When we really crave for something and finally achieve it, we greatly relish the experience of it. Let’s take a favourite dessert, any sweet dish. How many servings can you eat? One, two, three … may be even ten. But, there will be a saturation point that lets us say, ‘That’s enough, I can’t have anymore!’ Even elixir or amurtham that Devathas had is only a small serving and they haven’t touched it since then. A small drop of that kept them satisfied!
Nammalwar sang 1000 songs in praise of God with such beautiful and extremely rich descriptions. They were so great that in those days, whoever sang these songs attained liberation right away! This was unacceptable to some people in the society because people used it whenever one got upset even for small fights
within family members. The songs were then edited to give liberation after one ends their current life-time rather than right away!
Alwar-Thirunagari, the place where Nammalwar lived for 32 years – 16 years with no connection to any external influences and another 16 years after he was awakened by Madhura Kavi a:lwa:r. During those 16 years, he shared his wisdom about God through his songs. He would speak about one quality of God and stay in Trans for a while; return and then continue. At the age of 32, He pleaded very strongly asking God to take him to his abode. God accepted and wished Him to take the a:lwa:r through the same body that he was in. Nammalwar refused reaching Him in the current body. He descibed the nature of the body to be very deceptive, but God insisted that he is happy to host that body which helped Him sing the most beautiful verses ever sung on God in the entire history! Nammalwar then disappeared into Lord’s feet. (Now, take a look at the featured image of this post – How inspiring, and how immensely devoted is the a:lwa:r!)
All the sadhus and scholars were very saddened about losing Nammalwar and expressed to God that they cannot live without him..!
God offered a Deity form of Nammalwar to them. And till today – The same form is being worshipped by everyone at Alwar Thirunagari!
– From the discourse of Sri Chinna Jeeyar Swami!
Under the divine presence of Swamiji, Divya Saketham celebrated Nammalwar’s Mokshotsavam on Bahula Panchami with so much love and respect towards Nammalwar. What can one give back to someone who has given us God? Only Love and Respect. Let’s all bow down to such a great a:lwa:r who stands as the backbone for the ‘Bhakthi’ philosophy.