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Saint Manikkavachagar - 17
« on: October 27, 2008, 06:11:31 PM »
After the Decad of Cuckoo, Kuil Pathu, we have to presume
that Manikkavachagar's union with Siva is complete.  He is from
20th compsition, sings about her husband, Siva.  Tirup Palli Ezhuchi,
is the Decad of Waking up Siva, in the early morning.  This is
also sung in houses and temples during Margazhi month, Dec-Jan.
Muruganar has also sung such poems on Bhagavan Ramana.  This
has been composed in Tirup Perundurai.  Now this, waking up,
what is this waking up?  Is Siva sleeping to wake Him up?  No, it
is only Jivas, we are sleeping and Siva is waking us upto the Self!

Verse 1:-

Glory to you, the first principle of my life!
The day is breaking.  I am seeing you two flowers like feet,
  with my flower like eyes!
We adore you, you may please show your face which is like lotus!
We shall pray to your feet, with a smile on our faces!
This is the town, where the lotuses bloom from out of the muddy ponds,
 as if greeting you from the cold paddy fields!
O the King of Tirup-Perunthurai! O Siva!
O you are having a flag of the Bull, you are having us!
O my Master, please wake up and bless us!

Verse 3:-

The cuckoos are cooing, the cocks are croacking!
The starks are singing and the conch shells are blowing!
The stars are fading and the Sun is rising!
This is the time when we are quite happy!
O god of gods, please show us your anklet wearing feet!
O the King of Tirup-Perunthurai! O Siva!
You are not known by gods, but you are so easy to us!
O my Master, please wake up and bless us!

(Here the allegory is metaphysical.  Very few authors have mentioned
this.  The cuckoo is totally black in colour like our ignorance and tamas.  The cocks are black and red in colour.  There is an improvement
towards tamas-rajas combination.  Then, there are starks, red
and white, rajas-sattva combination.  Then there are conch shells,
totally white, pure sattva.  Then the stars fade, and there is effulgence of the Self, total illumination of the Sun!)

Arunachala Siva.           


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Re: Saint Manikkavachagar - 17
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2008, 06:34:54 PM »
Dear Subramanian,
                         Annamacharya of Tallapaka,a realised master and devotee of Lord Venkateswara composed 40,000 kirtans in Sringara Rasa
on Lord Venkateswara out of which 18,000 are available.Though he is a Vaishnavite his kirtanas convey Advaitic message.They simply melt
our mind in the heart.


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Re: Saint Manikkavachagar - 17
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2008, 06:44:29 PM »
Dear Dr. Raju,

Thanks for your post.  Annamacharya's songs, a few of them,
I have heard in M.S. Subbalakshmi's melodious, matchess voice.
Some old audio cassttes are still with me.  Any nayaki nayaka
bhava, which ends in union with godhead, must be Advaita,
because, there is no two in union of a man and a woman.  In
fact some of Nammazhwar's songs, in nayaki nayaka bhava,
in Tiru Voi Muzhi (The Great songs) are pure Advaita, even though
he again, belongs to Sri Vaishanvism.  Bhagavan Ramana used to
say that Nammazhwar is an Advaitin!

You should read to believe such sentiments in Manikkavachagar's
another great composition of 400 verses called, Tiru Chitrambala
Kovaiyar, entirely on Thillai, Chidambram, Nataraja. Vatsayana's
Kama Sutra and Arabian Nights should hang their heads in shame!

Arunachala Siva. 


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Re: Saint Manikkavachagar - 17
« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2008, 05:09:46 PM »
Dear sirs,

To add this thread, worshiping God in nayaka and nayaki bhava, there is another poet. Jayadeva who
sang Ashtapathi. It is in sanskrit. Mostly odissy dancers take Jayadeva pieces for their performences. When you hear, simply Jayadeva takes us to brindavan We can get drenched in Bhakti bhava.
The pain to get union with lord is very deep in his compositions.  In the same way in malayalam
 " Radha madhavam." is  available.