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:

மணாளன் மலர்மங்கைக்கும் மண் மடந்தைக்கும்
கண்ணாளன் உலகத்துஉயிர் தேவர்கட்குஎல்லாம்
விண்ணாளன் விரும்பிஉறையும் திருநாவாய்
கண்ஆரக் களிக்கின்றது இங்குஎன்று கொல்கண்டே?

maṇāḷaṉ malarmaṅkaikkum maṇ maṭantaikkum
kaṇṇāḷaṉ ulakattuuyir tēvarkaṭkuellām
viṇṇāḷaṉ virumpiuṟaiyum tirunāvāy
kaṇārak kaḷikkiṉṟatu iṅkueṉṟu kolkaṇṭē?

English translation of verse 9.8.5:

When indeed shall I my eyes feast, right here,
On the Lord Supreme, Who in Tirunāvāy lovingly stays,
The Spouse of (Lakṣmī) the lotus-born and Mother Earth,
The Ordainer of Heaven and Earth, Who in Heaven holds sway?

Notes:

The Lord, Who holds durbar in Heaven, seated on His serpent couch, in the grand assembly of the Celestials, has come down to Tirunāvāy and made it His abode with great delight. The Āḻvār longs to behold the Lord in Tirunāvāy, all the time, feasting his eyes on His nectarean charm.

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