periya thirumadal – 7a – anna nadaiya aNangE

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anna nadaiya aNangE(y) adiyiNaiyai                         7

Word by word meaning

anna nadaiya – having a gait similar to that of a swan

aNangu thAn – bhUmippirAtti who is a divine lady


anna nadaiya – having a gait resembling swan’s, if she walks four steps ahead of him, as a prelude to their union, he will become a slave only to her style of walking and will not think of anything else with his heart. The gait is such that the attention will be only on it, until time lasts (forever).

aNangE – Just like the old saying “gurumaNangum dheyvappeNNE” since the word refers to a celestial lady, it implies that she will have a behaviour which is aprAkrutham (different from normal; special, spiritual). Instead of referring to lowly states of pleasure derived from bosom and union, this refers to higher state of pleasure which is extraordinary. Alternatively, so far the pAsuram had spoken of her (bhUmippirAtti’s) characteristics which are sweet for emperumAn while now, the word aNangE refers to her divine characteristics which makes us, her children, to attain her. Just as vAlmIki had mercifully said in SrI rAmAyaNam bAlakANdam 77-30 “dhEvathAbhi samA” (sItha is identical to dhEvathAs (deities)) and in SrI rAmAyaNam sundhara kANdam 55-26 “thrayANAm bharathAdhInAm bhrAthrUNAm dhEvathA cha yA rAmasya cha manakAnthA: ” (one who was like a deity for his three younger brothers and who was sweet to rAma’s mind), with hanumAn saying that sIthAppirAtti was fit to be attained by all four of them, AzhwAr too mercifully states similar context here [being sweet to emperumAn and fit to be attained by us, her children].

In the next article, we will discuss the next part of this prabandham, along with the meaning for the term adiyiNaniyai.

adiyEn krishNa rAmAnuja dhAsan

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