Commentary On Arunachala Suti Panchakam and Upadesa Nun Malai

Commentary On Arunachala Suti Panchakam and Upadesa Nun Malai

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Author: T R Kanakammal
Translator(s)/ Editors(s): Kays and many other Devotees
Publisher: Sri Ramanasramam
Year: 2009
Language: English
Pages: 714
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788182881020


This book contains Sri Bhagavan’s original poetic works and the translation of Smt. T. R. Kanakammal’s commentaries on them.

Smt. Kanakammal is an old ashramite who had spent four years in the immediate presence of Sri Bhagavan till his Mahasamadhi in April 1950 and thereafter had listened to the explanations o Bhagavan’s works by Sri Muruganar, the great Tamil poet and devotee of Bhagavan, who had sat at the feet of his Sadguru and listened as he explained the import of his works.

A staunch devotee of Bhagavan and gifted with a powerful memory, Kanakammal retained all that she heard from Sri Muruganar. Besides, she is one of those who live by every word of Bhagavan. This book, which is an authentic guide to Sri Bhagavan’s original poetic works, has been hailed by Old Ashramites and others as a boon to all devotes of Bhagavan.

The author has explained the meaning of every word of Bhagavan’s verses, the meaning of each verse and added a complete commentary on it. She has also mentioned the circumstances in which each poem was written by Bhagavan. This is not just a work of scholarship but is the work of one to whom Bhagavan’s teachings are her life-breath.

Kanakammal’s book in Tamil came out in 1990. by Sri Bhagavan’s Grace, it has now been possible to make it accessible to all English – Speaking devotees in the excellent translation of Kayas.


History of the book
Key to translation

Sri Arunachala Stuti Panchakam

Invocatory Verse
Sri Arunachala Tattuvam (Significance of Arunachala) - Composed by Sri Muruganar
Deepa Darsana Tattuvam (The Significance of Witnessing the Beacon of Light)
Sri Arunachala Mahatmyam (The Glory of Sri Arunachala)
Sri Arunachala Akshara Manamalai (Marital Garland of Letters for Sri Arunachala)
Sri Arunachala Nava Mani Malai (The Necklet of Nine Gems)
Sri Arunachala Padikam (Decad or Eleven Verses on Arunachala)
Sri Arunachala Ashtakam (Eight Stanzas to Sri Arunchala)
Sri Arunachala Pancharatnam (Five Stanzas on Sri Arunachala)
Upadesa Nun Malai

Upadesa Undiyar (Song of Quintessential Teaching)
Ulladu Narpadu (The Forty Verses on Reality)
Ulladu Narpadu Anubandam (Forty Verses on Reality -- Supplementary Verses)
Ekanma Panchakam (Five Verses on the Self)
Appalam Pattu (The Song of the Pappadam)
Anma Vidya (Self-Knowledge)