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Thiru Neeru, the Sacred Ash

The Greatness of Thiru Neeru, the Sacred Ash

 

The Glory of ‘Thiru Neeru’ directly emitted by

Thiru Jnanasambandar

 

Mandira maavadhu neeru vaanavar meeladhu neeru

sundara maavadhu neeru thudhikkap paduvadhu neeru

thandhira maavadhu neeru chamayaththil ullaadhu neeru

senthuvar vaayumai pangan thiruaala vaayaan thiruneeree

Mantra, that which becomes, is Neeru
on the bodies of the heavenly ones is Neeru.
Beautiful, that which turns out to be, is Neeru;
that which is adored (praised) is Neeru.
Tantra, power of technique is Neeru,
In the religion, that which is contained, is Neeru.
The red-coral-lips possessing Uma’s Partner,
He is Thiruvaalavaai, His Neeru indeed is all these.

What in the Vedas is said, is Neeru
that which relieves grievous grief is Neeru
That which confers gnosis is Neeru.
shortcomings, that which gets rids of, is Neeru.
That which everyone talks about is Neeru.
Content of the Reality is Neeru.
He is Thiruvaalavaai
surrounded by fields and cool waters,
His Neeru indeed is all these.

(Vol II.d. 66, st 1&2)

Thiru – Sacred, Holy, or Revered;
Neeru – Sacred Ash, Vibhooti;
Thiruvaalavaai – Lord Shiva, also name of Madurai City