Greatness of Thirumazhisai Azhwar, significance of Thirumazhisai Azhwar, Thirumalisai Alvar, Thirumalisai Alvar life history.
God’s real form is a veritable puzzle and to estimate and understand it is a formidable To reveal it to ordinary human beings, He made His appearances, but even then His genuine identity could not be comprehended. In the first (Hayagriva) as well as the last (Sri Krishna) of His 32 incarnations, He took the role of a teacher, expounding the Vedas and the Gita. He then made his aides to be born in the world to propound the significance in devotion, also made others immerse themselves in the rain-bearing particles from the sea’s brine and enabled them to be converted into potable water One of these, Sudarsana, incarnated at Thirumazhisai as a child of sage Bharagava and a damsel was deputed to disturb his penance.
Sri Embar Vijayaraghavachariar in a discourse said the youngster blossomed into a profound scholar and by a process of self-introspection, came to the final conclusion that Saivism was the best among the various systems of philosophy and turned its staunch protagonist. Peyazhwar unfolded the greatness of Vaishnavism to him and brought him back to its fold by expounding Sri Narayana’s Supremacy and the triadic concept. Doubts dispelled, the Thirumazhisai saint became a devout Vaishnavite and earned the title of “Bhaktisara” from Sri siva Himself.
Thirumazhisai Azhwar continued his Yoga at Kanchi assisted by his disciple Kanikannan. As the latter once refused to praise the local king, he was banished. The Azhwar too left the place along with him. While doing so, he sang in praise of the presiding Deity requesting Him to roll up His bed. The Lord actually accompanied them and all stayed overnight in the outskirts of the City, by which time, the king realised his mistake and God was installed back in His abode.
On another occasion a group of pandits stopped reciting the Vedas on seeing him, but later they could not proceed as they failed to recollect the last verse. The Azhwar helped them to maintain the thread of continuity. The idol in a temple where he worshipped posed in whatever direction he turned, only to reveal that God and the Azhwar were the same.
A few so-called erudite persons lodged a loud protest against his getting the first honour at the vision of God was seen in the Azhwar, showing that God converted Himself as the Azhwar and vice versa. Thirumazhisai Azhwar dedicated himself to the deity at Kumbakonam and sang several hymns.