alzhvars-10-periyalzhwarSri Periya Azhwar

Place: Srivilliputtur
Year: Krodhana
Month: Aani
Star: Swathi
Paksha: Sukla paksham
Tithi: Ekadasi
Amsam (incarnation of): Garuda (divine eagle, vehicle of Supreme Lord)
Compilation: Periyazhwar Thirumozhi, Thiruppallandu
Also known as: Vishnu chittan, Patta Nanadan, Srivilliputturaa, Sri Ranganatha Svaroorar

 

Thaniyan

(Invocatory verse of glorification to an Acharya which is usually composed by a disciple)

gurumukam anadhIthya prAhavE thAn asEshAn
narapathi parikluptham sulkamAdhAthu kAma:
svasuram amara vandhyam ranganAthasya sAkshAth
dhvija kula thilakam vishNuchiththam namAmi

I worship periyazhwar who proclaimed the essence of vedham (without learning it from an Acharya methodically – he was directly blessed by bhagavan with divine blemish less knowledge) to win over pouch containing gold at the pandiya king’s assembly and who is the direct father-in-law of sri ranganathan (due to him being the father of Andal nachiyar) and who is the leader of brahmanas.