thiruvAimozhi – 1.9.10 – neRRiyuL ninRu

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Introduction for this pAsuram

Highlights from thirukkurukaippirAn piLLAn‘s introduction

No specific introduction.

Highlights from nanjIyar‘s introduction

In tenth pAsuram – AzhwAr says “emperumAn who is difficult to reach for brahmA, rudhra, etc., while they worship and glorify his lotus feet, he ignored them and climbed my head”.

Highlights from vAdhi kEsari azhagiya maNavALa jIyar‘s introduction

Subsequently, AzhwAr says “emperumAn who is the refuge for brahmA, etc., arrived at the top-most part of my body”.

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.


neRRi uL ninRu ennai ALum niRai malarp pAdhangaL sUdi
kaRRaith thuzhAy mudik kOlak kaNNa pirAnaith thozhuvAr
oRRaip piRai aNinthAnum nAnmukanum indhiranum
maRRai amararum ellAm vanthu enathu uchchi uLAnE


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

neRRiyuL ninRu – being friendly
ennai – me
ALum – accepting service
nirai malar – having rows of flowers submitted by devotees
pAdhangaL – lotus feet
sUdi –  wearing (on their heads)
kaRRai – abundant/bunch of
thuzhAy – thuLasi
mudik kOlam – having decorated head/crown
kaNNa pirAnai – krishNa who has favoured me (and most humble towards his devotees)
thozhuvAr – (by joining palms, etc) worshipers
oRRaip piRai – moon which is just a day into waxing
aNinthAnum – rudhra who is decorated with
nAnmukanum – 4 headed brahmA
indhiranum – indhra
maRRai – other
amararum ellAm – all dhEvathAs
vanthu – (such emperumAn who was worshipped by all) arrived (from the forehead)
en uchchi uLAn – seated on my head

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

krishNa who is being friendly towards me, who is willing to accept my service, whose lotus feet is decorated with rows of flowers submitted by devotees, who is having his head/crown decorated abundant thuLasi leaves, who has favoured me is worshipped by rudhra whose head is decorated with a crescent moon, four headed brahmA, indhra and all other dhEvathAs. Such emperumAn climbed up to my head.

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

  • neRRi … – Accepting my service being seated on my forehead.
  • nirai malarp pAdhangaL sUdi – holding his lotus feet that look like a row of flowers
  • kaRRaith thuzhAy … – Even if a dry flower is placed on his head, due to the connection with his divine hair, it will become fresh and grow abundantly. Unto the most magnanimous krishNa who is wearing a divine crown which is decorated with fresh thuLasi garlands/leaves.
  • oRRaip piRai aNinthAnum … – rudhra who wears a crescent moon in his matted hair and who gives happiness, brahmA who is the father of such rudhra, indhra who manages the dhEvathAs and all other dhEvathAs are longing to serve emperumAn and to get him, he himself tries to capture me and climbs my head. When the kings travel inside their pleasure/private quarters from one area to another (when they are in happy mood), the confidantes will request and get their tasks done. Similarly, when emperumAn goes from AzhwAr‘s forehead to head, brahmA, etc., approaches emperumAn and have their problems solved.

In the next article we will enjoy the next pAsuram.

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