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Thursday, August 1, 2013

Thiruvallikkeni Andal Thiruvadipura Uthsavam - day 2

For Srivaishnavaites, the month of  Aadi assumes special significance for on this month was born the female saintess Azhwar Andal.   Goda devi  was born at Srivilliputhur  in the Tamil month Adi, with the birth-star Pooram, which is celebrated as ‘Thiruvadi puram’. 

Andal composed two works  unique in their literary, philosophical, religious, and artistic content.  One is  Tiruppavai, a poem of thirty verses in which Andal imagines herself to be a cowherd girl during the incarnation of Lord Krishna. This is recited in all temples especially during the month of Margazhi.  The second is the Nachiyar Tirumozhi, comprising of 143 verses.

This year Thiruvadipuram falls on Friday, 9th of August 2013.  The 10 day Thiruvadipura Uthsavam commenced yesterday and today [1st Aug 2013] it was day 2.  During Thiruvadipuram, on all days there is purappadu of Sri Andal in the evenings.  As there was some drizzle Godhadevi was draped with porvai. Here are some photos taken during the purappadu 

Adiyen Srinivasadhasan.

1st Aug 2013.

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