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Re: Question on Alvars

From: Eswar Josyula (
Date: Wed Aug 16 1995 - 06:30:01 PDT

Mani had mentioned that the place of birth of Nammaazhvaar is close
to the river Tamrapani.  He also wrote to me the following:
Nammalvar was born in Tirukkurugoor, now known as Alvar Tirunagiri.
It is about 30km east of Tirunelveli, which is the nearest major city
in the area.  The temple of Adinaathan is there, as well as the tamarind
tree where Nammalvar meditated for many years.  it is a rather small
and quiet site.

Can anybody add to the description of the place, the people, the 
sites to see in that area, any saints presently residing there, etc?