thiruvAimozhi – 9.5.9 – paNbudai vaNdodu

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Introduction for this pAsuram

Highlights from thirukkurukaippirAn piLLAn‘s introduction

No specific introduction.

Highlights from nanjIyar‘s introduction

In the ninth pAsuram, parAnguSa nAyaki says to some singing honey-drunken beetles and dragonflies “Your sounds are causing sorrow; don’t sing”.

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

paNbudai vaNdodu thumbigAL! paN mizhaRREnmin
puNpurai vEl kodu kuththAl okkum num in kural
thaN peru nIrth thadandhAmarai malarndhAl okkum
kaN perungaNNan nam AviyuNdezha naNNinAn

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

paNbudai – having the good quality tunes
vaNdodu thumbigAL – dragonflies which are with the beetles!
num in kural – your sweet voice
puN purai – in a wound
vEl kodu – with a spear
kuththAl okkum – feels like piercing;

(you)
paN mizhaRREnmin – don’t sing sweet tunes!
thaN – cool
peru – filled
nIr – having water
thadam – pond
thAmarai malarndhAl okkum – like a lotus blossoming
perum kaN – having greatness of eyes
kaNNan – krishNa
nam – our
Avi – prANa
uNdu – stealing
ezha naNNinAn – planning to leave.

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

Oh dragonflies which are with the beetles, having good quality tunes! Your sweet voice feels like a spear piercing in a wound; don’t sing sweet tunes! krishNa who is having the great eyes which look like a blossoming lotus in cool, water filled pond, is planning to steal our prANa and leave. When paNbudai is recited as paNburai, it implies “having natural sound”.

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

  • paNbudai vaNdodu thumbigAL – Oh dragonflies which are with beetles having good quality [simplicity]!
  • paN mizhaRREnmin – Don’t hum abundant tunes! When it is recited as “paNburai“, it indicates paNbAna urai (humming noble sounds); it could also mean, humming tunes.
  • puN purai vEl kodu kuththAl okkum num in kural – I am already hurt with the sounds of other birds etc; your humming feels like piercing a spear into that wound.
  • thaN peru nIr … – krishNa who has eyes which look greater than a blossoming lotus in a cool, water filled pond.
  • nam … – He showed his beauty to finish me off and left me.

In the next article we will enjoy the next pAsuram.

adiyen sarathy ramanuja dasan

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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), presently living under the shade of the lotus feet of jagathAchArya SrI rAmAnuja, SrIperumbUthUr. Learned sampradhAyam principles from vELukkudi krishNan swamy, gOmatam sampathkumArAchArya swamy and many others. Full time sEvaka/servitor of SrIvaishNava sampradhAyam. Taking care of koyil.org portal, which is a humble offering to our pUrvAchAryas. koyil.org is part of SrI varavaramuni sambandhi Trust (varavaramuni.com) initiatives.

1 thought on “thiruvAimozhi – 9.5.9 – paNbudai vaNdodu

  1. Shyam

    भगवद भक्ति में लीन, बहुत ही सुंदर भाव है।
    धन्योस्मी स्वामिन,
    आपका प्रयास बहुत ही उत्तम है।

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