Tiruppavai belongs to the Pavai genre of songs, a unique Tamil tradition sung in the context of the Pavai vow observed throughout the month of Margazhi. This app contains all Taniyans, paasurams and Vaazhi Thirunaamam of Sri Andal arulicheyda Thiruppavai in Tamil. Your feedback and suggestions can be sent. As pointed out by Sri Ghanashyam Chakravarthi, Andal sang the tiruppavai songs (30 in number) in the month of Margazhi. She basically imitated the gopikas.

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Sri Andal, One of the twelve Alwars and the only female saintess, lived in the first half of 8th century A. That is why every temple has this recitation of Tiruppavai in the early hours throughout the Margazhi month. The fruit of the vrata is shown in the subsequent sloka: However with changing times and busy life style, anda are not able to devote that time to pass on the tradition of Tiruppavai on to young children. Significance of Dhanurmasam — A Month of Devotion.

Anfal imagined herself as a cow-girl at the time of Sri Krishna, collecting all girls at Ayarpadi at dawn during the Margali month, day after day performing the rituals on the banks of the river Yamuna and bathing the Deity. The other transliteration works mentioned above will be released shortly. Tamil Tiruppavai Sri Apps Education. Legend has it that one day as everyday she had worn the garland before her father took it to the temple.

The month of Dhanur or Margazhi is here, it is the period of devotion and surrender to the Krishna. Andal walked into the sanctum sanctorum of the temple and as she worshipped the Lotus Feet of Perumal, she became one with the Lord.

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Tiruppavai — Andal and her divine love for Perumal https: A palanquin, beautifully decorated, was sent from the Sri Rangam temple as instructed by the Lord in a dream to the temple chief.

Sri Aandal Tiruvadigale Saranam. This practice assumes special significance during Margazhi. Margazhi—the holy month of prayer, devotional singing and austerity is always associated with Andal and her divine love for Perumal. Andal or Kodai is one of the twelve Alwars or saints in the Vaishnava tradition. Tiruppavai belongs to the Pavai genre of songs, a unique Tamil tradition sung in the context of the Pavai vow observed throughout the month of Margazhi. He calls Tiruppavai as Goda Upanishad and classifies the 30 Hymns of Tiruppavai in six groups of five verses each.

So the gopikas chose that month to observe the katyayana vrata to attain Krishna. Her songs are sung, one each day in the prescribed order and she is venerated as a saint!

Tiruppavai and Tiruvempavai are widely recited in Thailand, Siam and Cambodia from 15th century onwards.

This is popularly called Andal Kalyanam, which signifies her wedding with Krishna in accordance with what she sought with the Tiruppavai vrata. King Vallaba Deva made elaborate arrangements, decorated the procession route, joined the bridal party and yhiruppavai Andal with music and other auspicious symbols needed for a Divine wedding.

Tiruppavai – Andal and her divine love for Perumal

Here, they pleaded to Katyayani to make Krishna their husband in return of their vrata. Elders in the family pass on the tradition of Tiruppavai to young children by recitation and rote practice. Even now, partly transmuted versions of these Hymns are recited in festivals, temples and royal ceremonial occasions in the above countries.


This indicates the greatness of the month. Each day of this month gets its name from one of the thirty verses. Sri Vaishnavas sing these stanzas every day of the year in the temple as well as in their homes.

The Ever Mysterious Chidambara Rahasyam. In this application 30 pasurams can be accessed individually for learning and practice.

The Tiruppavai of Andal

Amuktha Malyatha means Sudikodutha Nachiar, in Tamil. Complete recital of all 30 pasurams is also provided for elders to listen and experience divine Anugraham of Aandal matha.

The verse form in English was written by Prof. In HinduismMythology. Her father used to make a garland for the Lord everyday and take it to the temple and adorn the God. FB Twitter Google Plus. Telugu, Kannadam, Malayalam and Hindi. This site of Sri Andal, is created for the Vaishnavite devotees, living all over the Globe, who want to sing and emotionally involved in praying Sri Krishna. But on that day the priest notices a strand of hair on the garland and refused to put it on the Lord saying this is not pure and that someone had already worn it.

It is during this time that Andal sang the Thirhppavai songs 30 in number in the month of Margazhi. Lord Ranganatha appeared to Perialwar in a dream and asked him to bring Andal to Sri Rangam in bridal attire. Krishna Devaraya, 16th Century A.