Tiruppugazh, composed by saint poet Arunagirinathar, is unique because it brings before us the image of Lord Muruga in full splendour and glory and bestows. The very famed poet Arunagirinathar found his devotional calling when he was rescued by a stranger as he was attempting to give up his life. He claimed that.

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Arunagirinathar then proceeded to the aeunagirinathar at Vayalur and stood praying before the deity of Muruga. Arunagiri stood still for a while, unable to believe his eyes. Early musicians who set Tiruppugazh to music included Carnatic musical giant, Kancheepuram Naina Pillai and his disciple, Chittoor Subramaniam Pillai [6].

It was as if thousand suns were rising simultaneously, radiating brilliant rays of grace. We could not believe our eyes!

His God, Muruga was full of compassion, kindness and Jnana and ever ready to shower His blessings on anyone who worships Him with pure devotion. His songs not only sparks the flame of devotion in the minds of people but also the light of knowledge in the intellect. It is enough if you be the part of Thiruppugazh culture which kindles the spirit of devotion in your heart and elevates you to the experience of the presence of Muruga within.

Andhati means the end and the beginning.

It is rare to have combination of all these qualities in one person. He visualised Muruga as admiring young Krishna’s mischiefs like stealing butter ” Navaneethamum Tirudi ” from the song: Views Read Edit View history. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Welcome to Thiruppugazh home | Thiruppugazh – Glory to Lord Muruga

As I get your delightful vision, your Lotus feet adorned by the ornaments of Sadhangai and Thandai, your ankles adorned by Silambu and your twelve shoulders adorned by the Kadappa garlands, what can the planetary or other influence do to me? At a very young age, he studied scriptures, Itihas and Puranas.


His fame drew the jealousy of the chief minister of the Kingdom. This article needs additional citations for verification.

Realising the value and importance of these songs, he made thorough search and collected the songs scattered at different places. In another verse, he says: A devotee may not have the skill in music.


Kandar Anubhuti, consisting of 52 verses is considered as the most important work of Arunagirinathar because it reveals his own experience. In his song on Arumuga temple of Kuthalam, the poet said that the Lord had invited afunagirinathar and blessed him to sing Anubhuti so that devotees can perceive the eternal truth.

Every Saturday, the hall above Annapurneswari Temple in R. Vel, the weapon of Muruga, represents the sharpness of intellect. To prevent Arunagiri from committing suicide, his sister said that he should sell her in order to have money, upon hearing which Arunagiri realised how selfish he had been. Suddenly, out of nowhere, someone appeared and rescued him. As Thiruppugazh also lends itself to various talas, it is referred to as “Talamaligai”. Having been a student of Thiruppugazh for many years, I thought that by the excuse of a book, I can learn more and hence this attempt.

Subramaniam Pillai of Tiruthani. We believed, when we prayed through Thiruppagazh, Lord Muruga readily answered because it was the Lord Himself who helped the author in composing it. Arunagiri, as the enlightened disciple of Muruga, shattered these concepts and brought about a spiritual unity among devotees. It is believed that the Lord has come to his vision again and set out the task before him.


Our beautiful and simple design lets you shuffle and repeat the songs. It was sometime in 15th century and the God she prayed was Lord Arunachala.

Arunagiri sang his first devotional song thereafter and decided to spend the rest of his life in piety, writing devotional poetry and singing in the praise of God. Thanks to him, Thiruppugazh classes sprung up both in cities and rural areas, and Thiruppugazh Anbargal started performing in various forums including Temples, Music Sabhas and homes of devotees where they attracted large audiences. One who adopts this path is redeemed from this material world.

He was conscious of the divinity within and was unwilling to surrender to the dictates of his body.

Thiruppugazh — Musical Way of Worship

Arunagirinathar too came in the glorious lineage of Gurus with a view to remove the darkness and elevate humanity to the realization of the divinity within. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Arunagirinathar has combined his poetic skill and his devotion towards Muruga with remarkable ease.

In Kandhar Anubhuti, he describes Muruga as Brahman, without any attribute or arunagirinaghar. He founded the organization called “Thiruppugazh Anbargal”, which has evolved a well-structured training scheme to those who aspire to learn these songs at no cost.