"I am a servitor of all born at Tiruvaaroor"
- The Tiru-th-Tonda-th-Tokai.
1. He is with form and without form; He is the Lord
Who is omneity; he is the bridegroom of Umai of fragrant hair;
Does it lie in my power to articulate with my lips
The servitorship of those born at Tiruvaroor
Which is joyously ruled by the Lord? (4158)
2. As those born at Tiruvaaroor of ever-crescent glory
Are truly the divine Ganas of Lord Siva Himself who is
Enthroned at Tiru-k-Kayilai, the noble way
Is theirs, who having quelled their prideful
Pentad of senses, adore and get
Endowed with integrated consciousness. (4159)
1. Tiruvaaroor is a hoary city. It is truly Sivapuram. The adage says that he who
gets born at Tiruvaaroor is twin-born with mukti (deliverance). It was here the
Sangita Mummoorti-s, namely Tyagaraja, Mutthuswamy Dikshitar and Shyamaa
Saastrikall were born. Every being born in Tiruvaaroor is sacred. When the
ministers of Manuniti Chola appealed to him not to punish with death his only
son whose chariot fortuitously ran over a calf, the king answered thus: “He
killed a being that took birth in Tiruvaaroor where abides peerlessly enshrined
the Lord-God, Hailed gloriously by Indra, Vishnu, Brahma and others; So, death
is the punishment meet for him; Know this to be my well-considered verdict
Here ends the Puranam of Tiruvaaroor-p-Piranthaar
Sincere thanks to Sri. T N Ramachandran of thanjavur, for permitting his English rendering of the holy text periyapurANam be published here.