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Re: Upadesa rathna Maalai: Part 7 ( Paasurams 22-24); The threePaasurams on ANDAL's glory

From: Sadagopan (
Date: Tue Oct 26 1999 - 06:17:04 PDT

Dear Sriman Varadhan : Thanks very much for your note
that adds value to the understanding of Sri MM's
anubhavam at Srivilliputthur in the context
of this powerful paasuram and the special grace of our 
most compassionate Mother of Sri VilliputthUr bestowd 
on Sri MM on the day after AadippUram .

three and half centuries ago ,She left her sanctum 
to come to the Ardha Mantapam to greet Her "Brother "
( GOdhAgrajar )  and to thank him for fulfilling
the promise She had made in Her Sri Sookthis
to the Lord of ThirumAlirumchOlai and is staying
there even today to remind us of Her affection for
AchArya RaamAnujA  .

ANDAL ThiruvadigaLE SaraNam ,

  At 01:09 PM 10/25/99 -0600, you wrote:
>Sadagopan wrote:
>> The Greatness of the Birthday of ANDAL
>> ****************************************
>> inRO ThiruvAdippUram , yemakkaaha-
>>    vanRO ingu ANDAL avatharitthAL , kunratha
>> vAzhvAna Vaikuntha vaann bhOgam tannai ihazhnthu
>>    AzhwAr ThirumakaLaaraai ........(22)
>dear bhAgavathAs,
>adiyEn is very grateful to srI. sadagOpan
>for translating and summarizing each pAsuram
>of upadEsa rattina mAlai for our benefit.
>The above pAsuram is very special -
>In srIvillipuththUr, ANdAl has eNNai kAppu
>utsavam every year. During one of those years,
>svAmi maNavALa mAmunigaL came all the way from
>srIrangam to have the bhAgyam of doing maNgaLasAsanam
>for ANdaL during that utsavam. It so happened that on his
>way, mAmunigaL got delayed and he could come
>to srIvillipuththUr only on the day after the utsavam.
>Needless to say, he was extremely sad & disturbed at that.
>ANdAL, seeing the distress of her devotee, appeared
>in front of svAmi with the eNNai kAppu so that he could
>enjoy the utsavam. To commemmorate that, even to this
>day, in srIvillipuththUr, on the day after thiruvAdip pUram,
>ANdAL goes to svAmi's sannadhi & the gOshti recites just
>the one pAsuram "inRO thiruvAdip pUram" repeatedly
>for sometime. 
>adiyEn madhurakavi dAsan,
>AzhvAr emperumAnAr jIyar thiruvadigaLE saraNam,
>thirumalai anandAnpiLLai varadhan