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Sri PeriyavAccAn Pillai's Manikka malai

From: Venkatesh K. Elayavalli (
Date: Sun Dec 20 1998 - 19:24:38 PST

Dear Members,

Sri Periyavacanpillai was the first acarya to comment on all the
pasurams of the azhvars. This earned him the title vyakyana cakravartin
or "King of commentators."  He had also written a collection of
independent works in ManipravAlam. Of there, Parantha rahasyam and
Manikka malai are considered to be the most important ones.

The tamil text of Manikka malai and a short description is now on-line

(follow the links for Sri PeriyavAccAn Pillai and Manikka malai).

Though the original was in Manipravalam, the text that is on-line is a
of edited material published by Sri P. A. B Annangracharya.

Due to poor quality of the text with the source material, there may be
errors. I would very much appreciate if members, having access to the
or have knowledge of the same, can review the text and forward errors
in transliteration.

Sri PeriyavAccAn ThiruvadikalE Saranam

Venkatesh K. Elayavalli