Lord Krishna declares ..” Masanam Margaseershoaham’ literaly meaning ‘Mathangalil naan Margazhi’…and Goddess Andaal shows us how to seek LORD in this auspicious month …

 

Lord Krishna reveals that he manifests himself as the month of Margazhi, when He describes his Vibhoothi to Arjuna in the 10th chapter of the Srimad Bhagavad Gita

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This Tamil month of Margazhi conjures up different experiences . Sanctums in almost all temples open in the small hours blaring songs to wake up people early. The devotees make pre-dawn visits to have darshan at the temples. The colourful kolams ( rangolis ) at the entrance of the houses and temples before sun rise with flowers adds to the devotional spirit. This month is entirely devoted to devotional and spiritual activities.

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Devotees chant holy names by doing Nama Sangeerthanam and Nagarasangeerthanam .THE 30 pasurams of Thiruppavai sung by Aandal who is reverentially called ‘Soodi Kodutha Sudarkodi’, Mother Andal set the example of showing devotion to God through deep love and total surrender .The appearance of mother Andal during the tamil month Aadee is very special and hence one glorification goes like Thiruvaadi poorathu jagathudithaal vazhiye

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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” .
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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’

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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 .

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Mother Andal  has given  sama asana,     Thiruvaradanam, amudhu seithal together  to  Peria Thiruvadi ( Sri Garudazhwar ) during the month of July  August ….a4


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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,aa Sri Periazhwar has done ThiruAradhana  kainkaryam  to  mother Andal here. This is the   a rare specialty compared to other  Andal sannidhis.

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Our Jaganmatha Andal after singing the immortal poem “Thiruppavai,” goes for a well deserved sleep.ee
Lord appears in her dream.
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.

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In the transcendental mood , suddenly  . Mother  Andal wakes up and recollects the divine experience ….

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She thanks Lord for granting her wish

Lord advises Andaal once again to sing one more song as pleasant as Thiruppavai.ttttt

Andaal is overjoyed …

She replies …Lord !!! Me …

Yes !!! replied the LORD …

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Did you not seek the ‘kingdom of service’?

and I want you to continue your song”.

Andaal had no qualms about it.

She decides to sing what she had dreamt.

Thus was born the immortal ‘NACHIYAR THIRUMOZHI ’ of one hundred and forty odd wonderful hymns.

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At this holy place ,every day a parrot adorns our Thayar  which is conducted as a special ritual in this temple

This parrot is made of special leaves every day and presented to the Lordships Presiding Deity , Andal at Srivilliputtur.
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This parrot is made every day with leaves and kept In the left hand of Sri Andal.c

At the end of the day, It is given to devotees who seek for blessings ….‘ Kili viDu Thuthu’ is a genre in Tamil.

Andaal is said to have sent the parrot to Lord Sriman Narayana to express the message of her love.800px-Parrot,_SrivilliputturSrivilliputtur_Thiruvaadipooram_2013_21 

The Lord listens to her wonderful hymns with utmost interest and enjoys every bit of it.

Lord out of His infinite mercy, grants her wish of ‘service’ and also the grand ‘wedlock’a

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 wed his daughter for him at Sri Rangam.dd

Andaal’s entry into eternity,through the temple of Sri Rangam is a sequence of fascinating events. Its a constant reminder for jivatmaas to seek Paramatmaa .

Jaganmathas appearance day  is celebrated   during July /August  in ThiruAdipooram star , at all sri vaishnava temples   and every day all srivaishnavas recite THIRUPPAVAI which binds us to our Divine parents …a2Srivilliputtur_Thiruvaadipooram_2013_29

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

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Thiruvaadi  poorathu jagath tudithal vazhiyeThiruppavai muppadum cheppinall vazhiyePeriyazhvaar pettreduththa pennpillai vazhiyePerumpoodur maamanikku pinnanall vazhiyeOru nootru narpathu moondr uraiththall vazhiyeUyararangarke kanni ugandhaliththal vazhiyeMaruvarum thirumalli vada nazhi vazhiyeVan puduvai nagar Kodhai malar padangall Vazhiye andal-srivilliputtur

Adiyen Ramanuja dasan

video credits :  Shangu Chakra Gadha Padmam ,

Bombay saradhaPictures : Srman Srinivasa Raghavan , google images uploaded in social media by various groups

 

3 thoughts on “Lord Krishna declares ..” Masanam Margaseershoaham’ literaly meaning ‘Mathangalil naan Margazhi’…and Goddess Andaal shows us how to seek LORD in this auspicious month …

  1. Very interesting insight into Andal’s life and songs. The pictures are lovely. The translation of
    pasuram 29 sums up eleggantly the spirit and sentiment of the pasuram. Thanks.

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