Thursday, April 24, 2014

Villivakkam Koil events photos and video clips links

                               Sreemathe RangaRamanuja Mahadesikaya Namaha

We have been reporting piecemeal of the different events recently held in Sri Padmavathy Sametha Sri Srinivasa Perumal Koil, in Villivakkam. I am giving below the consolidated list of photos and videos


PanguniUthiram at Viilivakkam Ashramam Koil

GarudanPrathishtai at Villivakkam Perumal koil

VeethiPurapaadu_14_April_2014,Villivakkam Ashramam Koil

Honouring Sri Veerapuram Krishnamachariar


Panguni Uthiram celebration on 13-04-2014
New Garuda Vahana pradhishtai on 14-04-2014 at Ashramam temple at Villivakkam
Sri Srinivasa Perumal Thiruveedhi purappadu in the newly made Garuda Vahanam

R Srinivasan,,

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Sri U Ve Veerapuram Krishnamachariar

Sreemathe Rangaramanuja Mahadesikaya Namaha

Sri U Ve Veerapuram Krishnamachariar Swamy is the donor of the Temple at Villivakkam to Andavan Ashramam. From the day of take over,in Oct.2010 this temple is known as Sri Padmavathy Naayika Sametha Sri Srinivasa Perumal Koil. Being a veteran ubhaya vedantha vidwan, Srimath Andavan has very high regard for him and during His Mangalasaasana visits to the temple,he makes sure to meet him in person and enquire about his welfare.He was healthy at the time of temple take over and over the years it is deteriorating. He never missed to see Kanchipuram Perumal Garudasevai till recently. That is the grit he had in the service of Perumal. Even though he is very week, he was carried in a chair by his family members to the roadside, to Sri Perumal in the newly made Garuda Vaahanam and that too in front of his house. He and his family members were overjoyed with happiness in this Swamy getting Perumal anugraham for a healthy life.Srimath Andavan also was very much pleased to know about this gesture on the part of the Koil administration. A living legend was honoured and made to be happy.

Please see some of the pictures taken on the occasion. Other events of this temple are already reported in these columns.

R Srinivasan,
President, Sri Srinivasa Perumal Seva Trust,
( Under Srirangam Srimath Andavan Ashramam )

Friday, April 18, 2014

Invitation for 80th Tirunakshatram of Srimath Andavan

                              Sreemathe RangaRamanuja Mahadesikaya Namaha

Please find attached the invitation made out by Bangalore  branch of Srirangam Srimath Andavan Ashramam on the 80th Tirunakshatram Celebrations of Prakirtham Srimath Andavan , Sri RangaRamanuja Mahadesikan, which is self explanatory. 

 Please note that latest issue of Sri Ranganatha Paduka has the Sanchara details of H.H. Please make sure that you have a copy of the same. If you have not subscribed to it so far, please do so. You have the option of Print edition by Air mail or electronic edition. You also have the choice of Tamil version or English version of e editions.

R Srinivasan

Chithirai month Panchanga Sangraham

               Sreemathe RangaRamanuja Mahadesikaya Namaha

Ashramam Panchanga Sangraham- Jaya varusham, Chithirai Maatham

Compiled by Ashramam Srikaryam Swamy, Sri U.Ve. Vaduvur Veeravalli Ganapadi Desikachariar Swamy.

Chithirai 1       14-04-2014      Tamil New year’s day  Mesha masa pirappu

Chithirai 9       22-04-2014      Sravana Vratham       

Chithirai 10     23-04-2014      Sravanam.

Chithirai 12     25-04-2014      Sarva Ekadasi

Chithirai 13     26-04-2014      Mahapradosham         

Chithirai 15     28-04-2014      Sarva Amavasai

Chithirai 19     02-05-2014      Akshaya Triteeyai

Chithirai 21     04-05-2014      Sri Bhashyakarar, Sri Appullar and Sri Saatchath Swamy Tirunakshatrams

Chithirai 27     10-05-2014      Sarva Ekadasi

Chithirai 29     12-05-2014      Mahapradosham,Sri Madurakavikal and Sri Nadathur Ammal Tirunakshatrams

Chithirai 30     13-05-2014      Sri Nrisimha Jayanthi

Chithirai 31     14-05-2014      Chithra Pournami

Vaikasi 01       15-05-2014      Vaikasi Maasa Pirappu

R Srinivasan

Panguni Uthiram celebrations at Villivakkam Ashramam Koil

                               Sreemathe RangaRamanuja Mahadesikaya Namaha

On 13th April,2014, Panguni Uthiram was celebrated in Sri Padmavathy Nayika Sametha Sri Srinivasa Perumal Koil, of our Andavan Ashramam. In the morning there was Tirumanjanam for Sri Srinivasa Perumal with Ubhaya Naachimars and Sri Padmavathy Thaayaar. There was large gathering of devotees, who participated in the function.

In the evening, Perumal with Thaayaar and ubhaya Naachimaars were entertained in Oonjal Sevai ( Dolothsavam)

Again, during the night, there was Serthi Sevai of Perumal with Thaayaar and Ubhaya naachimaras along with all other vigrahams installed in the garba griham and Ardha mandapam, with the usual Bakshanams and  fruits .

I am attaching with this the photographs taken on that day .

R Srinivasan.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Villivakkam Koil Perumal Purappadu on Tamil New year,s day

Sreemathe RangaRamanuja Mahadesikaya Namaha

Sri Padmavathy Sametha Sri Srinivasa Perumal Koil in Villivakkam, with the blessings of Srimath Andavan celebrated the new year with the Thiruveedhi Purappadu in the newly installed Garuda Vahanam. Perumal was seated on the vaahanam fully decorated with flowers. Sri Padam thangikal from Sri Sowmya Damodara Perumal Koil carried Perumal in the vahanam around the four Maada veedhees enthusiastically. All the residents received Perumal in Garuda Vaahanam with Thamboolam thattu,and aarathi.Perumal majestically went round the streets and also made a visit in front of Sri Veerapuram Krishnamachariar and at this age of around 95, he was so much happy to see Perumal in Garuda Vaahanam. All of you may remember that he donated this temple to our Ashramam in 2010
I have captured a few pictures of the whole event and giving the link below for you to enjoy viewing

R Srinivasan

Villivakkam Koil-- Noothana Vaahana Prathishtai

Sreemathe RangaRamanuja Mahadesikaya Namaha

With the blessings of Srimad Andavan, a devotee in Villivakkam, Sri Kalyanaraman offered a newly made Sri Garaudan Vaahanam was presented to Sri Padmavathy Sametha Sri Srinivasa Perumal Koil, at a cost of Rs. 1,30,000. This carved out of teakwood by a renowned Sthapathi. The figure of the Vaahanam was duly approved by H H before making. 
This Garuda Vaahanam is a major acquisition by the Temple and comes in handy for taking the processional diety of Sri Srinivasar along the Koil Maada veethis on importatnt occasions.
This occasion came on this Tamil New years day, 14th April,2014,Jaya Varusham first day. On this day the Vaahanam underwent prathishtai with the blessings of Srimath Andavan. A homam was performed in the afternoon by Brihaspathi Sriman Narayanan.  All the traditional rituals was followed and the vaahanam was formally commissioned. Later in the day, Sri Srinivasa Perumal was decorated on this Vaahanam and taken tiru Veedhi prathadchinam. A separate report will be made fo this. Now I am attaching the pictures taken on Sri Garuda vaahana Prathishtai. Please enjoy viewing

R Srinivasan

Thursday, April 10, 2014





Natteri Swamy





Monday, April 7, 2014

108th Tirunakshatra Pathirikai of Srimath Tirukkudanthai Andavan

Sreemathe RangaRamanuja Mahadesikaya Namaha

Please find attached 108th Tirunakshatra Pathirikai of Tirukkudanthai Andavan being celebrated at Chennai Andavan Ashramam, on Panguni Pushyam, 9th April, 2014. You are invited to attend the same and get the blessings of this great Acharyan.
R Srinivasan

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Meaning of Thanian (Reproduced from

Sreemathe RangaRamanuja Mahadesikaya Namaha

Thanian is a Tamil word . It means “Eulogistic  devotional    verse”  (praising the Glory of an individual Acharya )
ஏற்றி மனத்தெழில் ஞானவிளக்கை இருளனைத்தும்
மாற்றினவர்க்கு ஒரு கைம்மாறு மாயனும் கனகில்லான்
போற்றி உகப்பதுவும் புந்தியில் கொள்வதும் பொங்கு புகழ்
சாற்றி வளர்ப்பதும் சற்றல்லவோ நாம் பெற்றதற்கே- (அதிகார சங்ரஹம்-38)
Meaning  of the pasuram
“An Acharya dispels the darkness of the mind and enlightens us with knowledge. There is no way in which the sishyas can repay the Acharyan for his great help .Even   the God canot describe the right way to repay  his acharyan  for this great help.The only way sishyas can do  is to meditate on his acharyas glories and praise him. All these attempts of eulogizing  their acharya Will never compensate , for the abundant help that they received from their acharya”
 Tanian  represents  Our involvement ,  our sincerity, our duty, and our respect towards our Acharya.  Acharyas are many  And Tanians are also many. Depending upon the Acharya Parampara, tanians will also differ.There may be two tanians for the same Acharya depending upon   their  vaibhavam.A tanian may be small or big but have the same respect.The greatness of the Tanian can really be understood only by the those,  who have “ Acharya sambandham”.It is essential one should learn and recite the Tanian of his Acharya everyday and be blessed.
There are Tanians  for   Vedhantha  rahasya  granthAs  also.  Only  after  recitation of the Tanian, one can undergo the Vedhantha Kalalshepam of the Grantha .
In all Sri Vaishnava institutions like Srimath  Andavan Ashramam and Sri Ahobila mutt, Parakala mutt etc. Tanians of poorvacharyas are being recited everyday.
Srimad Andavan Thiruvadi
(Nagai ) P.Sreenivasan of Besant nagar