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Mangalasasanam

Mangalasasanam

Managalasasanam (Songs in praise of the holy shrines and its prosperity).  The shrines where the divine saints Azhwars, (Azhwars were believed to be the Amsams of Sriman Narayanan), have sung – Mangalaasaasanam – are called Divya Desams. There are 108 Divya Desams out of which 105 are located in India, 1 in Nepal and remaining 2 (Parama padam and Thiruppaarkadal) are to be believed in the celestial world. The presiding deities in these Divya Desams are found in various Thirukkolams (postures)

The Alvars during the early medieval period of Tamil history (between 6th and 10th centuries CE) worshiped Sriman`Narayana (Lord Vishnu) and his Avatars through their hymns. This collection of their hymns is known as Divya Prabhandham. Divyadesams that have the most number of pasurams sung upon them are Srirangam (247), Thirumala (202), Thirumaliruncholai and Thirukannapuram (128 each)

  1.  Alvars (or Alwars/ Azhwars ; Tamil: ஆழ்வார்கள்)
  2. List of Divyadesams
  3. Mangalasasanam Classifications
  4. List of Managalasasanam

Alvars or azhwars (Tamil: ஆழ்வார்கள், āzvārhaḷ [aːɻʋaːr], ‘those immersed in god’) were Tamil poet saints of south India who lived between the sixth and ninth centuries A.D. and espoused ‘emotional devotion’ or bhakti to Visnu-Krishna in their songs of longing, ecstasy and service. Sri Vaishnava orthodoxy posits the number of alvars as ten, though there are other references that include Andal and madhurakavi, making the number twelve. The devotional outpourings of Alvars, composed during the early medieval period of Tamil history, helped revive the bhakti movement, through their hymns of worship to Vishnu and his Avatars. They praised 108 of this deity’s holy abodes in their hymns, known as the Divya Desams. Together with the contemporary sixty three Saiva Nayanars, they are accounted as South India’s 75 Apostles of Bhakti . Read more on Azhwars.

S.NoNames of Alvar saintsPeriod and PlaceOther given namesPasurams(Songs)
1Poigai Alvar7th C. AD, KanchipuramSaro-yogi, Kaasaara-yogi, Poigai-piraan, Padma-muni, Kavinyarporeyeru100
2Bhoothathalvar7th C. AD, Thirukadalmallai (Mahabhalipuram)100
3Peyalvar7th C. AD, MylaporeKairava-muni, Maha-daahva-yaar, Thamizh-Thalaivan100
4Thirumalisai Alvar7th C. AD, ThirumazhisaiBhakthi-saarar, Bhaargavar, Magisaaraapuriswarar, Mazhisai-piraan216
5Nammalvar9th C. AD, Azhwar Thirunagari (Kurugur)Sadagopan, Sadaari, Paraankusun, Maaran, Vakulaa Baranan, Kurugaiyar-kone1296
6Madhurakavi Alvar9th C. AD, ThirukollurInkaviyaar, Azhwaarukku Adiyaan11
7Kulashekhara Varman8th C. AD, thirvanjikkolamKolli-kaavalan, Koodal-naayakan,Koyikone, Villavar-kone, Cheyralar-kone105
8Periyalvar9th C. AD, Sri VilliputhurVishnu-chitthar, Patta-naadan, Battar-piraan, Sri-Villiputthooraar, Sriranganaatha-Svasoorar473
9Andal9th C. AD, Sri VilliputhurChoodikoduttha Naacheyaar, Godai, Godai-piraati 173
10Thondaradippodi Alvar8th C. AD, ThirumandangudiVibranaaraayanar, Thirumandangudiyaar, Bhakthangirirenu, Palliunartthiya-piraan
55
11Thiruppaan Alvar8th C. AD, UraiyurPaanar, Muni-vaahanar, Yogi-vaahanar, Kaveeswarar
10
12Thirumangai Alvar8th C. AD, thirukurayalurKaliyan, Aalinaadan, NaaluKaviPerumaal, Arulmaari, Parakaalan, Mangaiyarkone
1253
Madhurakavi Alvar sang only in praise of his guru - Nammalvar and has not done mangalasasanam on any Divya Desam

Mangalasasanam Classification

 
PrabandamAzhwars (poet)Number of Pasurams (songs)
Periyaazhwar ThirumozhiPeriyalvar473
TiruppaavaiAndal30
Naachiyaar ThirumozhiAndal143
Perumaal ThirumozhiKulashekhara105
Thiruchanda ViruthamThirumalisai Alvar120
TirumaalaiThondaradippodi Alvar45
TiruppalliThondaradippodi Alvar10
Amalaanathi PiraanThiruppaan Alvar10
Kanninum Siru ThaambuMadhurakavi Alvar11
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PrabandamAzhwars (poet)Number of Pasurams (songs)
Periya ThirumozhiThirumangai Alvar1084
Thiru Kurun ThaandagamThirumangai Alvar20
Thiru Nedun ThaandagamThirumangai Alvar30
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PrabandamAzhwars (poet)Number of Pasurams (songs)
Mudal ThiruvandaadhiPoigai Alvar100
Irandaam ThiruvandaadhiBoothath alvar100
Moondraam ThiruvandaadhiPeyalvar100
Naanmugan ThiruvandaadhiThirumalisai Alvar96
Thiru ViruthamNammalvar100
Thiru VaasiriyamNammalvar7
Periya Thiru AndaathiNammalvar87
ThiruvezukootrirukkaiThirumangai Alvar1
Siriya ThirumadalThirumangai Alvar40
Periya ThirumadalThirumangai Alvar78
Ramanuja NootranthathiTiruvarangathu Amuthanar108
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PrabandamAzhwars (poet)Number of Pasurams (songs)
Thiruvaai MozhiNammalvar1102
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PrabandamAzhwars (poet)Number of Pasurams (songs)
Mudal Aayiram (First thousand)947
Periyaazhwar ThirumozhiPeriyalvar473
TiruppaavaiAndal30
Naachiyaar ThirumozhiAndal143
Perumaal ThirumozhiKulashekhara105
Thiruchanda ViruthamThirumalisai Alvar120
TirumaalaiThondaradippodi Alvar45
TiruppalliThondaradippodi Alvar10
Amalaanathi PiraanThiruppaan Alvar10
Kanninum Siru ThaambuMadhurakavi Alvar11
Periya Thirumozhi (Greater Hyms)1134
Periya ThirumozhiThirumangai Alvar1084
Thiru Kurun ThaandagamThirumangai Alvar20
Thiru Nedun ThaandagamThirumangai Alvar30
Moondram Ayiram817
Mudal ThiruvandaadhiPoigai Alvar100
Irandaam ThiruvandaadhiBoothath alvar100
Moondraam ThiruvandaadhiPeyalvar100
Naanmugan ThiruvandaadhiThirumalisai Alvar96
Thiru ViruthamNammalvar100
Thiru VaasiriyamNammalvar7
Periya Thiru AndaathiNammalvar87
ThiruvezukootrirukkaiThirumangai Alvar1
Siriya ThirumadalThirumangai Alvar40
Periya ThirumadalThirumangai Alvar78
Ramanuja NootranthathiTiruvarangathu Amuthanar108
ThiruvaaiMozhi (Divine Hyms)1102
Thiruvaai MozhiNammalvar1102
 

 

 

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