Why did cambandhar visit madurai?

சேக்கிழார் அருளிய திருத்தொண்டர் புராணம் திருஞானசம்பந்த சுவாமிகள் புராணம் பன்னிரண்டாம் திருமுறை திருச்சிற்றம்பலம் யாழின் மென் மொழியார் மொழிந்து எதிர் கழல் வணங்கக் காழி வாழ வந்தருளிய கவுணியர் பிரானும் "சூழுமாகிய பரசமயத்திடைத் தொண்டு வாழு நீர்மையீர்! உமைக் காண வந்தனம்." என்றார். திருச்சிற்றம்பலம் cEkkizAr aruLiya thiruththoNDar purANam thirunyAnacambandha cuvAmikaL purANam panniraNDAm thirumuRai thirucciRRambalam yAzin menmoziyAr mozin^thu ethir kazal vaNaN^gak kAzi vAza van^tharuLiya kavuNiyar pirAnum "cUzumAkiya paracamayaththiDaith thoNDu vAzu n^IrmaiyIr! umaik kANa van^thanam." enRAr. thirucciRRambalam

Explanation of song:

As the one, whose voice is softer than that of yAz, (mangaiyarkkaraciyAr) said so and saluted, the lord of kavuNiyars who came to live cIr kAzi said, "Encircled amidst other religions that who lives service! We came to see you." Notes: 1. cambandhar's pANDiya empire visit was the one that changed the course of the entire kingdom establishing back the shaivam. Still cambandhar said his purpose of visit was to come and greet mangaiyarkkaraciyAr and kulachiRaiyAr who stood for shaivam even when the whole empire was converted to other religions and in spite of the hatred and opposition they continued their shaivite service. He in deed sang the padhikam "mangayarkkaraci" praising the service of these two great saints throughout the padhikam. This shows the great height of these two devotees.
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