thiruvAimozhi – 1.8.7 – koNdAn Ezhvidai

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Introduction for this pAsuram

Highlights from thirukkurukaippirAn piLLAn‘s introduction

No specific introduction.

Highlights from nanjIyar‘s introduction

In seventh pAsuram – AzhwAr says “Whatever ambitions I had towards emperumAn, he manifested the same towards me”.

Highlights from vAdhi kEsari azhagiya maNavALa jIyar‘s introduction

Subsequently, AzhwAr says “He held my thoughts as his own”.

Highlights from periyavAchchAn piLLai‘s introduction

See nanjIyar‘s introduction.

Highlights from nampiLLai‘s introduction as documented by vadakkuth thiruvIdhip piLLai

Seventh pAsuram – AzhwAr says “Not only he established my subservience towards him, he manifested towards me the same attachment he has towards nithya vibhUthi (paramapadham – spiritual realm)”.


koNdAn Ezh vidai uNdAn Ezh vaiyam
thaN thAmam seythu en eN thAn AnAnE


Word-by-Word meanings (based on vAdhi kEsari azhagiya maNavALa jIyar‘s 12000 padi)

Ezh vidai – seven bulls (that were hurdles that stop from achieving the goal of marrying nappinnai)
koNdAn – took (their vital air), i.e., killed them
Ezh vaiyam – all worlds
uNdAn – protected them by keeping them in his stomach
thaN – that which eliminates the heat of samsAram (material realm)
thAmam – attachment towards paramapadham
seythu – showed (towards me)
en – my
eN – ambition/desire
thAn – him
AnAn – started desiring

Simple transalation (based on vAdhi kEsari azhagiya maNavALa jIyar‘s 12000 padi)

emperumAn killed the seven bulls (which were stopping him from marrying nappinnai) and protected all the worlds by consuming them. Such emperumAn showed towards me the desire that he shows towards paramapadham, which is also what I desire for.

Just like I like to enjoy him in paramapadham, he liked to enjoy me the same way in this samsAram itself. It is also explained that emperumAn accomplished what AzhwAr desired for.

vyAkyAnams (commentaries)

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.

Highlights from nampiLLai‘s vyAkyAnam as documented by vadakkuth thiruvIdhip piLLai

  • koNdAn Ezh vidai – krishNa killed the seven bulls which were stopping him from being united with nappinnaip pirAtti (sathyA, the daughter of kumba who is the brother of yasOdhA).
  • uNdAn Ezh vaiyam – Just like he cannot bear the worlds tormenting during annihilation and so consumed them to protect them, he cannot bear the separation from me, so he united with me.

Further more,

  • thaN thAmam seythu – paramapadham is a place which has a pleasing coolness. Whatever attachment he has over paramapadham, he manifested the same towards me. Also explained as, AzhwAr saying “though I am in this samsAram (material realm), he treated me as a resident of paramapadham”.
  • en eN thAn AnAnE – two explanations:
    • He fulfilled my goal as I desired.
    • He assumed my desires as his own. i.e., Just like AzhwAr wants to enjoy emperumAn in paramapadham as he says in thiruvAimozhi 9.3.7 “mAga vaikuntham kANpathaRku en manam EkameNNum” (my heart constantly desires to see paramapadham), thiruviruththam 47 “kaNNan viNNUr thozhavE sariginRathu sangam” (due to my longing to see emperumAn‘s paramapadham, I am becoming weak and my bangles are falling off as I become leaner), emperumAn too desires “Let us go to AzhwArthirunagari and enjoy AzhwAr there”.

In the next article we will enjoy the next pAsuram.

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