Seated on a
platform, with an introspective smile on his round face, this copper murti
belongs to the great Alvar (Vaishnava) saint, Swami Nammazhwar. He is credited
with the origin of Tamil Vedas and revered as the commander of Lord Vishnu’s
army and the creator of several awe-striking texts in Tamil.
On your left
is a finely shaped copper statue of Swami Nammazhwar, his hair in a top knot, a
typical attribute of ascetics, with his earrings dangling on his round
shoulders. His left hand is placed in his lap, signifying meditation, while his
right-hand forms the Vitarka mudra, a gesture related to the diffusion of
knowledge. Saint Nammazhwar is honored among the Vaishnavas who believe that
his followers are granted easy access to the home of Sri Vishnu.
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