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What is recited during pagalpathu and iraa pathu

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Thiruvoimozhi is recited during Iraapathu and the verses of other Azhvars (other than the iyarpa section) are recited during Pagal pathu during the Adhyayana utsavam celebrations.
Adyayana utsavam is cekebrated in most divyadesams that follow Ramanuja sampradaya. Check notes for information.


In Srirangam there is one more day added. Because, Sri Thirumangai Azhvar started it, the day before the Pagal Paththu Uthsavam first day, Namperumal listens to ThiruNedunthandagam of Sri Thirumangai Azhvar.
So, originally started as ten days festival by Sri Thirumangai Azhvar and was later modified as Twenty one days (+one day for
ThiruNedunthandagam) by Swami Emberumanar.

Thiru Adhyayana Utsavam is celebrated for 23 days in Tirumala. This is usually held from the night of Amavasya that occurs before Vaikunta Ekadasi in Dhanurmasa. SInce vigraha of Swami Nammazhvar is not there in Tirumala, Vishvaksenar and Swami emperumanar conduct this festival here. Lord Venkateshwara exclusively listens to Ramanuja Nootrandhadhi on the last day as a mark of respect to the great acharyar who offered sankhu chakram to the Lord and thus re-established sri vaishnavism.

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