Śrī Vaiṣṇavism

Nācciyār Tirumoḷi | Āṇḍāḷ Worshipping Kāma, the god of love 1.1 We clean the floor in the month of Thai and decorate it with beautiful kolams. In the month of Masi we use soft white powder and make lovely decorations in our front yard. O Kāmadeva, I worship you and your brother Saman. I wonder, can I survive this love

5.1 He is the eternal Mādhava who is praised by all in the world. He has a beautiful sapphire-coloured body. He is a king decorated with a crown studded with jewels. I have a problem with him— my conch bangles became loose because I fell in love with him. O cuckoo bird! You live in the holes in punnai, kurukkathi,

10.1 O flowers that bloom in the monsoon! Did the dark ocean-coloured god send you as warriors to fight with me? Where did he go? To whom can I complain? I cannot fight with my heart that wants his beautiful Tulasī garland. 10.2 O thondri flowers blooming up to the sky! Do not grow to the sky and burn me

Nāṉmukaṉ Thiruvandhadhi | Thirumaḻisai Āḻvār Single Invocatory verse by Śrī Ramappillai Śrīman Nārāyaṇa created the four-faced Brahma. Of that Brahma Was born Śiva who was full by ascetic discipline. We will live reciting this renowned philosophic poetry carrying these words. O' mind, praise the holy feet of the Pirāṉ of Thirumaḻisai, abounding with flowers. Śrī Deśikan’s Verse dedicated to Śrī

Poigai Āḻvār was the forerunner of the Āḻvār tradition, who hailed from Kānchīpuram. Poigai Āḻvār, along with Bhutat Āḻvār who was born in Mahābalipuram, and Pei Āḻvār born in Mylapore in Chennai, are referred to as Mudhal Āḻvārs, and were born on successive days in the same month and year. According to historical belief, the first three Āḻvārs came together

Mudhal Thiruvandhadhi | Poigai Āḻvār Invocation (Single Invocatory Verse. ) Born in Kānchī set amidst beautiful gardens lush with wild flowers, Poigai Pirāṉ who is akin to a king bull among poets, lighted up this earth, in his compassion, with his hundred- verse magnificent Tamil Poem, so that all devotees of the Lord may live their lives meaningfully. Śr ī

Mudhal Thiruvandhadhi | Poigai Āḻvār Verses 51-100 51. Oh my heart, If you attain the inner clarity meriting the reward of being blessed, by the proximity of His sacred Feet, He will also be immensely pleased. Did He not demonstrate this when He as Nṛsiṁha, bestirred to wipe out, His insufferably egotistic adversary? Hence, meditate on His sacred Names. 52.

Moondram Thiruvandhadhi | Peyāḻvār Śrī Deśika’s Invocation Swami Vedānta Deśikan in his Prabandha Sāram has dedicated the following verse to Śrī Pei Āḻvār: Thou divine being who revealed the truth of the Divine Mother in the inalienable company of the Lord, who were born at sacred Thirumalai in the month of ‘thula’ under the star ‘sadhyam’! When you and the

The Main Doctrine The word ‘ prati-tantra ' signifies a unique doctrine which is not found in any other religion. The important and unique feature of our Viśi ṣṭādvaita doctrine deals with the relationship between sentient and non-sentient beings and the Supreme as akin to the relationship between the body and the soul. As is the soul to the body,

The Three Principles As stated earlier, those who desire Moksha must understand the five articles . They must also know the relationship of soul and body which is the sixth article. But the Āchāryas speak of the need to know about the Three Principles : Of course, these form part of the five articles. The reason for speaking of the

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