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MaaVilakku

Discussion in 'Festivals, Functions & Rituals' started by Sriniketan, Oct 15, 2007.

  1. nimshri

    nimshri New IL'ite

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    Hi Everyone
    I got the answer for the 4th question from an Archive of Oppiliyappan By Shri.Madhavan Ramabhadran.
    Now Why we do Maa Vilakku for Lord Sri Venkateswara...

    The significance of the Purattasi Sanikkizhamai Maavilakku, I have the following to say :

    This is an Age Old Tradition. God of The Seven Hills, Who Stands all the
    time to Bless His Bhakthas during the Kali Yuga, wants to get as close to
    them as possible. It is very difficult for all, especially the old,
    disabled, financially weak, the children etc to visit the GREAT ABODE OF
    LORD VENKATESWARA.

    So our elders have found many easy and practical methods of making it
    possible for ALL to have the Darsan of The Lord Venkateswara.

    In the Purattasi Satuday Maavilakku function the All Merciful Lord is
    invited to visit our homes in the JYOTHI SWARUPA and Bless all who are not able to visit the Seven Hills. The Maavilakku is verily the Lord and all
    of us can have the Divya Darsanam of Sri Ezhumalai Andavan and seek His
    Blessings for the entire Humanity. This tradition enters the Blood of the
    Children who follow this path of devotion when they become elders.

    When the Maavilakku is over we chant "GOVINDA GOVINDA GOVINDA " and do all necessary UPACHAARAMS and The Lord Returns to His Abode very happily for having been able to Bless His Bhaktas.

    Nimshri
     
  2. Sriniketan

    Sriniketan IL Hall of Fame

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    Hi Nimshri,
    Thanks a lot for your information on why we have 'maavilakku'..:bowdown

    Krishnamma and Vidya,
    Sorry, it has been a year since I am seeing this thread..sorry I couldn't reply...:bowdownsooner..
    That day we were very much happy because the jyothi took the image of
    Lord Venkateswara Himself..

    sriniketan
     
  3. Vidya24

    Vidya24 Gold IL'ite

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    Nimsri and Sriniketan,

    Sri- You guys are incredibly blessed that the LORD manifested Himself in Jyothi Swaroopa at home.

    Nimsri- Thanks a million. You have answered a question that has eluded me for a year. This being Puratasi, I am attending Thiruona Vilakku Samaradhanais almost every Saturday and in all poojas they have Maavilakku.But no one knew the reason. Thanks again.
     
  4. krishnaamma

    krishnaamma Moderator Staff Member IL Hall of Fame

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    Dear Nimshri,

    Thank you so much for the post. It is really a valuable information to me. Happy to know the reason behind 'Maavilakku' . Thanks a lot ya.Bow
     
  5. krishnaamma

    krishnaamma Moderator Staff Member IL Hall of Fame

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    Hi Sri,

    How are you? Our IL is becoming bigger and bigger day by day. It is becoming difficult to go through all the threads. correct? Happy to see your post. :)

    As Vidhya said you and your family blessed by Lord Venkateswara dear.:)
     
  6. gsaikripa

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    hai bhargavi,
    Nice to see your pictures on Maavilakku. i got the blessing of lord venkateswara
    thanks for sharing.
     
    Last edited: Oct 6, 2008
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    Hi Neesha,
    Nice to see your pictures on Maavilakku .thanks for sharing.
     
  8. Sriniketan

    Sriniketan IL Hall of Fame

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    Krishnamma,
    It's true...some threads are forgotten, but thanks to those who revive those...
    Thanks for your wishes..
    This year, I had the Maavilakku today...but not as last time's..

    sriniketan
     
  9. Sriniketan

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    saikripa,
    Thanks for the wishes yaar...sorry for this late reply to you...

    This year Maavilakku I had today...but didn't take any pictures because this computer is not uploading any pictures..

    sriniketan
     
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    hai,wht's is Purattasi Satuday , is it a month or a day, i mean i dont understnad,can anybody explain, & is thr any procedure ,like we shld lit it these many(like 3 or 5 weeks) , ? & after litting,wht we shld do, shld we take it as prasadam or we ?? pls explain?
     

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