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kulaSEkhara aazhvaar

From: Mani Varadarajan (mani_at_be.com)
Date: Wed Nov 13 1996 - 12:00:50 PST

Dear Divya Prabandha rasikas,

Is there any internal evidence in the
perumaaL tirumozhi for kulaSEkhara mahaaraaja
being "cEralar kOn" (king of kerala) as said 
in the taniyan? In the signature paasurams,
he calls himself kUdalar kOn (king of kUdal,
near madurai, right?), kozhikkOn (king of woraiyur,
near Srirangam), but never says anything about
cEra dESam. He also does not call himself
perumaaL, which is the family name of the kerala
dynasty.

Was kulaSEkharan really a Malayali? ;-)

Mani