Monday, February 16, 2015

The star glitters...

Srimate ramanujaya nama:

Priya arangan adiyar,

Andal Nachiyar occupies a unique position among the saints in Srivaishnava lineage on account of Her effusive love towards the divine.  She occupies a unique position among His consorts on account Her grace-born descent to uplift mortals.

Though most of Her hymns bear the semblance of an outpouring from personal experience, Her divinity renders auspicious the entire world and reforms people of all walks of life. Her mere presence is sufficient to bring devotion and spiritualize Her ambience.

Svami Nanjeeyar explains that in the town of Andal, even birds do not have any other pastime than speaking of the glories of Lord Krishna. They never sleep, even at nights, ceaselessly engaged in the experience of the divine.

The children of Srimaan Bhattar Kuzham have been graced by Andal Nachiyar to be able to gain proficiency in enacting the episode of Andal Thirukkalyanam. The effect is a charm that produces spiritual awakening in the onlookers.

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The Andal Thirukkalyanam episode as enacted by Srimaan Bhattar Kuzham has gained such acclaim as to be invited for a performance in different spiritual events. Recently, the children were invited to perform at the Spiritual Fair conducted by the Hindu Spiritual and Service Foundation. Our Trust was one of the very few stalls to represent SriRamanuja darshanam @ the stall. The organizers of the HSSF were so moved seeing the past performance of Andal Thirukkalyanam that they wanted to have it as the main programme this year. Around 1000 children were witness to the dance-drama. Such events carry the message of the life and experiences of Andal, and contribute to a spiritually awakened society.

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