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ANDAL

God Alone Should Help It!

There was no woman in the house. Who was to bring up this baby? And how? He did not know how to dandle a child and how to take care of it. Caught in the whirl wind of this thought, the Periyalwar con- cluded that the child was meant to serve God, and that God Himself should help the child. He named the baby ‘Goda'. ('Go' means the 'earth' and 'da' means 'given by') In Tamil he called her 'Kodai' (one who has beautiful hair). He also called her 'Andal' (one who attracts).

Vishnuchitta developed deep affection for the baby. He brought her up with great care and love. He was both father and mother to her and became absorbed in the task of bringing her up.

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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
You are Here! 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
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
AMeaningful Life
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