Swamiji gracefully concluded the 3-day Malayala Divya Desa Yatra on the 11th of December 2019. More than 500 devotees accompanied Swamiji. The tour covered 13 Divya Desams (centres of inspiration) and 2 places of divine significance (Vanamamalai and Guruvayur). Hundreds of other pilgrims expressed sheer joy in having the unexpected darsan of the Swamiji, the greatest acharya of this millennium. 

Out of the 108 Divya Desams, 106 are on this Earth. The final 2 are in the eternal spiritual realm. Of the 106 Divya Desams, 13 of them are in Kerala. 

Thiruvanparisaaram – Sri Kuralappa Perumal Temple
Thirukkaatkarai – Sri Kaatkarai Appa Perumal Temple
Thirumoozhikkalam – Sri Moozhikkalathaan Perumal Temple
Thirupuliyoor – Sri Maayapiran Perumal Temple
Thirucchenkundroor – Sri Imayavarappa Perumal Temple
Thiru Naavaay – Sri Naavaay Mugundha Perumal Temple
Thiruvalvaazh – Sri Kolapira Perumal Temple
Thiruvanvandoor – Sri Paambanaiyappa Perumal Temple
Thiru Vattaaru – Sri Aadhikesava Perumal Temple
Thiruvithuvakkodu – Sri Uyyavantha Perumal Temple
Thirukkadithaanam – Sri Athpudha Narayana Perumal Temple
Thiruvaaran Vilai – Sri Kuralappa Perumal Temple
Thiruvananthapuram – Sri Anantha Padmanabhaswamy Temple

Prior to heading to Kerala Divya Desams, Swamiji paid respects to Vaishnava Nambi and Thirukurungudivalli Nachiar at Thirukkurungudi in Tamil Nadu

Swamiji also paid His respects to Vanamamalai Jeeyar Swamiji at the Vanamamalai Mutt. All the devotees accompanied Swamiji to Vanamamalai Perumal Temple, also known as Arulmigu Sree Vanamamalai Totatri Perumal Temple dedicated to worshipping Lord Vishnu. 

Swamiji also visited Guruvayur Sri Krishna temple.

Few Highlights of Swamiji’s messages during the divine yatra:

  • A dedicated group of devotees perform Kathakali dance at the entrance mantap of Sri Kolapira Perumal Temple (Sri Vallabha temple) every single night for all the 365 days of the year! It’s a shame that we spend a few minutes a day and feel great about it.
  • The architecture of the temples depicts our vast history, committed Kings who were ardent devotees, and highly skilled perfectionist artisans. With so much “advancement” in technology and material solutions, we have only managed to go backwards in our innate human skills.
  • It’s a blessing that we are in this beautiful divine tour on the birthdays of Thirumangai Alwar and Thiruppani Alwar. Let us all pray for their grace. Grace of God follows automatically when one bows down to the alwars. They are the true representation of “immense dedication and devotion towards God”. 
  • It’s also a blessing to be visiting Kulasekhara alwar’s place of birth. He pleaded God to keep his heart constantly bonded to the lotus feet of God. Let us pray that we stay bonded in our hearts with the alwar and thereby establishing a firm bond with God.
  • The Adi Kesava perumal’s 22 feet long divine body is so mesmerizing. The darsan satisfied our senses fully. This beautiful sleeping posture of God represents the form of God prior to srusti/creation. Anantha Padmanabha Swami is 18 feet long whose posture represents the form of God after the srusti/creation.

– From the discourse of Sri Chinna Jeeyar Swamiji
– Malayala Divya Desa Yatra

Swamiji appreciated Madhavan Swami for arranging and coordinating the yatra on ashort notice (less than 15 days). The sumptuous and timely prasadams, accommodation for more than 500 devotees was not an easy task. Swamiji also appreciated and blessed the team of drivers who have done an excellent job in ensuring the safe commute for all the devotees.