ஸ்ரீமதே ராமானுஜாய நம: The 12 Azhwars, (the Main authors of Naalayira Divya Prabandam – 4000 poetic Rhymes) are known as Nityasuris or Divyasuris; those who reside permanently with the Lord in His Heavenly abode. They have incarnated as Azhwars -Vasihnavite Saints – to propagate Bhakthi Marga, devotion to Lord Vishnu. The Twelve Azhwars and thier birth details are briefly given in the table below:
NAMMAAZHWAR 9th Century AD Birth Place: Azhwar Thirunagari (Kurugoor) Other Names: Sadagopan, Paraankusan, Sadaari, Maaran, Vakulaaa Baranan, Kurugaiyar Kone Year/Month: Pramaadhi/Vaikasi Birth Star: Visakham Amsam: Viswaksenar (Commander of Army)
TONDARADIPODI AZHWAR 8th Century AD Birth place: Thirumandangudi Other Names: Vipra Narayanar, Thiru Mandangudiyaar, Bhakthangirirenu, Palliunartthiya Piraan Year/Month: Prabhava/Margazhi Birth Star: Kettai Amsam: Vanamaalai (garland)
MADHURAKAVI AZHWAR 9th Century AD Birth place: Thirukollur Other Names: Inkaviyaar, Azhwaarukku Adiyaan Year/Month: Eeswara / Chittirai Birth Star: Chittirai Amsam: Vainatheya (Garuda)
The Pasuram Sung by each Azhwar is given in the following pags. To minimize the page download time, the pasurams are rearranged to spreads in five parts. Hope it is easy now to view the same in Unicode fonts. If the page not displaying properly, you may please choose the display from your browser’s “view” menu to select the language to Unicode fonts or UTF-8 so that the display is clear.
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