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Tiru Dasangam
« on: November 02, 2008, 09:42:36 AM »
As  I already posted in the past, Tiru Dasangam, means Ten
Attributes of God.  Saint Manikkavachakar has sung in Tiruvachakam,
a decad on Ten Attributes of Siva.  In a similar manner, Muruganar,
the poet, has composed two separate decads on Ten Attributes of
Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi.  These two decads are part of Sri
Ramana Sannidhi Murai, the Holy Presence of Bhagavan Ramana, a
composition of 1851 verses on Bhagavan Ramana Maharshi.  Of these
1851 verses, 30 verses of Upadesa Saram, is Bhagavan Ramana's
own composition.  Murganar, after this book, has composed Guru
Vachaka Kovai, A Garland of Guru's Sayings and Sri Ramana Jnana
Bodham, a huge composition of about 25000 verses.  Sri Ramana
Jnana Bodham, includes Sri Pada Malai, glorifying the Feet of
Bhagavan Ramana.

Tiru Dasangam, has been composed by Manikkavachakar.  Later,
while on the Hills, one K.V. Ramachandra Iyer has also  composed
a decad on ten attributes of Bhagavan Ramana.  Even, this Iyer's
poems, have been written by me in a separate post.

Muruganar asks :  What are the Ten Attributes of Ramana?

1. What is His name?  -    It is Paramatma!
2. What is His country? - It is the Space of Wisdom!
3. What is His town?  _    It is the town of  Heart Centre!
4. What is His river?   -     It is Time, which runs a crore of times
                                                         within a wink of the eye!
5. What is His mountain?-It is the mountain of Self Knowledge!
6. What is His horse?      - It is Consciousness of Swarupa!
7. What is His weapon?  - It is the sword of Silence!
8. What is His drum?       - It is the few words of the Self!
9. What is His garland?   - It is the scriptures of all religion which
                                                     praise Him!
10.What is His flag?        -  It is the flag of Sacrifice (of I and mine)!

This is in the first decad of Dasangam.
About the second decad of Dasangam, I shall post later.

(Source:  Sri Ramana Sannidhi Murai, Tamil, 1998 edition.)

Arunachala Siva.