Goddess Andal Goda Devi Temple, Andal is only female alwar of the 12 Alwars of Sri Vaishnava Sampradaya in south indian hindu religion. Goddesss Goda matha kalyanam is performed in all vishnu temples on special day with devotion especially in the south. Goda Used to prepare the garlands that her father carried to the lord balaji temple to decorate our Lord Venkateswara swamy.
Goda Devi Andal Temple Timings, History
Once She prepared the garlands, she would try first her self to make sure that they looks beautiful and fit or not. then used to give them to her father for offering to Lord Balaji. Father Vishnuchitta carried all garlands and offering to lord. One fine day, Father Vishnuchitta found some hair in garland. He realized the reason and was worried about the sacrilege committed. But that night the lord appears in his dream and explains love towards goda. he always prefers the ones worn by goda. day by day love and affection increased.
Devotional towards the lord and intensity of her love and dedication toward sri Venkateswara swamy grew so much that she decides to marry Sri Ranganatha. a form of Lord vishnu. Andal insisted that she marries none other than lord Ranganathan. Vishnuchitta takes andal to Srirangam. At the auspicious moments, the lord marries andal then she merges with the lord. Thus goda became ” Amuktamalyada ” Meaning of words, Mukta means worn and removed. Garland. Da- means who gives. The holy and sacred garlands (malas), popularly known as Goda Devi malas from Srivalliputhur temple (Tamil Nadu) made of tulasi, sevanthi and sampangi flowers kept in big baskets were offered by two families of flower makers of Srivalliputhur, 650 kms from Tirupati
Goda Devi Sri Andal Temple
Goda Devi, The malas (garlands) were a part of the holy dictum to present the Godadevi malas for Brahmotsavams on the prestigious and most auspicious day on Garuda Seva.
Srivilliputhur Sri Andal Temple Goddess Goda devi
Goda devi Sri Andal Temple is located in Srivilliputhr of Virudhunagar district, Tamilnadu. Goda devi Sri Andal Temple is the abode of Sri Rangamannar with consort Sri Andal and Garudazhwar. Sri Andal Temple in Her birth place Srivilliputhur is an ancient shrine and rich in its architectural works. The shrines of Sri Andal and Sri Periya Perumal are opened from 6:30am to 1:00pm and from 4:00pm to 9:00pm for darshan in the temple town of Srivilliputhur. There are many festivals which are being celebrated throughout the year. Among them, Sri Andal Jayanthi festival, Sri Andal ThiruKalyanam festival and Margazhi festival are most important and famous. Every month is a festival look in the holy temple of Sri Andal. celebrates Sri Andal Jayanthi, Sri Andal Wedding Festival, Margazhi Festival celebrated grand manner. The lord of SriRangam also wears the Garland of Goddess Andal during Chithirai festival in Madurai.
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If any information is required about Srivilliputhur temple, devotees shall contact the following addressThe Executive Officer,
Srivilliputhur Andal Temple,
Virudhunagar District, Tamilnadu.
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