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Thirupulambal - to lament
« on: August 23, 2010, 12:15:09 PM »
"I do not need my relatives nor any place on earth, nor fame, nor friends, I need only Your Feet, thinking of which my mind melts. Grant me this blessing O, Lord who resides at Kutralam."


"I reject even golden hill; I do not desire any pleasure. I shun all the sastras and learning. I wish only to abide by you, my master Ramana, who destroys the Karma of your devotees and show them the path to realization."

Salutations to Sri Ramana
॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
~ Vasishta


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Re: Thirupulambal - to lament
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2010, 11:04:44 AM »

Dear Nagaraj,

Both Saint Manikkavachagar and Muruganar say that they do not
desire anything excepting abidance in the lotus feet of Siva/Guru
Ramana.  All learnings are waste, and even the golden hill of
Aruna is not wanted, says Muruganar.  But Saint Manikkavachagar
says that he does not want even the relatives, his home town,
names and even the company of learned people.  Further, he wants
to use all his learning and sweet songs only in praise of the Lord of Kutralam. 

This Kutralam is near Tenkasi in Tirunelveli District.  It is called
Chitra Sabha and this is one of the five sabhas [dancing halls]
of Siva. But this song is sung in Tiruvarur, near Thanjavur. Tiruvarur is one of the most holy places and Saint Sundarmurty
hails from this town.  This is also the birth place of Sri Muthu
Swami Dikshitar, one of the trimuvarites of Karnatic Music.

Tiru Pulambal, Holy Lamenting consists, as of today, only 3
verses.  The remaining 7 verses might have been lost due to time.  The 3rd verse which you have quoted is a gem.

I do not want relatives; I do not want my town;  I do not know
  any names for me;
I do not want the learned;  I want to spend all my learning and
   sweet songs,
O the Dancing Lord of Kutralam, should be used only to praise
   your pearls studded anklets,
Like a calf that seeks the Mother Cow, with melting mind.

Arunachala Siva.