or giving up what we hold on to as ours is
the way to be closest to the Lord. He possesses nothing himself, but is
the owner of everything. If some one cannot participate in singing the Lord’s
name, in dancing to the tune of the Lord’s song, who do not perform any ritual
sacrifice as enjoined by the Vedas and who do not have any fasting of food,
speech or action, will go only the way their destiny takes them in life. Misery
is the fruit of such a lifestyle. All singing, dancing, prayers, rituals,
sacrifices and fasting – not for one’s own enjoyment, but for the Lord and in
in praise of the Lord are the ways to purify the mind and quieten it. If not
done, the mind will go in its pre-determined path, leading to sorrow with neither
the right knowledge or self-control. SS
A mystical writings of mammoth 3000 verses dating back to 2800 years ago, is the magnum opus by an enigmatic sage by the name Thirumoolar. This compilation forms a major part of endless dravidian scriptural treasure, standing as tall and as deep as the vedas of the ganges civilization. While several stories narrated and revolves around this sage, our focus here is to bring out the essence of this sacred writings to the reader in a simple and comprehensive translation.
" Thirumandiram has a spiritual charm, bordering on the occult and its beauty has been fully brought to the fore by a young and enterprising team by setting to tune, ten of its verses and rendering them in a CD album which is eminently listenable. This CD has been recently released by these devotees of Akshara Foundations "
-- A review by R. Suryaprakash, Vocalist
“Thirumandiram” by Swahilya and her team merits universal listening and appreciation.