You are here: Sri Vaishnava Home Page : Bhakti List : Archives : August 1999

Sri ANDAL Rules ?!!!...

From: Sampath Rengarajan (srengara_at_hotmail.com)
Date: Fri Aug 13 1999 - 15:09:42 PDT

Srimadh Azhagiya Singar thiruvadikaLE saraNam
Sri ANDAL thiruvadikaLE saraNam
Sri kOmaLa vaLLi thAyAr samEtha Sri ArA amuthan thiruvadikaLE
saraNam

Sri ANDAL Rules ?!!!...

	adiyEn  donot know whether we must paint a gopuram in
multi colors or not. However, adiyEn knows that gopurams  are
to be worshipped. Gopura dharsanam is equivalent to dharsanam
of the presiding deity of  that  divya  dEsam.  Gopurams  are
huge that  stir  up divine feeling for everyone. Gopurams are
symbols for us. adiyEn is gonna talk about another symbol and
gopuram here.

	There are  three Srivaishnava divya dEsams out of the
108 divya dEsams in which thAyAr is pradhAnam. ie ThAyAr gets
the ubacchArams, mariyAdhai, prayers, and all protocols first
prior to perumAL. Those divya desams and thAyArs are:

1. nAcchiyAr kOil or thiru naRaiyoor
   Sri vanchuLa vallitthAyAr

2. thiru veLLaRai
   Sri Senbagavalli or Sri pangayacchelvi

3. Srivilliputthur
   Sri ANDAL

In  many  ways the rAja gopurams of these 3 temples represent
the authority  of  the  three  respective  presiding  deities
namely the 3 thAyArs.

       In the olden days when a rAjA is promulgating an order
he sends his rAja mutthirai or symbol that has the stature to
make it a law with the bearer who takes around such order  to
all  the towns in the kingdom. No one ever questions that. In
the  modern   days,  governments   has  a  "seal" that has an
emblem in it.  Even  each  school and associations have their
own emblems. However, it is the state  government that passes
the law using   its  own  "emblem" and  gives powers  to  all
subordinate institutions.  Without this emblem  none  of  the
bylaws of the state is established. Enough on emblems !

       The "seal" in the tamil nadu state government there is
an  emblem.  It is our rAja gopuram of Srivilliputthur !!! It
is a proud emblem  for every Srivaishnava to remember. It  is
a proud symbol when we know that  when  each  and  everything
(good or bad) that  takes  place  in this state that hosts 82
of 108 divya desams, all such actions have the  blessings  of
Sri ANDAL !! Wouldn't it  be better if we Sriviashnavas think
that by blessings us all this way as well, Sri ANDAL rules ?!!!...

Srimadh Azhagiya Singar thiruvadikaLE saraNam
Sri ANDAL thiruvadikaLE saraNam
Sri kOmaLa vaLLi thAyAr samEtha Sri ArA amuthan thiruvadikaLE
saraNam

Sampath Rengarajan


_______________________________________________________________
Get Free Email and Do More On The Web. Visit http://www.msn.com