Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Vaaranam Aayiram வாரணம் ஆயிரம்

Photograph collection of the art works displayed at uL AndAL sannidhi

Vaaranam Aayiram is the 6th pasuram of the Naachiyar Thirumozhi and rendered by Andal.In this pasuram Andal is recounting her dream to her friend where she is getting married to the Lord.

It is still customary to sing these ten verses during the weddings of shrIvaiShNava-s. Let us first understand why they sing these verses. Traditionally (sampradAyam), the son-in-law is deemed to be equal to that of Lord MahAviShNu, the supreme deity, at least on the wedding day. jAmAtA viShNuvat pUjyaH or jAmAtA paramo devatA is the saying. The bride is thought of as gOda pirATTi. Thus, everyone visualizes a symbolic wedding between Lord nArAyaNa and gOda pirATTi and not just between a boy and girl. Thus, the recitation of vAraNam Ayiram captures that ideal. During the “tying the knot ceremony” (mAngalya dhAraNam), the bride will be dressed up in ANDAL’s attire with a side-pointing cone (konDai) hairstyle.

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