Bhakti in the Hymns of Alwars

International Research Journal of Tamil

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Title Bhakti in the Hymns of Alwars
Creator A, Salin Siyama
Subject Tirumal
Human organs
Description Man is powered by the senses of skin, mouth, eyes, nose and ears. While depicting God in human form, the Alvars sang hymns in a way that emphasized the special nature of God and the use of human organs. Especially in Tirumal's Maniyalakam, Vayalaka is mentioned and he is spoken as a sweet speaker. In every incarnation of Tirumala his vayalaku is narrated. Although Vayalaku is meant to represent the Lordship of the Lord in a positive light, it is also shown to have the two properties of being the mouthpiece that feeds the milk objects which are meant to teach, hear and enjoy the virtues for the benefit of human beings. Eating and speaking are actions of the mouth. On the basis of these deeds the Alvars are distinguished as the mouthpiece of the Lord.
Publisher IOR PRESS
Date 2021-04-30
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Peer-reviewed Article
Format application/pdf
Source International Research Journal of Tamil; Vol. 3 No. S-2 (2021): Volume 3, Issue S-2, Year 2021; 170-173
Language eng
Rights Copyright (c) 2021 Salin Siyama A

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