thiruvAimozhi – 10.6.7 – kurai kazhalgaL

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Introduction for this pAsuram

Highlights from thirukkurukaippirAn piLLAn‘s introduction

No specific introduction.

Highlights from nanjIyar‘s introduction

No specific introduction.

Highlights from vAdhi kEsari azhagiya maNavALa jIyar‘s introduction

See nampiLLai‘s introduction.

Highlights from periyavAchchAn piLLai‘s introduction

See nampiLLai‘s introduction.

Highlights from nampiLLai‘s introduction as documented by vadakkuth thiruvIdhip piLLai

Seventh pAsuram. When asked “How do you know that you have reached him?” AzhwAr says “Can’t you see that my body is smelling of the sandal wood paste applied on him?”

pAsuram

குரை கழல்கள் குறுகினம் நம் கோவிந்தன் குடி கொண்டான்
திரை குழுவு கடல் புடை சூழ் தென் நாட்டுத் திலதம் அன்ன
வரை குழுவு மணி மாட வாட்டாற்றான் மலர் அடிமேல்
விரை குழுவு நறும் துளவம் மெய்ந்நின்று கமழுமே

kurai kazhalgaL kuRuginam nam gOvindhan kudi koNdAn
thirai kuzhuvu kadal pudai sUzh then nAttuth thiladham anna
varai kuzhuvu maNi mAda vAttARRAn malar adi mEl
virai kuzhuvu naRum thuLavam meynninRu kamazhumE

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

kurai – distinguished
kazhalgaL – divine feet
kuRuginam – we got to reach;

(as said in “nilai pErAn” [in the previous pAsuram],
nam – obedient towards us
gOvindhan – krishNa

(fully, our heart)
kudi – as his residence
koNdAn – accepted;

(with that)
thirai – waves
kuzhuvu – well gathered
kadal – by ocean
pudai – in close proximity
sUzh – surrounded
thennAdu – for southern region
thiladham anna – like thilakam (decoration on forehead)
varai kuzhuvu – resembling plenty of mountains
maNi mAdam – having gem-studded mansions
vAttARRAn – one who is mercifully residing in thiruvAttARu, his
malar adi mEl – on the divine feet which are ultimately enjoyable like blossomed lotus
virai – flower buds
kuzhuvu – well gathered
naRum thuLabam – nicely smelling thiruththuzhAy (thuLasi)
mey ninRu – remaining firmly on my body
kamazhum – fragrance is emanating.

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

We got to reach his distinguished divine feet; krishNa who is obedient towards us accepted my heart as his residence; emperumAn is mercifully residing in thiruvAttARu which is surrounded by ocean with well gathered waves, in close proximity, which is like the thilakam for southern region. and which is having gem-studded mansions which are resembling a range of mountains; the fragrance of the nicely smelling thiruththuzhAy with well gathered flower buds which are on such emperumAn’s divine feet, which are ultimately enjoyable like blossomed lotus, is firmly remaining on my body and emanating from my body.

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

  • kurai kazhalgaL kuRuginam – I am not saying we are getting close, we have already reached.
  • nam gOvindhan – krishNa who is famously known as being owned by his devotees.
  • gOvindhan kudi koNdAn – As said in periyAzhwAr thirumozhi 5.2.10 “aravaththamaLiyinOdum azhagiya pARkadalOdum aravindhap pAvaiyum thAnum agam padi vandhu pugundhu” (emperumAn along with SrI mahAlakshmi, entered my heart with his serpent mattress and beautiful milky ocean), krishNa entered AzhwAr’s heart with the five lakh families of thiruvAyppAdi (gOkulam).
  • thirai … – thiruvAttARu is surrounded by ocean filled with waves, is like thilakam for the southern region and is having gem-studded mansions which resemble closely packed mountains; sarvESvaran is having such thiruvAttARu as his abode; such emperumAn’s.
  • malar adi mEl – Abundantly fragrant thiruththuzhAy which is on the divine feet which have freshness, coolness and fragrance.
  • mey ninRu kamazhumE – My body is nicely smelling, forever. AzhwAr is saying on his own words what was said in thOzhi bhAvam (mood of female friend) as in thiruvAimozhi 8.9.10anRi maRROr upAyam …” (What other means is there for her who is having the fragrance of beautiful, cool thiruththuzhAy?) and in thAyAr bhAvam (mood of mother) as in thiruvAimozhi 4.4.3veRikoL thuzhAy malar nARum” (thiruththuzhAy from her is emitting abundance of fragrance).
  • mey ninRu kamazhumE – If you would like to know the truth in my words, can you not smell my body?

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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