THE GLORY OF TAMIL
The greatness of Srimad Bhagavatam (Bhagavata Mahatmya) is beautifully outlined in six chapters of Padma Purana. In that, it has been said that Bhakti had its roots in the Dravida Desha and spread to other states. This was a representation of the fact that the first three Azhwars were the foremost of all the devotees. Only after them came the other Azhwars and devotees across the country.
Valmiki Ramayana has a unique aspect of pride that no other scripture has. It is the first literature that was written, only second to the Vedas which are not human-written.
Likewise, being the first of devotees, the first three Azhwars sang praises of the Lord in poetical form only in the Language of Tamil. That is the greatness of Tamil language.