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Greatness of 12

Greatness of 12


Sriman Narayanan This number "12" is said to have a lot of speciality within itself and should be looked into it. For every Vaishnavan, Sandhya Vandanam is said to be a very great activity to do daily. This Sandhya Vandanam is done for 3 times a day (i.e.) in morning, afternoon and in the evening. During this, we should smear Thiruman, while doing and there are 12 places where we need to smear Thiruman Kaappu.

Sri Vishnu's name Places
Om Kesavaya Namaha Forehead
Om Narayanaya Namaha Stomach
Om Madhavaya Namaha Chest
Om Govindaya Namaha Throat
Om Vishnuvae Namaha Stomach (Right side)
Om Madhusudhanaya Namaha Right hand
Om Thiruvikramaya Namaha Throat (Right side)
Om Vamanaya Namaha Stomach (Left side)
Om Sridharaya Namaha Left hand
Om Hrishikesaya Namaha Throat (Left side)
Om Padmanabhaya Namaha Throat (Back side)
Om Damodharaya Namaha Behind (Mudhughu).

These 12 great names of Sri Vishnu should be said while we smear Thiruman at the said place. The 12 names Corresponds to 12 tamil months.

Tamil Months Great Names of Sri Vishnu
Chittirai Vishnu.
Vaikasi Madhusudhanan.
Aani Thiruvikraman.
Aadi Vamanan.
Aavani Sridharan.
Purattasi Hrishikesan.
Iyyppasi Padmanabhan.
Karthigai Damodharan.
Margazhi Kesavan.
Thai Narayanan.
Maasi Madhavan.
Panguni Govindan.

The best way to attain Sriman Narayanan is through Alwars and Aacharyas. Let us see who are the Alwars and Aacharyas who were born in these 12 months.

Tamil Months Great Names of Sri Vishnu
Chittirai Madhurakavi Alwar
Uyyakondar
Sri Ramanujar
Kidambi Aacchan
Nadathoor Ammal
Kidambi Appullaar.
Vaikasi Nammalwar
Thirukkoshtiyoor Nambi
Parasara Bhattar.
Aani Periyalwar
Srimath Nadhamunigal.
Aadi Sri Andal
Aalavanthar.
Avani Sri Nayanachariyar
Kadikasalam Ammal
Periyavaachan pillai.
Purattasi Sri Desikar
Brumbha thantra Swathantrar
Sri Aadhikesava Sadagopa Yathantra
Maha Desikan.
Iyppasi Poigai Alwar
Bhoodathalwar
Peiyalwar
Vishwaksenar
Thirukkurugi Piran.
Karthigai Thirumangai Alwar
Thiruppan Alwar
Nampillai.
Maargazhi Thondaradippodi Alwar
Periya Nambi.
Thai Thirumazhisai Alwar
Kurugai Kavalappan
Koorathazhwan
Embar.
Maasi Kulasekara Alwar
Manakkal Nambi
Thirukkachi Nambi.
Panguni Periya Piratti.

From these, we can clearly understand the speciality of the number 12.

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