Sri Andal Thiru Kalyanam
Sunday 15th January 2023
Maargazhi thingal madhi niraindha nannaalaalNeeraadap podhuveer podhumino naerizhaiyeer Seer malgum aayppaadich chelvach chirumeergaal Koorvael kodundhozhilan nandhagopan kumaran… Aeraarndha kanni yasodhai ilam singam Kaar maeni sengan kadhir madhiyam pol mugathaan Naarayananae namakkae parai tharuvaan Paaror pugazhap padindhaelor empaavaay!!
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.
Andal Kalyana Utsavam : 02.00pm.
Ritual Donation: $ 175Garland Donation: $ 135