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Re: Thirumangai aazhvaar

From: raghunath govindachari (
Date: Sat Dec 02 1995 - 18:24:41 PST

Thanks to Dr Dileepan for posting the touching verse by Thirumangai
mannar.  In the version of his story that I have heard, it is the
metti of ThAyAr that he tries to remove with his teeth and his
consciousness is transformed instantly by the grace of ThAyAr. In
fact, this is acted out during the vEdupari day during Vaikuntha
EkAdasi. This is the biggest event after V.EkAdasi and NammAzhvAr's
mOksham. True to the name, that day Lord Ranganathar and pakkathu
nAchiAr come riding a horse when TMA sends first his gangs, then his
trusted lieutenants and finally comes himself to rob the divine
couple. The enacting of the whole episode is unforgettable.