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SriPedia Tiruppavai


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This tamil poem of thirty verses is composed by Andal. 
She was one of the 12 alwars who lived circa 
5th-9th century C.E.
This is a simple word for word translation and was
put together to understand the actual cadence
and literal meaning of the verses so as to better 
appreciate the deep philosophical meanings they
represent and the commentaries written by others.
It draws heavily from the translation of R. Srinivasan
and the commentary and write up of Oppiliappan Koil 
VaradAchAri Sadagopan which provides the inner meanings
to the deep philosophical significance behind the poem.
External Links
Andal and Tiruppavai
R. Srinivasan's literal translation
Oppilian Koil VaradAchAri Sadagopan's commentary
The simple word for word translation may have errors,
so please read it with caution. If any errors are
found please report them.
Srinivasan Sriram
 1. maarkazhith thiNGkal
 2. vaiyaththu vaazvIrkaaL
 3. ONGki ulakaL
 4. aazhi mazhaik kaNNaa
 5. maayanai mannu
 6. puLLum cilampina
 7. kIcu kIcu enRu
 8. kIzhvaanam veLLenru
 9. thUmaNi maataththuc
10. noRRuc cuvarkkam
11. kaRRuk kaRavaik
12. kanaiththiLam kaRRerumai
13. puLLin vaay
14. uNGkaL puzhaikkataith
15. ellE iLaNGkiLiyE
16. naayakanaay   ninRa
17. amparamE     thaNNIrE
18. un^thu mathakaLiRRan
19. kuththu viLakk
20. muppaththu mUvar
21. eRRa kalaNGkal
22. aNGkaN maaNYaalaththu
23. maari malai muzhaiNYcil
24. anRu ivvulakam
25. oruththi makanaayap
26. maale! maNivaNNa
27. kUtaarai vellum
28. kaRavaikal pin cenRu
29. ciRRaNY ciRu
30. vaNGak katal

Variously spelled: Tiruppavai Thiruppavai Tirupavai Thirupavai Tiru pavai Thiru pavai