23Jan2016, Sat – Sri Goda Ranganatha Kalyanam
As you might already be aware that the most auspicious month of Dhanur (Margazhi) masam is just around the corner. The month where our beloved Mother Sri Goda Devi (Andal) performed a vratam in the devotional service to Lord Sri Ranganatha of Srirangam. On behalf of all of us she prayed to Lord Ranganatha to bless us to fulfill all our desires. These prayers were sung in the form of 30 ecstatic pasurams called “Thiruppavai”.
Appearing in a Tulasi garden to Her father Vishnu Chitta (Periyalwar) in Sravana masam, poorva phalguni nakshatram, more than 5000 years ago in Srivilliputtur. She is an incarnation of Sri Bhoodevi (the eternal consort of Lord Narayana). Her devotion and pure love towards Lord Ranganatha knew no bounds. It was Goda devi’s pure desire to get married to Lord Ranganatha. She always felt that she belonged to none other than Sri Ranganatha. To the extent that she wore the garlands that Periyalwar used to prepare to be taken for Lord Ranganatha. To fulfill this pure desire of our mother, Lord Ranganatha asked Periyalwar to bring Goda devi to Srirangam from Srivilliputtur. Once she entered the sanctum where Sri Ranganatha resides, due to his mercy she attained moksham in front of all the devotees. Periyalwar pleaded Sri Ranganatha for his daughter. To this Lord Ranganatha asked Periyalwar to go back to Srivilliputtur to find her.
To celebrate this great occasion of Tirukalyanam which marks the end of Dhanur masam JETUK humbly invites all the devotees to please come along and take blessings of the divine couple Sri Goda Ranganatha.
It is a unique opportunity to cherish and relish our tradition by passing it on to the next generations. A priest from our Jeeyar ashram in India will be here conducting the whole ceremony. The event will have devotional songs and dance for all of us to enjoy followed by sumptuous prasadam.
There are sponsorship opportunities for this event to get further blessings from our acharya HH Chinna Jeeyar Swamiji. To make this event special you have a chance to sponsor in any of the following categories. Please click the following link to sponsor.