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Upadesa rathna Maalai: Part 3

From: Sadagopan (sgopan_at_computer.net)
Date: Tue Oct 19 1999 - 14:01:34 PDT

The Birthday of ThoNdaradippodi
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Manniya sIr Markazhiyil kEttai inRu MaanilatthIr !
  yenn ithanakku yERRam yenil uraikkEn thunnu pukazh
MaamaRayOn ThoNdaradippodi AazhwAr piRappAl
  nAnmaRayOr KoNDAdum nALL ........(11)

(Meaning ): Oh Citizens of this vast world !Today
is the glory-filled Maarkazhi kEttai dinam . Let me
state why there is greatness associated with this 
day .Please listen . This is the sacred day celebrated 
by the best among vaidhikAs as the day of incarnation
of ThoNdaradippodi of everlasting fame.

The Birthday of ThirumazhisaippirAn
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Thayyil maham inRu DhAraNiyIr ! yERRam intha-
  thayyil Mahatthukkuc-chARRuhinREn--thuyya mathi
PeRRa MazhisaiippirAn piRantha NaaL yenRu
  naRRavarkaL kondAdum nALL ........(12)

(Meaning ): Oh residents of this earth ! Today 
is Thai Maham. Let me explain to you the special
significance of Thai Maham .This is the day 
celebrated by great Maharishis as the birthday of
ThirumazhisaippirAn , the one of purest mind .

The avathAra Dinam of KulasEkarar
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Maasip PunarppUsam KaaNmin inRu MaNNulahIr 
  tEsit thivasatthukkEthennil --pEsuhinREn
Kollinahark kOnn KulasEkaran piRappAl
  nallavarkaL koNdAdum naaLL.......(13)

(Meaning ): Oh BhumaNdala Vaasis! Is it n't today 
Maasi PunarppUsam ? Let me point out the glory
of this day . This is the unique day , when 
righteous people celebrate the birthday of 
KulasEkara AazhwAr, the chieftain of Kolli naadu.

Swamy NammAzhwAr ThiruvavathAra Dinam 
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yErAr VaikAsi VisAkatthin yERRatthai
  pArOr aRiya paharhinREn--seerArum 
Vedam Tamizh seytha meyyan yezhil Kuruhai
  nAthan avatharittha nALL.........(14)

(meaning ): AdiyEn will now describe the auspiciousness
of VaikAsi VisAkam for the correct comprehension of
the people of this world .This day is the day , when 
the true intepreter of the doctrines of  the glorious 
Sanskrit Vedams into Tamizh language was born at 
Thenn Thirukkuruhai dhivya dEsam .

The Matchlessness of NammAzhwaar's glory 
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uNDO VaikAsi VisAhatthukku oppu oru nALL 
   uNDO SatakOparkku oppu oruvar ?--uNDO
ThiruvAimozhikku oppu ? thennkuruhaikku uNDO
   oru paar tanil okkumUr ?.........(15)

(meaning ): Is there a day matching the glory
of vaikAsi VisAkam ? None ! Is there an
AzhwAr , whose glory matches that of
Swamy nammAzhwAr ? None ! Is there a Prabhandham
that comes near ThiruvAimozhi in its sanctity ?
None ! Is there a Dhivya Desam that can match
the greatness of Thirunahari? None ! 

(To Be Continued ).