Thiruppugazh is a 15th-century anthology of Tamil religious songs dedicated to Lord Murugan, . "Thiruppugazh - Lyrics in Tamil (and English) with meanings of Sri V.T. Subramaniam Pillai and Full text of the anthology (pdf) from Project Madurai · Thiruppugazh in Tamil and English with meaning from Kaumaram website. Thiruppugazh: Both the means and end - Experience the Magic of Muruga Tamil Nadu, INDIA, in PDF format (by Thiru V.S. Krishnan, Tamil Nadu, INDIA.). Thiruppugazh Lyrics And Meaning In Tamil Pdf Download.
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A human shoulder may not always be available or accessible. A human shoulder may not always give ever-lasting support.
The best shoulder that is ever accessible, ever-lasting, gives confidence, courage, strength and support is that of Muruga. That is why, Arunagirinathar has sought the support of Muruga's shoulders in almost all his songs.
Normally, the individual would be walking with some companions, but there comes an occasion when he has to walk alone through a dark corridor towards his final destination. At that time, he would badly need some support and courage.
Arunagirinathar says that in such an event, the shoulders of Muruga alone give him support and reassure him that there is nothing to fear. Avan Panniru Tholum, naan bayantha thani vazhikku thunai In another song, Arunagirinathar says: When Arunagirinathar stood before Vayalur Muruga wondering how he would compose, Thiruppugazh, he heard the command of the God thus: In another song Arunagirinathar says "Before the messengers of Lord of Death arrive, Oh Muruga, appear before me, your broad shoulders adorned by colourful garlands 'soodu tholum thadan thirumaarbum' The concluding song of all bhajans, while describing the six sacred faces of Muruga, his lance vel , the peacock, the rooster, his consorts, Deivayanai and Valli and devotees, assert first the shoulders of Muruga which goes to show how important the shoulder of Muruga is.
There is another aspect of Muruga; His Lotus Feet.
While the shoulders of Muruga give us the courage, strength and support to pass through this life peacefully, what takes us to the ultimate destination, what liberate us from the world of illusion and lead us to spiritual fulfilment or immortality are the Lotus Feet of Muruga. Most of the songs of Arunagirinathar end up with the prayer to reach the Lotus Feet of Muruga.
When Arunagirinathar got the vision of Lord Muruga as Gurunatha, what he first saw was the Thiruvadi, the sacred feet. He mentions this experience thus: There is another aspect of Muruga; His Lotus Feet.
While the shoulders of Muruga give us the courage, strength and support to pass through this life peacefully, what takes us to the ultimate destination, what liberate us from the world of illusion and lead us to spiritual fulfilment or immortality are the Lotus Feet of Muruga.
Most of the songs of Arunagirinathar end up with the prayer to reach the Lotus Feet of Muruga. When Arunagirinathar got the vision of Lord Muruga as Gurunatha, what he first saw was the Thiruvadi, the sacred feet.
There are many songs that aspire for the grace of Muruga's Lotus feet. A question may arise what exactly the term; 'reaching the Lotus Feet' mean and how one, who is actively engaged in the worldly duties, could attain that end?
To reach the Lotus Feet of Muruga means to give one's own Self. It means that the devotee surrenders to God totally. For those who find contemplation, meditation and Vichar Marga difficult, 'Surrender' or Saranagati has been advised as the best means to realize God. Surrender does not mean renouncing everything like relations and possessions.
Surrender simply means surrendering the 'I', the ego. If the 'I' is given up, everything is given up because 'I' is the very source from where all devils like Soorapadmas, Hiranyakasipus and Duryodhanas raise their heads.
By surrender, the devil called desire goes and the difference of 'yours' and 'mine' disappear. Surrender is the ideal form of Bhakti Yoga by which the devotee seeks the Lotus Feet of God and leaves the question of his protection to God. A true devotee does not merely offer obeisance to God. He offers himself to God without retaining any part of individuality for himself.
Murugan is described as being full of love and compassion. Arunagirinathar says in the Thiruppugazh the songs will, by the grace of Murugan, convey the pearls of devotion and wisdom. The songs contain philosophical musings on God , expressed in simple terms, placing particular emphasis on the role of God's grace or mercy in helping the individual deal with the troubles and ills that afflict humanity.
The songs also deal with issues of morality and living a virtuous life on Earth, with many exhorting people to seek true happiness in God. Language and style[ edit ] Early mediaeval Tamil religious poems were written in a language and style that followed the pattern of classical Tamil literature.
The Thiruppugazh, in contrast, was written in a form of Tamil that was quite different from pure classical Tamil. Its metres , too, are more obviously rhythmical than the stylised classical metres[ citation needed ].
The Thiruppugazh makes extensive and deliberate use of the imagery associated with the five landscapes of classical akam poetry.
The usage is not, however, straightforward. Whereas akam poetry uses the imagery in the context of secular, sensuous love , the Thiruppugazh uses the same imagery in the context of the longing of the individual for God. The imagery used in the following verse is illustrative of this usage: I do not wish to dwell in this illusory body, built of the sky, water, earth, air, fire and desires.
Enlighten me, that I may praise the glory of your holy name in the wise, beautiful Tamil tongue, O Lord of the celestial heavens who protects the Kurava woman of the sweet, child-like words who wields the spear which destroyed the majestic hill and wears a garland of scarlet flowers where bees dance seeking honey. In secular poetry, the image of bees entering flowers symbolises the clandestine union of lovers, and the backdrop of the hills calls to mind the raw forces of nature.
The union which Arunagirinathar uses this to symbolise, however, is that of the soul with God, and the imagery specifically calls to mind the legend of Murugan's wooing of Valli , the daughter of a Kurava chief.
This appropriation of secular imagery to religious purposes is characteristic of the Thiruppugazh: just as it call people to turn from hedonistic pleasures to a life centred on God, it turns the language formerly used to celebrate carnal love to celebrate God. Musical poems[ edit ] The poet Arunagirinathar represents a remarkable blend of Tamil literary genius, devotion to Murugan and musical expertise.
Although music had always been an integral part of the Tamil hymns such as Tevaram , Arunagirinathar was one of the first to set all his compositions to music in the style of "Santham"—setting the verses within a certain length to conform with rhythm thala. Arunagirinathar utilises certain repetitive phrases to achieve movement and colour in his poems. By combining the Tamil hard or soft consonants and long or short vowels in different ways, Arunagirinathar produces hundreds of compound rhythmic words such as, tatta, taatta, tantha, thaantha, thaiya, thanna, thaana, thanana, etc.
At the beginning of each poem in the Thiruppugazh, Arunagirinathar gives the rhythm notations.