upadhEsa raththina mAlai – Simple Explanation – pAsurams 31 to 33

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upadhEsa raththina mAlai

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pAsuram 31

Thirty first pAsuram. He mercifully mentions the places where thoNdaradippodi AzhwAr and kulaSEkhara AzhwAr incarnated.

thoNdaradippodi AzhwAr thOnRiya Ur thol pugazh sEr
maNdangudi enbar maNNulagil – eN dhisaiyum
Eththum kulasEkaran Ur ena uraippar
vAyththa thiru vanjikkaLam

Elders would say that the place where thoNdaradippodi AzhwAr incarnated on this earth is the ancient, famous maNdangudi which is near the divine abode thiruppuLLam bhUdhangudi. The birth place where kulaSEkhara AzhwAr, who is celebrated by people living in the eight directions, incarnated is thiruvanjikkaLam, which has a fame matching his.

pAsuram 32

Thirty second pAsuram. mAmunigaL mercifully states the places where thirumazhisai AzhwAr, nammAzhwAr and periyAzhwAr incarnated.

mannu thirumazhisai mAdath thirukurugUr
minnu pugazh villipuththUr mEdhiniyil – nanneRiyOr
Eyndha baththisArar ezhil mARan battar pirAn
vAyndhu udhiththa UrgaL ivai

thirumazhisai AzhwAr, also known as bhakthisArar, is worshipped by people who are in the correct path of looking up to the AchAryan for his mercy, in this world. nammAzhwAr, also called as mARan has beauty; periyAzhwAr is called as bhattar pirAn. The places where these three AzhwArs incarnated are respectively thirumazhisai, also known as mahISAra kshEthram, where SrI jagannAthap perumAL dwells aptly, thirukkurugUr also known as AzhwAr thirunagari, which is surrounded by mansions and SrIvillipuththur, which is very effulgent.

pAsuram 33

Thirty third pAsuram. He mercifully reveals the places where ANdAL, madhurakavi AzhwAr and SrI rAmAnujar, also known as yathirAjar, incarnated.

sIrArum villipuththUr selvath thirukkOLUr
ErAr perumbUdhUr ennum ivai – pAril
madhiyArum ANdAL madhurakavi AzhwAr
edhirAsar thOnRiya UR ingu

SrIvillipuththUr, which is full of greatness, thirukkOLUr, which is full of the wealth of kainkaryam and SrIperumbUdhUr which has the greatness of SrI AdhikESavap perumAL dwelling permanently are the places where ANdAL, who is the reincarnation of SrI bhUmippirAtti, madhurakavi AzhwAr, who considered nammAzhwAr as his God and SrI rAmAnujar, who is also known as ethirAjar, and who are all full of knowledge [about matters related to emperumAn] incarnated, respectively.

adiyEn krishNa rAmAnuja dhAsan

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