Thursday, July 17, 2014

Jaya ! Jaya ! SriSudarshana !

Srimate ramanujaya nama:

Priya arangan adiyar,

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SriSudarshanar’s thirunamam is broken as Su+ darshan – the one showing the right path. Sri Sudarshana azhwan is celebrated by the Indian tradition as the shower of the right path of life. He illuminates existence. He bestows health and wealth. In each avatharam of Srimannarayana, SriSudarshanar accompanies the Lord as His asthram in different garbs. In Srivaishnava sampradayam, SriSudarshanar is considered far more important for the reason that this powerful deity helped save the Lord of Srirangam itself during an unprecedented flood at Cauvery! Several Acharyas were saved from the clutches of ill-health by the Divine Grace of Sudarshanar.

SriSudarshanar’s thirunakshtram was celebrated at our Gurukulam in the grandest possible manner on the 6th of July.

The children of the Gurukulam rose with utmost enthusiasm to celebrate the birth of the Divine Discus of the Lord. The day began with Thiruvaradhanam of the deity of Gurukulam,SriKasturi Rangan. Elaborate thirumanjanam was performed for the divya-mangala vigraha of SriSudarshana azhwan. This was followed by receipt of anumathi from the Lord for the performance of Maha-Sudarshana Homam. SriSudarshanar was installed on the Kumbham by means of Mantra sthapanam and an elaborate Homam was performed. All the children of the Gurukulam are now well-versed in the performance of Sudarshana Homam due to constantly accompanying stalwarts in the field of Homam.

The homam was followed by Sudarshana-Gayathri japam and complete recitation of Sudarshana Shataka stotra of SriKooranarayana Jeeyar swamy. This was further followed by anusandhanam of all the pasurams related to Sudarshana azhwar from 4000 divya prabandham.

An assortment of delicacies were prepared and submitted before SriSudarshanar. Poorna aahuthi conducted and a wonderful satrumurai was done.

On any day of conducting Homam, it is custom to feed prasadams to the poor. On this day of SriSudarsanar's thirunakshtram, 100 persons were served curry rice, kichdi and dhadhiyodhanam which were earlier offered to SriSudarshanar.

The entire day was spent in the musings of  Chakratazhwar’s perumai.

The photos of the celebration, Sudarshana Homam, sudarshana shataka parayanam and all other events are here in this link :

Thiruvazhi azhwan thirunakshathiram

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