Jai Sriman Narayana !!
‘Kandu Kettuttru Morthunduzhalum Aimkaruvi
Kandavinpam Therivariya Alavilla Chittrinbam
Ondodiyan Thirumakalum Neeyume Ula Nirpa
Kanda Kathir Kandozhinthen Aadainthen Un Thiruvadiye’( Thiruvaimozhi 4-9-10)
Thiruvadiyai Narananai Kesavanai Paramchudarai
Thiruvadi Servathu Karuthi Chezhunguruhur Sadagopan
Thiruvadimel Uraiththa Tamizh Ayirathul Ippathum
Thiruvadiye Adaivikkum Thiruvadi Sernthu Undrumine (Thiruvaimozhi 4-9-11)
Thiru Nammalvar Thiruvadikale Saranam:
Sadagopan/Maran/Parankusan/Vakulabaranan/Kuraingayar Kone/Sadari was born to Kariyar and his wife Udaya Nangaiyar on a full moon day of Shukla Paksha Chathurthi in the year Pramathi, Tamil month Vaikasi with the birth star Vishakam. Thiru Porkariyar was a descendant of renowned King Thiruvazhudivala Nadar who was ruled the city of Kurangunadu with Kurugur/Thirukkurugur as its capital, had a son Kariyar who was married to Udaya Nangaiyar, daughter of Thiruvazhmarpar an ardent devotee of Lord Vishnu. Kariyar was righteous and Udaya Nagaiyar was a dutiful wife to him. Once, Thiru Kariyar and Udaya Nagaiyar visited Thirukkurungudi Sri Adinatha Swamy temple and offered prayers. This pious couple had no offspring and they sincerely prayed to Lord Adinatha Swamy for a virtuous child. At the divine instruction of Lord Adinatha, the temple priest put into words the blissful message that the couple will be soon blessed with an honorable child; Lord Adinatha will descend on Earth as their offspring. The couple rejoiced over the compassion of Lord Adinatha, they abundantly offered alms to the priest and returned home.
In due course of time, Udaya Nangaiyar conceived with a child and gave birth to a stunning boy child, who was the personification of Lord Vishwaksena, Commander-in-chief of Lord Vishnu. The new born was neither moved its limbs nor responded to any of the sounds of the outer world. The beautiful face has the resemblances of full moon and it was serene, refused to accept any intake. The parents were deeply worried about the abnormal behavior of their child. They took their child Maran to Lord Adinatha Swamy temple, Thirukkurungudi/Alwar Thirunagari. After the usual rituals, young Maran crawled towards the Tamarind tree situated in the temple, eventually disappeared into the burrow inside the tree and underwent deep meditation for sixteen years.
Madurakavi Alwar visited Alwar Thirunagri and witnessed Thiru Nammalvar/Maran inside the tamarind tree. Madurakavi Alwar clapped his hands standing before the burrow; consequently Nammalvar got out from the transcendental state and opened his eyes. Madurakavi Alwar shot a question ‘Sethathin Vayitril Siriyathu Piranthal, Athu Yethai Thindru Engey Kidakkum’? (If Jeevathma enters into the body of lifeless matter, what would it do?), Thiru Nammalvar gracefully answered ‘Athai Thindru Ange Kidakkum’ (The supreme Lord dwells in the liberated soul and He will be the source of Energy, wisdom and eternal bliss). Madurakavi Alwar prostrated before Nammalvar with a request to accept him as his disciple. Henceforth, Thiru Madurakavi Alwar turned out an earnest disciple of Thiru Nammalavar, he wrote down all the sacred verses sung by Thiru Nammalvar in praise of Lord Vishnu. Thiru Nammalvar remained in the burrow, all the deities of the Divya Desams assembled in Alwar Thirunagari and provided dharshan to Nammalwar and Nammalvar passionately sung praising all the deities.
The famous literary works of Thiru Nammalvar was compiled by Thiru Madhurakavi Alwar into four sections such as Thiruvaimozhi (1102) Thiru Virutham (100), Thiruvasiriyam (7), Periya Thiruvandhadhi (87). Thiruvaimozhi consists of 1,102 verses are the essence of Samaveda, Thiruvirutham consist of 100 verses are the essences of Rig Veda, Thiruvasiriyam consists of 7 verses are the essence of Yajur Veda and Periya Thiruvandhadhi consists of 87 verses are the essence of Atharva Veda. The exemplary work of Thiru Nammalvar emphasizes the nature of Paramathma & Jeevathma, several means to attain the Paramathma and the obstacles caused to attain the objective.
Thiru Nammalvar attained salvation at the age of 32. Thiru Madurakavi Alwar was grief stricken at the demise of his Master. One day, Thiru Nammalvar appeared in the dream of Thiru Madurakavi Alwar and instructed to locate his idol in the brimming water of river Tamraparni. Later, this idol of Thiru Nammalvar was sanctified and installed for the worship in Alwar Thirunagari.
Aniyar Pozhil Shoozh Aranga Nagarappa !
Thnaiyen Ini Nin Arul Allathu Enakku
Maniye ! Mani Manikkame ! Madusooda !
Paniyai Yenakku Uyyum Vahai Paramjothi !
Jai Sriman Narayana !!