periya thirumadal – 40 – pinnum karu negungaN

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pinnum karu nedungaN sevvAyp piNainOkkin
minnaNaiya nuNmarungul vEgavadhi enRuraikkum                                           52

Word by word meaning

pinnumapart from that
karu nedu kaN sem vAy piNai nOkkin min aNaiya nuN marungul – having dark, long hands, reddish mouth, looks of a deer and a slender waist similar to lightning
vEgavadhi enRu uraikkum – being spoken of as vEgavadhi (name of a lady)


Starting from pinnum, until puNarndhilaLE: this narrates a story from mahAbhAratha, in which a gandharvasthrI (a celestial lady) marries a gandharva (a celestial male); her elder brother tries to take her back by waging a war on the gandharva. Not minding about him, the celestial lady went to her husband and enjoyed with him.

pinnum – a lady who has the greatness to be spoken of in the same breathe after speaking about pirAtti [sIthA]

karunedungaN – Just as it has been mentioned in SrI rAmAyaNam sundhara kANdam 16-5 “asIthEkshaNa”  (one with long eyes) and in thiruvAimozhi 9-4-1maiyAr karungaNNi  kamalamalar mEl seyyAL” (reddish complexioned SrI mahAlakshmi who has decorated dark eyes and who resides on a lotus flower), pirAtti (SrI mahAlakshmi) has the greatness of having dark eyes. This vEgavadhi has more expansive eyes than pirAtti.

sevvAy – her reddish mouth was similar to sIthAppirAtti’s just as mentioned in SrI rAmAyaNam AraNya kANdam 64-76 “purEva mE chArudhathIm . . . . jagath saSailam parivarththayAmyaham ” (if sIthA who has a beautiful smile is not handed back to me like before, I will pull this earth with its mountains, upside down) wherein sIthAppirAtti’s smile was capable of making even SrI rAma who is the protector of all to take such an action in separation. It was also similar to the one described in periya thirumozhi 5-7-7 “surikuzhal kanivAyththiru” (SrI mahAlakashmi who has great tresses and lips which are similar to kovvai (common creeper of the hedges) fruit).

piNai nOkkin – her looks were such that it would make one inseparable from her even for a moment as mentioned in SrI rAmAyaNam sundhara kANdam 96-10 “na jIvEyam kshaNamapi” (I cannot live even for a moment) and were similar to the one mentioned in periya thirumozhi 11-5-1 “mAnamarum mennOkki” (she had eyes which were as soft as those of a deer’s),

minnaNaiya nuN marungul – this refers to her slender waist which creates a fear in him and makes him wonder whether it will snap and fall down, just as it is mentioned in periya thirumozhi 3-9-5 “minnaNaiya nuNmarungul melliyal” (having a very slender waist similar to lightning).

vEgavadhi enRu uraikkum – one who is referred to as vEgavadhi. Just as SrI rAmAyaNam narrated the story of sIthAppirAtti, vEgavadhi was such that mahAbhAratham narrated her story.

In the next article, we will discuss the next part of this prabandham.

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