This Prabandham, composed by Thirumangai Azhvar as an angam (auxiliary discipline) to the four types of Vedas, is structured in the style of 'Rathabandham.' Thirumangai Azhvar is the only one who has composed such a Prabandham in this intricate poetic form. It consists of 46 sub-verses.

Azhvar deeply contemplated the transient nature of worldly life + Read more
நால்வகை வேதங்களுக்கு ஆறங்கம் கூற வந்த திருமங்கையாழ்வார் அருளிச்செய்த இப்பிரபந்தம் 'ரதபந்தம்' என்ற வகையில் அமைந்துள்ளது. இத்தகைய சித்திரகவியில் பாடி அருளியவர் திருமயங்கையாழ்வார் ஒருவரே ஆகும். இது 46 அடிகள் கொண்ட பிரபந்தம்.

இவ்வுலக வாழ்க்கையின் நிலையில்லாத் தன்மை, கர்மாநுகுணமான + Read more
Group: 3rd 1000
Verses: 2672 to 2672
Glorification: Archa / Manifest State (அர்ச்சாவதாரம்)
Eq scripture: vyAkaraNa
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  • Verse 1:
    "2672. You created Brahmā on a large lotus on your navel, and you shot your fiery arrows and conquered and burned Lankā surrounded with strong forts around which even the sun and moon cannot move. " "You took the form of a dwarf, a Brahmin bachelor dressed in deerskin, wore a shining string on your chest and went to Mahābali’s sacrifice. You asked the king for three feet of land and measured all the three worlds and the sky with your two feet. " "Gajendra the elephant was caught by a crocodile and you rode on Garudā with beautiful wings, went to the deep pond with abundant water, making all the directions shake, and killed the crocodile and saved the long-trunked Gajendra who dripped with ichor. " "You are worshipped by Vediyars who do five sacrifices with three fires, recite the four Vedās and do six deeds. Your good devotees controlling their five senses and removing desires, pride and egoism from their minds, are rid of the good and bad karmā that cause future births, as they put their minds only on you. You know the nature of those who do not want to be born again. " "You keep in your body the three-eyed Shivā who has four arms, is adorned with a snake, and has the Ganges flowing in his matted hair. He knows your power and worships you who swallowed all the seven worlds and kept them in your stomach. " "You are the six tastes-- sweet, bitter, sour, salty, astringent, pungent. You carry six shining weapons in your hands, have four arms and are colored like the dark ocean. You rest on Adisesha on the ocean. The Earth goddess and Lakshmi who have beautiful moon-like faces stay near your feet at all times of the day and caress them. " "You are the four Varnas, and the five elements–sky, fire, ocean, wind, and earth. You fought and conquered the seven bulls to marry Nappinnai whose hair swarms with six-legged bees and lovely-haired Lakshmi stays on your chest. All the six religions do not know who you are. " "You are the four things–dharma, wealth, pleasure and Mokshā, and the three gods Shivā, Brahmā and Vishnu, and you, the giver of the results of good and bad karmā, are the unique god of rich Thirukkudandai in the south surrounded by flourishing vines and groves where flowers always bloom dripping with honey. The Kaveri river flows there with its abundant water, bringing precious jewels and leaving them on its banks, and good paddy flourishes there in beautiful fields. You are the god of Thirukkudandai where the flags on the golden places fly in the sky and touch the young crescent moon and Vediyars worship you reciting mantras. O highest lord, you rest on Adisesha, the snake bed on the ocean and you know all things. I bow to your feet. Remove the results of my karmā and my troubles. "