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Siva Prakasar

Siva Prakasar (also Ṣiva Prakāṣa or sometimes Ṣiva-prakāṣa Dēṣikar), was a tamil ( துறைமங்கலம் சிவப்பிரகாசர், கற்பனைக்களஞ்சியம் ) poet and philosopher lived during the late 17th and early 18th centuries. He was also called as ‘Thurai mangalam Sivaprakasar’ , ‘Karpanai Kalangiyam’ , ‘Sivanuputhi chelvar’. He had contributed more than Thirty four Thamizh books for the Thamizh Literature. And also well known for translating early kannada works into the Tamil language. and for creating his own poetry.


Siva prakasar, the real poet who was blessed as ‘Sivanuputhichelvar’ by the grace of God. He is acclaimed as ‘Karpanai Kalangiyam’ by renowned scholars of Tamil – speaking world. He compiled ” Neerotta Yamaha Anthathi ” to defeat an arrogant Poet. Those Venpa verses will not make both lips to touch. And also written ” Yesu matha niragaranam ” (The Refuting the Religion of Jesus).
Family background

Sivaprakasar was born in a town called Kanchipuram in Thondaimandalam in Tamil Nadu, South India into an orthodox Saiva Tamil (Desikar) family around the middle of the 17th Century. Sivaprakasar’s father was a respected spiritual leader. His father Kumara swamy Desikar was the archaka and Dikshithar for the People of Thondai mandalam. His father left his family and gone to Thiruvannamalai with his disciples. There he planned to become a Sage. But it failed. God made him to get married. Kumara Swamy Desikar got three sons and a daughter. Siva prakasar was the first child. And his siblings were Karunai prakasar, Velaiyar and Gnambikai ammal.

His sister Gnambikai married Perur Santhalinga swamigal.After sometime, Perur Santhalinga Swamigal became Tabasi and sent away Gnambikai to her brother. There were no children for them.

Karunai prakasar married Kamathci . And he wrote more than five books in Tamil. Seegalathi sarukkam, Ishtalinga Agaval. He demised at the age of Eighteen at Thiruvengai. So, There were no children for Karunai prakasar.

Velaiyar married Meenatchi Ammal. He got a son named Sundaresanar. Velaiyar wrote more than seven books. Mayilathula, Nallur puranam, Mayilai thirattai mani maalai, Ishta linga kaithala maalai, Kumbakona Sarangathevar history as Veera singhathana puranam, Gugai Namachivaya Desikar history as Namchivaya leelai and Krisnanan history as Paarijatha leelai. And attain mukthi motcha at Perumathur at the age of seventy two.

Sundaresanar married Karpagammal. He settled down his family in Valavanur. They got a son named Swaminatha Desikar. Swaminatha Desikar converted himself to Christianity, changed his name as Susai and married Gnasounthari.

To learn Tamil Grammar, Siva prakasar along with his brothers Karunai prakasar, Velaiyar went to Thirunelveli and found Valliyur Thambiran as their master. This teacher accepted him as his student after Sivaprakasa Swamigal had demonstrated his exceptional proficiency in this subject. The pandit taught him everything he knew, but when Sivaprakasa Swamigal tried to pay for his tuition fees, he refused, saying that he would like to have the payment in a different sort. This pandit had been having a bitter feud with another scholar. Sivaprakasa Swamigal’s teacher said, ‘Go to this man, defeat him in a contest of Tamil prosody, and as a condition of his defeat, make him prostrate to me’. Sivaprakasa Swamigal accepted the assignment, located the rival scholar, and challenged him to compose spontaneous verses, on a specified topic that they would both pick, that had no labial sounds in them. That is to say, the verses had to be composed without any letters such as ‘m’ and ‘p’, which are sounded by putting the lips together. The scholar was unable to compose even a single verse with this restriction, whereas Sivaprakasa Swamigal managed to produce thirty-one venpas on the prescribed theme. The rival scholar accepted defeat and went to prostrate before Sivaprakasa Swamigal’s grammar teacher. To defeat the arrogant Poets he sang ” Tiruchendur Neerotta YamahaAnthathi “
The Journey to Pommair palayam

Sivaprakasa Swamigal travelled widely all over Tamil Nadu. Peraiyur Santhalinga Swamigal met him along his way. They planned to visit Mailam Murugan Temple. There they met Sivagnaana Balaya Swamigal. Siva prakasa Swamigal became the First and Prime disciple of Sivagnaana Balaya Swamigal.

Great poet Sivaprakasar, who was blessed as ‘Sivanuputhichelvar’ by the grace of Aadhi Sivagnaana Balaya Swamigal has composed thirty two volumes of poetry in praise of Lord Shiva and Sri Sivagnana Balaya Swamigal.In the following five works of significance, he explains us the wisdom of his guru, which he had experienced personally.
Thurai mangalam

Then he went to Thurai mangalam stayed along with Annamalai reddiyar, a donor and devotee of Saiva Siddantha. He started a mutt in so many places particularly in Thuraimangalam nearby Vaali kandapuram. He worshipped Virudhachalam Pazhamalai nathar Temple.
Final years

He attain mukthi motcha in Nallathur near by Pondicherry, while he was thirty two.
sivaprakasa swamigal jeeva samadhi temple
Contribution to Thamizh literature
Translation works

Prabhulinga Leelai is a 15th-century Virasaiva work, written in Kannada and comprising 1,111 verses. It was originally composed when a Virasaiva scholar, Camarasa, was challenged to produce a work that was greater than either the Mahabharata or the Ramayana Shortly afterwards Camarasa had a dream in which Virabhadra, the son of Siva, asked him to write a long poem Camarasa subsequently composed Prabhulinga Leelai in eleven days, after which he presented it at the court of his king, where it was approved by both the monarch and the scholars who had challenged him. This Kannada work was translated into Tamil verse by Sivaprakasa Swamigal as “Prabhulinga Leelai”.
Few Samples of his Poems

These verses are from his “Nanneri” poem . Particularly this poem verses were written by Sivaprakasa Swamigal as a marriage gift to his sibling’s .

1. நன்னெறி

6 . தம்பதிகள் ஒற்றுமை

காதல் மனையாளும் காதலும் மாறின்றித்

தீதில் ஓருகருமம் செய்பவே – ஓதுகலை

எண்ணிரண்டும் ஒன்றுமதி என்முகத்தாய் நோக்கல்தான்

கண்ணிரண்டும் ஒன்றையே காண்.

பொருள் விளக்கம்:-

பதினாறு கலைகள் நிரம்பிய முழு மதி போல் முகத்தை உடையவளே, ஒரு விஷயத்தை இரண்டு கண்களும் தான் நோக்குகின்றது, ஆனால் பார்வை ஒன்று தான். அது போல் கணவனும், அன்பு மனைவியும் இரண்டு நபர்கள். ஆனாலும் சிந்தனையில், செயலில் ஒத்து இருந்தால் சிறந்த பலன்கள் பெறுவார்கள்.

In English:-

6.United couples

The loving wife and her devoted husband

should always act with the same aim in life.

For, the two eyes in a face though separate

both see only one object at the same time.

2.”Naalvar Naan Mani Maalai” – 18th verses.

நால்வர் நான்மணி மாலை

18 அப்பர் (கலித்துறை):

பாட்டால் மறைபுக ழும்பிறை சூடியைப் பாடிமகிழ்

ஊட்டா மகிழ்சொல் லிறைவனைப் பாடி உவப்புறுக்க

வேட்டால் மலிபெருங் கல்லவன்போல மிதப்பனெனப்

பூட்டா மறிதிரை வார்கடற் கேவிழப் போதுவனே
Tamil Works

Siva Prakasar’s Literary works include:

Tiruchendil Neerotta Yamaha Anthathi
Thiruvengai Kalambagam
Thiruvengai Kovai
Thriuvengai Ula
Thiruvengai Alangaram
Thirukoova Puranam
Seekalathi Puranam
Periyanayaki Ammai Nedunkazhi nedilasiriya virutham
Periyanayaki Ammai Kalithurai
Naalvar Naan Mani Maalai
Ittalinga Maalai
kaithala Maalai
Niranjana Maalai
Sathamani Maalai
Sona Saila Maalai
Pitchadana Nava Mani Maalai
Siva Nama Mahimai
Kurunkazhi Nedil
Nedunkazhi Nedil
Sidhantha Sigamani
Vendantha Soodamani
Pazhamalai Anthathi
Thala Venpa
Kocha Kalippa
Tharukka Pari Bashai
Prabhu Linga Leelai (Translated from Kannada)
Yesu Matha Niragaranam (The Refuting the Religion of Jesus)

Books about Sivagna Bala Swamigal, Pommapura Aadeenam

Sivaprakasa Visagam
Sivagna Bala swamigal Thaalattu
Sivagna Bala swamigal Thirupalli ezuchi
Sivagna Bala swamigal Pillai Thamizh
Sivagna Bala swamigal Nenjuvedu Thoothu
Sivagna Bala swamigal Kalambagam

Mayandi Swamigal – Madurai

Sri Mayandi Swamigal
Mayandi Swamigal was born in 1858 in Kattikuklam, a village about 40 km from Madurai on the route to Rameswaram. He was born due to the boon granted by Maha Siddha Purushar Soottukkol Ramalinga Swamigal to his parents Pitchai Velar and Kooththayi Ammal. Even as a child he revealed divine qualities; many times snakes used to roll over his body and spread their hoods over his head. As any other child he also went to school and helped his parents in making earthen pots. He read the writings of Siddha Purushas, available in the palm leaves in his house, and through constant japam and meditaton he attained Ashta Siddhis. He also visited Madurai Meenakshi Temple many times.


Disturbed by the religious practices at his young age itself, his parents got him married to a relative, Meenakshi. Mayandi got one daughter, Meenakshi, and one son, Ganapathy. With this his family life came to an end. When Chellappa Swamigal, a disciple of Soottukkol Ramalinga Swamigal, came to his village, Mayandi became his disciple and took sanyasa. Though his family members did not permit, he left his home. He traveled to many holy places, and realized Nirvikalpa Samadhi at the Pothihai Hills in the south. Later he served his guru, Chellappa Swamigal, for some time. When his guru attained Mahasamadhi, Mayandi Swamigal finally settled in Thirukkoodal Malai in Thirupparankundram.
Mayandi Swamigal has done yeoman service to spread bhakthi among the people of this region. During one of his visits to Madurai, Irulappa Konar prayed to him for a long life, in spite of the prediction of a shorter life of 26 years. Irulappa Konar is the only son of Karuppana Konar who was one of afew wealthy persons in Madurai.

Mayandi Swamigal took Irulappa Konar to Karuppanendal at Kattikulam. There Swamigal laid himself down for 48 days and underwent the death sufferings of Irulappa Konar. Thus Swamigal saved him from early death. From that moment onwards Irualappa Konar became an ardent devotee of Swamigal. He spent all his wealth in the services of Swamigal. He built temples (one such temple is the Dhandapani Temple at the top of Thirukkoodal Malai) , Samadhis for other Siddha Purushas, Mandapams, etc. at Thirukkoodal Malai under the instructions of Swamigal. He also got the vision of Kasi Kshetram at Karuppanendal through the grace of Swamigal.


Mayandi Swamigal celebrated all the important festivals in Thirupparankundram and other places by establishing mandapams at various places. He nominated local hereditary trustees for each mandapam. He himself conducted the one month long Navaneedha Perumal utsav every year during Tamil Adi Month, by taking the deity in different vahanas from Thirukkoodal Malai and upto Manamadurai though many villages.

Because of His grace many families were benefited in terms of wealth, children, etc. He also helped many devotees attain Mukthi.

Once He was traveling in a train to Manamadurai. Since he was not having ticket, the ticket examiner, an English man, got him down at some intermediate point by pulling the emergency chain. But the train could not be restarted, though nothing was wrong in the engine. After all the passengers prayed to Him, He got into the train. Then only the train could be started. This was reported by all dailies the next day, and the Railways made it free for all sanyasis to travel up to Rameswaram.


Swamigal has also built many temples in different villages, and unearthed a Siva temple in a village called Marnadu. After establishing bhakthi cult among common people He attained Mahasamadhi in 1930.
His Jeevasamadhi is at the foot-hill of Thirukkoodal Malai. This temple is maintained by the hereditary Trustees belonging to Irulappa Konar’s family. At the temple daily annadanam to about 60 sanyasis, and many annual festivals as established by Mayandi Swamigal are going on. At present thiruppani is going on to replace the 100 years old delapidated brick structure of Dhandapani Temple by a granite structure as per the written instruction of Swamigal.




Poondi Mahan

About Mahan

Sri Poondi Swamigal


    Name     Unknown
    Parent’s Name     Unknown
    Birth Place     Unknown
    Birth Time     Unknown
    Religion     Unknown

According to the Hindu Scriptures, the last and the best state in the spiritual development is the “Brahmisthith” state. Adi Sankara says, in that state, the seeker who is known as “Brahmavarishtan” emerges like a child or a madman or sometimes a man possessed by an evil spirit. It is very rare to find an Avadootha in the form containing all the characteristics mentioned in the scriptures. Moreover it is even rare to see a saint like “Poondi Swamigal” whom all his contemporary saints and jnanis praised as Samraat’.

“We are all like bulbs but Poondi Swamigal is like a transmitter.  Unless the switch is on there, the bulbs will not burn giving light”.  These words were uttered not less a person than the Kanchi Periawal Sri Chandrasekara Saraswathi Swamigal who has been revered and worshipped by thousands of his devotees as God incarnation.  The Periawal usually felt very happy if someone mentioned the name of ‘Poondi Swami’.  Not only that, he once said, he himself often sought the darshan of Sri Poondi Swamigal.  Sri Gnanananda Swami, when asked his opinion about Poondi Swami said, “He is the top of all tops.”  Manymore enlightened people like Sri Sankarananda Swami, Sri  Poornananda Swami (Salem), Sri Pada Swami(Brindavan) had the darshan of Sri Poondi Swamigal.

Sri Poondi Swami was seen wandering like a mad man in 1955 in the village called Kalasapakkam some 20 Kms away from Tiruvannamalai , His gigantic figure and his majestic walk gave him the appearance of an army man.  In the beginning he was seen near Kakkankarai Pillaiyar Temple in Kalasapakkkam, sometimes in a ruined mosque, or in the Drowpathiamman temple, under the shadow of a tree and along the roadside.

Sri Swami used to wear a long thick woolen shirt down to his knees.  Never did he remove it. If the shirt got worn out or torn, he would not remove it but he wore a new shirt on it if anyone gave a new one.  The shirt pocket was always filled with cigarette covers, dust papers, cigarette bits etc.  He did not demand anything from anyone, food and water too!  If offered by somebody he did never touch them but the people would try to open his mouth to feed them. He would not do anything himself using his hands.  If anyone put cigarette into his mouth and lit it, he would smoke cigarette, otherwise not.  He would not talk to anyone voluntarily.  As he did not take bath for several days, his hair was found plighted.  His body became dirty with flies sitting on it always.

He did not mind anything.  If he started moving, he would walk several miles continuously without stopping anywhere.  If he sat somewhere, he would not get up from that place for days together.  When would he move or sit ?  Nobody knew anything. Nobody knew his original name and address. Nothing about his parentage or profession was known. Why was he wandering?  Noone knew answers to such queries.  No one saw him chanting mantras or doing pooja or giving upadesa.

At first, the villagers thought of him as a madman. A strange incident revealed his greatness and they began to respect him as a saint.  Near Kalasapakkam, a river called Seyyaru is flowing.  The swami was seen often sitting on the riverbed for weeks together without moving.  Even the scorching sun did not trouble him.  It is very difficult to walk on the sands during midday.  But, he enjoyed sitting there in the hot sun as if he were seated on some cushion in the cool moonlit night.  Once the river was flooded with sudden rainwater, it is quite normal to see the river with floods and the next moment it becomes dry.  During one such occasion the swami was sitting there fully immersed in the sand heaps.  The villagers saw a part of his tuft on the sands.  They began to dig him out of the sand. He walked out as if nothing had happened.  This incident revealed his greatness as a great siddha purusha or saint like person.  Soon, the news about his greatness started spreading everywhere.  This incident gave the swamy, the nick name “Attru Swamigal” or river swamy.

After this miraculous happening, the villagers built a thatched shed for the swami near the cremation ground.  The swami was staying there mostly during the next three years.

In 1959, he moved out and started sitting on the pouch of a house in Poondi. Until his ‘Samadhi’in 1978 he never moved out of this pouch.  The swami is a typical example of what ‘sastras’ call the Ajakaravastha’ state.

If some offering of food put into his mouth, he ate or drank them gladly. If the offering was placed on his palms, he would never eat it. Never did he give such offerings to others.  All offerings piled up occupying the major portion of the pail. Therefore, he was lifted and kept on the opposite pail in the same house.

Later the owner of the house vacated the house and allowed the swami to stay there permanently.  The swami never stepped into the house or out of the house.  The adjoining room, soon filled with offerings.  No foul odour came out of the room.  The fruits became dry.

If anyone requested the swami to go to bed and kept him in the lying position saying, “Swami, it is time to go to bed,” he would gladly do so, so also his waking condition!  Moreover, the morning ablutions like answering the nature’s call were all done by the devotees as if they were taking care of a child. If anyone spoke to him, he would respond.  His response was usually short.  His response was usually in the same manner by which the questioner spoke.  If the question was asked in a humble way, he would give his reply in a  kind way. If the question was asked with great reverence and devotion, he would reply to them majestically in a few words.  The mind of a jeevanmukta is like a mirror reflecting the thoughts of those who approach him.  The sastras say so.  The swami behaved like a typical example of what Ramana Maharashi said about the condition of a Jnani.  Moreover, what ‘Avadootha Gita’ and ‘Ashtavakra Gita’, describe the characteristic condition of the ‘Ajakaravasta’ state could be directly noticed in the form of Poondi Swami.  One who is always remaining in the  brahman, finds himself in all the existing things both animate and inanimate things.   There is nothing apart from him.  He dwells in every existing thing.  This condition is called the perfect saithanya state. There is yet another state of seeing everything as void.  What else can be said about Poondi Swami?

His appearance and his physical form looked like a jnani who was ready to give’ jnana prasadam’ to his devotees.  He was ready to share what he had stored up as jnana.  His court was kept open always.  Anyone could approach him at anytime for anything. There was no need for any intermediary between the swami and the devotee. Directly anyone could approach him.  No recommendation was necessary.  No hurdles or barricade were kept separating the swami form the devotees.

It is not possible to collect the data regarding the number of devotees who approached him and the experiences of those who were fortunate to receive his grace.

Once, Sri Sai Baba was talking about his guru:  “I have rendered my service heartily to my guru for more than 12 years. I have formed strict rules and conditions to myself as my duty, which was normally difficult to adopt. My guru never moved out of his sitting position for any need, to clear his bowels also!  In that state, he did not know whether he had a mind and a body.  He ate his food there and cleared his bowels there itself. In the same posture he answered all natures’ call.  I did everything for him; feeding, bathing and cleaning his body and changing his clothes!  All  I did gladly.

Sri Poondi Swami’s childlike behavior reminds us of the unmindful characteristic state of Sri Sai Baba’s guru. Poondi Swami had great reverence for Sai Baba.  When a Sai devotee showed the Swami a photo of Sai Baba, Poondi Swami expressed his love for him: “Oh! Sai Baba! A kind-hearted soul !  Worship him!”.

Three days before attaining his Samadhi, Sri Poondi Swami said to his ardent devotee Sri Subramaniam that he had done everything, completed all his work in the north, and informed everybody about his decision to stay permanently in Poondi itself.  After two days Sri Swami said again to Subramaniam that he had informed all the 18 Siddha Purushas about his end.

The next day on 3rd  November 1978, till 9 a.m the swami looked normal but suddenly his breathing slowed down.  In another 15 minutes, the swami shed his body peacefully.  Till then there was no sign of showers but suddenly the clouds gathered from all directions and there was a heavy downpour of rains continuously for three days.  His body could not be interred because of heavy rains.  But the news spread and the devotees from far and near came there to offer their final obeisance to their sadguru.

Sri Swami’s body was interred next to the pail where he used to stay for years together till his Samadhi.  The body was kept there for 3days for darshan.  There was no sign of decaying in the body or any four odour.  There was no sign of stiffening in his body. There was some divine peace emanating from it.

In 1974, I had an opportunity (the writer of this article) to get Dhiksha for a month in his presence.  Even after that I had his darshans on several occasions, 30 miles area around Tiruvannamalai is described as the Arunachala Dejomandala where a jeevan-muktha is found always in physical form according to puranas. Sri Ramana Maharashi quoted this statement from some ancient scriptures who is he present jeevanmuktha today in physical form in Arunachala Dejomandala?

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Chidambara Swamigal – Velachery, Chennai.

Approximately 150 years ago a saint by name Srimad Chidambara periya swamigal (original name – veerasamy) was born in a village named ariyambakkam near trichy to a rich couples of munniyappan and periyanayaki. His guru was kulandaivel. He had utmost bliss from Lord Shiva and when he reached Sri Dhandeswarar Temple in vedsineni [now Velachery] he realized the fact that is it had some repairing to be done.

When he was worrying as to how he could give the laborers for their work to be done in the temple the order from Lord Shiva came that the “Give the Udhi” ( Vibhudi as it is called ) and to the surprise of everybody the Udhi changed into the salary which the laborers deserve.

One day when Srimad Chidambara periya swamigal was roaming around at night he saw a group of thieves and the thieves hide themselves in a tree when they saw the saint and they were able to come only after they got the order from the saint to come out. By the grace of Lord Shiva Srimad Chidambara periya swamigal was able to complete the repairing work in Sri Dhandeswarar Temple in Velachery.

Just when he thought he could go around to other Shiva Temples too for Dharshan a serpent stopped him from going out of the temple. When he tried to go out of the temple by other gate the same serpent stopped him again. Therefore he realized that he had some important assignment to complete in velachery and thereafter he continued to stay in this temple..

The benefits that the people of Velachery got by the grace of Srimad Chidambara periya swamigal was great and he made each and every people who came to him happy by removing all their problems. Realizing the fact that he is going to leave this body and reach the ultimate spiritual stage of Mukthi   soon, he chose a place and made all the arrangements even though the British Government which existed at that point of time considered it as a crime, However srimad Chidambara periya swamigal decided to enter in to samadhi state alive.

On December 4th 1858 Srimad Chidambara periya swamigal came to the place where a small pit was dug up for his Mukthi. He consoled the people around him who cried and blessed them. He then sat on the asana and after a few minutes around 9:45 AM when the doctors checked him they declared that he has left his body but people still believe that he is still living and that by his grace so many problems were solved.

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Sri Vidya Raja Rajeshwari Temple, Nanganallur ago, His Holiness Sri Chandra Sekharendra Saraswathi – praised as Maha Periaval by the devotees was on a pilgrimage to Parangimalai for Lord Nandikeswara darshan. He also visited Trisulam to worship Lord Trisula Nathar and Mother Tripura Sundari and proceeded through Pazhavanthangal, the place where the temple now exists. He relaxed there under a tree. Disciples relaxed in a nearby place.


Periaval was thirsty and called a disciple to get him water. But his words did not reach the disciple’s ears. Soon, a little girl appeared before him and offered water. When Periaval turned to return the water bowl to the girl, She was not there. When Periaval asked the disciples if they saw a little girl in the place, they replied in the negative.


Periaval sat in meditation for a while and found that the Little Girl was but Mother Sri Rajarajeswari. He called the elders and the people of the place and told them that Ambica was some where under the ground in the place and asked them to find it out. He continued his pilgrimage.


The people of the place dug the place and found the idols of Mother as a little girl and Chandikeswari and informed Sri Jagadguru. Sri Periaval advised the people to install the idols and begin Sri Srividya Raja Rajeswari worship.


Location: Sri Srividya Raja Rajeswari temple, Nehru Colony, Pazhavanthangal, Chennai.


Avudai Akkal – பரமே அகமென்றி ருந்தாலும் பிராரப்தம் பட்டா லொழிய விடுமோ

பரமே அகமென்றி ருந்தாலும் பிராரப்தம் பட்டா லொழிய விடுமோ

paramay agam endru irunthaalum praapdham pattal ozhiya vidumoa

Even if I abide as that (Supreme being) is it possible to get relieved from the Prarbdha (portion of Karma (action) that determines the present life situation)? 

ஜீவன் முக்தி யடைந்தி ருந்தாலும் தேகம் போகும் தனையும் கர்மம் புசித்தன்றோ கழியும்

jeevan mukthi adainthu irunthaalum thegam pogum thanaiyum karmam pusithu androa kazhiyum

Even if this jeeva gets liberated, the karma will continue to exhaust itself until this body dies away

உதித்து பிரதி தினமு மொழியவில்லை இரவிக்கு ஜனித்து மகா விஷ் ணு திரிகிறார் கலங்கி

uthithu pirathi thinmum ozhiyavillai iravikku janithu maha vishnu thirigiraar kalangi

The sun continues to rise every day.  Maha Vishnu has to take birth and undergoes turmoil during his several divine incarnations. 

பசிக்கு பிச்சை எடுத்து பர யீசர் மயங்கினார்

pasikku pichai eduthu para eesar mayanginaar

Shiva had went begging (Bhikshatana-murti)

பிரசித்தம் கர்மானுபவம் பிரகாசமாய் துடங்கி

prasiththam karmaa anubhavam pragaasamaai thudangi

The experience of karma is so popular, it begins splendidly

சாது ஜனங்களோடு சகவாசம் தினமும்

sadhu janangaloadu sagavaasam thinamum

Daily association with the spiritual wise

சர்வ காலமும் சித்தில் சர்வதா அறிவும்

sarva kaalumum siththil sarvathaa arivum

The attention is on the reality (Consciousness, Self) at all times and all places

பிரபஞ்சம் மித்தியை என்று பிரதி தின மொழியும்

brabanjam miththyai endru pirathi thina mozhiyum

Uttering daily that this world is illusion

பரம குரு பாதம் பக்தி யுடன் நினைவும்

parma guru paatham bakthiyudan ninaivum

Fixing the mind at the feet of Supreme Guru with devotion

காம குரோதங்களற்று கலக்க மற்றிருந்தாலும்

kaama krodhangalatrtru kalakka mattru irunthalum

Without getting caught in bewilderment due to the absence of desire and anger

ஸ்ரீமத் குரு வெங்கடேசர் தயவுயிருந்தாலும்

srimath guru venkataesar thayavu irunthaalum

Even with the grace of His Holiness Guru Venkatesar

கண்டது அனித்திய மென்று களித்திருந்தாலும்

kandathu aniththiyam endru kalithu irunthalum

Even while rejoicing that this world is temporal

அகண்ட சாம்ராஜ்யம் தன்னி லமிழ்ந்தி ருந்தாலும்

aganda saamraajyam thannil amizhnthu irunthaalum

Even while abiding in the boundless Self Empire 


Avudai Akkal – Gurus grace

வாராரோ என்னைப்பாராரோ,

vaaraaroa? ennaippaaraaroa?

Won’t he come?   Won’t he see me?

முக்தி தாராரோ என் ஸ்வாமி

mukthi thaaraaroa?  en swami

Won’t my Lord liberate me?

ஆறாருள்ளம் தன்னில் சேரார்

aaraar ulllam thannil saeraar

He won’t let (me) to associate with the anxious mind

உலகெங்கும் கூறாகியே நின்ற நூறாயிரம் கணங்கள்

ulgu engum kooragiyae nindra nooru aayiram kanangal

The anxious mind perceives the world as multiple parts and as a result I got stranded in miserable time.  Each moment seemed to be hundreds and thousands of moments.

சண்டமாருதம் போலே அண்டம்பொடி தூளாக்கி

sanda marutham poalae andam podi thoolaakki

Like a hurricane he pulverized the world into powdered dust

வண்ட மாயையை அவர் விண்ட விமலபோதர்

vanda maayaiyai avar vinda vimala boadhar

He, the holy awakened person, has separated (me) from the mire illusion

தொண்டர் மனதில் நின்று கண்டபவ மறுத்து

thondar manathil nindru kanda bhavam aruthu

(He) lives in the disciples mind and eradicates the perception of discrete existence

அகண்டானுபவத்தை விண்டே வாக்குகள் கொண்டு

agandaa anubhavaththai vindae vakkugal kondu

Through (his) teachings, enables (the disciple) to experience the boundless expansiveness 

ஸத்து சித்தானந்த அத்வைதியே இவர்

saththu siththu aanandha athvaithiyae ivar

He is the absolute existence, consciousness and bliss and non-dual

ஒருத்தர் எதிரில்லாத வஸ்து இவர்

oruthar ethir illatha vasthu ivar

The one who doesn’t have a second in his experience

என்று பக்தி செய்தவர் ஜீவன் முக்தியடைய

endru bhakthi saithavar jeevan mukthi adaya

The seeker who worships him as described above gets liberated

நல்ல சத்தியமாய் இவர் முக்திஸாதனம் கொண்டு

nalla saththiyamaai ivar mukthisaathanam kondu

He is the absolute truth and the disciple can use him as the means for liberation

ஸத்துசித்தானந்தர் அபரிச்சின்ன அருளினாலே

saththu siththu aanandhar abharichchinna arulinaalae

He is the absolute existence, consciousness and bliss.  With his immense grace

ஈசரே இவர்க்கொரு நாசப்பிறவியில்லை

eesaray ivarkkoru naasap piravi illai

Oh Lord! There is no more dreadful death and birth (for the disciple)

ஈசர் அவர் ஸ்வபிரகாசர் என் குரு

eesar avar svapragaasar en guru

He is the Lord! He is self-illuminated and my Guru

பிரம்ம வெங்கடேசுவரர் இங்கே

brahma venkataesuvarar ingae

He is the Brahman itself,  here He is called by the name Venkatesar

Sridhara Venkatesa Ayyaval Paadham Potri



தீட்டென்று மூன்றுநாள் வீட்டைவிட்டு விலக்கி

நாலாம்நாள் உதயத்தில் நன்றாய் உடல் முழுகி

ஆசாரமாச்சுதென்று ஐந்தாம் நாள் அகத்திலுள்ள

பொருள் தொடுவாய் அகத்தீட்டுபோச்சோ?”

– ஆவுடையக்காள்


– Courtesy:

ஸச்சிதானந்த ஸ்வருபம் தானடா நீ தானடா

ஸச்சிதானந்த ஸ்வருபம் தானடா நீ தானடா

You are THAT absolute existence, consciousness and bliss, You are THAT

ஸம்சயாதி பிரமை போனால் ததாகாரம் நீயடா

When the bewilderment born out of ignorance ceases, you are THAT

உள்ளும் புறமும் நீயடா ஜகத்தொன்று மில்லை பாரடா

You are within and without, look there is no world besides you

நிகில பேத ஸ்தூல சூக்ஷ்ம தேகம் ரஜ்ஜூ ஸர்ப்பம் போலடா

Similar to mistaking the rope to be a snake, the whole is mistaken to be the gross & subtle body.

கல்பித ப்ரபஞ்சமிது கானல் ஜலம் போலடா

This imaginary world is similar to the mirage mistaken for water

காணுமதிஷ்டான மாத்திரம் தானே உற்று பாரடா

Scrutinize (through self-enquiry) and see that there is only awareness (seer behind the vision)  

ஸ்வப்னமாம் மாயைகடந்த ஸ்வஸ்வரூபம்  நீயடா

You are THAT Self beyond this dream of illusion

ஜீவபிராந்தி பிரமை போனால் சிதாகாசம் நீயடா

When the bewilderment of individuality (Jiva) born out of ignorance goes away, you are THAT boundless intelligence

பொய்யும் மெய்யாக தோன்றும் புத்தி கல்பிதமே தானடா

The false appears to be the truth only because of the imagination of perception as the reality

பூரணமாய் நிறைந்த தத்போதமே நீயடா

You are THAT whole, all pervading Self-Consciousness

நிர்குணத்தில் குணமுண்டோ உற்றுணர்ந்து பாரடா

Examine closely (self-enquiry), is there any quality in THAT that has no attributes

நிராம்சத்தில் அம்சமுண்டோ நீ தானே உற்று பாரடா

You scrutinize (self-enquiry) and find is there any parts in THAT that is always whole

மலடி மைந்தன் போல் அவித்யை வந்திருந்து போனதும்

Like the barren child the ignorance arose and disappeared

அஹோ விசித்திரம் நிர்மலத்தில னேக உபாதியானதும் 

Oh! What a surprise, in this pure being, many adjuncts came forth

நிரதி சயானந்த சுகம் பாவனை பண்ண பயின்றதும்

(You) strived to conceptually derive listless pleasurable joy

அதை யனுபவித்து பார்க்கும் போது அகம் பதமென்றறிந்ததும்

But, when experiencing that joy, recognized that the joy is within (in the Self)

அக்ஷய அகண்ட ஸுகானந்த ஸ்வருபமே

(Your) essence is Imperishable boundless blissfulness

ஆசை காமக்ரோதலோப மற்றதே உன் தேகமே

You are devoid of desire, lust, anger and greed (it is insentient, but the ego identifies with the body and gets these qualities)

திரிபுடி மூன்று மற்று போனால் தேசிகர் தன் பாதமே

When those three triads (knower, the act of knowing and the object known) cease to be, (you) will be in Guru’s feet

ஸ்ரீமத்குரு வெங்கடேசர் சின்மய ஸ்வருபமே

(Your) essence is the embodiment of pure knowledge, the Guru, His holiness Venkatesar

Aavudai Akkal songs


pure devotional service is guareented , and at the end he will come back to me (KRISHNA)

For one who explains this supreme secret to the devotees ,PURE DEVOTIONAL SERVICE IS GUAREENTED , AND AT THE END HE WILL COME BACK TO ME .  BAGAVAD GITA CHAPTER 18 , VERSE 68 .    11258271_1736320963262301_7357354128344076595_n

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