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CHENNAI: January 19, 2010. The State government will favourably consider setting up a publication house for Tamil religious books, said K. R. Periyakaruppan, Minister for Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments.

Speaking at a function organised here on Sunday to launch the 10-volume series of the English translation of Tirumandiram, he said such a publication house would showcase to the world the greatness of Tamil language.

Tirumandiram, written by Tirumular, comprises over 3,000 verses. The religious poetic work, written more than 1,500 years ago, consists of a dozen chapters that praise Lord Shiva, deal with spirituality and ethics, yoga and tantra. The English translation has been done by a team of scholars and edited by T.N. Ganapathy.




VERSES 884 TO 1418

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Chapter 1 Ajapa: Verses 884-913


Mantra is the sound-body of a god; Yantra depicts the sound-body in a diagram. Mantra = (Man = to think or meditate + Tra = to protect.)  Yantra = instrument, engine, apparatus, amulet with mystical diagram endowed with protective occult powers. Ajapa (A + Japa = No + Chant) is the primal Mantra. This chantless Mantra pervades the breath going in and out, the subtle sound sah going in and the subtle sound ham going out.  (Sa = Siva, Vishnu, Lakshmi, or Gauri [Parvati or Sakti]; Ham = I am; so = Parvati.} As one chants this subtle-sound Mantra soham, a derivative of sah-ham, Hamsa comes into being by inversion. Soham, Hamsa and AUM (Pranava) are equipotent.

Ajapa Mantra, Soham, is AUM which becomes A and U, which are Si and Va, which in turn stand for Siva and Sakti. Si and Va augment into five letter Mantra, Na-Ma-Si-Va-Ya, which undergo further augmentation into 51 letters of Sanskrit alphabet.

Tirumular says that AUM, though a three-letter word, is a one-letter Mantra. Soham is the unintonated sound of normal breathing, meaning I am He. Hamsa, meaning Swan as in RamaKrishna Parma-Hamsa, stands for an ascetic --Hamsan. All of us including all air-breathing living beings recite this Mantra Soham unknowingly for a lifetime. This chantless Mantra (Ajapa Japa) is called Ajapa Gayatri. As you are breathing this chantless Soham in and out, you are identifying your individual self with the Great Self of the Supreme Being. Every breath (and the Mantra) that you take pervades the whole universe of your body. This life giving force or Mantra has the Great Self as the basis. Every time you chant a Mantra, it leads the individual soul to the Great Soul-- the Source, the Essence. All Mantras inclusive of Sakti, Vishnu and Siva Mantras and many but not all rituals are Tantric in origin; that is the reason why Tantra is called Mantra Sastra.  Devi or Sakti says that any Sastra that is in opposition to Sruti, Smrti, and Oneness (Siva and Sakti in Saiva tradition, Vishnu and MahaLakshmi in Vaishnava tradition) such as Bhairava, Gautama, Kapala, Sakala and the like are created by her Maya power for bewilderment of those devoid of Her Grace.

Tirumular says in Tantra Four, Verse 885, that A became the world, A and U became Sakti and Siva and AUM became the Light (Jnana = Wisdom). M became the Maya. End of comment


    884: Ajapa

போற்றுகின்றேன் புகழ்ந்தும் புகல் ஞானத்தைத்
தேற்றுகின்றேன் சிந்தை நாயகன் சேவடி
சாற்றுகின்றேன் அறையோ சிவ யோகத்தை
ஏற்றுகின்றேன் நம் பிரான்ஓர் எழுத்தே.

I worship thee; I praise thee; His wisdom is my refuge. He is always in my thought; I seek relief at the Holy Feet of the Lord.  I explain Siva yoga. I recite the One Letter (AUM) which is Lord Himself.

    885: By one Letter (A),  he became the world;  by two Letters (A,U), he became two--Siva and Sakti; by three Letters (A,U,M), He became the effulgent Jyoti (Jyoti = light = Jnana = wisdom). By Letter M, Maya made its appearance. Comment: go to files:



    886: Chitrambalam is where Devas live; Chidambaram is where Devas live; Tiru Ambalam is where Devas live; The Great Hall of the South (in the Temple at Chidambaram) is where Devas live.

    Comment: The Sabah or the Great hall in the Temple at Chidambaram is where Lord Nataraja dances Tandava, which is witnessed by Devas, Sadakas, Siddhars, Rishis, and devotees. It is the Hall of Consciousness (Chit Sabah). Tirumular calls AUM as one-letter Mantra, representing Tandava, the Divine Dance of Siva. Tandava is derived from Tandu, a dancer and servant of Siva. Any act performed by Siva is a dance. He is Mahanata. Maha + Nata = Great + Dancer. Nataraja = Dance/Dancer + King = King of Dance or Dancers. The dances are named according to his acts (creation, maintenance, destruction, veiling and Grace), places (Chidambaram), and competition (Urdhva), 25 Lilas (acts of play). The most celebrated dance is the Tandava in Chidambaram. Chidambaram = Chit + Ambaram = Mind or Will + Sky or Space.) If you are a Seer or Rishi full of Brahma and Siva Jnana and Devotee of Siva Nataraja, you can witness the Ananda Tandavam in your inner vision of divine eyes (Divya Caksus), so say the learned ones. End of comment.

Chidambaram = Cit + Ambaram = Consciousness + Ether, sky, or atmosphere = Ether Consciousness = Cosmic Consciousness: this is the Sanskrit version.

Chidambaram = Cit + Ambalam = Consciousness + Hall = Hall of Consciousness: this is the Tamil version.

     Chidambaram is a temple town of great antiquity going back to early Christian era. Sankara visited the town and temple and Periyapuranam was composed in the thousand-pillared hall. Four Saiva Saints (Appar, Sundarar, Sambandar and Manikkavacakar)  worshipped at the temple. Today Sambandar stands (as a stucco statue) at the South Gate, Appar at the West Gate, Sundarar at the North Gate and Mannikkavacakar at the East Gate. The gates are the entry points in the towers or gopurams. Together with domed Chit Sabha, the five structures represent the five faces of Siva.  

    887:  In the Golden Hall it is a wonder dance; the dance is Bliss itself; it is sacred dance of Anavarta (eternal) Tandavam;  that dance is Pralaya (the Great deluge) dance. It is samhara (dissolution) dance.

Comment: Siva dances Arpuda, Ananada, Anavarta, Pralaya and Samhara Dances in the Golden Hall. End of comment.

888: Tandavam is that one-letter  word (AUM); Tandavam is Anugraha act (of the Lord); Tandava Dance stands alone as the Highest of Dance in the Golden Hall. Anugraha = grace.

889: He is the Supreme Light; he stands as all Tattvas; he stands as Akāram and Ukāram; he is the Supreme Light of Tattva Dance; he is himself the earthly support of all. Akāram and Ukāram: Letter A and letter U.

890: He is the highest Paramaparan in every corner of the worlds. In the realm of Fire he is Na-Ma-Si-Va-Ya; in the realm of sun, he is Va-Si-Ya. In the sphere of Yoga, he is Va-Si.

Comment: Spheres of Muladhara, Fire, Sun and Moon are the progressively higher centers of Kundalini yoga. Siva is the resident deity in all the centers. In the plane of Muladhara (Kundalini, fist plane), he stands as Na-Ma-Si-Va-Ya--Na for earth and Brahma, Ma for water and Vishnu, Si for fire and Rudra, Va for Vayu and Rudra, Ya for Akasa and Sadasiva. NaMaSiVaYa has contextual meanings:  







The soul's journey to Grace

Veiling or Tirodhana

Mala or impurity

Lord Siva

Arul or Grace

The Jiva or individual soul

Siva-Sakti     Siva (A) Sakti (U) of AUM  

Panchaakshara (Five Syllables)


The Universe

Lord Siva

Revealing Grace

The Jiva

Body Parts@

the lower limbs

the abdomen

the shoulders

The mouth or face

The eyes or the head.

Dynamic Panchaakshara of Nataraja Fire in the hand Right foot on Muyalakan


drum out-stretched hand left lower hand, dispelling fear

Siva's five functions in Nataraja stance

Destruction (left posterior hand with flame).

Concealing Grace, planted right foot.

Creation, right posterior hand with the drum.

Revealing Grace, left anterior hand pointing down to left foot--Jiva's refuge

Maintenance (Sthiti), right anterior hand with supinated upright palm. (A-bhaya mudra௮fear-not symbol)

[high-five position of palm]

Five Elements





Akasa or ether

Muladhara triangle-Kundalini

Earth and Brahma

Water and Vishnu

Fire and Rudra

Vayu and Rudra

Akasa and Sadasiva




A (Siva)

U (Sakti)


Perpetual Bliss






Jnana (knowledge)






Pure Joy



Pure Joy

Pure Joy

Pure Joy

Tandava dance of dissolution merges in






Agamic Mantra



A (Sadasiva)

U (Sadasiva)


Pati-Pasu-Pasa Triangle






Siva and Sakti



A (Srim)

U (Krim)


A and U



Body of Siva

Body of Siva


The dance letters of Siva's rhythmic dance steps.






 Five groves@@






Five hoods of snake@@          
Five finger@@          
five Cupid's arrows@@          

@ = Thiruvarutpayan sings praise of Lord Nataraja and ascribes the alphabets to body parts of Nataraja: NA for foot, Ma for abdomen, Si for shoulders, Va for face,  Ya for crown of the head.

@@ = Thiru-gnana-sambandar's list of fives.

Panchaaksharam, the five-syllable mantra, represents Siva in Lingam and Nataraja.

Tirumular says that anagram Mantra, Na-Ma-Va-Si-Ya stands in the sphere of Fire; Va-Si-Ya stands in that of Sun; and Va-Si stands in the sphere of  Moon, which is the source of nectar of eternity, which the Yogi imbibes. . Chanting Namasivaya drives away the fiery snake of Pasa--bondage. Sivaya Nama is the Sukshma (subtle) Mantra, chanting which eight thousand times reveals the subtle path of Sushumna, destroys karma, and gives the bliss of Siva.  For a detailed presentation of AUM (OM) go to POTPOURRIEnd of comment.

891: Siva and Sakti are A and U (of AUM). They are supreme and beyond thought. They contain in them the sacred Dance of Siva, transcending human understanding. They are Siva Gati and pure joy. Siva Gati: Refuge at the feet of Siva.

892: Pure Bliss is three (syllables, Si,Va, Ya). The two (Si, Ya) are unitary one in Jnana. The Pure Bliss, Si,Va, Ya, not many know. Those who who know this Bliss will discover (vision) the Ananda Tandava (Dance of Bliss).

ஆனந்தம் மூன்றும் அறிவு இரண்டு ஒன்றாகும்
ஆனந்தம் சிவாய அறிவார் பலர் இல்லை
ஆனந்தமோடும் அறிய வல்லார்கட்டு
ஆனந்தக் கூத்தாய் அகப்படும் தானே. 9


The Bliss Triad and twofold Gnosis are one (identical).

Not many are knowledgeable of the Bliss Triad: Si-Va-Ya.

The comprehenders immersed in Bliss

Will realize Siva as the blissful Dance.


The Bliss Triad = A-U-M = Si-Va-Ya

Gnosis = knowledge of spiritual matters; mystical knowledge.

Further gnosis is twofold: Spiritual Knowledge and Realization.

Knowledge is knowing but not realizing.

Gnosis is knowing and realizing an thus twofold.

SiVa is Bliss and the experiencer is Ya the individual soul.

The individual soul immersed in Bliss of Siva is qualified

To experience Siva’s dance and Siva himself.

August 7, 2014


893:  Masters of many arts and letters recite two letters (A and U). Omkara subsides in five letters (Si, Va, Ya, Na, Ma.) The Samkhara Dance (of dissolution) subside in them. This (SIVaYa) residing in (the Muladhara genital) Triangle ascends to other Adharas or Chakras.

894: They (Si and Va) are Sadasiva; they are imperishable Agamas. They offer Siva Gati (refuge in Siva) in a manner that the tree is the refuge of bees. They are the sacred Dance; they are the sacred text of Agamas. They are the pristine purity of sacred Dance Hall.

895: They (the letters) are Pati, Pasu, Pasam and Agamas of stainless purity. They are the Tirotayakam Bliss. (Bliss of obscuration, one of the attributes of Siva). The pure letters are Anavam, Mayai, and Kamiyam (Ego, Maya, and Desire). The pure letters are the site of Sacred Dance.  Tirotam  (Tamil: திரோதம்) = TirodhAna (Sanskrit: तिरोधान) =  Concealment, obscuration.

He is the basis for Pati-Pasu-Pasa; the miseries from Pasa; the purity after removal of Pasa; obscuring ignorance; removal of ignorance and of the darkness of Anava Mala; the rescue of the Anma from Anava, Kanma and Maya Malas; and the Citakasa (Cit + Akasa = Consciousness + Ether = Cosmic Consciousness.) Chitakasa = Chidakasa = சித்தாகாசம்.

896: He stands as the head of his own Self; he stands himself as his own mountain; he stands as his own Self; he stands as the Lord of himself.

Siva is One without a second. He knows neither birth or death. He is self-born or self-generated. There is no one above Him. He is the Head of His own Self. He stands as the indestructible Great Mountain. He is inimitable to Himself.

897: Standing as Talaivan (தலைவன் = The Head, Lord, God) is the Supreme Lord of Dance. Standing as Talaivan is Sar-Pāttiram (சற்பாத்திரம் = Worthy recipient for gifts, virtuous person). Standing as Talaivan is the Lord blossoming of Jnana flower. Standing as Talaivan is the Lord whose feet is beyond compare.

He is the Supreme Essence and the head of all beings. He is the PerumAn (Great God) who does the Cosmic Dance. he grants refuge to all beings. He is the source of Sivajnanam (Siva's divine knowledge and grace). He is the Jnana-flower (ஞானமலர் = knowledge-flower)

898: The sacred feet of incomparable Lord are the eight letters. The feet of incomparable Lord are (letters) two and five. The feet of incomparable Lord are letters fifty-one. The feet of  incomparable Lord are seven thousand.

The eight letters are, A1,  U2,  M3Na4-Ma5-Si6-Va7-Ya8. When you join His two feet to them, they become 2 times 5 (10).  Fifty-one letters refer to the 51 Tamil alphabets before. The two feet expand to 7000 Mantras. Om as Pranava refers to the two feet; Sound of Namasivaya is His Feet; Tamil form is His Feet;  Veda Mantras exposition is His Feet. Thus NAdam (Sound = நாதம்), Uruvam (form = உருவம்) and Villakkam (elucidation, illumination of Veda Mantras விளக்கம்) are his Feet. Tamil Sound of Namasivaya, Tamil Form and Mantra Exposition are His Feet. 

899: The seven thousand (Mantras) become twenty (plus) thirty (= fifty), later increases into seventy million. The seven thousand Mantras beyond thought and calculation subside in the life of seven and two (Mantras).

Comment: According to Dr. B. Natarajan, seventy million is a less likely than seven terminal word endings of Mantras: Namah, Svata, Svaha, Vamshat, Vashat, Hum, and Phat.

Manickavasakan has a different interpretation of the sacred seven [the functions of the Lord]: Creation, maintenance, Grace, destruction, obscuration, mergence, exultation (படைத்தல், காத்தல், அருளல், அழித்தல், மறைத்தல், கலத்தல், களிப்பித்தல்).


 Namah = Salutation.: OM Sri Maha Ganapataye Namah.

Svata = Svadhaa (svadha) See below.

Svaahaa (svaha): a ritual and magical exclamation when offerings are made in the fire and a terminal word in mantras. Svaha = hail, welcome, praise to you. Svaha and Svadha are associated with Agni, Agni's consort, Sri, Krishna, Sarasvati, daughter of Daksa, Goddess of Nidra (sleep)...

It is a call of the priest invoking and inviting gods and also a personification of goddess, Uma, to whom women pray to obtain offspring.  Uma, You are SvAhA (Uma, We hail You; Uma, You are welcome; Uma, You are praise-worthy.)

When Brahma was seated on the generative lotus flower perched on the stalk sprouting out of Vishnu's navel, he was terrified by the emergence of demons Madhu and Kaitabha from out of the ear canal of Vishnu in Yoganidra and invokes the goddess of Yoganidra (cosmic sleep personified as goddess Durga residing in the eyes of Vishnu) so that an awake Vishnu would slay the Asuras. Brahma utters his hymn as follows:

You are Svaha; You are Svadha; You are Vashatkara; Your soul is Speech (Svara)... You are Savitri of Gayatri Mantra; You are the Supreme Mother.

Brahma by eulogizing as above is entreating Her [Cosmic Sleep, personified as goddess] to leave Vishnu's eyes so that he opens His eyes, sees the demons and destroy them.

Vamshat = Vamsat

to like, love, wish, desire, to gain, acquire, procure (for one's self or others),  to conquer, win, become master of, possess, prepare, make ready for, aim at, attack,  to hurt, injure, to sound,  to serve, honour, worship.
help--Monier Williams

Vashat = Vasat = Vausat. derived from Vas meaning shine. A magical exclamation, sacred to gods, unites all living creatures, supports the sacrifice, summons gods to the sacrifice... Vasat, equated to sun and death, is capable of counteracting opposing forces in Sakta cult incantations. Vasatkara (Vasatkaara) is ritual exclamation of vasat and also its personification as a divinity.  Pallid Examples: 1) You are Vasat, the Sunshine of my life. 2) You are Vasat, the Death Valley of the parching sun.

Hum = Bija mantra of Sakti (Tara, Kali....)

Phat = onomatopoetic sound.  An example I can think of to explain Phat is Wham, Bam, Boom.

900: There are seven thousand Mantras; Ajapa Mantra is beyond compare. This Mantra is of Siva's holy frame and form. All Mantras take this color and nature (வண்ணம்).

Of all the 7000 Mantras, the inimitable one is Ajapa Mantra. MANTRA.  All Mantras are of the form of Siva. Ajapa Mantra is un-intonated Mantra of breath associated with Pranava. It consists of inspiration and expiration. All air-breathing beings utter this Ajapa Mantra for the duration of their lifetimes. Ajapa (A + Japa = No + Chant) is the primal Mantra. This chantless Mantra pervades the breath going in and out, the subtle sound ‘sah’ going in and the subtle sound ‘ham’ going out. (Sa = Siva, Vishnu, Lakshmi, or Gauri [Parvati or Sakti]; Ham = I am; so = Parvati. As one chants this subtle-sound Mantra ‘soham’, an (inverse) derivative of ‘sah-ham,’ ‘Hamsa’ comes into being by inversion and is the personification of Vital Air  or life-breath. Sa (Sah) is Sakti and Ha is Siva. Ajapa is Siva and Sakti. Soham, Hamsa and AUM (Pranava) are equipotent. Hamsah the inverted Sah-ham is the union of male and female priciples. The universe is Hamsah, according to Woodroffe. This is the bird Hamsah which disports in the Lake of Ignorance.

901: He is the Lord (தலைவன்) of His own Self. (He is self-generated Supreme Being.) He performs His own special dance. He stands as A and U (Akaram and Ukaram). He dances in His Tattvas.  He performs His special dance in this world.

902: The Dance in two letters is pleasing and joyous. The Dance in two letters is Naman's Dance of dissolution. The Dance in two letters is scorn-free Mantra (Mantra leading to Bliss.) The dancing Siva Lingam transforms Copper-Jiva  into golden Siva. Naman = Death, Time personified.

There are two dances: Arbhuda Tandavam and Ananda Tandavam.  Arbhuda Tandavam entails the casting the embodied souls into the sea of Samsara and their destruction.  Ananda Tandavam entails granting of Grace to the souls. Samhara Tandavam

Siva Nataraja performs a wide repertoire of dances of which seven are the most important: Ananda Tandavam1, Sandhya Tandavam2, Gauri Tandavam3, Tripura Tandavam4, Kali Tandavam5 (Urdhva Tandavam), Muni Tandavam6, and Samhara Tandavam7. All dances are performed by the Lord to please Uma-Parvati, consort of Siva Nataraja. Every now and then, Siva takes Parvati on an aerial ride on his mount Nandi [Siva says to Uma, 'Let us go for a ride.'] through length and breadth of India, shows her the golden peak of Kedara, Kasi (Benares or Varnasi), Kanchipuram, Arunagiri, Svetaranya, Vedaranya and comes back to Chidambaram, his home base.

903: Chanting Sivaya Nama turns copper into gold; Chit Para turns copper into gold. Chanting "Srim" and "Krim" turns copper into gold. It is the sacred Hall where copper turned into gold.   Comment: Chit Para = Intelligence Supreme. It is existent in Sivaya Nama Mantra. Srim and Krim are the Bija (Seed) Mantras of Siva and Sakti; they are derivatives of Sanskrit letters. Seed Mantra naturally connotes that other Mantras grow from the seed Mantras.

Look here, you and I can't convert copper into gold by chanting Sivaya namah, simply because we are not pure beings; we are full of it--Malam (impurities).

904: Draw Tiruvambala Chakra; draw Tiruvambala Chakra with six lines twice, (six vertical and six horizontal); make twenty-five squares; Meditate on them. The Mantra for meditation is SiVaYaNaMa. = சி-வா-ய-ந-ம.

Si VA Ya Na Ma
சி வா



This is the Tiru-Ambala-Chakra --Type 01












905: Chant as follows: Sivaya Nama, Sivaya Nama; If you chant thus, there will be no more birth. With his Grace, you can witness his eternal Dance.  Copper (that is Jiva) turns into gold (that is Siva).

This is the two-cell Mantra


906: Do not chant this Mantra loud; Say it sotto voce (or in silence).  Golden Mantra in its radiant glow turns your body into gold and in due course of time you will see the Golden Feet of the Lord.

907: You will witness the Golden Feet; you will bring forth distinguished children. The Golden Feet will turn copper into gold (jiva into Siva). As you witness the Golden Feet, your body will turn into a holy one. You shall witness the Dance of the Golden Feet as your thoughts dwell on the Mantra.

908: It is easy to transmigrate into any body. Goodly Madavār will grace you by Her presence. As you chant the Mantra, the fiery snake of Pāsa (bondage) will take leave of you. Chant the Mantra; it is the secret of Sacred Dance. 

Madavār = woman; in this context it is Sakti.

909: As you chant the Sukshma (subtle) Mantra eight thousand times, the Sukshma Path shall come into view. The subtle Karma will come to ruin; you shall enjoy the Sukshma Siva Ananda. Ananda =bliss.

910: Anandam, Anandam: thus you chant. Anandam, Anandam: A,E,U,I, O (A,E,I,O,U, the life-vowels) are the source of Anandam; Anandam, Anandam, they become the five-letter Mantra. Anandam, Anandam, it resides in Hum, Hrim, Hum, Sum, and Aum (the five seed letters).

The five letter mantra is either the   A,E,U,I,O or SiVaYa NaMa or the Tantric Hum, Hrim, Hum, Sum, and Aum

911: The two-letter (A, U) Mantra is the body (of the Lord); Chant it Sotto Voce.  You undergo  transformation, as the two-letter Mantra pervades your body. The two-letter body of the Lord becomes five letters: U, A, I, E, O (that are Jiva or individual soul). The two-letter body of the Lord become five letters, I, O, U, A, E that are Siva Dance.

912: The Dance is Si Va Ya Na Ma. The dance Letters that is I, U, A, E, O (இ ஊ ஆ ஏ ஓம்), become SiVaYa  NaMa; the Dance, that is I, U, A, E, O (ஈ ஊ ஆ ஏ ஓம்) become Si Va Ya NaMa; the Dance letters I, U, A, E, O (இ ஊ ஆ ஏ ஓம்) become NaMaSiVaYa, the Supreme goal.

913: He dances as one; he dances as two (with Sakti); He dances in three, (Sun, Moon and Fire). He danced in seven worlds; He danced on one foot; he danced in nine (Saktis). He danced on a stage that is Space; He danced the Ruby Dance.

Another explanation: He dances as one (Ether); as two (Ether and Air); as three (Sun, Moon and Fire); as nine (Siva1, Sakti2, Sadasiva3, Mahesvara4, Rudra5, Brahma6, Vishnu7, Nada8, And Bindu9.


2. Thiru Ambala Chakra (Chakra = Yantra)

914: The squares are formed as follows: draw twelve perpendicular lines and twelve horizontal lines across the former; thus there are one hundred and twenty one enclosed squares (மனை = Manai = அறை = cell). The Lord dances in this Chakra of squares (Checkerboard).


The math is as follows = (2x6x10) + 1  = 121.

915: He lives in his own Letter (Si); the four Letters are the Great Letters of his name.  The four sides of his Chakra are present in his five letters. In the one Letter he lives is Hara's Mantra.

Si is Siva. The rest of the Mantra is Va-Ya-Na-Ma. The whole is Si-Va-Ya-Na-Ma. Si-Va are Siva and Sakthi. Ya is the soul waiting for liberation once Na-Ma are shed. Na-Ma = Obscuration and Malams. They are the impurities of the soul.  See the diagram. You can see Si at the four corners and the middle of the outer square. In the center is Siva. From the central Siva the progression of Mantra (Si-Va-Ya-Na-Ma) goes in a dextrorotary manner.   Notes October 5, 2020.

This Black & White diagram explaining Verse 915 by T.N. Ramachandran, D.Litt. The sam diagram was rendered in color by me below



Tirumantiram Verse 915. see 914 also.
Page 1088-89. Tandiram 3 & 4. Balaji Kriya Yoga and Publications
தான் ஒன்றி வாழிடம் தன் எழுத்தே யாகும்
தான் ஒன்று மந்நான்கும் தன் பேரெழுத்தாகும்
தான் ஒன்று நாற்கோணம் தன் ஐந்து எழுத்தாகும்
தான் ஒன்றிலே ஒன்றும் அவ் அரன் தானே. 915
Translation: Dr. T.N. Ramachandran, D. Litt
Siva Abides in his own letter.
The four letters accompanying His are great letters.
The square He abides in is constituted by His five letters.
The great Hara abides in one of them.
My interpretation as I see it.  (Veeraswamy Krishnaraj)
The periphery of the Chakra has eight depictions of Si-Va-Ya-Na-Ma, two on each side of the square. . There are four lines of symmetry in a square.
Here the central Si radiates centrifugally along the axis lines in 8 lines spelling the Mantra 8 times: Si-Va-Ya-Na-Ma. Si is Siva; Va is Sakthi;
Ya is the individual soul, Na is the obscuration (Thirodhana Sakthi) and Ma is Malas or impurities. This is the Mantra of the embodied soul,
liberated while alive. Si-Va is the head of the Mantra. Na-Ma is the tail of the mantra. Si is Siva, Va is Sakthi. Ya is the individual soul.
When the tail (Na-Ma) drops off, the individual soul goes to Siva via Sakthi: Si-Va-Ya.
The centripetal Si in the diagram is surrounded by a second layer, Sakthi (Va). The third layer is Ya the individual soul. The fourth layer is Na,
the obscuration factor that prevents undeserving souls to go toward Siva. The fifth layer is Malam or impurities of the soul.
The liberated soul's Mantra is Si-Va-Ya-Na-Ma. This means the Na-Ma being the tail drops off. Obscuration (Na), the veiling power of grace (Tirodhana Sakthi) lifts.
The Malas (Ma) drop off. The soul is liberated while in the body: Jivan Mukthi. I invite comments.



916: Chant "Hara, Hara." There is nothing out of reach. Those, who do not know this, do not chant "Hara, Hara." When you chant "Hara, Hara," you will become Amarar. when you chant "Hara, Hara", there is no more rebirth to you.  Amarar = Immortal, Deva, god.

917: The letter Si in the Chakra is in eight directions; from that one letter in eight places came the five gods, nine Saktis, Bindu and Nada. The pure word of Mantra thus flourishes.

918: With the lady seated on blossoming lotus, the Lord has conjoined; the reason and cause, no one knows. They who recite the aspirated letter O with unaspirated letter M will protect their life for ever.

919: Abiding like a temple is Panchakshara; abiding like a temple is the Manifest (Namasivaya); abiding like a temple is the subtle (Sivayanama); thus, he abides in them like a temple. (The five letters Na-Ma-Si-Va-Ya and Si-Va-Ya-Na-Ma are manifest and subtle.)

920: This Chakra is formed with six by six lines; inside the Chakra, there are five by five lines; thus it is partitioned into twenty-five cells; within one of those cells (in the center) is the letter Ma.


921. Place the letter Ma in the center and the letter Va above it; circumscribe these two letters by the enveloping letter O.  Split them up and down by the letter U. Place the letter Ya at the top, and the letters Si on either side so they look like eyes. The letters Na and Va will take the place of two feet.

922.  Pranava is in the center and Si on top; on either side, place Va and Ya; inside place Na Ma Si Va Ya ; on the outer round perimeter, place Si Va Ya Na Ma.

923. In the first line above the Chakra, place Si Va Ya Na Ma; In the square and on the second line place Ma Si Va Ya Na; in the third line, place Na Ma Si Va Ya; below it write Mantra Ya Na Ma Si Va; thus, the square in the Chakra has Si in the beginning and Si in the end.

Tiru-Ambala-Chakra Type 9 -- in a 25-cell Chakra











924. Inscribe two letters in each of the twenty-five cells, letter A in the first cell, letter Ksha in the last cell. These 50 letters and OM amount to fifty-one in all; thus, the fifty-one letters (of Sanskrit) are seated in their cells.

Tirumular composed Tirumantiram in Tamil. Here he talks about the Sanskrit letters put in 25 cells.



इ ई 

उ ऊ

ऋ ॠ

ऌ ए

ऐ ओ

औ अं


ख ग

घ ङ

च छ   

ज झ

ञ ट

ठ ड

ढ ण

त थ

द ध

न प

फ ब

भ म

य र

ल व

श ष

स ह

] 

925. In the outer circle abides Hara Hara; in the inner round, abides Hari Hari; in the innermost round, place Ajapa Mantra, OM; inscribe the Trident sign at the periphery of the circles.

926. Write Bija Mantra Hrim above each Trident icon; above the Trident icon surrounding OM sign, write five letters in the space between the Trident icons; the resulting Chakra is the Lord's abode.


927. The letters, A, I, U, E, O underlying (forming the substratum of) the Five Letters, Si, Va, Ya, Na, Ma are inscribed between the two circles, at the center of which our name (Mular) is inscribed.

928. This is the famous Mula Mantra. Inscribed are the Letters in the space between the two circles; thus, the Chakra acquires its natural state of goodness and fine appearance.

929*. As you chant this Mantra, the Lord (Nathan) will clearly show you ways, means, and acts. Water and wind, earth and sky abide there. Meditate on the Mantra before chanting it.

(Comment: Wind, Water, Fire, Earth, and Sky as the five elements, Na Ma Si Va Ya as the five-letter Mantra, and Yam, Vam, Ram, Lam, Ham as the Tantric Bija (seed) Mantras have three- way concordance.

Na Ma Si Va Ya
Earth Water Fire Air / Wind / Vayu Sky / Akasa
Lam Vam Ram Yam Ham

In the plane of Muladhara (Kundalini, fist plane), Siva stands as Na-Ma-Si-Va-Ya--Na for earth and Brahma, Ma for water and Vishnu, Si for fire and Rudra, Va for Vayu and Rudra, Ya for Akasa and Sadasiva. NaMaSiVaYa has contextual meanings.

930.  Take the forty-eighth letter (Sa); conjoin it with the sixth letter (U); top it off with Bindu letter to form syllable Sum. Taking the forty-eighth letter (Sa), conjoin it with the fourteenth letter (Au) and Nada letter (: /Ah) to form the syllable SAUH. Chant Si Va Ya Na Ma as a sequel. When you chant Sum Sauh Si Va Ya Na Ma thus, the triple maladies (Mumalam) will flee screaming and screeching.

931. AnNal (Siva) resides in Her Vahara (Va of Si Va Ya Na Ma) or Sau; the Supreme Sakti resides in the Si of Si Va Ya Na Ma or Hum. Thus the pair remain in amity. The Punniyavans (those earned good merit) comprehend the essence of Siva-Sakti.

932. By placing the letter "A" in the bottom, "Ara" (Hara) in the middle, and "E" at the top, the shape of Lingam appears. When you feel the Prana ascends from "M" of the pit of the throat (Visuddha Chakra) to the pit on the top of the head (Brahma Randhra, Sahasrara Chakra), you will comprehend and hear the Thom, Thom of Ananta Nadanam (Dance of delight) and visualize the splendorous form of the Supreme Substance (Siva).

Thom, Thom: onomatopoetic sound made by the dancing feet of the Lord. Thom, Thom rhymes with Om.  A, Hara, and E are intellect; prowess, abundance and copiousness; and delight.

933. In the Linga form, there is an "A" and a  "Sa".  Linga form encompasses "A" and "Sa" of Siva and Sakti and all else. Many do not realize the Truth that God in the form of Siva-Sakti has integrated well with the Jivas. The knowers of Truth understand Sadasiva Himself is the Sakti of the Seed Mantra Sa.

934. The five-letter Mantra  (Na-ma-si-va-ya--ந-ம-சி-வா-ய is the seat of Nandi. PanchsAkaram (Pancham + Akaram = five + chakras) is the sacred Mantra of  five letters and Chakras. Siva's abode is in the five letters.

935. Though one speaks of the many ways of seeing (and merging) with the Kutthan (dancer), it is enough to chant the first letter (Si) of the Dancer's name. They will stand with the like-minded devotees. This is the only way of seeing (and realizing) the Dancer.

சிவ = Siva;  சி is the first letter of Siva (Lord Nataraja).

936. Kindle and wake up the Fire (Kundalini) abiding  in that direction (In Muladhara Chakra). Chant the letter Na (ந) abiding in Muladhara Chakra.  Meditating on the Na brings Maraiyavan (Supreme Vedist-- Siva) to the Chakra.

937. If you eye Kundalini, She reveals herself, grants Grace and raises you upwards. If you chant her Ma (ம) in Sahasrara Chakra, She will appear as a splendorous gem.

Kundalini Power

938. In the North, a splendorous gem (Kailas, the snow-bound Abode of Siva) stood; in the South Indra, a splendorous gem stood. The letter C (சி) that stood like a splendorous gem is what he showed for all to see.

Kailas in the Himalayas, the abode of Siva in the North shines like a gem in the sunlight of Siva's grace. In the south, Indra shines like a gem because he has control over his Indriyas (senses); his splendor comes from Siva. Siva reveals his splendor in the Jiva as Paramatman.

939.  He, the Uncreated (Svayambhu--self-created without parents) stands as the cool rays of Light; the Uncreated stands as the Vedas. If you chant the attributes of the Uncreated, He will appear as the unborn Maraiyavan (மறையவன்--Vedic Scholar or revealer of Vedas). Marai (மறை) means to conceal; secret; Vedas as secret.)

940. As Maraivan, he gave us birth, honoring us, so that we would ourselves become adept in Vedas (Maraivan). As Maraivan stands within the five letters (Na-Ma-Si-Va-Ya), He Himself is the five letters.

மறையவன் = Maraivan = He who expounds or well-versed in Vedas.

941.  His feet stand as Na; His navel holds the Ma;  His two shoulders are Si; His mouth is letter Va; the letter Ya shows as the radiant head. Thus Siva is of the form of five letters.


This is the anthropomorphized form of 5-letter Siva Mantra NA MA SI VA YA, as depicted by Mular in Verse 941 in Tirumantiram.  Top-down Mantra (one of the many anagrams of Namasivaya) as depicted here is YA VA SI MA NA--

யவாசிமந,  which is the upside-down mirror image of ந ம சி வா ய.

The devotees meditate on the five letters (NaMaSiVaYa) as Supreme Siva, who remains in their heart.

942. The two plus three letters (two plus three =  five letters =NaMaSiVaYa) shines great and remains as radiant Nandi form. If you see Him inside you as OM, He spreads out as a vast ocean.

Nandi = theriomorphic form of Siva.  Nandi = the happy one; the sacred bull; name of Siva's bull and His vehicle. Granite Nandi is seated in front of the shrine facing Lingam in Shiva's shrine.

943. The Mantras are expansive. The Mantras offer Varam (boon) to all lives.  The Mantra guarantees conquest. The enveloping hostilities flee by the strength of the Mantras. Awaken the Mantra starting with Om.

Om Namasivaya is an expansive Mantra. Conquest over the enveloping hostilities means that by chanting the Mantra,  Karma and birth-death-rebirth cycles are overcome by the strength of the Mantra. How do you awaken the Mantra? Awaken the Mantra with Om and follow up with Namasivaya.  It is a boon-giving Mantra.

944. Awaken Om (Pranavam); awaken the Supreme Nandi by uttering Na; awaken the Light in the middle of the forehead, as perceived by the knowers who enjoy seeing the dance (in their mind's eye).

The Divine Dance in Ajna Chakra: Awakening Om and Na in praise of the Supreme Nandi enables kindling the Light of Ajna Chakra Kundalini Fire. The Point on the forehead between the eyebrows is the site of the Light of Ajna Chakra (Bhru-Madya), which is also the Light of Siva. This dancing Light is the dance of Lord Nataraja enjoyed in ecstasy by the Kundalini Yogis who ascended from Muladhara Chakra to Ajna Chakra.

AUM: Tirumular says that the one letter, A, represents the universe. The two letters A and U are Siva and Sakti, the latter being the all-powerful manifest energy of Siva. The three letters, A, U, and M are Siva, Sakti and Light, the last being Jnana or knowledge.  The letter M is also Maya. Tirumular calls AUM as one-letter Mantra, representing Tandava, the Divine Dance of Siva. Tandava is derived from Tandu, a dancer and servant of Siva. Any act performed by Siva is a dance. The dances are named according to his acts (creation, maintenance, destruction, veiling and Grace), places (Chidambaram, etc.), and competition (Urdhva), 25 Lilas (acts of play). The most celebrated dance is the �Tandava� in Chidambaram.

945. The five letters abide in the Chakra remaining beautifully in their appropriate positions. ParAparan stands in a beautiful state in the 51 letters.


பரமாய அஞ்செழுத் துள்நடுவாகப்
பரமா நவசி பார்க்கில் மவயநசி
பரமாய சியநம வாம்பரத தோதிற்
பரமாய வாசி மயநமாய் நின்றே. 946

Si-Va-Ya-Na-Ma = சி-வா-ய-ந-ம

Ya-Na-Va-Si-Ma = ய-ந-வ-சி-ம

 Ma-Va-Ya-Na-Si = ம-வ-ய-ந-சி

Si-Ya-Na-Ma-Va = சி-ய-ந-ம-வா

Va-Si-Ma-Ya-Na = வா-சி-ம-ய-ந


The middle letter is Ya in the five-letter Mantra Si-Va-Ya-Na-Ma, which is the most supreme above all else. Ennoble yourself thinking of meditating on

Ya-Na-Va-Si-Ma,  Ma-Va-Ya-Na-Si, Si-Ya-Na-Ma-Va, and Va-Si-Ma-Ya-Na.


946. Ya is the middle letter of the supreme 5-letter Mantra, Si Va, Ya Na Ma,.. Meditate on the Supreme Ya Na Va Si Ma, the supreme Ma Va Ya Na Si, Supreme Si Ya Na Ma Va and the Supreme Va Si Ma Ya Na: thus stand the Anagrams (of Na Ma Si Va, Ya).

In the plane of Muladhara (Kundalini, first plane), he stands as Na Ma Si Va, Ya: Na for earth and Brahma, Ma for water and Vishnu, Si for fire and Rudra, Va for Vayu and Rudra, Ya for Akasa and Sadasiva. NaMaSiVaYa has contextual meanings:  

Na Ma Si Va Ya
Earth Water Fire Air Ether
Lam Vam Ram Yam Ham


947. The letters stand for five Bhutas (Elements); The letters stand for five colors; If the letters stand in proper order, He will stand in those letters.

NA MA SI VA YA represent five great elements: earth, water, fire, air and ether, which have their own colors as seen in the above chart. The prevailing opinion is that these elements are represented on the Yantra by colors and shape.

948. The Chakra stood and spread all over the universe. The Lord stands at the entrance of the Hall, the arena of His beautiful land of Maya. As the milk flows from the cow to the calf, grace flows from Nandi, who stands high atop the (Kailas) mountain.

Here Chakra means a circle, which could be part of Mandala and Yantra, or a group of men, women or both. Since the previous verses made reference to Yantras, there is no need to think that the Chakra refers to a circle of Tantric practitioners of Panchamakara. The Chakra here refers to the universe as his stage for His Cosmic Dance.  As said earlier, Nandi, the sacred Bull is the theriomorphic form of Siva and confers Grace on Siva devotees. Verse 947 says that Siva abides in the Great Five Elements also.

949. There is a plenitude of goodness in the Chakra. Within this Chakra, there are five entities. Within this Chakra there are the five letters of the Divine Dancer. In this Chakra, Divine Dance goes on.

This universe is His stage and He performs the Dance of creation, sustenance, destruction, veiling and grace.  This Chakra contains the Suksma Panchaksharam OM and the Sthula Panchaksharam NA MA SI VA YA.  As a Divine Dancer He is Nataraja or Natana Sabapathy. Nata + Raja = Dance King = King of Dance. Natana + Sabha + Pathy = Dance + Stage + Master = Master of the Dance stage.

950.  Space does not have lines. Chakras have lines. Between the eyebrows of the head, place A.  On the vortex of the head, place U, around which place the letter MA. The sinuous line makes the Bindu, the "leg" SI; the straight line "horn" is the Nada letter, VA.  This is the Siva Mantra.

951.  Start with A and U, Si in the middle.  Start with Va with the breath flowing. Start with Si and meditate on Siva.  The Omkara Prime One revels.

Comment:  Pranava OM is the prologue followed by Anagram Siva Mantra as depicted below.

Start with A and U, Si in the middle = OM    Na Ma Si Va Ya.  (ஓம் நமசிவாய) Front load of obscuration and impurities. This is the Mantra for ordinary mortals, who are not enlightened with spiritual wisdom. It will become apparent to you that the head of Mantra is Na Ma indicating obscuration and impurity and the soul Ya is in the tail of the Mantra. All souls strive to sit between Si and Va , a state of liberation.

Start with Va with the breath flowing = OM  Va Si Ya Na  Ma.  (ஓம் நமசிவாய) Front load of Grace and Siva, as seen in pure souls.  Mantra is for pure souls, who left behind their obscuration and impurities.

Start with Si and meditate on Siva = OM  Si Va Ya Na Ma.  (ஓம் நமசிவாய) Front load of Siva and Grace, as seen in one who is like Siva--Great Souls. Mantra for Great Souls.

Panchaaksharam, the five-syllable mantra, represents Siva in Lingam and Nataraja.

In the following passages let me explain the Siva Mantra in varying combination of letters.

Tirumular says that anagram Mantra, Na-Ma-Va-Si-Ya stands in the sphere of Fire; Va-Si-Ya stands in that of Sun; and Va-Si stands in the sphere of  Moon. The basic Mantra is Na Ma Si Va Ya. See variant example below. When the soul Ya is flanked by Na and Ma on the front and Si and Vā on the back, Na and Ma representing Tirodhana and Mala lead the soul into bondage and  rebirth and Si and Vā representing Siva and Arul confer salvation and Grace to the soul.  

Na Ma Ya Si Vā 

In the above Mantra, obscuration and impurities are the burdensome front load (Na Ma) on the soul Ya, Siva and Grace Si Vā come once the soul is divested of the front load.

Na Ma Ya Si Vā:  This is what you want. At this juncture the soul Ya sits between Si Vā and the new configuration is Si Ya  Vā. This is bliss; this is liberation.

Na = Tirodhana Sakti or Obscurant Siva Sakti.

Ma = Malas or impurities

Si = Siva

Vā = Grace

Ya  = soul

Kēvala state is dream-sleep state of the soul Ya before birth.

Sakala state is awake state, life of the embodied soul on earth (Na Ma Ya).

Suddha state is deep-sleep state, merger with Siva (Si Vā Ya---> Si Ya Vā ); Na Ma left the soul.

The soul Ya is bound by Na and Ma and set free by Si and Vā .  Soul's Kevala state harbors inactive and indolent Anava Mala; Sakala state, active and redolent; Suddha state, inactive, benign, and full of Bliss. Sakala state depicts NaMaYaSiVā in that there is a front load of NaMa (obscuration and Malas) on the soul while the soul is in bondage and body in the phenomenal world; in Siva Suddha Jnana state, SiVāYaNaMa depicts SiVā, (Siva and Grace) in the forefront in the soul and NaMa are the tail--empty shells of Tirodhana and impurities. 

    It is not proper for Ya  to interpose between Na and Vā ; by enlightenment and salvation Ya  interposes between Si and Vā.

SiVā is perfection; when the soul interposes between Si and Vā as SiYa in Mukti (liberation),  Ya  becomes one with SiVā, loses its individuality and stands with SiVā in complete effacement and suffusion in the effulgence (of SiVā)SiYa introduces another element in the unified state, making Ya appear distinct. (Remember that soul in merger with Sivasakti maintains its distinct status but is so suffused with effulgence of Sivasakti, the distinction is not apparent.)

        Perfected souls  who do not want rebirth and suffering in this world chant SiVāYaNaMa . By this Mantra one invokes Si and (Siva and Grace) to come to Ya (the soul) so that Na and Ma (Tirodhana and Malas) leave the soul. Siddhas in the know chant the Mantra in the right order, SiVāYaNaMa ; Sakalars not in the know chant NaMaSiVāYa; they have the frontload of obscuration of grace and impurities.  In SiVāYaNaMa, the lead is taken by Siva and Grace while in NaMaSiVāYa, the lead is taken by Tirodhana and Malas, which shroud and lead the soul astray. We are Sakalar class souls and thus the Mantra sequence for us is NaMaSiVaYa, indicating that the cloud of Tirodhana obscures the sunlight of enlightenment or Siva Jnanam shining on the soul which is under the deleterious influence of Malas; obscuration will last until Malas are eradicated and  (Malaprapakam) and Iruvinaiyoppu are realized. Iru-Vinai-y-Oppu = Two Deed resolution = equable resolution of good and bad Karma. According to Tamil Lexicon it means "State of the soul in which it takes an attitude of perfect equanimity towards meritorious or sinful deeds."

Let me explain this concept of Iruvinaiyoppu. You have ten good deeds and eight bad deeds in your karmic bag; that does not mean that you have 10-8 = 2 good deeds, entitling you to merge with Siva with a positive balance sheet. Siva does not like any load of good or bad deeds clinging on the soul, which has to be completely devoid of any extraneous elements; it has to be pure and pristine. This 10-8=2 good-deed-man has to eat the ten good fruits of ten good deeds and eight sour fruits of eight bad deeds; that brings the score to zero, zero load of karma on the soul.




 After the Light of Knowledge (Jnana) descends (Saktinipatam) into the soul, it undergoes Odukkam (Involution [oneness or absorption] into Siva Sakti.) and the soul is liberated. At this juncture the mantra is SiVaYaMaNa or SiVaYaNaMa. In this instance, liberation is achieved and individuality subsumed, Siva and Arul (Grace) are the leading elements of Mantra and Siva is the object of worship. Siva and Arul are the head; Soul is the middle; Malas and Tirodhana are the tail.

In Kundalini Yoga at Ajna Chakra, this Panchakshara Mantra (SiVaYaMaNa, five letter Mantra) becomes three letter Mantra (SiYaVa) for the sage of spiritual development and attenuation of Malas.

 SiYaVa (three letter Mantra) is meant for the Sadhaka whose spiritual development has taken him to the level of Ajna Chakra (between the eyebrows), where Ya (soul) is comfortably placed between Si (Siva) and Va (Sakti); herein the soul serves at the feet of Siva and Sakti in prayer, meditation and sacrifice.

    Tirodhana : obscuration or concealment. Tirodhana Sakti, belonging to Sakti, is an obscurant of divine knowledge, instigator of Anava Mala to its self-destruction and impeller of desires, and creates in the embodied soul a sense of belonging to the world of pain and pleasure until the soul is ready (mature enough) to give them up for progress towards Suddha Jnana (pure knowledge) state. It is like the professor of mathematics concealing his knowledge of higher mathematics and letting his preschooler son struggle with simple additions.

    Malas: impurities of the soul. Go to primer_in_saiva_siddhanta.htm for more details.

952.  The center devoid of wakefulness and sleep (Bhru-Madhya): that is where AUM dawns. The ones who realized (Ajna Chakra) see visions of Siva who removes aversion, anger and hatred (செற்றம்), radiates like the effulgent light, remains as the TRUTH and Essence  (மெய்ப்பொருள் = Reality) and blameless, and shines like a golden gem.

Ajna Chakra is located in Bhru-Madhya, the spot between the eyebrows. This is one of the Kundalini Chakras. The yogis who realize Ajna Chakra, the sixth chakra, which is the mind center and the  junctional and transitional point between the lower consciousness of the lower Chakras and the highest consciousness and illumination of Sahasrara. That is why Mular says that Ajna Chakra is devoid of the three usual conscious states of a human: wakefulness, dream sleep and deep sleep.  More on Ajna Chakra in Kundalini Power.

953. When I chant A and U together, the U-named Mukti melts for merger (with me). When I chant Ma inside, there is  worshipped Nandi. How could I ever describe the Nature of my Father (Siva).

954.  What people on earth know, are letters written on water. The Letters in Heaven, no one seems to know and understand. Who knows this Letter? The ones who realize this Letter have nothing to worry about the body

The letters written on water have no permanence and disappear. There is a Letter in heaven that is beyond destruction; that is OM. No one knows this. The ones who meditate on this letter do not have to worry about the body (ஊன் = body = metempsychosis = birth and rebirth cycle).  The idea is that this phenomenal world is one of misery. Rebirth as a human or animal depending on the karmic load is misery. When one chants and mediates on OM, he will attain salvation.

955.  In the body between the legs is present the Muladhara Chakra. There remains in six Chakras a garland of 50 letters, in the middle of which is present Mula Mantra AUM as depicted by Vedas.  He gives the Mukti.

956.  There is one Great Letter below the navel. The Pavis (sinners) do not know its utility.  Even the Oviyan (ஓவியன் ---Sculptor, here Brahma, the creator) finds it beyond his comprehension.  Devi and Himself (Sakti and Siva) remain in splendor.

The Great Letter below the navel is OM.  Sakti and Siva abide in OM.

957.  Ha and Sa are the Mantra of Haran (அரன்--Siva). No one knows the HAMSA Mantra.  He realizes that it is eternal Beginningless (அனாதி) Mantra).

958. Mantra dawns as a flower in the mind. It dawns from inside the navel. The ones who perform Sandhyavandanam do not realize it. Having worshipped at dusk, they make a raucous noise and leave.

Mantra is NAMASIVAYA, forms a bud, and flowers in the heart Lotus (Anahata Chakra).  It roots are anchored to the navel in the Manipura Chakra.  People perform ritual worship at dawn, noon and dusk. It is all exoteric worship with plenty of sound and show and does not emanate from the heart lotus.  Mular condemns exoteric rituals attached to worship as a lot of audio-visual pomp and profligacy without internal sincerity. Mular in effect says that Sandhyavandanam is a song and dance routine in that there are plenty of procedures and movements like Nyasas, ritual use of water, light, bells, incense, breathing exercises, AvAhana and Visarjana (invitation and dismissal of Deity), ablution... One ingredient is lacking: Bhava (being and becoming).

959. Meditation on Mantra spreads in all directions. Mantra in life-breath forms the basis. Mantra remaining in the Lotus, when viewed, becomes the Ankusam (அங்குசம் = elephant's goad) of the life-breath.

The Mantra spreads from the Muladhara Chakra in all directions meaning that Kundali rises to all Adhara Lotus centers in the body: From Muladhara to Swadhisthana, Manipura, Anahata, Visuddha, Ajna and later to Sahasrara Centers.  If one meditates on this Mantra of life-breath, it acts as an elephant's goad in controlling the passions of Indriyas (wandering senses).

960.  Nada rises in the formless space. Bindu swells from the slender waist of Sakti. Nada and Sakti form OM, which when combined with SIVaYANaMA with YA in the middle, serves as stream of Bliss.

Go to BINDU for details.

OM + SIVAYANAMA = Om Sivayanama. When a votary chants this Mantra, he will attain Siva's bliss.  Here NA and  MA  are obscuration and impurities of the soul. They form the tail of the Mantra, meaning that the soul has left them behind. SI and  VA  are at the head of the Mantra meaning Siva and Sakti (Grace) are leading the third element YA the soul to Bliss. Another important point is the NA and MA are dropped off by YA ; NAMAYA becomes SIVAYA.  YA transposes itself between SI and VA and transforms the Mantra to SIYAVA, at which time the YA the soul obtains Mukti.


----> OM + SIVAYA  --> OM + SIYAVA.

961. When Bindu and Nada join and together reach the Moon in the head, heavenly Ambrosia will spring and flow. The nascent Mantra is itself the oblation.

Nada is sound; Paranada is the origin, the father, the progenitor of sound or the very first vibrations of the universe. Bindu is a dot, the seed of creation or the very First Light.  Parabindu is the origin of Bindu. This point smaller than a pinhead, when it exploded,  was the origin of the universe of beings and matter. Accomplished Yogis see and hear the mystic lights and sounds during meditation.

The flow of Ambrosia from the Moon Mandala

The accomplished Kundalini Yogis feel the flow of Amrit (Nectar or ambrosia) from the Bindu center at the back of the head corresponding to the tuft of the priests or the posterior fontanel (which is barely open in infants and closed in adults). Inside Bindu, Moon secretes Amrta, Ambrosia or nectar. This nectar comes down from Bindu Visarga and has its origin in Sahasrara Chakra, the abode of Cosmic Consciousness. The Universal Pure Consciousness becomes dilute as it  comes down and individual consciousness takes shape in Bindu Visarga. Between Bindu and Vishuddha Chakra, there is a repository for the nectar in the vicinity of nasopharynx. This nectar should not be mistaken for postnasal drip. This reservoir, Lalana Chakra or Talumula is stimulated by the long tongue (Kechari Mudra) that folds back into the nasopharnx and can occlude the Ida and Pingala Nadis (posterior Choanae). The stimulation helps the Lalana Chakra empty the nectar into the Vishuddha Chakra, which processes the nectar and separates the pure form from the poison. The pure form promotes health, longevity, and regeneration of the body. Vishuddha Chakra neutralizes the poison. Kechari Mudra involves folding back of the tongue released from its anterior anchor by cutting the frenulum at the bottom of the tongue and pulling the tongue over many months to elongate it so that it can fold back and reach the openings at the back of the nose. This Mudra helps the tongue taste the nectar from the Bindu Visarga and Lalana reservoir. Yogis say that they can live on air and nectar.

    Let me give you an idea how a product can be both beneficial and poisonous. Pharmaceutical companies make drugs that have stereoisomers which are mirror images of each other. One member of the pair is pharmacologically safe, useful and curative and the mirror image may be toxic. FDA has asked the drug companies to remove the toxic isomer and market the useful one. When you take medications, the good effects are from the good isomer and the side effects are from the bad isomer.

The Moon at Bindu elaborates the Nectar of Eternity; the sun in Manipura consumes it; that is a downfall resulting in old age, infirmity, disease and death. Preservation and conservation functions of Bindu domain are neutralized by Manipura with expending of the nectar. This conservation should be immune from dissipation in the worldly activities; its use for spiritual pursuits is the main aim. Manipura is a stepping stone for spiritual highs. Activation, purification and meditation on this center lead to healthy life and prevents further fall into lower Chakras.

The interrelationship between Nada and Bindu, the very origin of the universe, gods, beings, matter...

MahakAla and MahAkAli (Siva and Sakti) are the origin of Para Nada (Sound). To begin with it was Abhedarupa Sakti (undifferentiated power) with latent omnipotence and therefore dubbed as Sarvasakti Maya (universal Power). Consider this as the two-cell embryo, which has the potency to become the universe of infant, man or woman.

This potency or Sakti has four aspects: Undifferentiated Sakti aspect, Trigunamayi Mula Prakrti aspect, Avyakta aspect, and Santa aspect. Power can be undifferentiated, has qualities, remain unmanifest or stay in its divine aspect. Trigunamayi Mula Prakrti aspect: All objects (animate or inanimate) have qualities or gunas (modes): Sattva, Rajas, and Tamas (virtue, activity, and inertia).  Sakti exercises its innate Kriya Sakti (action power) and mutates the undifferentiated Sakti into Parabindu (Supreme Bindu, Causal or KArana Bindu) which serves as the origin of sounds: Panchamai, Suksmai, Pasyanti, Madhyamai, and Vaikhari (source of subtle sound, subtle sound, mental sound, intellectual sound, and Articulated sound--speech).  With this basis, please consult the following chart to know the derivatives of Nada and Bindu: Trigunas; root of all mantras; Nine Vadavams worthy of worship, Kundalini, Kundali, Tarpparan, Vagesi, SAdasiva, Brahma, Vishnu, Rudra, and mahesvara and their portfolios; and the 36 tattvas or building blocks of the universe.

962.  The ones who chant the six-letter Mantra know not (what they should know). They know not that the six-letter Mantra should be chanted as one-letter Mantra. The one who chant without the other letter, may attain redemption by chanting OM.

963. With the chanted letter AUM, fifteen life-letters (vowels) are made.  With the addition of 35 consonants and one OM, they say they all amount to 51 letters. The splendorous letter SI is spread (in all six Adhara Chakras). The Nada letter U (AUM): use it in chanting.

This is a garland of 51 letters of the Sanskrit alphabet. Kali wears a garland of 51 severed heads, each one of them represent one letter.

964. The Bindu letter is Akaram (A); the curly one is Nada letter U.  When they rise together, goddess Kundali shines as 16 KalAs.  She appears with her neck, hands, legs, body and the rest which all amount to fifty-one letters.

Kundali's body parts amount to 51 Sanskrit letters.

965.  All fifty letters are Vedas; all fifty letters are Agamas. When fifty letters are known, out of the fifty come the five letters.

The Sanskrit letters are fifty plus OM. Out of the fifty come the five letters, NA-MA-SI-VA-YA.

966.  He created five great elements with five letters. He created many wombs (life forms) with five letters.  He supported expansive spaces with the five letters.  By the five letters he abides (in all).

967. When the ones who have fallen prey (to the sensual world) chant the sacred name of Vikirtan (விகிர்தன்--Siva) tirelessly, the miseries of Karma (வினைத்துயர்) leave them and Siva takes them into His bosom.

968.  He is the ingested Medicine. He is the deathless Time (உலப்பிலி காலம்).  He is the song, the melody, and the meaning.  The gods of heaven (deities -- விண்ணின்ற அமரர்) worship at His feet with affection. He stands as the Five Great Bhutas (elements) and five-letter Mantra.

He is the Medicine, meaning he is the Cure-all for all the ills of Humanity.  He ingested the HalAhala poison that emerged from the foaming sea and thus saved the gods, the demons and all living creatures. He is MahAkAla (Great Time).  He is the letters, the song, the melody, the meaning, the Five elements and the five-letter Mantra, NA MA SI VA YA.

979.  The greatness of the Five (five-letters) is the expansive vastness of space. The greatness of the Five is the Temple. The greatness of the Five is Siva's Gift (அறவோன் வழக்கம் = the virtuous God's gift).  Chant the Five and Siva will be your protector (பாலன்).

970. As root letter, (it -- OM) it stands in space and beyond. As the precious letter he supports the land. As worthy letter, he is Fire and Life-letter.  One Letter (OM) Shines like a brilliant Light.

Om is the Pranava, the origin of all sounds. It is pervasive beyond Ether. The root letter is Also known as A (A-Karam).  The water-letter is Ma (Ma-karam). The land-letter is Na. The Great letter is Si. Life-letter is Ya. One letter Mantra is Om. Namasivaya is the five-letter Supreme Being and an effulgent light.

வேர் எழுத்தாய் விண்ணாய் அப்புறமாய் நிற்கும்

நீர் எழுத்தாய் நிலம் தாங்கியும் அங்குள்ள

சீர் எழுத்தாய் அங்கியாய் உயிராம் எழுத்து

ஓர் எழுத்து ஈசனும் ஒண் சுடர் ஆமே.

Here the Root Letter  (வேர் எழுத்து) is OM in the space and beyond. நீர் எழுத்து (Niir ezuththu) can stand for Ma-karam. நில (nila) may refer to Na-karam. சீர் எழுத்து may refer to Si-karam.  உயிராம் எழுத்து may refer to Ya-karam.

971. The sound of the fourth letter (Va) forms the world. Inside the fourth letter abides the world. The fourth letter for the chanting ones is the fourth letter that shows the right path.

NA1 MA2 SI3 VA4 YA5:  The fourth letter VA is Sakti, while the third letter SI is Siva.  The universe proceeds from the Tattvas generated by Sakti.  Sakti shows the right path to the one who meditates on the fourth letter.

972.  Sakti entered my heart; she enjoyed chanting Na Ma Si Va.  Considering all the benefits, all of you hold on to Her feet.  I was a changed man; thus, I stopped babbling.

Sakti on Her own accord entered my heart and mind. She was seated there rejoicing, as I chanted NaMaSiVa. Realizing  as to what it brings, I hold on to Her Feet. Thus I morphed (abandoning all my attachments). (I acquired Jnana and) my prattle vanished.

This is the example of Saktinipatham (சக்திநிபதம்), meaning descent of Sakti in the soul, giving the spiritual knowledge (Jnana).  Holding on Her feet is treasuring the Jnana in the soul.  This is an indication of eradication of all Malas (மும்மலம்), spiritual darkness (இருள்), and confusion (மருள்) and acquisition of Grace (அருள்) from the Supreme Knowledge of Siva (தெருள்).

973: Offer the life-giving grains in the Fire of OM and Sakti, as the Holder of Dharma reveals Herself to the chanters of NaMaSiVa.

974: The Lord's gift to humanity is the Five Letters; He dances in them day and night. In eternal love, He abides in forms.

Na Ma Si VaYa are the five-letter Mantra, a gift by Siva to the humanity. He dances day and night in the eight elements: Sky, Earth, Water, Fire, Wind, Sun, Moon, and the individual soul.

975: Akaara is Jiva; Ukaara is Para; Makaara is Mala; thus they are in the three-letter word AUM. Si is Siva, Va is Sakti, Ya is Jiva. Thus they are the three-letter word SiVaYa.

AUM: A is Jiva or individual soul; U is Supreme Substance (பரம்பொருள்); M is Malam or impurities.

976: Letters Na and Ma as the beginning, letter Si at the center and letter Va integrated with the breathing are uttered along with OM at the very beginning of all. Once chanted thus, the Lord of Ma (Maya) will abide in your heart.

Purport: Na is in Brumadya (mid forehead) depicting the Ajna Chakra; Ma abides in the throat depicting Visuddha Chakra; Si are the eyes depicting the Sun and the Moon. If a Sadhaka meditates on Siva concentrating on  Na (Ajna Chakra), the Lord of Ma will enter the heart of the Sadhaka. Va represents the breathing through the Ida and Pingala Nadis.

977: Five elephants live in the body-forest; the five letters (of NaMaSiVaYa) become the goads for the control of five elephants; those who know how to control the five (senses) will have the privilege to merge with the the head of the five letters.

The body is the forest wherein five elephants (senses) roam. Siva's goads are five-letter Mantra, NaMaSiVaYa, which can control the five elephants. They who with the help of the five goads of Mantra control the five senses are capable of merging with Siva, the head of the five-letter Mantra. Learned pundits say that the five senses correlate with the Mantra too: Na is body (Self-sense); Ma is Tongue (Taste); Si is eyes (Vision); Va is nose (sense of smell); Ya is ears (hearing).

978: The five Kalas took origin from letters A and the others (A  U  M) from which arose the five letters. Drop the letters Na and Ma. Meditate and Seek Nandi in the Muladhara Chakra, worship Sakti and no rituals are necessary.

Five Kalas are SAntAtita or AvakAsadA, SAnta, Vidya, PratisthA, Nivrtti. One partless Sakti differentiates Herself  to an infinite variety of permutations so as to produce the universe with five parts as listed above. The 36 Tattvas TATTVAS-36 are the manifestations of the five forces (Sakti).

979. (மருவும்) meditation on Sivaya is the body and life. Sivaya are the three letters which are yoga and Jnana. Sivaya Mantra grants Grace. Grace abides in them as they attain Sivahood and liberation.

980. (அஞ்சுக)  Know the rare and blissful truth about the five letters (Na Ma Si Va Ya). After you realize this, you will be full of ParAparam. in your heart.  There is no untruth in this. There is no destruction of this body. I declare that this is the refuge.

981. (சிவாயவொடு) Chant Sivaya (SiVaYa) with Om as Om SiVaYa with conviction. Om Sivaya is the Foர்m of Siva. Such people remain serene (தெளி-தல்).

982. (சிகார)  Add Si Va Ya to Na Ma and meditate on them inside your heart by adding Om to them. The MahAra Muthalvan (மகார முதல்வன்), the Lord of Ma gives praise and appearance.

983. (நம்முதல்) Vanquishing the refractory Karmas and gaining fruition of your thoughts remain within (the power of) the Mantra beginning with Na (NaMaSiVaYa). They who in their hearts meditate on the five letters beginning with Si (SiVaYaNaMa) will be in par with Sadasiva.

984. (நவமும்) Na is Embodied life; Si is Param or Supreme Siva. They who never preformed Tapas would become Siva, the Lord of the Tattvas if they chant  Si Va. Of that, there is clarity.

985. கூடிய. Know you 8 and 2 (A and U) well. Keep the sought-after Nandi.in Jnana.  The five out-of-control senses will become friends and act according to our desire. Seek after it and become convinced.

Know you 8 and 2 well. Tamil numbers 8 and 2  look like Tamil alphabets அ  உ respectively. Tamil does not have a zero. Zero is invention of Indo-Aryans. The purport is that one should meditate on AUM so that the five sense organs become friends and come under one's control. Nandi is the theriomorphic form of Siva.

986. எட்டும். Eight and two (A and U = அ and உ): Ignoramus knows not their value. The penury knows not what 8 and 2 are. Eight and two are 3 + 3 + 4 and amount to 10: That is Siddhanta Sanmargam (சித்தாந்த சன்மார்க்கம்).

Akaram Ukaram are Sakti and Siva. The penury lack in knowledge and are rich in ignorance. Na Ma Si Va Ya are 10 letters of 5-letter mantra, Na Ma Si Va Ya. This verse is a play on words and numbers.

987. எட்டு வரையின். Draw 8 vertical and 8 horizontal lines. In the central box, place Si (சி) and fill all the rest of the boxes with Om Na Ma Si Va Ya and offer your prayer.

988. தானவர். Dhanavar, Sattar, two Sathirar, the other fifteen, Bindu, Nada, and Siva Ganas: All these entities make the Siva Chakra.

989. பட்டன. They attained Paraparam by performing Great Tapas, Surrendered to Him (Siva) and adored Him by chanting  Si Va Ya Na Ma. I speak meager words about the greatness of the mighty Lord. i know very little, as I approach Him.

990. சிவன்முதல் மூவரோடு ஐவர் சிறந்த
அவைமுதல் ஆறிரண்டு ஒன்றொடுஒன்று ஆன
அவைமுதல் விந்துவும் நாதமும் ஓங்கச்
சவைமுதல் சங்கரன் தன்பெயர் தானே.990

990.Siva is the First; then come the three; the five follow them; they are six plus two plus one (9), all in One. The highest among them are nada and Bindu. In this company, Sankara ranks first.

Siva is the First and Foremost among all gods.  The Triune are Siva, Sakti, and Nadabindu. Brahman, Vishnu, Rudra, Sadasiva, and Mahesvara form the pentad. Siva, Sakti, and Nada, Bindu, Brahman, Vishnu, Rudra, Sadasiva, and Mahesvara form the six plus two plus one (in all nine); all these nine are One.

991. வித்தாம் செகமய மாக வரைகீறி
நத்தார் கலைகள் பதினாறு நாட்டிப்பின்
உத்தாரம் பன்னிரண்டு ஆதி கலைதொகும்
பத்தாம் பிரம சடங்குபார்த்து ஓதிடே.991

The universe is the primordial seed (of life). Draw lines in the shape of Earth (Square). Denote the 16 Kalas of the Moon Mandala, 12 Kalas of Sun Mandala, and 10 Kalas of Agni. Join all of them and worship the Chakra by observing the ritual of Brahman.

Page 103 Tattvas  The garland of letters by Woodroffe.

The 16 Kalās of the Moon are Amtā, Mānadā, Pūşā, Tuşti, Puşti, Rati, Dhti, Śaśini, Candrikā, Kānti, Jyotsnā, Śrih, Prīti, Aṅgadā, Pūrṇā, Pūrṇāmrtā.

The 12 Kalās of the Sun are Tapini, Tāpini, Dhūṁrā, Mārīci, Jvālinī, Rucī, Suşmnā, Bhogadā, Viśvā, Bhodhinī, Chāriṇī, Kşamā.

The 10 Kalās of Fire  are  Dhūmarārci, Ūşmā, Jvalini, Jvālinī, Cisphuligini, Suşrī, Surūpā, Kapilā, Havyavahā, Kavyavahā.

992.  கண்டெழுந் தேன்கமல மலர் உள்ளிடை
கொண்டெழுந் தேன் உடன் கூடிய காலத்துப்
பண்டழி யாத பதிவழி யேசென்று
நண்பழி யாமே நமவெனலாமே.

I saw Him in the Lotus of my heart. At the moment when I was in merger with him, I rose up and met Him half the way. Chant Nama in friendship, undiminished in any way.

993  994  995


Tirumular says that One should carve Ma Si Va Ya Na on the Peepul tree plank (அரச மரம் பலகை) and also on the palm leaf. On the latter, apply wax and place it on low fire and meditate on the Mantra; Your enemies will be rendered immobile and paralytic of inimical actions (தம்பனம்) .

The ritual consists of placing the leaf on the plank and meditate on the Mantra. தம்பனம் = Sanskrit Stambana = Arresting the natural forces; making stiff or rigid; paralysing; Magic art of paralysing a person's activity, one of aஙு௮a-karumam.

Worshipping one of the Mahavidyas confers the following auspicious things, boons and mystical abilities.

Dharma, Artha, Kama and Moksa (Righteousness, Wealth, Family life, and liberation.)

Marana: Maarana: a magical ceremony having for its object the destruction of an enemy.

Ucchatana: Ucchaatana: Causing a person to quit his occupation by means of magical incantation.

 Ksobana: Agitation in the enemy

Mohana: Stupefaction, perplexing.

Dravana: Setting the enemy on flight

Sthambana: Causing Paralysis

Vidvesana.: Causing hate, inducing hate.

V1003-1014:  One should worship Siva with flowers (Jasmine, Lotus, Chrysanthamum etc.) Worship is performed in the mansion of the mind. Kriya Yoga leads to accumulation of Karma and thus it is not advocated for Siva Yogis. Bhakti Yoga is fine. Jnana Yoga leads to Nadanta, the divine light and thus to merger with Siva. Kriya Yoga can make a person a Deva or godling but for merger one needs to perform Jnana Yoga. For the Yogi Na Ma are not to be chanted because they are the obscuration and impurities. He should chant only SiVa, which will lead to liberation. Jnana Yoga takes the Yogi to A and U (of AUM) which are Si and Va. Seeking Him by the senses is in vain. Siva's seat is Si and Va and Jiva's seat is Na and Ma. Remove Na and Ma and Si and Va are yours. In Kundalini Yoga, the nectar flows in the 7th center. Jnana light is revealed in the 8th center. Beyond the 11th center is Paraparam. Beyond the 11th is the Great Void, the infinite Dvadasanta space.

Verses 1015: The nine pits correspond to nine openings in the body: two eyes, two ears, two nostrils, one mouth, one genital and one anal opening. Sacrificial pits are nine shapes from which great things rise.

அந்தமில் லானுக்கு அகலிடம் தானில்லை
அந்தமில் லானை அளப்பவர் தாமில்லை
அந்தமில் லானுக்கு அடுத்தசொல் தானில்லை
அந்தமில் லானை அறிந்துகொள் பத்தே. 17
As infinite Siva is, Jiva has no circumscription. It has no place to abide. There is no one to measure its dimension. There are no words to describe the infinite Anma or soul. Know that the infinite Anma is shaped after the letter 10 (in Tamil).

The symbol that denotes 10 in Tamil is Ya (); thus know it has the shape of ய.


சாதனை நாலு தழல்மூன்று வில்வயம்
வேதனை வட்டம் விளையாறு பூநிலை
போதனை போதுஐஞ்சு பொய்கய வாரண
நாதனை நாடு நவகோடி தானே.

1044. Four Sadhanas are on four sides of the square; three sides of the triangle for three forms of fire; semicircle for the bent bow; Circular shape for a well; six sides for 6 Adharas (of Kundalini Chakras) within; Eight sides for 8 directions of the earth; Heart shape as in the shape of Peepul tree leaf; five sides for the panchakshara Mantra; oval shape for the golden bowl: These are the shapes of nine sacrificial pits, as you strive to obtain Grace of Siva.


Sakti-Bheda --Tirpurai Chakra Verses: 1045-1074

1045. Māmāya, Māya, Baindavam, Vaikari, Pranava, the Inner Light (Ajapa) are the six mantras, where Sakti abides. Beyond all these is Tripurai.

1046. திரிபுரை சுந்தரி அந்தரி சிந்துரப்
பரிபுரை நாரணி யாம்பல வன்னத்தி
இருள்புரை ஈசி மனோன்மணி என்ன
வருபல வாய்நிற்கும் மாமாது தானே.

Tripurai, Sundari, Andari, Sindura Pari Purai (red-hued Paripurai), NArani, Ambala Vannaththi (Many-hued lady), Dark-hued Easi, ManOnmani of many forms and hues; Thou art  MAmAthu (Para Sakti).

Tripurai = of the form of Sun, Moon and Fire. Sundari = the Beauteous. Andari = of the Form of the sky. Sindura Paripurai = red-hued Paripurai- sustainer of the universe, NArani = The consort of Narayana, Ambalavannathth = of many hues, Irulpurai Easi = dark colored spouse of Esan (Siva), Sakti of Siva,  Manonmani = The jewel of the mind, Consort of Siva.  Thus She exists as nine Saktis. Yet She is One and ParA Sakti (Supreme Sakti).

1047. She grants wealth, knowledge and liberation.

The three cities (Anavam, Kanmam and MAya Malams) are  gold, silver and iron, whose colors are yellow, white and black and also the Gunas: Sattva, Rajas and Tamas. Lakshmi is golden; Sarasvati is white; Parvati is black. She is all three in One. She grants knowledge, wealth and liberation (கல்வி, போகம், முக்தி).

1048. She is Parai, Abhirami and Agochari.

Sakti Tripurai grants Nada, nadanta (beyong Nada). She expansive as Parabindu and creates the Cosmic Universe. She is Parai, Abhirami, Agochari. She grants Jnana and Grace.

Parai = ParAsakti.  Abhirami = Exquisite Beauty. Agochari = Beyond understanding.

1049. Tripurai--Rajarajesvari's appearance.

She wears red silk dress and anklets on Her sacred Feet. Her breasts are in corset; Her hands hold flower-arrows, Sugarcane bow, goad, and noose; Gem-studded crown adorns Her head; dark-blue Kundalams (Earrings) grace Her ears.

1050. She is Sakti Chadika.

She, of ears with Kundalams, of killer bow-like eyebrows, of beautiful body with reddish hue, of neck with necklace of Rudraksha beads and garlands, and of head with crown sporting the radiant crescent moon, is Chandika, supporting the four directions.


Tripurai sitting on the Lotus.

Tripurai is PurAtani (ancient One), Mohini the enchanting beauty which never wanes, the One with the beautiful dark cascading tresses and red jewels, KarIdini who attracts four directions and Suddhai  (Suddha Vidya Devi) seated on the dense circle of Lotus flowers.  (Karidini has two meanings: Attractive One and the one with an elephant as Her mount.)

1052. Source of Bliss

சுத்தவம்பு ஆரத் தனத்தி சுகோதயள்
வத்துவ மாயா ளுமாசத்தி மாபரை
அத்தகை யாவும் அணோரணி தனுமாய்
வைத்தவக் கோல மதியவ ளாகுமே.

She wears garlands over Her corseted breasts. She is abode of Bliss. She is the Great Sakti who employs MAyA to reign over (Jivas). She is Maha Parai and atom within atom. She is self-created form of a radiant Moon (showering bliss and knowledge).

1053.  She is All.

அவளை அறியா அமரரும் இல்லை
அவளன்றிச் செய்யும் அருந்தவம் இல்லை
அவளன்றி ஐவரால் ஆவதொன்று இல்லை
அவளன்றி ஊர்புகும் ஆறறி யேனே.

There are no Amarars (Celestials) who do not know Her Sakti. There is no rare tapas that can be done without Sakti. Nothing gets done by the fives (five gods) without Her. Without Her, I would never know liberation.  (The fives are the five gods: Brahma, Vishnu, Rudra, Sadasiva and Mahesvara.)

1054. All is She.

அறிவார் பராசத்தி ஆனந்தம் என்பர்
அறிவா ரருவுரு வாம்அவள் என்பர்
அறிவார் கருமம் அவள்இச்சை என்பர்
அறிவார் பரனும் அவளிடத் தானே

Knowers say that ParAsakti is Bliss. Knowers say that She is formless. Knowers say that all actions are her desire.  Knowers says that Param is in Her.

அறிவா ரருவுரு வாம்அவள் என்பர்:  Knowers say that she is formless.

One commentator writes it as follows

அறிவார் அறிவுருவாம் அவள் என்பர். = She is of the form of knowledge.

அறிவார் அருவுருவாம்  அவள் என்பர்.  = She is of no form.

Either way both are applicable to Her. She is formless and of the form of knowledge.

1055. She is everywhere.


தான்எங்கு உள அங்குள தையல் மாதேவி
ஊன்எங் குள அங்கு உள்ளுயிர்க் காலவன்
வான் எங் குளஅங் குளேவந்தும் அப்பாலாம்
கோன் எங்கும் நின்ற குறிபல பாரே.

Wherever Siva is, Mahadevi abides with Him. Where there is a flesh-bound body, He remains as the Life-Guard within. Wherever there is sky, He abides there and beyond. Take a note that she remains as the head (in Anda Sarasaram, the whole universe of mobiles and immobiles).
1056. She is the Parasakti, the Giver of Bliss.
பராசத்தி மாசத்தி பல்வகை யாலும்
தராசத்தி யாய்நின்ற தன்மை யுணராய்
உராசத்தி ஊழிகள் தோறும் உடனே
பராசத்தி புண்ணிய மாகிய போகமே.
1056In many ways Parasakti is Great Sakti. She is the sustaining Sakti (of this world): you should know. She is all-pervading Sakti. She confers happiness arising from meritorious acts.
1057. She is the support of Jnana.
போகஞ்செய் சத்தி புரிகுழ லாளொடும்
பாகஞ்செய்து ஆங்கே பராசத்தி யாய்நிற்கும்
ஆகஞ்செய்து ஆங்கே அடியவர் நாள்தொறும்
பாகஞ்செய் ஞானம் படர்கின்ற கொம்பே.  1057

She with curly tresses confers life pleasures. She is the mature Parasakti. She abides in the devotees and every day serves as the trellis for the maturing spiritual wisdom.

1058. Parapari (Sakti) with coral-red body.

கொம்புஅனை யாளைக் குவிமுலை மங்கையை
வம்பவிழ் கோதையை வானவிர் நாடியைச்
செம்பவ ளத்திரு மேனிச் சிறுமியை
நம்பி என் உள்ளே நயந்துவைத் தேனே. 1058

She is the trellis; She is the damsel with conical breasts. She wears a garland of flowers dripping honey. She is (the Goddess) most sought after by the celestials. The sacred body of this lass is of the color of the red coral.  In Her I put my trust; I hold Her in My heart with loving tenderness.

1059.Paraparai, pervasive in 10 directions.
வைத்த பொருளும் மருவுயிர்ப் பன்மையும்
பத்து முகமும் பரையும் பராபரைச்
சித்தக் கரணச் செயல்களும் செய்திடும்
சத்தியும் வித்தைத் தலையவ ளாமே. 1059

With all created objects, their associated living things, the Parai with ten faces looking in ten directions, and paraparai activizing the mind and the functions of other organs, Sakti is the Mistress of wisdom.

1060. Paraparai as a lass of many arts.
தலைவி தடமுலை மேல்நின்ற தையல்
தொலைவில் தவம்செய்யும் தூய்நெறித் தோகை
கலைபல வென்றிடும் கன்னியென் உள்ளம்
நிலைபெற இங்கே நிறைந்துநின் றாளே. 1060

She is the Mistress of the universe. She is of beautiful big breasts. She performs continuous Tapas. She follows a path of virtue and is a peacock of a woman. She is a virgin who conquered all arts and knowledge. She abides in my heart, (mind and soul) and is full in her presence in me.  (Mular is describing Sakti as he sees her.)

1061. Sakti Rose for Worship by the Seven Worlds.
நின்றவள் நேரிழை நீள்கலை யோடுற
என்றன் அகம்படிந்து ஏழுல கும்தொழ
மன்றது ஒன்றி மனோன்மனி மங்கலி
ஒன்றெனொடு ஒன்றிநின்று ஒத்துஅடைத்தாளே. 17

She abides in my heart in full measure. She wears fine jewels. She entered my heart. She is the object of worship by the seven worlds. She enters the Dance Hall as Manonmani, the jewel of my thoughts. She is auspicious and merged in me indistinguishable from me.

1062. Auspicious Sakti Manonmani.
ஒத்தடங் குங்கம லத்திடை ஆயிழை
அத்தகை செய்கின்ற ஆய பெரும்பதி
மத்தடை கின்ற மனோன்மனி மங்கலி
சித்தடைக் கும்வழி தேர்ந்துண ரார்களே. 18

The jeweled Sakti seated in the Lotus of the Heart is one with Siva. The auspicious Manonmani merged with Her Great Lord in ecstasy.  She is the way to obtain Spiritual Wisdom: That they know not.
1063. Adoration of Sakti brings Grace.
உணர்ந்துட னேநிற்கும் உள்ளொளி யாகி
மணங்கமழ் பூங்குழல் மங்கையும் தானும்
புணர்ந்துட னேநிற்கும் போதருங் காலைக்
கணிந்தெழு வார்க்குக் கதியளிப் பாளே. 19

That Realized Siva-Sakti stands as Light within. Wearing  fragrant flowers on her tresses, Sakti is in union with Siva. On adoration and thought of them, Sakti confers Grace.  Wed 11/16/2022

1064. Her Glance made me radiant with Knowledge.
அளியொத்த பெண்பிள்ளை ஆனந்த சுந்தரி

புளியுறு புன்பழம் போலுள்ள நோக்கித்

தெளியுறு சித்துச் சிவகதி காட்டி

ஒளியுற வைத்தென்னை உய்ய உண்டாளே.

She is Bliss and Beauty full of compassion. As the dry Tamarind rind is not attached to the fruit inside, (so is the mundane body not attached to the bliss-soul.) She cast Her glance, gave me clarity of thought and showed me the way to Siva State. She made me radiant with realized knowledge.

1065. She is the Cause of Cause.
உண்டில்லை என்ற துருச்செய்து நின்றது
வண்தில்லை மன்றினுள் மன்னி நிறைந்தது
கண்டிலர் காரண காரணி தம்மொடு
மண்டல முன்றுற மன்னிநின் றாளே. 21

They say, She is and She is not. She filled the Dance Hall in Thillai. They did not see her as the Cause of Cause, pervading the three spheres (Sun, Moon and Fire). 

1066. She is the path to Siva State.
நின்றாள் அவன்தன் உடலும் உயிருமாய்ச்
சென்றாள் சிவகதி சேரும் பராசத்தி
ஒன்றாக என்னுள் புகுந்துணர் வாகியே
நின்றாள் பரஞ்சுடர் ஏடங்கை யாளே. 22

She stood there as His Body and Life. Parasakti, that She is, helped me attain Siva Gati (State). She entered into me and became one with my being and Consciousness. She stands as Supreme Light and holds the Book of Knowledge in Her hand.

1067. Sing adoration of her, who chants the Vedas.
ஏடங்கை நங்கை இறைஎங்கள் முக்கண்ணி
வேடம் படிகம் விரும்பும்வெண் தாமரை
பாடும் திருமுறை பார்ப்பதி பாதங்கள்
சூடுமின் சென்னிவாய்த் தோத்திரம் சொல்லுமே. 23

She holds the Book; She is our Goddess with three eyes. Her appearance is like that of a crystal. Her desired abode is the White Lotus. She chants the three Vedas. She is Parvati. Bear Her feet on your head and chant the Stotras- adorations.

1068. Sing, meditate, and worship Her.
தோத்திரம் செய்து தொழுது துணையடி
வாய்த்திட ஏத்தி வழிபடு மாறிரும்
பார்த்திடும் அங்குச பாசம் பசுங்கரும்
பார்த்திடும் பூம்பிள்ளை ஆகுமாம் ஆதிக்கே. 24

Sing Her Glories. Worship Her feet. Meditate on Her. She carries the elephant goad, a noose, and a cane of sugar. She is a tender Child (and Kamakshi).



1069. Worship Her and Know the past, present and future.
ஆதி விதமிகுத் தண்தந்த மால்தங்கை
நீதி மலரின்மேல் நேரிழை நாமத்தைப்
பாதியில் வைத்துப் பல்காற் பயில்விரேல்
சோதி மிகுத்துமுக் காலமும் தோன்றுமே. 25

She conferred Her Grace in creating the diverse universe. She is Narayani, the Sister of Mal (Vishnu). She sits on Dharma Lotus, wearing jewels. Chant Her names placed in the middle of the flower and practice worshipping Her for a long time. You would see Her light and gain the ability to see all three times--past, present and future.

1070.She is in all that exists.
மேதாதி ஈரெட்டும் ஆகிய மெல்லியல்
வேதாதி நூலின் விளங்கும் பராபரை
ஆதார மாகியே ஆயந்த பரப்பினள்
நாதாதி நாதத்து நல்லரு ளாளே. 26

She is the Premier of the sixteen Tattvas and of tender form. She is Vedāti shining in the Vedās as Parāparai. She is the hypostasis of all that exists and all pervasive. Her Grace is in Nādā and Nādānta.


1071. She, of rare Truth, dispels confusion.
அருள்பெற்றவர் சொல்ல வாரீர் மனிதர்
பொருள்பெற்ற சிந்தைப் புவனா பதியார்
மருளுற்ற சிந்தையை மாற்றி அருமைப்
பொருளுற்ற சேவடி போற்றுவன் நானே. 27

O the Blessed, come to tell these men. Of the celestial Lords of the world of the material mind, she changed their confused mind. I would praise the feet of Her with rare Truth.

1072. The evil perishes; goodness thrives.
ஆனவராக முகத்தி பதத்தினள்
ஈனவர் ஆகம் இடிக்கும் முசலத்தோ(டு)
ஏனை உழுபடை ஏந்திய வெண்ணகை
ஊனமற உணர்ந்தார் உளத்து ஓங்குமே. 28

She is Varahi of the face of a pig. She with the wooden pestle pounds the evil doers. She holds the plough and wears white jewels or pearly white smile (= வெண்ணகை). The heart of the blameless  realizers would prosper.

1073. She is the origin of five gods.
ஓங்காரி என்பாள் அவளொரு பெண்பிள்ளை
நீங்காத பச்சை நிறத்தை உடையவள்
ஆங்காரி ஆகியே ஐவரைப் பெற்றிட்டு
ரீங்காரத் துள்ளே இனிது இருந்தாளே. 29

She is Omkāri, a woman (goddess) of the form of AUM. She is of the irremovable green color. She is Āṅkāri, having given birth or rise to the five gods (Brahma, Vishnu, Siva, Isvara, and Sadasiva) and remains inside Her Mantra �Hrīm� of the sound of rīṅkāram or buzzing bees.

1074. She is of the Nature of Sivagati.
தானே தலைவி என நின்ற தற்பரை
தானே உயிர்வித்துத் தந்த பதினாலும்
வானோர் தலமும் மனமும் நற் புத்தியும்
தானே சிவகதி தன்மையும் ஆமே. 4.5.30

She is taṟ-parai (Supreme Goddess) and stands as the head. She by herself gave life to the fourteen worlds. She gave the celestials their world, mind, good intellect. She is Herself of the nature of Sivagati (Siva state).

6. வயிரவி மந்திரம் = Bharavi Mantra Mantra of Goddess Bhairavi
1075. The Mantras of Bhairavi
பன்னிரண் டாம்கலை ஆதி பயிரவி
தன்னில் ஆகாரமும் மாயையும் கற்பித்துப்
பன்னிரண்டு ஆதியோடு அந்தம் பதினாலும்
சொல்நிலை சோடசம் அந்தம் என்று ஓதிடே. 4.6.1

Adhi-Bhairavi's Kalas are twelve.  The twelfth is "Ai" (= ஐ). Add to the 12, A and M which stands for Maya. The twelve and two form Om to Aim; the fourteen are Her Mantras. The status of the 16 letters are the end of Kalas.

1076. Sakti is omnipotent.
அந்தம் பதினாலும் அதுவே வயிரவி
முந்து நடுவும் முடிவும் முதலாகச்
சிந்தை கமலத்து எழுகின்ற மாசத்தி
அந்தமும் ஆதியும் ஆகின்றாளே. 2

The end of the 14th letter is Bhairavi. She is the beginning, the middle and the end. She is the Great Sakti abiding in the Lotus of Thought. She is the beginning and end of all.

 Verse 1075: The Bija Mantras.  By Woodroffe The Garland of Letters  pages 262- 266

The Bījas thus have a meaning. They indicate the Artha or Devatā which they are. What that Devatā is, is taught to the Sādhaka, just as the child learns that rose means a particular flower, and that rice and milk are the names for particular forms of food and drink which he takes. The Bījas of the five Bhūtas, that is, of the Devatās of the four forms of sensible matter, are Ha, Ya, Ra, La, Va with Candra-bindu. Where there is more than one letter, each has its meaning. As examples I here select twelve Bīja-mantras (in their popular sense), the meanings of which are given in the 6th Chapter of the Varadā-Tantra as quoted in the well known Bengali compendium known as the Prāṇatoṣiṇī. I may here observe that the meaning ̣ ̣ of individual letters is given in the Bījakośas, such as the Tantrābhidhāna. The Varadā-Tantra, Ch. 6, says: ̣

Haum (हौं)

Śivavācī hakārastu aukārah syāt Sadāśivah.

Śūnyam ̣ dunkhaharārtham ̣ tu tasmāttena Śivaṁ yajet.


That is,

Ha means Siva. Au is Sadāśiva. The Śūnya  is that which dispels sorrow. Hence with that Śiva should be worshipped. ̣

The Moon-dot is Sūnya.

Dum (दुं)

Da durgāvācakam ̣ devī ukāraścāpi rakṣaṇe.

Viśvamātā nādarūpā kurvartho bindurūpakah.

Tenaiva Kālikādevim pūjayedduhkhaśāntaye.

That is,

Da, O Devī, means Durgā. U also means to save. Nāda is the mother of the Universe. Bindu means (pray) do.

Krīm ̣(क्रीं)

Ka Kāli brahma ra proktaṁ Mahāmāyārthakaśca ī.

Viśvamātārthako nādo bindurduhkhaharāthakah.

Tenaiva Kālikādevim ̣ pūjayedduhkhaśāntaye.

That is,

Ka is Kālī. Ra is said to be Brahma. Ī means Mahāmāyā. Nāda means Mother of the universe. Bindu means Dispeller of sorrow. With that Devī Kālika should be worshipped for cessation of sorrow.

Hrīṁ (ह्रीं)

Hakārāh śivavāci syād rephah prakṛtincyate.

Mahāmāyārtha ī-śabdo nādo viśvaprasūh smṛtah.

Duhkhaharārthako bindurbhuvanā m ̣ tena pūjayet.

That is,

Ha means Śiva. Ra is said to be Prakṛti. Ī means Mahāmāyā. Nāda is said to be the mother of the universe. Bindu means dispeller of sorrow. With that Bhuvaneśvarī should be worshipped.

Śrīm (श्रीं)

Mahālakṣmyārthakah Śah syād dhanārtho repha ucyate.

Ī tustyartho� paronādo bindurduhkhaharārthakah.

Lakṣmīdevyā bījam etat tena devīm prapūjayet.

That is,

Sa means Mahālakṣmi. Ra is said to mean wealth. Ī means satisfaction. Nāda is Apara (which may mean Aparabrahma or Īśvara). Bindu means Dispeller of sorrow. This is the Bīja of Devi Lakṣmī. With it the Devī should be worshipped.



Aiṁ (ऐं)

Sarasvatyārtha ai-śabdo bindurduhkhaharādhakah.

Sarasvatyā bijam etat tena Vāṇīm ̣ prapūjayet.

That is,

Ai means Sarasvati. Bindu means Dispeller of sorrow. This is the Bīja of Sarasvatī. With it Vānī or Sarasvatī should be worshipped.


Klīm ̣ (क्लीं)

Kah Kāmadeva uddiṣṭo� pyathavā Kṛṣṇa ucyate.

La Indra ī tuṣṭivāci sukhaduhkhapradā ca am

Kāmabījārtha uktaste tava snehān maheśvari.

That is,

Ka refers to Kāmadeva, or according to some to Kṛṣṇa. La means Indra. Ī means contentment. Am is that which grants happiness and sorrow. Thus, O Maheśvari, the meaning of Kāmabīja is spoken unto Thee out of my love for Thee.

Huṁ (हुं)

Ha śivah kathito devi ū Bhairava ihocyate.

Parārtho nāda śabdastu Bindurduhkhaharārthakah.

Varmabījatrayo hyatra kathitas tava yatnatah.

That is,

Ha, O Devī, is said to be Śiva. U is said to be Bhairava. Nāda means Para, Supreme. Bindu means Dispeller of sorrow. Here the three composing the Varmabīja (armour-bīja) are spoken unto Thee owing to Thy solicitation.

Gaṁ (गं)

Ganeśārthe ga uktas te Bindurduhkhaharārthakah.

Gaṁbījārtham tu kathitam tava snehān maheśvarī.

That is,

Ga, I speak unto Thee, means Ganeśa. Bindu means Dispeller of sorrow. Thus, O Maheśvarī, the meaning of Gam-bīja is spoken unto Thee out of love for Thee.

Glauṁ (ग्लौं)

Ga Ganeśo vyāpakārtho lakārasteja au matah.

Duhkhaharārthako bindurganeśaṁ tena pūjayet.

That is,

Ga is Ganeśa, La means what pervades. Au means tejas. Bindu means Dispeller of sorrow. With it Ganeśa should be worshipped.  


Kṣa, Nṛṣimho Brahma raśca ūrdhvadantārthakaśca au.

Duhkhaharārthako bindurNṛṣimhaṃ tena pūjayet.

That is,

Kṣa is Nṛṣiṃha and Ra is Brahma. Au means teeth pointing upwards, Bindu means Dispeller of sorrow. With it Nṛṣimha should be worshipped.

Strīm ̣ (स्त्रीं)

Durgottārṇavācyah sa tārakārthastakārakah.

Muktyārtho repha ukto�tra mahāmāyārthanakaśca ī.

Viśvamātārtako nādo Bindurduhkhaharāthakah.

Vadhūbījartha ukto�tra tava snehān maheśvari.

That is,

Sa means deliverance from difficulties. Ta means Saviour. Ra here means salvation or liberation. Ī means Mahāmāyā. Nāda means Mother of the universe. Bindu means Dispeller of sorrow. Thus the meaning of Vadhūbīja is spoken unto Thee, O Maheśvari, out of love for Thee.


A close examination of the above may raise some difficulties, but must, in connection with what is elsewhere written, remove the charge that the Bīja is a meaningless saying to the worshipper. It is full of meaning to him.

1077. Bhairavi devotees obtain Her Grace.
ஆகின்ற மூவரும் அங்கே அடங்குவர்
போகின்ற பூதம் பொருந்து புராதரர்
சார்கின்ற சார்வுழிச் சாரார் சதிர்பெறப்
போகுந் திரிபுரை புண்ணியத் தோரே. 3

The three gods abide within Her. The lives made of five perishable elements knowing their impermanence would not take the ways of the world, meditate on Tripurai and become the blessed ones with radiance.

Verse 1077. The three gods are Brahma, Vishnu and Siva, to whom she gave the portfolios of creation, maintenance and destruction.  Thus, they are in her and under Her control and function as Her surrogates. She is the Supreme Mother Goddess.
1078. Southern Dweller Siva.
புண்ணிய நந்தி புனிதன் திருவாகும்
எண்ணிய நாட்கள் இருபத்தேழ் சூழ்மதி
பண்ணிய வன்னி பகலோன் மதியீறு
திண்ணிய சிந்தைதன் தென்னனும் ஆமே. 4

She is the Meritorious Nandi of the nature of purity and sacredness. Meditate on Her for a month of 27 days and reach the centers of the Fire, the Sun and the Moon within. Such a person with intense meditation becomes Teṅṅan (Siva) Himself.

Verse 1078. Siva is Teṅṅan, meaning South-facing God. The Supreme is endowed with three powers or Saktis: Iccha, Jnana and Kriya = Will, Knowledge and Action.  Fire is Will; Moon is Knowledge; Sun is Action. Let me give you an example. Earth is (the epitome of) patience; likewise Fire is Will.

The three Bindus are the sun (Ravi), Moon (Chandra), and Fire (Agni). 


1079. Tripurai grants Grace to Siva worshippers.
தென்னன் திருநந்தி சேவகன் தன்னொடும்
பொன்னங் கிரியில் பூதலம் போற்றிடும்
பன்னும் பரிபிடி அந்தம் பகவனோடு
உன்னும் திரிபுரை ஓதிநின் றானுக்கே. 5

Siva lives in the golden Kailas mountains with sacred attendant Nandi and Parvati. The world praises Her. Those who worship Him with love and adoration, Tripurai would grant Grace.

1080. Meditate on Bharavi and receive her protection.
ஓதிய நந்தி உணரும் திருவருள்
நீதியில் வேத நெறிவந்து உரைசெய்யும்
போதம் இருபத்து எழுநாள் புணர்மதி
சோதி வயிரவி சூலம்வந்து ஆளுமே. 6
She is the sacred Grace that Nandi knows. She instructs the Vedic Dharma in accord. He who meditates (on Her) for a lunar month of 27 days will receive vision of effulgent Bhairavi and come under the rule (protection) of Her Trident.
1081. She and Siva are Ardhanarisvara.
சூலங் கபாலம் கை ஏந்திய சூலிக்கு
நாலாங் கரமுள நாகபா சாங்குச
மால் அங்குஅயன் அயாத வடிவுக்கு
மேல்அங்க மாய்நின்ற மெல்லிய லாளே. 7

She sports the trident and the skull in Her hands. The four-handed holds the snake-noose and the elephant goad. With Siva, whose form is unknown to Mal and Brahma, She is of the ethereal form and part of the body of Siva.


1082. She is reddish in complexion.
மெல்லியல் வஞ்சி விடமி கலைஞானி
சொல்லிய கிஞ்சுக நிறமன்னு சேயிழை
கல்லியல் ஒப்பது காணுங் திருமேனி
பல்லியல் ஆடையும் பன்மணி தானே. 8

She is ethereal and vine-like, a repository of wisdom and knowledge and never fails to defraud the errants. She is Wisdom and Knowledge. She is of the color of the red flower of Horse-radish tree (Moringa pterygosperma = இஞ்சுகம்). She wears beautiful ornaments with a body of the luster of a gem; her robes are studded with precious stones.

பன்மணி சந்திர கோடி திருமுடி
சொன்மணி குண்டலக்காதி உழைக்கண்ணி
நன்மணி சூரிய சோம நயனத்தள்
பொன்மணி வன்னியும் பூரிக்கின் றாளே. 9




திருமந்திரம் நான்காம் தந்திரம் சித்த ஆகமம்

Presentation by Veeraswamy Krishnaraj


TMTM =TiruManTiraM by Chapters 01-09














Tirumantiram Verses and links: Tantras 01-09. By Verses













Tirumantiram All 9 Chapters in Tamil and English.

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1. அசபை


884. போற்றுகின் றேன்புகழ்ந் தும்புகல் ஞானத்தைத்

தேற்றுகின் றேன்சிந்தை நாயகன் சேவடி

சாற்றுகின் றேன்அறை யோசிவ யோகத்தை

ஏற்றுகின் றேன்நம் பிரான்ஓர் எழுத்தே. 1

884: The One-Letter Mantra of Our Lord

I praise, I laud

Jnana that is our Refuge;

I adore Holy Feet of Lord,

Constant in my thought;

I expound Siva Yoga;

Hearken you!!

I chant the One Letter, Aum

Dear to our Lord.

885. ஓரெழுத் தாலே உலகெங்கும் தானாகி

ஈரெழுத் தாலே இசைந்துஅங்கு இருவராய்

மூவெழுத் தாலே முளைக்கின்ற சோதியை

மாவெழுத் தாலே மயக்கமே உற்றதே. 2

885: Letters A, U and M

By One Letter, A, He all worlds became;

By Two Letters (A and U), He the Two became--Siva and Sakti;

By Three Letters (A, U and M), He the Light* became;

By Letter M was Maya ushered in.

886. தேவர் உறைகின்ற சிற்றம் பலம்என்றுந்

தேவர் உறைகின்ற சிதம்பரம் என்றுந்

தேவர் உறைகின்ற திருஅம் பலமென்றுந்

தேவர் உறைகின்ற தென்பொது வாமே. 3


886: Glory of Chidambaram

Chitambalam is where Devas reside,

Chitambalam is where Devas reside,

Thiru Ambalam is where Devas reside,

The Sabha of the South is where Devas reside.

887. ஆமே பொன் னம்பலம் அற்புதம் ஆனந்தம்

ஆமே திருக்கூத்து அனவரத் தாண்டவம்

ஆமே பிரளயம் ஆகும்அத் தாண்டவம்

ஆமேசங் காரத்து அருந்தாண் டவங்களே. 4


887: Dances in the Golden Temple

In the Golden Temple is the Atbudha (Wonder) Dance,

In the Golden Temple is the Ananda (Bliss) Dance,

In the Golden Temple is the Anavarata (Eternal) Dance,

In the Golden Temple is the Pralaya (Deluge) Dance,

In the Golden Temple is the Samhara (Dissolution) Dance.

888. தாண்டவ மான தனியெழுத்து ஓரெழுத்து

தாண்டவ மானது அனுக்கிரகத் தொழில்

தாண்டவக் கூத்துததனிநின்ற தற்பரம்

தாண்டவக் கூத்துத் தமனியந் தானே. 5


888: One Letter Aum is Divine Dance

That which became Tandava Dance is One Letter Aum

That which became Tandava is Grace-act of Lord

He who performed Tandava is One Being Uncreated

In the Golden Hall is Tandava Dance.

889. தானே பரஞ்சுடர் தத்துவ மாய்நிற்கும்

தானே அகார உகாரம தாய்நிற்கும்

தானே பரஞ்சுடர் தத்துவக் கூத்துக்குத்

தானே தனக்குத் தராதலம் தானே. 6


889. God is Letter A and U

He is the Cosmic Light

He is Tattvas all;

He stands as Letters A and U

He is the Light Divine for Tattva Dance;

He is for Himself the Support All.

890. தராதல மூலைக்குத் தற்பர மாபரன்

தராதலம் வெப்பு நமசி வாயந்

தராதலம் சொல்லில் தான்வா சியவாகும்

தராதல யோகம் தயாவாசி யாமே. 7


890: Variations of Namasivaya

He is the Uncreated Lord, Para Para Great for worlds all

In the Sphere of Muladhara He stands as Na-Ma-Si-Va-Ya

In the Sphere of Fire He stands as Na-Ma-Si-Va-Ya

In the Sphere beyond (Sun) He stands as Na-Ma-Si-Va-Ya

In the Sphere of yoga (Moon) He stands as Ya-Va-Si.

891. ஆமே சிவங்கள் அகார உகாரங்கள்

ஆமே பரங்கள் அறியா இடம்என்ப

ஆமே திருக்கூத்து அடங்கிய சிற்பரம்

ஆமே சிவகதி ஆனந்த மாமே. 8


891: Letters A and U are Si and Va

Letters A and U are Si (Siva) and Va (Sakti)

They supreme are;

They are Voids, beyond reach of thought

They are Spaces Vast, of Intelligence Supreme,

Where He His Holy dance performs;

Letters A and U are Refuge Finale and Joy Eternal.

892. ஆனந்த மூன்றும் அறிவுஇரண்டு ஒன்றாகும்

ஆனந்தம் சிவாய அறிவார் பலரில்லை

ஆனந்த மோடும் அறியவல் லார்கட்டு

ஆனந்தக் கூத்தாய் அகப்படும் தானே. 9


892: Letters Three--Si Va Ya

Letters Si Va Ya are bliss perpetual;

Letters Si and Ya are Jnana;

Si-Va-Ya is unalloyed joy;

Not many know this,

They who realizes this in Joy

Will Him behold in Dance-Joyous (Ananda).

893. படுவது இரண்டும் பலகலை வல்லார்

படுவது ஓங்காரம் பஞ்சாக் கரங்கள்

படுவது சங்காரத் தாண்டவப் பத்தி

படுவது கோணம் பரந்திடும் வாறே. 10


893: Letters Two--A and U Became Five Letters

A and U are Letters Two,

All men of vast knowledge chant;

They are Letters Two

Into One and Five Letters resolve;

In them merge

The Tandava Dance of Dissolution;

In Muladhara Triangle they are,

Ascending high to Adharas rest.

894. வாறே சதாசிவ மாறிலா ஆகமம்

வாறே சிவகதி வண்டுறை புன்னையும்

வாறே திருக்கூத்து ஆகம வசனங்கள்

வாறே பொதுவாகும் மன்றின் அமலமே. 11


894: Letters A and U are the Agamic Mantra

They are the Sadasiva;

They are the Agamas imperishable;

They are the Godly Goal,

They are the shady Mastwood Tree where bees indwell

They are the dance Holy;

They are the Agamic teachings divine,

They are the Immaculate Purity

Of the Divine Dance Hall.

895. அமலம் பதிபசு பாசங்கள் ஆகமம்

அமலம் திரோதாயி யாகுமா னந்தமாம்

அமலம் சொல் ஆணவம் மாயை காமியம்

அமலம் திருக்கூத்து ஆமிடம் தானே. 12


895: Letters of Engrossing Purity

The Letters Pure are the Agamas;

The Letters Pure are Pati, Pasu Pasa;

The Letters Pure are Grace that is Bliss;

The Letters Pure are Egoity, Maya and Desire;

The Letters Pure are site of Divine Dance.


896. தானே தனக்குத் தலைவனு மாய்நிற்கும்

தானே தனக்குத் தன்மலை யாய்நிற்கும்

தானே தனக்குத் தன்மய மாய்நிற்கும்

தானே தனக்குத் தலைவனும் ஆமே. 13


896: Lord is All

Himself as His Lord stands;

Himself as His Mountain stands;

Himself as Pervasive Himself stands;

Himself He stands,

As Lord that is Himself

897. தலைவனு மாய்நின்ற தற்பரக் கூத்தனைத்

தலைவனு மாய்நின்ற சற்பாத் திரத்தைத்

தலைவனு மாய்நின்ற தாதவிழ் ஞானத்

தலைவனு மாய்நின்ற தாளிணை தானே. 14


897: The Lord is Supreme

He is the Lord who stood dancing eternal;

He is the Lord who the holy one is;

He is the Lord who unfolds Jnana's honey-laden Flower;

He is the Lord whose Feet are holy beyond peer.

898. இணையார் திருவடி எட்டெழுத் தாகும்

இணையார் கழலிணை ஈர்ஐஞ்ச தாகும்

இணையார் கழலிணை ஐம்பத் தொன்றாகும்

இணையார் கழலிணை ஏழா யிரமே. 15


898: Letters A and U are Feet of Lord

The peerless Feet of Lord are Letters A and U;

The peerless Feet of Lord are Letters Two and Five;

The peerless Feet of Lord are Letters Fifty and One

The peerless Feet are mantras seven times thousand.

899. ஏழா யிரமாய் இருபதாய் முப்பதாய்

ஏழா யிரத்தும் ஏழுகோடி தானாகி

ஏழா யிரத்துயிர் எண்ணிலா மந்திரம்

ஏழா யிரண்டாய் இருக்கின்ற வாறே. 16


899: The Two Became Several

The Seven Thousand mantras became Fifty

And then into the Seven with endings diverse,

Thus of the Seven Thousand mantras chanted,

That are beyond thought,

Have as vital the Seven and Two in the ultimate.

900. இருக்கின்ற மந்திரம் ஏழா யிரமாம்

இருக்கின்ற மந்திரம் எத்திறம் இல்லை

இருக்கின்ற மந்திரம் சிவன்திரு மேனி

இருக்கின்ற மந்திரம் இவ்வண்ணம் தானே. 17


900: All Mantras Contained in Two-Letter Mantra

Seven Thousand mantras there exist;

But none, of this potent divine;

This the mantra that is Siva's Holy Form;

And all mantra is in this contained.

901. தானே தனக்குத் தகுநட்டம் தானாகும்
தானே அகார உகாரம தாய்நிற்கும்
தானே ரீங்காரத் தத்துவக் கூத்துக்குத்
தானே உலகில் தனிநடந் தானே.

901: Letters A and U are Tattva Dance

He is unto Himself in His Dance;

He stands as A and U;

He is the One for Mayaic Dance of Tattvas;

He dances the Dance, peerless here below.

902. நடம்இரண்டு ஒன்றே நளினம தாகும்
நடம்இரண்டு ஒன்றே நமன்செய்யும் கூத்துலயம்
நடம்இரண்டு ஒன்றே நகைசெயா மந்திரம்
நடம்சிவ லிங்கம் நலஞ்செம்பு பொன்னே.

902: The Dance Transforms Jiva Into Siva

The Dance in Letters Two

It is the Dance joyous;

It is the Dance of dissolution;

It is the Dance that leads to bliss;

It is the Dance that is Siva Linga

It is the alchemy that transforms

The coppery Jiva into golden Siva.

903. செம்பொன் ஆகும் சிவாய நமஎன்னில்
செம்பொன் ஆகத் திரண்டது சிற்பரம்
செம்பொன் ஆகும் ஸ்ரீயும் கிரீயுமெனச்
செம்பொன் ஆன திருஅம் பலமே.

903: Sivaya Nama Purifies and Transforms Jiva

Chant "Sivaya Nama;"

Copper turns into gold;

The Chit Para there exists,

Turns copper into gold

Chant "Srim" and "Krim;"

Copper turns into gold;

The Holy Temple alchemises

Copper into gold.

904. திருஅம் பலமாகச் சீர்ச்சக் கரத்தைத்
திருஅம் பலமாக ஈராறு கீறித்
திருஅம் பலமாக இருபத்தைஞ் சாக்கித்
திருஅம் பலமாகச் செபிக்கின்ற வாறே.

904: How Tiru Ambala Chakra is Formed

Fashion Tiruvambala Chakra thus;

Draw six lines each, vertical and horizontal,

Thus form squares twenty and five,

And in each inscribing Letters Five

Meditate continuous.

905. வாறே சிவாய நமச்சி வாயநம
வாறே செபிக்கில் வரும்பேர் பிறப்பில்லை
வாறே அருளால் வளர்கூத்துக் காணலாம்
வாறே செபிக்கில் வரும்செம்பு பொன்னே.

905: Chant Sivaya Nama and Behold Dance

This the way to chant:

Sivaya Nama, Sivaya Nama;

If you chant that way,

No more birth will be;

With Lord's Grace,

You shall behold the Eternal Dance;

And copper (that is Jiva) turns into gold (that is Siva).

906. பொன்னான மந்திரம் புகலவும் ஒண்ணாது
பொன்னான மந்திரம் பொறிகிஞ்சு கத்தாகும்
பொன்னான மந்திரம் புகையுண்டு பூரிக்கிற்
பொன்னாகும் வல்லோர்க்கு உடம்பு பொற் பாதமே.

906: Chant Sivaya Nama in Silence

This mantra is golden;

Chant it not loud,

Just say it;

Your body glows red,

If you take it in slow,

As you breath in,

Your body becomes gold;

And in time,

Shall you behold the Golden Feet of Lord.

907. பொற்பாதம் காணலாம் புத்திரர் உண்டாகும்
பொற்பாதத்து ஆணையே செம்புபொன் ஆயிடும்
பொற்பாதம் காணத் திருமேனி ஆயிடும்
பொற்பாத நன்னடம் சிந்தனை சொல்லுமே.

907: Chant Sivaya Nama and Behold Golden Feet

You shall behold the Golden Feet

You shall have children noble;

In the name of that Golden Feet I say,

The copper that is Jiva,

Will become gold that is Siva;

And as you behold the Golden Feet,

You too shall His Form assume;

Center the mantra in your thoughts,

And witness the goodly Dance of Golden Feet.

908. சொல்லும் ஒருகூட்டில் புக்குச் சுகிக்கலாம்
நல்ல மடவார் நயத்துட னேவரும்
சொல்லினும் பாசச் சுடர்ப்பாம்பு நீங்கிடும்
சொல்லும் திருக்கூத்தின் சூக்குமம் தானே.

908: Chant Sivaya Nama and Attain Siddhis

You may easy transmigrate into any body;

The goodly Sakti will your companion be;

If you chant the mantra,

The fiery snake of Pasa will leave you;

That mantra is the secret of the Holy Dance,

Chant it unceasing.

909. சூக்குமம் எண்ணா யிரஞ்செபித் தாலும்மேல்
சூக்கும மான வழியிடைக் காணலாம்
சூக்கும மான வினையைக் கெடுக்கலாம்
சூக்கும மான சிவனதுஆ னந்தமே.

909: Chant Sivaya Nama and Enjoy Bliss of Siva

It is the Sukshma (Subtle) mantra;

Chant it eight thousand times;

You shall see the (Sushumna) Path Subtle,

You may enjoy the bliss of Siva

That is subtlest of all.

910. ஆனந்தம் ஆனந்தம் ஒன்றென்று அறைந்திட
ஆனந்தம் ஆனந்தம் ஆஈஊஏஓம் என்று அறைந்திடும்
ஆனந்தம் ஆனந்தம் அஞ்சுமது ஆயிடும்
ஆனந்தம் ஆனந்தம் அம்ஹ்ரீம்அம் க்ஷம் ஆம்ஆகுமே.

910: Sivaya Nama are of the Life-Vowels Five and Seminal Sounds Five

One the Supreme Bliss,

One the Supreme Bliss,

Thus chant the mantra

You shall have Bliss,

Bliss has its source in Letters Five;

A-I-U-E and Aum the life vowels they are;

They become the Five Letter mantra

And joy that is within joy;

Bliss lies in the seed-letters Five;

Hum-Hrim-Ham-Ksam-Am, are they.

911. மேனி இரண்டும் விலங்காமல் மேற்கொள்ள
மேனி இரண்டும் மிகார விகாரியாம்
மேனி இரண்டும் ஊஆஈஏஓ என்று
மேனி இரண்டும் ஈஓஊஆஏ கூத்தாமே.

911: Two Letters Become Five Letters

The Two Letter mantra is Body of Lord

Chant it inarticulate;

As the Two suffuse your body,

You stand transformed;

The Two Letters that are Lord's Corpus

Become Five Letters that is Jiva;


The Two Letters that are Lord's Corpus

Become the Five Letters that is Siva Dance


911: The two-letter (AU = அ-உ) Mantra is the body (of the Lord); Chant it Sotto Voce. You undergo transformation, as the two-letter Mantra pervades your body.

The two-letter body of the Lord becomes five letters: ŪĀ—Ī ĒŌ = ஊஆஈஏஓ (that are Jiva or individual soul). The two-letter body of the Lord become five letters, Ī, Ō, Ū, Ā, Ē = ஈஓஊஆஏ that are Siva Dance.

912. கூத்தே சிவாய நமமசி வாயிடும்
கூத்தே ஈஊஆஏஓம் சிவாய நம வாயிடும்
கூத்தே ஈஊஆஏஓம் சிவயநம வாயிடும்
கூத்தே இஊஆஏஓம் நமசிவாய கோளொன்று மாறே.

912: Dance Vowels Become Five Letter Mantra

The Dance-Letters Si Va Ya become Namasivaya

The Dance-Letters I, U, A, E and O(m) become Sivaya Nama

The Dance-Letters I, U, A, E and O(m) become Si Va Ya Nama

The Dance-Letters I, U, A, E and O(m) become the stellar mantra Nama Sivaya*

ஒன்றிரண்டு ஆடவோர் ஒன்றும் உடனாட
ஒன்றிரண்டு மூன்றாட ஓரேழும் ஒத்தாட
ஒன்றினில் ஆடவோர் ஒன்பதும் உடனாட
மன்றினில் ஆடனான் மாணிக்கக் கூத்தே. 30

913: The Dance of Ruby

He danced as One, alone

He danced as Two, with Sakti

He danced as several, all life in;

He danced in Three, Sun, Moon and Fire;

He danced in Seven, the worlds that are;

He danced on one Foot;

He danced in Saktis Nine;

He danced in arena that is Space;

He danced the Dance of Ruby.

2. திருஅம்பலச் சக்கரம்


இருந்தஇவ் வட்டங்கள் ஈராறி ரேகை
இருந்த இரேகைமேல் ஈராறு இருத்தி
இருந்த மனைகளும் ஈராறு பத்தொன்று
இருந்த மனையொன்றில் எய்துவன் தானே. 1

914: How to Form the Chakra

In the Chakra formed by lines twelve (Six Vertical and Six Horizontal)

Are the squares;

Fix the Mantra,

In the chambers five and twenty formed,

In One the Lord takes His seat.

915. தான்ஒன்றி வாழிடம் தன்எழுத் தேயாகும்
தான்ஒன்றும் அந்நான்கும் தன்பே ரெழுத்தாகும்
தான்ஒன்று நாற்கோணம் தன்ஐந் தெழுத்தாகும்
தான்ஒன்றி லேஒன்றும் அவ்அரன் தானே.

915: The Configuration of the 121 Lettered Chakra Diagram

In his own Letter "Si", He abides;

The four letters conjoint are great Letters of His name

On the four sides of His Chakra are His own Five letters

In the One letter He abides is Hara's mantra too.

அரகர என்ன அரியதொன்று இல்லை
அரகர என்ன அறிகிலர் மாந்தர்
அரகர என்ன அமரரும் ஆவர்
அரகர என்ன அறும்பிறப்பு அன்றே. 3

916: Say "Hara Hara" and End Birth Cycle

Say "Hara Hara"

Nothing formidable to you;

They who know not this,

Say not "Hara Hara;"

Say "Hara Hara"

And you shall a Celestial be;

Say "Hara Hara"

You shall no more birth know.

917. எட்டு நிலையுள எங்கோன் இருப்பிடம்
எட்டினில் ஒன்றும் இருமூன்றும் ஈரேழும்
ஒட்டிய விந்துவும் நாதமும் ஓங்கிடப்
பட்டது மந்திரம் பான்மொழி யாலே.

917: The Significance of Letter "Si" in the Chakra

In the eight directions is the letter "Si" in the Chakra

From that One Letter in places eight

Arose the Five Gods,

And the Saktis Nine,

And the Bindu and Nada;

Thus flourishes the Mantra, the Word Pure.

918. மட்டவிழ் தாமரை மாதுநல் லாளுடன்
ஒட்டி இருந்த உபாயம் அறிகிலர்
விட்ட எழுத்தை விடாத எழுத்துடன்
கட்டவில் லாருயிர் காக்கவல் லாரே.

918: Significance of Letter Om

They know not how the Lord

Became conjoint with Her,

Who, on the blooming lotus sits;

They who chant the letter aspirated "O"

Conjoint with the letter unaspirated "m"

May well preserve their life ever.

919. ஆலய மாக அமர்ந்தபஞ் சாக்கரம்
ஆலய மாக அமர்ந்தஇத் தூலம்போய்
ஆலய மாக அறிகின்ற சூக்குமம்
ஆலய மாக அமர்ந்திருந் தானே.

919: The Five Letters Manifest (Sthula) and Subtle (Sukshma)

The Panchakshara (Five Letters) is the Lord's Abode,

That Panchakshara Manifest (is Namasivaya)

That Subtle is Sivayanama

Thus is He in that Mantra,

Manifest and Subtle.

920. இருந்த இவ்வட்டம் இருமூன்றுஇ ரேகை
இருந்த அதனுள் இரேகை ஐந்தாக
இருந்த அறைகள் இருபத்துஐஞ் சாக
இருந்த அறையொன்றில் எய்தும் அகாரமே.

920: Letter Ma Central in Chakra With 25 Chambers

That Chakra is with six by six lines formed,

The lines inside are five by five

Thus in all into five and twenty chambers divided;

In Center of these is Letter Ma.

921. மகார நடுவே வளைத்திடும் சத்தியை
ஓகாரம் வளைத்திட்டு உம்பிளந்து ஏற்றி
அகாரம் தலையாய் இருகண் சிகாரமாய்
நகார வகாரநற் காலது நாடுமே.

921: The Yantra of Six Letters Om Na Ma Si Va Ya

Inscribe Letter 'Ma' in center

Above it describe Letter 'Va'

Surround the two by Letter 'O'

Split them in Center vertically by letter U

Place Letter 'Ya' on top,

Fix letter 'Si' on both sides,

That they look like eyes two,

The Letters 'Na' and 'A' to form the diagram's feet two.

922. நாடும் பிரணவம் நடுஇரு பக்கமும்
ஆடும் அவர்வாய் அமர்ந்தங்கு நின்றது
நாடும் நடுவண் முகம்நம சிவாய
ஆடும் சிவாயநம புறவட்டத்து ஆயதே.

922: A Variation of the Six-Letter Yantra

Describe Letter Pranava (OM)

In the Center on top place 'Si'

On sides two place letters 'Va' and 'Ya'

Inside inscribe Na Ma Si Va Ya

On the outer round figure Letters Si Va Ya Na Ma

ஆயும் சிவாய நமமசி வாயந
ஆயும் நமசிவா யயநம சிவா
வாயுமே வாய நமசியெனும் மந்திரம்
ஆயும் சிகாரம் தொட்டநதத் தடைவிலே. 10

923: How the Five Letters are Filled in the 25-Chamber Chakra

In the row on top of Chakra

Write Si Va Ya Na Ma;

In the squares on row next

Fill Ma Si Va Ya Na

In the row third write Na Ma Si Va Ya

Still below comes Letters in order Ya Na Ma Si Va

In the squares last are Letters Va Ya Na Ma Si

Thus do you fill squares in Chakra

With 'Si' to begin and 'Si' to end.

924. அடைவினில் ஐம்பதும் ஐஐந்து அறையின்
அடையும் அறையொன்றுக்கு ஈரெழுத்து ஆக்கி
அடையும் மகாரத்தில் அந்தமாம் க்ஷவ்வும்
அடைவின் எழுத்துஐம் பத்தொன்றும் அமர்ந்ததே.

924: How the 51-Letter Chakra is Formed

In Chambers five and twenty

Enclose letters fifty, two in each;

With letter "A" to begin

And final letter "Ksh" to end;

These with the one letter Om;

Fifty and one in all, the letters fill,

In Chakra's chambers five and twenty.

925. அமர்ந்த அரகர வாம்புற வட்டம்
அமர்ந்த அரிகரி யாம் அதனுள் வட்டம்
அமர்ந்த அசபை யாம் அதனுள்வட்டம்
அமர்ந்தஇ ரேகையும் ஆகின்ற சூலமே.

925: The Yantra for the Mantra Om Hari Hara

At the outer circle describe Hara Hara,

In the inner circle describe Hari Hari,

In the inner most center place Om, the Ajapa,

Mark the ends of circle by Trident sign.

926. சூலத் தலையினில் தோற்றிடும் சத்தியும்
சூலத் தலையினில் சூழும்ஓங் காரத்தால்
சூலத்து இடைவெளி தோற்றிடும் அஞ்செழுத்து
ஆலப் பதிக்கும் அடைவதும் ஆமே.

926: Yantra Representing Lord's Abode

Inscribe Bija mantra Hrim

Above each trident sign;

That surounds the diagram Om

Write Letters Five

In the space betwixt trident signs;

The Chakra thus formed,

Indeed, is Lord's Abode.

927. அதுவாம் அகார இகார உகாரம்
அதுவாம் எகாரம் ஓகாரமது ஐந்தாம்
அதுவாகும் சக்கர வட்டமேல் வட்டம்
பொதுவாம் இடைவெளி பொங்குநம் பேரே.

927: The Yantra for Mula Chakra

In the Center inscribe our name Mula, that is Om,

Surround it in circles two concentric,

In the space between the circles two

Inscribe the Letters Five,

A, E, U, AE and O

That denote the Five Letters

Si, Va, Ya, Na, Ma.

928. பேர்பெற் றதுமூல மந்திரம் பின்னது
சோர்வுற்ற சக்கர வட்டத்துள் சந்தியின்
நேர்பெற் றிருந்திட நின்றது சக்கரம்
ஏர்பெற் றிருந்த இயல்பிது வாமே.

928: How to Fill in the Mula Chakra

This the Mula Chakra famed,

In space between circles two

Fill entire with Letters Five stated,

Then does Chakra its loveliness take.

929. இயலும் இம் மந்திரம் எய்தும் வழியின்
செயலும் அறியத் தெளிவிக்கு நாதன்
புயலும் புனலும் பொருந்துஅங்கி மண்விண்
முயலும் எழுத்துக்கு முன்னா இருந்ததே.

929: How to Chant Mula Chakra

As you describe Chakra of this mantra (Om)

The Lord as Guru will instruct you

The way to meditate on it, clear;

Anterior to chanting this mantra

Were the seed-mantras that pertains

To Wind, Water, Fire, Earth and Sky

Yam, Vam, Ram, Lam, and Ham.

930. ஆறெட்டு எழுத்தின்மேல் ஆறும் பதினாலும்
ஏறிட்டு அதன்மேல் விந்துவும் நாதமும்
சீறிட்டு நின்று சிவாய நமவென்னக்
கூறிட்டு மும்மலம் கூப்பிட்டுப் போமே.

930: Sum Saut Sivaya Nama

Conjoin the sixth letter U

To the forty-eighth letter S (a)

Add Bindu letter M (.)

To form the syllable Sum:

In similar fashion

Conjoin the fourteenth letter Au to S (a)

Add Nada letter Ah (:)

To form the syllable Sauh;

Chant then Si Va Ya Na Ma to follow;

Thus when you chant the mantra, full formed

As Sum Sauh Si Va Ya Na Ma,

The triple Pasas in distress howling

Takes to their heels, away, away.

931. அண்ணல் இருப்பது அவள்அக் கரத்துளே
பெண்ணின்நல் லாளும் பிரானக் கரத்துளே
எண்ணி இருவர் இசைந்துஅங்கு இருந்திடப்
புண்ணிய வாளர் பொருளறி வார்களே.

931: Siva and Sakti Interchange Their Bija Mantra States

The Lord is seated in His Consort's Letter (Sauh)

The Lady is seated in Her Lord's Letter (Hum)

When thus the Two are in amity seated

The holy beings comrehend the meaning inner.

932. அவ்விட்டு வைத்தங்கு அரவிட்டு மேல்வைத்து
இவ்விட்டுப் பார்க்கில் இலிங்கம தாய்நிற்கும்
மவ்விட்டு மேலே வளியுறக் கண்டபின்
தொம்மிட்டு நின்ற சுடர்க்கொழுந்து ஆமே.

932: Linga Chakra

Describe Letter "A"

Above it inscribe "Hara"

Further above Place Letter "E"

Then is Linga Form shaped;

Center your mind on it

And course your breath above,

You shalt vision indeed

The Dance of Divine Light.

933. அவ்வுண்டு சவ்வுண் டனைத்துமங் அங் குள்ளது

கவ்வுண்டு நிற்குங் கருத்தறி வாரில்லை

கவ்வுண்டு நிற்குங் கருத்தறி வாளர்க்குச்

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933: Au and Sau are Mantras of Siva-Sakti Union

There is Letter Hau

There is Letter Sau

In them are comprehended all;

How they entwined are,

None knows;

They who know this union mystery

Are indeed blessed

Of both, Sakti and Sadasiva.

934. அஞ்செழுத் தாலே அமர்ந்தனன் நந்தியும்
அஞ்செழுத் தாலே அமர்ந்தபஞ் சாக்கரம்
அஞ்செழுத் தாகிய வக்கர சக்கரம்
அஞ்செழுத் துள்ளே அமர்ந்திருந் தானே.

934: Panchakshara Chakra

Letter-Five is seat of Nandi

Letter-Five is Holy Mantra

Letter-Five is Divine Chakra

Letter-Five is Lord's abode.

935. கூத்தனைக் காணுங் குறிபல பேசிடில்
கூத்தன் எழுத்தின் முதலெழுத்து ஓதினார்
கூத்தனொடு ஒன்றிய கொள்கைய ராய்நிற்பர்
கூத்தனைக் காணும் குறியது வாமே.

935: Chant Letter of Dance--Si

How do you see the Dancer?

Many are the ways;

Chant first Letter of Dance (Si),

Thou with Dancer will one in thought be;

That the way to see the Dancer truly.

936. அத்திசைக் குள்நின்ற அனலை எழுப்பிய
அத்திசைக் குள்நின்ற நவ்எழுத்து ஓதினால்
அத்திசைக் குள்நின்ற அந்த மறையனை
அத்திசைக் குள்ளுற வாக்கினன் தானே.

936: Chant Om and Rouse Kundalini

Kindle the Fire (Kundalini) where it dormant lies

Chant letter "OM" that in Kundalini is,

The Lord of Vedas stands in there

You His friend in there become.

937. தானே அளித்திடும் தையலை நோக்கினால்
தானே அளித்திட்டு மேலுற வைத்திடும்
தானே அளித்த மகாரத்தை ஓதிடத்
தானே அளித்ததோர் கல்லொளி யாகுமே.

937: Chant "Ma" of Grace--Sakti

She Herself Grace grants

If upward you lift Kundalini;

She Herself granting Grace

High above in Sahasrara places thee;

There do you chant Her syllable "Ma"

You shall indeed be placed

As unto a gem of ray serene

938. கல்லொளி யேயென நின்ற வடதிசை
கல்லொளி யேயென நின்ற னன் இந்திரன்
கல்லொளி யேயென நின்ற சிகாரத்தைக்
கல்லொளி யேயெனக் காட்டிநின் றானே.

938: Lord Revealed His First Letter "Si"

The North beamed in radiant light

There stood Lord of Devas (Indra) crowned in diadem bright;

And the Lord revealed His letter "Si"

Sparkling as rays within gem pure,

It beamed aloft for all to see

Unto a light set on mountain top.

939. தானே எழுகுணம் தண்சுட ராய்நிற்கும்
தானே எழுகுணம் வேதமு மாய்நிற்கும்
தானே எழுகுணம் ஆவதும் ஓதிடில்
தானே எழுந்த மறையவன் ஆமே.

939: The Lord is Uncreated

Himself He stands as the Soft Light Uncreated,

Himself He stands as the Vedas Self-Existent,

Chant His uplifting attributes

Himself He reveals,

The Sage Unborn of Vedas.

940. மறைய வனாக மதித்த பிறவி
மறையவ னாக மதித்திக் காண்பர்
மறையவன் அஞ்செழுத்து உள்நிற்கப் பெற்ற
மறையவன் அஞ்செழுத்து தாம்அது வாகுமே.

940: Lord of Vedas in Letter-Five

He, Lord of Vedas, gave us this birth,

That we might the Lord of Vedas become;

The Lord of Vedas stood within Letter-Five;

The Lord of Vedas is Himself Letter-Five.

941. ஆகின்ற பாதமும் அந்நாவாய் நின்றிடும்
ஆகின்ற நாபியுள் அங்கே மகாரமாம்
ஆகின்ற சீயுரு தோள்வவ்வாய்க் கண்டபின்
ஆகின்ற வச்சுடர் யவ்வியல் பாமே.

941: Five-Letter Form of Siva

His Feet are Letter "Na"

His navel is Letter "Ma"

His shoulders are Letter "Si"

His mouth Letter "Va"

His cranial center aloft is Letter "Ya"

--Thus Five-Letter Form of Siva is.

942. அவ்வியல் பாய இருமூன்று எழுத்தையும்
செவ்வியல் பாகச் சிறந்தனன் நந்தியும்
ஒவ்வியல் பாக ஒளியுற நோக்கிடில்
பவ்வியல் பாகப் பரந்துநின் றானே.

942: See Lord in Five-Letter

Of greatness thus are Letters two and three,

And in it as His Radiant Form Nandi shone;

See Him as Letter "OM"

Wide He spreads unto Ocean Vast.

943. பரந்தது மந்திரம் பல்லுயிர்க் கெல்லாம்
வரந்தரு மந்திரம் வாய்த்திட வாங்கித்
துரந்திடு மந்திரம் சூழ்பகை போக
உரந்தரு மந்திரம் ஓமென்று எழுப்பே.

943: Power of Five-Letter Mantra

That Mantra spread everywhere

That Mantra its boon grants to lives all,

Do you chant it appropriate,

All hostility that harasses you shall flee;

It is the Mantra that makes you mighty and strong;

That Mantra do you invoke chanting OM.

944. ஓமென்று எழுப்பிதன் உத்தம நந்தியை
நாமென்று எழுப்பி நடுவெழு தீபத்தை
ஆமென்று எழுப்பிஅவ் வாறுஅறி வார்கள்
மாமன்று கண்டு மகிழ்ந்திருந் தாரே.

944: Vision Divine Dance

Chanting Om

Invoke Holy Nandi;

Chanting "Na"

Kindle Kundalini Fire,

The goal to reach;

Make it blaze;

They who know Him thus

Verily saw Divine Dance,

For ever steeped in ecstasy.

945. ஆகின்ற சக்கரத் துள்ளே எழுத்துஐந்தும்
பாகொன்றி நின்ற பதங்களில் வார்த்திக்கும்
ஆகின்ற ஐம்பத்து ஓரெழுத்து உள்நிற்கப்
யாகொன்றி நிற்கும் பராபரன் தானே.

945: Fifty-One Letters are Five-Letters Also

In Chakra that is designed

Are Letters Five in places appropriate;

There stands He the Para Para

Who the Fifty One Letters fills

946. பரமாய அஞ்செழுத்து உள்நடு வாகப்
பரமாய நவசிவ பார்க்கில் மவயரசி
பரமாய சியநம வாம்பரத்து ஓதில்
பரமாய வாசி மயநமாய் நின்றே.

946: Sivayanama

Inscribe Letters Five Si Va Ya Na Ma;

In the next row place Letters Ya Na Va Si Ma;

Further on place the letters in order thus:

Ma Va Ya Na Si; Si Ya Na Ma Va;

And Va Si Ma Ya Na

Thus do the Five Letters in Chakra permuted stand.

நின்ற எழுத்துகள் நேர்தரு பூதமும்
நின்ற எழுத்துகள் நேர்தரு வண்ணமும்
நின்ற எழுத்துகள் நேர்தர நின்றிடில்
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947: Five Letters are the Five Elements and Five Colors

The Letters that stood thus

Are the Elements Five;

The Letters that stood thus

Are the Colors Five;

If Letters stood in order appropriate

He stood within the Letters, for sure

948. நின்றது சக்கரம் நீளும் புவியெல்லாம்
மன்றது வாய்நின்ற மாயநன் னாடனைக்
கன்றது வாகக் கறந்தனன் நந்தியும்
குன்றிடை நின்றிடும் கொள்கையன் ஆமே.

948: Chakra Leads to Nandi's Grace

Thus stood Chakra;

And thus did it extend,

To the four corners of earth;

And thus did Lord stand in Celestial arena

He, Master of comely Maya Land;

And from Nandi flowed Milk of Grace

As from mother-cow unto calf;

Nandi, who stands high aloft Mount Kailas

949. கொண்டஇச் சக்கரத் துள்ளே குணம்பல
கொண்டஇச் சக்கரத் துள்ளே குறிஐந்து
கொண்டஇச் சக்கரங் கூத்தன் எழுத்துஐந்தும்
கொண்டஇச் சக்கரத் துள்நின்ற கூத்தே.

949: Significance of Chakra

Within this Chakra is much good that comes

Within this Chakra are Names Five

This Chakra is Letter-Five of Dancer Divine

This Chakra is where Dance Divine incessant goes on.

950. வெளியில் இரேகை இரேகையி லத்தலை
சுளியில் உகாரமாம் சுற்றிய வன்னி
நெளிதரும் கால்கொம்பு நோவிந்து நாதம்
தெளியும் பிரகாரம் சிவமந் திரமே.

950: Yantra for Siva Mantra

In the Space Center (Eye-brow)

There mark letter "A"

At the top of cranium place letter "U"

Surround with letter "ma"

On its "leg" place Bindu letter "Si"

On its "horn" place Nada letter "Va"

This the Siva Mantra,

You clear shall know.

951. அகார உகார சிகார நடுவாய்
வகாரமோடு ஆறும் வளியுடன் கூடிச்
சிகார முடனே சிவன்சிந்தை செய்ய
ஓகார முதல்வன் உவந்துநின் றானே.

951: Three Ways of Chanting Panchakshara

With "A" and "U" to commence,

And "Si" in center

(That is, as Om Na Ma Si Va Ya),

With "A" and "U" to commence,

And "Va" and rest aspirating in breath regulated,

(That is, as Om Va Si Ya Na Ma)

With "A" and "U" to commence,

And "Si" and rest in order following,

(That is, as Om Si Va Ya Na Ma)

As you thus chant,

The Primal Lord of "Om" appears,


952. அற்ற இடத்தே அகாரமது ஆவது
உற்ற இடத்தே உறுபொருள் கண்டிடச்
செற்றம் அறுத்த செழுஞ்சுடர் மெய்ப்பொருள்
குற்றம் அறுத்த பொன்போலும் குளிகையே.

952: Lord is in "Aum" Beyond Adharas

Where Adharas end,

"Aum" is;

There shall you see Lord

Who of Himself reveals;

He is Blemishless,

He is Light Divine,

He is Whole Truth,

He is the Alchemic pill,

Of flawless gold.

953. அவ்வென்ற போதினில் உவ்வெழுத் தாலித்தால்
உவ்வென்ற முத்தி உருகிக் கலந்திடும்
மவ்வென்று என்னுள்ளே வழிப்பட்ட நந்தியை
எவ்வணஞ் சொல்லுகேன் எந்தை இயற்கையே.

953: Chant Aum, Nandi Appears

When with "A", chant "U" simultaneous,

Then does melting Mukti there appear;

When "Ma" I chanted,

With me was "Nandi";

How shall I speak of my Father's greatness!

954. நீரில் எழுத்துஇவ் வுலகர் அறிவது
வானில் எழுத்தொன்று கண்டறிவார் இல்லை
யாரிவ்f வெழுத்தை அறிவார் அவர்கள்
ஊனில் எழுத்தை உணர்கிலர் தாமே.

954: Heavenly Letter Ends Birth

The knowledge of Jiva here below

Is unto letters written on water;

There is a Letter in heaven

They seek it not;

Who knows that Letter?

They who know it,

Have birth ended.

955. காலை நடுவுறக் காயத்தில் அக்கரம்
மாலை நடுவுற ஐம்பதும் ஆவன
மேலை நடுவுற வேதம் விளம்பிய
மூலம் நடுவுற முத்திதந் தானே.

955: Mukti is When Aum Appears in Garland of Letters Within

Course breath through central Sushumna,

And be in the center within of the Garland of Letters;

When in the Center of that garland

The Primal Mantra AUM, Vedas speak of appears,

Then is Mukti, sure indeed.

956. நாவியின் கீழது நல்ல எழுத்தொன்று
பாவிகள் அத்தின் பயனறி வாரில்லை
ஓவிய ராலும் அறியவொண் ணாத\து
தேவியும் தானும் திகழ்ந்திருந் தானே.

956: Sakti and Siva are on the Mystic Letter Below the Navel

Below the navel is a goodly Letter,

The unholy its greatness know not;

Even the Creator (Brahma) knows it not,

There it is Siva with Sakti, in splendour fullsome all.

957. அவ்வொடு சவ்வென்ற தரனுற்ற மந்திரம்
அவ்வொடு சவ்வென்றது ஆரும் அறிகிலர்
அவ்வொடு சவ்வென்றது ஆரும் அறிந்தபின்
அவ்வொடு சவ்வும் அனாதியும் ஆமே.

957: Ha(m)sa is Hara's Mantra

"Ha" and "Sa" together form Hara's mantra (Hamsa)

But none know the truth of Hamsa;

When that truth any one knows

He shall know Hamsa as beginningless.

958. மந்திரம் ஒன்றுள் மலரால் உதிப்பது
உந்தியின் உள்ளே உதயம்பண் ணாநிற்குஞ்
சந்திசெய் யாநிற்பர் தாமது அறிகிலர்
அந்தி தொழுதுபோய் ஆர்த்துஅகன் றார்களே.

958: The Great Mantra Rises in the Heart

There is a Mantra great

That inside heart's lotus rises;

It roots lie deep in the navel;

They who know it not, come by it not;

They but prayed at sunset

And with loud noise departed.

959. சேவிக்கு மந்திரம் செல்லும் திசைபெற
ஆவிக்குள் மந்திரம் ஆதார மாவன
பூவிக்குள் மந்திரம் போக்கற நோக்கிடில்
ஆவிக்குள் மந்திரம் அங்குச மாமே.

959: "Aum" Mantra Sustains Life

"Hamsa" Mantra chanted within

In directions all spreads;

It is the Mantra of life, sustaining breath;

It is the Mantra in the lotus of heart;

When constant chanted,

That Mantra in life's center

Is verily unto a mahout's goad,

That elephantine passions control.

960. அருவினில் அம்பரம் அங்கெழு நாதம்
பெருகு துடியிடை பேணிய விந்து
மருவி யகார சிகார நடுவாய்
உருவிட ஊறும் உறுமந் திரமே.

960: Chant "Om Sivaya Nama"

In formless space rises Nada,

In Sakti of slender waist rises Bindu,

Together they form, OM

With letter "Ya" in center,

When mantra Si Va Ya Na Ma is incessant chanted,

That mantra (Om Sivaya Nama) spouts Siva Bliss.

961. விந்துவும் நாதமும் மேவி யுடன்கூடிச்
சந்திர னோடே தலைப்படு மாயிடில்
அந்தர வானத்து அமுதம்வந்து ஊறிடும்
அங்குதி மந்திரம் ஆகுதி யாமே.

961: Aum is Oblation to Siva

If Bindu and Nada conjoint reach

The Mystic Moon inside the head,

The heavenly ambrosia wells up,

The Mantra that rises there (AUM)

Is verily the oblation to Siva.

962. ஆறெழுத்து ஓதும் அறிவார் அறிகிலர்
ஆறெழுத்து ஒன்றாக ஓதி உணரார்கள்
வேறெழுத்து இன்றி விளம்பவல் லார்கட்கு
ஓரெழுத்தாலே உயிர்பெற லாமே.

962: Chant Aum and Be Redeemed

They who chant the Six-Letter Mantra (Om Si Va Ya Na Ma)

Are they who truly know;

They who chant not the Six-Lettered Mantra

Are they who know not;

Even they who chant with other letter none,

May with One-Letter (AUM) redeemed be.

963. ஓதும் எழுத்தோடு உயிர்க்கலை மூவைஞ்சும்
ஆதி எழுத்தவை ஐம்பதோடு ஒன்றென்பர்
சோதி எழுத்தினில் ஐயிரு மூன்றுள
நாத எழுத்திட்டு நாடிக்கொள் ளீரே.

963: Garland of Fifty-One Letters

With Letter "Aum" are vowels fifteen formed;

To Bindu's luminous letter "A"

Add Nada letter "U"

With rest of letters thirteen,

They fifteen vowels are;

Together with consonants,

The Primal letters are

As Fifty and one reckoned.

964. விந்துவி லும்சுழி நாதம் எழுந்திடப்
பந்தத் தலைவி பதினாறு கலையதாம்
சுந்தர வாகரங் கால்உடம்பு ஆயினாள்
அந்தமும் இன்றியே ஐம்பத்தொன்று ஆயதே.

964: Sakti Expands as Fifty-One Letters

With Letter "A" that is Bindu,

And curled Letter "U" that is Nada,

When together they upward ascend,

Sakti within beams

With kalas six and ten,

And endless expands,

As neck, hands, legs and body entire;

As Letters One and Fifty , too,

Her Form expands.

965. ஐம்பது எழுத்தே அனைத்தும்வே தங்களும்
ஐம்பது எழுத்தே அனைத்துஆக மங்களும்
ஐம்பது எழுத்தேயும் ஆவது அறிந்தபின்
ஐம்பது எழுத்தும்போய் அஞ்செழுத் தாமே.

965: Fifty Letters Come to Five Letters

Letters Fifty are Vedas all,

Letters Fifty are Agamas all,

When source of Letters Fifty are known,

Fifty Letters to Five Letters comes.

966. அஞ்செழுத் தால்ஐந்து பூதம் படைத்தனன்
அஞ்செழுத் தால்பல யோனி படைத்தனன்
அஞ்செழுத் தால்இவ் அகலிடம் தாங்கினன்
அஞ்செழுத் தாலே அமர்ந்து நின்றானே.

966: Five Letters is All

With Five letters He created elements five;

With Five letters He created diverse life;

With Five letters He supported spaces vast,

With Five letters He in Jivas abides.

967. வீழ்ந்தெழு லாம்விகிர் தன்திரு நாமத்தைச்
சோர்ந்தொழி யாமல் தொடங்கும் ஒருவற்குச்
சார்ந்த வினைத்துயர் போகத் தலைவனும்
போந்திடும் என்னும் புரிசடை யோனே.

967: Chant His Name; He Beckons to You

They who continuous chant Lord's Holy name,

In desire high,

For them Karma's miseries fleet away;

The Lord says: "Come unto me"

--He of Matted Locks.

968. உண்ணும் மருந்தும் உலப்பிலி காலமும்
பண்ணுறு கேள்வியும் பாடலு மாய்நிற்கும்
விண்ணின்று அமரர் விரும்பி அடிதொழ
எண்ணின்று எழுத்துஅஞ்சும் ஆகிநின் றானே.

968: Lord in His Five Letters

He is Life's Elixir,

He is Time Eternal,

He is Music's melody,

He is Song too;

The Celestials adore Him fervent;

In their thoughts He stood;

In Five Letters He stood.

969. ஐந்தின் பெருமையே அகலிடம் ஆவதும்
ஐந்தின் பெருமையே ஆலயம் ஆவதும்
ஐந்தின் பெருமையே அறவோன் வழக்கமும்
ஐந்தின் வகைசெயப் பாலனும் ஆமே.

969: Chant Five Letters and Be Forever Young

Spaces vast arise from Five Letters great

Temples Holy are Five Letters great

Grace of Lord is Five Letters great

Chant Five Letters great,

You shall ever young be.

970. வேரெழத் தாய்விண்ணாய் அப்புறமாய் நிற்கும்
நீரெழுத் தாய்நிலந் தாங்கியும் அங்குளன்
சீரெழுத் தாய்அங்கி யாய்உயி ராம்எழுத்து
ஓரெழுத்து ஈசனும் ஓண்சுட ராமே.

970: As One-Letter Lord Pervades All

As Seed-Letter, He pervades Spaces and Beyond,

As Goodly-Letter, He fills world and sustains it,

As Renowned-Letter, He stands as fire, and life,

As one Letter, He stands Resplendent Rare.

971. நாலாம் எழுத்துஓசை ஞாலம் உருவது

நாலாம் எழுத்தினுள் ஞாலம் அடங்கியது

நாலாம் எழுத்தே நவிலவல் லார்கட்டு

நாலாம் எழுத்தது நன்னெறி தானே. 58

971: Chant Sakti's Letter Va

In the sound of Fourth Letter (Va) world takes form,

In the sound of Fourth Letter is World contained,

For them who chant Fourth Letter incessant,

The Fourth Letter is Way Holy

972. இயைந்தனள் ஏந்திழை என்னுளம் மேவி

நயந்தனள் அங்கே நமசிவ என்னும்

பயந்தனை யோரும் பதமது பற்றும்

பெயர்ந்தனன் மற்றும் பிதற்றுஅறுத் தேனே. 59

972: Chant Na Ma Si Va

The lovely Sakti into my heart entered;

There She sat rejoicing;

Chant Na Ma Si Va,

Think of what it brings;

Cling to Her Feet;

Transformed was I;

All my prattle ceased.

973. ஆமத்து இனிதிருந்து அன்ன மயத்தினை

ஓமத்தி லேயுதம் பண்ணும் ஒருத்திதன்

நாம நமசிவ என்றிருப் பாருக்கு

நேமத் தலைவி நிலவிநின் றாளே. 60

973: Na Ma Si Va is Sakti Mantra

This corporeal body is of rice food made,

Offer it into the fire of Om

Chant incessant Na Ma Si Va

That the name of Sakti Finite is;

She, Mistress of Dharma, stands revealed

974. பட்ட பரிசே பரமஞ் செழுத்ததின்

இட்டம் அறிந்திட்டு இரவு பகல்வர

நட்டமது ஆடும் நடுவே நிலையங்கொண்டு

அட்டதே சப்பொருள் ஆகிநின் றாளே. 61

974 Lord Dances in the Five Letters

Letters Five are Lord's gift,

In it, central He dances, night and day,

In endearment eternal;

He that assumed, Forms Eight.

975. அகாரம் உயிரே உகாரம் பரமே

மகார மலமாய் வருமுப் பதத்தில்

சிகாரம் சிவமாய் வகாரம் வடிவமாய்

யகாரம் உயிரென்று அறையலும் ஆமே. 62

975: What "Aum" and "Sivaya" Stand For

Letter "A" is Jiva; "U" is Para

"Ma" is Mala

Thus it is in Three-lettered Word "A U M"

"Si" is Siva; "Va" is Sakti;

"Ya" is Jiva--

Thus it is, in Three Letter-Word Si Va Ya.

976. நகார மகார சிகார நடுவாய்
வகாரம் இரண்டும் வளியுடன் கூடி
ஓகார முதற்கொண்டு ஒருக்கால் உரைக்க
மகார முதல்வன் மனத்தகத் தானே.

976: Chant Om Na Ma Si Va

Letters "Na" and "Ma" to commence,

Letter "Si" in center,

Letter "Va" intoned in breath regulated,

Together with "OM" at beginning of all,

If you even once chant thus,

The Lord of "Ma" (Maya)

Will in your heart be.

977. அஞ்சுள வானை அடவியுள் வாழ்வன
அஞ்சுக்கும் அஞ்செழுத்து அங்குசம் ஆவன
அஞ்சையும் கூடத் தடுக்கவல் லார்கட்கே
அஞ்சாதி ஆதி அகம்புக லாமே.

977: The Five Letters Can Control the Five Senses

Five the elephants (senses)

In the body-forest roam,

The Five Letters become the goads

For the five elephants,

Only they who can contain

The five (senses) together,

Can, unafraid, reach Primal Lord.

978. ஐந்து கலையில் அகராதி தன்னிலே
வந்த நகராதி மாற்றி மகராதி
நந்தியை மூலத்தே நாடிப் பரையொடும்
சந்திசெய் வார்க்குச் சடங்கில்லை தானே.

978: Contemplate Si Va Ya

The Five Kalas arose

From letters "A" and rest (A, U, M)

From them arise the Five Letters,

Leave out Letters "Na" and "Ma"

(Thus "Si Va Ya" contemplate)

Nandi in Muladhara you seek;

Those who meet Him there with Parai (Sakti)

Will have actions none more to perform.

979. மருவும் சிவாயமே மன்னும் உயிரும்
அருமந்த போகமும் ஞானமும் ஆகும்
தெருள்வந்த சீவனார் சென்றுஇவற் றாலே
அருள்தங்கி அச்சிவமம் ஆவது வீடே.

979: Si Va Ya Leads to Liberation

Chant Si Va Ya in love

You shall immortal be;

It is Yoga rare and Jnana as well;

With it,

The illumined Jiva receives Grace

And he Siva becomes;

That indeed is liberation true.

அஞ்சுக அஞ்செழுத்து உண்மை அறிந்தபின்
நெஞ்சுகத்து உள்ளே நிலையும் பராபரம்
வஞ்சகம் இல்லை மனைக்கும் அழிவில்லை
தஞ்சம் இதுவென்று சாற்றுகின் றேனே. 67

980: Five Letters are the Refuge

Realize truth of blissful letters Five,

The Para Para fills your heart;

Truth this is;

And immortal you will be;

Letters Five is your Refuge;

None other, I emphatic say.

981. சிவாயவொடு அவ்வே தெளிந்துஉளத்து ஓதச்
சிவாயவொடு அவ்வே சிவனுரு வாகும்
சிவாயவொடு அவ்வும் தெளியவல் லார்கள்
சிவாயவொடு அவ்வே தெளிந்திருந் தாரே.

981: Aum Si Va Ya is Siva (as Form)

Chanting "A" and "U" in understanding

Along with "Si", "Va" and "Ya" (That is as Om Sivaya)

Is verily Siva's Form,

They who understand "Si", "Va" and "Ya" with "A" and "U"

Have realised "Om Sivaya" as Mantra great.

982. சிகார வகார யகார முடனே
நகார மகார நடுவுற நாடி
ஓகார முடனே ஒருகால் உரைக்க
மகார முதல்வன் மதித்துநின் றானே.

982: Chant Aum Si Va Ya Nama and Reach Lord

Hold Si, Va and Ya,

And Na and Ma

In heart's center,

And with "Aum";

The Letter Five when thus chanted,

The Lord of "Ma" (Maya) appreciative appears.

983. நம்முதல் ஓர்ஐந்தின் நாடுங் கருமங்கள்
அம்முதல் ஐந்தில் அடங்கிய வல்வினை
சிம்முதல் உள்ளே தெளியவல் லார்கட்குத்
தம்முதல் ஆகும் சதாசிவந் தானே.

983: Chant Namasivaya and Vanquish Karmas; Chant Sivaya Nama and Be One With Sadasiva

In the Five Letters beginning with "Na" (Na Ma Si Va Ya)

Are all actions you seek to do;

In the Five Letters are stubborn Karmas vanquished;

Those who hold in their hearts

The Five Letters with "Si" to begin (Si Va Ya Na Ma).

Will with Primal Sadasiva one be

984. நவமும் சிவமும் உயிர்பர மாகும்
தவமொன்று இலாதன தத்துவம் ஆகும்
சிவம்ஒன்றி ஆய்பவர்ஆதர வால்அச்
சிவம்என்ப தானாம் எனும்தெளி வுற்றதே.

984: Chanting "Siva" Takes You to Siva

The Letters "Na" to begin (Na Ma) is Jiva,

The Letters "Si" to begin (Si Va) is Para,

Even they who have tapas none,

By chanting Si Va,

May yet Siva become,

The Lord of Tattvas,

This true, beyond doubt.