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The life of the Tamil poet-saint Manikkavacakar By Robert Butler
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The Tiruvilaiyadal Puranam by Paranjoti Munivar recounts the holy sports of Lord Siva in the city of Madurai. This book gives the Tamil text with English translation of chapters 58-61 of that work,... More > consisting of a biography of the Tamil poet-saint Manikkavacakar, with particular emphasis on those events within it which transpired in Madurai itself. For a full account of the events which transpired in the saint's life after his departure from Madurai and information on the place and manner of the composition of the hymns of the Tiruvacakam, readers are directed to the Tiruvadavur Adigal Puranam by Kadavul Mamunivar, which, although based on the account given by Paranjoti Munivar, contains a fulller account of those later events. The Tiruvadavur Adigal Puranam can be purchased on this web page in both book and .pdf formats.< Less
Tiruvadavur Adigal Puranam - Tamil text By Robert Butler
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The Tiruvadavur Adigal Puranam is a biography of the Tamil poet-saint Manikkavacagar. Along with the other three great poet-saints of Tamil Nadu, Appar, Tirujnanasambandhar and Sundarar, he played a... More > major role in establishing the worship of Siva as the dominant religion at a time when the Jain and Buddhist religions were in the ascendant in South India. This book contains the Tamil text with English translation, extensive notes and translations of some of the hymns in whole or in part,accompanied by the Tamil text and translation of selected verses.< Less
Tiruvadavur Adigal Puranam - Tamil Text By Robert Butler
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The Tiruvadavur Adigal Puranam is a biography of the Tamil poet-saint Manikkavacagar. Along with the other three great poet-saints of Tamil Nadu, Appar, Tirujnanasambandhar and Sundarar, he played a... More > major role in establishing the worship of Siva as the dominant religion at a time when the Jain and Buddhist religions were in the ascendant in South India. This book contains the Tamil text with English translation, extensive notes and translations of some of the hymns in whole or in part,accompanied by the Tamil text and translation of selected verses.< Less
Moments of Bliss Revisited By Robert Butler
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This book contains a transcription with English translation of a series of video reminiscences in Tamil of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi, recorded in the 1990s by a devotee called Padma Venkataraman.... More > The video gives a vivid insight into life at Sri Ramanasramam in the 1940s, during the last years of Sri Ramana Maharshi's lifetime. It is accompanied by detailed explanatory material and textual notes, a Glossary of spoken Tamil forms used in the talk, and Grammatical Notes explaining those spoken forms. The video is available for viewing on the Youtube Internet site. The text and translation is therefore given in timed segments which match the video.< Less