Dasavatharam, Koorathazhwan and Ramanujar – A Love Story Again! No one who has seen the movie Dasavatharam can forget the opening scene. In the exchange of dialogues between Kulothunga Chozhan II (Napolean) and Rengaraja Nambi (Kamal Hassan) there would be a reference to Ramanujan and Kurathazhwan. Kurathazhwan is the ultimate in Bakthi, whether it is devotion to God or one’s Guru. The period was Twelfth Century AD. Kulothunga Chozhan II was ruling over a major part of Tamilnadu. He had adopted Saivism as his religion. That was also proclaimed as the religion of the State. That was not a big deal. Whatever religion the King followed became the religion of the state. But the King wanted to destroy Vaishnavism. Love, whatever may be its form and manifestation, can never be divisive. (Please read my post http://www.indusladies.com/forums/w...erfect-ending-perfect-love-10.html#post352060 to know my take on this Saiva-Vaishava divide. ) The Chozha King had a diabolic minister by name Naalooran. The King first started a signature compaign against Vaishnavism. All the lords and land owners in the kingdom professed allegiance to the religion of the state. The King proudly displayed the signature scroll to his minister, Naalooran. The Minister let out a derisive smile. “Your Majesty, you have got the signature of sheep and rabits leaving out the lions and tigers of Vaishnavism. If Ramanujacharya and Koorathazhwan, his main disciple were to sign this scroll then it would be something.” The King was furious. “Let those two be brought before the court”, thundered the king.