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Monday, January 15, 2018

Devotees protest blasphemy against Godapiratti ~ Andal devouts @ Chepauk 2018

To the famous MA Chidambaram stadium at Chepuak there are 2 ends – the pavilion end and Pattabhiraman gate end.  There had been crowds waiting patiently in queue to buy tickets especially for Pongal Tests; today 15.1.2018 – there were tens of thousands of them – but much calmer having assembled for a different purpose.

"தனுர் மாதமான"  மார்கழி ஒரு அற்புதமான காலம்.  அனைத்து ஸ்ரீ வைஷ்ணவ திவ்யதேசங்களிலும் அதி காலையில் ஆண்டாள் அருளிய  "திருப்பாவை"   சேவிக்கப்பெரும்.  திருப்பாவை பாவை நோன்பின் உயர்வை பறை சாற்றுவது.  முதல் பாட்டில் ஆய்ப்பாடி சிறுமிகளை அழைத்ததற்கு ஏற்ப கூடிய கோபிகைகளின் கூட்டத்தைப் பார்த்து மகிழ்ந்து வையத்து வாழ்வீர்காள்!” என்று ஆச்சரியப்பட்டு அழைத்து நாம் செய்ய வேண்டிய நோன்பிற்கு செய்யவேண்டிய கிரியைகளை கேளுங்கள் என்கிறாள். 

Thinking of Sriman Narayana and surrendering at the Lotus feet of Lord Narayana only will lead to us salvation. In 30 beautiful pasurams, Andal eulogies Lord Sriman Narayana showing us the way to get near the lotus feet of Lord.   

We are in a melancholic mood ~ instead of spending our time doing kainkaryam, we are forced to protest ~ the blasphemy of an ordinary mortal who ekes out life writing songs to tunes.  He chose to speak badly of our Godha piratti and to us the sinister design is too well seen.  Here are some interesting Qs
o   The so called rationalists (!) - question only Hinduism
o   When thousands of bakthi literary research works are available, the song writer chose to quote an oblique reference
o   That too proves to be fault as there is no such reference material in the US University cited
o   It turns out to be a paper read in an ordinary institution (with red leaning) with its author going on record that he has no authentic proof of what he wrote
o   The song writer and his son too defend and then he says, it was not intentional
o   And ~ once famed Tamil daily Dinamani provides a platform for such a talk, prints it too – in the month of Margazhi, in every temple and in so many forums, there are Thiruppavai upanyasams.  A child upanyakasar would have spoke thousand times better than this ‘dandanakka’ poettu.

There have been spontaneous demonstrations – all in a civil way with only decent expressions, demanding that the song writer apologise and today opp to Pattabhiraman gate of famous MA Chidambaram stadium, a peaceful (absolutely peaceful) demonstration was arranged for.  Close to 3 hours, more than 10000 grouped up, chanting slokas and listening to many Jeeyars, and learned persons.  Those on the podium spoke about the factual position, how the bakthas felt hurt by the unscrupulous comments and demanded that the utterer apologise before Sri Andal. 

Hope wisdom dawns !!

Sri Andal thiruvadigale saranam. 

Here are some photos  (the crowd was so much that it occupied one side of the road and it was not possible to photograph dignitaries from closer angles)  ~ one group showing those who visited, while the other is of the elite speakers that included :

·         His Holiness Sri Perumpudur Appan Parakala Ramanuja Embar Jeeyar Swami.  (aged 95+)
·         Sri Manavalamamunigal jeeyar, Sri Villiputhur
·         Sri Vathikesari Azhagiya Manavala Jeeyar, Thirukachi
·         Sri Chendalangara Jeeyar, Rajamannargudi
·         Veerathuravi Sri Ramagopalan (90 +)
·         Sri Appan Swami
·         Sri Anantha Padmanabachar Swami
·         Sri MA Venkatakrishnan Swami
·         Sri Nagai Mukundan
·         Thiru Visu
·         Thiru S Ve Sekhar
·         Sri TR Ramesh
·         Sri RBVS Manian
·         Sri Vedantham
·         Sri Aravindha lochanan
·         Sri Guruji Gopalavilli dasar
·         Sri Sivacharyar
·         Sri Andal P Chockalingam
·         Tmt Mangaiyarkarasi
·         Tmt Kutti Padmini
·         Tmt Booma Venkatakrishnan

~ and many more respected devotees. [sorry at this late  hour with sleep catching up, some names could go missing !]  .. .. .. random photos .. more at FB page of adiyen

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