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Tiruvachakam - Songs for Leaving
« on: November 15, 2008, 11:32:55 AM »
The songs for leaving or Neethal Vinnappam, in Tiruvachakam,
speaks about the poet's inability to leave the worldly desires and
asking for Siva's grace to overcome them.  These have been written
from the point of view of devotees like us, since Manikkavachagar,
has attained Siva realization!  This is like, Bhagavan Ramana telling
in Arunachala Akshra Mana Malai, that his five sense are creating
problem for him!  For whom, the five senses are creating problem?
It is for us and not for Bhagavan Ramana!

Verse 1 reads like this:

O Siva you with your Grace, merged in me, this lowly wastrel,
O the god of bull, please make me leave all these,(desires)
O the god wearing the tiger's skin, the king of Uttara Kosa Mangai,
O the god with matted locks, I am distressed, please hold me!

Verse  3 reads like this:

My five senses, on seeing the women with eyes black as rain clouds,
Are uprooted like a tree on the river bank in floods, please hold me,
O the god of Tiruvarur, the king of Uttara Kosa Mangai!
The consort of the woman, with nicely ornamented breasts, please
    make me grow in love for you!

(Source:  Tiruvachakam, Tamil Verses, Saiva Siddhanta Book
   Publishing House, Chennai,  Prose rendering, mine.)

Arunachala Siva.