WHen is the period of Anadyayana kaalam (period of non recital of divya prabhandam) is followed
The Anadhyayana kaalam (period of non-recital of prabhandham) is observed from Karthigaiyil Karthikai(from Karthika Pournami) to Thai Hastam(which happens to be Sri Kooratazhwan’s appearance day). Ths is the custom in homes. For temples, some follow this, for some others there are some variations.
The reason for Anadhyayana kaalam is for the fact that when Thirumangai Azhvar started the Adyayana utsavam in Srirangam, the vigraha of Swami Nammazhvar was brought from Azhvar Thirunagari and then once it completed it was to be taken back. Later the vigrahas of other acharyas and azhvars from various divyadesams were also brought to Srirangam. This used to take alot of time, as few hundreds of kilometres need to be travelled. Since most of the Sri Vaishnavas were involved in the transfer of the divine vigrahas of Azhvar, recital of divya prabhandam at home did not happen. Only during the adhyaya utsavam, the recital happened. This practice carried over and is referred to as the Anadyayana kaalam. Since Thirumangai Azhvar started the Adhyayana utsavam, the anadyayana kaalam starts from karthikayil karthika his tirunakshattiram,.
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