Thiruppaan Alvar (2760 BC) is one of the twelve alvars of South India.
As per ancient texts, he was born at Srirangam, trichy in the musical community. He was very much attached with Sri Ranganatha Swamy of Srirangam, and is believed to have merged with the deity of Lord ranganatha.
Similar to other alvars, he has also contributed a lot towards writing devotional works. His works include Amalanaathipiran, and some of his famous poems were included in the Nalayira Divya Prabandam. The works of Thirupaanazhwar was a great contribution to the Vaishnavism. In Srirangam Ranganthaswamy temple, a yearly birth festival of Thiruppaan alvar is celebrated. It is believed that he is an AMSA (Divine Form) of Srivatsam, a mark on the chest of Lord Vishnu. During his period, he will always sing in praise of Lord Vishnu in Srirangam Ranganathaswamy temple.
He was a great saint, who sings the glory of Lord Vishnu. He will always be surrounded by the people to listen to his songs. He never heard any unnecessary speeches, and he never spoke about any unnecessary matters. His mind is filled only with the devotion on Lord Vishnu, and he has concentrated his full attention only on bhakti. He helped his followers towards attaining divinity. He cultivated the habit of going to temples, and chanting of god’s names among the people. He removed the problems of the people by worshipping Lord Vishnu. Let us pray to this great alvar and be blessed.
“OM SREE THIRUPPAAN ALVARE NAMAHA”
“OM NAMO NARAYANAYA NAMAHA”