Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Sivapuranam



 














Thiruvasagam meaning – Beautiful words or holy words. It’s a collection of poems, praising Lord Shiva, by the great devotee and saint Manikavachagar. The exact period of this poetic treasure is not know, but it is estimated to be 1100 years. Sivapuranam is the first section of Thiruvasagam. 

 
" The Shiva Purana has twenty-four thousand shlokas. These are divided into six samhitas or sections."
The names of the sectiosn are -
1 - Jnana Samhita,
2 - Vidyeshvara Samhit,
3 - Kailasa Samhita,
4 - Sanatkumar Samhita,
5 - Vayaviya Samhita and
6 - Dharma Samhit.

Each samhita is further subdivided into chapters (Adhyaya).


Jnana Samhita has Seventy-Eight Chapters,

Vidyeshvara Samhita Sixteen Chapters,
Kailasa Samhita Twelve Chapters,
Sanathkumar Samhila Fifty-Nine Chapters,
Vayaviya Samhita Thirty Chapters and
Dharma Samhita Sixty-Five Chapters.


 

Namaccivaya vaazhga ~ nadhan thal vazhga
imaippozhudhum en ~ne~njjil ~nI~nggAdhAn thAL vAzhga kOgazhi ANda kurumaNidhan thAL vAzhga , Agamam Agi~nindRu aNNippAn thAL vAzhga , Egan anEgan iRaivan adivAzhga



Long live lord's name 'namaSivAya'! Long live lord's feet!
Long live the lord's feet that do not leave my heart even for a moment!
Long live the feet of the guru (master) who enslaved me in
Long live the feet of the sweet lord who is the Agamas.
Long live the only one! Long live the many formed! Long live the lord!


vEgam keduththANda vE~ndhan adi velga
piRappaRukkum pi~nj~njaganthan peygazhalgaL velga
puRaththArkkuc cEyOnthan pU~nggazhalgaL velga
kara~ngguvivAr uLmagizhum kOngazhalgaL velga
sira~ngguvivAr O~ngguvikkum sIrOn kazhal velga






Victory to the king who stilled my fleeting mind!
Victory to the anklet-worn feet of the lord wearing head ornaments who cut off my cycles of birth!
Victory to the beautiful feet of the one who is far away (unreachable)
for those who do not have bhakthi (devotion)!
Victory to the feet of the king who rejoices in the minds of those who worship with folded hands!
Victory to the feet of the king who uplifts those who worship with bowed heads!

Isan adi pOtRi e~ndhai adi pOtRi
thEsan adi pOtRi sivan sEvadi pOtRi
~nEyaththE ~nindRa ~nimalan adi pOtRi
mAyap piRappu aRukkum mannan adi pOtRi
sIrAr peru~ndhuRai ~nam thEvan adi pOtRi 15
ArAdha inbam aruLum malai pOtRi



Hail the feet of god! Hail the feet of our father!
Hail the feet of the radiant one! Hail the red (lotus like) feet of Siva, the auspicious one!
Hail the feet of the blemishless one who is established in love!
Hail the feet of the king who cuts off the ever-changing births!
Hail the feet of our lord in beautiful thirupperu~ndhuRai!
Hail the mountain (called Siva) that bestows the forever-enjoyable (i.e. eternal) bliss!



sivan avan en si~ndhaiyuL ~nindRa adhanAl
avan aruLAlE avan thAL vaNa~nggic
ci~ndhai magizhac civapurANam thannai
mu~ndhai vinaimuzhudhum Oya uraippan yAn 20
kaN ~nudhalAnthan karuNaik kaNgAtta va~ndhu eydhi
eNNudhaRku ettA ezhilAr kazhal iRai~njji


Siva is fully established in my mind. Therefore, with his grace, I bow to his holy feet.
The god with an eye in the forehead came as my teacher and looked at me with his eyes of grace.
Having received his grace, I worship his beautiful feet that are beyond imagination and set out to
narrate the ancient Siva qualities (thathvas) to my heart's content, destroying my old karma in the process.


viN ~niRai~ndhum maN ~niRai~ndhum mikkAy, viLa~nggu oLiyAy,
eN iRa~ndhu ellai ilAdhAnE ~nin peru~njjIr
pollA vinaiyEn pugazhumARu ondRu aRiyEn


You fill the heavens, the earth, and even beyond. O the radiant one (i.e.
jyOthisvarUpi)! You are beyond thought and you are limitless. I, the
one with a past of many evil deeds, do not know how to praise you.
pullAgip pUdAyp puzhuvAy maramAgip
pal virugamAgip paRavaiyAyp pAmbAgik
kallAy manidharAyp pEyAyk kaNa~nggaLAy
val asurar Agi munivarAyth thEvarAyc
cellAa ~nindRa ith thAvara sa~nggamaththuL 30
ellAp piRappum piRa~ndhu iLaiththEn, emberumAn

I have repeatedly taken countless births as various non-moving things
such as rocks, grass, small plants, tress, etc. and various moving things
such as worms, various animals, birds, snakes, humans, ghosts, gaNas,
terrible demons (rakshasas), sages, devas, etc. O lord, I am tired of all
this endless cycle.

meyyE un pon adigaL kaNdu indRu vIdu utREn
uyya en uLLaththuL O~nggAramAy ~nindRa
meyyA vimalA vidaippAgA vEdha~nggaL
aiyA ena O~nggi Azh~ndhu agandRa ~nuNNiyanE

O the truth! I have achieved liberation (mukthi) by reaching your golden
feet. O the truth, who resides in my mind as the praNavam ('Om')
helping me achieve the good state. O the one without blemish! O the
one riding on a bull! O the tall, deep, wide, tiny one who is addressed by
the vedas as the lord!

veyyAy, thaNiyAy, iyamAnanAm vimalA
poy Ayina ellAm pOy agala va~ndharuLi
mey~nj~njAnam Agi miLirgindRa meyc cudarE
e~nj~njAnam illAdhEn inbap perumAnE
a~nj~njAnam thannai agalvikkum ~nal aRivE

O the hot one! O the cold one! O the one without blemish - you are the
life in all! You came (as my guru) and blessed me by removing all the
falsehood, O the bright flame of true knowledge! O the lord of eternal
bliss, I have no knowledge! O the good knowledge who removes my
ignorance!


Akkam aLavu iRudhi illAy, anaiththu ulagum
AkkuvAy kAppAy azhippAy aruL tharuvAy
pOkkuvAy ennaip puguvippAy ~nin thozhumbil


O the one who has no creation (i.e. beginning), limit (of duration of
existence), or end! You create, maintain, and destroy this entire
universe. You bestow your grace. (By your grace) You remove (my
births) and make me enter your service.


nAtRaththin ~nEriyAy, sEyAy, ~naNiyAnE
mAtRam manam kazhiya ~nindRa maRaiyOnE 45
kaRa~ndha pAl kannalodu ~ney kala~ndhAR pOlac
ciRa~ndhu adiyAr si~ndhanaiyuL thEnURi ~nindRu
piRa~ndha piRappu aRukkum e~nggaL perumAn


You are like the fragrance of the flower. You are far away (for those
who have no bhakthi). You are very near (to your devotees). O the
inner meaning of the vedas, you are beyond words and the mind! (This
can also be translated as "O the inner meaning of the vedas, you are the
one who remains when changes leave the mind - i.e. when the mind is
stilled in meditation it is merged in God").
O lord, you are the in the minds of the devotees giving them sweet bliss
- like the delicious mixture of fresh milk, sugar, and ghee, and cut off
their cycles of birth.
                                     


~niRa~nggaL Or ai~ndhu udaiyAy, viNNOrgaL Eththa
maRai~ndhiru~ndhAy, emberumAn

Our lord, you have five colors (i.e. the five elements - earth, water, fire,
wind, and space). You remained hidden when devas were worshipping
you.

valvinaiyEn thannai
maRai~ndhida mUdiya mAya iruLai
aRam pAvam ennum aru~nggayitRAl katti
puRam thOl pOrththu e~nggum puzhu azhukku mUdi,
malam sOrum onbadhu vAyil kudilai
mala~nggap pulan ai~ndhum va~njjanaiyaic ceyya,
vila~nggu manaththAl, vimalA unakku
kala~ndha anbAgik kasi~ndhu uL urugum
~nalam thAn ilAdha siRiyERku ~nalgi
~nilam thanmEl va~ndhu aruLi ~nILkazhalgaL kAtti,
~nAyiR kadaiyAyk kida~ndha adiyERkuth
thAyiR ciRa~ndha thayA Ana thaththuvanE
I am hidden by the darkness of mAya (ignorance) caused by my strong
karma. I am bound tightly by the rope of good and evil. I am enveloped
on the outside by skin that covers all the filth and worms inside my
body. I am stuck in this hut of nine entrances that keeps leaking waste.
These five senses are conspiring against me. I am a dog-like lowly
person with an animal-like mind that had no deep love for you.
O the one without blemish! Yet, you came on this earth and blessed me
by revealing your holy feet. O the embodiment of all knowledge, you
showed a greater love than a mother would on this lowly person who is
inferior even to a dog!


mAsatRa sOdhi malar~ndha malarccudarE
thEsanE thEnAr amudhE sivapuranE
pAsamAm patRu aRuththup pArikkum AriyanE
~nEsa aruLpuri~ndhu ~ne~njjil va~njjam kedap 65
pErAdhu ~nindRa peru~nggaruNaip pErARE
ArA amudhE aLavilAp pemmAnE
OrAdhAr uLLaththu oLikkum oLiyAnE
~nIrAy urukki en AruyirAy ~nindRAnE

O the flower-like (gentle) flame of blemishless light!
O the radiant one! O the sweet immortal nectar! O the one in sivalOka!
O the great one who saves me by removing the bondage of attachments!
O the great river of mercy who never leaves my heart and destroys all
my evils with loving grace!
O the forever sweet immortal nectar! O the lord of infinite greatness!
O the light who remains hidden in the minds of those who do not seek
you!
O the one who melted my heart and merged inseparably into my life!


inbamum thunbamum illAnE uLLAnE 70
anbarukku anbanE yAvaiyumAy allaiyumAm
sOdhiyanE thunniruLE thOndRAp perumaiyanE
AdhiyanE a~ndham ~naduvAgi allAnE
Irththu ennai AtkoNda e~ndhai perumAnE
kUrththa mey~nj~njAnaththAl koNdu uNarvAr thamkaruththil 75
~nOkkariya ~nOkkE ~nuNukkariya ~nuN uNarvE
pOkkum varavum puNarvum ilAp puNNiyanE
kAkkum em kAvalanE kANbariya pEr oLiyE


O the one who does not have pain and pleasure! O the one who has
them!
You are the devotee of your devotees! You are everything yet you are
not those things!
O the radiant one! O the darkness! O the uncreated great one!
You are the beginning, middle, and the end of everything yet you do not
have them!
O the great one, our father, who pulled me and enslaved me as his
devotee!
You are realized by those with deep understanding of the true
knowledge! You are difficult to be seen with eyes (too large?).
You are too subtle to be researched.
You do not go anywhere, do not mix with anything else, do not come
from anywhere. (i.e. God is everywhere and in everything). You
are source of all good.
You are our protector. You are the great light difficult to see.




AtRinba veLLamE aththA mikkAy ~nindRa
thOtRac cudar oLiyAy sollAdha ~nuN uNarvAy 80
mAtRamAm vaiyagaththin vevvERE va~ndhu aRivAm
thEtRanE thEtRath theLivE en si~ndhanai uL
UtRAna uNNAr amudhE udaiyAnE


O the blissful flood in the river (of good path)! O father!
You are the great light. You are the subtle experience that cannot be
described in words.
In this ever-changing world, you come as various things and are finally
understood as the consciousness. You are the distilled (pure)
consciousness.
You are the spring of delicious nectar of immortality in my mind. You
are my master (i.e. I am your slave).

AtREn em aiyA aranE O endRu endRu 85
pOtRip pugazh~ndhiru~ndhu poygettu mey AnAr
mIttu i~nggu va~ndhu vinaippiRavi sArAmE
kaLLap pulak kurambaik kattu azhikka vallAnE
~naL iruLil ~nattam payindRu Adum ~nAdhanE
thillaiyuL kUththanE thenbANdi ~nAttAnE


Our lord, I cannot bear anymore to remain in this ever-changing body.
You can get rid of the physical body, filled with the 5 devious senses, of
those devotees, who keep worshipping you by saying "O siva,
save me". You destroy all their falsehoods and they become
established in the truth. They do not come again to take on
another birth full of karma.
O lord, you dance in the middle of the night (i.e. at the end of each cycle
of creation).
O the dancer in the cidhambaram! O the one in the southern pANdya
region!


allal piRavi aRuppAnE O endRu
sollaRku ariyAnaic collith thiruvadikkIzh
solliya pAttin poruL uNar~ndhu solluvAr
selvar sivaburaththin uLLAr sivan adikkIzhp
pallOrum Eththap paNi~ndhu.

O the one who cuts off this birth of suffering! I seek refuge in you.
Saying all these, praising the one who cannot be described, I sing this
song under his holy feet.
Those who say this song understanding its full meaning will reach
sivalOka (i.e. siva's abode). There they will be praised and
worshipped by many other devotees (who are already there) and
remain at the feet of siva




 

 
Readers are free to correct the errors in words, or meanings. We have made our best to upload the correct version translated by V. Subramanian. 








2 comments:

  1. Thank you for your contribution towards better understanding on Sivapuranam. Thks

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