Friday, February 11, 2005

Andal -Lit Cutout


Andal -Lit Cutout
Originally uploaded by gopoo.
while we were in madurai in early january this year we visited srivilliputtur,birthplace of andal,the mystic srivaishnavaite saint.the lunar month of mrigashirsha or margazhi as it is called in tamil is very auspicious for vaishnavaites. every morning tiruppavai of andal-30 verses in soulstirring tamil is sung every day throughtout this month.the verses are in praise of lord krishna with the strong desire of meeting him.we watched the evening utsavam(festival)which took place near the pushkarini(tank) about one and and half kilometers from srivilliputtur at a place called thirumurkulam.it is believed that three sacred rivers meet in the spot where the lake is situated.