Tiruvācakam Part I

or Sacred Utterances

by Māṇikkavācakar | 1900 | 27,722 words

Thiruvasagam is a volume of Tamil hymns composed by the ninth century Shaivite bhakti poet Manikkavacakar. It contains 51 compositions and constitutes the eighth volume of the Tirumurai, the sacred anthology of Tamil Shaiva Siddhanta....

Editor's Notes

Etext Preparation: Dr. K. Kalyanasundaram, Lausanne, Switzerland
Proof-reading: Mr. Ganapathy Subbu, Cambridge, UK
Web version: K. Kalyanasundaram, Lausanne, Switzerland
Reference Source: The Tiruvaacagam or 'Sacred Utterances' of the Tamil Poet, Saint and Sage Maanikka-vaacagar, Rev.G.U. Pope, Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1900.
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Editorial Note on this release: Rev. Pope has used transliterated form with diacritical markers to cite many Tamil words with grantha characters (such as the first letter of Civan marked with C-cedilla). To render the English translation using lower case ASCII characters, we have used the following transliteration scheme with upper-case C for C-cedilla (for the first letter of Civan):

Vowels: a A i I u U e E ai o O au H;
Consonants: k ng c nj T N t n p m y r l v z L R n2
Grantha: j S s h kS SRI

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