Srivilliputhur Andal garland and parrot

Srivilliputhur Aandal temple's multi-flower colourful garland and the handmade leaf parrot that adorns Sri Andal every evening.

Srivilliputhur Andal Temple (ஸ்ரீவில்லிபுத்தூர் ஆண்டாள் கோயில்) is one of the famous 109 DivyaDesam’s dedicated to Lord Vishnu. It is famous as the birthplace of Andal (ஆண்டாள்), the daughter of Periyalvar.

Apart from many things and rituals that the temple is known for, it is renowned for the distinguished garlands that are strung there and an exquisite handmade parrot that is offered to the Goddess Andal there. Today I got a chance to see both of them up close thanks to a well-wisher who had come to Chennai from Srivilliputhur.

The Hindu has published recently a story on Mr S Raman, being the only one man left from the community of parrot makers spanning seven generations. It takes him about two hours to pick the flowers and leaves, and another two hours or more to make the full parrot.

ஶ்ரீவில்லிபுத்தூர் ஆண்டாள் கோயில் பல வண்ண மாலை மற்றும் கையால் செய்யப்பட்ட இலைகளாலான கிளி -பார்க்க சேவிக்க கண் கோடி வேண்டும்.
ஶ்ரீவில்லிபுத்தூர் ஆண்டாள் கோயில் பல வண்ண மாலை மற்றும் கையால் செய்யப்பட்ட இலைகளாலான கிளி, இதைப் பார்க்க சேவிக்க நமக்கு கண் கோடி வேண்டும்.

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3 Thoughts to “Srivilliputhur Andal garland and parrot”

  1. Niranjan

    can i order them and get it parceled to Bangalore ?

    1. Sorry, I have no ideas. You need to call up the temple authorities or a local priest there and check with them.

      1. Sundar

        Why andal is kept parrot in hand?

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