Mahakavi Subramanya Bharathiyar (1882 – 1921), a legendary figure from
Tamilnadu was a Tamil writer, poet, journalist, National freedom
fighter, social reformer, polyglot, philosopher and much more. More than
everything he was a Jnani-bhakta whose Vedantic thoughts and devotional
fervour reflected in many of his renowned works in the most unique and
heart-melting manner. At a young age of 11, he was bestowed the title
"Bharathi" for his excellence in poetry. He is deemed one of the
greatest Tamil literary figures of all time and a pride of Bharath.
During his stay in Pondicherry from 1908 - 1918, he used to often visit the famous Manakkula Vinayagar Temple, dedicated to Lord Ganesha. During this period, he composed the "VinAyagar nAn mani mAlai" in praise of Lord Ganesha, demanding boons for material success and also spiritual unfoldment. The magical devotional words enable one to create a bonding with the elephant faced God. The text also uplifts a seeker's mind to walk confidently and happily along the path of bhakti yoga and karma yoga.
The pdf contains the 100 names of Lord Ganesha, culled out from this divine song.
These 100 names may be used for performing archana in Tamil language, to Lord Ganesha.