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Decad on Oh! Oh!
« on: November 10, 2008, 02:13:25 PM »
The Decad on Oh! Oh! is called Acho Padigam.  Acho is a word
of exclamation in Tamil.  This has been used both by Manikkavachagar
and Muruganar.

The decad of Muruganar is styled as Manikkavachagar's in

Verse 3 reads like this:

With happiness and arrogance, going behind women,
   drinking the pot of lust, and then deluded in their
   giggles, so was I,
I came to Venkata, who gave me the clear Wisdom
    and am happy and blissful, Oh, Oh!  who can get this bliss?

Verse  4 reads like this:

With fire like advances and slender waists, these women
Deluded me with clouds like dark eyes and I was lost,
The great god, Venkata Ramanan, called me,
And I got my life's reward, Oh! Oh1 who can get this bliss?

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

Arunachala Siva.