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Unique Fidelity of Darkness

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Prayer from Thiruvarutpayan (திருவருட்பயன்) 


இருள்மல நிலை

பலரைப் புணர்ந்தும் இருட்பாவைக்கு உண்டு என்றும்
கணவற்கும் தோன்றாத கற்பு.   24

Song as Romanized text

iruLmala n-ilai

palaraip puNarn-thum irudpAvaikku uNdu enRum
kaNavaRkum thOnRAtha kaRpu.   24

Meaning of the Prayer Song:

 Even though uniting with so many, 
the lady called darkness has the fidelity
of not appearing even in front of the husband!


1. A brilliant poetic sarcasm in this song makes clear the
nature of the veil of darkness.

2.  பலரைப் புணர்ந்தும் 
The veil of darkness covers all the souls by default.
That is what is referred here by Umapathi Sivam as
uniting with many.

3.  கணவற்கும் தோன்றாத கற்பு 
Even though the veil of darkness is everywhere,
that is not apparent even to the one who has
been covered by that! Such special is this veil of

Let us surrender to the Supreme Light to take us out of this
powerful veil of darkness!

Tamaso ma jyotir gamaya!!

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