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Muruganar's Liberation Day - 20.08.2009
« on: August 22, 2009, 12:57:51 PM »
Muruganar was from Ramanathapuram.  His father's name is
Krishna Iyer.  Mugavai is the Tamil classical name for Ramanathapuram, in southern Tamil Nadu.  Kannan is the Tamil
classical name for Krishna.  His name is Subramanyan.  So Muruganar called himself as Mugavai Kanna Muruganar.  Tamil was a great
scholar in Tamil grammar and literature.  He was one of the members
of Tamil Lexicon Committee formed by the British Governement, which was to prepare a Tamil encyclopedia of Tamil grammar and literature.  Muruganar was born in August 1890.  He was later working in a
school as Tamil teacher in Madras.  His father-in-law Dandapani
Swami was a great devotee of Bhagavan Ramana.  He once brought
Sri Arunachala Stuti Panchakam and Nan Yar to his son in law
and spoke highly of Bhagavan Ramana.  Muruganar was thrilled by
the poetry and contents of these books and made it a point to visit
Bhagavan Ramana.  Thus he met Him on 21.9.1923 near Mother's
Samadhi.  He had prepared a song titled Desika Padigam, Decad on Guru and took it with him.  As he saw Bhagavan Ramana, he became speechless and he could not read beyond the first two lines of that
song!  Bhagavan Ramana gazed at him and found his stammering
and stumbling and then said:  You give it to me.  I shall read out.
He read out the poem in proper metrical way.  Then He said:  "So,
you are Manikkavachagar!  You have come to sing my glory!" The words of Bhagavan Ramana were prophetic.  Yes.  He became Manikkavachagar for Ramana-Siva.  He wrote 30,000 verses on
Bhagavan Ramana's glory and he sang nobody excepting Siva and
Ramana in his lifetime.

Desika Padigam says:  As you left Kailas and came to Tirupendurai,
to listen to the divine words of Manikkavachagar, leaving the celestial
musicians like kinnaras, in the icy mountains, You have come today
here from Kailas to Tiruvannamalai, to listen to these lowly words
of mine, O Ramana Guru!"   

Muruganar was in fact Manikkavachagar for Ramana.  Muruganar loved Tiruvachakam and Tiru Chitrambalakovai of Manikkavachagar and had great regard for that saint poet.  In fact, Muruganar's
Sri Ramana Sannidhi Murai and Guru Vachaka Kovai are styled
as Tiruvachakam and Tiru Chitrambala Kovai.

I must have written about Muruganar on 20.8.2009, the day of
his liberation.  My post is two days late.  I am sorry and I seek
forgiveness of Muruganar.

Arunachala Siva.