The month of Purattasi reminded me so much of Azhwars that I want to write a series on the 12 Azhwars. The word Azhwar literally means the one who delves deep and in this case it is the one who delves deep into Vishnu Bhakti.
All the 12 Azhwars are said to be parts (amsam அம்சம்) of Mahavishnu. I begin with the first one.
Poigai Azhwar (பொய்கை ஆழ்வார்)
Poigai azhwar is said to have been born in a lotus in a pond (பொய்கை) in Thiruvekka, Kanchipuram in the 7th century
Month: Ipasi valarpirai
Amsam: Panchajanyam (conch)
Poigai Azhwar had so much of love for Mahavishnu that he used to say that “My love for Him says, go to Him; my tongue says, sing his praise; my ears say hear his greatness; my eyes say, look only at Him who does not have any birth or death.”
Poigai Azhwar has sung hymns on the following temples:
►Thiruvinnagaram (Oppliappan Koil)