SRImathE Ramanujaya namah:
SrImathE Nigamantha Mahadesikaya namah:
SrImathE Gopaladesika mahadesikaya namah:
Today (Nov 1st- Aippasi SravaNam) is Pigai AzhwAr Thirunakshathram. He is
the first among AzhwArs and is the first of the three mudhal AzhwArs too.
PoigaiAzhwAr, BhoothatthAzhwAr and PEyAzhwAr -three mudal (first) AzhwArs
who were not only contemporary azhwArs; but were born on three consecutive
days in SiddhArti year, Aiyppasi month on TiruvONam, Avittam and sadhayam
nakshathrams respectively ;and the babies appeared on flowers of different
kind (and not were born like us actually!- They are ayOnijars).
PoigaiAzhwAr, was born (made to appear by the Lord) in kancheepuram, while
bhoodaththAr in mahabalipuram and pEyAzhwAr in thirumylai (present
1. PoigaiAr, an incarnation of MahAvishNu's paanchajanyam (Divine conch,
sankhu in Tamil) is also called Adhi kavi. poigaiAr appeared on the ThAmarai
mottu (lotus bud) in a pond in tiruve:ka near kancheepuram.
2. BhoodhaththAr appeared in a flower called "kurukkaththi" in a garden at
kadalmallai port of pallava rajyam (kingdom) in mahAbalipuram (south of
madras). He was an incarnation of Divine mace (called kaumOdaki) of our Lord
3. PEyAzhwAr, (called pEyar later by people due to being crazy, mad,
piththan, pEyar after the Lord and even used to roll down with ecstasy and
bhakti- He even says" others look crazy to him for their being crazy after
material pursuits; and sensual pleasures), as an incarnation of the sword of
mahAvishNu (called nandaki), appeared in sevvalli (Red alli-lily) flower in
a well of AdhikEsava perumAL koil at mylapore (in madras).
Let us pay our obeisance to Poigai AzhwAr today on his Thirunakshathram
today by dwelling on one of his pAsurams.
naa vaayil uNDE? "namO naaraNA" anRu/
OvAdhu uraikkum uraiyuNDE? - moovaadha/
maagadhikkaN sellum* vagaiyuNDE* en oruvar/
theekadhikkaN sellum thiRam?
AzhwAr says: Utter His divine names.
We say: AzhwArE.. we are busy. We have lot of work.
AzhwAr: When you do other work, walk, wait, etc., simply utter the Greatest
Divine "NamO NaraayaNaa". How will one ever get into wrong path? (He is
ceratin to be saved by SrIman Narayanan)
We:AzhwArE.. All said and done.. We don't know how to utter NamO Narayana.
AzhwAr.. of course.. just use the tongue
We: We do not know where is the tongue.. We don't have one (We look for
such excuses..not to do what AzhwArs / AchAryAs say)
AzhwAr: (smilingly).. Don't worry dear. Emperumaan (Lord) is so
compassionate that He helps you providing the tongue your mouth.. Look..
(You need not even open your mouth to utter the simple words Namo and
Narayana. Simply move your tongue (inside) so as to make Namo Narayana
divine sound within you. He can hear and Bless you at all times
[AzhwAr laments- Still people do not do that and attains the cruel hell..
namo Narayana namo Narayana namo Narayana...
AzhwAr ThiruvadigaLE SaraNam
Find love on MSN Personals http://personals.msn.com.sg/