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Saint Manikkavachagar - 3
« on: October 27, 2008, 09:25:14 AM »
Saint Manikkavachagar then went on pilgrimage to several Siva
temples in Tamil Nadu.  The entire Tiruvachakam is his description
of Siva's glory in various temples.   He wrote 51 songs under
Tiruvachakam, covering 7 places of his visit.  These places are:

1. Tirup Perundurai - in Ramanathapuram distrcit.
2. Thillai - Chidambaram - in Cuddalore district.
3. Thirut Tonipuram or Sirkazhi - in Thanjavur district.
4. Tiru Aroor - in Nagapattinam district.
5. Tiruvannamalai - in Tiruvannamalai district.
6. Tiruk Kazhu Kundram - in Kanchipuram district.
7. Uttarakosa Mangai - in Ramanathapuram district. 

His songs are in Nayaki-Nayaka bhava, treating him as a woman
pining with love of her paramour, Siva.  While Jana Sambandhar
spoke in pitru-bhava, like a son to father, Tiru Navukkarasar,
spoke in putra-bhava, like a father to son and Sundramoorthy
Swami, in sahodara-bhava, like a friend to a friend.  The songs
of Manikkavachagar are full of 'bhavas', and these would melt
one's heart.  His other poem of Tiru Chitrambala Kovaiyar, will
put even Kama Sutra into shame!  This poem of 400 verses,
is full of love exploits between a girl and a man! 

Saint Manikkavachagar meets Siva as an old Brahmin Guru, in
Tiruk Kazhu Kundram.  This is the third appearance of Siva to him.
He had seen him as Effulgence in Uttara Kosa Mangai, as a Siva
linga in Tirup Perundurai and as a Brahmin guru in Tiruk Kazhu

Saint Manikkavachagar has sung two compositions in Tiruvannamalai.
These are early morning songs as sung by maidens in the winter month
of Margazhi, December-January,   These maidens get up early and
go for bath in the river and each one wakes up the other from sleep.
They all go and take bath and pray to Siva, to get suitable Siva devotees
as their husbands!  Only Manikkavachagar wants Siva Himself as
his husband.  These two compositions are called:

Tiruvembavai -  Wake up song
Tiruvammanai - Playing with small pebbles or seeds by throwing them
                               up and catching.

Arunachala Siva.


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Re: Saint Manikkavachagar - 3
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2008, 11:34:55 AM »
Dear Subramanian,
                         Many say Bhagawan is continuation of Jnana sambadar avatar who is full of Bhakti and devotion towards Arunachala Siva
with pitru bhava and left the body at 16yrs of age.Bgagawan got realised at 16yrs and he is full of Jnana with pitru bhava towards
Arunachala Siva and he composed Akhsara mana malai in nayaki-nayaka style.So Bhagawan showed both Bhakti and Jnana in his life.


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Re: Saint Manikkavachagar - 3
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2008, 11:45:45 AM »
Dear Dr. Raju,

Yes. Krishna Bhikshu, in Sri Ramana Leela says that Bhagavan
Ramana began where Jana Sambandha had left.  He is an
avatara of Jnana Sambandha as per Sri Ramana Gita of Kavyakanata
Ganapati Sastri.  Arunachala Akshara Manamalai is in Nayaki-
Nayaka Bhava.

Arunachala Siva.


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Re: Saint Manikkavachagar - 3
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2008, 02:14:58 PM »
Dear Subramanian

Tiruperun Thurai( Avudaiyar Koil) is in Pudukottai District. I think it has been mentioned as Ramanathapuram District in the Blog




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Re: Saint Manikkavachagar - 3
« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2008, 02:35:04 PM »
Dear ram,

Thank you for your information.  I go by the old classifications of
the districts in Tamil Nadu, which I left about 20 years back to
join work in Bangalore.  There are many further bifurcations and
trifurcations, since then. 

Arunachala Siva.