Day 4, Sanctum 2- ThondaradiPodi Aazhwaar & Ashtabhuja Venugopalan Sanctum.

Updated: Nov 21


Thondaradipodi Alwar

Birth Place :- Thirumanddangudi

Month : - Margazhi

Thirunakshatram - Kettai (Jyeshta)

Works : Thirumaalai (45 Paasurams) & Thirupalliyezhuchi (10 Paasurams)

Other names :- Vipranaaraayanan, Thirumanddangudiyaar, Bhakthaangrirenu, Palli-unarthiya Piraan

Hamsam :- Lord Maha Vishnu's Garland, Vanamaalai


Thondaradipodi Aazhwaar or Vipranaarayanan, is celebrated as the 10th aazhwaar among the 12 aazhwaars. Aazhwaar was a sincere devotee of Lord Ranganaatha at Srirangam. Vipranaaraayanan was conferred with the title Thondaradipodi Aazhwaar by Lord Sri Ranganaatha, as he worshipped even the dust of devotees. The Vasanta-Utsavam at Srirangam temple and the garden (Nandavanam) was maintained by Thondaradipodi Aazhwaar as he was always engaged in doing Pushpa Kayikaryam (making garlands from flowers there in the garden, to decorate the lord). Thondaradipodi Aazhwaar's Thirupalliyezhuchi is still being sung at temples during the Suprabhaatha Sevai.


AshtaBhuja Venugopaalan Swaamy


Here, Lord Vishnu is woshipped with eight hands, holding eight different weapons (as worshipped in AshtaBhuyankaram Temple), playing flute, placing one feet crossed behind the other. Its totally a unique form of Lord Vishnu which always turns out as a feast to our eyes.


Tomorrow , we shall visit Sanctum 3 - Sriman Nathamunigal Sanctum

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