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Saturday, August 6, 2016

Thiruvadipuram Sarrumurai purappadu 2016 : ஆண்டாள் கிளி

At Thiruvallikkeni, we have darshan of presiding deity Sri Parthasarathi with His Ubayanachimars. 

On some occasion like Kodai Uthsavam, we can have His darshan alone too ~ then there is Thiruvadipuram, whence Andal is seated in the same Tholukku iniyan …

Those of you who had closer look of our Emperuman, for sure would have observed ‘lovely parrots’ of Andal and Sri Parthasarathi.  Kili [parrots] naturally leads to Sri Andal at Sri Villiputhur.  At her birth-place and in many divyadesams,  Sri Andal has  parrot in her hand…  In her Nachiyar Thirumozhi, Andal sends cuckoo as her envoy and she promises that in return she would befriend her pet parrot which is being brought up by providing milk and sweet rice. The exquisite parrot that adorns the shoulder of Andal is a treat to watch, especially at Srivilliputhur, they are fresh, eco-friendly ones too.  Here at Thiruvallikkeni, the one that had the fortune of adorning Sri Parthasarathi was newly submitted now and costs around 12 lakhs [gems embedded on gold]

5th Aug 2016 was special, it was Thiruvadipuram ~ the avathara Uthsavam of Andal ~ the asterism of the day marks fragrance as our Acharyan Sri Manavala Mamunigal says

பெரியாழ்வார் பெண்பிள்ளையாய் ஆண்டாள் பிறந்த
திருவாடிப்பூரத்தின் சீர்மை, ஒரு நாளைக்கு
உண்டோ? மனமே உணர்ந்து பார், ஆண்டாளுக்கு
உண்டாகில் ஒப்பு இதற்கும் உண்டு.

On the concluding day ~ Thiruvadipuram, which Mamunigal says is non-pareil among all days, Andal has purappadu with Sri Parthasarathi at Thiruvallikkeni, while at Srivilliputhur, it is rathothsavam [thiruther]  ..  there  is divinity everywhere… still some are more closely associated with divinity…

கூட்டிலிருந்து கிளியெப்போதும் கோவிந்தா கோவிந்தாவென்றழைக்கும்*
ஊட்டுக்கொடாது செறுப்பனாகில் உலகளந்தானென்றுயரக் கூவும்*
நாட்டிற்றலைப்பழியெய்தி உங்கள் நன்மையழிந்து தலையிடாதே*
சூட்டுயர் மாடங்கள் சூழ்ந்து தோன்றும் துவராபதிக்கென்னையுய்த்திடுமின்.

~ Andal the quintessential devotee draws reference to the caged parrot which keeps calling the names of Lord as ‘Govindha, Govinda’ ~ when it is not fed and starved as a punishment, it shouts more as ‘Lord who measured the Earth’…… Andal pleads that she be taken to Dwaraka, the city that has  high spired domes as She should be taken to the place of Lord Krishna, lest there will be words of abuse from the World.

Let us prostrate at the Lotus feet of Sriman Narayana, singing the verses of Kothai piratti, which will ensure all goodness and prosperity in this material World and in the heavenly World.

Adiyen Srinivsadhasan.

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