Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Kazheesirama Vinnagaram (Thadalan Kovil), Sirkazhi, Nagapattinam – Literary Mention

Kazheesirama Vinnagaram (Thadalan Kovil), Sirkazhi, Nagapattinam – Literary Mention
Tirumangai Azhwar restored the temple to its original glory then. He sang in praise of Lord, Mother and Thadalan and Sage Romesa who was instrumental to make the presence of Lord Trivikrama in this temple with his Mangalasasanam.
Thirumangai’s 8 different names referred here at this place:
The Paasuram relating to this Divya Desam is the only one where Thirumangai refers to each of his 8 different names - Aali Naadan, Arul Maari, Aratha Mukki, Adayar Seeyam, Kongumalar Kuzhaliyar Vel, Mangai Venthan, Parakaalan and Kaliyan.
“…..ஆலி நாடன் அருள் மாரி அரட்டு அமுக்கிஅடையார்  சீயம் கொங்குமலர்க் குழலியர் வேள்மங்கை வேந்தன் கொற்ற வேல் பரகாலன் கலியன்சொன்ன………”
Debate between Thiru Mangai and Thiru Gnana Sambandhar:
In the first meeting between Thiru Mangai and Thiru Gnana Sambandhar, the Vaishnavite poet answered fluently each of Thiru Gnana Sambandhar’s questions and let out 10 verses of praise in the name of Vishnu.
ஒரு குறளாய் இரு நிலம் மூவடி மண் வேண்டி
உலகு அனைத்தும் ஈர் அடியாள் ஒடுக்கி ஒன்றும் தருக
ஏனா மாவழிய சிறையில் வைத்த
தாடாளன் தாள் அணைவீர்
தக்க கீர்த்தி அரு மறையின்
திரள் நான்கும் வேள்வி ஐந்தும்
அங்கங்கள் அவை ஆறும் இசைகள் ஏழும்
தெருவில் மலி விழா வளமும் சிறக்கும்
காழிச்சீராம வின்னகரே சேர்மின் நீரே
Pleased and impressed with Mangai Mannan’s knowledge and the sweetness in his praise and description of the different forms of Vishnu, a spell bound Thiru Gnana Sambandhar acknowledged the greatness of Thirumangai and crowned him as ‘Mangai Azhvaar’ and presented him with the ‘Vel’(spear). Among the Azhvaars, Thiru Mangai is the only one who has been crowned with the ‘Vel’.

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