Sri: SrimathE Gopaladesika Mahadesikaya Namah: Dearest Sisters and Brothers,Today Aug 1st is a Great day. The day of our Dearest Mother GodhA Piraatti's Thirunakhsthram, Thiru Adi pooram- Sri AndAL's Birthday. BhUmi Piraati took the avatar as an ordinary girl amongst us to bless us with rich, philosophical, easy-to-understand pAsurams of ThiruppAvai and Naacchiyaar Thirumozhi (30+143 verses). She is so merciful that she sang the 30 verses that are simply the essence and seed of all vEdAs.
Thiruppavai (30 verses) can alleviate all our enormous Greatest sins; They can show us the Lotus Feet of Paraman (Sriman Narayanan) and bless us. They are the seed of all VedAs. Those who do NOT know these 30 (5x5+5) verses of GodhA are simply burden to the Earth (BhUmipiraati -Sri AndAL). (Let us pray to Her for granting us the determination so that we will recite these 30 verses everyday morning POSITIVELY and NOT cause further burden to our dearest Mother GodhAPiraatti- BhUmi Piraatti.) Let us meditate on the most compassionate and most merciful Divine Godha PiraaTTi and surrender to Her Lotus feet.
Swami Desikan starts off the GodhAsthuthi, which is reported to have been sung by Swami, when he was greatly captured by GodhA's Divine Beauty in the streets of Sri Villiputthur during a procession (Uthsavam) on the day of which Swami was observing Mouna vratham (perhaps, PradhOsham time).
GoDhA looked gracefully at Swami and and her divine beauty appeared as if allured him to say "Hm.... Sing .. Come out..VedantaAchAryarE!" Swami had to break his silence and blessed us with the most brilliant divine 29 excellent verses of GOdhAsthuthi. (one less than 30 pAsurams of ThiruppAvai)
Slokam 1 of GodhA sthuthi : SaraNAgathi at the Holy feet of GodhA PirAtti SrivishNuchittha kulanandana kalpavaleem Srirangaraaja harichandana yoga drusyaam I SakshAth KshamAm karuNayA KamalAmivAnyAm GodhAm ananya saraNa: SaraNam prapathyE II (Meaning ) : O GodhE ! I perform Prapatthi at Your sacred feetas one , who has no other recourse ! I have no one else to save me . You are the Kalpaka creeper adorning the Lord standing as the auspicious HarichandanA tree in the flower garden of the Kulam of VishNuchitthA , your father. The darsanam of You united with Your Lord tightly as the divine kalpakA creeper and the celestial HarichandanA tree is a blessed sight to see. In Your infinite patience with the aparAdhis , You are Bhumi dEvi and in your limitless compassion , You are like Maha Lakshmi Herself. I offer my Prapatthi at your sacred , lotus feet as the one , who has no other means!
Swamy Desikan in Prabandha saaram (10th verse): vEyar pugazh villiputthUr ADI POORAM mEn mElum miga viLanga, vittu chitthan thUya thirumagaLaay vandhu aranganaarkkutth thuzhaay maalai mudi soodik koduttha maadhE! nEyamudan Thiruppaavaip paattu ARu aindhum nee uraittha thaiyoru thingat paamaalai Aya pugazh nooRudan naaRpatthu moonRum anbudanE aDiyEnukku aRuL sey neeyE!In the most famous, great Sri villiputthUr, (famous due to Bhattar Piraan?s place, with his establishment of Parathvam and the Lord appearing with Mahalakshmi on GarudAzhwAn to witness the grand celebration of his devotee VishNuchitthan- Bhattar Piraan), in Veyar kulam, GodhA (Sri ANdAL) appeared in the garden of Sri VishNu chitthan in order to enhance its (Sri villiputthUr?s) greatness to the greatest extent by Her appearance. She adorned herself with the garland meant for Arangan (Lord Ranganathan) and then adorned the dhivya mangaLa vigraham of the Lord! (which was actually preferred by the Lord!- please read the life of Sri ANdAL). She lovingly and devotedly sang the 6 * 5 = 30 verses of ThiruppAvai and 143 pAsurams (verses) of Naacchiyar Thirumozhi which starts with thaiyoru thingaL..
Swamy Desikan prays to her.. ?Oh GodhE! Please bless aDiyEn mercifully those bhakti laden pAsurams of yours (namely ThiruppAvai and Naacchiyar Thirumozhi)..
Also, Sri Manavala Maamuni says: inRO Thiruvaadippooram;- emakkaaga anRO inghu ANdAL avatharitthaaL- kunRaadha vaazhvaana vaikuntha vaan bhOganthannai igazhdhu AzhwAr ThirumagaLaaraay. Beautiful and simple: Maamuni says: Today is Thiruvaadipporam. Andal appeared only for us; She sacrificed Her eternal Vaikunta enjoyment andliving and appeared here as the human daughter of AzhwAr. (What a compassion of Bhumi Piraatti!)
Srimanyai VishNu chitthaaryamanOnandhanahEthavE! nandhanandha sudharyai gOdhaayai Nithya MangaLam!! Let us pay our obeisance to Sri AndAL on Her Birthday and pray to Her for Her Most Merciful Glances on us always to forgive us for all our trespasses and apachaarams/sins..Let us make a sincere attempt to recite her ThirupPAvai everyday as it takes only 15 minutes to do the same.
AndaL ThiruvadigaLE SaraNam Namo Narayana dAsan _________________________________________________________________Send a fun phone greeting to your friend! http://www.msn.com.sg/mobile/fungreetings/
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