Poodath Alzhwar

alzhvars-2-poodathSri Poodath Alzhwar

Place: Mallapuram or Mahabalipuram
Year: Sidartthi
Month: Aipasi / Ashvayuja Masam
Star: Avitta / Dhanista
Paksham: Sukla Paksham
Tithi: Navami, on Wednesday
Amsam (incarnation of): Kaumodaki (divine mace of the Supreme Lord)
Compilation: Irandaam Thiruvandadi
Also known as: Boothathar

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

Thirunakshatra Taniyan:

tula:dhanishsta: sambhu:tam bhu:tam kallolama:linaha |
te:rae pullotpalae malla: purya:me:dae gada:msajam ||

Nithya Taniyan:

malla:pura vara:dhe:Sam ma:dhavi:kusumOdhbhavam
bho:tham nama:mi yo: vishnOr gna:nadhe:pam akalpayath

I worship poodath alvar who is the leader of thirukkadal mallai (ma:mallapuram) and was born out of a ma:dhavi (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 the second amongst the mudal azhwars. He appeared in a Kurukkathi flower.

It is said that Bhoodham in Sanskrit means a person who with high calibre.

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