alzhvars-2-poodathSri Poodath Azhwar

Place: Mahabalipuram
Year: Siddarthi
Month: Aipasi
Star: Avitta
Paksham: Sukla Paksham
Tithi: Navami
Amsam (incarnation of): Kaumathagi (divine mace of the Supreme Lord)
Compilation: Irandaam Thiruvandadi
Also known as: Boothathar, as he was born in a flower

 

Thaniyan

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

mallApura varAdhIsam mAdhavI kusumOdhbhavam
bhUtham namAmi yO vishNOr gYAnadhIpam akalpayath

I worship bhUthathAzhwAr who is the leader of thirukkadalmallai (mAmallapuram) and was born out of a mAdhavI (spring) flower and who lit the lamp of knowledge to have the vision of the supreme lord.

Azhwar’ history

Mudhal (first) azhwars consist of three azhwars all together.

Boothath Azhwar is amongst the mudal azhwars. He appeared in a Kurukkathi flower.

It is said that Bhoodham in Sanskrit means a person who is blessed.