Archive for June, 2008

(Information) Tirupati Sri Venkateswara Thiru Kalayaana Mahotsavam in Singapore

Posted in News & Information, SSPT on June 28, 2008 by thirumandotcom

Dear Readers of Thirumandotcom. The reason why I conducted a poll in my earlier post was to find how many readers were from Singapore. I hope what I am about to blog next would be of interest to those who are from Singapore. For those who are not, I hope to get your comments about this and the forth coming posts about this subject.

The Singapore Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple and Tirumala Tirupathi Devasthanam (TTD) have planned to conduct a thiru kalayannam in the temple grounds on 19th July 2008.  An entourage of about 40 people including priests, veda parayana pandits and artists will be in Singapore for this mega celebration.

There has been alot of publicity for this mahotsavam via banners and advertistments in the Tamil newspapers in Singapore. The star attraction is supposedly that the ‘utsavars’ from Tirupathi will be brought to Singapore. In fact, the publicity materials (banners and advertisements) feature the picture of the current utsavar of Thirumala – Sri Malaiappa Swamy, somehow giving the impression that the Thirumala utsavar will be brought to Singapore. The truth is that it is only a replica of the utsavar will be brought to Singapore. It is to be noted that that this set of utsavars are ONLY used for holding such thirukalayaanam in various parts of India outside Thirumala.  They have no place in the Tirumala temple functions.

Nonetheless, it promises to be a very colourful gala evening as this is the first time this utsavar will be out of India for such an occasion. Also, the thirukalayaanam will be conducted just like how it was done in others parts of India.

Here are the utsavam details. If you have any comments, please share as I would like to hear them.

Narayana Narayana!


(Poll) Where are you from?

Posted in News & Information on June 22, 2008 by thirumandotcom

Dear Readers of Thirumandotcom, I am running a short poll to find out where you are from. Please take a miniute to carry out this poll.

Narayana Narayana!

Alangarapriyan – Brahmothsavam 2008 Picture Gallery – Day 11

Posted in Alangarapriyan, Photo Gallery on June 21, 2008 by thirumandotcom

On Day 11 of Brahmothsavam, Sri Srinivasa Perumal is decorated in a Sayana (sleeping) thirukolam. There  are 7 types of sayanam and on this day, Uthana sayana alangaram is done.

The pictures are online now and I hope you will enjoy them.

Om Namo Narayanaya!

Alangarapriyan – Brahmothsavam Alangaram (2008) Video – Part 4

Posted in Alangarapriyan, Movies & Videos on June 15, 2008 by thirumandotcom

Part  4 of my home Perumal’s  Brahmothsava Alangaram Video is now on-line. This would be my 50th Video that I have uploaded since the creation of my youtube account.

In this video, you can see Sri Srinivasa Perumal in aswah vahanam and  as SriKallazhagar.  I hope you enjoy the video.

| Om Namo Narayanaya |

Alangarapriyan – Brahmothsavam 2008 Picture Gallery – Day 10

Posted in Alangarapriyan, Photo Gallery on June 12, 2008 by thirumandotcom

Day 10 alangaram is ekantham. On this day, in the Singapore Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple, Sri Srinivasa Perumal together with Sri and Bhu Devi is taken out on a thiru-veedi ula on a silver chariot  outside the temple precin).

For my home Perumal, my wife and I took Perumal in our car. We started from our home at Hougang Central, came to Serangoon Road, passed by Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple, Sri Ramar temple, turned left to Balestier road, turned left to Race Cource Road and turn left again to Serangoon road. We did this to make a pradikshanam (circumbulation) of Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple.

Next, we passed by Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple and drove along Serangoon road/Upper Serangoon road towards Hougang Central. Once we got home, I offerd Panagam and aarathi. Day 10 alangaram was then officially over.. 🙂 Here are the alangaram photos.

I have captured this on video and will be posting it soon on my youtube account.

|Om Namo Nraynaya |

(NEW) : Sri Vaishnava Links from Thirumandotcom!

Posted in News & Information on June 6, 2008 by thirumandotcom

I am sure that everyone will agree that there are more religious websites, blogs and picture galleries now a days compared to what was out there 10 years ago. It has also been a cconstant challenge to save all these websites and share with everyone.

There is a wonderful tool which is available today called the on-line bookmark manager. You can use this to save all your favourite websites and share it with everyone.

I would like to introuduce my new Vaishnava links page ( Todate, It has about 230 links to various sites. As I find new ones, I will save it on this site.

If you have come across any sites which are not found here, please let me know. Please do send me your comments. 

|Om Namo Narayanaya |

(Information) TTD’s Sri Venkateswara Bhakti Channel

Posted in News & Information on June 5, 2008 by thirumandotcom

I bloged about this channel some time back and I would like to provide you with some new updates. I understand that the old link that I have provide is no longer working. Here’s one way you can get access to Sri Venkateswara Bhakti Channel.

Go to and look for SVBC – TV 24/7 Devotional. Click on this link and it should take you to the screen where live utsavam and other programs are aired. Do note that you will need to have real player installed on your computer/laptop in order to view this channel.

| Om Namo Narayanaya |