Sri Thirumangai Alwar appears…

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Sri Thirumangai Alwar

Today is the sacred appearance day of Sri Thirumangai Alwar. This alwar’s exploits are rather vast to enumerate in a tiny blog posting. They include his marrying a Vaishnavi and converting to the faith, serving the Vaishnavas, and even attempting to rob from the Lord Himself in order to feed the Vaishnavas!

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Sri Thirumangai Alwar with his wife, Sri Kumudhavalli

His appearance place is Thiruvali Thirunagari in Tamil Nadu. The following is a video of the abhisheka of the deity of Thirumangai Alwar. In the video, the alwar’s worshippable deity referred to as “sindhannaikkini” are placed in a tray with holes, and the water bathing these deities is used to bathe Thirumangai Alwar on this auspicious day…

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