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Kulasekara aazhvaar

From: Parthasarati Dileepan (MFPD_at_UTCVM.UTC.EDU)
Date: Sat Mar 11 1995 - 20:04:56 PST

Sunday, March 12th, 1995, is kulasEkaraazhvaar's thiru
nakshatthiram (maasi punar poosam).  This aazhvaar
declares sri vaishnavam as theethil nanneRi in his
perumaaL thiru mozhi (3.5).  His intense devotion
towards Lord Ramaa is well known, for he is said to
have ordered his army to march to Janastthaanam to
assist Rama who fought single handedly against Karan
and his army.  This aazhvaar is also said to have put his
hand into a pot with a cobra in it, to prove the innocence
of sri vasihnavaas wrongly and maliciously accused of
theft.  The following perumaaL thiru mozhi thanian by
maNakkaal nambi celebrates this.

\bt
aaram kedap parananbar koLLaarenRu avarkaLukkE
vaaraNG kodukudap paambilkai yittavan maaRRalarai
veeraNG keduththa senkOlkolli kaavalan villavar kOn
sEran kulasEkaran mudi vEnthar sikaamaNiyE
\et

kulasEkara perumaaL is credited with one prabhandam
with 105 paasurams.  The divya dEsams praised by him
include, thiruvarangam, thirukkaNNapuram,
thirucchithirakoodam, thiru viRRuvakkOdu,
thiruvEngadam, thiruvayOtthi, and thiruppaRkadal.