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Saturday, July 26, 2014

Adi Amavasai Purappadu at Thiruvallikkeni (Andal Thiruvadipura Uthsavam day 6) 2-14

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

Andal composed two works  unique in their literary, philosophical, religious, and artistic content.  One is  Tiruppavai, a composition 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 daily,  especially during the month of Margazhi.  The second is the Nachiyar Tirumozhi, comprising of 143 verses.

This year Thiruvadipuram falls on Wednesday, 30th July 2014.  The 10 day Thiruvadi Poora  Uthsavam commenced on 21st and today 26th July 2014 is day 6.  During Thiruvadipuram, on all days there is purappadu of Sri Andal in the evenings. Today is Amavasai ~ and there was grand purappadu of Sri Parthasarathi and Sri Andal.   Today it was the ‘kondai’ which added further beauty to the most beautiful Emperuman.

Adiyen Srinivasadhasan.

Perumal Kondai Azhagu 

 Sri Andal Kondai Azhagu 
Andal Perumal Kondai Azhagu  - viewed in the backdrop of  Raja Gopuram

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