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Brahmotsavam – Sesha Vahanam @ Kanchipuram Varadarajar Kovil May 14, 2014

Posted by Dr.NVS in Brahminsnet Postings.

Namaskaram to All,

It gives me immense pleasure to scribble couple of words about the most artistic vahanam of the Brahmotsavam.

Tomorrow (Thursday 15th) morning after a short (long) gap we would have dharshan of our ubhaya naachimaar’s when Devathirajan in Paramapatha nathan thirukolam riding majestically on sesha vahanam.

This purappadu is the trailer of what we could expect when we reach srivaikuntam, when we leave our current body. This is the way our Perarulalan is waiting for us.

To truly appreciate today’s vahanam and the significance to the present yugam (kali) we need to have a quick preview into the sthala puranam. I know many of you may be aware but for the benefit of new readers, kindly bear with me, I would try and keep it short.

Varadar came down to kanchipuram, also known as Sathya Vratha Kshethram, during Kritha yugam (the first of the 4 yugam) to give Brahma the dharshanam of Brahmam, when Brahma was performing the aswametha yagam. On Brahma’s request, Varadarajar continued to stay on top of Hasthigiri and continued to bless the devotees in that yugam. In Treta yugam(second of the 4 yugam), Varadar was worshiped by Gajenderan, yes the same elephant who was rescued from the clutches of the crocodile. Brahaspati, deva’s guru worshiped Varadar in Dwapara yugam. Currently in Kali yugam our Varadar is being worshipped by Anathan. The present day archakas are carrying out the service on behalf of Adisheshan, the king of snakes.

When our Perarulalan ascents the sesha vahanam, he is honoring his archakas of the current yugam.
Devathirajan would be decked with Thanga thiru abishekam. Perarulalan would also adore the kanti presented by Robert clive! Hold on for a couple of days for more details.

During today’s purappadu Naanmugan thiruvandhadhi would be recited, that beyond doubt establishes our Lord’s supremacy.

In the next mail, would try and share some more interesting / unique facts about our ubhaya naachimar’s, while describing the Chandra prabhai.

Andavan thiruvadiya charanam
Perundevi sametha Devathirajan thiruvadiya charanam

Kausik Sarathy

Note : The pictures attached are file photos and courtesy Sri. Kesavabashyam.


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