Caution: An Attempt to degrade the status of Thirumangai Alwar by some biased sources

Updated on May 16, 2021 in Azhwars

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.[22] He was instrumental in the decline of Jainism in south India.[27] He is known for building of the third wall at the Vishnu templeSrirangam for which he melted a gold Buddha statue from the Negapatam monastery. This indicates a conflict with Buddhism.[28] 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.[3] He is described as cold-hearted Vaishnava who defeated the rival Shaivas by his words or even “argumentum ad baculum“.[3] 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.[22] 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.[29]

 

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…

 

adiyen

 

 
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Swami, kindly note that the facts mentioned in the Wikipedia link is some truth mixed with lies. So it’s not entirely a lie. But, there are definitely a lot of offensive things. I am sorry to post this in this forum.

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Srimathe Rangaramanuja Mahadesikaya Namaha
We have to do something about this. Thanks for bring it out swamy
Narayana
Dasanudasan

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Namaskaaram Swami,

I have an idea. Either devareer or any other bhakthar in this forum, who knows adequate information about Thirumangai Alwar can post a paragraph or two about how Thirumangai Alwar interacted with other faiths.

Later on, we can post that in Wikipedia. 

 

adiyen

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Enpanifan Swami has already quoted in a previous thread. Should we add additional information to this?

jitabAhya jina Adi maNipratimA
api vaidikayan iva rangapure | maNimaNDapa vapagaNaan vidadhe parakAlakavi: praNamemahi tAn || Thirumangai azhwar was like yama to religions like Jains, who preached against Vedas. He defeated them through his verbal intellect itself. He captured all their vigrahas which were made of gold and other precious stones. He constructed the moats and other gopurams at Srirangam out of these valuables.From enpanifan

 

Request to Velukkudi Swamy.

Swamy, we collectively place this humble request to you; please provide is relevant information about Thirumangai azhwar so that we can edit the Wiki content. Also, guide us on how to deal with such instances in future.

Thank you very much.

dharma sandheha members.

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