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Inputs for CD ROM : XI.8:ThiruvAimozhi (Continued)

From: Sadagopan (sgopan_at_computer.net)
Date: Tue Mar 27 2001 - 05:47:07 PST

Dear BhakthAs:

There are number of excellent write ups on 
Thiruvaimozhi in the Bhakthi list archives.
The Vaishnava home page maintianed by Sri Mani Varadarajan 
and the Sri Ramanujar home pages maintained by 
Srimans Madhavakkannan and Achutharaman of Singapore
( http://members.tripod.com/~Sriramanujar/namm.html)
contain many pertinent articles on AzhwArs in general
and Swamy NammAzhwAr in particular.

Some articles cover literal meanings (Sri MadhavakkaNnan's 
excellent postings) archived in Bahrain home pages of
Sri Ramadurai Venkat with the URL:
http://www.Sriviahsnava.com/prabandham.html / 

others elaborate on individual decads on dhivya dEsams .

Yet others dwell very well on the links between the Tamil MaRai 
and Sanskrit Vedams and Upanishads (the ongoing insightful
series by Sri Sadagopan Iyengar of Chennai)and others
deal with the Life and works of Swamy NammAzhwAr :
http://members.tripod.com/~Sriramanujar/namm.html/

Inview of these abundant resources besides the classical
commentaries of PoorvAchAryAs , adiyEn will focus on 
the source Veda manthrams from Saama Vedam and other Vedams 
and leave it to the reader to make the connections to
the matching individual passages of ThiruvAimozhi(TVM).
This will provide a complimentary aspect to the series by
Sri Sadagopan Iyengar of Chennai.adiyEn would like 
Sri Sdagopan Iyengar to continue his excellent series.
  
It is the tradition to consider TVM as the essence of 
Saama vedam;in reality,the tatthvams covered by TVM 
are relatable to mathrams from all the Four VedAs. 
Examples of the usage of same manthrAs by different 
Vedams will be included to indicate the common threads
of prayers to the Supreme Being in all the VedAs and
how they unite to form the sacred Vedic fabric.adiyEn will
use Saayana BhAshyam and other commentaries on the Vedams
by Sri Satya Prakash Sarasvathi swamy under the auspices
of the Delhi Vedic Trust. VedhAbhimAnis are indebted to 
Sriman A.Krishnan of Srirangam for his leadership
to record all the veda SamhithAs and also to publish 
the English translations of the Veda manthrams .

In this context , we have to recall that Rg Vedam
stands for JnAnam or Fundamental Knowledge.The Yajur
Vedam instructs us as how to apply that fundamental 
knowledge for our advantages , individual and that
of the community. Yajur Vedam can thus be considered 
as Applied Knowledge (Phalan). Saama Vedam is all about 
the lyrical, emotional and aesthetic singing of 
the glories of the Supreme being (addressed as 
Indra and Agni).The Atharva Vedam stands for 
the perfection and preservation of the Fundamental 
knowledge derived from Rg Vedam. 

Selected short list of  examples of the Vedic passages 
that connect to the thoughts housed in  the Prabhandhams
of Vedam tamizh seytha MaaRan (Swamy NammAzhwAr) will 
be covered in the next posting .

Srimath azhagiya Singar ThiruvadigaLE SaraNam ,
Daasan , Oppiliappan Koil VaradAchAri SatakOpan 



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