Thiruppugazh – Songs – Thiruppugazh (Thirupugal) – Tamil Devotional songs dedicated to Lord Murugan, written by the poet-saint Arunagirinathar. Songs. Thirupugal – Free download as PDF File .pdf), Text File .txt) or read online for free. etymology of the Tamil word Sakalai (Wife’s Sister’s Husband).

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Articles needing additional references from May All articles needing additional references Articles containing Tamil-language text All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from May Articles needing cleanup from May All pages needing cleanup Cleanup tagged articles without a reason field from May Wikipedia pages needing cleanup from May All articles with dead external thirupuyal Articles with dead external links from October It is a powerful and effective Mantra because every verse of it contains the divine sanction of Lord Muruga,” says V.

The Thiruppugazh makes extensive and deliberate use of the imagery associated with the five landscapes of classical akam poetry.

These are the gifts of Muruga. There are no historical records of the life of Arunagirinaathar, and what we know of the composition of the Thiruppugazh is largely derived from oral thirupugzl and legends recorded in commentaries on the work. This appropriation of secular imagery to religious purposes is characteristic of the Thiruppugazh: Its metrestoo, are more obviously rhythmical than the stylised classical metres [ citation needed ]. 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.

Hamil Raghavan set close to compositions to music in various Ragam and Taalam. Whereas akam poetry uses the imagery in the context of secular, sensuous lovethe Thiruppugazh uses the same imagery in the context of the longing of the individual for God. However, only the works of Arunagirinathar have got the name “Thiruppugazh” because he alone succeeded, to a great extent, in describing the glorious qualities of the Lord vividly, completely and comprehensively. His disgust at his own conduct led him to attempt suicide by jumping off the temple tower at Thiruvannamalai.

Arunagiri has woven a beautiful garland, made not of fragrant flowers Poomalai but of beautiful verses of Tamil and has presented it to all so that they also could offer it tamio the Lord and derive immense inspiration, knowledge and blessings from Him.

The songs also deal with issues of morality and living a virtuous taiml on Earth, with many exhorting people to seek true happiness in God. This article needs additional citations for verification. Thiruppugazh is panacea for all ills. The imagery used in the following verse is illustrative of this usage:. Krishnan, a humble devotee. The union which Arunagirinathar uses this to symbolise, however, is that of the soul with God, tgirupugal the imagery specifically calls to mind the legend of Murugan’s wooing of Vallithe daughter of a Kurava chief.

It is only you, Lord Muruga, who make me sing. Wikisource has original text related to this article: According to Tamil legends, Murugan was the brave warrior who defeated the powerful demon Soorapadmankn was seen as being the epitome thirupuhal youth, compassion and beauty.

Thiruppugazh – Wikipedia

Arunagirinathar has combined his poetic skill and his devotion towards Muruga with remarkable ease. According to these, Arunagirinathar led a hedonistic life as a young man.

The word “Thiru Pugazh” Tamil means hailing the glory of God.

Arunagirinathar’s songs build on this tradition, hailing Murugan as the source of all knowledge, who even gave saintly advice to his father, Lord Shiva. At the beginning of each poem in the ThiruppugazhArunagirinathar gives the rhythm notations. He was saved by a stranger, who, according to legend, was Murugan himself. As all devotional works hail the glory of God, they all come under the category of ‘Thiru Pugazh’ Glory to God. The worship of Murugan has strong roots in Tamil Nadu.

The anthology is considered one of the central works of medieval Tamil literatureboth for its poetical and musical qualities, and for its religious, moral and philosophical content.

Although music had always been an integral part of the Tamil hymns such as TevaramArunagirinathar was one of the first to set all his compositions to music in the style of “Santham”—setting the verses within a certain length to conform with rhythm thala.

Perhaps, the first concrete attempt towards this end was made by Sri V. Subramaniam Pillai of Tiruthani. No effort seem to have been made for many years to retrieve them and thirupugak them to light.

Arunagirinathar says in the Thiruppugazh the songs will, by the grace of Murugan, convey the pearls of devotion and wisdom.

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Thirupugal (70 Songs)

Arunagirinathar utilises certain repetitive phrases to achieve movement and colour in his poems. This page was last edited on 15 Augustat Scholars hail Thiruppugazh both as a literary masterpiece and as a work of devotion. Though Arunagirinathar composed Thiruppugazh, the verses written in manuscript form remained at different sources. No cleanup reason has been specified.


This section may require cleanup to meet Wikipedia’s quality standards. The songs contain philosophical musings on Godexpressed in simple terms, placing particular emphasis on the role of God’s grace or mercy in helping the individual deal with the troubles and ills that afflict thiurpugal. May Learn how and when to remove this template message. Realising the value and importance of these songs, he made thorough search and collected the songs scattered at different places.