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Twelve Alwars have contributed to the hymns in the Naalayira Divya Prabhandham. They are Poigai alwar (பொய்கை ஆழ்வார்), Bhutat alwar. See photos, profile pictures and albums from 12 Alwars. The āḻvārs, also spelt as alwars or azhwars are 12 devotional saints born in the region of south India. These saints wrote devotional poems in.

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About 12 Alwars

For the village in Iran, see Alvars, Iran. Their lives not allwars inspire an aspiring devotee but also enrich his spiritual knowledge.

This page was last edited on 22 Decemberat Thirumazhisai Alwarwho thought alward Perumal as his friend and has sung Mangalasasanam on Perumal. Views Read Edit View history.

The same night Lord Ranganatha appeared in Lokasaranga’s dream and commanded him to bring Tiruppan into the temple. As Ramanujacharya was the first to successfully refute the Mayavada school of thought, which in turn contributed to the development of different schools of Vaishnavism, it is appropriate to narrate the history of the saints related to Vishistadvaita Sri Vaishnava school of thought and their contribution for the growth of Vaishnavism.

Alvars are considered the twelve supreme devotees of Vishnuwho were instrumental in popularising Vaishnavism in the Tamil-speaking regions. The Supreme Lord taught the intricacies of the Sri Vaishnavism along with mula-mantra, divya-mantra and the charma sloka — the three mantras aldars the Sri Vaishnavas regularly chant alwads contemplate on — to his consort Sri-deviwho is also worshipped as Mahalakshmi.


alwxrs A devout Brahmin, he performed pushpa-kainkarya offering flower garlands for worship to Ranganatha. Unfortunately for him, he fell a victim to the wiles of courtesan, Devadevi. The meaning of the word Alwar is the ones who are totally immersed in something. Moreover, Srila Prabhupadathe founder-acharya of ISKCON has acknowledged the contribution of Ramanujacharya in his books and has encouraged his disciples to learn intricacies of deity worship from the Sri Vaishnava Sampradaya.

12 Alwars – Tamil Hindu Saints – Nalayira Divya Prabandham

When the outer and the inner worlds thus move in rhythm, all contraries disappear. No, there can’t be any other alwars. Only these 12 alwars could be able to complete the prabandham.

It was Pey Alvar who made him realize the glory of Narayana as the only sanctuary to gain salvation. Many great devotees like Anantacharya about whom I discuss in this answer is referred as Ananthalwan since he is the disciple of Ramanujacharya. The thirty verses of her Thiruppavai describe the vrata performed by young girls in Margasirsa month and has a scriptural finality and great poetic beauty about it.

Bhutattalvar uses the inner countries of this mind for his adoration: A Dictionary of Indian Literatures: This is different from the other alwars. The king’s guards took hold of the hapless Brahmin who was accused of stealing a golden cup used for Ranganatha’s worship.

Out of these, are in India, one is in Nepal and the two others are considered to be alwqrs Earthly realms.

This was compiled for the man kind irrespective of caste, class or gender and hence called DrAvida Veda. Though Azhvars hail from Tamil Nadu [hence also known as Dravida saints], they belong to the whole human community and this blog on them might be having tamil tint in it. Also alwarrs as Andal, Goda Devi surrendered to Narayana completely.


Even as he completed reciting his verse, he merged with the Lord. Yes, in Vedanta Desikan’s works,10 alwars were considered because Sri Madhura kavi alwar was not directly devoted to Lord. These are the servants or the attendants of the Lord Vishnu.

Facts about Alwars – The Bhakti Saints of South India

These were not intentional. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. This is parama-bhakti, not merely transcendent, but superior verily to that also. Hence, there is no procedure for becoming alwar as it is not a status.

Alvars – Wikipedia

This is called Dravida veda. The main reason they are identified as such is their work. When there is need, some great purushas will be incarnated. Tirumizhisai was the son of a sage; Thondaradi, Mathurakavi, Peria and Andal were from brahmin caste ; Kulasekhara was a KshatriaNamm was from a cultivator family, Tirupana from Tamil Panar community and Tirumangai from kazhwar community.

The period of Azhvars is said to be between 6 th and 9 th Century. In other words, they showered praise on temples of Lord Vishnu. The three Alvars sang a hundred hymns each. This prabandham is the essence of the Vedas.