Friday, September 16, 2005

Thirumoolar

Thirumoolar is a great Saivite saint, some believe He is the Lord Himself. He is one of the "Arupathoomoovar Nayanmars", the sixty three saivite saints who spent their lifetime singing the praise of the Lord.

Thirumoolar's treatise, Thirumanthiram is a collection of 3000 hymns; it provides many of the Mahavakyas of Saivism.

Thirumoolar sat in meditation for 3000 years in Thiruvaduthurai, a village near Kumabkonam, TN. Every year He sang one hymn; Thirumoolar is the first saint, who sang in praise of the "Tamil" language. HIS hymn, where HE sings in praise of the Lord as "Anbe Sivam" (GOD is LOVE) is the most sublime statement; all the Nayanmars are living commentaries on this statement.

Over the next several weeks, I shall try and write a commentary on Thirumanthiram, includng quoting the Hymns from Thirumanthiram.

"Anbe Sivam"

8 Comments:

Blogger krishna said...

@venky

perhaps thiru moolar would have perfomed better than Kamal hasan in the movie "anbe sivam" if he had lived for 3000 more years..:).

just kidding..:)

expecting ur elaborate post on thirumoolar

10:01 PM  
Blogger Arjuna_Speaks said...

Beautiful start Venky - and looking forward for ur posts..I shall also write about my favourite St Arunagirinathar! St Arun rocks! :)

2:33 AM  
Blogger mysorean said...

Venky,

Super start!

Looking forward to your post on thirumoolar.

8:07 AM  
Blogger Kasthuri Srinivasan said...

Good post.
And what are the dates if Tirumoolar ? I am wondering about "Thirumoolar is the first saint, who sang in praise of the "Tamil" language." Can u give me some reference ? Thanks.

9:49 AM  
Blogger Venky Krishnamoorthy said...

Helloo everyone, thanks for the kind words.

Kasthuri Srini -- I shall write the hymn in the next post
It goes like this "GOD created ME, so I can sing HIS praise in tamil".

I just pinged someone on how to write tamil fonts in blogger.

9:09 AM  
Blogger kitchenette soul said...

Thirumandiram is a mystical work, which is simply beautiful. I read the translation of the verses published by Ramakrishna Math, Chennai. I happened to be part of the group that made a CD recently on ten verses of Thirumandiram. It has been released a couple of months ago. It was a beautiful experience singing and recording too. The simplicity of words used really strike one. I would love to share my experiences on this one. Shall write later

8:29 AM  
Blogger Jagan said...

Wonderful. Would be happy to read your post on this.

4:55 AM  
Blogger Kumar Vennavasal said...

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9:28 PM  

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