Thursday, June 16, 2016

Nammazhwar - vakulabhushabhaskara

On the occation of ani anusham -  sriman-nAthamunikal thirunakshatram on 18th June 2016
Painting of Nammazhwar along with madhurakaviazhwar and nAtamunigal. Ramanujar is seen at azhwar's thiruvadi.

swami nammazhwar


  • Nammazhwar is depicted with upadesha mudrai in hand.
  • he is adorning the vakula pushpa maalai
  • with dwadasha urdhva-pundram and tapta shanka chakra laanchanam
  • also kaaramaaran kondai is depicted

  • madhurakavi azhwar is depicted with prapanna paaagai - a variant of kireeta adorned by prapannas
  • also madhurakaviazhwar is shown with taalapathram in hand - writing down the drAvida vEdAntha





  • nAthamunigal on the other side is depicted with araiyar kulla - a variant of prapanna paaagai
  • also naathamunigal has taalam in hands
  • ramanujar is decpited at the thiruvadi of azhwar
  • the thiruppuli - tintrini-vruksham - is depicted behind azhwar
  • atop the vruksham we have periya perumal along with a pair of parots.
  • thanks to Ramanujan Iyengar  & Sripuram Srikanth for their invaluable inputs 




Let us conclude with this sloka from parAnkushAshtakam:



नमज्जनस्य चित्तभित्तिभक्तिचित्रतूलिका
भवाहिवीर्यभञ्जने नरेन्द्रमन्त्रयन्त्रणा |
प्रपन्नलोककैरवप्रसन्नचारुचन्द्रिका
शठारिहस्तमुद्रिका हठात्करोतु मे मनः ||
पराङ्कुशाष्टकम् - 8