Twelve Alwars have contributed to the hymns in the Naalayira Divya Prabhandham. They are Poigai alwar (பொய்கை ஆழ்வார்), Bhutat alwar. See photos, profile pictures and albums from 12 Alwars. The āḻvārs, also spelt as alwars or azhwars are 12 devotional saints born in the region of south India. These saints wrote devotional poems in.

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Andal’s verses bring to the Divya Prabandham the total intensity of bridal mysticism. As the work is completed and there is no incomplete task, there is no need of the incarnations in the future.

They were all ayOnijars — one who is not born from a human mother. And what had they understood? This was already completed when they wrote the Nalayaria divya prabandham. Only these 12 alwars could be able to complete the prabandham.

Visishtadvaita is one of those schools of thought which was lawars by Sri Ramanujacharya on the basis of Brahma Sutra and Thiruvaimozhi of Nammalvar. These songs were said to have been sung at the Divya Desams. Search Temples Enter your search terms Submit search form.

Sri Vaishnava Alwars – A Brief Introduction

The deity forms of the Vishnu in these places were praised in these poems at places. These saints wrote devotional poems in Tamil in the praise of Vishnu directly or his incarnations or his deity forms in different places.


So, their mission is accomplished. Hence there will be no alwar in the future. Some commentaries were needed to understand the esoteric meanings of these poems. This is called Dravida veda.

12 Alwargal List

They all appeared from flowers by the divine mercy of emperumAn. The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Hinduism: No, there can’t be any other alwars.

Kaumodaki Vishnu ‘s Mace. These were not intentional. The following table shows the place, century and star of birth of each Alvar.

Alvars are considered the twelve supreme devotees of Vishnuwho were instrumental in popularising Vaishnavism in the Tamil-speaking regions. This error was obviously due to the influence of the sound variation that has occurred in the Srirangam area and elsewhere”.

The Nalayira Divya Prabandham is a collection of of the songs composed by the 12 Alvars. Periyalvar has been given the pride of place in Nalayira Divya Prabandham because his “Pallandu” verse are not a prayer but a benediction to the Lord! Together with the contemporary sixty three Shaiva Nayanarsthey are among the most important saints from Tamil Nadu.

If this word is said in past tense, it is Andavan the one who has saved- masculine and Andal the lady who has saved – feminine. Nammalwarwho sat below the Tamarind tree without having any food and sleep got Gnana and has sung Mangalasasanam on Perumal and he has worked hard to spread Sri Vaishnavam. So, due to above reasons, there can be no alwar anymore.


Such was his superior bakthi. He served his Guru equal to Lord and thus got liberation. Indian literatureGovt of India. The suffix “ar” is added in the Tamil language to people who deserve respect.

There is no procedure or anything like that. Sri Nimbarkacharya — Appearance Day — November 23, His attachment to Sri Ranganatha who was worshipped by Rama himself was phenomenal. Similar thing was discussed in brief in my answer here about YAmunAchArya. Your email address will not be published. Feel free to post it.

You didn’t get the point. Alwars, also spelt Alvars, were Tamil poet-saints who showcased their extensive Bhakti devotion to Lord Vishnu and his avatars; through their songs and poetry. Although there seems very less possibility. The Rosen Publishing Group. The fact that Gopalabhatta Goswami, one of the Shad-Goswamis, was a Sri Vaishnava before he was inspired to embrace Gaudiya Vaishnavism by Chaitanya Mahaprabhu and that Jiva Goswami has appreciated the contribution of Ramanujacharya by referring to him as Pramithamahimnam whose glory is established on earth encourages us qlwars undertake this daunting task.

Thirumazhisai Alvar was their younger contemporary and thus among the earliest Alvars. The ardent devotees who are immersed in God Narayana are called Azhvars.