Thiruvaadi poorathu jagathudithaal vazhiye
The only divya desams where Perumal, Azhwar and Naachiyar had done thiru avatharam is the holy shrine Srivilliputhur near Madurai . Also our mother Andal came from Moolasthanam to garbagruham to welcome Swami Ramanuja and addresses our JagathAcharyar as Anna and hence during margazhi utsavams, Swamy Ramanujar is welcomed as ” aruLapAdu Koil Annan” . Srivilliputhur has been given to Sri Andal as ‘Sri dhanam’ by Lord Varaha Perumal (Adhipathi of the kshetram), Sri Vada Perunkoviludayan (referred to as ‘Kannan’ by Sri Andal) & ‘oru magal thannai udayavarana’ Sri Periazhwar and hence this is the reason all the houses in Srivilliputhur are glorified as ‘Nachiar Thirumaaligai’ and the Sannidhi is also be called as ‘Nachiar Devasthanam’
And importantly not like other Nachimaars, for whom birth place is different from the husband’s place, Andal has both these places as the same place. This is another specialty for Sri Andal . Mother Andal has given sama asana, Thiruvaradanam, amudhu seithal together to Peria Thiruvadi ( Sri Garudazhwar ) this year August 5th , 2016….
By this, She proves the kalayana guna of treating her devotees in par in taking them to the lotus feet of Lord . Another speciality in Srivilliputhur is that,
Sri Periazhwar has done ThiruAradhana kainkaryam to mother Andal here. This is the a rare specialty compared to other Andal sannidhis. Our Jaganmatha Andal after singing the immortal poem “Thiruppavai,” goes for a well deserved sleep.
Lord helps her to dream. It is a pleasant dream of divine wedlock. It is also a pleasant dream of number of emissaries carrying her message of love to her beloved Lord of Dwaraka. Suddenly . mother Andal wakes up and wonders!
She thanks the Lord for granting her a lovely dream and the Lord says, “ Please sing one more song as pleasant as your Thruppavai.
Did you not seek the ‘kingdom of service’ and I want you to continue your song”. Andal has no qualms about it. She sings what she had dreamt. Thus was born the immortal ‘NACHIYAR THIRUMOZHI ’ of one hundred and forty odd hymns.
Every day a parrot adorns our Thayar which is a special ritual in this temple
This parrot is made of special leaves every day and presented to the Presiding Deity , Andal at Srivilliputtur. This parrot is made every day with leaves and kept In the left hand of Sri Andal.
At the end of the day, It is given to devotees who believed it would bring good luck to them. ‘ Kili viDu Thuthu’ is a genre in Tamil. The meaning is sending parrot as a messenger to a loveror beloved. Andal is said to have sent the parrot to Lord Vishnu to give the message of her love.
The Lord listens to her with utmost interest and enjoys every bit of it. It must be assumed that in His infinite wisdom and mercy, the Lord grants her wish of ‘service’ and also the grand ‘wedlock’
How can we ever know the dream of Andal if she had not chosen to tell us? Are not dreams in the personal domain of the individual? Only after Andal had sung the two immortal songs, does the Lord arrange for the marriage retinue to call on her father and urges him to fetch his daughter for him at Sri Rangam.
Andal’s entry into eternity,through the sanctom of Sri Rangam is a sequence of fascinating events. Its a reminder for jivatmaas to seek Paramatmaa . Jaganmathas appearance day is celebrated during July this year August 5th , 2016 , in ThiruAdipooram star , at all sri vaishnava temples and every day all srivaishnavas recite THIRUPPAVAI which binds us to our Divine parents …
Forever and forever, in this and the next seven births , May we be privileged to have a relationship with YOU and YOU only …..We surrender to Divya dampathees
Oh ! LORD !!!! and please shower us this boon that we should be beholden and offer worship to YOU and only YOU and not any other.
Thiruvaadi poorathu jagath tudithal vazhiye
Thiruppavai muppadum cheppinall vazhiye
Periyazhvaar pettreduththa pennpillai vazhiye
Perumpoodur maamanikku pinnanall vazhiye
Oru nootru narpathu moondr uraiththall vazhiye
Uyararangarke kanni ugandhaliththal vazhiye
Maruvarum thirumalli vada nazhi vazhiye
Van puduvai nagar Kodhai malar padangall Vazhiye
Adiyen Ramanuja dasan
video credits : Shangu Chakra Gadha Padmam , Bombay saradha
Pictures : Srman Srinivasa Raghavan , google images