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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.
Andal and Tiruppavai ramanuja.org 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.
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