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ANDAL

The First Birth day God's Gracious Gift

Periyalwar never cooked for himself in the house.The prasadam (cooked rice offered to God)given in the Vatapatrashayi temple was his food. The same food was given to Andal also, who became accustomed to it. He wanted her to be associated with God from her infancy.

A year passed. Andal's birthday had to be celebrated. But how was he to do it? He was not able to do anything. God's service and meditation were all he was capable of. He brought the sweet prasadam from the temple and gave it to the child.

He was very happy to see the child Andal eat it with delight. The thought of God and His prasadam always thrilled Andal. Even as a child, meditation on God and His worship absorbed her mind.

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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!
You are Here! 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
A Meaningful Life

 

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