Thiruvāsiriyam

திருவாசிரியம்

நம்மாழ்வார் அருளிய திருவாசிரியம் என்னும் இப்பிரபந்தம் யஜுர் வேத ஸாரமாக விளங்குகிறது. ஏழு பாசுரங்களை கொண்டது. திருவிருத்தத்தில் பகவானிடம் தனக்கு சரீர சம்பந்தத்தை போக்கித் தர வேண்டும் என்று ஆழ்வார் கதறியும், அவரது திருவாக்கினால் உலகத்தாருக்கு பிரபந்தம் உருவாக வேண்டும் என்ற திருவுள்ளம் + Read more
Group: 3rd 1000
Verses: 2578 to 2584
Glorification: Krishna Avatar (க்ருஷ்ணாவதாரம்)
Eq scripture: Yajur Veda
āzhvār: Namm Āzhvār
  • Taniyan
  • Verse 1:
    2578. O lord, with red garments, your crown is the sun that spreads bright rays and the beautiful moon floats above your head. Your mouth is as lovely as coral and you shine like a light and an emerald hill. You are adorned with golden clothes and many precious ornaments and your mouth and eyes shine, adding to the luster of your dark body. You rest on thousand-headed Adisesha in the middle of ocean with rolling waves as Shivā, Nānmuhan who stays on a lotus on your navel, Indra and all the crowd of gods worship you. O lord, you measured all the three worlds with your divine feet.
  • Verse 2:
    2579. You, our father, created the world and swallowed it. My heart longs to worship your shining lotus feet ornamented with sounding anklets, melting to receive you. My love for you flows like sweet nectar. Some people wish only for material things, never thinking of being your devotee— let them do whatever they want. The nature of this illusionary world is to become rich. Even if someone gets everything he needs in this world and excellent Mokshā, the wise will not want a worldly life. Their only aim will be to reach your feet.
  • Verse 3:
    2580. He, the first one of the three gods, with shining jewels on his chest, rules all the three worlds, leading them on a good path. He churned the milky ocean using Mandara mountain for a churning stick and the snake Vāsuki for a rope, and as the ocean was churned, it roared with a a loud noise like thunder as its waves rolled. May we serve the devotees of the matchless god continuously, eon after eon.
  • Verse 4:
    2581. Will he accept us as his devotees in all the eons so that we may worship him? At the time of terrible flood when there was no world and no people, he, the seed from which everything came, the only god at the end of the eon, created Nānmuhan from his navel on a lotus, and Nānmuhan created three-eyed Shivā and the other gods and all the three worlds. Let us worship the feet of Māyan.
  • Verse 5:
    2582. Your eyes are like lotuses blooming in a forest, your mouth is as sweet as a fruit, your feet are like a thousand suns shining together and your thousand divine arms are like many flourishing forests of the karpaga garden. When you put one foot on the earth and measured the whole world and raised your other shining lotus foot to the sky and measured it, the world created by Nānmuhan was amazed and pleased and the gods in the sky performed their worship. O Thirumāl! Can anyone measure the world with their feet like this except you ?
  • Verse 6:
    2583. Is this the nature of this world? Some ignorant people worship small gods and it is if they were worshiping a wooden plank when they have a mother who gave birth to them. When they have their own ancient first god who created, split open, and measured the earth, giving them his grace, they do not worship him but they worship small gods thinking that they are the real gods. They offer them meat and then eat it and do many wrong things, worshiping in a way that will give them only sorrow. As they enjoy their lives, they are involved in the illusions of this world, only to be born again and suffer again in life.
  • Verse 7:
    2584. Shivā with the crescent moon in his matted hair, Nānmuhan, Indra, the gods in the sky and all the creatures of the world worship him. At the end of the eon he swallowed the earth, ocean, fire, wind, sun, moon, the sky and all other flourishing and shining things in the world and kept them in his stomach as he, the divine Māyan, rested on a banyan leaf. Is there any other god who is more divine for us to worship?