Today is the Thirunakshatram of Sri Uyyakondar (PUNDARIKAKSHA). Sri Uyyakondar was a primary sishya of Sri Nadhamunigal who was 63 years younger to Sri Nadhamunigal born in prabhava year (886 A.D , Kali 3987) chittirai month krittigai star, Wednesday. He was born as Sri Jayathsenar – a nithyasuri amsam at Thiruvellarai.
As ordered by his master, Sri Natha Muni, he escorted Aravindap Paavai, Sri Natha Muni’s wife to her parent’s home. There, the womenfolk known as Vangipurathu Aachis made him sit in an open space called ‘Muttram’ and eat stale remnants of food left over. Pundarikaksha partook the same with relish as it was food offered to him by the Parijanas ( those dear to) of his Acharya. “Tad Uchishtam Sukhaavaham” . On his return, he felt greatly elated when he narrated the incident to his Acharya. The Acharya was overwhelmed and exclaimed ” Nammai Uyyak Kondeero?”-Oh ! You came to redeem me?”. From then on, he came to be known as Uyyak Kondaar.(PPM)
In Sloka 6 of Yathiraja Saptadhi, Swami Desika praises him thus:
His Tanian runs as follows: (SAA.p200)