thiruvAimozhi – 2.1.5 – UzhithORUzhi

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Introduction for this pAsuram

Highlights from thirukkurukaippirAn piLLAn‘s introduction

No specific introduction.

Highlights from nanjIyar‘s introduction

In fifth pAsuram, Looking at the clouds which are falling down as rain, parAnkusa nAyaki becomes sad saying “you too are captivated like me by emperumAn‘s qualities, activities, etc., and is suffering  due to that”.

Highlights from vAdhi kEsari azhagiya maNavALa jIyar‘s introduction

Subsequently, parAnkusa nAyaki asks a cloud “did you also become caught in bhagavAn‘s abilities and become weak?”.

Highlights from periyavAchchAn piLLai‘s introduction

In fifth pAsuram, Seeing a cloud which is falling down as rain, parAnkusa nAyaki says “did you also become captivated in his valour?”.

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

Fifth pAsuram – At that time, a cloud falls down as rain; She asks it “did you also become captivated in his ability to destroy the enemies?”.


UzhithORUzhi  ulagukku nIrkoNdu
thOzhiyarum yAmum pOl nIrAy negizhginRa
vAzhiya vAnamE! nIyum madhusUdhan
pAzhimaiyil pattu avan kaN pAsaththAl naivAyE


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

thOzhiyarum – girl-friends (who are equally pained as myself)
yAmum pOl – like us (who are in pain)
ulagukku – to fill the world
nIr koNdu – with the water
UzhithORUzhi – forever
nIrAy – in the form of water
negizhginRa – falling down
vAnamE – Oh cloud!
nIyum – you who is most generous
madhusUdhan – one who killed madhu
pAzhimaiyil – great valour
pattu – being captivated
avankaN – towards him
pAsaththAl – out of affection
naivAyE – become weak
vAzhiya – let you live long after being relieved from this pain

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

Oh cloud which is falling down as rain to fill the world like my friends and mine [who are also longing and falling into pieces]! Looks like you also have been captivated by madhusUdhanan emperumAn‘s valour and become weak. For those who are generous, when in separation from bhagavAn, they will become weak.

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

  • UzhithORUzhi – nIrAy negizhginRa – kalpa after kalpa, cloud falls as rain.
  • ulagukku nIr koNdu – having abundance of water (that was fetched from an ocean) to fill the world with lots of water.

You have good examples [in us].

  • thOzhiyarum yAmum pOl – Like my girl-friends who are attached to emperumAn much more than me; and myself.
  • nIrAy negizhginRa – melting and falling down as rain.
  • vAzhiya – you who is so generous/helpful towards the universe, let you live long after being removed of tears from your eyes.
  • vAnamE – It can indicate both cloud as well as sky.  parAnkusa nAyaki is thinking that the sky/ether which is a subtle entity, absorbs the water from the ocean and discharges it as rain. vAnam is also another name for mEgam (cloud) in thamizh. This is seen in iraNdAm thiruvanthAdhi 75 “vAn kalantha vaNNan” (emperumAn who is in the color of cloud). thamizh scholars too said “vAnam vazhangAvidil” [thirukkuRaL – 19: if the cloud does not provide].
  • nIyum – You who have assumed a form to help the universe.
  • madhusUdhan pAzhimaiyil pattu – Being captivated in the valour of one who can destroy the enemies, due to the attachment towards him, neither able to live nor able to die, you are suffering. pAzhimai – strength; great desire to protect.
  • avan kaN pAsaththAl – attachment towards him; Attachment towards something is depending on tha [greatness of the] object; suffering too would proportionate if that object is not acquired.
  • naivAyE – suffering is the only result.

In the next article we will enjoy the next pAsuram.

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