Num Azvaar/Madurakavi Azvaar..

(1)”Inbhatthil”: Swamy NammAzhAr(SN)said : “AppothaikkappOzhuthu
Yenn AaaravamudhamE” ; Madhura Kavi(MK) revealed :” Thenn
KuruhUr Nampi yenRakkAl aNNikkum amudhURum yenn naavukkE”.
If the bliss principle for SN was the Lord , for MK , it
was SN.He confided that his tongue will experience the sweet
nectarine taste , the moment he described the KalyAna
guNams of KuruhUr ParipoorNan (Nampi).

(2) “iRainjuthalil”: SN declared: ” ThiruvEnkatatthAnE
puhal onRillAvadiyEn unnadikkeezh amarnthu puhunthEnE”;
MK revealed: ” mEvinEnavan Ponnadi meymayE, ThEvu
maRRaRiyEn”. If SN sung about the Lord of ThiruvEnakatam
as the object of his SaraNAgathi, MK identified the golden
feet of SN as the object of his prapatthi.MK swore that
his statement about SaraNAgathi at the feet of SN is not an
UpachAra Vaarthai , but it is sathya Vaak.

(3) “Isayum pERu” : SN’s upadEsam is “Ozhivil KaalamellAm
udanAi manni vazhuvilA adimai seyya vENDum naamm”; MK celebrated
his blessings as ” KuruhUr Nampikku AaL-uriyanAi adiyEn peRRa
nanmayE”. SN chose and recommended Bhagavath Daasyam and MK
elected AchArya Daasyam as his Parama PurushArtham.MK declared
here that wearing of the birudhu as the Daasan of SN was
the treasured gift from the most generous KuruhUr Nampi.

(4)”IhazhAtha PalluRavu”: SN stated: ” ThAyum TanthayumAi
ivvulahinil vaayumeesan MaNivaNNan yenthayE”. MK declared
about SN with all his heart : ” AnnayAi AtthanAi Yennai
AaNDidum TanmayAn”.If the Lord is sarva vidha Bhandhu
for SN , That One for MK is SN.

(5)” irAgam MaaRuthalil”: SN piously described his fight
and transformation this way: ” Innamudhena thOnRi Oraivar
yaavarayum mayakka nee vaittha munna maayam ellAm muzhu vEr
arinthu”. MK described his tansformation as entirely due to
SN: ” nambinEn piRar poruL tannayum–madavArayum munnellAm
semponn maadat thirukkuruhUr nampikkanbhanAi”.Here , MK
declares that he abandoned Kaamams and engaged in efforts
towards Moksham through the purifying power of SN .

(6)”Tann paRRil”: For SN, the paRRu/puhazh was ” yennai
tannAkki yennAl tannai inn-Tamizh paadiya Isanai”; for MK,
it was ” Tann puhazhEttha aruLinAn”. For MK , the blessing of SN
was to eulogize him (SN);for SN, the Lord was the One, who
blessed him to sing His glory.MK says that SN gave
him the Jn~Anam to sing about his (SN’s) keerthi.

(7)”Vinai Vilakkil”: For SN, BhagavAn and Piratti were
the medicine to remove the vinaikaL( “sediyAr vinaikaL
theer marunthE”, ” vEri maaRAtha poo mEliruppAL vinai
theerkkumE”). MK announced that his medicine (marunthu)
for destroying his VinaikaL was SN ( Kaari Maarap PirAn
PaNDai Valvinai paaRRi aruLinAn). MK declared with certainity
that SN accepted his (MK’s)daasyam and through his krupai
chased away all of his (MK’s) ancient and powerful paapams
once and for all.

(8) “Tahava Okkatthil”: SN acknowledged that he knows
nothing except the dayai of the Lord ( aruL thaan ini
yAnaRiyEN, avvaruL allan aruLaum alla).That aruL of
the Lord was his Sarvasvam. For MK however, the aruL of
SN was every thing that mattered and he celebrated that
krupai : “Aayiramin Tamizh paadinAn aruL kaNDeer
ivvulahinil mikkathE”.

(9)”Tatthuvatthai uNartthatalil”: At the very beginning of
ThiruvAimozhi, SN acknowledged as to who it was that blessed
him with superior jn~Anam to comprehend His tatthvams:
“MayarvaRa Mathi nalam aruLinan yavanavn”. MK acknowledeged
that “MayarvaRa Mathi Nalam aruLiyavan” for him was none
other than SN ( Vedatthin uttporuL niRkkap paadi nenjuL
nirutthinAn).”

(10)” Tanmai aakuthal”: SN described the way in which
Bhagavaan intervened to engage him (SN) in His kaimkaryam
this way: ” ThEvum Tannayum paadiyAdat-THIRUTTHI ,
yennaikkoNDu yenn paavam tannayum pARakkaitthum
yemarEzhazhu piRappum mEvum TANMAI AAKKINAAN”.
Tanmai aakuthal for SN is the granting of the boon
of Saayujyam by BhagavAn. MK in his turn declared
with utter visvAsam what was the blessing (tanmai aakuthal)
that he received from the MahOpakaari , his AchAryan:
” Payan anRu aahilum , paangu alar aahilum ,
seyal nanRu aaha THIRUTTHI paNi koLvAN “.
MK says here that SN accepted his adimai
(Daasya SveekAram) , whether such daasyam had any
fruit for him or not and whether he(MJ) was
a qualified adhikAri or not to receive such
a magnanimous blessing .MK says that SN corrected
the defects in him and others out of his parama
KaaruNika SvabhAvam as anAchAryan and made him and us
fit for nall Vazhi .MK says that SN as ” anbhan , tannai
adainthavarkkellAm anbhan ” corrected his gross deficiencies
in AachAram and anushtAnam and blessed him with
Parama PurushArtham of Kaimkarya Sri at his (SN’s) feet.

The visEsha Bhakthi of Madhura Kavi for Swamy NammAzhwAr ,
the incarnation of VishvaksEnar , whom BhagavAn appointed
as the Trustee of all of His Isvaryam (VishvaksEnE
vinyastha samastha Aathma Isvaryam)is thus celebrated
by Madhura Kavi through his incomparable role model of
AchArya Seshathvam and Bhaagavatha Seshathvam.

Swami Desikan composed in Adhikara sangraham (2nd verses) on Swami Madhurakavi
AzhwAr…

Inbatthil iRainjuthalil isayum pERRil
ihazhAtha pall uRavilirAgam maaRRil
tann paRRil vinai Vilakkil tahavOkkatthil
tatthuvatthai uNartthutalil tanmai aakkil
anbarkkE avatharikkum Aayan niRka
arumaRaikaL Tamizh seythAn thALE koNDu
thunpaRRa Madhura Kavi thOnRak kaattum
tholl vazhiyE nall vazhikaL thuNivAhatkkE

[Extract from Sri Satakopan Swami’s brilliant write up-

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