thiruvAimozhi – 9.1.10 – kaNNan allAl

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Introduction for this pAsuram

Highlights from thirukkurukaippirAn piLLAn‘s introduction

No specific introduction.

Highlights from nanjIyar‘s introduction

In the tenth pAsuram, AzhwAr says “Surrender unto the divine feet of krishNa who mercifully incarnated to establish the principle of his being the refuge for all”.

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

kaNNan allAl illai kaNdIr saraN adhu niRka vandhu
maNNin bAram nIkkudhaRkE vadamadhuraip piRandhAn
thiNNamA num udaimai uNdEl avan adi sErththuymminO
eNNa vENdA nummadhAdhum avan anRi maRRillaiyE

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

kaNNan – krishNa
allAl – other than
saraN – other prApya (goal) and prApaka (means)
illai kaNdIr – not there;
adhu – that nature of his being prApya and prApaka
niRka – to be established in the world
maNNin bAram – the burden of demoniac people who are the enemies
nIkkudhaRku – to eliminate
vandhu – leaving the nAga paryanka (AdhiSEsha mattress)
vadamadhurai – in northern mathurA
piRandhAn – incarnated

(now)
num – whatever you are claiming as yours
udaimai – object
uNdEl – if it is there
avan adi – at his divine feet
thiNNamA – firmly
sErththu uymminO – offer them;

(this)
eNNa vENdA – need not analyse;
nummadhu – your
Adhum – all aspects in the form of prApya and prApaka
avan anRi – other than bhagavAn who is all kinds of relative as said in “mAthA pithA bhrAthA nivAsaS SaraNam suhrudh gathir nArAyaNa:
maRRu – any thing which is owned by self
illai – not there.

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

There is no prApya and prApaka other than krishNa; leaving the nAga paryanka, he incarnated in northern mathurA to have that nature of his being prApya and prApaka established and to eliminate the burden of demoniac people who are the enemies; offer whatever object you are claiming as yours, if present, firmly at his divine feet; you need not analyse this; there is nothing which is owned by self in all aspects in the form of prApya and prApaka, other than bhagavAn who is all kinds of relative as said in “mAthA pithA bhrAthA nivAsaS SaraNam suhrudh gathir nArAyaNa:

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

  • kaNNan … – To establish the principle that there is none other krishNa who is refuge, emperumAn divinely incarnated to eliminate the burden of the earth; hence, you too, offer whatever you consider as yours, quickly at his divine feet as his property! AzhwAr is not saying “undEl” (if present) based on his own opinion, but based on the misplaced knowledge of the individuals who consider themselves to be the owner.
  • eNNa vENdA – No need to analyse “if this is his or ours”; you and your belongings are all owned by him only.
  • maRRu illaiyE – There is nothing else. Alternatively – whatever efforts you put in for which you are responsible, are not at your disposal; everything is at his disposal.
  • maRRu illai – The means for the goal cannot be without him. You need not put your share in the effort as said in “samithai pAdhi sAvithri pAdhi” [While doing gAyathri japam during AvaNi avittam (yajur upAkarmA) for certain count like 1008, some brahmachAris would recite the manthra 500 times and count 500 offerings of samith (wooden stick offered in fire sacrifice)]

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