108th Year of Sri Srinidhi Swami
The 108th Tirunakshatram (Beginning of 108th year) of Sri U.Ve Villur Nadadoor Sribhashya Simhasanam Ashukavi Sarvabhauma Srinivasaraghavarya Mahadesikan, popularly known as Sri Srinidhi Swami, was celebrated at his Avatara Sthala at Vaduvoor.
Beginning on 25th November 2020, there was Parayanam of four Vedas, Divya Prabandham, Ithasas, Puranas and Srinidhi Granthamala (Works of Srinidhi Swami) for five days.
On 29th November 2020, Tirmangai Azhwar’s and Sri Srindhi Swami’s Tirunakshatram was celebrated with Sattrumurai of Rig Veda, Krishna Yajur Veda, Shukla Yajur Veda, Saama Veda, Divya Prabandham, Itihasa, Purana and Srinidhi Granthamala in front of presiding deity of Sri Nadadoor Ammal Tirumaligai – Sri Suvarna Lakshimdhara Navaneeta Nata Swami.
Bhagavata Tadeeyaaradhana was performed on all five days by a team of able traditional chefs lead by Sri U.Ve. Paiyyambadi Srirama Desikachar.
Also beginning 24th November, up till 30th November, 7 days Thiru Pavitrotsavam of Vaduvur Sri Kothanda Rama Swami Temple was celebrated, during which, every evening shlokas from Sri Mandasmita Ramayana authored by Sri Srinidhi Swami was recited in front of Lord Sri Rama, by Sri Villur Nadadoor U.Ve. Dr. V.S.Karunakaracharya Swami and his disciple Thirukudanthai Dr. Venkatesh MBBS, Sri U.Ve Thirunaranan at the temple.
On the day of Tirunakshatram, eldest son of Sri Srinidhi Swami, Sri Villur Nadadoor Sribhashya Simhasanam Sri Seshadriyacharya Swami, aged 86, visited Vaduvur after a gap of seven years and he himself performed Sri Paduka Aradhanam of Sri Srinidhi Swami.
Post Tadeeyaradhana, at 3 PM, a Vidwat Sadas was organized in which Sri Vaduvur Ghanapati Govindacharya Swami, delivered Upanyasam on legacy of Sri Srinidhi Swami.
Then many speakers spoke on Kshemakari Shatakam , a stotra on Nachiyar Kovil Kal Garudan by Sri Ashukavi Sarvabhauma Srinidhi Swami.
Smt. Prabha Senesh was the first participant who began the session with musical rendering of couple of Shlokas and explained their meaning. This was followed by Upanyasams explaining various shlokas from Kshemakari Shatakam by Sri U.Ve Dr. C.S. Laksmi Narasimhan, Sri Villur Nadadoor K. Senesh, Thirukudanthai Dr. N. Venkatesh and Sri U.Ve Thirunaranan.
This was followed by Taambula Ghosti, Bhukti Dakshinan and Swasti Patham to complete the function.
The function was organized by VASSCC – Villur Ashukavi Sarvabhauma Srindhi Swami Centenary Committee, who presented Deeksha Vastram to Lord Sri Rama at Vaduvurand Parivattam for Archakas on occasion of Tiru Pavitrotsavam during the Mahapoorna Ahuti. These vastrams (valued about Rupees Fourteen Thousands) were presented on behalf of committee by Sri Villur Nadadoor Sribhashya Simhasanam Shastra-Sahitee-Vallabha U.Ve. Dr. V.S.Karunakaracharya Swami.