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Andal Tiruppaavai

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Talented troupe holds the audience spellbound
Two of Andal's lyrics “Men nadai annam”, the fifth pasuram from Nachiar Thirumozhi, and “Thoomani madathu”, the ninth one from Thiruppavai, came next. The well-liked “Ramanukku mannan” by Arunachala Kavi in 'Hindolam' was well appreciated.
Power of His name
The monkeys had taken the precaution of inscribing every stone with the name 'Rama,' and so the stones did not sink. Andal, in her Tiruppavai, uses many of the Lord's names which show His Supremacy. She sings of the One who reclines on the milky ocean.
Desirable ornaments
In verse two of Tiruppavai, Andal says that she and her companions will give up wearing flowers and wearing of ornaments. Neither will they eat foods rich in ghee during the time of the vrata they have undertaken.
Musings on mysticism
My most special Andal moment was in 1965 when I watched Vyjayanthimala perform at The Music Academy. Soon after, I also read a book on the Thiruppavai that had beautiful illustrations near every pasuram… soon, I found myself being attracted by Andal.
Unbreakable bond
The Vaishnava tradition hails the path of surrender as the ultimate resort for redemption. Andal extracts the essence of this profound option that is available to each one of us, pointed out Velukkudi Sri Krishnan in a lecture.

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