Sri:
Srimathe Ramanujaya Nama:
Srimath Anantharya Mahagurave Nama:
Srimath Varavaramunaye Nama:

That Azhvar saw and spoke what was already said, is shown next.

Acharya Hrudhayam 47: ‘nAl vEdham kaNDa purANa riShi manthradharshigaLaip pOlE, ivaraiyum rishi muni kavi ennum.’

nAl vEdham kaNDa purANa rishi is Vedya Vyasa. Knowing the four Vedas, Vyasa the son of Satyvati created the eighteen purANas (‘aShTadasa purANAnAm kartA satyavtI suta:’). Because he saw what was already there, he is referred to as rishi, muni and kavi:
darshanAt rishi: – One who sees is rishi;
mananseelo muni: – One who meditates is muni; and
kavi: grAntadarshee – One who sees works is kavi.

With this in mind, Vyasa is called as ‘rushes tasya mahAtmana:’, ‘vyAsaroopee mahaamuni:’ and ‘kavi mukhya pArAsArya:’, in Mahabharatam.

Those who see Mantras are also called as Rishi, Muni and Kavi. Saunaka muni is referred to as ‘nama rushibhyo mantrakrutbhya:’ and ‘bhagavAn saunakamuni:’

Similarly, since Azhvar too saw what was already there and said it, he is referred to as Rishi, Muni and Kavi: ‘rushim juShAmahe’ (Srirangaraja Stavam Poorva Shatakam 6), ‘saTakOpa munim vande’ (Parankusha Ashtakam) and ‘onRi onRi ulagam paDaiththaan kavi AyinERku’ (Thiruvaymozhi 3.9.10).

Azhvar Thiruvadigale Sharanam
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