In order to make ordinary humans realise the mercy of the Lord, Bhumi devi made a descent & assumed the avatar. According to the hindu Almanac the exact . Stream Sri Andal Thiruppavai free online. Thiruppavai – 30 Divine songs on Lord Naraya by Sri Andal. It is a continuing tradition in the Tamil Month of Margazhi. Andal’s divine composition, known as Thiruppavai, is recited by Vaishnavites all over the world, during this holy month (Margazhi, in Tamil, Margashirsham.

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Maayanai Mannu Paasuram 6: Giver of the Worn Garland: Oh Lord of the rains, who is as majestic as that of the beautiful sea, don’t hesitate to dive into the ocean, collect as much water, rise to the sky and assume the colour of the Lord black. The temple follows Thenkalai tradition of worship. It is said that Thiruppavai is the nectar of Vedas and teaches philosophical values, moral values, ethical values, pure love, devotion, dedication, single-minded aim, virtues, and the ultimate goal of life.

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Sri Andal -Thiruppavai

In contemporary commentaries on Tamil bhakti poetry, A. Therefore, the title means “Sacred Sayings of the Goddess.

A granite wall surrounds the temple, enclosing all its shrines, the garden where Andal is believed to have been born and two of its three bodies of water.

She was found in the gardens of Vishnuchittar Periazhwar without any gestation in the womb and under the sacred basil plant tulsi.

In tamil, Kothai literally means one who has curly hair and ‘Godha’ in Sanskrit means one who is dear to the Lord. ThiruppavaiNachiar Tirumozhi.



Vayyathu Vaazhveergal Paasuram 3: Let us not beautify ourselves or adorn our hair with flowers. However, conservative vainava institutions do not encourage the propagation of Nachiar Tirumozhi as much as they encourage Thiruppavai because Nachiar Tirumozhi belongs to an erotic genre of spirituality that is similar to Jayadeva andap Gita Govinda.

Andal has sung in praise of eleven holy sites: It is believed Vishnu appeared in his dream and asked him to dedicate the garland worn by Andal to him daily, a practice followed unto the modern day. The Financial Times Limited. Let us abstain from doing things that have been forbidden by shastras and not speak ill about others.

Periazhwar, who later found the garland, was highly upset and stopped the practice. The Quarterly Journal of the Mythic Society. Pullin Vaai Paasuram Tiruppavai belongs to that rare category which was sung as a result of the blessing of her guru her father. Such worship shall burn our past sins and the ones to be committed in future much the same way cotton thiruppavzi when it comes in contact with fire.

Kutthu Vilakku Paasuram Let us take a dip for the sake of our vow and sing the glories of the Lord, who assumed a gigantic size and scaled the three worlds. Andal is one of the best-loved poet-saints of the Tamils.

To You we come with a pure heart and worship by offering flowers, singing your praise, thinking about your wholeheartedly. One day, he found a girl child under a Tulasi plant in a garden inside the temple.

Amuktamalyada describes pain of separation viraha experienced by Andal, who is described as the incarnate of Lakshmi the consort of Vishnu.

In this section, all the 30 Paasurams of the great Thiruppavai rendered by Sri Andal is given with explanation.


These traditional garlands are made of tulasi, sevanthi and sampangi flowers. In the sacred month of Margazhi, on an auspicious day of full moon, I Aandal beckon all the wealthy young girls of Aayppadi Gokulam to take a sacred dip and worship the almight Lord, son of Nandagopar, who by means of his sharp spear disposes off his enemies, mother Yasoda’s child who resembles a fierce lion, thirupavai a dark cloud like divine complexion, with a pair of eyes that resembles a beautiful lotus, whose face shines like a combination of the sun and the thiruppavwi, let us all pray and request the Lord to dictate us the service that He expects us to do.

She also describes the religious vows pavai that she and her fellow cowherd girls will observe for this purpose. The temple is dedicated to the thriuppavai Krishnawho is worshiped here by the name Dwarkadhishor ‘King andla Dwarka’.

From that day onwards Aandal was known as “soodi kudutha” Soodi – One who has worn -garland, Kudutha – Given. All our scriptures claim that the thirupavai will be uplifted by bhagwat bhakti and nama sankirtanam and just to prove that the great Lordess took birth in the holy land.

The temple is constructed in the Dravidian style of architecture. Retrieved 10 July Oxford University Press US. Yeatra kalangal Paasuram If the guru and disciple both are exemplary then only can bhakthi and bhagawan the Lord can be realised very easily.