Drops of tears – Nachiyar Thirumozhi 8.1

First of the ten poems from Nachiyar Thirumozhi - Vin Neela Mellappu (sky blue cloth). Love theme of Sangam transformed into love between a human soul and the divine.  Here Andal sends the could as her messenger to Mal of Vengadama (Thirupathi). 8.1 விண்ணீல மேலாப்பு விரித்தாற்போல் மேகங்காள் தெண்ணீர்பாய் வேங்கடத்தென் திருமாலும் போந்தானே கண்ணீர்கள் முலைக்குவட்டில் துளிசோரச் சோர்வேனை... Continue Reading →

Melt me and fill me – Andal’s Nachiyar Thirumozhi 10.8

By far one of the best love and philosophical poem, I have read in Tamil. It is a surprise to me it matches Sangam love poems but surpasses them here by it deep philosophy.This poem has layers, each passing day I was realizing a new meaning to the poem. Plain vanilla translation would neither emphasize the philosophy of the poem nor the intended meaning of the poem. 

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