Monday, August 10, 2015

Book Review "THIRUPPUGAZH, GLORY TO LORD MURUGA"

Courtesy: Sri.Anand Vasudevan

Namaskaram

I am glad to share the Review of the Book "THIRUPPUGAZH, GLORY TO LORD MURUGA" authored by Sri Krishnan Mama whose work we always cherish to read.

Sri Krishnan is an ardent devotee of Lord Muruga has received the grace of Gurus like Sri Arunagirinathar, Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi and Sri Ramalinga Adigal.  Sri Krishnan after serving in the public sector Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilizers is now leading a retired life at Coimbatore using his precious time for writing articles and books which are of use to the Society.  Sri Krishnan has authored two books "Thiruppugazh, Glory to Lord Muruga and Arut Prakasa Vallalar, the Saint of Universal Vision".  His articles have been published in various leading news letters, magazines like Times of India, Mountain Path etc.,  Amritha Varshini is also proud carry his articles.   

Sri Krishnan has now come out with the revised edition of 'Thiruppugazh, Glory to Lord Muruga' which got released recently.  This book is Perhaps, the first comprehensive work on Arunagirinathar's Thiruppugazh, in English, which describes the life and teachings of Arunagirinathar in vivid details.  


Apart from highlighting the value of Thiruppugazh as a work of Jnana and devotion, the book explains how Thiruppugazh is considered as a confluence where different doctrines like Advaita Vedanta, Upanishad and Puranas like Ramayana and Mahabharata meet.  

The book also traces the origin of Lord Muruga, His infinite qualities, His manifestation as the protector of devotees from demons like Sooran, His marriage with Valli and Devasena and his renunciation at Palani.  

The book narrates the life history of great saints like Vallimalai Sachidananda Swamigal, Pamban Swamigal etc.  It also describes the saga of devotees who dedicated their life for the highlight of Thiruppugazh.  The book also gives translation and interpretation to Kandar Anubhuti and Kandar Alamgaram.  


The book containing 406 pages has been published by Uma Pathippagam.   Those interested may send Rs.200/- towards cost of the book and Rs.20/- as courier charges to Uma Pathippagam, 18/171, Coral Merchant Street, Mannady, Chennai 600001.  Phone No.044-25215363, 25250092.  Email - umapathippagam@rediffmail.com  

I am sure this book will be an asset to the devotees of Muruga and urge everyone to support a noble initiative of Sri Krishnan Mama.

Kindly pass on this to all your friends, family and groups.