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Sunday, January 5, 2014

Andal Neeratta Uthsavam - Thiruvallikkeni 2014 - day 1

Today  5th Jan 2014 is  21st day of Margazhi…..  Pagal pathu uthsavam is on in all divyadesams and today is 5th day of Uthsavam whence Muthaliyiram sarrumurai took place.  Tomorrow at Thiruvallikkeni – it will be Thirumozhi thuvakkam and with rendering of sthala pasuram ‘Virperu Vizhavum’ – the screens will be open and one can have darshan of Moolavar Lord Sri Venkata Krishnan sans His trademark moustache………… Lord Krishna, (as the charioteer to Arjuna) who kept his vow of not fighting in Mahabaratha with arms is worshipped at Thiruvallikkeni as the ‘warrior King sporting a big moustache’…. From Vaikunda Ekadasi, which falls on 11th Jan 2014 and which heralds the starting the Rapathu Uthsavam, Lord will be seen again with the moustache…………

Today also marks the 1st day of ‘Andal Neeratta Uthsavam’ … 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. In the month of Margazhi, there is 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.  

Here are  photos take this morning.

Adiyen Srinivasa dhasan.

1 comment:

  1. good one.. the info on Sri Venkata Krishnan is much liked - Kanaka