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Sri Ramana Neethal Vinnappam
« on: November 04, 2008, 02:11:00 PM »
Like Manikkavachagar, Muruganar has also composed Neethal
Vinnappam, in 50 verses, in the same metre as Manikkavachagar's,
with andati alankaram, that is the last word of the first verse, will
be the first word of the second verse and so on.  Unilke Manikkavachagar,
Muruganar does not speak about desires for women, wealth etc.,
since he had already got rid of them, when he came to Bhagavan.
Even Manikkavachagar for that matter, speaks about such desires,
from the standpoint of people like us, since he had no desires after
seeing the Effulgence of Siva, in Uttara Kosa Mangai. (Neethal
Vinnappam - Song for Grace for leaving desires.)

Verse 1 of Muruganar reads like this:

O the Effulgence that is beyond the sight of people who have
    bad thoughts in their minds,
He came into my Heart and shone His brilliance, O Venkata,
O I cry to you, who has matted locks with flooding Ganga,
If I desire anything still, please remain in my Heart, this is my request.

Verse 2 reads like this:

O Venkata, there is no request other than this,
Even after seeing Kannappa's incomparable love, how come
   do you love me?
You grace me, without my permitting dimming of my love for you,
O the golden Sun, with white Holy Ash, the king of Tiruc Chuzhi!

(Source: Sri Ramana Sanndihi Murai, 1998 edition, Tamil,
Sri Ramansramam, Tiruvannamalai.  Translation my own.)

Arunachala Siva.