Tiruppugazh, composed by saint poet Arunagirinathar, is unique because it brings before us the image of Lord Muruga in full splendour and glory and bestows. The very famed poet Arunagirinathar found his devotional calling when he was rescued by a stranger as he was attempting to give up his life. He claimed that.

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It prays for the grace of Muruga for a smooth sailing in this ocean of life. Since the songs thiruputal rendered after he realized God, it is believed that they were rendered by the blessings of God. One arunatirinathar have done many acts out of ignorance or willfully. Captivated by the song, he decided to set out on a mission to search for the entire body of Thiruppugazh songs.

Our devotion grows only stronger every time we feel that God is putting it to test. Like an artist painting a portrait, Arunagirinathar has presented before devotees the splendid appearance of the Lord, His various benevolent qualities, His flag of rooster, the diamond-studded Vel and the beautiful peacock.

Though this website was launched to introduce the book, it continued to survive even when all the books were sold out. Very little documentary evidence is available about his early life and whatever details known were collected from hearsay. Krishnan, a humble devotee.

Avar avar ichayil evai evai utranabut that is only the first stage. He saw in his vision, Muruga standing majestically, the sparkling Vel in the hold of his hands, the beautiful peacock nearby. Arunagiri stood still for a while, thirkpugal to believe his thirupugsl. His son, ‘Thanigai Mani’ Sri Chengalvaraya Pillai, a great devotee of Lord Muruga, continued the task left behind by his father and brought many Thiruppugazh songs in printed format.

Realising the value and importance of these songs, he made thorough search and collected the songs scattered at different places. He seeks to reach the shore, the shore of Lord Muruga and ever remain there without an occasion to come back to the ocean of life Samsara again. Other musicians who have set music to Tiruppugazh include Chitravina N Ravikiran.


So long you are beside me, how an inauspicious day harm me? In another song, Arunagirinathar says: No effort seem to have been made for many years to retrieve them and bring them to light.

Abirami Apps See more. It is believed that the Lord has come to his vision again and set out the task before him. He toured all over South India, collected manuscripts, including palm leavesassembled the texts and published them in two volumes, the first in and the second in Wherever he went, Lord of Vayalur was always at his heart and Arunagiri made pointed reference to Vayalooran in most of his songs.

While many saints underwent penance and meditation and realized God at the end, Arunagirinathar was among the privileged few who attained God realization at the very beginning.

Kandhar Andhathi is a hymn consisting of stanzas of four lines each, the first word of all four lines starting with the same word yet each carrying a different meaning. He has been providing an able leadership to a group of devotees called “Thiruppugazh Anbargal” spread in different parts of the country.

Kandar Anubhuti, consisting of 52 verses is considered as the most important work of Arunagirinathar because it reveals his own experience. Alangaram is not all about adoring the Lord. How can disaster fall on me?

He then decided to dispense with his body and fell from the tower of Turuvannamalai.


While the arungairinathar of composition are soul stirring, the contents are inspiring and worth contemplating upon. As Thiruppugazh also lends itself to various talas, it is referred to as “Talamaligai”. Arunagirinathar is believed to have composed thirupugak 16, songs from different temples in India. Supreme Deity or Divine Rascal? The original music of Arunagirinathar has unfortunately not survived which has necessitated them to be re-tuned in recent times.

He has shown familiarity with rituals pertaining to Vamacharathough one who worships the Devi internally may not worship her externally. This page was last edited on 15 Augustat As the individual progresses, arunagirinatha goal and priorities keep changing at every stage. Go and compose songs studded with pearls muttu of devotion and wisdom.


Thiruppugazh – Wikipedia

References have also been made on the Ramayana and arunagirinthar Bhagavatam. Arunagirinathar then emerged as the enlightened saint endowed with the grace of knowledge Arul Jnana Inbam Athu Tharuvaye ….

Having selected songs and setting them to music with different “Raga and tala,” Thiruppugazh Anbargal has systematised a formal method of conducting the recital Isai Vazhipadu. The worship of Murugan has strong roots in Tamil Nadu. In one of his songs he said: The Alexander Romance in India.

I have selected certain songs which dealt with the question of liberation Mukti and made an attempt to interpret the verses from my own limited understanding. Later, Arunagirinathar himself explained its meaning thus: But we believed it was our faith on Lord Muruga reinforced by our faith on Thiruppugazh that performed this miracle.

We find glimpses of Advaita philosophy at many places in Thiruppugazh. It was sometime in 15th century and the God she prayed was Lord Arunachala. Tiruppukal in the cult of Murukan Tiruppugazh: Perhaps, the first concrete attempt towards this end was made by Sri V. He wrote a song about this shrine’s Lord Muruga “kaviri seerumon seeraru soozh thirupuugal – means Muruga is blessing us from the place where the tributary of the river Cauvery is the Vadavaaru.

What can the Lord of Death do to me? These are the gifts of Muruga. At every temple he visited, he composed songs highlighting the importance of the shrine there.