Author: Rajaram Ramachandran, India
Type: Book of Chapters
Andal is known as Kodhai or Godha. Among the twelve Alwars, she was the only female saint. She was the author of Thiruppavai, which contains 30 verses in chaste Tamil. Its highly spiritual content praises Lord Krishna for all His leela (plays). She lived in the first half of 8th Centure A.D. But some scholars say that she was born as far back as 300 years B.C. She was born at Srivilliputhur near Madurai, Tamilnadu, South India in Tamil month Adi, Birth Star being Poornam, on a Tuesday, on the 4th day of bright fortnight. In the Tulsi garden as a just born child she was found by Vishnuchitta (Perialwar), a great devotee of Vishnu.