Melukote – Holy Name of melukote and Prayer of Nammalvar

Published on Dec 07, 2014

Prayer to Lord Tiru Narayana by Nammalvar (Tiruvaymoli 4.1.1)

Even kings who rule the world as
One big empire,
One day go shamefully begging,
For all the world to see,
Their legs bitten by a black dog,
Their begging bowl broken.
So be quick!
Meditate on the feet of TiruNarayana
And rise.
*****A History in Names

Melukote has been known by different names in the course of time. These are the most prominent ones:

Narayanadri : Narayana Hill.

Vedadri : Veda Hill. The avatar Dattatreya instructed His disciples in the Vedas here.

Yadavadri : Yadu Hill.Krsna and Balarama, of the Yadu dynasty, worshiped the Lord here in Dvapara-yuga.

Tirunarayanapura : The abode of Sri Narayana.

Bhulokavaikuntha : The abode of Lord Visnu on earth.

Vaikunthavardhana : Ksetra The place that increases the population of Lord Visnu’s abode.

Jnanamantapa : The pavilion of knowledge.

Daksina Badarikasrama : The southern Badrinath (a holy place in the Himalayas).

Doddagarudanahalli The abode of elite warriors.

Doddagurugalahalli The abode of the great teacher (Ramanuja).

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