The Vaikasi Brahmotsavam could not be held in 2020 because of the complete lockdown.
As an atonement for not conducting the festival, Laghu Prokshanam ceremony took place today with minimal staff at the Vedantha Desikar Srinivasa Perumal temple. A 108 Kalasa Thirumanjanam was performed this morning inside the temple, accompanied by the recital of Upanishad.
In the evening, Srinivasa Perumal along with Alarmel Mangai Thaayar, as part of the final Friday procession of Chitrai, went on a joint procession within the temple complex. Devotees in small numbers had darshan standing outside the main entrance of the temple even as Prabhandham members recited the Siriya Thirumadal verses of Thiru Mangai Azhvaar.
This year’s Vaikasi Brahmotsavam starts next Friday (May 14) with all processions slated to take place inside the temple.
- By S. Prabhu