|The first three aazhvaars are
collectively known as 'mudhalaazhvaarkaL.'
It is said that the three accidently took
shelter from pouring rain one night in a
narrow passage in a house belonging to a sri
vaishnava at a place called thirukkOvaloor.
The passage was large enough for the three to
just stand. The Lord, sensing the unique
opportunity to be in the company of the three
eminent aazhvaars, entered the small space.
Initially, the aazhvaars were perplexed by
the sudden squeeze they were [ut to. They
could not see the Lord with their naked eyes.
Then, realizing what had happened, the three
were overjoyed and in turn composed the three