Translations of Tamil Texts

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There are two complete texts that appear exclusively in this section:

Tiruvadavur Adigal Puranam, a 15th century biography of the Tamil saint Manikkavachagar.

Sorupa Saram, a hundred-verse poem on the advaita experience that was composed by Sorupananda, a 16th century Tamil Guru.

Translations of other Tamil works appear on this site in different categories. The following works are all poems in praise of Arunachala that were composed by saints who realised the Self through the power of the mountain:

Annamalai Venba, by Guru Namasivaya.

Arunagiri Antadi, by Guhai Namasivaya.

Arunagiri Malai, by Guhai Namasivaya

Svanubhava Stotra Pamalai, by Isanya Jnana Desikar.

The following two poems were composed by Arunagirinatha, a Tamil saint who lived in Tiruvannamalai about 500 years ago:

Kandar Anubhuti

Perutta Vachanam

The following works, which contain the teachings of Sri Ramana Maharshi, can be found in the section about his life and teachings:

Upadesa Undiyar

Who am I?

Guru Vachaka Kovai

Ramana Puranam

Upadesa Tiruvahaval

A translation of Manikkavachagar’s Siva Puranam, the first poem of Tiruvachakam, can be found at the end of Ramana Puranam. Other translations from the Tiruvachakam can be found in the article Bhagavan, Manikkavachagar and the Tiruvachakam.

Many verses by the 18th century saint Thayumanavar can be found in the article Bhagavan and Thayumanavar.

A chapter from Arunachala Puranam, a long poem that describes the myths associated with Arunachala, can be found in King Vallalan of Tiruvannamalai.

Prabhulinga Leelai, Gorakka Gati: this is a translation of a commentary on a chapter from a work by Sivaprakasa Swami that Ramana Maharshi often referred to.

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