA on HIS toe and the scar left by the 
kaNNin^uN siRu thAmbu (the rope) tied by yasOdha. 

The kaiththala sEvai that Sri SR mentioned is on aippasi thirumoolam, 
sri maNavALa mAmunigaL's star. The perumAL is taken on bare hands from the moolasthaanam right upto Sri maNavALa mAmunigaL's sannidhi. PerumAl feels so happy to personally go and see His abhimAna devotee (By delivering the eedu vyAkyaanam to Him for one year Sri maNavALa mAmunigaL takes the role of His AchAryan) 

Another interesting note:
On all avadhAra uthsavams perumAL appears along with the AzhwAr/AchAryan. But on Sri rAmAnusar's avadhAra uthsavam perumAL doesn't come along. This is because
Sri vEN^katakrishNan promised sri rAmAnusar's parents that He Himself will be born to them and hence perumAL doesn't explicitly show up during sri rAmAnusar's
avadhAra uthsavam.

sri rukmiNi samEtha sri pArthasArathy swamy thiruvadigaLE charaNam
-Viji
(Vijay Triplicane)