irAmAnusa nURRandhAdhi – Simple Explanation – pAsurams 11 to 20

SrI: SrImathE SatakOpAya nama: SrImathE rAmAnujAya nama: SrImath varavaramunayE nama:

Full Series

<< pAsurams 1 – 10

Eleventh pAsuram. amudhanAr says that he cannot speak enough about the greatness of activities of those who have taken refuge under rAmAnuja who has donned the divine feet of thiruppANAzhwAr on his head.

sIriya nAnmaRaich chemporuL sendhamizhAl aLiththa
pAr iyalum pugazhp pAN perumAL charaNAm padumath
thAr iyal senni irAmAnusan thannaich chArndhavar tham
kAriya vaNmai ennAl solloNAdhu ikkadal idaththE

thiruppANAzhwAr mercifully gave us the beautiful garland of thamizh which has the greatness of the distinguished meanings of four vEdhas, since it explains matters related to emperumAn. emperumAnAr has decorated his divine head with that thiruppANAzhwAr’s divine feet which are like lotus flowers. I cannot talk enough about the activities of those on this world, who have taken such rAmAnuja as their refuge.

Twelfth pAsuram. amudhanAr queries whether he will have affection towards anyone other than those who worship rAmAnuja who is the  dwelling place for the divine feet of thirumazhisai AzhwAr.

idam koNda kIrththi mazhisaikku iRaivan iNai adippOdhu
adangum idhayaththu irAmAnusan am poRpAdham enRum
kadam koNdu irainjum thiru munivarkku anRi kAdhal seyyAth
thidam koNda gyAniyarkkE adiyEN anbu seyvadhuvE

thirumazhisai AzhwAr has the greatness of his qualities spreading throughout this earth. emperumAnAr has the divine form within which the divine feet, which are like fresh flowers, of thirumazhisai AzhwAr, would reside. There are those who constantly meditate on the divine feet of such emperumAnAr and who have the wealth of worshipping such divine feet, thinking that this act is in consonance with their basic nature.  Will I show affection towards anyone who has hard heart, and is not having affection towards emperumAnAr’s divine feet?

Thirteenth pAsuram. Our only objective [end-result] is the divine feet of ramAnuja who does not have desire other than the divine feet of thoNdaradippodi AzhwAr.

seyyum pasum thuLabath thozhil mAlaiyum sendhamizhil
peyyum maRaith thamizh mAlaiyum pErAdha sIr arangaththu
aiyan kazhaRku aNiyum paran thAL anRi AdhariyA
meyyan irAmAnusan charanE gadhi vERu enakkE

thoNadaradippodi AzhwAr, who is anchored at the boundary of servitude,  adorned the divine feet of emperumAn who stays permanently at SrIrangam, with the flowery garland of fresh thuLasi which he had strung properly and the garland of thamizh vEdham which could be spoken of as revealing well the hidden meanings [of vEdhas]. My only end-goal (benefit) is the divine feet of the truthful rAmAnuja who does not desire anything other than the divine feet of that thoNdaradippodi AzhwAr.

Fourteenth pAsuram. amudhanAr says that he got rid of the nature to attain eminent benefits through other means since he has not separated from rAmAnuja who praises those who recite the pAsurams of kulaSEkara AzhwAr.

kadhikkup padhaRi vem kAnamum kallum kadalum ellAm
kodhikkath thavam seyyum koLgai aRREn kolli kAvalan sol
padhikkum kalaik kavi pAdum periyavar pAdhangaLE
thudhikkum paraman irAmAnusan ennaich chOrvilanE

rAmAnuja, who is eminent and praises the divine feet of those who affectionately recite the verses of kulaSEkarap perumAL, which are embellished with words from SAsthras (traditional texts) like gemstones, does not separate from me. Hence, I got rid of the nature of carrying out hurtful penance, out of haste, in places such as hot forest, mountain, ocean etc in order to attain the desired benefits.

Fifteenth pAsuram. amudhanAr says that he will not join with those who do not engage with the qualities of emperumAnAr who has kept his mind at the divine feet of periyAzhwAr. He says that there can be no lowliness hereafter, for him.

sOrAdha kAdhal perum suzhippAl thollai mAlai onRum
pArAdhu avanaip pallANdu enRu kAppidum pAnmaiyan thAL
pErAdha uLLaththu irAmAnusan than piRangiya sIr
sArA manisaraich chErEn enakku enna thAzhvu iniyE

emperumAn has the greatness of protecting everyone, being present forever and being caught in the swirl of flowing, unwavering devotion. periyAzhwAr had the nature of carrying out managaLASAsanam (wishing him to live long) for that emperumAn, just like he would do for ordinary people, without any analysis. emperumAnAr has the divine mind of not separating from the divine feet of such periyAzhwAr. I will not join with those do not consider the boundless qualities of such emperumAnAr, as their refuge. After this thought has come into me, what deficiency is there for me? [there is none]

Sixteenth pAsuram. amudhanAr mercifully writes about the great benefit carried out for this world by emperumAnAr who was the recipient of the grace of ANdAL who was dear to him.

thAzhvu onRu illA maRai thAzhndhu thala muzhudhum kaliyE
ALginRa nAL vandhu aLiththavan kANmin arangar mauli
sUzhginRa mAlaiyaich chUdik koduththavaL thol aruLAl
vAzhginRa vaLLal irAmAnusan ennum mA muniyE

ANdAL initially donned garland on her divine tresses and then gave that garland to be decorated on the divine crown of periya perumAL.  emperumAnAr got uplifted to be a hugely magnanimous leader of all sages, due to the natural grace of ANdAL. Behold, emperumAnAr uplifted the vEdhas without anyone asking him to, when vEdhas, which had no deficiencies, were abused by other philosophers during the time of kali (one of the four yugas or epochs) when the entire earth was in utter darkness.

Seventeenth pAsuram. Those who attain our lord, emperumAnAr, who is devoted to thirumangai AzhwAr, will not get bewildered even if they face hurdles.

muniyAr thuyarangaL mundhilum inbangaL moyththidinum
kaniyAr manam kaNNamangai ninrAnai kalai paravum
thani Anaiyaith thaN thamizh seydha neelan thanaku ulagil
iniyAnai engaL irAmAnusanai vandhu eydhinarE

emperumAn, who is praised by all SAsthras, who stands proudly at thirukkaNNamangai, like an independent elephant, has been praised by thirumangai AzhwAr. Our lord, rAmAnuja is very affectionate towards thirumangai AzhwAr. Those who come and attain such rAmAnuja will not feel sorrowful even when confronted by hurdles. They will not feel overjoyed if happy events come their way.

Eighteenth pAsuram. madhurakavi AzhwAr has nammAzhwAr in his divine heart. amudhanAr says that emperumAnAr, who mercifully explains the qualities of madhurakavi AzhwAr so that all the AthmAs (chEthanas, sentient entities) would get uplifted, is his companion.

eydhaRku ariya maRaigaLai Ayiram inthamizhAl
seydhaRku ulagil varum sadagOpanaich chindhai uLLE
peydhaRku isaiyum periyavar sIrai uyirgaL ellAm
uydhaRku udhavum irAmAnusan em uRuthuNaiyE

nammAzhwAr incarnated in this world in order to mercifully speak about meanings of vEdhas which are very difficult to understand, through thousand pAsurams [thiruvAimozhi] such that even children and women could learn them. He was also called as SatakOpan and was a foe for those who do not believe in vEdhas or those who interpret the vEdhas incorrectly.  SrI madhurakavi AzhwAr had the apt greatness to keep nammAzhwAr in his divine mind. amudhanAr says that emperumAnAr, who helped all the AthmAs to get uplifted by favouring them to understand the qualities of madhuravakavi AzhwAr such as knowledge etc, is his companion.

Nineteenth pAsuram: amudhanAr says that emperumAnAr, who mercifully said that nammAzhwAr is everything for him, is very sweet for him.

uRu perum selvamum thandhaiyum thAyum uyar guruvum
veRi tharu pUmagaL nAdhanum mARan viLangiya sIr
neRi tharum sendhamizh AraNamE enRu in nIL nilaththOr
aRidhara ninRa irAmAnusan enakku AramudhE

sarvESvaran (emperumAn) is the greatest among all the end goals, unlimited wealth, father, mother, AchArya (teacher) and the consort of periya pirAtti who was born in fragrant flower. As soon as emperumAn manifested all these to nammAzhwAr through his mercy, AzhwAr composed thiruvAimozhi, which is celebrated as the dhrAvida vEdham (thamizh vEdham). emperumAnAr who explained thiruvAimozhi such that all the people in the world understood the meanings, is sweet nectar for me.

Twentieth pAsuram: amudhanAr says that emperumAnAr, who desirously enjoys nAthamunigaL, is his great wealth.

Arap pozhil then kurugaippirAn amudhath thiruvAy
Irath thamizhin isai uNarndhOrgatku iniyavar tham
sIraip payinRu uyyum seelam koL nAdhamuniyai nenjAl
vArip parugum irAmAnusan endhan mAnidhiyE

nammAzhwAr, the lord of beautiful thirunagari (kurugUr) which is surrounded by sandalwood grove, composed thiruvAimozhi through his divine lips with great pathos. nAthamunigaL had the quality of making those who are involved in knowing the verses with music, to exist richly [with deep devotion]. emperumAnAr, who enjoyed that nAthamunigaL in his divine heart with great desire, is my great wealth.

Source: http://divyaprabandham.koyil.org/index.php/2020/04/ramanusa-nurrandhadhi-pasurams-11-20-tamil-simple/

adiyEn krishNa rAmAnuja dhAsan

archived in http://divyaprabandham.koyil.org

pramEyam (goal) – http://koyil.org
pramANam (scriptures) – http://granthams.koyil.org
pramAthA (preceptors) – http://acharyas.koyil.org
SrIvaishNava education/kids portal

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *