thiruvAimozhi – 7.6.6 – vandheydhumARu aRiyEn

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Introduction for this pAsuram

Highlights from thirukkurukaippirAn piLLAn‘s introduction

No specific introduction.

Highlights from nanjIyar‘s introduction

In the sixth pAsuram, AzhwAr says “I have no means in me to attain you who are infinitely enjoyable; you should accept me yourself”.

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.


vandheydhumARu aRiyEn malgu neelach chudar thazhaippach
chenjudarch chOdhigaL pUththoru mANikkam sErvadhupOl
andharamEl sempattOdu adi undhi kai mArbu kaN vAy
senjudarch chOdhi vidavuRai en thirumArbanaiyE


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

malgu – in abundance
neelach chudar – bluish radiance
thazhaippa – spreading

(in between)
sem – reddish
sudar – having radiance
sOdhigaL – splendorous lustre
pUththu – blossomed
oru mANikkam – a bluish gem
sErvadhupOl – as fitting perfectly
andharamEl – in supreme sky (paramapadham)
sem – reddish
pattOdu – with the divine pIthAmbaram (yellow garment)
adi – divine feet
undhi – divine navel
kai – divine hand
mArbu – divine chest
kaN – divine eye
vAy – divine mouth
sem – reddish
sudar – having radiance
sOdhi – light
vida – to spread
uRai – his merciful presence
en – revealing to me
thirumArbanai – SrImAn (divine consort of SrImahAlakshmi)
vandhu – coming there and
eydhum – reaching
ARu – means
aRiyEn – don’t know.

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

I don’t know the means to reach the SrImAn who revealed his merciful presence in the supreme sky, spreading the radiant, reddish light with the reddish, divine pIthAmbaram, divine feet, divine navel, divine hand, divine chest, divine eye and divine mouth which are fitting perfectly like a bluish gem with well spread, abundant bluish radiance interleaved with blossomed, radiant, splendorous lustre. Implies “You who know the means, should come here and take me there”.

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

  • vandhu eydhum ARu aRiyEn – I don’t know the means to come and reach you there. When you yourself manifest your physical beauty, I should not reject it; but I cannot pursue any means and reach you. When asked “what if you lost me?”; AzhwAr responds “Is your form such that, I will lose you”.
  • malgu neelach chudar thazhaippa – Should I give up due to lack of physical beauty in him? Should I give up due to lack of purushakAram (recommendation) to attain him? Should I give up due to lack of desire in me?
  • malgu neelach chudar – abundant bluish radiance
  • thazhaippa – since it [radiance] is not acquired due to karma, it grows infinitely; it keeps growing to let us not define it within certain boundaries.
  • sem sudarch chOdhigaL pUththu – The lustre which is having reddish radiance, blossomed like a flower which blossoms at various times of the day.
  • oru mANikkam sErvadhupOl – To be enjoyed, like a gemstone resting. “malgu neelach chudar thazhaippa” indicates the beautiful complexion; “sem sudarch chOdhigaL pUththu” indicates the divine limbs; “oru mANikkam sErvadhupOl” indicates the divine form which is the abode for both the complexion and the limbs. It is seen here that, emperumAn‘s features are explained in a concealed manner, subsequently, AzhwAr is explaining them in an explicit manner.
  • andaramEl … –  andharam – middle portion. Middle portion for the body is waist. The divine feet with the divine waist decorated with the divine pIthAmbaram; divine navel, divine hands, the reddish divine chest which is comparable to these aforementioned limbs, due to the merciful presence of periya pirAttiyAr, divine eyes, divine mouth/lips.
  • sem sudarch chOdhi vida – to release the lustre with reddish radiance.
  • uRai en thirumArbanaiyE – this [presence of periya pirAttiyAr on his chest] also appears to be a divine ornament; one who has my lady lord, periya pirAttiyAr on his divine chest. As emperumAn mercifully reclines on thiruvananthAzhwAn (AdhiSEshan) having him as the mattress on thiruppARkadal (milky ocean) so that the water does not bother him, periya pirAttiyAr is staying on emperumAn [his chest] who is seen as a multi-coloured bed-spread.  It is said SrI rAmAyaNam sundhara kANdam 38.20 “paryAyENa prasuptha:” (Due to being very tired, I was resting on SrI rAma’s lap).

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Disciple of SrImath paramahamsa ithyAdhi pattarpirAn vAnamAmalai jIyar (29th pattam of thOthAdhri mutt). Descendant of komANdUr iLaiyavilli AchchAn (bAladhanvi swamy, a cousin of SrI ramAnuja). Born in AzhwArthirungari, grew up in thiruvallikkENi (chennai), lived in SrIperumbUthUr, presently living in SrIrangam. Learned sampradhAyam principles from (varthamAna) vAdhi kEsari azhagiyamaNavALa sampathkumAra jIyar swamy, vELukkudi krishNan swamy, gOmatam sampathkumArAchArya swamy and many others. Full time sEvaka/servitor of SrIvaishNava sampradhAyam. Engaged in translating our AzhwArs/AchAryas works in Simple thamizh and English, and coordinating the translation effort in many other languages. Also engaged in teaching dhivyaprabandham, sthOthrams, bhagavath gIthA etc and giving lectures on various SrIvaishNava sampradhAyam related topics in thamizh and English regularly. Taking care of portal, which is a humble offering to our pUrvAchAryas. is part of SrI varavaramuni sambandhi Trust ( initiatives.

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