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Monday, July 19, 2021

Aani Visakam 2021 - Thiruvallikkeni Purappadu

Today, 19th July 2021 is 2nd day of Aadi – Visakha nakshathiram – the masa thirunakshathiram of Swami Nammalwar and day 5 of the ongoing uthsavam of Aalavanthar.   

The Greatest among Alwars – Swami Nammazhwar  preached to us – “ ஒழிவில் காலமெல்லாம் உடனாய் மன்னி ,வழுவிலா அடிமை செய்ய வேண்டும்நாம்,” – that when we do kainkaryam to Lord (to Him at Thiruvenkadam), we must do service by being with HIM throughout our life and do as a slave would serve his master.   

Swami Nammazhwaar was born on theauspicious poornima day of Tamil Vaikasi month in Visakha nakshathiram at Thirukurugur, now famously known as ‘Azhwar Thirunagari’.  He was born to Kari and Udayanangai.  Sri Nammazhwaar  has  contributed immensely by his great works -  Thiruvaimozhi (1102 verses), Thiruvirutham (100), Thiruvasiriyam (7) and Periya Thiruvanthathi (87).  Here is a pasuram from his Thiruvaimozhi:

நீர்நுமதென்றிவை, வேர்முதல் மாய்த்து இறை

சேர்மின் உயிர்க்கு அதனேர் நிறையில்லே


The direction of Azhwar for our salvation is plain, simple and direct… he says – in the material World, first kill and uproot all thoughts of Self – stop thinking of Self and those belonging to self … simply fall at the feet of Lord, merge with Him – there can be no greater fulfilment.    

Reminiscing good olden days, here are some photos of Nammalwar sarrumurai purappadu on Vaikasi Visakam day with Sri Parthasarathi Perumal at Thiruvallikkeni divaydesam on  7th June 2017.


Adiyen Srinivasa dhasan
Mamandur veeravalli Srinivasan Sampathkumar
19th July 2021. 

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