Friday, November 26, 2010

Periya Thirumozhi Thiruvallikeni

This is the only verse in his Periya Thirumozhi where Thirumangai Azhvaar refers to all the four brothers and Sita.

பரதனும் தம்பி சத்ருக்னனும்
இலகுமனோடு மைதிலியும்

இரவும் நன் பகலும் துதி செய்ய நின்ற
இராவனந்தகனை எம்மானை

குரவமே கமழும் குளிர் போழிலூட
குயிலோடு மயில்கள் நின்ற ஆழ

இரவியின் கதிர்கள் நுழைதல் செய்தரியாத்
திருவல்லிக்கேணி கண்டேனே

Thirumangai says that he found here at Thiruvallikeni the handsome Lord Rama surrounded by his three brothers Bharatha, Satrugana and Lakshmana with Sita by his side, amidst cool groves where birds sing and peacocks dance...

Interestingly, Thirumangai also adds that the huge trees here make it difficult for the Sun to pierce into this place.


Sudha said...

Hi Prabu,
I am in the process of learning Thirumangai Azhwar's "Virperu Vizhavum" (as a song with music) from Periya Thirumozhi and was hugely surprised when I checked your blog after a while and saw a post about the exact same thing. :) What a huge coincidence!!! Interesting post about Araiyar Sevai as well. As some of the other people have mentioned, may be we can do something about this by setting up some fund or collecting money. It will be a shame if the tradition is lost forever!

PRabhu S said...


Good to know.

Will check out reg the fund/collecting money and will keep you updated.