- On June 11, 2018
- By Administrator
Dear Devotees and Friends:
This is the Tamil month of Āni. The star Swāthi of this month is the Thirunakshatram of Srī Periāzhwār. It happens to fall on Saturday the 23 rd of June. This auspicious day has been celebrated over the last few years with Garuda Sévai. Many of you who know of the story of Srī Periāzhwār would recall that the Lord Himself is said to have appeared along with the Thāyārs on Garuda in the skies when Srī Periāzhwār was honored and taken in procession mounted on the elephant by the Pāndya rāja on account of āzhwār winning the prize money by establishing the paratatvam in his court in the debating contest. In prominent Sri Vaishnava temples in Tamil Nādu, Garuda Sévai is often held in connection with Thirunakshatram of Srī Periāzhwār or Sri Nammāzhwār. From the year 2013, in our temple this utsavam has been combined with pavithrōtsavam.
The festival therefore has taken on a nice shape due to the grace of the Lord and has become quite beautiful, and memorable. This year the three day festival will begin on the 21st of June and end on the 23 rd with the Garuda Sévai. Please find the program details and the schedules in the enclosed invitation. All are cordially invited with your families and friends to join us in the celebration of this great festival and obtain the grace of the āzhwārs, āchāryās, Thāyārs and Perumāļ. We wish to express our sincere thanks and appreciation for your enthusiastic support, sponsorship and participation.
Hope you are able to join us for the Pavitrōtsavam_ Garuda Sévai and celebration of Thirunakshatram of Srī Periāzhwār.
āzhwārgal āchāryargal Thiruvadigalé śaranam
Srī bhū ṇīlā saméta Srīnivāsa Parabrahmané namaha
Sincere regards/ adiyén ranganathan