Thondaradippodi Alvar

INTRODUCTION
ThondaradippodiAlvar(8th Century AD) is one of the twelve alvars of South India. His birth name was VipraNarayana.

LIFE
As per ancient texts, he was born in a village at Thanjavur District and was a sincere devotee of Sriranganathar at Srirangam.

 

IMPORTANCE
His famous works such as Tiruppalli Ezuchi and Tirumaalai were very good poems and included in the NalayiraDivyaPrabandam. Even at a very young age, he was a great devotee of Lord Vishnu. He was an ardent devotee of Sriranganathar. During his period he constructed a flower parkin Srirangam. He admired the followers of Sri Vishnu and implemented the soil shreds, which is seen beneath their feet in his head, and from then onwards, he was denominated as “ThondaradippodiAlvar”.

ThondaradippodiAlvarwas against caste discrimination which was prevailed during his period, and he wants all the people to be treated as equal, without distinguishing them from their caste. The birthday of the Alvar is celebrated twice in a year in Srirangam.

CONCLUSION

Thondaradippodialvar was a great Vishnu devotee, who was a great poet and a noble saint. He has given respect to everybody and treated the devotees of Lord Vishnu as “GREAT PERSONS”. He has treated everyone in a kind manner, without looking their age, gender and caste. He has concentred only on the devotion of “LORD VISHNU” and not on any other aspects in his life.

Let us pray to Him and be blessed.

 

“OM SREE THONDARADIPPODI ALVARE NAMAHA”
“OM NAMO NARAYANAYA NAMAHA”

WRITTEN BY
R.HARISHANKAR