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An Andal Evening: An Evening of Music, Classical Dance, and Discussion

January 31, 2007 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

2007-january-31-AndalA public lecture, music and dance based on the works of Andal, a ninth century female saint from south India.

This presentation is part of the UF Religion, Literature and the Performing Arts series.

The program will include:

  • Dance based on Andal’s poem “A Thousand Elephants…” (varanam ayiram)
  • Musical renderings of Andal’s Tiruppavai
  • Brief demonstration of temple-style recitation of some verses from the Tiruppavai
  • Of Decoration and Disguise: Enjoying the Body of the Goddess at the Andal Temple in Srivilliputtur, a lecture by Professor Archana Venkatesan, St. Lawrence University

Professor Venkatesan will also give a graduate/faculty seminar and speak in undergraduate classes.


January 31, 2007
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Harn Museum Auditorium
401 E University Avenue, Gainesville FL 32601