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ANDAL

Andal's Childhood

As days passed the childiship of Andal delighted the Periyalwar ranks more and more. Sometimes he thought' lam poor. I got this child. Should this child also grow up in poverty?’ This made him gloomy. But he was comforted when he saw that Andal had developed good qualities and was dedicated to the Lord; he thought she was indeed rich and not poor.

Little Andal was always with him.  Whenever he went to the garden he took her also with him. He used to tell her stories of God's matchless strength and goodness and mercy. He was delighted when he heard her pronouncing the names of Rama and Krishna. Little Andal used to listen to the stories of Rama and Krishna with rapt attention. Her interest in these stories grew. Her love for God and devotion to Him developed from her childhood itself. Little Andal moving about with tiny steps surprised the Periyalwar himself by her   enthusiasm for his work. She gathered the flowers and put them in the basket. The   periyalwar used to keep saying, 'Every thing is for God, every thing is for God.' Even while collecting the flowers Andal used to remember Periyalwar's words. While weaving the flowers into garlands she sang like her father. Every time she chose a flower she was happy with the thought that it would adorn God's head or feet. She would identify herself with the flower and begin to dedicate her-self to God. She excelled  ven the professional   garland-makers in weaving garlands for the Lord.

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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
You are Here! 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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