This tamil poem of thirty verses is composed by Andal.
She was one of the 12 alwars who lived circa
5th-9th century C.E.
This is a simple word for word translation and was
put together to understand the actual cadence
and literal meaning of the verses so as to better
appreciate the deep philosophical meanings they
represent and the commentaries written by others.
It draws heavily from the translation of R. Srinivasan
and the commentary and write up of Oppiliappan Koil
VaradAchAri Sadagopan which provides the inner meanings
to the deep philosophical significance behind the poem.
Andal and Tiruppavai ramanuja.org
R. Srinivasan's literal translation
Oppilian Koil VaradAchAri Sadagopan's commentary
The simple word for word translation may have errors,
so please read it with caution. If any errors are
found please report them.