History of Andal (alwar)
Andal (Tamil: ஆண்டாள் Äṇţāḷ, an 8th-century or earlier is one of the female Alwar saints of South India. Andal is remembered for her great tamil works of Thirupavai and Nachiar Thirumozhi, which devotees believe it as auspicious and recite it during the Winter season of Margazhi. Margazhi falls in December with the period of 30 days, devotees used to Recite Thiruppavai from Andal. Andal(alwar) is known for her strong and unwavering devotion to the Lord Ranganatha is one of the Auspicious names of Lord Maha Vishnu.
Tiruppavai is the collection of Thirty important pasurams or you can call it as Stanzas in Tamil, by Andal, in praise of the Lord Narayana. The famous Andal temple is located in Srivilliputhur, Tamilnadu. People used to recite Thiruppavai on Margazhi month of 30 days from (Dec 15 to Jan 15)and the Nonbu is called Pavai Nonbu.
First five Pasurams of Tirupavai provide an intro to the principle and purpose.
Next Ten Stanzas, explains the importance of community participation.
The next five stanzas describe her visit to the temple accompanied by her friends.
Next Nine stanzas are on reciting the glories of the lord.
Thiruppavai must be recited early morning, ladies who recite this get married soon and reciting increases your devotion to the lord. Important thing is to recite all the 30 pasurams, even if you leave one, you willl not get the exact benefit of reciting it.
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Thiruppavai is part of Naalayira Divya Prabandham, a work of 12 Alvaars, and a very important piece of work in Tamil literature.
The first five verses provide an introduction to the main theme, its principle and purpose. According to Andal one should give up luxuries during this season. Sincere prayers to the God would bring abundant rain and thus prosperity. Offering Lord Krishna fresh flowers would expiate sins committed earlier and those that may be committed in future.
In the next ten verses she describes the importance of community participation. She invites her friends to gather flowers. She essays the ambience at her village, the chirping of birds, colorful blossoms, the musical sound of butter-churning, herds of cattle with tinkling bells, the sounding of the conch from the temple.She visits each household and awakens all her friends to join her for a bath in a nearby pond. She also praises the incarnations of the Lord.
The next five verses describe her visit to the temple accompanied by her friends. She desires to render Suprabhata gently to wake up the Lord. The group appeases the temple guards, enters the temple and recites prayers extolling the parents of Lord Krishna and begging them to wake up Krishna and Balarama. Then they approach Neela Devi, the consort of the Lord, to have a darshan.
The last nine verses are on the glories of the Lord. On receiving his blessings Andal lists her demands; milk for the vrata, white conch, lamps, flowers, and rich costume and jewellery, plenty of ghee and butter.
The concluding verse is an envoie identifying her as the daughter of Vishnucittar who made this garland of 30 pasurams and says those who recite with devotion will have Lord’s blessings.
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