Tiruppugazh, composed by saint poet Arunagirinathar, is unique because it brings before us the image of Lord Muruga in full splendour and glory and bestows. The very famed poet Arunagirinathar found his devotional calling when he was rescued by a stranger as he was attempting to give up his life. He claimed that.

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But a true spiritual aspirant seeks not just a smooth sailing only. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.

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In another song, Arunagirinathar says that lord Surya, Lord Indira and other Devas joined the forces led by Sri Ramachandra in his crusade against evil forces. His sister always gave whatever she earned to make her brother happy, and he frequently visited the devadasis.

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. Go and compose songs studded with pearls muttu of devotion and wisdom.

He is believed to have composed over 16, songs covering all aspects of life but only 1, songs have so far been traced. Never before devotion and literature were blended so harmoniously as in Thiruppugazh.

Puram is almost packed to capacity. I have selected certain songs which dealt with the question of liberation Mukti and made an attempt to interpret the verses from my own limited understanding. In the song rendered at Kasi DhaaranikathiArunagirinathar seeks the blessings of Lord Viswanatha to be able to go beyond the realm of body and mind and attain knowledge by which he would be able to experience the Muruga within.


A devotee may not have the full knowledge of the meaning. Apparently, a struggle went on between Arunagiri, who found his identity with Muruga and Arunagiri who sought to identify himself with his body.

Arunagirinathar – Wikipedia

What can the Lord of Death do to me? A brief introduction to arubagirinathar outstanding works is given below:. Thiruppugazh seeks fulfillment of all that one aspires in every stage of his development. Though Arunagirinathar presented us with the ideal form of worship, the Thiruppugazh, it underlined the same truth, the Advaita Vedanta, which Adi Sankara postulated. Arunagirinathzr was a devotee of Lord Murugan and worshipped him at arunagifinathar sacred Vedapureeswarar temple arknagirinathar the town of Cheyyar.

Arunagirinathar has weaved a beautiful garland to adore his God. Perhaps, the first concrete attempt towards this end was made by Sri V. Arunagiri stood still for a while, unable to believe his eyes. References have also been made on the Ramayana and the Bhagavatam.

At every temple he visited, he composed songs highlighting the importance of the shrine there. Arunagiri visited temples all over South India and composed 16, songs – about 2, alone remained in this earth. 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. We find glimpses of Advaita philosophy at many places in Thiruppugazh.


What a grace that you made me a messenger to highlight the glory of Thiruppugazh to all corners of the world.

This article needs additional citations for verification. Captivated by the song, he decided to set out on a mission to search for the entire body of Thiruppugazh songs. He was highly proficient in Tamil and Sanskrit.

The Alexander Romance in India. He accused Arunagirinathar of espousing false beliefs. His father died soon after his birth and his pious mother and sister instilled in him, their cultural and religious traditions. As Arjuna is known for his talent in archery, Arunagirinathar is known for his power of vocabulary Villukku vijayan, vakkukku Arunagiri.

May be it was a coincidence.

Qrunagirinathar in his divine voice, mesmerising us at each and every note. It prays for the grace of Muruga for a smooth sailing in this ocean of life.


It is rare to have combination of all these qualities in one person. Raghavan of New Delhi started a powerful Thiruppugazh movement in the s which spread across India and the world. In another verse, he says: