Shiva – Tevaram

The Tevaram (Tamil: தேவாரம் Tēvāram) denotes the first seven volumes of the Tirumurai, the twelve-volume collection of Tamil Śaiva devotional poetry. All seven volumes are dedicated to the works of the three most prominent Tamil poets of the 7th century, the NayanarsSambandar, Tirunavukkarasar and Sundarar. The singing of Tevaram is continued as a hereditary practise in some Shiva temples in Tamil Nadu.

Some of the tevaram which I know are as follows

Tevaram 1:

pidiyathan uru umai kola migu kariyathu

vadi kodu thanathadi vazhi padum avar edar

kadi gna pathi vara arulinan migu kodai

vadivinar payilvali valamurai eyaye

Tevaram 2:

mannil nal la vannam vazhalam vaikalum

enni nal la gathiku yaruthum oor kuraivilai

kanni nal laguthuru kazhu malar vala nagar

penni nal lalodu perunthagai erunthathe

Tevaram 3:

manthiram avathum neeru

vanavar melathu neeru

suntharam avathu neeru

thuthika paduvathu neeru

thanthiram avathu neeru

samayathil ullathu neeru

senthuvar vayumai pangan thiruaalavayan thiru neere

Tevaram 4:

thoduya seviyan vidai eriyor thoo vin mathi sudi kaduya sudalai podi pusi yen ullam kavar kalavan

Edududaya malaran unai nan panithetha arul seyka

peduduya pira ma puram eviya penman evan andre

Tevaram 5:

enna punniyam seithanai nenchame erun kadal vaiyatthu

munnam ne pori nalvinai payanidai muzhu mathi taralangal

mannu kaveri suzh thiru valanchuzhi vananai vayara

panni atharithu ethiyum padiyum vazhi padum atha naale

Tevaram 6:

sadayayi enumaal sarane enumaal

vidayai enumaal veruma vezhuumaal

madayar kuvalai malarum marugal

udayar thagumo evar un meleveh

Tevaram 7

veyuru tholi pangan vida munda kandan miga nalla veenai thadavi

masaru thingal gangai mudi mel aninthu en ulame puguntha athanaal

nayiru thingal sevvai pudhan vizhayan velli sani pambirandum udane

asaru nalla nalla avai nalla nalla  adiyar avarku migave

Tevaram 8: Kolaru padigam

ponnar meniyane puli tholai arakasinthu

minnar senjadai mel  milir kondrai anithone

manne ma maniye malar padiyal manikkame

anaiye unnai allal eni yar nenaivene

Tevaram 9:

utrumai servathu meiyinaiye unarvathu ninarul meiyinaiye

katravar kaivathu kamanaiye kanalvizhi kaivathu kamanaiye

attram maraipathu unpaniye amarargal seivathum unpaniye

petrum uganthathu kandanaiye perama purathai uganthanaiye

Tevaram 10:

kuttra yina varu vilakalire kodumai pala seithanai nan ariyen

etrai adiken eravum pagalum piriyathu vananguvan eppothum

thotra then vayitrin agam padiye kudarodu thudaki mudakidayida

attren adikken athikai kedila  viradanaththurai ammane

Thevaram 11:

puzhiyar kon veppozhitha pugazhiyar kon kazhal potri

azhimisai kal mithappil anaitha piran adi potri

vazhi thinavalur van thondar patham potri

uzhi vazhi thiruvatha oora thiruthaal potri

adiyum andamum ella arut perum jothiyai yam pada ketelo vai thadangal mathe valanidhiyo van seviyo nin sevathan vaithangal renpavaai

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