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Tiru Chuzhial Padigam
« on: November 26, 2008, 12:41:24 PM »
Tiru Chuzhial Padigam, the Decad on Tiru Chuzhial, the birth place
of Bhagavan Ramana, has got 10 verses.  There is no comparable
decad to Manikkavachagar's Tiru Kazhu Kundra Padigam.  Instead,
we have Tiru Chuzhial Padigam.

Verse 1 reads as under:

O the Wise, who is on the crown of Vedas, as I approached you,
You confered me the incomparable bliss of the Self, O Ramanesa!
O Pandya*, the Master of Tiruchuzhi, you are sought by the ones
  who have conquered the restlessness of mind,
They praise you ever.  Even if I forget you, my tongue will tell your

(* Tiruchuzhi is in Madurai district, which was the Pandya Kingdom
in the ancient days.)

Verse 4 reads as under:

O the Effulgence! who is searched by the four gods, as I sought you,
I got the bliss of the Self, which which was not had by others,
    O Ramanesa!
O  Pandya! the Master of Tiruchuzhi, praised in songs by many learned,
Even if I forget you, my tongue will tell your name!

(The word Pandya, can be taken as an address as Pandya! or as the
town Tiruchuzhi in Pandya Kingdom, Madurai district.)

(Source:  Sri Ramana Sanndihi Murai, Tamil. Murugnanar. 1998
editon, Sri Ramansramam, Tiruvannamalai.  Translation and prose
rendering, my own.)

Arunachala Siva.