Tiruvaymoli (Thiruvaimozhi): English translation

by S. Satyamurthi Ayyangar | 388,514 words

This is the English translation of the Tiruvaymoli (or, Thiruvaimozhi): An ancient Tamil text consisting of 1102 verses which were sung by the poet-saint Nammalvar as an expression of his devotion to Vishnu. Hence, it is an important devotional book in Vaishnavism. Nammalvar is one of the twelve traditional saints of Tamil Nadu (Southern India), kn...

Tamil text and transliteration:

தாயப்பதிகள் தலைச்சிறந்து எங்கெங்கும்
மாயத்தினால் மன்னி வீற்றிருந்தான்உறை
தேசத்துஅமரர் திருக்கடித்தானத்துள்
ஆயர்க்குஅதிபதி அற்புதன்தானே.

tāyappatikaḷ talaicciṟantu eṅkeṅkum
māyattiṉāl maṉṉi vīṟṟiruntāṉuṟai
tēcattuamarar tirukkaṭittāṉattuḷ
āyarkkuatipati aṟputaṉtāṉē.

English translation of verse 8.6.9:

Tirukkaṭittāṉam, the loving resort of even Celestials bright,
Is where the wondrous Chief of cowherds (Kaṇṇaṉ) alights,
With pleasure immense, looking upon it as the best
Of the pilgrim centres that do all over exist.


All pilgrim centers, without distinction of big and small are sacred indeed, and yet, the Lord covets Tirukkaṭittāṉam most, being the centre which enabled Him to gain access to the Āḻvār by exhibiting to the latter His grandeur as well as grace galore, His amazing simplicity.

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