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ANDAL

Andall's Garland of Poems

Andal is the person who gave 'Poomaalai' and 'Paamaalai'. Just as she presented the garland of flowers to God after having worn it, she gave Him a garland of songs too. She had been called Goda; the word means not only (one given by the earth' but also 'one who offers words'. The name given to her was justified.

One of Andal's works is called 'Naacchiyaar Tirumoli' ('the song of the Beloved'). It contains 143 songs. This is a collection of beautiful songs ' 'it is not enough if the devotee loves the Lord, the Lord must love the devotee,' this is the desire expressed in the song. Meditation of the Lord has made Andal's mind pure.. 'May God also love me,' is her prayer. She is unable to forget the enchanting form of God. She remembers Him always. She does not want food, she does not want sleep; such is her love of God.'How happy I would be if I am married to God,' she thinks. She imagines that the pomp and the splendor of her marriage with God would excel those of the marriage of monarchs. 'Tirumoli' is a song of rapture - a song that rise' only from the joy of deep devotion to God.

A wedding is a singularly appropriate occasion for the singing of these Tamil songs. Andal's service to Tamil literature is
very great. For that reason she has won a very high place in Tamil literature.

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Andal - A Great Devotee
About Andal
Introduction
The King's Problem
In A Garden
Vishnuchitta Comes To Madurai
The Great Alwar
The Treasure In The Earth
God Alone Should Help It!
The First BirthdayGod's Gracious Gift
Andal's Childhood
'I Too, Must Please The Lord'
'What Has My Daughter Done!'
The Great Beloved Who Offered Flowers She Had Worn
A Light To Friends
Andal's Teaching
'Shriranganatha Is My Husband'
'Andal Has Won My Hear'
Shriranganatha's Wife
You are Here! Andal's Garland Of Poems
'Tiruppavai'
The Story Of a Florist
Let Your Devotion Find Expression In Hard Work
They Belong To All Mankind
The Path Of Surrender
Awakening The Lord From His Sleep
Man Has To Awaken From Sleep, Too
The Divine Mother
Beyond Man's Understanding
A Meaningful Life

 

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