Tamil Thivya-Pirapantham of Tamil Vainava Saints (Aalvaars)

Thread started by virarajendra on 23rd September 2008 03:18 AM




Author: Virarajendra

A brief study on the Tamil Thivya-Pirapantham of the Tamil Vainava Saints (Aalvaars) of Tamil Nadu

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The sacred “poems of Praise” sung on "God - as Vishnu"(God Vishnu - Thirumaal), by the Tamil Vainava Aalvaars (Saints) of Tamil Nadu - of the medieval and pre-medieval periods, have been grouped into one volume as Naalaayira Thivya-Pirapantham by the Tamil Vainava Adiyar the Naathamunikal.

Note: Re - "God as Vishnu"(God Vishnu) refer my Thread in this same website titled - "The Universal Truth of God Supreme"

“Thivya” in Sanskrit (“Thiru” in Tamil) means “Divine”, and Pirapantham (in Tamil) means a “poetic work”. Hence “Naalaayira Thivya-Pirapantham” means “Divine poetic works of 4000 verses”. (Verses - Paasuram)

These 4000 verses are from the twenty three divine poetic works of the twelve Vainava Aalvaars of Tamil Nadu, and are classified as follows:

The Thiruppaasurankal of the Tamil Vainava Saint
Poihaiaalvaar - Place of Birth : Kaanchipuram
Muthal Thiruvanthaathi - 100 Thiruppaasuram on Thirumaal in Tamil
No of 'Paadal (Mangala Saasanam - poetic praise) - petra' Vainava 'Thiruththalangal' (Thivya Thesangal) - 7

The Thiruppaasurankal of the Tamil Vainava Saint
Poothathaalvaar - Place of Birth : Maamallapuram
Irandaam Thiruvanthaathi - 100 Thiruppaasuram on Thirumaal in Tamil
No of 'Paadal (Mangala Saasanam - poetic praise) - petra' Vainava 'Thiruththalangal' (Thivya Thesangal) - 13

The Thiruppaasurankal of the Tamil Vainava Saint
Peiyaalvaar - Place of Birth : Mayilaapuur
Moontram Thiruvanthaathi - 100 Thiruppaasuram on Thirumaal in Tamil
No of 'Paadal (Mangala Saasanam - poetic praise) - petra' Vainava 'Thiruththalangal' (Thivya Thesangal) - 14

The Thiruppaasurankal of the Tamil Vainava Saint
Thirumalisaiaalvaar - Place of Birth : Thirumalisai
Thirusantha Viruttham - 120 Thiruppaasuram on Thirumaal in Tamil
Naanmuhan Thiruvanthaathi - 96 Thiruppaasuram on Thirumaal in Tamil
No of 'Paadal (Mangala Saasanam - poetic praise) - petra' Vainava 'Thiruththalangal' (Thivya Thesangal) - 16

Refer: Refer: http://www.projectmadurai.org/pm_ete.../pm0005_02.pdf

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The Thiruppaasurankal of the Tamil Vainava Saint
Namaalvaar - Place of Birth : Thirukurukoor
Thiruviruththam - 100 Thiruppaasuram on Thirumaal in Tamil
Thiruvaasiriyam - 7 Thiruppaasuram on Thirumaal in Tamil
Periya Thiruvanthaathi - 87 Thiruppaasuram on Thirumaal in Tamil
Thiruvaaimoli - 1102 Thiruppaasurm on Thirumaal in Tamil
No of 'Paadal (Mangala Saasanam - poetic praise) - petra' Vainava 'Thiruththalangal' (Thivya Thesangal) - 35

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HVQf...yer_detailpage - A Gem of Thiruvaaimoli
Courtesy: Shangu Chakra Gadha Padmam - YouTube] As the Owner of this Video have disabled same being played in other Websites, Readers are requested to view same in the YouTube Website at the following URL
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The Thiruppaasurankal of the Tamil Vainava Saint
Mathurakaviaalvaar - Place of Birth : Thirukkoluur
Kanni Nun Siruthaambu - 11 Thiruppaasuram on Nammaalvaar in Tamil
No of 'Paadal (Mangala Saasanam - poetic praise) - petra' Vainava 'Thiruththalangal' (Thivya Thesangal) - 00

The Thiruppaasurankal of the Tamil Vainava Saint
Kulasekaraalvaar - Place of Birth : Thiruvanjikkalam (present Kodungallur of Kerala)
Perumal Thirumoli - 105 Thiruppaasuram on Thirumaal in Tamil
No of 'Paadal (Mangala Saasanam - poetic praise) - petra' Vainava 'Thiruththalangal' (Thivya Thesangal) - 7
Muhundamaalaa - Paadalkal on Thirumaal in Sanskrit

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTs6...yer_detailpage

Refer: http://www.projectmadurai.org/pm_ete.../pm0005_02.pdf

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Note:
Towards the beginning of the nineth century {i.e. A.D.801} the powerful Chera king Kulasekaran {A.D.801-820} was ruling in Kudamalainadu of the Kerala (Chera) country, with his capital at Mahodayapuram. It was here the Thiruvanjikkalam existed. Mahodayapuram was also known as the Kodungallur with which name it exits even today. He was an ardent devotee of Lord Rama an incarnation of God Vishnu.

King Kulasekaran has claimed for himself the titles “Kolik-kon”, “Kudal-nayagan”, “Kongar Kon” in his "Perumal Thirumoli" confirming his authority over Koliyur (the Uraiyur of the Chola country), and Kudal (the Madurai of the Pandiya country) and also over the Kongu country, with his victory over these countries and the formation of the Second Chera (Kerala) empire during the pre-medieval period.

Subsequently he denounced the Chera throne in preferance to his "absolute dedication and worship of God Vishnu (Thirumaal) and came to be known as Kulasekara Perumaal and as Kulasekara Aalvaar.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Vzi...yer_detailpage The Life Story of Kulasekara Aalwar - Courtesy: Ramanujadasyai - YouTube

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The Thiruppaasurankal of the Tamil Vainava Saint
Periyaalvaar - Place of Birth : Sri Villipuththuur
Periyaalvaar Thirumoli - 461 Thiruppaasuram on Thirumaal in Tamil
Thiruppallaandu - 12 Thiruppaasuram on Thirumaal in Tamil
No of 'Paadal (Mangala Saasanam - poetic praise) - petra' Vainava 'Thiruththalangal' (Thivya Thesangal) - 20

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGRL...yer_detailpage
A gem from Thiruppallaandu Coutesy: Bombay Saradha - YouTube

The Thiruppaasurankal of the Tamil Vainava Saint
Aandaal - Place of Birth : Sri Villipuththuur
Thiruppaavai - 30 Thiruppaasuram on Thirumaal in Tamil
Naachiyaar Thirumoli - 143 Thiruppaasuram on Thirumaal in Tamil
No of 'Paadal (Mangala Saasanam - poetic praise) - petra' Vainava 'Thiruththalangal' (Thivya Thesangal) - 9

Refer: Refer: http://www.projectmadurai.org/pm_ete.../pm0005_02.pdf

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLaD...layer_embedded Courtesy: Bombay Sarada

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7qOL...eature=related - A gem from Naachiyaar Thirumoli

The Thiruppaasurankal of the Tamil Vainava Saint
Thondaradipodiaalvaar - Place of Birth : Mandangkudi
Thirumaalai - 45 Thiruppaasuram on Thirumaal in Tamil
Thiruppalli Elutchi - 10 Thiruppaasuram on Thirumaal in Tamil
No of 'Paadal (Mangala Saasanam - poetic praise) - petra' Vainava 'Thiruththalangal' (Thivya Thesangal) - 3

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Crhn5...eature=related - Gems from Thirumaalai

The Thiruppaasurankal of the Tamil Vainava Saint
Thiruppaanaalvaar - Place of Birth : Uraiyuur
Amalanathipiran - 1 Thiruppaasuram on Thirumaal in Tamil
No of 'Paadal (Mangala Saasanam - poetic praise) - petra' Vainava 'Thiruththalangal' (Thivya Thesangal) - 3

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oCyudOTuSns - Gems of Amalanathipiran

The Thiruppaasurankal of the Tamil Vainava Saint
Thirumangaiaalvaar - Place of Birth : Kuraiyaluur
Periya Thirumoli - 1084 Thiruppaasuram on Thirumaal in Tamil
Thirukkurunththandakam - 20 Thiruppaasuram on Thirumaal in Tamil
Thirunedunththandakam - 30 Thiruppaasuram on Thirumaal in Tamil
Thiruvelukoottrirukkai - 1 Thiruppaasuram on Thirumaal in Tamil
Siriya Thirumadal - 1 Thiruppaasuram on Thirumaal in Tamil
Periya Thirumadal - 1 Thiruppaasuram on Thirumaal in Tamil
No of 'Paadal (Mangala Saasanam - poetic praise) - petra' Vainava 'Thiruththalangal' (Thivya Thesangal) - 40

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQIu...yer_detailpage Courtesy: Shangu Chakra Gadha Padmam - YouTube]
As the Owner of this Video have disabled same being played in other Websites, Readers are requested to view same in the YouTube Website at the following URL
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While the "Naalaayira Thivya-Pirapantham" in Tamil remains a grouping of the Tamil Vainava Thiruppaasurankal - the Divine praise on God Vishnu - by the Tamil Vainava Aalvaars, the Tamil Vainava poetic work named "Guruparamparai Puranam" speaks on the life histories of these - twelve great Tamil Vainava Aalvaars.

The "Prapantha Saaram" in Tamil by Swami Vethantha Guru (Desikan) provides the count of Paasurams by each Vainava Aalvaars, and the details of their birth - places, months, and stars.
Refer:
http://www.sundarasimham.org/ebooks/PrabhandaSaaram.pdf




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