Thirupppavai 4th song is here
Surprisingly rather shockingly, I was awake since 4.30 am and did not know what to do this morning.
"Today is probably the first day of margazhi (dhanur)!!!"- that's how I got up from bed unusually (unlike switching the alarm snooze atleast 3-4 times and sleeping).
Yeh, it's dhanur maadha pirappu!! Probably, it's HIS wish and arul to do that.
Have you heard of the phrase " avan arulaal avan thaal vanangi (அவன் அருளால் அவன் தாள் வணங்கி". (I have forgotten who said this). This means you need his blessing to even pray him- Adhu dhaan pola irukku!!
Lord Krishna has said in Bhagavat geetha that " In the 12 months, I am Margazhi". What else to describe after that!!!
Listen to thiruppavai by sudha ragunathan here:
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The greatness of Margazhi month
The Yugam, in which presently we are living, is called as "Kali Yugam". Other than this Kali Yugam, there are 3 Yugams that we have crossed and they are Kretha, Thretha and Dwapara Yugam. In all these 3 yugams, Sriman Narayanan has taken lots of Avatharams (incarnations) to protect the Dharmam against Adharmam (evil) and protect the life of his bhaktas. Margazhi (from mid decembre to mid january ) brings the spring season.
The month of Margazhi which is supposed to be sacred from all aspects. Thus it's rendered to the god himself in aim of attaining prosperity and blessings, hoping god showers with all good luck. The very objective this month is to get together and offer the prayers, he will surely listens to it. How to go about it? Generally Brahma Muhurtham is considered to be good time perform pooja. Early morning on all 30 days Margazhi between 4.00 am to 6.00 am is beneficial for human being while the whole Margazhi the Brahma Muhurtham for DEVAS. The Tamil month of Margazhi is of great importance because Lord Krishna says in the Bhagavad Gita that he is Margazhi among the twelve months.
In this month, there are many programmes for SriVaishnavas in particular.
On all the thirty days of this month, Tirupavai Pasurams will be rendered in the early morning in all temples and houses. Adhyayana Utsavam for 21 days (10+10+1) will also be held during this month by rendering holy scriptures (Four thousand Divya Prabhandam Pasurams) at 108 Divya Desam including Sri Rangam and many other Vaishnava Sthalams.
The famous Vaikunda Ekadasi also will be celebrated in the early hours of the Tenth day of Adhyayana Utsavam the people will join with Lord in proceeding Symbolically to Swargham and on this Swargavasal will be opened in all temples. Lakhs of people gather on 3rd January 2004, the Vaikunta Ekadesi day in Sri Rangam, Tirupathi, Thiruvallikeni. Kanchi, Srivilliputhur, Brindavan and in many other temples. Saivites will celebrate Arudhara Dharshan. In Srivilliputhur, there will be "Piriya Vidai and Sri Andal Neerattu Utsavam" and followed by Sri Andal Thirukkalyanam on Bhogi Day". The Proverb in Tamil says that "Thai Piranthal Vazhi Pirakkum".
On completion of Margazhi and commencement of Thai, there would be better future and there is a way for happiness and good omens. On Bhogi day, people not only cleans the houses, burn the old things and but also purifies from bad things & thoughts or situation by rendering prayers. Elders and music lovers also visit to the Sabhas in the evening to listen music, attend dance programmes and other cultural activities throughout Margazhi. This month is familiarly known as Margazhi Maha Festival. All musicians, Vocalists and dozens of singers will gather together at Thiruvayaru and render Keerthanas of SriThiyagarajar.