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thiru adhyayana sEvai - part 9 - alaipOl mOthuthE enthan AsaiyE !

From: Sampath Rengarajan (srengara_at_hotmail.com)
Date: Mon Nov 29 1999 - 09:53:49 PST

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

thiru adhyayana sEvai - part 9 - alaipOl mOthuthE enthan AsaiyE !

Dear bAgawathAs,

vasanthamum vanthathu un vAsam ARiyavO
malligaiyum thanthathu un vasam theRiyavO
kalaiyAl mAthamum unthan poosaiyE
alaipOl mOthuthE enthan AsaiyE !

First layer of meaning:

The spring season came only to infer  the  kasthuri  vAsam or the
fragrance  of kasthuri from your thirumEni in Sriranga kshEthram.
The jasmine plants gave  those jasmine flowers only to learn  the
feeling of your sameebyam (arugil irkkum thanmai) and adorn  you.
Every month the poojA kramams are done in several different style.
On seeing all these, "Asai" or desire  to  see  you  during  your
uthsavam, is rocking my mind as similar to huge tidal waves!

Chithrai(*):

poocchoottum thiru nAL:
kOdai  thirunAL or  summer festival or poocchoottum thiru nAL  or
flower adorning  festival  is celebrated in the naLu kAl mandapam
facing south with Sri namperumAL  being  adorned excessively with
flowers  during  the  peak  of  the summer. pAnakam is offered as
a special  prasadham. From 6th day onwards Sri namperumAL goes to
durai mandapam instead of nAlu kAl mandapam. "veenai"  is  played
on HIS return to the garba gruham. is ie., in chitthirai. This is
done  for bagawath preethi and as well to  cool off the excessive
and scorching heat during this month. This festival is celebrated
for thAyAr in HER own sannithi as well.

ChithrA pournami:
Sri namperumAL visits Sri AmmA maNdapam  and  touches the rim  of
kAuveri  while  Sri  gajEndra   mOksham  is  celebrated  with the
presence of temple elephant. After  pooja  is  performed  on  the
banks of kauveri Lord returns to the temple via  mandapam without
any vAdhyam being played  to symbolise that Lord is  in  constant
chinthana and "mownam" about that episode   and  the "vatham"  of
the crocodile to save Sri gajEndran.

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

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note: adiyEn had to write a brief account of the major  festivals
to  provide  a  simple  comparison  with  thiru  adhyayana sEvai.
However, some people wanted to know about these festivals  anyway
as it is going to be  useful to  know  them. The details of these
other major festivals will be posted in the next 2 to 3 days  and
then  the  rest  of  the  postings  after that will  cover  thiru adhyayanam 
mainly.


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