Though a Shaivite by tradition,our home accords Andal place of pride in our pooja room.
My mother used to say we are Andal’s children.
Reason , I was born in Srivilliputhur,one of the Divya Kshetras of Vaishnavism.
My familiarity with Vaishnavite practices is slightly better than Shaivite practices.
Such is the greatness of Andal,one of the twelve Azhwars,and the only woman,she evokes proximity to Godhood easily.
Though there are Sannadhis, separate sanctum for Andal in most of the Divya Kshetras,very little is known about Andal sanctum at Lakshmikanthaswamy temple at Hedthale,near Nanjangudu,near Mysuru, Karnataka,India.
The special features of this temple include,
1.The eyes of Lord Lakshmikantha,Vishnu with Lakshmi,look real whenights are out and Aarthi is performed.
2.Same with Andal Sannidhi.
3.Sixteen faced hall where the Observer can not be seen by the observed.
4.A Special dais where if one is seated before Lord Narasimha,one can feel the positive vibrations.
‘How to reach.
12 km from Nanjangudu .
Bus station. Nanjangudu.