Beautiful celebrations for the past month in Bhooloka Vaikuntam (Sri Rangam). Interesting to see the custom of dolls being used to depict the celebrations during the month.
December 15th to January 15th is popularly known as Margazhi in Tamil and Dhanurmasam in Telugu culture. Tiruppavai is chanted during the early hours (before sunrise) propitiating Lord Maha Vishnu. Many recite the same, many teach it, many sing it, and many more try to follow the rituals and teachings of Tiruppavai.
Some make it creative by making rangoli outside their homes, some focus on preparing garlands, and others try to make healthy & tasty food items that are useful during the cold and winter season.
This year at Sri Rangam – which also known as Vaikuntam* on Earth (Bhooloka Vaikuntam), it was wonderful to see the celebrations of Margazhi, Tiruppavai recitals be depicted in the form of dolls. Small doll houses depicting the story were prepared and decorated. It fills our hearts with happiness to see the tiny dolls so beautifully depicting the overall story.
- * Vaikuntam is konwn as the abode of Sri Maha Vishnu
Sharing some of them 🙏🏻 What a beautiful way to celebrate!
The concept, clothes, accessories, plants, scenarios, room decoration, flower garlands of various types, details included in the jewelry, animals, facial expressions are all so beautiful!
Devotees visit temples to get their first glimpse of Sri Maha Vishnu, as the belief is that on this day, Sri Maha Vishnu opens the seven gates of Heaven and personally comes to hand pick his best devotees and takes them with Him 🙏🏻
Om Namo Narayanaya 🙏🏻