thiruvAimozhi – 9.6.9 – Aruyir pattadhu

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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, when asked “Would he not indulge in this manner with whosoever he interacts with?” AzhwAr says “Did nithyarsUris who are fully immersed in his qualities go through what I went through?”

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.


Aruyir pattadhu enadhuyir pattadhu?
pEridhazhth thAmaraik kaN kanivAyadhu Or
kArezhil mEgath thenkAtkarai kOyil koL
sIr ezhil nAl thadhandhOL dheyva vArikkE


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

pEr idhazh – having large petal
thAmarai – like a lotus
kaN – eyes
kani – reddish like a fruit
vAyadhu – having lips/mouth
Or – distinguished
kAr ezhil – having dark beauty
mEga – like a cloud
then – beautiful
kAtkarai – thirukkAtkarai
kOyil koL – having as residence
sIr ezhil – having vIraSrI (bravery) and beauty
nAl – four different
thadam – huge
thOL – having divine shoulders
dheyvam – for dhEvathAs
vArikku – being the ocean which is the originating place
enadhu uyir – my AthmA
pattadhu – being immersed as the enjoyable object
Ar uyir pattadhu – did the nithyasUris who enjoy him eternally immerse in the same way?

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

emperumAn is having eyes which resemble a lotus with large petal; his lips/mouth resemble a reddish fruit; he resembles a beautiful cloud having dark beauty; he is having thirukkAtkarai as his residence; he is having four huge, divine shoulders which are having vIraSrI (bravery) and beauty; he is the ocean which is the originating place for dhEvathAs; did nithyasUris, who enjoy such emperumAn, eternally immerse in him the same way that my AthmA immersed in him as the enjoyable object? Implies that the experience with new/beloved person is more enjoyable than prevailing/married person.

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

  • Ar uyir pattadhu enadhu uyir pattadhu – Did nithyasUris become immersed as I did in him? Did nithyasUris who reside in nithyavibhUthi (paramapadham) get the experience I got in this material realm which is no place for enjoying bhagavAn? emperumAnAr says “ingu enadhuyir pattadhu angu Aruyir pattadhu?” (whatever I experienced here, did anyone experience it there?). nanjIyar mercifully explained – I asked [parASara bhattar] “Isn’t everyone engaged in enjoying emperumAn‘s qualities? Why is this distinguished experience for AzhwAr?” he explained “Just a newly married woman will sweat and have goosebumps when coming in contact with her husband, AzhwAr is feeling this way since this experience is new to him [got it in this birth only]”

Subsequently, AzhwAr explains how his life was finished.

  • pEr idhazhth thAmaraik kaN kanivAyadhu Or – One who is having eyes which resemble a lotus with large petal and reddish lips/mouth.
  • kAr ezhil mEgath thenkAtkarai kOyil koL – Having a form which resembles dark and beautiful cloud, and having thirukkAtkarai as his abode.
  • sIr ezhil nAl thadam thOL – Having four, well-rounded, divine shoulders which resemble well branched out kalpa tharu (celestial tree), having vIraSrI (bravery) and beauty.
  • dheyva vArikku – vAri – ocean. The ocean which is the origin for dhEvathAs. The creator of dhEvathAs. One who is the creator of prideful dhEvathAs, finished me who has no pride! He finished AzhwAr by showing his beauty and his presence in this town.

In the next article we will enjoy the next pAsuram.

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