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Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Sri Andal Neeratta Uthsavam at Thiruvallikkeni 2016

The Supreme Lord, the Sovereign Master of the Universe does everything to win the love of His subjects ~ and there is One who thought only about Him, was so devoted that She could reach Him – Andal, Godha Piratti.

Today  6th Jan 2016  marks the 1st day of ‘Andal Neeratta Uthsavam’ – the 9 day Uthsavam in Margazhi, the month of Thiruppavai.   Andal’s Thiruppavai contains ocean of values including significance of  Naama sankeerthanam to Sriman Narayana.   The Saint Poetess observed Paavai Nonbu (vratham) to attain Lord Krishna.  The month chosen for the vratham was Margazhi also known as Dhanur Masam.  She was on vratham throughout the month and the month of Margazhi got lot of significance because of Andal.

Daily morning there will be veedhi purappadu of Andal signifying her preparation for the neerattam.  After the purappadu, Andal will have ‘Thirumanjanam’ at the Neeratta mandapam . Here are some photos of the purappadu, this morning.

Adiyen Srinivasadhasan

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