RaghuVeera Gadyam is one of the many brilliant and moving stotrams composed by Sri Vedantha Desikan, while he was residing in Thiruvahindrapuram. At this divya desam, there are the most beautiful Archa murthys of Sri Raamachandra, Sita Devi, and LakshmaNA. Swami Desikan was thrilled one day by the incomparable beauty of Sri Raamachandra giving darsanam as Kodhanda Raama at this kshetram and recollections about the extraordinary valor of our Lord and his deeds on the battlefield as the MahaVeera at Lanka. Inspired by those thoughts, he summarized in his splendid Gadyam (work in prose style) the Vaibhavam of this Maha Veera and named it appropriately Maha Veera Vaibhavam. Later this work came to be known by its popular name of Raghu Veera Gadyam.
Swami Desikan as a Sarva Tantra Svatantra might also have followed the foot steps of his PaRaamacharya, Sri Raamanuja, who composed his three master pieces in the Gadyam form (Sri Vaikunta Gadyam, Saranagathi Gadyam and Sriranga Gadyam). Swami Desikan was so fascinated by the Gadya Trayams of Sri Raamanuja that he created a commentary on them known as Gadya Traya Bhashya. This work fits inside another work of Swami Desikan known as Rahasya Raksha with four chapters.