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Sri Ramana Tiru Thellenam
« on: November 17, 2008, 11:58:59 AM »
Sri Ramana Tiru Thellenam, by Muruganar is modelled on Tiru
Thellenam of Manikkavachagar in Tiruvachakam, but it comprises
of thirty verses.  This is a composition in Sri Ramana Sannidhi Murai.

Verse 2 reads like this:

I was roaming in the streets like a dog and you searched for me,
And reached me and with love took hold of me, O Venkata,
With the glowing eyes of Siva Jnana, you burned my karmas,
O let us play Kummi singing His handsome feet, O god of three eyes!

Verse 5 reads like this:

He, Venkata, with his maya came to me,
Like the 'valai' * fishes jumping towards the jackfruits, hitting
   them and making the honey to ooze!
He with his love and grace robbed my mind and killed it,
Let us play Kumming, singing His love and grace!

(* Valai fishes are those which remain in tanks and rivers.  They
can jump to a high level and hit the jackfruits in the trees on
the banks, with the result the honey oozes from them!  This is
the imagery we find in many Tamil songs.)

(Source:  Sri Ramana Sannidhi Murai, Tamil, 1998 edition, Sri
 Ramansramam, Tiruvannamalai.  Prose rendering mine.)

Arunachala Siva.