srImathE satakOpAya nama:
srImathE rAmAnujAya nama:
srImath varavaramunayE nama:
Introduction for this pAsuram
Highlights from thirukkurukaippirAn piLLAn‘s introduction
No specific introduction.
Highlights from nanjIyar‘s introduction
Highlights from vAdhi kEsari azhagiya maNavALa jIyar‘s introduction
Subsequently, AzhwAr mercifully explains how such (glorious) krishNa bonded with him.
Highlights from periyavAchchAn piLLai‘s introduction
See nampiLLai‘s introduction.
vaigalum veNNey kai kalanthu uNdAn
poy kalavAthu en mey kalanthAnE
Word-by-Word meanings (based on vAdhi kEsari azhagiya maNavALa jIyar‘s 12000 padi)
vaigalum – always
veNNey – butter
kai kalanthu – stretching the hand fully
uNdAn – he ate
poy kalavAthu – being truthful (without deceit)
en – my
mey – body (which is to be rejected)
kalanthAn – became immersed in me
Simple transalation (based on vAdhi kEsari azhagiya maNavALa jIyar‘s 12000 padi)
One who stretched his hands fully (to fetch the butter) and ate the butter, without any deceit, immersed in my body (that is to be rejected). kai kalanthu – also explained as eating butter with both hands.
Highlights from thirukkurukaippirAn piLLAn‘s vyAkyAnam
See vAdhi kEsari azhagiya maNavALa jIyar‘s translation.
Highlights from nanjIyar‘s vyAkyAnam
See nampiLLai‘s vyAkyAnam.
Highlights from periyavAchchAn piLLai‘s vyAkyAnam
See nampiLLai‘s vyAkyAnam.
- vaigalum – Just like his qualities are that which sustains me as I mentioned in “kaRpan vaigalE” in previous pAsuram, he sustains himself by accepting those things that have been touched by his devotees.
- veNNey kai kalanthu uNdAn – 3 explanations given:
- Out of great desire for the butter, he accepted the butter in both his hands and consumed that.
- As explained in siRiya thirumadal “thArAr thadanthOLgaL uLLaLavum kai nItti” (put his hand fully upto his shoulder in the pot to dig out as much butter possible), emperumAn due to being a small child, considered that his stomach will be filled by fetching as much butter in his hands and ate the same.
- When he was blamed for the butter theft, he mingled with those who are searching for the thief and at the same time consumed the butter smartly.
Does it make sense to say that bhagavAn who is sarvAdhikan (greater than all) desired for the body of AzhwAr who was eternally in samsAram (material realm) as emperumAn desired for the butter in AyarpAdi (gOkulam)?
- poy kalavAthu en mey kalanthAnE – Just like he had true desire for that butter, his bonding with my body is also most truthful – says AzhwAr.
- en mey – my body – this shows that emperumAn is showing great interest in AzhwAr but AzhwAr is shying away from him. AzhwAr is saying that – that which I reject as “azhukkudambu” (dirty body – thiruviruththam 1) is desired greatly by him.
In the next article we will enjoy the next pAsuram.
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