thiruvAimozhi – 1.8.9 – sangu chakkaram

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Introduction for this pAsuram

Highlights from thirukkurukaippirAn piLLAn‘s introduction

No specific introduction.

Highlights from nanjIyar‘s introduction

In ninth pAsuram – AzhwAr says that when bhagavAn descends at various places to engage with his devotees, he would do so with manifesting his distinct symbols that shows his wealth/control over everyone else.

Highlights from vAdhi kEsari azhagiya maNavALa jIyar‘s introduction

See nanjIyar‘s introduction.

Highlights from periyavAchchAn piLLai‘s introduction

See nanjIyar‘s introduction.

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

See nanjIyar‘s introduction.

pAsuram

sangu chakkaram am kaiyil koNdAn
engum thAnAya nangaL nAthanE

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

engum – in all places
thAnAya – (through his incarnations) manifesting himself
nangaL – our
nAthan – master
am – (naturally) beautiful
kaiyil – divine hands
sangu chakkaram – disc and conch (that are enjoyed by his devotees)
koNdAn – having them

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

While manifesting himself (through his incarnations, our master have disc and conch (that are enjoyed by his devotees) in his divine hands (that are naturally beautiful on their own).

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

  • sangu chakkaram am kaiyil koNdAn – Just like those who try to attract some one carry some drugs/substances (that will mesmerize or put a spell”) in their hand, emperumAn carries his divine weapons while incarnating. Does he carry his ornaments in all incarnations? Yes. When kings go on disguise to check on the state of their kingdom secretly, his confidantes too will follow him from distance; similarly, the weapons too, some times will be visible and other times be hidden – but they are always there. For AzhwArs, these fierce weapons appear as ornaments as said in thiruvAimozhi 6.9.1 “kUrArAzhi veN sangEnthi vArAy” (Appear in front of me holding your sharp disc and white conch).
  • sangu chakkaram – In those divine hands which looks most enchanting on their own, he placed the weapons.
  • engum thAnAya – One who appeared in many species such as dhEva (celestial), manushya (human), etc., forms. It is also explained as emperumAn‘s omni-presence – just like an army rounds up a whole town to capture a thief/criminal, emperumAn is existing everywhere to capture AzhwAr.
  • nangaL nAthanE – his whole aim is to accept us as his servitors.

In the next article we will enjoy the next pAsuram.

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4 thoughts on “thiruvAimozhi – 1.8.9 – sangu chakkaram

  1. Kannan Rengan

    Nice and simple Pasuram.
    சங்கொடு சக்கரம் ஏந்தும் தடக்கையன்
    பங்கயக் கண்ணானைப் பாடேலோர் எம்பாவாய்!

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