- Mardhavam [மார்தவம்], the Lord is unable to bear separation of His devotees, in Thirumoozhikkalam [திரு மூழிக் களம்].
- Aavrutanchyam [ஆவ்ருதாஞ்சயம்], compassion to rescue devotees from samsaram, in Thirunavai [திரு நாவாய்]. (Next we visited Thiruvittuvakodu, but this was praised by Kulasekara Alwar; and so is not counted in this list.)
- Souseelyam [ஸௌசீல்யம்], mixing easily with devotees, without caring for His position, in Thirukkatkarai [திருக் காட்கரை]. (Uptill this we visited Kshetrams North of Trichur)
- Nayaka lakshanam [நாயக லக்ஷணம்], considering devotees as consorts [nayaki நாயகி], in Kutta Nattu Thiruppuliyur [குட்ட நாட்டு திருப் புலியூர்].
- Ananda vrutti [ஆனந்த விருத்தி], happiness with devotees, in Thiruvaranvilai [திருவாறன் விளை].
- Sowryam [சௌர்யம்], displaying His valour and strength, in Thiruchenkunrur-Thiruchitraru [திருச் செங்குன்றூர்-திருச் சிற்றாறு].
- Sthairyam [ஸ்தைர்யம்], the determination to protect His devotees, in Thiruvanvandur [திரு வண்வண்டூர்].
- Krutagya [கிருதக்ஞ்யை], always remembering devotees' good deeds, however small they are, in Thirukkaditthanam [திருக் கடித்தானம்].
- Krupa [கிருபை], assuring devotees His protection, in Thiruvallavazh [திருவல்லவாழ்].
- Saamyam [ஸாம்யம்], He is equal to all devotees, in Thiruvanantapuram [திருவனந்தபுரம்].
- Pranata Parathantriyam [ப்ரணத பாரதந்த்ரம்], His unique character of acting to the wishes of devotees, in Thiruvattaru [திருவட்டாறு].
- Sowkumaryam [சௌகுமார்யம்], gentle nature of His body, in Thiruvanparisaram [திருவண்பரிசாரம்].
kāmam āśritya duṣpūraṃ dambhamānamadānvitāḥ
mohād gṛhītvāsadgrāhān pravartanteśucivratāḥ 16.10
Some more qualities of Asura like persons. Duspuram = unsatisfied. Enjoying sensual pleasures can never be satisfied. It is like adding fuel to fire to quench it! Swami Koorattalwan says that by adding some firewood in fire, instead of getting satisfied, the fire grows larger and demands more! There is no end to desires. Kamam = desire that can never be satisfied, asritya = attains. These persons attain desires which can never be satisfied; and so have, dambha = cheap publicity, mana = durabhimana or unlawful attachments, madam = vulgar pride [of education, wealth, beauty and family]. Such desire hungry people have cheap publicity, attachments to materialistic pleasures and ego. Asadgrahan = illegal wealth, grhitva = acquired, mohad = delusion, asuci vrata = following fasting against Shastras. Fasting on Ekadasi is prescribed in Vedas; but these people would fast on Dwadasi! Vrata also means determination. These people are determined to tread against Shastras. Pravartante = live, with such wrong beliefs and actions. Ravana could have avoided his ill fate, had he controlled his senses. Swami Koorattalwan says that our desires are not contained even if we have all comforts. Our desires are unsatisfied whether we get a thing we desired for or not! Pride of education, wealth and family, drive these types of people mad. For noble persons, the same three qualifications are catalyst for more services. The Lord advises Arjuna not to have any of these Asura qualities. If we surrender at the feet of Nammalwar, then we need not worry. With this, we conclude the visit to Malayala Divya desam and get ready for visit of Kshetrams in North.