Namaskaaram to all devotees in this forum,
I have already addressed this earlier. But now, when I was searching through Wikipedia about Thirumangai Alwar, this is what I found. You may find this disturbing. Please forgive me.
Thirumangai was a self-confessed religious bigot. He was instrumental in the decline of Jainism in south India. He is known for building of the third wall at the Vishnu temple, Srirangam for which he melted a gold Buddha statue from the Negapatam monastery. This indicates a conflict with Buddhism. Sri Rangastavam by Parashara bhattar praises Thirumangai, who won over philosophies such as Jainism to establish the complete philosophy of Sri Vaishnavism and used the jewels and images from them to build the third wall around Srirangam Temple.
Thirumangai plundered “refractory” Shaivas (devotees of the godShiva) and lived on the acquired wealth. He is described as cold-hearted Vaishnava who defeated the rival Shaivas by his words or even “argumentum ad baculum“. Vaishnava texts like the Divyasuri charitam and the Guruparamparai prabhavams tell of his meeting with Thirugnana sambandhar, a Shaiva saint, who went to meet Thirumangai on his own and invited Thirumangai to his home town Sirkazhi so that Thirumangai would compose a poem in praise of the local deity Thadaalan. On the request of Thirugnana sambandhar at Sirkazhi, Thirumangai composed a poem on the spot, which was admired by the Shaiva – who granted Thirumangai a trident as a mark of appreciation.
I am sorry once again. But how do we change this misrepresentation of facts?? We have to do something about this.
Kambandasan swamy, devareer requested adiyen to keep up my vigilance, a long time ago. So we have to change this…