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2018 Sri Ramananavami Brahmotsavam - Mar 26 - Apr 04

posted Apr 8, 2018, 11:09 AM by Vaduvur Rajesh   [ updated Apr 9, 2018, 7:34 PM ]

Vaduvur Sri Ramanavami Brahmotsavam was celebrated between March 26 - Apr 04, 2018

Day 1 - Dwajaarohanam (Flag Hoisting), Thirukalyana Sevai
Day 2 - Pallaku Mara Vuri Sevai, Surya Prabhai (Sun God)
Day 3 - Pallaku Baalaroopa Sevai, Sesha Vahanam (Aadi Sesha/Serpent)
Day 4 - Pallaku Balarama Sevai, Garuda Sevai (Garuda, the king of birds)
Day 5 - Pallaku Nachiar Thirukolam, Hanumantha Vahanam
Day 6 - Nagarvalam, Mohana Alankaram (Ksheera Sagara Madhanam), Yaanai Vahanam (Ramar) and Hamsa Vahanam (Thayar)
Day 7 - Kalyanotsavam, Choornabhishekam, Thiruchivigai Purapadu
Day 8 - Pallaku Navaneetha Krishnan Alankaram, Haya (Horse) Vahanam
Day 9 - Thiruther/RathotsavamDay 10 - Sapthavarnam - Pushpa Pallakku (Palanquin)
Day 10 - Sapthavarnam Pushpa Pallakku (Palanquin)

Apr 5 - May 01, 2018 - Vidayatri Utsavam

Thanks to Salakshana Ganapati Sri Vaduvur Govindachariar and KR Sreedharen for sharing photos & Videos

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Theppotsavam 2018 - Jan 30, 2018

posted Jan 31, 2018, 9:14 AM by Vaduvur Rajesh   [ updated Jan 31, 2018, 9:15 AM ]

Theppotsavam and Samvathsarotsavam (Samprokshana Day) was celebrated on Jan 30, 2018 (Thai Punarvasu) at Vaduvur Sri Kothandaramaswamy Temple .

The celebration started at 10:00AM with Moolavar Tirumanjanam; Kumbha, Mandala, Bimbha, Agni chatushtana Aradhana; Vishnu Sahasranama Homam; Poorahuthi; Kumba Prokshanam.

The actual Theppotsavam festival (Float Festival) started at 8:00PM with Veedhi Purapadu (Procession) towards Sarayu Pushkarni (Temple Tank)

Thanks to Sri Vaduvur Govindan and Sri Narasimhan for sharing photos and videos - Link

Makara Sankaranti & Kanu Pidi celebrated on Jan 14th-15th, 2017

posted Jan 17, 2018, 7:28 AM by Vaduvur Rajesh

Makara Sankaranthi (Harvest Festival) was celebrated at Vaduvur Kothandaramaswamy Temple on January 14th, 2017 with
a) Special alankaram and
b) Veedhi ula (procession) of Divya Thampathi.
The festival is very apt for this village, as it is surrounded by miles of paddy fields on all the sides. The day marks the start of sun’s six-month long journey northwards or the Uttarayanam

The photo of Sri Sita Pirati included separately as she is getting ready for Kanu Pidi at Sarayu Pushkarni (Temple Tank) on Jan 15, 2017

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Thanks to Sri Vaduvur Govindan for photos

Hanumanth Jayanthi Celebration - Dec 18, 2017

posted Dec 19, 2017, 12:01 AM by Vaduvur Rajesh

Sri Hanumanth Jayanthi was celebrated at Vaduvur Kothandaramaswamy Temple on Dec 18, 2017. It is very rare in the temples to see Pancha Mugha Hanumar as Vahanam to the Lord. Interestingly such Vahanam is only seen in Mannargudi Sri Rajagopalaswamy Temple and nowhere else in the world.

During the evening at 5:30PM
a) Thiru veedhi utsavam (4 veedhi pradakshanam) of Lord Rama showering His blessings from the new Vahanam.
b) Followed by Mangalasanam at Theradi Hanumar Sannadhi with special Vennai Kappu (butter) alankaram 

Thanks to Salakshana Ganapati Sri Vaduvur Govindan for sharing the photos

Oonjal Utsavam celebrated - Nov 5 - 9, 2017

posted Nov 11, 2017, 9:24 AM by Vaduvur Rajesh   [ updated Nov 11, 2017, 10:29 AM ]

Oonjal Utsavam was celebrated at Vaduvur Sri Kothandararamaswamy Temple from Nov 5 - Nov 9, 2017 in the presence of devotees from the region.

The daily event includes
a) Nitha Purapadu at 6:30PM
b) Oonjal Utsavam
c) Shatupacharam (six) to Divya Thambathi
d) Daily music program and Bharata Natyam 

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Kaisika Purasanam Dance Drama - Nov 4, 2017

posted Nov 6, 2017, 8:06 AM by Vaduvur Rajesh   [ updated Nov 6, 2017, 9:06 AM ]


Kaisika Puranam Dance Drama is performed by disciples of Smt. Anita Ratnam at Vaduvur Sri Kothandaramar Temple on Nov 4, 2017. 

The Dance Drama is about a story of The Story of Nampaduvan – Our Singera devotee of Sriman Narayana living at Thirukurungudi (Divya Desam), in Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu which is on the banks of the holy Tamaraparni river. Every night he would set out with his veena and after reaching close to the temple he would offer songs to Perumal to the accompaniment of his veena. Since his notes were only for Perumal and Piratti he was called  “Nam Paduvan”  “Our Singer”.  
It was the month of Karthigai (between November 15th and December 15th), a Shukla paksha Ekadasi (the Ekadasi that falls before the full moon) day, our singer fasted the whole day and was awake that night (jagratha vritham).  As usual, he left with his veena when he was accosted by a Brahmarakshasa named Somasharma who was totally famished. When a yagyam is not done as prescribed in the Vedas, the doer becomes a Brahmarakshasa and Somasharma was one of them. He was happy to find his prey. Nampaduvan, a devotee of Vishnu, did not fear death and was actually happy to satisfy someone’s hunger but before that he wanted to sing for the divya dampathis so he sought permission to complete his last wish. Who would believe that once allowed to go a human being would come back to be eaten by the Brahmarakshasa?  For detailed story in English and Tamil (copy of Kaisika Puranam), click here

10 days Sri Desikar Utsavam celebrated from Sep 22 - Oct 1, 2017

posted Oct 1, 2017, 11:07 PM by Vaduvur Rajesh

10 Days Sri Desikar Utsavam and Navarathri celebration concludes at Vaduvur Kothandaramaswamy Temple on Sep 22 - Oct 1, 2017. On Day 6 (Puratasi Kettai - Sri Vedantha Desikar Tirunakshatram), special Tirupavadai utsavam was performed at Sri Ahobila Mutt in the presence of Divya Thambathi.
Sep 30     THIRUTHER
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Vaduvur Ahobila Mutt - Vimaana Jeernotharana Mahasamprokshanam on Sep 8. Mandalabhishekam from Sep 9 - Oct 26

posted Sep 8, 2017, 9:14 AM by Vaduvur Rajesh

Vimaana Jeernotharana Mahasamprokshanam was performed at Vaduvur Ahobila Mutt on Sep 8, 2017, Friday (Aavani 23rd) around 9:30​ ​AM in the presence of large gatherings of devotees

Vaduvur Sri Ahobila Mutt is located at the ​​right side, once you enter Vaduvur Sri Kothandaramaswamy Temple. Any bhaktas visiting the temple will initially seek the blessings of Lord Lakshmi Narasimhar, before reaching the main temple. It is during ​two days of a year, on Thiruther (9th day of Sri Ramanavami Brahmotsavam) and Puratassi Kettai , ​​devotees throng the mutt, to have seva of Lord Rama ​​with Lord Lakshmi Narasimhar, ​at the Mutt​​

In continuation, 

  • 48 days Mandalabhishekam ​is planned ​from Sep 9 2017 - Oct 26, 2017. The objective of Mandala Puja, is to enhance the divine presence in the already consecrated Moola Vigrahas and Archanaa Deities and includes daily ​Tirumanjanam to ​Lord Narasimhar (utsavar) and Naivedhyam. All are welcome to participate and contribute to the noble cause

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Jyesta Abhishekam (Aadi Tirumanjanam) concludes with Kavacha Dhaaranam on Sep 7, 2017

posted Sep 7, 2017, 10:49 PM by Vaduvur Rajesh   [ updated Sep 7, 2017, 10:50 PM ]


Jyesta Abhishekam (Aadi Utsavar Tirumanjanam) was celebrated at Vaduvur Kothandaraswamy Temple between Aug 3th - Sep 7th, 2017. It is only during this time, the Kavacham is removed from Utsavar for the Thirumeni sevai as in the photo. The event concluded with Kavacha Dhaaranam (reinstallation of Kavacham) on Sep 7, 2017. The kavacham (body armour) was reinstalled after filling sandalwood paste on September 7th (Tamil calendar - Aavani Puratadhi). HH Vanamamalai Jeeyar offer his mangalasasanam during one of the days

Included are the photos from Tirumanjanam and Kavacha Dhaaranam


2017 Thiru Kalyana Mahotsavam celebrated on May 10, 2017

posted May 10, 2017, 9:40 PM by Vaduvur Rajesh   [ updated May 11, 2017, 4:37 AM ]

Thiru Kalyana Mahotsavam was celebrated at Vaduvur Kothandaramaswamy temple on May 09 and 10, 2017 through Vaduvur Sri Ramar Kalyana Uthsava Trust.  The event includes
  • Janavasam on May 09 evening - Sri Ramar on Yaanai Vahanam (elephant) - The word is probably derived from "janavasa" which in Sanskrit means an assembly or place fit for all people to live. Probably the word was later used in Tamil Nadu as the place where the bridegroom and his people were accommodated on the eve of marriage. Jana i.asam is now used in the sense of the procession in which the groom is taken through the streets on the eve of the wedding. It is equivalent to North Indian practice of Baraat 
  • Kalyanotsavam of Divya Thambathi on May 10 morning - Sita represents the female (Prakriti) while Rama, represents the male or the 'Purusha'. The priests perform marriage of Lord Rama and Sita in the presence of large gatherings of devotees, The wedding cermony is held amidst recitation of the vedic mantras and pronouncing the family pedigree of the brides and bridegroom.
  • The evening event includes Thiru Veedhi Ula (Purapadu or procession) in a special vahanam

Thanks to Vaduvur Sri Ramar Kalyana Utsavam Trust, Sri Vaduvur Govindan and Bhagawan Videos for organizing the event, sharing photos/videos

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