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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12 Alwars – Tamil Hindu Saints – Nalayira Divya Prabandham

The Tiruppan Alvar belonged to the caste of Pannar, once considered untouchable. It is generally held that the Alvars aldars to the period between 2nd and 9th century A.

He lost his property to her and was thrown out of his garden. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Azhwars. Simply, that the whole creation is God and the devotee uses the world of phenomena to offer his thanksgiving to the Creator of this world.

Sri Vaishnava Alwars – A Brief Introduction

This is called Dravida veda. Thiruvaymozhiverses; Thiruvasiriyam7 verses; Thiruviruthamverses; Periya Thiruvandhadhi87 verses.

Nammalwarwho sat below the Tamarind tree without having any food and sleep got Gnana and has sung Mangalasasanam on Perumal and he has worked hard to spread Sri Vaishnavam. Alwars, who are said to be the Hamsam of Sriman Narayanan, have dedicated their lives towards the Emperumaan and they led their life by praising and doing Mangalasasanam on Sriman Naryanan. The three Alvars who were contemporaries were on a pilgrimage worshiping Vishnu in different temples and they happened to meet in Tirukoilur.

It was raining heavily and so they sought shelter in alware front room of a house.

About 12 Alwars

The king’s guards took hold of the hapless Brahmin who was accused of stealing a golden cup used for Ranganatha’s worship. Bhudevi Vishnu’s wife and the earth goddess. There are thousands of attendants to Vishnu in the Paramapadam. Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered. Thondaradippodi Alwarwho is also named as “Vipra Narayanar” led his life as the slave to the Perumal and worked for the Perumal by dedicating him with Garlands.


Ranganatha in the guise of a servant took a golden vessel from the temple and gave it to the courtesan as a gift from Vipranarayana. These three hundred verses are the starting point of the Divya Prabandham canon.

Periyalvar has been given the pride of place in Nalayira Divya Prabandham because his “Pallandu” verse are not a prayer but a benediction to the Lord! There are only 12 alwars. Kulashekhara Alwar Sthanu Ravi Kulasekhara [29]. Btw, thanks for your efforts. There is also a temple dedicated to her in Srivilliputhur in Tamil Nadu. Other alwars worshipped Lord for liberation whereas Yogi Andal worshipped for marriage and thus got unification with the Lord.

Peria Thiruvanthathi shows how one’s mind can be trained to become an instrument to comprehend the Divine. The alwars are considered to be the incarnations of the nitya suris of the Paramapada, the highest abode of Lord Vishnu. Kulasekhara Alvar was a king of Chera land and was an. Tirumangai Alwar is certainly the most colorful of the twelve devotional hymnologists. In a time where only certain castes were into the composition of music, etc; Alwars were not from any particular caste and had different origins.

They 21 the Divya Desams”abodes” temples of these Vaishnava deities. Andal’s verses bring to the Divya Qlwars the total intensity of bridal mysticism. So, the word alwat also means the one who saves. Thiruppaan Alwarwho belonged to the Paanar family, praised the Perumal through his beautiful songs and Paasurams.

For the city in Rajasthan, see Alwar. She is the only lady alwar. Kaustubha Vishnu’s jewel embedded in his necklace. Presently Bhutattalvar entered and now there was enough space for both only to sit.


Nammalvar is a term of endearment applied to Satakopa and because of his sterling services in propagating Vaishnavism, he is known as a prapanna jana kootastha head of aspirant souls as he retold vedic truths in the everyday language of the comman man, Tamil. Why are there no more Alwars? Even as he completed reciting his verse, he merged with the Lord.

This is discussed in this question. The following table shows the place, century and star of birth of each Alvar. These Alwars were born in various parts of our country but they were all united in a common subject, ie dedicating their lives and praising the Lord.

But that doesn’t imply no such intense avatar can be born now. It is devotion and special qualities in them which earned them the unique respect of Alwars. His verses on the childhood, boyhood and youth of Krishna initiated a new genre in Tamil literature known as ‘Pallait Tamil’.

Some modern scholars suggest that they lived during 5th – 9th century CE, “on the basis of a few historical evidences”, although no “clear” evidence exists to fit them between 5th to 9th century CE.

By reading the second point, we may get the doubt, If there are many great bhaktas immersed in the love and God, then only few are called with such name? The Alwars were also among the first ones to go beyond rituals and instead, started the culture of devotion as the only path of salvation. Andal considered Sri Periyalwar as Her preceptor and loved the Lord.