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. 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.
In the month of Margazhi, there occurs the Nine day festival for Andal known as Neeratta Uthsavam. 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 which is just opposite to the Thiruther. Sri Parthasarathi Perumal too visits this mantap immediately after the ‘theppam’[float] festival day.
Today (7th Jan 2017) is day 3 of Andal Neeratta Uthsavam and some photos taken during morning purappadu are here.