Friday, February 3, 2017

Azhagiyasingar Temple, Thiruvali – Literary Mention

Azhagiyasingar Temple, Thiruvali – Literary Mention
Azhagiyasingar temple is revered in Nalayira Divya Prabhandam, the 7th–9th century Vaishnava canon, by Kulasekara Azhwar and Thirumangai Azhwar. The temple is classified as a Divyadesam, one of the 108 Vishnu temples that are mentioned in the book. The songs of the Azhwars refer both this temple and the Thirunagari temple and hence both are counted as one Divya Desam. During the 18th and 19th centuries, the temple is mentioned in 108 Tirupathi Anthathi by Divya Kavi Pillai Perumal Aiyangar.
Azhvaars:
Kulasekhara Azhvaar – 1 Pasuram (725)
Thirumangai Azhvaar – 41 Paasurams (1078, 1188 - 1217, 1329, 1519, 1733, 1735, 1850, 2014, 2027, 2063, 2673 (71) and 2674 (115))
Thirumangai Azhvaar on Thiruvali:
Thirumangai Azhvaar refers to the huge number of peacocks dancing around at Thiruvali
சோலைத்தலைக் கண மா மயில் நடம் ஆட
மழை முகில் போன்று எழுந்து
எங்கும் ஆளைப் புகை கமழும்
அணி ஆலி அம்மானே
Serundi trees and fragrant Jasmine and Shenbagam Flowers were seen everywhere in the groves in Thiruvali. Bees made buzzing noises after drinking the nectar from the buds.
Thirumangai Azhvaar also refers to Thiruvali as a place where Vedic Seers lived and chanted the Vedas for several generations. They also taught the Vedas to the next generation and the entire place reverberated in Vedic Chants all the time. The sound of Conches, Chants and dances never ceased at Thiruvali.
சாந்தி வேள்வி சடங்கு நான்மறை
ஓதி  ஓதுவித்து ஆதியாய் வரும்
அந்தணாளர் அறா அணி ஆலி அம்மானே
Kulasekhara Azhvaar and his reference to Thiru Vali:
Kulasekhara Azhvaar praises the Lord here referring to him as ‘The Ruler of Aali Nagar’ 
ஆளின் இல்லை பாலகனாய்  அன்று உலகம் உண்டவனே
வாலியை கொன்று அரசு இளைய வானரதுக்கு அளித்தவனே காலின்மணி கரை அலைக்கும் கனபுரத்து என் கருமணியே ஆலி நகருக்கு அதிபதியே அயோதிமானே தாலேலோ

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