TharuNa ruNamaNi kiraNa vali nigar
Tharum akshara magizh maalai
TheurNadiya thiruvadiyar therumaral
TheLiya paravudhal poruLaga
KaruNagara muni ramaNaarian uvagai
Ina solliyadhu gadhiyaga
Arunchalamena agame arivodu
aaLvaar Sivanulagu Aalvare
Shining like the rows of rays from the early morning sunrise, the garland composed of (flowers of) letters serves to dispel the delusion of devotees seeking Real knowledge (Meyy Unarvu). It is composed by the ocean of mercy that is Ramanachariyan (aachariya is teacher) as a result of bliss brimming in HIs heart. Devotees who hold this work in their heart and pin their hope on it for salvation will attain Sivaloka and enjoy the experience of Siva.
Bhagavan says that constant reading or chanting the Aksharamana Maalai is in itself enough to attain Sivagadhi - oneness with Siva. The word magizh in Magizh maalai refers to the sthala vruksham of Annamalai. Each temple has a tree in it called sthala vruksham. Sthala means place, vruksham mean tree.
Magiz also refers to magizchi meaning happiness. Here it refers to happiness that ensues from the couple exchanging garlands as part of the wedding ritual with seals the union.
MaNam means both wedding and fragrance. Akshara maNam suggests the divine fragrance these letters composed by obtain by their meaning.
Initially this song did not have paayiram which was later composed by Muruganar.