Condemn Vairamuthu for his deregatory speech on Andal

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Tamil lyricist Vairamuthu has passed deregatory comments on the most revered Andal.

Andal composed the revered Thirupaavai and Nachiyar Thirumozhi, two beautiful Pieces of Tamil poetry that portray and inspire love towards the Lord (Krishna). It is believed that she married Lord Ranganatha in Srirangam and she is worshipped by Hindus especially in South India as an incarnation of Bhoomi Devi  who is epitome of Bhakti.

Thirupaavai verses are sung daily in all Vaishnava temples , including Tirupati.

Andal’s poetry is pure, unembellished and fierce. It is said that Andal’s 30 verses in Tamil equal the essence of the 4 vedas. That a Tamil scholar and poet  would insult her (on the basis of her gender) is just deeply saddening.

Vairamuthu cites some 2 cent research by an American university (Indiana Uni) and makes saddening remarks that she could have been a devadasi attached to the Sri Rangam temple.

Whatever his personal beliefs may have been, to pass such deregatory statements and openly insult and defame the sentiments and beliefs of thousands of Hindu devotees is just plain arrogance and heights of insensitivity .

And to do so in the month of Margazhi which is essentially a celebration of Andal is just abhorrent.

This petition by Sri Andal Trust calls for an unconditional apology from Vairamuthu for hurting the sentiments of devotees so deeply.



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