Srimathe Ramanujaya Namah:
Srimad Vara Vara Munaye Namah:
Please accept my delayed Thai thirunal wishes. From today, adiyen would attempt to provide the English translations for Periya Jeeyar’s “Upadesa Rathinamalai” in Thamizh and English. The translations will be based on the commentary written by Sri. Pillailokam Jeeyar for this grantham.
Today, we will begin with the thaniyan that Sri. Kovil Kanthadai Annan composed for this grantham:
munnan thiruvAimozhippiLLai thAm upadesitha
nEr thannin padiyaith thaNavAdha sol maNavALa muni
than anbudan sei upadEsa rathinamAlai thannaith
than nenju thannil tharippavar thALgaL saraN namakkE
Their feet are our sole refuge, who, register in their respective hearts, the inner truths conveyed in “Upadesa Rathinamalai”, a work authored by Sri. Manavala Mamunigal by virtue of the spiritual education he received under the tutelage of his acharya Thiruvaimozhippillai, which he in turn offered to the world out of his love for people’s spiritual upliftment.