In the ongoing Thiruvadipura Uthsavam, today [12.8.15] is day 6 and in the purappadu it was Thiruvasiriyam – Periya Thiruvanthathi.
Of the incarnations of Sriman Narayana, His descent in human form as Krishna has been glorified as the most accessible and endearing. Among the Azhwargal, Sri Goda devi [Kothai Piratti @ Andal] is unique and her immortal hymns of Thiruppavai and Nachiyar Thirumozhi, do stand out. Thiruppavai is on ceremonial austerity [Pavai nonbu] and her singleminded devotion in service t the Lord is explicitly abundant. She was God-intoxicated right from her infancy and developed craving to marry Lord Ranganatha. The Lord was so pleased that He gladly accepted the garland worn by Goda devi. Symbolically after the purappadu everyday during this Uthsavam is the ‘malai marral’ [exchange of floral garlands].
In Nachiyar thirumozhi, she addresses in one breathe the cuckoos, peacocks, wonderfully coloured flowers, red fruits hanging on trees and prostates at the divine Lord of Thirumalirumsoali, praying her cherished desire be fulfilled.
At Thiruvallikkeni today, the garland, the entangled hair knot, beautiful silk dress, kasu malai all added to Her divine elegance, which are presented here below for darshan of all bakthas.
Adiyen Srinivasa dhasan