To Purchase The Tirumandiram by Siddha Tirumular

The Thirumandiram (Tirumantiram), by Siddha Tirumular is a sacred monumental work of philosophical and spiritual wisdom rendered in verse form.  Encyclopedi in its vast scope and written perhaps as early as 200 B.C., it is one of India’s greatest texts, a spiritual treasure-trove, a Sastra containing astonishing insight!  It is a seminal work and is the first treatise in Tamil that deals with different aspects of Yoga, Tantra and Saiva Siddhantha.

It took five years and a team of scholars to translate each of its more than 3,000 verses and to write extensive commentaries about them, in nine chapters, known as tandirams. This classic text contains five volumes. Each volume contains two tandirams and each verse includes the original Tamil language script, its transliteration in Roman characters, its English translation and a commentary elucidating the meaning of each verse. The last volume also contains presentations from two philosophical schools of Saiva Siddhanta, a glossary, a select bibliography and index.. It includes 3,770 pages in total.

You may order one full set of the Tirumandiram,  5 hard cover volumes about 3,700+ pages.   Visit our website bookstore at:


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  • To Purchase The Yoga of Tirumular:  Essays on the Thirumandiram (Tirumantiram)


“The Yoga of Tirumular: Essays on the Tirumandiram (Tirumantiram)” may be ordered from Babaji’s Kriya Yoga and Publications.  ISBN-1-895383-21-8   558 pages softcover.


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This book fulfills a longtime need for a comprehensive introduction and commentary in the English language for one of Yoga’s greatest source works: the Tirumandiram or “Holy Garland of Mantras,’described by Dr. Georg Feuerstein Ph.D “as important as the Yoga-Sutras of Patanjali, the Bhagavad Gita and the Yoga-Vashistha combined.” Tirumandiram is considered to be the greatest and earliest seminal work of the Siddhas, the greatest adepts of Yoga, and an encyclopedia of philosophical and spiritual wisdom rendered in verse form. It is a book of Yoga, tantra, alchemy, mysticism, mantra, yantra and philosophy. But without a commentary, it has been difficult for most English readers, unfamiliar with much of its underlying philosophical concepts, to clearly understand.

This new book explain clearly the most important themes and philosophical concepts which are woven throughout the Tirumandiram. These include: Saivism; the nature of Siva and the relationship which the soul or jiva has with the Lord; the philosophical school of Saiva Siddhantha ; the concepts of God, the soul, the world, liberation, the paths to liberation; the bonds or impurities which keep the soul in bondage; the concept of Grace; Love; meditation; jnana ; the Yoga of Tirumandiram: Astanga-Yoga, Khecari-yoga, Pariyana-Yoga (tantric yoga), Chandra-Yoga (literally “moon” yoga), Kundalini-Yoga; mysticism, the concept of the human body and its transformation into a divine body; the concept of the guru; the social concerns of the Tirumular. With an understanding of the basic ideas, the reader will then be stimulated to make a detailed study of the Tirumandiram itself.

It is the sixth publication in a series produced by scholars ot the Yoga Siddha Research Center, in Chennai, south India, sponsored by Babaji’s Kriya Yoga Order of Acharyas and the Yoga Research and Education Center. The present work benefits from the great familiarity which the authors have developed over many years of full time study of much of the massive body of palm leaf manuscripts written by the Siddhas.


  • To Purchase the 1993 EDITION – The Thirumandiram (Tirumantiram)

828 pages in 3 soft copv

Get connected to the roots of yoga with the first English translation of Thirumoolar’s classic.  828 pages in 3 soft cover volumes.   This international edition has been designed to facilitate the understanding of the reader with explanatory remarks in the special introductory sections, extensive footnotes, a detailed glossary, index and numerous illustrations. From the most mundane to the most sublime areas of life it provides illuminating guidance and inspiration for Self-realization and Self-transformation.

“The Thirumandiram is as important a yoga scripture as the ‘Bhagavad Gita’, the ‘Yoga Sutras’, or the voluminous and inspiring ‘Yoga Vaisihtha’.    This outstanding text is now available in a fine three-volume edition thanks to Marshall Govindan’s labor of love.”

– Georg Feuerstein, Ph.D., contributing editor of “Yoga Journal” and author of the “Yoga Sutras of Patanjali”, the “Encyclopedia of Yoga” and over 20 other books, in the January 1996 edition of the “Yoga Journal”.

ISBN 978-1-895383-02-7


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