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Generally the festivals are celebrated to refresh peoples memory of the event which took place actually and it is enacted during festival for peoples knowledge and also to younger generation who do not have knowledge of it. Please visit  picture gallery to see different Nam Perumal on different Vahanam.


Chitrai Usthavam :In the Tamil month of Chitrai ( March - April ) This festival is celebrated in a grand manner.


The first ritual is Ankurarpanam (Sprouting the seeds) First Vishvaksena (The Commander in Chief of the Perumal's army) and Seeriya Thiruvadi are brought to the Thayar Sannidhi accompanied by priests. They perform poojas under the Vilva tree and some priests go to the Cauvery river bed to take sand amidst of “BHOOSUKTHA ” recital both soils are mixed in in the pots in and kept in moisten condition. Seeds are sowed in that pots and then kept in Yagasala for sprouting of the seeds. Within few days it gets sprouted.

Then the second ritual is Nagarasothanai (Investigation of Streets condition) Lord Vishvaksena is taken to all the four Chithirai streets. He inspects the entire four streets before Lord Visits ( It is like modern day Pilot jeep of Police , which goes before any VIP steps in the street) . This inspection is to ensure that there is no untoward incidents happened. It called as Nagarasothanai.

Day One: is Kodi Eruthal (Flag hoisting) In the first day the flag (The picture of Periya Thiruvadi / Garudan ( King of Birds & Official Vehicle of Lord Maha Vishnu ) is drawn in that flag) is taken around the four Chithirai Veedhi ( Streets) in early morning. Then it is hoisted in the presence of Lord to indicate temple festival is starting. After the flag is hoisted Namperuman is brought to the Kannadi Arai ( The Chamber studded with mirrors all around) Public worship will be allowed in Kannadi arai on 1st and 7th day of the Chitrai festival). In the evening the Lord with Ubayanachiyar Sri and Bhoo Devi brought to the Chithirai streets. In presence of Poigaialwar the Prabhandam are  recited.
 
Day Two :In the morning Session Namperumal is being brought in Pallaku (Palanquin) and taken around the four Chithirai streets .In the evening session Namperumal will be taken in Karpagavritcham (A wish yielding tree) vahana in all four Chitrai streets.  In presence of Lord Boodhath Alwar Prabhandam are  recited.
 
Day Three : In the morning Session Namperumal is being brought in Simha Vahanam (Lion) and taken around the four Chithirai streets .In the evening session Namperumal will be taken in Yali ( It is a mixture of Lion, Demon and other) vahana in all four Chithirai streets. In presence of Pey Alwar Prabhandam are  recited.

 
Day Four :In the morning Session Namperumal is being brought in Prabhai Vahanam and taken around the four Chithirai streets .In the evening session Namperumal will be taken in Garuda ( Periya Thiruvadi / King of Birds ) vahana in all four Chithirai streets. In presence of Thirumazhisai Alwar Prabhandam are  recited.
 
Day Five: In the morning Session Namperumal is being brought in ShEsha Vahanam ( Five Hooded Snake and his bed in divine sea thiruparkadal) and taken around the four Chithirai streets .In the evening session Namperumal will be taken in Hanumantha Vahanam ( Seeriya Thiruvadi / Monkey King) vahana in all four Chithirai streets. In presence of Namma Alwar Prabhandam are recited.

Day Six :In the morning Session Namperumal is being brought in Hamsa Vahanam ( a divine bird which is not found now) and taken around the four Chithirai streets .In the evening session Namperumal will be taken in Gaja Vahanam ( Elephant) vahana in all four Chithirai streets. In presence of Namma Alwar Prabhandam are recited.
 
Day Seven : In the morning Session Namperumal gives you seva in the Kannadi Arai (The Chamber studded with mirrors all around). In the evening Namperumal with Ubhaya nachiyarmars visits Thirukottaram ( Place where Dhanya or Granary i.e.. heaps of paddy are kept ) will be verified as it is a customary practice. Then Lord goes around all the four Chitrai streets and reaches Thayar Sannidhi , Then Thirumanjanam is performed. Then finally he retires to the Kannadi Arai around midnight. In presence of In presence of Thirumazhisai Alwar Prabhandam are  recited.
 
Day Eight:  In the morning Session Namperumal is being brought in Velli Kudrai Vahanam (Velli means Silver , Kudrai means Horse) Vahanam taken around the four Chithirai streets .In the evening session Namperumal is being brought in Thanga Kudrai Vahanam (Thangam means Gold , Kudrai means Horse) Vahanam taken around the four Chithirai streets, then When it comes near Chithirai Ther Adi (Lords Car Shed) unique event can be seen Namperumal seated on horse is taken in galloping speed by the person's who carry him as if he is really galloping .In presence of  Thirumangai Alwar Prabhandam are  recited.
 
Day Nine - Therottam (Car Festival) Early morning Namperumal is taken to Chithirai car, Then the people pull the car the four Chitrai streets. Then Lord brought to the Revathi Mandapam and Thirumanjanam ( Holy Bath) is given  In presence of  Thirumangai Alwar Prabhandam are recited.

Tenth day : Sabthavaranam :- Morning in Sandhanu mantapam Thirumanjanam is being to Lord. In the evening  Nam Perumal's procession takes place in quite manner ( that is without any pomp and show, avoiding musical instruments being used ) of Lord hearing Ramanuja’s Compositions. Namperumal visits to Ramanuja’s Sannidhi, Then he is welcomed by Acharya Ramanuja, and Ramanuja offers coconut water to Namperumal. After Namperumal partakes the offering then the prasadam is offered to Ramanuja.
 
Eleventh day :Morning in Garuda Mandapam Thirumanjanam is performed to Lord. In the evening  Nam Perumal's procession takes place in Pushpa Pallaku (palanquin decorated with the flowers) and he is taken around the Chitrai streets as usual.


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