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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Sri Andal Thiruvadipura Uthsavam at Thiruvallikkeni 2017 ~ day 2

For Srivaishnavaites, the month of Aadi is of special significance – as Thiruvadipuram [Puram Nakshathiram in the month of Aadi] –  is the  most blessed day for all Srivaishnavaites –  marking  the birth of Kothai Piratti [Andal]

Andal’s birth occurred in the 98th year of Kali Yuga – Nala Varudam – in the month of Aadi – shukla paksham – chathurthasi day.   She was found in a thulsi garden at  Sri Villiputhur by Vishnu Chithar [Periyazhwaar].

This year Thiruvadipuram falls on Wednesday, 26th July 2017. The 10 day Thiruvadipura Uthsavam commenced on 17th July  and today [19th July] is day 3.  During Thiruvadipuram, on all days there is chinna mada veethi purappadu of Sri Andal in the evenings.   Today being Ekadasi day, it was Periya mada veethi; however the rain clouds made everyone dream of a huge downpour which eventually was only light drizzle, made it a quick purappadu.    Here are some photos  of Sri Parthasarathi and Sri Andal draped in red cloth to ensure that raindrops do not fall on Lord.  The photos without porvai are courtesy Sri Thirumalai Vinjamoor Venkatesh (Jilla) Swamin.

Adiyen Srinivasadhasan.

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