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Re: Murugan and thirumangai aazhvaar

From: Parthasarati Dileepan (MFPD_at_UTCVM.UTC.EDU)
Date: Thu Dec 28 1995 - 16:08:40 PST

On Thu, 28 Dec 95 12:38:32 EST Badri asked:
Who is the celestial person who married Thirumangai?

  The LIFCO publication says a deva maadhu by the
  name of Sumangalai was cursed by Kabila munivar and had
  to come down to this earth and marry a human.
  Since Sumangalai apologized for making fun of his
  pupil's bad looks, Kabilar granted her to be born as
  a bhakathai and fulfill the task of wooing Thirumangai
  from a life of a warrior into a life of devotion.
  Thus, it seems, Kumudhavalli Naachchiyaar came to this
  earth.  In any case, the life story of this
  aazhvaar and that of our achaaryaa Sri Ramanuja
  illustrate the importance of spousal approval for
  a successful life of piety!

-- Dileepan