thiruvAimozhi – 1.9.3 – arugalilAya

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Introduction for this pAsuram

Highlights from thirukkurukaippirAn piLLAn‘s introduction

No specific introduction.

Highlights from nanjIyar‘s introduction

In third pAsuram – AzhwAr says “Unlike the divine consorts of emperumAn who enjoy different dealings with him,  emperumAn gave me all kinds of blissful union and became so attached to me that he can never be separated from me”.

Highlights from vAdhi kEsari azhagiya maNavALa jIyar‘s introduction

Subsequently, AzhwAr says “emperumAn bonded with me and gave many blissful experiences to me”.

Highlights from periyavAchchAn piLLai‘s introduction

See nampiLLai‘s introduction.

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

Third pAsuram – AzhwAr says “emperumAn who engages differently with thiruvadi (garudAzhwAr), thiruvananthAzhwAn (Adhi sEshan), his divine consorts, etc., does not leave me after engaging me in just one aspect”.


arugal il Aya perum sIr amaragaL Adhi mudhalvan
karugiya neela nal mEni vaNNan senthAmaraik kaNNan
poru siRaip puL uvanthERum pU magaLAr thanik kELvan
oru gathiyin suvai thanthittu ozhivu ilan ennOdu udanE


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

arugal il – not having defects such as apaksha (decline), etc
Aya – Eternal, Due to permanent existence
perum – unlimited
sIr – one who is having auspicious qualities
amarargaL – for the nithyasUris
Adhi – one who is the cause for their existence, etc.,
mudhalvan – leader
karugiya – very blackish
neelam – like a blue gem
nal – good
mEni vaNNan – one who is having bodily complexion
sem – reddish (being contrary to such bodily complexion)
thAmarai – lotus like
kaNNan – having divine eyes
poru – abundant
siRai – having feathers
puL – periya thiruvadi (garudhAzhwAr)
uvanthu – with great desire
ERum – one who climbs on
pU magaLAr – most enjoyable srI mahAlakshmi who is like the embodiment of flower’s fragrance
thanik kELvan – singular enjoyer
ennOdu udanE – being together with me
oru gathiyin – in one aspect
suvai – taste
thandhittu – giving
ozhivu ilan – does not leave

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

emperumAn who have no defects such as decline, etc., who is eternal, who has unlimited auspicious qualities, who is the leader of nithyasUris and the cause for their existence, etc., who has nice blackish bluish bodily complexion, one who has a reddish lotus like divine eyes (that looks contrasting to the blackish form), one who climbs with great desire on garudAzhwAr that has abundant feathers, who is the singular enjoyer of the most enjoyable srI mahAlakshmi who is like the embodiment of flower’s fragrance, after being with me giving one particular aspect of enjoyment, does not leave me.

It is implied that emperumAn gave aRusuvai (6 types of flavours/tastes) to AzhwAr viz hEya prathyanIkathvam (being the opposite of all evils), samastha kalyANa guNAthmakamAna svarUpa vailakshaNyam (having most distinct nature with all auspicious qualities), nithyasUri nirvAhakathvarUpamAna mEnmai (supremacy due to controlling the nithyasUris). vilakshaNa vigraha yOgam (having beautiful and distinct form), puNdarIkAkshathvam (having lotus eyes), sriya:pathithvam (being the master of srI mahAlakshmi).

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

  • arugal il Aya perum sIr amaragaL Adhi mudhalvan – arugal – reduction, defect, blemish; il – absence; Aya – good. Being free of any blemish, having unlimited auspicious qualities, and presenting such qualities for the enjoyment of nithyasUris, and being the cause for their existence, etc.
  • karugiya neela nal mEni vaNNan – Having most blackish beautiful bodily complexion which is beyond expression in words. Having beautiful complexion in most distinct divine form. nithyasUris sustain themselves by constantly enjoying this divine form.
  • senthAmaraik kaNNan – eyes which reveal the internal qualities such as kindness, compassion, etc.
  • poru siRaip puL uvanthu ERum – When bhagavAn invites garudAzhwAr (to go for a ride), garudAzhwAr feels delighted seeing bhagavAn‘s acknowledgement of his service and his feathers start rising due to that joy. bhagavAn too feels great joy to accept his service.
  • pU magaLAr thanik kELvan – Like the embodiment of flower’s fragrance. When explained as the singular enjoyer of most enjoyable srI mahAlakshmi, it establishes that there is no comparable person for bhagavAn.
  • oru gathiyin suvai thanthittu ozhivilin ennOdu udanE – Unlike engaging with them (nithyasUris) in just one aspect and leave me, he engaged with me in all different ways he engages with all of them.
  • udanE – He does not treat me differently thinking that he is the supreme, etc. He even addresses the concerns of nithyasUris from my close proximity.  In previous decad, AzhwAr  said emperumAn showed his attachment of paramapadham towards me; now, he says emperumAn engages with him in all the different ways emperumAn engages with the residents of srI vaikuNtam.

In the next article we will enjoy the next pAsuram.

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