Om sakthi. Guruvadi Saranam - Thiruvadi Saranam.
One of the first things you hear about and witness as you step in to the world of Melmaruvathur Adhiparasakthi and HER beloved Son Arul Thiru AMMA's spirituality is the importance SHE gives to females. One of the many ways Arul Thiru AMMA has shown me this will stay with me as a very special and pleasant experience.
We were amidst the preparation of Navaraathiri festival at Mandram. We had started preparations late night due to the availability of the hall hire and had to stay overnight at the hall to complete all the preparations. At one stage there were only four Sakthis remaining, and we decided to set the Kolu stage. As I was going through my menstrual cycle and because the Kolu was being made with Hindu Idols, I thought it was best not to go near there.
I decided to clean the Karuvarai table (Altar) instead. Whilst I was cleaning the table I felt a motherly nurture and I started thinking about how Arul Thiru AMMA will always be accepting of us all in any circumstances. All of a sudden I felt a warm pleasant feeling run through my body and as I looked up at Arul Thiru AMMA astonished by this feeling a flower fell from HER photo. I also turned to look at the time and it was exactly 3.00am!
This incident reiterated to me to never doubt the fact that Arul Thiru Amma will always be accepting of all all HER children as we are.
Guruvadi Saranam - Thiruvadi Saranam.
A.M.M.A Mandram Devotee (Anonymous)