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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Sri Villiputhur Andal neeratta Uthsavam 2014

I have been posting about the Neeratta Uthsavam at  Thiruvallikkeni…. Sri Andal’s  birth occurred in the 98th year of Kali Yuga – Andal  was found in a thulasi garden at Sri Villiputhur by Vishnu Chithar [Periyazhwaar]. 

In Tamil Nadu, most Temples have beautiful and majestic Gopurams and at Sri Villiputhur, the birth place of Sri Andal it is a 11 tiered structure of about 192 feet high. The famous Gopuram  dates back to  Sri Periyazhwaar.  Srivilliputhur, with its twin temples, dedicated to the deities Vadaabadrasayee and Andal-Rangamannar, is a place of high religious importance. The tall towers, massive car, huge tank, sculpted pillars, ancient Ramayana frescoes and modern wall paintings depicting the Lords of 108 Divyadesams, numerous inscriptions dating back to the rule of Pandya kings, fine rectangular hall with a wooden roof and above all its unique "Thiruppavai Vimanam" speak volumes of their rich architectural heritage. The majestic Gopuram of the West tower of the Sri Villiputhur divyadesam is the emblem of State of Tamil Nadu

Kothai Piratti  [Andal] represents   the most unique combination of divine wisdom coupled with devotion non-pareil.  A paragon of virtues - supreme example of single-minded devotion in serving the Lord, as clearly brought out in her great prabandham of 30 hymns "Thiruppavai".  Andal’s  philosophy is clear and unmistakable.  She says ‘immaikkum ezhezhu piravikkum patraavan, nammaiyudaivan Narayanan nambi’  -  "Sriman Narayana is our refuge now and forever and He will not let us down, for we are His possessions".  In Nachiyar Thirumozhi, she says
தொழுதுமுப்போது முன்னடி வணங்கித் தூமலர் தூய்த்தொழு தேத்துகின்றேன்*
பழுதின்றிப் பாற்கடல் வண்ணனுக்கே பணிசெய்து வாழ” ~ to her kainkaryam to Sriman Narayana is throughout the day as she does matchless service with flowers ~ to Her the very reason of birth is to do service to the Lord of Thirupparkadal. 

My brother S. Sundararajan visited this divyadesam recently  and here are some photos taken by him during the Uthsavam at Sri Villiputhur. 

Adiyen Srinivasadhasan.

14th Jan 2014.

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