Tag: Temples of Karnataka

Thulukka Nachiar ,Melkote Vishnu’s Consort Ghazanvi Masud ‘s Daughter


The term Nachiar is very special in Tamil.

In social traditions now,the term is used to denote the Lady of the house belonging to Thevar Community.

The are, mostly ,are Saivaites.

In Sri Vaishnava Tradition,the Term Nachiar is used to denote Consort of Lord Vishnu, though Lakshmi is generally addressed as Thayaar,Mother.

Andal,a great Saint and one of the Twelve Azhwars,is called Kodhai Nachiar.

Melkote Western Fortress of Vaishnavism


This temple was the abode of Sri Ramanujacharya,who espoused the Qualified Non Dualism, Visishta Advaitha,Visishtadvaida,.

He had to flee from the Chola kingdom, Sri Rangam due to persecution from the king and some Vaishnavas and Shaivas.

One may add here that there no mention of Shaivas and Vaishnavas in the Vedas, and as such, in my opinion,the difference between them, to say the least,is not what Vedas say.