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re maayanai mannu- ganges

From: M.G.Vasudevan (mgv_at_lntecc.com)
Date: Fri Dec 29 2000 - 23:31:24 PST

Dear Srivaishnava perunthagaiyeer

In the recent discussions about ganges Sri K.Balaji [kbalaji@cdotb.ernet.in]
says I do not remember the reference wherein it is stated river cauvery is
holier than ganges. An answer was not given in subsequent mails on this
topic and that is why I add that reference here.

It is in thirumaalai by thoNdar adip podi aazhvaar paasuram 23 which reads
as

GangaiyiR punithamaaya kaaviri naduvu paattu
Pongu neer paarnthu paayum poompoxhil arangam thannuL
EngaLmaal iraivan eesan kidanthathOr kidakkai kaNdum
Enganam maRanthu vaazhgEn EzhaiyEn EzhaiyEnE

Meaning is not required since context is different.

To quote few lines from periya thirumozhi of thirumangai aazhvaar on the
glory of ganges, please refer padhigam 1-4 Enamunaagi

ThEn amar sOlaik kaRpagam payantha dheivanal naRumalar
KoNarnthu vaanavar vaNangum gangai 1-4-1

ThEnudaik kamalaththu ayanodu dhEvar senRu senRu 
IRanjida perugu vaanidai mudhuneer ganagai 1-4-2

Kozhunchudar suzhanra vilangalil urinji mEl ninRa
Visumbil veNthugil kodiyena virinthu
Valam tharum mani neer gangai 1-4-3

ANimalar kuzhalaar arambaiyar thugilum aaramum vari vanthu
ANineer maNi kozhinthu izhintha gangai 1-4-4

SEi mugattu uchchi aNdamum sumantha semponsei
Vilangalil ilangu vaai mugattu izhintha gangai 1-4-5

KaaraNanthannaal kadum puyal kayaththa karuvari piLavu 
Ezhak kuththi vaaraNam koNarntha gangai 1-4-6

Antharaththu amarar adiyiNai vaNanga aayira mugaththinaal
AruLi mantharaththu izhintha gangai 1-4-7

Thavam purinthu uyarntha maamuni koNarntha gangai 1-4-8

ANdam oodu aRuththu anRu antharaththu izhinthu angu
AvaniyaaL alamara perugum maNdu maamaNi neer gangai 1-4-9

Ippadip patta "gangaiyin karaimEl vadhariyaachchiramaththuLLaanE" that
badhari naraayaNan.

For meaning of this padhikam please refer MadhavakkaNNan's translation in
archives.

Wish you all a very happy new year

Dhaasan M.G.Vasudevan 



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