Thiruvasagam- sacred utterances of the Lord
Composed by the poet ninth century Shaivitebhakti poet Manikkavasagar , it is a central piece of Tamil literature, ranking up there with the Thirukkural by Thiruvallavar . It contains 51 compositions and constitutes the eighth volume of the Tirumurai, the sacred anthology of Tamil Shaiva Siddhanta.
The Thiruvasagar discusses every phase of spiritual path from doubt and anguish to perfect understanding in Shiva, from earthly experience to teacher-disciple relationship and ultimately freedom from rebirth. As a devotional literature, it finds alternatives between joy and sorrow.
As the legend goes, Thiruvasagam is the only work which is signed by lord Siva.
There is a famous saying in Tamil,
|“||” திருவாசகத்துக்கு உருகார் ஒரு வாசகத்திற்கும் உருகார்”||”|
translating to “He whose heart is not melted by Thiruvasagam cannot be melted…
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