Sri Andal Thiru Kalyanam 2021

Sri Andal Thiru Kalyanam

 Sunday 17th January 2021

ஓங்கி உலகளந்த உத்தமன் பேர்பாடி
நாங்கள் நம் பாவைக்குச் சாற்றி நீராடினால்
தீங்கின்றி நாடெல்லாம் திங்கள் மும்மாரி பெய்து
ஓங்கு பெறும்செந் நெல்ஊடு கயலுகளப்
பூங்குவளைப் போதில் பொறி வண்டு கண் படுப்பத்
தேங்காதே புக்கிருந்து சீர்த்த முலைபற்றி
வாங்க* குடம் நிறைக்கும் வள்ளல் பெரும் பசுக்கள்
நீங்காத செல்வம் நிறைந்தேலோர் எம்பாவாய்.

Periazhvar (பெரியாழ்வார்) – originally called Vishnuchithan, was an ardent devotee of Perumal and he used to string garland to god every day. He was childless and he prayed to God to save him from the longing. One day, he found a girl child under a Tulasi in a garden inside the temple. The child was goddess Mahalakshmi herself. He named the child as Kothai, who grew up as a devotee of Lord Krishna, an Avatar of Vishnu, the supreme God. She is believed to have worn the garland before dedicating it to the presiding deity of the temple. Periazhwar, who later found it, was highly upset and remonstrated her. Lord Vishnu appeared in his dream and asked him to dedicate only the garland worn by Andal to him because when the new garland was put it fell down but when the garland worn by Andal was put on, Vishnu turned into gold. The girl Kothai was thus named Andal and was referred to as சூடிகொடுத்த சுடர்க்கொடி, or “Chudikodutha Sudarkodi” (the lady who wore and gave her garland) to Lord Vishnu.

Programme:

Andal Kalyana Utsavam : 02.00pm.

Ritual Donation: $ 151
Garland Donation: $ 82.50

 

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