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Thiru maal irum sOlai - part 11 - azhagar tharum "aadai" thiruk kuRippu

From: Sampath Rengarajan (srengara_at_ford.com)
Date: Mon Feb 10 1997 - 07:04:05 PST

Thiru maal irum sOlai - part 11 - azhagar tharum "aadai"
thiruk kuRippu
(the  holy  clues provided by Lord azhagar  through  HIS
dress for the festival)
There are other important aspects one must also note. It
is  said  in  the earlier part that the  people  in  the
neighborhood villages worship *towards the direction* of
the  malai  in belief that this (the azhagar  hills)  is
Lord  Vishnu itself.  Many people also come out  to  see
the  Lord in person during this festival. The Lord don't
disappoint them it seems and brings some gifts (varam or
boon)  for them it seems.  Most of the people will  jump
to  see closely Lord azhagar atleast once as they  close
the gap and move closer to HIM. They see the "color"  of
the dress lord Azhagar is wearing for this thiru vizhaa,
during that  year's festival every year. The dress  Lord
azhagar  is  wearing and the "produce" or "thaaniyam" that  is  to  be
harvested  are connected with each other. ie. All  these
people  and  all farmers from around believe  that  lord
Azhagar  blesses  a bumper harvest for  that  particular
crop  that year and that HE signals it through the color
of   HIS dress. This have *never* failed. And so are the
belief  of these people on Lord azhagar to deliver  this
clue  every  year.  This faith has no  comparison.  This
festival takes place for 9 days. This festival is  known
as  "madurai  thiruvizhaa".  This  is  the  biggest  and
holiest  festival  for the entire madurai  district  and
neighborhood.




Sri ANDAL samEtha Sri KaLLazhagar thiruvadikaLE charaNam
Sampath Rengarajan