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ThirumangaiAzhwAr's Periya Thirumozhi- Thaniyans (Dedicatory verses)

From: Madhavakkannan V (srivaishnavan_at_hotmail.com)
Date: Wed Jan 20 1999 - 21:31:07 PST

Sri:

Dearest Sisters and Brothers,

Let us look at Periya Thirumozhi thaniyans (dedicatory verses) on 
Thirumangaimannan- Kaliyan - Parakaalan.

ThirukkOttiyoor Nambhi's thaniyan

kalayaami kalidhvamsam kavim lOkadhivaakaram
yaSya kObi: prakaaSaabir aavidhyam niHatham thama:

I meditate on the Poet, who is like the Sun for the whole world, to 
destroy the darkness of ignorance (ajj~nAnam) with his word and who 
destroys the Kali dhOsham

Emberumaanaar (Sri Ramnuja's) thaniyan

vaazhi parakaalan vaazhi kaliganRi, 
vaazhi kuRaiyaloor vaazhvEnNdhan -- vaazhiyarO
maayOnai vaaLvaliyaal manNdhirangkoL mangkaiyarkOn 
thooyOn sudarmaana vEl.

Long live Parakaalan; May He who has removed the Kali dhOsham long live; 
who is staying permanently at ThirukkuRaiyaloor long live; who showed 
His spear and threatened the SarvEshwaran Lord Sriya:pathih Sriman 
Narayanan, to get upadEsam from Him straight away long live; May this 
purest BhakthA, the king of Thirumangai beings, long live! And may His 
lustrous sword in His hand long live!
 
Azhvaan (KooratthAzhwAn) 's thaniyan

nenjchukku iruLkadi dheepam adangkaa nedumbiRavi,
nanjhukku nallavamudham thamizha nannool thuRaigaL,
anjukku ilakkiyam aaraNasaaram* parasamayap
panjhuk kanalin poRi parakaalan panuvalgaLE.

Thirumangai AzhwAr's works are like Yama for the enemies (other 
religions- non-believers); they are like the lamp that removes the 
darkness of ignorance (aj!nAnam); they are like the nectar (amudham) 
that can change the killing fatal poison of these births that has been 
going on for us, since time immemorial, which can not be fought against 
with any amount of efforts at all otherwise; They are the tamil 
literature which has got yezhutthu, sol, poruL, yaappu and aNi.  

Embaar 's thaniyans 

engkaLgadhiyE! iraamaanusamuniyE!
sangkai kedutthaaNda thavaraasaa -- pongkupugazh
mangkaiyarkOn eendha maRai aayiram anaitthum
thangkum manamn Nee yenakku ththaa.

Oh Ramanuja! Our only refuge! Oh King of thapasvIs (those who do great 
penance) and the Chief of everyone! The One who removes our doubts on 
saasthrAs! Please bless this lowly self, me to get to know the entire 
collection of thousand pAsurams of Thirumangaimannan, which house the 
Vedic truths in full.

maalaith thaiyE vazhi paRikka vENum enRu
kOlip padhilirundha koRRavanE! - vElai
aNaitthu aruLum kaiyil adiyEn vinaiyaith
thuNitthu aruLa vENum thuNindhu.

Oh King, The One who hid behind the bushes and robbed Sriman Narayanan! 
You, (who is the saviour and protector from the onslaught and attack of 
other religions with your great "vEl" (spear)), should bless me and cut 
asunder my sins and karmic diseases with your sharp spear.

We will start with the first lovely Great ten, in the next series. 

ThirumangaiAzhwAr ThiruvadigaLE SaraNam 

NamO Narayana

Narayana dAsan Madhavakkannan



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