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inRO Thiruvaadippooram- emakkaaga anRo inghu ANdAL avatharitthaaL

From: Madhavakkannan V (
Date: Thu Aug 12 1999 - 17:36:08 PDT

SrimathE Gopaladesika Mahadesikaya Namah:

Dearest Sisters and Brothers,

Today (Aug- Friday the 13th) is Thiru Adipooram. ANdAL's Thirunakshathram. 
Let us meditate on the most compassionate and most merciful Divine Godha 
PiraaTTi and surrender to Her Lotus feet.

Swami Desikan starts off the GodhAsthuthi, which is reported to have been 
sung by Swami, when he was greatly captured by GodhA's Divine Beauty in the 
streets of Sri Villiputthur during a procession (Uthsavam) on the day of 
which Swami was obsevring Mouna vratham (perhaps, PradhOsham time).

GoDhA looked gracefully at Swami and allured him as if she says "Hm.... Sing 
.. Come out..VedantaAchAryarE!"
Swami blessed us with 29 excellent verses of GOdhAsthuthi. (one less than 30 
pAsurams of ThiruppAvai)

Let me reprodue Sri Sadagopan mama's translation for the first
slOkam:Slokam 1 : SaraNAgathi at the Holy feet of GodhA PirAtti 
SrivishNuchittha kulanandana kalpavaleem
Srirangaraaja harichandana yoga drusyaam I
SakshAth KshamAm karuNayA KamalAmivAnyAm
GodhAm ananya saraNa: SaraNam prapathyE II

(Meaning ) : O GodhE ! I perform Prapatthi at Your sacred feet
as one , who has no other recourse ! I have no one else
to save me . You are the Kalpaka creeper adorning the
Lord standing  as the auspicious  HarichandanA tree in the flower
garden of the Kulam of VishNuchitthA , your father. The darsanam
of You united with Your Lord tightly as the divine kalpakA creeper and the 
celestial HarichandanA tree is a blessed sight to see .
In Your infinite patience with the aparAdhis , You appear verily
like Bhumi dEvi and in your limitless compassion , You resemble
Maha Lakshmi Herself . I offer my Prapatthi at your sacred , lotus
feet as the one , who has no other means  !

Also, Sri Manavala Maamuni says:
inRO Thiruvaadippooram;- emakkaaga anRO inghu ANdAL avatharitthaaL-
kunRaadha vaazhvaana vaikuntha vaan bhOganthannai igazhdhu
AzhwAr ThirumagaLaaraay.

Beautiful and simple: Maamuni says: Today is Thiruvaadipporam. Andal
appeared only for us; She sacrificed Her eternal Vaikunta enjoyment and 
living and appeared here as the human daugher of AzhwAr. (What a compassion 
of Bhumi Piraatti!)
Srimanyai VishNu chitthaaryamanOnandhanahEthavE!
nandhanandha sudharyai gOdhaayai Nithya MangaLam!!
-Sri Manavaala Maamunigal

AndaL ThiruvadigaLE SaraNam

Narayana Narayana

Narayana dAsan

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