Posted in Manavala Mamunigal's Works, Upadesa Rathinamalai

URM – Pasurams 30-33 – Azhwar Birth Place Vaibhavam

30.

eNNa arum seer poigai munnOr ivvulagil thOndRiya oor
vanmai migu kachchi malai mAmayilai – maNNiyil neer
theEngum kuraiyalUr seerk kaliyan thondRiya oor
Ongum uRaiyUr pANan oor

Explanation:

The first three AzhwArs (Poigai AzhwAr, Bhoodath AzhwAr and PeyAzhwAr), with glories worth remembering, incarnated in this world in the towns of Thirukachchi, Thirukkadalmallai and Thirumayilai. The illustrious Thirumangai AzhwAr incarnated in the town of ThirukkuRaiyalUr, a town that is watered by the maNNi river. The glorious ThiruppAnAzhwar incarnated in the town of ThiruvuRaiyUr.

31.

thoNdaradip podiyAr thOndRiya oor thol pugazh sEr
maNdangudi enbAr maNNulagil – yeNdisaiyum
yEththum kulasEkaran Oor endRu uraippar
vAiththa thiruvanjikkaLam

Explanation:

The elders used to say that Thondaradippodi AzhwAr incarnated in Thirumandangudi – a town with a hoary past. According to legend, the incarnation of Kulasekara AzhwAr, an event which is celebrated by people residing in all the eight directions of the world, took place in the beautiful town of ThiruvanjikkaLam.

32.
mannu thirumazhisai mAdath thirukkurugUr
minnu pugazh villiputtUr mEdhiniyil – nanneRiyOr
yEndha baththisArar ezhil mARan bhattar pirAn
vAindhudiththa oorgaL vagai

Explanation:

Thirumazhisai AzhwAr incarnated in the town of Thirumazhisai – a town that is inhabited by bhAgavAthas known for their steadfast devotion to gain their Acharya abhimAnam. NammAzhwAr incarnated in the town of Thirukkurugur, a town that is full of storied buildings. PeriyAzhwAr incarnated in the town of Srivilliputtur, a town that has an incomparable glory when compared to the others.

33.

seer ARum villiputtur selvath thirukOLUr
yErAr perumpudUr ennum ivai – pAril
madhiyArum AndAL madhurakavi AzhwAr
ethirAsar thondRiya oor ingu

Explanation:

The glory-filled Srivilliputtur, the prosperous Thirukkolur, and the beautiful Sriperumpudur are the towns in which AndAL, Madhurakavi AzhwAr and EmperumAnAr – highly acclaimed for their knowledge and scholarship, incarnated in this world.

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