Lyrics of (கடவுள் வாழ்த்து) - The Praise of God

The first 10 Thirukkurals sing the praise of God.

கடவுள் வாழ்த்து

1. அகர முதல எழுத்தெல்லாம் ஆதி
பகவன் முதற்றே உலகு\

Akara mudala Ezhuthellam Aadi
Baghavan Muthattre Ulagu

This verse means that of all the letters “Ah: is the first letter and serves as the root /base for all other letters. Like that this whole universe has emerged from the Lord Almighty. In Bhagavat Gita Sri Krishna says that of letter I’m Akara

2. கற்றதனாலாய பயனென்கொல் வாலறிவன்
நட்ட்ராள்தொழான் அர் எனின் .

Kattrathanalaya Payanenkol valarivan
Nattralthozhan Ar Enin

The all pervading God is the embodiment of all knowledge and excellence. So the knowledge ,position , wealth and all other worldly requirements are secondary to is. Without devotion all one’s knowledge and excellence will be of no use to him.

3. மலர்மிசெய் ஏகினான் மானடி சேர்ந்தார்
நிலமிசெய் நீடுவாழ் வார் .

Malamisai Ekinan Manati Sernthar
Nilamisai Neetuvazhvar

God is present in every where and in all beings moving and unmoving. He is present in every being as the Jivatma. Those who think , meditate and live in God will never meet with any sorrows in life. They will experience a heavenly bliss and happiness within.

4. வேண்டுதல் வேண்டாமை இல்லானடி சேர்ந்தார்க்கு
மாண்டும் இடும்பை இல.

Venduthal Vendamai Illanadi Serntharku
Mandum Idumpai Ila

This verse is like a continuation of the previous one. The Lord have no likes or dislikes. So those who constantly meditate on him will never come across any difficulties in their life. When you think of the Lord always and completely surrender to him, he will take care of all your requirements.

5. இருள்சேர் இருவினையும் சேரா இறைவன்
பொருள்சேர் புகழ்புரிந்தார் மாட்டு.

Irulser Iruvinaiyun sera Iraivan
Porulser Pugazhpurinthar Mattu.

One who completely surrender to the Lotus feet of the Lord realizing his magnitude , even if they do something wrong out of their ignorance, they will never be affected by the result of that deed.

6. பொறிவாயில் ஐந்தவித்தான் பொய்தீர் ஒழுக்க
நெறிநின்றார் நீடுழி வாழ் வார்.

Porivayil Inthavithar Poitheer Ozhukka
Nerinindrar Neetuzhi Vazh Var

Those who always follow the path of truth and dharma will always experience the heavenly bliss in their life since the Lord is the embodiment of all virtues.

7. தனக்குவமை இல்லாதான் தாள்சேர்ந்தார்க் கல்லால்
மனக்கவலை மாற்றல் அரிது

Thanakuvamai Illathan thalsernthark kallal
Manakkavalai Mattral Aritu.

God is incomparable to any thing in this world since every thing emerged from Him. He is the only solace for all miseries of life. So unless one has devotion to God he will not be able to face the problems of his life and solve the same successfully.

8. அறவாழி அந்தணன் தாள்சேர்ந்தார்க் கல்லால்
பிறவாழி நீந்தல் அரிது

Aravazhi Anthanan Thalsernthark kallal
Piravazhi Neenthal Aritu.

This world is an ocean of miseries and problems . To cross this we need the grace of the Lord Almighty without which it is not possible. We have to turn inward and search for the indwelling being the Lord to cross this ocean of worldly difficulties .

9. கோளில் பொருளில் குணமிலவே எண்குணத்தான்
தாளை வணங்காத் தலை

Kolil Porulil Kugamilave Engunathan
Thalai Vanangat talai.

One who never bow down to the Lord’s lotus feet, he is like blind even if he has eyes and deaf even if he has ears because he is not seeing the Lord or hearing about him. His head which never bows down to Gods’s lotus feet is of no use. It is profitless like a sense without the power of sensation,

10.பிறவி பெருங்கடல் நீந்துவர் நீந்தார்
இறைவன் அடி சேராதார்

Piravi Perungadal Nenthuvar Neenthaar
Iraivan Adi Seraathar.

Only those who think of God constantly, meditate Him , bow down to Him will be able to cross the ocean of the world (of birth and death). Salvation or Kaivalya is possible only to them who find God in every thing and everything in God.

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