திருவாசகம்(Thiruvasagam Audio)
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Thiruvasagam (Tamil: திருவாசகம், lit. 'sacred utterance') is a volume of Tamil hymns composed by the ninth century Shaivite bhakti poet Manikkavasagar. It contains 51 compositions and constitutes the eighth volume of the Tirumurai, the sacred anthology of Tamil Shaiva Siddhanta.

Legend has it that Manikkavasakar was appointed as minister by king Arimarttanar and sent to purchase 10,000 horses from Arab traders but spent the money building a temple in Tirupperunturai.

Most of the portions in Thiruvasagam is first sung in Thillai Nataraja Temple at Chidambaram. It is considered one of the profound works of Tamil literature and it discusses every phase of spiritual path from doubt and anguish to perfect understanding in Shiva, from earthly experience to teacher-disciple relationship and ultimately freedom from rebirth. There are 658 poems in the work and along with 400 poems in Tirukovayar by the same author make it the 8th volume of Tirumarai - the 12 volume Saiva canon. The author finds both theistic and pantheistic ideas corresponding to medieval India, but identifies God with the universe. Manickavasagar often finds himself unworthy of lord Shiva being his saviour. "கடையவனேனைக் கருணையினால் கலந்து, ஆண்டுகொண்ட விடையவனே ". It is said that this made lord Shiva feel sorry for Vasagar and bless him. As a devotional literature, it finds alternatives between joy and sorrow.Long before, Darwin, Mannikavasagar outlines how human being evolved from animals.

Thiruvasagam (Tamil: yikes, lit. 'sacred utterance') is a volume of Tamil hymns composed by the ninth century Shaivite bhakti poet Manikkavasagar. It contains 51 compositions and constitutes the eighth volume of the Tirumurai, the sacred anthology of Tamil Shaiva Siddhanta.

Legend has it that as Manikkavasakar was appointed minister Arimarttanar and sent to king by Arab traders purchase from the 10,000-horses but the money spent in building a temple Tirupperunturai.

Most of portions in the first sung in Thillai Nataraja Temple at Chidambaram is Thiruvasagam. It is considered one of the profound works of Tamil literature and it discusses spiritual path from every phase of doubt and anguish to Shiva in perfect understanding, from teacher-disciple relationship and ultimately to experience freedom from earthly rebirth. There are poems in 658 of 400 poems in the work and along with it the 8th volume of Tirukovayar by Tirumarai make the same author - the 12 Saiva canon volume. The author finds both theistic and pantheistic ideas corresponding to medieval India, but identifies the universe with God. Manickavasagar often finds himself being unworthy of his saviour lord Shiva. "Kataiyavanenaik mix of kindness, antukonta vitaiyavane". It is said that lord Shiva made this Vasagar feel sorry for him and bless. As a devotional literature, it finds alternatives between joy and sorrow.Long before, Darwin, Mannikavasagar outlines how human being evolved from animals.

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