12. madhurakavi aazhvaar

Birth chithirai, chitthirai
Place thirukkOloor near ThirunelvEli
Prabhandam kNNinuNsiRutthaambu (11)
This aazhvaar personified the sri vaishnava creed that devotion to the Lord's devotees is just as good, if not better than, devotion to the Lord himself. Being a brahmin of advanced age did not prevent him from seeing the greatness of the child prodigy, nammaazhvaar. Madhurkavi became nammaazhvaar's disciple and sang 11 songs, all in praise of his Lord, nammaazhvaar!