Muruganar composed most of Sri Ramana Sannidhi
Murai, a work that praises Bhagavan in a series of long poems, in the late 1920s and early 1930s. ‘Upadesa Tiruvahaval’ , the ninth poem of this sequence, is a single continuous verse of just under 200 lines in which Muruganar includes both the story of how he came to Bhagavan and many key teachings that Bhagavan gave him. The translation and the annotations are the work of Robert Butler, T. V. Venkatasubramanian and David Godman. The line numbers of the original poem appear above the translation.