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:

அற்புதன் நாராயணன் அரி வாமனன்
நிற்பது மேவி இருப்பது என்நெஞ்சகம்
நல்புகழ் வேதியர் நான்மறை நின்றுஅதிர்
கற்பகச் சோலைத் திருக்கடித் தானமே. (2)

aṟputaṉ nārāyaṇaṉ ari vāmaṉaṉ
niṟpatu mēvi iruppatu eṉneñcakam
nalpukaḻ vētiyar nāṉmaṟai niṉṟuatir
kaṟpakac cōlait tirukkaṭit tāṉamē. (2)

English translation of verse 8.6.10:

’Tis only to stay lovingly in my heart, His ultimate abode,
Nārāyaṇan, Who is also Ari and Vāmaṉaṉ, the wondrous Lord,
Stands in Tirukkaṭittāṉam, with lovely orchards,
Where the celebrated brahmins reside,
Chanting the Vedas four, for ever and aloud.


In order to gain access to the Āḻvār, the Lord came down to Tirukkaṭittāṉam and stood there. Once He got on to His destination, the Āḻvār’s heart-centre, He would stay there only all the time.

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