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From: V. Sadagopan (75041.3037_at_compuserve.com)
Date: Wed Dec 06 1995 - 04:29:18 PST
Dear Members of the Group: It seems that the full text did not get thru. Hence I am retransmitting it. Thirumangai AZhvar Thiruvadigaleh Charanam, Sadagopan ---------- Forwarded Message ---------- From: V. Sadagopan, 75041,3037 TO: Om, internet:firstname.lastname@example.org DATE: 12/5/95 11:16 PM RE: Copy of: Kumadavalli Naachiyaar &Thirumangai Alvar Legend has it that An Apsaras girl came to bathe with her friends in a Lotus pond near the Divya Desam of Thiru Aaali Naadu. She tarried to collect the Kumuda blossoms and was left behind by her companions.She stayed behind with a human form at the bank of the pond slightly dazed.. At that time, a physican from the Divya Desam of Thirunangoor arrived at the very same pond to perform his morning rituals and learnt about the happenings that led to her isolation. The physician was chidless and he adopted the young Apsaras girl by the name of Thirumaamagal and renamed her Kumudavalli inview of the role that Kumuda blossoms played in the matter of his being blessed with a beautiful daughter. She grew up and reached the stage of marriage. Thirumangai Mannan was a petty chieftain in the chola kingdom and had his head quarters near Thirunangoor. He heard about the most beautiful Kumudavalli and approached the physician and requested his daughter"s hand in marriage. The young Kumudavalli advised her father that she will not marry anyone, who did not have the Pancha Samskarams or Vishnu chinnas.. Thirumangai hastened to Thirunarayoor and had the privelege of Samasrayanam from the Lord of the temple himself and wore the Twelve Pundarams and returned to Kumudavalli as a Sri Vaishnava.