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Subject: Aazhvaars and dasaavathaaram

Varadhan enquired:

hi,
 I have a question about alwars and the dasaaavataarams .
 Most of the paasurams that I am familiar with are not about(or do not mention)
any
 particular avataaram. However , many of Aandaal's paasurams are about krishna
.Periyaazhvaar , in his periyaazhvaar thirumozhi has a lot of paasurams about
 krishna (eg : poochoottal and kaappidal ). I know of a few paasurams in which
 raamavataaram is there. What about others? Nothing comes to mind immediately. I
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    Among the 10 prominent avathaarams the most often mentioned
    are Rama, Krishna, Vamana, and Nrisimha avathaarams.
    Here are three from thiruppallaaNdu:

       raamaa:     ilangai paazhaaLaaga padaiporuthaan
       krishna:    iNdaikkulaththai edutththuk kaLaindha irudeekEsan
       nrusimha:   andhiyam pOthil ariyuruvaagi ariyaiyai azhiththavan




    There are many beautiful refernces to Vaamana avathaaram.  Here
    are two from thiruppaavai:

        Ongi ulagaLandha uththaman (thiruppaavai)
        anRiv vulagamaLandhaay (thiruppaavai)


     ANdaaL mentions Balaraaman in thiruppaavai with,

        sempoR kazhaladi selvaa baladhEvaa
        umbiyum neeyum uRangElOr empaavaay.




    Thirumangai aazhvaar's siRiya thirumadal is a treat
    to the ears and heart with:

        aaraal ivvaiyam aLappuNdathu          - vaamana
        aaraal ilangai podipodiyaanadhu       - raamaa
        aaraal kanmaari kaaththathu           - KaNNan
        aazhineer aaraal kadaindhidappattathu - varaaha
        ponpeyarOn aagaththai kooraarththa
           vaLLugiraal keeNdu                 - nrusimha


     Look at periya thirumozhi 11.4.1 - 11.4.10 of thirumangai
     aazhvaar for:

        ... varu meenai maalai maRavaathu iRancen manamE (maccha)
        ... adal aamaiyaana thirumaal namakOr araNE      (koorma)
        ... aathi Enamaagi araNaaya moorththi
                  adhu nammai aaLum arasE                (varaaha)
        ... ariyaagi anRu ...                            (nrusimha)
        ... kuRaLaagi meymmai uNara ... adhu
                   nammai aaLum arasE                    (vaamana)
        ... mazhuvaaLil venRa thiralOn ...
                   nammai aaLvar perithE                 (parasuraaamar)
        ... sem sarangaL sela uyththa nangaL
                   thirumaal namakku Or araNE            (sri raamar)
        ... iNai marudhu iRRu veezha nadai kaRRa
                   theRRal vinai paRRaRukkum vithiyE     (KaNNan)


That leaves Kalki.  I could not find one for Kalki
quickly.  I shall look for one.  If someone else
finds one for Kalki please post.


-- pd