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Historic Tamil Hymns (Pasurams) from 4000 Divyaprabandham – "Kovil Thiruvaimozhi" (Swami Nammazhwar)


Sri Devadirajan Perumal (Maha Vishnu) Seva @ Shangu Chakra Gadha Padmam – My House Thirumaligai (Sanctum) on Makara Sankaranthi 2013 (Thai Pongal). The accompanying Tamil Hymn (Thiruvaimozhi) from 4000 Divyaprabandham is rendered by U.Ve. Kannan Swamy.

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The Thirumaligai hosts Sriman Narayana together with his Consorts Sridevi-Bhudevi, Sri Mahalakshmi , Sri Yoga Narasimha, Sri Lakshmi Narasimha, Sri Dolai Kannan (Bala Krishna), Sri Aandal, Sri Ram Parivar, Sri Ramanuja , Sri Manavalamamuni & Sri Satyanarayanaswamy. All Alangarams, Day by day rituals (Thenkalai Nithyanusandhanam Sampradaya) and Kainkariyams are carried out for the Lord together with all auspicious occasions. Panchaparva Seva & Thirumanjanam (Holy Tub) is carried out on Ekadesi, Amavasya, Purnima and when Revathi Star is in Ascendence.

Nammalvar additionally Nammazhwar,Nammaazhvaar, Nammazhvar, Nammaalvaar, Nammalwar;Tamil: நம்மாழ்வார்) was one of many twelve Alvars.Well-known for his many hymns on devotion to Vishnu. Legend provides him the date 3102 B.C. (i.e., the start of the kali yuga). He was born within the asterism Visakham, in what’s now Alwar Thirunagari, Tamil Nadu. His title means “our personal Azhwar (azhwar means “one immersed in God”). He was often known as Maran and Sadagopan.

His contribution of 4 works (numbering 1296 hymns) to the 4 thousand of the Divya Prabhandham consists of your entire fourth thousand and a part of the third thousand. these works are

Thiruvaimozhi (1102 verses),
Tiruviruttam (100 verses),
TiruvAsiriam (7 verses) and
Periya Tiruvanthadi (87 verses).

Tiruvaymozhi describes Ranganatha as a metaphor to discussing the philosophical particulars in

The character of the paramatma (divine soul)
The character of the jeevatma (dwelling soul)
The means for the jeevatma (dwelling soul) to achieve the aim of Paramatma (divine soul)
The blocks and hurdles on the way in which and
The aim moksha (divinity).

Within the Srivaishnava canon, these 4 characterize (in Tamil language) the 4 Sanskrit vedas, respectively, the Sama Veda, Rig Veda, Yajur Veda and Atharva Veda. In accordance with custom “He poured the cream of those vedas” into his songs and poetry that had been the results of deep mystic expertise. Although Nammalvar didn’t go to any of the 108 divyadesam temples talked about within the Vaishnava faith it seems from his works he should have had the imaginative and prescient of all of the archa varieties within the temples he had glorified in his hymns.

The Nalayira Divya Prabandham (Tamil: நாலாயிர திவ்ய பிரபந்தம்) is a group of 4,000 Tamil verses (Naalayira in Tamil means ‘4 thousand’) composed earlier than eighth century AD, by the 12 Azhwars, and was compiled in its current type by Nathamuni in the course of the ninth — 10th centuries. The work is the start of the canonization of the 12 Vaishnava poet saints, and these hymns are nonetheless sung extensively even at present. The works had been misplaced earlier than they had been collected and arranged within the type of an anthology by Nathamuni.

The Prabandha sings the reward of Narayana (or Vishnu) and his many varieties. The Azhwars sung these songs at varied sacred shrines. These shrines are generally known as the Divya Desams (Holy Abodes of Vishnu)

Thirumangai Alwar, the final of twelve Alwars sang one in every of his divine Pasurams (Thiru-Nedun-Thaandakam) to Lord Ranganatha. The Lord (Emperuman) was happy by the which means of the pasuram and granted two boons to Thirumangai Alwar. The Alwar took this propitious second and requested Lord Ranganatha the next two boons:

1. The Lord together with his divine consorts ought to hearken to the divine Pasurams, Thiruvaimozhi

2. The sacred verses of Alwars i.e. 4000 Divya Prabhandams ought to be given the equal standing when it comes to authority and supremacy to that of Vedas. Lord Ranganatha agreed to the above request and singing of 4000 verses (Divya Prabhandham) has grow to be the Sri Vaishnava custom of worship. That is celebrated because the Adhyayana Utsavam in Sri Vaishnava temple akin to Srirangam and Tirumala.

The Adhyayana Utsavam is widely known Ten days earlier than Vaikunta Ekadasi within the morning hours (referred to as “Pagal Pathu”, often known as “Thirumozhi Thirunal); and Ten days after Vaikunta Ekadasi within the night hours (referred to as “Irapathu”, often known as “Thirivaimozhi Thirunal”).


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