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MahA samprOkshaNam at RanganAthA Temple : May 27,2001 /Part IV: ANDAL Sannidhi

From: Sadagopan (
Date: Sun May 13 2001 - 17:36:37 PDT

Dear BhakthAs:

adiyEn will cover the Vaibhavams of the ArchA Moorthys
who will have their Vedic-Aagamic MahA samprOkshaNams at 
the remaining 5 Sannidhis at Lord RanganAthan's Temple
in the next few days.

Tomorrow is SravaNa Vratham dinam . May Lord 
ThiruviNNagarappan's SravaNa Dheepam shine bright
and light our pathways to HIM! Let us reflect on 
the Dhivya Dampathis and their MahA KaaruNyam to take up 
their abode in their new home at Pomona , NY on this day
before SraVaNam !

At ThiruviNNagar/Oppiliappan Koil, the divine consort for
OppilA Appan is BhUmi Devi ThAyAr, who incarnated as 
ANDAL at SrivilliputthUr as the daughter of PeriyAzhwAr.
She has taken Her traditional postion at the left side of 
Lord RanganAthan at the Pomona Temple.Let us offer Her our
humble salutations to Soodikkoduttha NaacchiyAr today .
She is very special to Lord RanganAthA and therfore to us .
Vaikunta Vaasi SEvA SwamigaL mentioned at one time :
" Why study PurANams and IthihAsams ? For that matter,
why even study Srimath Rahasya Thraya Saaram ? The study
of ANDAL's ThiruppAvai alone will compensate for 
not studying all the other sacred granthams" . Yes, 
Tatthva Thrayam , Arhtha Panchakam ,Way of Performing
SaraNAgathi at the Lord's feet, the way to live as
a paramaikAnthi, Bhagaavth Kaamam, the way to perform 
Bhagavath-BhAgavatha Kaimkaryam , all of these are 
covered in ANDAL's ThiruppAvai.   Such is the power 
and grandeur of Her two Sri Sookthis: ThiruppAvai and 
NacchiyAr Thirumozhi. May we stand before Her Sannidhi
and recite Her 173 Paasurams housed in the Two Sookthis 
and be blessed with Savroopa Jn~Nam and develop ruchi for
Kaimkaryam to BhagavAn ,BhagavathAs and one's own AchAryan.

References in the Bhakthi & Malolan Archives:
Many articles on ANDAL's Vaibhavam and Her Sri Sookthis
--ThiruppAvai and NaacchiyAr Thirumozhi--have been 
archived from 1996 upto now in the Bhakthi and
Malolan Lists. 

Sri Venkat Iyengar ,a native of SrivilliputthUr 
has created  beautiful and informative home pages 
for SrivilliputthUr .AdiyEn wishes to invite your 
attention to these articles and Home pages for 
extensive information on ANDAL 's aruLiccheyalkaLs 
and Vaibhavam. Here are a few references:

(1) Special artiles on ThiruppAvai and ANDAL"s importance
in our sampradhAyam :
tiruppavai.htm , (V.Sadagopan and others in the Sri Vaishnava 
Home pages maintained by Sri Mani Varadarajan (Vintage 1996 
Marghazhi Maasam ). Links to Smt.Nithya Shrees' musical rendering 
of the Thiruppavai Paasurams can be accesed there as well.

(2) The summary of the ThiruppAvai VyAkyAnam of U.Ve.Vidvan
Sri PerukkAraNai Swamy by V.Sadagopan in the Sri Vaishnava
Home pages maintained by Sri R.K. Venkat of Bharain in his 
excellent home pages( Dec 2000-Jan 2001):  

(3) GodhA Sthuthi: SlOkam by SlOkam commentary by 
V.Sadagopan , Archives of Bhakthi List, Year 2000.

(3)SrivilliputthUr Home Pages and Srimathi KalyANi KrishnamAchAri's 
postings on the NaacchiyAr Thirumozhi Paasurams(NTP) :

Bhakthi and malOlan archives also house the NTP commented
on by Smt.KalyAni KriashNamAcchAri. The SrivilliputthUr
Home pages contain outstanding images of ANDAL 
and Her divine consort , RangamannAr along with
extensive information on annual Uthsavams for our ThAYaar.
The front page of these home pages with Sri VilliputthUr
ANDAL ThirumALigai Gopuram with the Dhivya dampathis
standing at the side of their Raaja Gopuram is one of 
the most beautiful JPG images of ANDAL and RangamannAr .

Inview of these extensive articles on ANDAL in the Web ,
adiyEn will conclude this posting with the DhyAna SlOkam
for ANDAL from Swamy Desikan's GodhA Sthuthi:

shathamakha maNi neelA chaaru kalhAra hasthA
  sthana bhara namithAngi saandhra vaathsalya sindhu:
alaka vinihAthAbhi: sragbhirAkrushta nATA 
  vilasathu hrudhi GODHA VishNuchitthAthmajA na:
--GodhA Sthuthi: SlOakm 28

(meaning : Dr.V.N.VedAntha Desikan ):May GODHA DEVI ,
the one born as the daughter of VishNu-ChitthA(PeriyAzhwAr),
with Her complexion shining like the blue sapphire stone , holding 
in Her hand ,the beautiful white lotus , with a posture bent 
forward by the weight of Her abundant breasts , who is an ocean of 
mercy towards Her devotees and who casts a spell on Her Lord ,
Sri RanganATan with the garlands that She wore-and-passed on 
from Her head to Him --May She ever shine residing in my
heart to bless me! 

GODHA PirAttiyin ThiruvadigaLE SaraNam,
Daasan, Oppiliappan Koil VaradAchAri SatakOpan 



           - SrImate rAmAnujAya namaH -
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