“tEvu maRRariyEn” …….. I do not know of any LORD other than my AchAryan, Swamy NammAzhwAr

 Madhurakavi (meaning in sanskrit the sweet poet ) appeared at a holy place in Thirukolur,,  Tamilnadu which happens today (chitrai nakshatram) 


Once Madhurakavi Azhwar   undertook an pilgrimage  to Ayodhya.


He was very moved by the beauty of deities of Lord  Rama, Sita Devi, Lakshmana &  Anjaneya  and decided to  stay in Ayodhya for sometime.


During his stay, one night he saw a bright light  in the sky emitting from  the southern direction .

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He couldn’t comprehend if it was a bright star, a forest fire or anything else. Amazed with the strange happening , he decided to follow the light and see it for himself. 


Unmindful walking long distances , he followed the light .


After days of voyage, he finally reached Azhwarthirunagari a remote village and the light  suddenly disappeared .

He was surprised at the phenomenon.


He enquired  from the villagers about  anything strange happening in their village assuming the dazzling light could have some prophecy too  .


The villagers replied in negative, but expressed that  a boy has been  meditating  under a Tamarind tree for past 16 years without  even opening his  eyes.

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He had crawled to the tree as a baby 16 years back and remained in the tree thereafter.

Madhurakavi Azhwar was amazed with the villagers expression .



He  decided to see the child for himself.  Azhwar goes close  as  near to the tree and finds the divine child with tejas .  Eyes closed and meditating the boy was glowing with radiance  which was  what he saw at Ayodhya . 


The place was filled with divine aura and true the boy was looking too divine as much as Lordships themselves ..


Azhwar   attempts  to question   the divine boy  about what is  True knowledge and  gets convinced with his instant replies .

He immediately  accepts  the divine boy who is none other than our        great Swamy Nammazhwar as his ACHARYAN


Sri Madurakavi AzhwAr becomes an ardent disciple of  NammAzhwAr and serves him with utmost devotion . With all humility he submits  the  11 verses  of the  grand KaNNinunchiRuthAmbhu  glorifying  his Acharyan     Swamy NammAzhwAr / Sri SaTakOpar with all humility  equating to  Lordships .



A devotee  can dwell and enjoy these verses  for ages on the divine works of Madhura kavi AzhwAr’s  grand    

“KaNNinunchiRuthAmbhu”  . 

Azhwar   declared in this Prabhandham

                                               “tEvu maRRariyEn”

( I do not know of any God other than my AchAryan, Swamy NammAzhwAr).


After NammAzhwAr departed from this earthly world to srivaikuntam , MadhurakaviAzhwAr was  worshipping  deity  of Swamy  NammAzhwAr with deep devotion 

which he consecrated and performed ThiruvarAdhanA and uthsavams in his honour. 


Impressed by Swamy NammAzhwAr’s works  he wanted to stage NammAzhwAr’s works in front of other scholars .


Azhwar used  to contemplate on the divine knowledge shared by Acharyar .

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 Vaikaasi visaakam the appearance day of  Swamy NammAzhwar was celebrated in a grand manner .

One particular year, when Swami Madhurakavi azhwar was taking azhwar’s  deity in a procession during the celebrations,  few  poets from Madurai Thamizh Sangam    objected to Swami Madhurakavi azhwar  and said .


“Oh! Madhurakavi!!  

You are worshiping   Nammazhwar who is a just a  ordinary devotee not  Perumal  and reciting verses glorifying him ..


Are those verses  “sangam” certified?  and   authenticated by  the great Madurai Tamil  Sangam as “  the original and of the highest quality”?  

and  is he really  qualified enough to translate the Vedas into tamil ”?


 Azhwar was completely disappointed  hearing  these  critics .

He politely  went to Azhwar’s sannidhi and pleaded “Azhweer!!


These people are objecting to adiyen’s only kainkaryam  which is my only purpose of life ..

jai nathamuni

Please do something that will not come in the way of my service to you . Nammazhwar pleased with his devotion appeared before Swami Madhurakavi azhwar in a disguised form.


  Dressed like   an old man  he  asked Swami Madhurakavi azhwar about his reason for his grief. Swami  repeated the story to the old man.


 The old man replied  please do not worry about these  trivial issues.  Submit this pAsuram of “kaNNan kazhaliNai…”  and see the miracle  “saying this  he disappeared.


                                     “Kannan Kazhalinai

will support you always”.


Madhurakavi  obeyed as instructed   and proceeded to Madurai to meet the  so called great sangam poets .  

All of them were  debating  in a boat discussing the authenticity of the literature .  

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Madhurakavi offered the  holy  verse  to the poets .


(Madhurakavi azhwar   had offered the divine verses  in a small leaf  which was used  during olden times and the divine verse   “Kannam Kazhalinai…”  from  Thiruvaaimozhi was ever glowing )


The poets read  those verses and laughed at  Swami Madhurakavi azhwar for his childishness  and threw it aside .

 Suddenly  the whole boat top sided all the poets much to their surprise .


They swam hard and with great difficulty reached the shore. To their astonishment, they found that  the boat  retained only that  palm leaf .  

The poets read  it patiently and were of opinion that  Swamy Nammazhwar was not any ordinary saint and apologised for their foolishness . Thus their ego was  shattered

Azhwar  further says that For a true  devotee of Lord Krishna …. 

all is  Lord Krishna the Food – eaten to satisfy the appetite,

water drunk to quench the thirst,

  the betel leaves consumed after the food, are all  Lord Krishna  .


Chanting  HIS holy  name, speaking of HIS qualities, and thinking of HIM , HIS  devotee will feel the hunger and the thirst and all other needs satisfied.


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