thiruvAimozhi – 9.10.4 – mAnai nOkki

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Introduction for this pAsuram

Highlights from thirukkurukaippirAn piLLAn‘s introduction

No specific introduction.

Highlights from nanjIyar‘s introduction

In the fourth pAsuram, AzhwAr says “Approach emperumAn in thirukkaNNapuram with the purushakAram (recommendation) of nappinnaip pirAtti”.

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

mAnai nOkki madap pinnai than kELvanai
thEnai vAdA malar ittu nIr iRainjumin
vAnai undhum madhiLsUzh thirukkaNNapuram
thAn nayandha perumAn saraNAgumE

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

mAn – deer
nai – to feel anguished (having lost)
nOkki – having eyes
madam – complete in all qualities
pinnai than – for nappinnaip pirAtti
kELvanai – being the beloved lord
thEnai – being enjoyable like honey (as said in “rasOvaisa:“)
vAdA – fresh
malar ittu – with flowers
nIr – all of you
iRainjumin – worship;
vAnai – sky
undhu – tall to be pushing
madhiL sUzh – surrounded by fort
thirukkaNNapuram – thirukkaNNapuram

(as “the abode where I can present myself to my devotees”)
thAn nayandha – desired himself
perumAn – sarvESvaran
saraN AgumE – in the form of being the refuge, will remain the recipient of your worship.

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

All of you worship emperumAn who is the beloved lord of nappinnaip pirAtti, who is complete in all qualities and is having eyes which will make deer feel anguished, with fresh flowers; sarvESvaran in the form of being the refuge, will remain the recipient of your worship, is on his own desire in thirkkaNNapuram, which is surrounded by tall fort which is tall enough to be pushing the sky. “thEnai vAdA malar” could mean flower which has ever-flowing honey.

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

  • mAnai nOkki – One who is having eyes which make deer feel anguished. Her eyes are such that, deer will feel ashamed having lost to her.
  • madap pinnai than kELvan – One who is the beloved lord of nappinnaip pirAtti who has qualities such as femininity.
  • thEnai – One who is ultimately enjoyable. I am asking you to drink this neem juice [sarcasm].
  • vAdA malar ittu nIr iRaijumin – Offer fresh flowers and approach him. Approaching him is as tasteful as mixing honey and fresh flowers.
  • vAnai … – The town which is surrounded by fort which appears to be scraping the sky and pushing it. Saying that the town is well-protected and cannot be approached by evil entities.
  • thAn nayandha perumAn – sarVESvaran residing here with eagerness thinking “this is the apt place to engage with my devotees”.
  • saraN AgumE – He is your protector. Just as the fort protects him, he will be the fort for you.

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 (varthamAna) vAdhi kEsari azhagiyamaNavALa sampathkumAra jIyar swamy, vELukkudi krishNan swamy, gOmatam sampathkumArAchArya swamy and many others. Full time sEvaka/servitor of SrIvaishNava sampradhAyam. Engaged in translating our AzhwArs/AchAryas works in Simple thamizh and English, and coordinating the translation effort in many other languages. Also engaged in teaching dhivyaprabandham, sthOthrams, bhagavath gIthA etc and giving lectures on various SrIvaishNava sampradhAyam related topics in thamizh and English regularly. 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.

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