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Thursday, April 25, 2013

Mathura Kavigal Sarrumurai and Simha vahanam at Thiruvallikkeni

In the evening of day 2 [25th April 2013] of the Brahmothsavam at Thiruvallikkeni, it was the majestic Simha [lion] as vahanam.  The most beautiful, powerful, benevolent Sri Parthasarathi Perumal had purappadu atop ‘simham’ and gave darshan to devotees.

Today, is ‘chithiraiyil chithirai’ [Chitra Nakshathiram in the month of Chithirai] and hence the birthday of Sri Madhurakavi Azhwar.  He was born in Thirukkolur as incarnation of Sri Garuda. He sang only one divyaprabandham ~ ‘Kanninun Chiruthambu’ consisting of only 11 hymns;  his life was intertwined with that of Sri NammAzhwar.

His pasurams were on ‘Kurugaip Piran’ – Swami Nammalwar himself.  He as a disciple was attracted to the holy feet of Swami Nammazhwar  and claimed that he knew none and nothing else than his Acharyar……. ~an exceptional piece of guru bakthi. 

நாவி னால்நவிற் றின்ப மெய்தினேன்
மேவினேனவன் பொன்னடி மெய்ம்மையே
தேவு மற்றறி யேன்குரு கூர்நம்பி
பாவினின்னிசை பாடித் திரிவனே.

On his sarrumurai day, Mathurakavi azhwar had purappadu with Sri Parthasarathi and some photos taken during the purappadu are posted here.

With regards – S. Sampathkumar.

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