Annakoodai Thirupavadai mahotsavam will be held at Sri Vedanta Desikar Temple, Mylapore on March 4. Anna-koota means assembly of rice items in different forms and flavours. These prasadams are arranged in a manner so as to assemble a ‘pavadai (robe) and hence the name Thirupavadai.
On that day, there will be a special thirumanjanam for Sri Srinivasa Perumal, Sri Alarmelmangai Thayar and Swami Desikan. This will be followed by a decoration of the deities, offering of prasadam, ghosthi and distribution of prasadam.
The utsavam will end with a procession of Perumal and Desikan followed by a pathi-ulathal ceremony in the evening. 8 a.m. onwards.