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Koodara Valli - 11.01. 2013.
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Today is also celebrated as Koodaravalli Day by the Vaishnavites.

This is based on the Verse 27 of Tiruppavai and its contents.  After all the tapas, like early morning bath, chanting
Narayana names and having darshan of Him in the temples, the tapas ends today. Andal asks Narayana (who will
conquer those who are not in union with Him), to present them various ornaments and dresses and after getting
these she and her friends go to their houses and prepare, Akkara Vadisal (Sweet Pongal) with ghee laced in
abundance, and take it lavishly in such a way, the melting ghee trickles down from their elbows!   

கூடாரை வெல்லும் சீர் கோவிந்தா உந்தன்னைப்
பாடிப் பறை கொண்டு யாம் பெறும் சம்மானம்
நாடு புகழும் பரிசினால் நன்றாகச்
சூடகமே தோள் வளையே தோடே செவிப் பூவே
பாடகமே என்றனைய பலகலனும் யாம் அணிவோம்
ஆடை உடுப்போம் அதன் பின்னே பாற் சோறு
மூட நெய் பெய்து முழங்கை வழி வாரக்
கூடி இருந்து குளிர்ந்தேலோர் எம்பாவாய்

What are the prizes that Narayana give?  First the bangles (choodakam), then the shoulder bangles (thOL vaLai),
ear studs (thOdu), then special gold long chains that are worn in the ears (sevi poo), then the anklets (nupuram or
padagam) and also other ornaments.  Then nice dresses!
Finally the sumptuous eating of sweet pongal comes.

Koodi irunthu - in a group - Sat sangh of Narayana devotees.

kuLirnthElo - The sat sangh makes them to revel in the chillness of bliss, with all desires fulfilled.

The word Koodara Valli comes from the first words, "koodArai veLLum seer Govinda."

The Lord helps sadhus and bhaktas (Gajendra, Prahlada, Uddhava, Arjuna and others) but kills or conquers those who are evil
and not in union with Him (Hiranyakasipu, Ravana, Kumbakarna, Sisupala, Dhandavaktra, Kamsa and others.)   

Arunachala Siva.