By Swami Harshananda
Tiruvāymoli literally means ‘divine words of a holy sage’.
Significance of Tiruvāymoli
Tiruvāymoli is the famous work in chaste classical Tamil language of Nammālvār. It is the best and the longest among the Divyaprabandhams. It has 1102 pāśuras, divided into ten sections. Each of these has ten daśakas plus an additional concluding verse.
Style of Tiruvāymoli
Content of Tiruvāymoli
The subject matter may briefly be summarized as follows:
- Greatness of God
- Several blessed qualities like compassion and protecting his devotees
- Relationship between the jivātman (individual soul) and Paramātman
- Bhakti and prapatti as the primary means of attaining mokṣa
- The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore