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The Puranam of Poiatimai Illaatha Pulavar Nayanar

(poiatimai illAtha pulavar nAyanAr purANam - Periyapuranam as English poetry)

        "I am a serviteur of Poi Atimai Illaatha Pulavar" 
                            - The Tiru-th-Tonda-th-Tokai.     
1.     “The fruit of the clarity of words constituting poesy 
    And the import of many a splendorous and grace-abounding work 
    And the perception of true consciousness 
    Is indeed this.” Thus convinced, they turn into dedicated 
    Servitors unto the flower-feet of the Lord whose throat is 
    Adorned with the bright and radiant poison; these indeed 
    Are Poi Atimai Illaatha Pulavar of surpassing glory.            (3939) 

                                                         Poiatimai Illaatha Pulavar Nayanar - The Puranam of Poiatimai Illaatha Pulavar Nayanar
2.     Other than the praise of the Lord of beauteous 
    Matted hair wreathed with snakes, their lips articulate 
    Not words or vocables; in this servitorship 
    They rank first as serviteurs of Truth; 
    Great are these poets; who can their glory con? 
    Who indeed are valiant to speak of them?                (3940) 
3.     Wearing their feet of our crown, we proceed to narrate 
    The divine servitorship of Pukazhcchozhar of beauteous 
    And victorious anklets, who was like the fruit of tapas 
    Wrought by the Chola dynasty which under the white 
    Parasol, bore the burden of ruling the whole world, 
    Performing true service fully alive to the nature 
    Of ever-soaring and sublimed and sacred servitorship.            (3941) 
Verse No. 
    Much unnecessary controversy raged over the identity of the Pulavar.  The reference  
    is to a plurality of bards.  The panel relating to the Pulavar in the shrine of  
    Dhaaraasuram has given a quietus to the issues.  The temple of Airaavateswarar at  
    Dhaaraasuram was built during the time of Rajagambira.  St. Sekkizhaar was alive when  
    the temple was built.  These pulavar are the Nammaazhwar-s of Saivism.  “En naavin  
    inkavi yaan oruvarukkum kodukkakilane” (I will not render my poems in favour of anyone  
    else) declared Nammaazhwar. 
   2.    These are servitor of Truth.  Siva alone is Satyam. 
            Here ends the Puranam of Poi Adimai Illaatha Pulavar 
Sincere thanks to Sri. T N Ramachandran of thanjavur, for permitting his English rendering of the holy text periyapurANam be published here.

See Also: 
1. poyyadimaiyillAdha pulavar purANam in English prose 
2. பொய்யடிமை இல்லாத புலவர் புராணம் (தமிழ் மூலம்) 
3. thiruththoNDar purANam main page
4. 12 shaivite thirumuRais 

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