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Tiruvannamalai in Tiruvachakam - 5
« on: December 11, 2008, 10:27:30 AM »
Tiru Ammanai, is the eighth poem in Tiruvachakam and this is one of the two compositions sung by Manikkavachagar, in Tiruvannamalai.
Ammani is a game like kummi played by young girls.

Verse 1 reads as under:

The red-eyed Vishnu went to all places including nether worlds, but
could not see Your lotus feet!  But You came to this earth, to snap
our births and to rule over us.  You are in Tiru Perundurai, a town
with a lot of gardens and groves.  You came as a brahmin and made
a roaring call:  Come and have liberation!  We shall sing the anklet
wearing golden feet of Annamalai, the three eyed Master!

Verse 3 reads as under:

Indra, Vishnu, Brahma and other devas could not see you.  But
You came to this earth, and ruled over us.  You, the vibhuti wearing
god, who kills our minds and thoughts, the Lord of Tiru Perundurai.
He came on a horseback, to snap our bondage.  He gave us the endless
Bliss, let us sing his glory!

Verse 4 reads as under:

The devas in the heavens, Vishnu, Brahma and Indra did penance
and became dry in their body and snake-hills sprouted in their places!
He came to me, this lowly dog, as a mother, and gave honey like
nectar of bliss through every pore of my body.  Let us sing his anklet
wearing feet of Annamalai, the Effulgence!

Verse 12 reads as under:

O girls with dark eyes, listen!  While Vishnu, Brahma and Indra
are searching for Him in many many births, He came to the earth
to grace Me, and took care of my soul, without further births.
He is in the form of Effulgence, He is the conferer of Realization!
He is the owner of all things in this universe. He is the house of
every living beings.  Let us sing Siva, Annamalai, the Substance!

Verse 18 reads as under:

O girls listen!  He is the consort of Uma, with parrot like words.
He is beyond the sight of Vishnu and Brahma. He is the choicest
honey, our Lord of Tiru Perundurai.  He came down with mercy
and gave me the bliss of his grace in my Heart.  Let us sing this
brahmin, Annamalai!

Arunachala Siva.