Alwarthirunagari Vaikasi Visakam

Its been sometime since our last post, but we have got something interesting for this post, the Garuda Seva of Alwarthirunagari. Most of you would probably know the uniqueness of this Garuda Seva, but still for thos who don’t know – the speciality of this Garuda Seva is that, all the Perumals from the Navathirupathi Stalams participate in their Garuda Vahanams. Nammalvar comes in Mayil Vahanam and Madhurakavi Alwar in a Palanquin. In all there are 9 Perumals and 2 Alwars. Seeing this wonderful urchavam, one can understand why people say 2 eyes are not enough sometimes.

This is a 10 day urchavam which happens during Nammalwars’ Thirunakshatram {Vaikasi Visaagam}. The Garuda Seva happens on the 5th day of the 10 day urchavam. At the start of the 5th day the Perumals of the NavaThirupathi stalams {except Alwarthirunagari} arrive at the Alwarthirunagari temple premises. As they arrive, each perumal is welcomed by Nammalwar. Below are images of Nammalvar welcoming the Perumals of NavaThirupathi’s.









Around evening, the Thirumanjanam of the Perumals and Nammalwar takes place. The Thirumanjanams happen more or less at the same time, in the many mandapams in the temple. People rush from one mandapam to other to get the Thirumanjana theerthams. At night the actual Garuda Seva takes place. We will have another post on the Garuda Seva with the images very soon.


2 thoughts on “Alwarthirunagari Vaikasi Visakam

  1. Pingback: Alwarthirunagari Vaikasi Visakam Garuda Seva « Sri Vaishnavam

  2. Puliamarathadi swami is dearer to Perumal. That’s why He comes all the way from different directions around Alwarthirunagar and during such a summer season, the Adiyargal feels proud to carry the pallakku of perumal. This is soulful seva to Madhava and his disciple Nammalwar swamigal.
    N.R.Jagannathan, Chennai

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