…You might feel offended if I say this. But, I cannot resist telling the truth for your own good……. Will you hear me?

Before the one omnipotent Lord , all the devas ( demigods) tremble and crouch . One such incident happened during the time of Pillay Uranga Villi dasar .

Long Shot of Main Gopuram

Pillai Uranga Villidasar  was  a favourite disciple to Swamy Ramanuja .He became very close to his Master so rare that was his piety  though belonged to a lower caste he had privileges conferred upon him . He was previously a wrestler who by grace of JagathAcharyar turned to become Swamy Ramanuj’s disciple .


His turning into disciple can be read in the appended blog post




  One of  Villidasar’s  land tenant was put into torture by the village deity called Aiyanar .  


“Aiyyanar” shrines are  located at the peripheries or boundaries of rural villages, and the  village deity is seen with a sword riding a white horse who eternally ,fight against demons and evil spirits vigilantly who threaten the villagers .


 The deity was asked by the villagers  to mention what measures would serve him to propitiate it and appease its wrath .

The village deity replied , Serve me milk , fruits , smear me with sandal paste …

Dress me nicely.

Deck me  with jewellery  and  put  an umbrella    over me .

Celebrate and offer me the best dishes .


The Villagers consented and went to their master Villi dasar’s house , borrowed all the things listed above and offered to the village deity as directed and retired after the propitiation ceremonies .


That night however the torments for the obsessed tenant multiplied .

Aiyanar was pleaded by the villagers, reason  for the unexpected backlash …


The Village deity replied ..

You fools !!

You have committed a great offence !!!

You have brought the articles used by the great devotee and disciple of Swamy Ramanuja  .


You have placed an umbrella  meant for the great Lordships  and forced me to go under  which million suns were radiating ..

I am able to feel the heat by your smearing  with the sandal paste . You have hung heavy irons over my shoulders by decking me with jewels .

For all this grave act …

I shall never forgive you …


The village deity was really ferocious ………

It continued  ….

You fools !!!!  

Villidasar is a great disciple of Swamy Ramanuja  .

Now remove all these articles ….. 

Go and seek his refugee immediately  ……


All the villagers rushed to Villidasar’s  place  who was meantime explaining to his wife Ponnachee  about the wonderful pasuram of Nammazhwar

Sonnaal virOdam ithu aagilum solvEn kENminO
Ennaavil in kaviyaan oruvarkkum koDukkillEn
Thennaa tenaavenru VaNDu mural tiruvEnkatathu
Ennaanai ennappan emperumaaLuLan aagavE

The above pasuram  meaning goes like this ……………..

 Azhwar addresses us …….

You might feel offended if I say this.

But, I cannot resist telling the  truth for your own  good…….

 Will you hear me?

You folks are running after petty  pleasures and silly satisfactions, wasting your energies by singing  tons  of praise of unworthy entities…………………..

 I, for one, would never misuse my tongue in  such pursuits .., 

but would dedicate all my hymns at the  lotus feet of my father, the  Lord of TiruvEnkatam ( Tirumala )

 who is majestic like the mighty elephant and in whose  place bees hum his glory?


Villidasar continued , Our  Azhwaar  advises  us that we should use the faculties granted to us by the Lord……  

ONLY for HIS purpose and  not  on others.

He feels sorry for those who  use their literary talents to invent non-existent qualities in people and  suppressing their defects ?

all for some small  favors and silly gains  from them.


Azhwar asks them to give up this unholy habit and turn to sing about the Lord who has all the auspicious qualities , totally devoid of any blemishes who alone can grant more than what one  could wish for even in their wildest imagination.


Seeing the apathy of  people to this appeal, he turns to himself and says at least for his part,  he would practice what he preaches.


The villagers were convinced  that the only sovereign salve for God sick souls is

Lord himself and chanting HIS holy names .


Adiyen Ramanuja dasan


Pics credits : Google images



About Kazhiyur Varadan

Am seeker of true knowledge , aspiring to serve and share the divine pastimes of Lord and HIS devotees . Interested in meeting devotees and love traveling to all holy places . Major interest is to interact with devotees and be of some use to the world in spreading Lord's divine play . This blog is an attempt of knotting a garland of priceless pearls from Sri vaishnava Divya desam . .....Divya leelai .. .......and .Divyaanubhuthee shared by zillions of hari bhaktaas . Though Adiyen is neither competent or qualified in sharing this elixir of spiritual world , out of abundant mercy from asmath Acharyar His Holiness Sri Sri MudaliAnddan swamigal ,adiyen is attempting to reproduce the same which is done purely by the grace of AchAryar and the Lordships by hearing from various advanced devotees . Am like a bee collecting the nectar from sacred flowers and posting the same in this honey comb blog .. There can be few photographs which would have been uploaded from google images to practically have the feel of the holy place and be of some service to the devotees . In case the owner of the pictures /images, videos has any objections for this adiyen shall remove the same . If any of the images presented here violates copyright issues or infringes anyone copyright or are not under "Fair use" the same shall be removed ASAP . Anything erroneous in adiyens post is completely my fault/ignorance and anything noteworthy goes to the spiritual masters . Any faults are solely due to my poor understanding and seek pardon for my poor expression . All the divine pastimes shared are from the lectures and the ones shared by several advance devotees .All the compliments and praise belong to the great Spiritual masters for their mercy on adiyen ( your servant ) to share and re share in this blog to remain that bliss always ...... Seeking your blessings in this small service of sharing the divine posts .. Adiyen Ramanuja dasan Jai Sriman Narayana IMPORTANT 1) Spiritual Material posted in this blog are just for information purpose and for spreading awareness. Few divine pastimes which was shared in discourses and the holy place is being re shared which are subject to mistakes or discrepancies with time . So, kindly , don't be offensive and don't post any aggressive or illegitimate comments on the blogs due to the differences in opinions. 2) This blog may contain links to other sites through advertisement, user comments, articles. While Adiyen tries to link only to sites that are safe and secure, Adiyen am not responsible for the content or the privacy practices employed by other sites., since the linked site is not under the control of me, am not responsible for the contents of any linked site or contents of the links mentioned in the links site. Adiyen am providing this link just for informational and academic purposes only. 3) This blog may contain inaccurate, incorrect and clerical errors. Adiyen do not warrant nor assure the accuracy/correctness/completeness of the materials/articles or the reliability of any advice, opinion, comment or other information displayed or distributed through this blog . 4) We are in the service of spreading the divine pastimes of LORD and HIS devotees .Please correct adiyen in any shortcomings .
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4 Responses to …You might feel offended if I say this. But, I cannot resist telling the truth for your own good……. Will you hear me?

  1. Partha C says:

    Adiyen Ramanuja Dasan…..

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  2. sripriya says:

    Very exxcellent come to know more about alwars more knowledge in tamil 4000 ddivaya prabanddam

    Liked by 1 person

  3. chellappa k says:

    thank you sir i shall try my best to rectify myself and concentrate chanting the name of sriman narayanas lotus feet

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  4. SATYA GOPALAN says:

    Hari Om!
    Varadan, Truthfully, of all, this subject has illuminated me the most. Villidasan’s explanation of Alwar’s pasuram is explained to us by Varadan. Now, it’s hightime Adiyen correct myself in minor errors I commit by diverting that minute too in Alwars Pasurams ruminating on the meanings of pasurams & singing the same. Adiyen’s sincere Thanks for rectifying self!
    Adiyen Ramanuja Dasan – Jai Sriman Narayana!

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