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August 10, 2014

Pasurams - Sri Thirumazhisai Piran’s Works

Filed under: Pasurams Audio — nranganathan @ 10:11 pm

Dear Friends and BhAgavathAs:

Due to the grace of  Sri Thirumazhisai Piran, I have been able to re-record the pasurams of NAnamukan ThiruvandhAdhi recently. I like to share the same with you all at this web site. It is in two parts for easy download in MP3 format. It can be accessed through the links below.

http://www.azhwar.org/music/Sri_Thirumazhisai_Piran/Naanmukan Thiruvandhadhi_New_1-48_ed.mp3

http://www.azhwar.org/music/Sri_Thirumazhisai_Piran/Naanmukan Thiruvandhadhi_New_49-96_ed.mp3

August 1, 2014

Sri NammAzhwAr’s Periya Thiruvandhadhi Text and translation

Filed under: Pasuram Text and Translation — nranganathan @ 8:30 pm

Dear Friends and BhAgavathAs:

It has been a delightful experience studying Sri SwAmi Nammazhwar’s work Periya ThiruvandhAdhi text with the commentary of Sri Periya VAcchAn Pillai.Due to the grace of th Azhwar and the Acharya, I was able to complete the translation of the work along with the meaning based on the great Acharya’s VyAkhyAnam. It was submitted at the divine feet of the Azhwar and Perumal on the Vaikasi Vishakam day at our temple in Toronto this year a few weeks ago. The e-book is completed and I am delighted to share the same with all of you through  our web site. Some of you who have been to our web site previously would know that the Periya Thiruvandhadhi in audio format set to music has neen in our Pasuram audio category for several months now. May be you can revisit the same and enjoy the verses  now together with their meaning provided in the text. In the text you will actually see our Perumal and Azhwar in their archa forms adorning our temple with a beautiful smile.

The auspicious day of Thiru Adi Pooram occurred this week two days ago. In celebration of the same as well I am delighted to release the text through our web site this week.

Hope you like the same. The link is provided below.

With best regards / Adiyen ranganathan

www.azhwar.org/documents/Periyathiruvandhadhi_Text_trans_final.pdf

July 30, 2014

ThirivAdi Pooram_July 30_2014

Filed under: Links — nranganathan @ 8:35 pm

Dear Friends and BhAgavathAs:

Today is the very auspicious day of ThiruvAdi Pooram. Very happy ThiruvAdi Pooram to you all.   We  like to provide here Links, to other very reputed and well known Sri Vaishnava sites. You may b already very familiar with them as well.

1. The foremost among them is which host many treasured texts and beautiful commentaries organized and maintained by Sriman V. Sadgopan Swami

 http://www.sadagopan.org/

2. Prapatti On line which provides texts for  many stothras as well as the entire divya prabandham

 http://www.prapatti.com/

3. Another site which is also  quite helpful for all AstikAs and Bhgavathas is

 http://www.srivaishnavam.com/index.html

My sincere gratitude and salutations  to the organizers of these valuable sites for their wonderful kainkaryams.May the grace of Sri AndAl, the AzhwArs and the AchAryas, be with them and their families always.

 adiyén Ranganathan

July 30_2014

 

 

 

July 19, 2014

Sri Thondaradippodi Azhwar’s Works

Filed under: Pasurams Audio — nranganathan @ 3:26 pm

Dear devotees and friends:

This web site has been dormant for some time now due to various other commitments on my part. I apologize for the same. But I am delighted that I would be able to upload some new texts and audio files very soon starting today. I like to start by uploading this new audio of Sri Thondaradippodi Azhwar’s Thiruppalliyezhucchi pAsurams. My original recording was of low volume and many were unable to access the same properly. Some of you have heard the same before, will know that it was set in the following rAgas namely, BhooPAlam, Malaya MArutham, Gaula, ChArukési and ChakravAkam.  Since it was recorded many years ago with the grace of Azhwar, many devotees sing and recite and enjoy these pAsurams in music along with adiyén in our Richmond Hill Hindu temple in Toronto whenever the occasion presents itself. I find singing Azhwar’s divya pAsurams in music allows us to easily memorize the lines and recite them whenever we have free time. It brings special joy also. If you like to access the same visit our web site azhwar.org and follow the links under the category of pAsurams audio.

Today is Ani swAthi, the auspicious thirunakshatram of Sri PeriAzhwar. May the grace of the Azhwars be always with you and your family.

Sincere regards,

Adiyén ranganathan                                   July 8_2014

Follow the link to Sri Thondaradippodi Azhwar’s Thiruppalliyezhucchi:

http://www.azhwar.org/music/Sri_Thondaradippodi_Azhwar/Thiruppalliyezhucchi_new.mp3

November 5, 2011

Pasurams Text and Translation: Sri Thondaradippodi Azhwar’s

Filed under: Pasuram Text and Translation — nranganathan @ 8:28 pm

Sri Thondaradippodi Azhwars' works are in the beautiful verses of Thiruppalliyezhicchi and Thirumalai. We are delighted to provide here the texts as well as simplified
meaning of the verses as translated by late Sri G.R.Srinivasan of Bangalore.
translated by late Sri
http://azhwar.org/documents/Thiruppalliyezhicchi_text_and_meaning.pdf
http://azhwar.org/documents/Thirumalai_text and meaning.pdf

November 4, 2011

Pasurams Text and Translation: Sri Thirumangai Azhwar’s

Filed under: Pasuram Text and Translation — nranganathan @ 4:32 pm


azhwar.org/documents/Vaadinen_text_and_meaning.pdf

Pasurams Text and Translation: Sri Nammazhwar’s

Filed under: Pasuram Text and Translation — nranganathan @ 4:26 pm

We are providing here the text and meaning for the famous decad in Thiruvaimozhi  beginning with the pasuram “kannan Kazhalinai”
 

azhwar.org/documents/kannan_kazhalinai.pdf

October 24, 2011

Pasurams Text and Translation: Sri Madhurakavi Azhwar’s work

Filed under: Pasuram Text and Translation — nranganathan @ 10:58 pm

Sri Madhurakavi Azhwar’s work forms the central place in the Divya Prabhandham.  The folowing links provide text and the meaning as well as the deep meaning behind this great work of the Azhwar.

http://azhwar.org/documents/Kanninun_ChirutthAmbu_text_meaning.pdf

http://azhwar.org/documents/ The_meaning_of_the_word_Namaha_and_Kanninun_ChirutthAmbu.pdf

February 11, 2009

Sri Thirumazhisai Piran’s Thirunakshtram

Filed under: Image Gallery — nranganathan @ 11:54 pm

Sri Thirumazhisai Piran’s Thirunakshatram (Thai Mgham) fell on the 10th Feb this year(2009). Some of the pictures taken during the utsavam that day in Thirumazhisai, are uploaded for you to enjoy the bliss and the grace of the Azhwar. Follow the links below.

http://azhwar.org/image_gallery/Thirumazhisai_2009

http://azhwar.org/image_gallery/Thirumazhisai_2009/at_avathara_sthalam_2.jpg

http://azhwar.org/image_gallery/Thirumazhisai_2009/nadai_4_sarpagati.jpg

http://azhwar.org/image_gallery/Thirumazhisai_2009/nadai_close_up.jpg

http://azhwar.org/image_gallery/Thirumazhisai_2009/oonjal_1.jpg

http://azhwar.org/image_gallery/Thirumazhisai_2009/perumal_first_2.jpg

September 2, 2008

Pasurams Text and Translation:Sri Pei Azhwar’s Moondraam Thiruvandhadhi

Filed under: Pasuram Text and Translation — nranganathan @ 6:25 pm

Sri Pei Azhwar’s Prabhandham, Moondraam Thiruvandhadhi had been beautifully commented upon by the  great Acharya Sri Peria Vaachaan Pillai. Free translation with commentary in English of this immortal prabhandham based on the Vyaakhyaanam of the great Acharya was authored and published in book format in the year 2004, by Sri. N.Rajagopalan. The main source for this translation was the invaluable work published on the original Vyaakhyaanams by Sri Vaishnava Sudarsanam and authored by  the great scholar and venerable Swami Sri. S. Krishnaswamy Iyengar. M.A.B.L. We are pleased to make the pdf documents of this English translation accessible through this web site.

http://azhwar.org/documents/Moondraam_Thiruvandhadi_coverpages.pdf

http://azhwar.org/documents/Moondraam_Thiruvandhadi_translation.pdf

Pasurams Text and Translation:Sri Bhudat Azhwar’s Irandaam Thiruvandhadhi

Filed under: Pasuram Text and Translation — nranganathan @ 6:13 pm

Sri Bhudat Azhwar’s Prabhandham, Irandaam Thiruvandhadhi had been elegantly commented upon by the  great Acharya Sri Peria Vaachaan Pillai. Free translation with commentary in English of this beautiful prabhandham based on the Vyaakhyaanam of the great Acharya was authored and published in book format in the year 2002 by Sri. N.Rajagopalan. The main source for this translation was the invaluable work published on the original Vyaakhyaanams by Sri Vaishnava Sudarsanam and authored by  the great scholar and venerable Swami Sri. S. Krishnaswamy Iyengar. M.A.B.L. We are pleased to make the pdf documents of this English translation accessible through this web site.

http://azhwar.org/documents/Irandaam_Thiruvandhadhi_coverpages.pdf

http://azhwar.org/documents/Irandaam_Thiruvandhadhi_translation.pdf

August 31, 2008

Pasurams Text and Translation:Sri Poikai Piran’s Mudhal Thiruvandhadhi

Filed under: Pasuram Text and Translation — nranganathan @ 10:18 pm

Sri Poikai Piran’s Prabhandham, Mudal Thiruvandhadhi had been elegantly commented upon by the  great Acharya Sri Peria Vaachaan Pillai. Free translation with commentary in English of this beautiful prabhandham based on the Vyaakhyaanam of the great Acharya was authored and published in book format in the year 1999 by Sri. N.Rajagopalan (adiyen’s elder brother). The main source for this translation was the invaluable work published on the original Vyaakhyaanams by Sri Vaishnava Sudarsanam and authored by  the great scholar and venerable Swami Sri. S. Krishnaswamy Iyengar. M.A.B.L. We are pleased to make the pdf documents of this English translation accessible through this web site.

http://azhwar.org/documents/Mudhal_Thiruvandhadi_coverpage.pdf

http://azhwar.org/documents/Mudhal_Thiruvandhadhi_preface.pdf

http://azhwar.org/documents/Mudhal_Thiruvandhadhi_translation.pdf

March 16, 2008

Sri Ramanujar

Filed under: Life Stories — nranganathan @ 10:09 pm

Sri Ramanuja, the great Sri Vaishnava Acharya was born on the asterism of Thiruvadhirai in the Tamil month of Chitthirai. Follow the link for a brief outline of the life story of Sri Ramanuja.

http://azhwar.org/documents/Sri_Ramanuja.pdf

February 24, 2008

Pasurams - Sri Kulashekara Azhwar

Filed under: Pasuram Text and Translation — nranganathan @ 10:34 am

Kulashekara Azhwar’s Thirunakshtram is Punar Vasu in the Tamil month of Masi. It falls on the 18th Feb.2008. Follow the links for a brief outline about the Azhwar’s story.

http://azhwar.org/documents/Kulashekara_Azhwar.pdf

http://azhwar.org/documents/SRi_Kulasekhara_Azhwar.pdf

azhwar.org/documents/anganedu pasuram with mean….pdf

Sri Thondaradippodi Azhwar

Filed under: Life Stories — nranganathan @ 10:25 am

Sri Thondaradippodi Azhwar’s thirunakshtram is Khettai  in the Tamil month of Marghazhi. Follow the link for a brief outline of the Azhwar’s life story.

http://azhwar.org/documents/Sri_Thondaradippodi_Azhwar.pdf

http://azhwar.org/documents/Sri_THONDARADIPODI_AZHWAR_R.pdf

http://azhwar.org/documents/The_Glory_of_Sri_Thondaradippodi_Azhwar.pdf

Sri Thirumangai Azhwar

Filed under: Life Stories — nranganathan @ 10:20 am

Sri Thirumangai Azhwar’s Thiru nakshatram is Krittika in the Tamil month of Karthikai. Follow the link for a brief outline of Azhwar’s story.

http://azhwar.org/documents/Sri_Thirumangai_Azhwar.pdf

http://azhwar.org/documents/Sri_Thirumangai_Mannan.pdf

Vaazhitthirunaamam

Filed under: Pasurams Audio — nranganathan @ 1:01 am

Follow the links for the texts as well as audio of Vazhitthirunamam (benedictory) verses on Azhwars.

http://azhwar.org/documents/Vazhitthirunamam.pdf

http://azhwar.org/music/023Vaazhitthirunaamam.mp3

Pasurams: Sri Pei Azhwar’s

Filed under: Pasurams Audio — nranganathan @ 12:20 am

Sri Pei Azhwar was born on Sathayam  Nakshatram in the Tamil month of Aippasi. Follow the links for the audio of the famous Moondraam Thiruvandhadhi.

http://azhwar.org/music/Sri_Pei_Azhwar/038_Moondraam_Thiruvandhadhi_1-55_Sri_Peyaazhwar.MP3

http://azhwar.org/music/Sri_Pei_Azhwar/039_Moondraam_Thiruvandhadhi56-100_Sri_Peyaazhwar.MP3

Pasurams: Sri Bhudat Azhwar

Filed under: Pasurams Audio — nranganathan @ 12:13 am

Sri Bhudat Azhwar was born on Sravishta Nakshatram in the Tamil month of Aippasi. Follow the links for the audio of his famous Irandaam Thiruvandhadhi.

http://azhwar.org/music/Sri_Bhudat_Azhwar/Irandaam_Thiruvandhadhi_mp3/036_Irandaam_Thiruvandhadhi_1-60_Sri_BhudatAzhwar.MP3

http://azhwar.org/music/Sri_Bhudat_Azhwar/Irandaam_Thiruvandhadhi_mp3/037_Irandaam_Thiruvandhadhi_60-100_Sri_Bhudattaazhwar.MP3

Pasurams: Sri Poikai Piran’s

Filed under: Pasurams Audio — nranganathan @ 12:00 am

Sri Poikai Piraan was born on the asterism of Thiruvonam in the Tamil month of Aippasi. Follow the links for the audio of Sri Poikai Piraan’s famous Mudal Thiruvandhadhi.

http://azhwar.org/music/Sri_Poikai_Piran/034_Mudal_Thiruvandhadhi1-50_Sri_Poikai_Piraan.MP3

http://azhwar.org/music/Sri_Poikai_Piran/035_Mudal_Thiruvandhadhi51-100_Sri_Poikai_Piraan.MP3

February 22, 2008

Sri Andal

Filed under: Life Stories — nranganathan @ 6:24 pm

Sri Andal is considered the incarnation of Bhoomi Devi (Mother Earth). She was like Sri Seetha born of Mother Earth. Divya Suri Charita records that she appeared as a child in the 97 th year after the onset of Kali Yuga termed the Nala year, in the Tamil month of Adi in the Purva Phalguni asterism. Follow the link for a brief outline of Sri Andal (Godha) and her works. 


http://azhwar.org/documents/The_Glory_of_Sri_Andal.pdf

Pasurams : Sri Andal’s

Filed under: Pasurams Audio — nranganathan @ 6:13 pm

Sri Andal is considered the incarnation of Bhoomi Devi (Mother Earth). She was like Sri Seetha born of Mother Earth. Divya Suri Charita records that she appeared as a child in the 97 th year after the onset of Kali Yuga termed the Nala year, in the Tamil month of Adi in the Purva Phalguni asterism.  Follow the links for the audio of her famous Varanamayiram  and Karuppooram NArumo from Nachiyaar Thirumozhi.

http://azhwar.org/music/Sri_Andal/031_Vaaranamaayiram_Naachiyaar_Thirumozhi-6_Sri_Andal.mp3

http://azhwar.org/music/Sri_Andal/032_Karuppooram_Naarumo-Naachiyaar_Thirumozhi-7_Sri_Andal.mp3

Sri Nammazhwar

Filed under: Life Stories — nranganathan @ 5:28 pm

Sri Nammazhwar’s Thirunakshatram is Vishakam in the Tamil month of Vaikasi. Follow the links for a brief outline of Sri Nammazhwar’s life story and his works.


http://azhwar.org/documents/The_Glory_of_Sri_NAMMAZHWAR.pdf

Pasurams : Sri Nammazhwar’s

Filed under: Pasurams Audio — nranganathan @ 5:24 pm

Sri Nammazhwar’s Thirunakshatram is Vishakam in the Tamil month of Vaikasi. Follow the links for the audio of some of his pasurams from the famous  Thiruvaimozhi as well as  Periya Thiruvandhadhi

http://azhwar.org/music/Sri_Nammazhwar/Thiruvaimozhi1mp3/

Ulagamunda Peryvaayaa – Thiruvaimozhi 6-10

Ozhivil Kaalamellaam – Thiruvaimozhi 3-3

Karpaar Ramapiraanai – Thiruvaimozhi 7-5

Aaraavamudhe – Thiruvaimozhi 5-8

Ondrum Thaevum – Thiruvaimozhi 4-10

Maalai Nanhni – Thiruvaimozhi  9-10

http://azhwar.org/music/Sri_Nammazhwar/Thiruvaimozhi2mp3/

Uyarvara Uyarnalam Udaiyavan – Thiruvaimozhi 1-1

Kaesavan Thamar – Thiruvaimzohi 2-7

Nalkuravum Chelvum – Thiruvaimozhi 6-3

Kannan Kazhalinai – Thiruvaimozhi 10-5

http://azhwar.org/music/Sri_Nammazhwar/PeriyaThiruvandhadhimp3/

http://azhwar.org/music/Sri_Nammazhwar/PeriyaThiruvandhadhimp3/040_Periya_Thiruvandhadhi_1-50.MP3

http://azhwar.org/music/Sri_Nammazhwar/PeriyaThiruvandhadhimp3/041_PeriaThiruvandhadhi51-87.MP3

Sri PeriAzhwar

Filed under: Life Stories — nranganathan @ 5:22 pm

Sri PeriAzhwar’s thirunakshatram is Swathi in the Tamil month of Aani. Follow the link for a brief outline of Sri Peri Azhwar and his works.

http://azhwar.org/documents/SRI_PERIYAZHWAR.pdf

Pasurams: Sri PeriAzhwar’s

Filed under: Pasurams Audio — nranganathan @ 5:16 pm

Sri PeriAzhwar’s thirunakshatram is Swathi in the Tamil month of Aani. Follow the links for the audio of some of his pasurams from his prabhandham (PeriAzhwar Thirumozhi).  

http://azhwar.org/music/Sri_Periyazhwarmp3/030_Ennaathan_Daevikku-Periaazhwar_Thirumozhi-3-9.MP3

http://azhwar.org/music/Sri_Periyazhwarmp3/006_Nerinda_Karunkuzha-Periyaazhwar_Thirumozhi-3-10.MP3

Sri Madhurakavi Azhwar

Filed under: Life Stories — nranganathan @ 5:09 pm

Sri Madhurakavi Azhwar was born on the asterism of Chitthirai in the Tamil month of Chitthirai. Follow the link  for a brief outline of Azhwar’s story and his famous prabhandham Kanninun Chirutthambu.

http://azhwar.org/documents/Sri_Madhurakavi_Azhwar.pdf



Pasurams : Sri Madhurakavi Azhwar’s

Filed under: Pasurams Audio — nranganathan @ 4:54 pm

Follow the link for the audio file of Sri Madhurakavi Azhwar’s famous Kanninun chirutthambu.

http://azhwar.org/music/Sri_Madhurakavi_AZhwar/033_Kanninunchiruttaambu-Sri_Madhurakavi_Azhwar.MP3

February 20, 2008

Sri Thiruppanazhwar

Filed under: Life Stories — nranganathan @ 11:36 pm

Sri Thiruppanaazhwar’s thirunakshtram is Rohini  in the Tamil month of Karthikai. Follow the link for a brief outline of Azhwar and his famous Amalanaadhipiraan.

http://azhwar.org/documents/Thiruppaanazhwar2.pdf

February 16, 2008

Pasurams: Sri Thiruppanaazhwar’s

Filed under: Pasurams Audio — nranganathan @ 11:49 pm

Sri Thiruppanaazhwar’s thirunakshtram is Rohini  in the Tamil month of Karthikai. Follow the link for the audio of  his famous  AmalanaadhiPiraan.

http://azhwar.org/music/Sri_Thiruppaanazhwar/019_Amalanaadhipiraan_Sri_Thiruppaanaazhwar.MP3

February 15, 2008

Pasurams : Sri Thirumangai Azhwar’s

Filed under: Pasurams Audio — nranganathan @ 10:42 pm

Sri Thirumangai Azhwar’s Thiru nakshatram is Krittika  in the Tamil month of Karthikai. Follow the links for the audio of some of the pasurams from his famous Periya Thirumozhi.                       

azhwar.org/documents/Vaadinen_text_and_meaning.pdf

http://azhwar.org/music/Sri_Thirumangai_Azhwar/Thirumangai_Azhwar_mp3/

Kaasaiyaadai _ Periya Thirumozhi 2-2.

Vaadinaen vaadi _Periya Thirumozhi 1-1.

Virperu vizhavum _ Periya Thirumozhi 2-3.                                                      

Kannchora  _ Periya Thirumozhi 7-4

Aezhai Aethalan _ Periya Thirumozhi 5-8.

February 13, 2008

Pasurams : Sri Thondaradippodi Azhwar’s

Filed under: Pasurams Audio — nranganathan @ 9:55 pm

Sri Thondaradippodi Azhwar’s thirunakshtram is Khettai  in the Tamil month of Marghazhi. Follow the links for the audio of his famous  Thiruppaliyezhucchi and Thirumalai.

azhwar.org/documents/Thiruppalliyezhicchi_text_and_meaning.pdf

http://azhwar.org/music/Sri_Thondaradippodi_Azhwar/005_Thiruppalliyezhucchi.MP3  (5.73 MB)

azhwar.org/documents/Thirumalai_text and meaning.pdf

http://azhwar.org/music/Sri_Thondaradippodi_Azhwar/028_Thirumaalai.MP3   (37.7 MB)

February 10, 2008

Pasurams - Sri Kulashekara Azhwar

Filed under: Pasurams Audio — nranganathan @ 9:13 pm

Kulashekara Azhwar’s Thirunakshtram is Punar Vasu in the Tamil month of Masi. It falls on the 18th Feb.2008. Follow the link for the audio of the last ten verses of his famous Perumal Thirumozhi.

http://azhwar.org/music/Sri_Kulashekara_Azhwar/029_Anganedu_Madhil_pudai_Perumaal_Thirumozhi_10.MP3  (12.3 MB)

February 9, 2008

Mudal Azhwars

Filed under: Life Stories — nranganathan @ 12:19 am

An outline of Mudal Azhwars and their Andhadhies - Follow the link

http://azhwar.org/documents/Mudal_Azhwars_and_the_concept_of_Purushakaratvam_of_Sri.pdf

February 8, 2008

Life Stories of The Azhwars

Filed under: Life Stories — nranganathan @ 11:51 pm

A brief outline of the spiritual legacy and life stories of the Azhwars can be obtained by following the link below.


http://azhwar.org/documents/Azhwars_and_their_spiritual_legacy_March18_2013.pdf

February 3, 2008

Image Gallery

Filed under: Image Gallery — nranganathan @ 10:00 pm

In this section we are will have images of the holy shrines connected with Azhwars’ birth places as well as the images of the various Azhwars and the celebrations of their thirunakshatrams. It is a pleasure therefore to bring to all the bhagavathas some of the pictures taken at Thirumazhisai including the ones taken during the recent Thirunakshtram celebration of Sri Thirumazhisai Piran, which took place on the 25th of Jan.2008. Thirumazhisai is the first village situated on the road to Tiruppathi from Chennai. It is quite close to Poovirundhavalli also known as “Poondamalli”. In the beautiful and holy shrine here , Azhwar’s  sanctum is on one side and the sanctum of Sri Jagannatha Perumal is directly next to it at right angles.  The Azhwars’ thirunakshatram is celebrated with great enthusiasm and festivities for 10 days finishing on the Thai Magham, which is the asterism of Sri ThirumazhisaiPiran. On that day, there is a special Thirumanjanam of Azhwar (Moolavar) followed by Kaitthala SEvai of Sri Jagannatha Perumal who honours the Azhwar. After this,  there is usually  Parayanam (recitation) of Nanmukan Thiruvandhadhi  and Saturmurai. After this, Azhwar (utsavar) is taken in procession around the temple and then to his Avatharasthalam where he stays for the rest of the day in a mandapam giving darsanam to all devotees.  The Purappadu (Procession) utsavam is colourful, beautiful, marked by Oonjal SEvai and Oyyali Nadai SEvai.  

In the evening, Thirucchanda viruttam Satrumurai takes place at the avatharasthalam. Later Azhwar (Utsavar) has  a  Thirumanjanam and alankaram followed by Veethi (outside) Purappadu and returns to the temple in the night. Being there in person of course for the entire day is a delightful experience and enjoyed by all devotees. Next morning there usually is Thiruvaimozhi Satrumurai which is very sublime with honours bestowed on the Azhwar from the LOrd from various divya kshetras including Srivilliputtur, Thiruvallikeni, Thiruppathi, Thiruvekkha, Mailai, Srirangam and others.  For those of us who couldn’t get to go and enjoy the celebrations in person,  these images will give us some glimpse of how beautiful it must have been.

http://azhwar.org/image_gallery/sarngapaani_perumaal_thirukkudanthai.2003.jpg  (997 KB)

http://azhwar.org/image_gallery/Thirumazhisai_Azhwar_2003.jpg (775 KB)

http://azhwar.org/image_gallery/Thirumazhisai_2008/

January 22, 2008

Pasurams Text and Translation: Sri Thirumazhisai Piran’s works

Filed under: Pasuram Text and Translation — nranganathan @ 9:29 pm

Sri Thirumazhisai Piran’s Prbandhams had been beautifully commented upon by the  great Acharya Sri Peria Vaachaan Pillai. Free translations into English of both the Naanmukan Thiruvandhadhi and Thirucchanda Viruttam based on the Vyaakhyaanams of the great Acharya were published in book format in the year 1999 and in the year 2003 respectively. The main source for this translation are the books published on these Vyaakhyaanams by Sri Vaishnava Sudarsanam and authored by  the great scholar and venerable Swami Sri. S. Krishnaswamy Iyengar. M.A.B.L. I am pleased to make the pdf documents of these two books accessible through this web site.

1. Thirucchandaviruttam - Sri Thirumazhisai Piran (Text Translation) [PDF | 4.79Mb]

2. Naanmukan Thiruvandhadhi - Sri Thirumazhisai Piran (Text Translation) [PDF | 518Kb]

Pasurams - Sri Thirumazhisai Piran’s Works

Filed under: Pasurams Audio — nranganathan @ 12:41 am

Friday the 25th of January 2008, happens to be the Magham Nakshtram of the Thai Masam. Let us celebrate Sri Thirumazhisai Piran’s Thirunakshatram with recitation and reading of his famous pasurams which form the two Prabandhams namely  Thirucchanda Viruttam and NaanMukan Thiruvandhadhi.

1. Thirucchandaviruttam - Sri Thirumazhisai Piran (01-75) [MP3 | 41.6 Mb]

2. Thirucchandaviruttam - Sri Thirumazhisai Piran (76-120) [MP3 | 28.7 Mb]

3. Naanmukan Thiruvandhadhi - Sri Thirumazhisai Piran (01-58) [MP3 | 59.2Mb]

4. Naanmukan Thiruvandhadhi - Sri Thirumazhisai Piran (59-96) [MP3 | 34.9Mb]

January 21, 2008

Stotras

Filed under: Stotras — nranganathan @ 4:07 am

Although this site will have Azhwars’ Pasurams, I would like to provide links to three stotras that I had recorded previously. They were originally presented to Perumal in our temple in Toronto.  We still sing Sri Ranganathashtakam of Sri Adhi Sankara and recite the Sudarshanashtakam of Swami Desikan routinely on Saturdays after Thirumanjanam of Perumal after reciting the Sahasranamams and Sri Lakshmi Ashtotram. The other Stotram is Sri Lakshmi Nrsimha Karavalambha Stotram of Sri Adhi Sankara.  May the Lord Sri Lakshmi Nrsimha’s grace be with us always.

1. Sri Ranganathaashtakam - Sri Aadhi Shankara  [MP3 | 10.3Mb]

2. Sri Lakshmi Nrsimha Karaavalambam - Sri Aadhi Shankara [MP3 | 11.7Mb]

3. Sri Sudarshanaashtakam - Sri Vedanta Desika [MP3 | 2.6 Mb]

Azhwars - Historical Perspectives

Filed under: History — nranganathan @ 1:57 am

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