periya thirumozhi – thaniyan 1

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thaniyan mercifully composed by thirukkOLUr/thirukkOshtiyUr nambi

kalayAmi kali dhvamsam kavim lOka dhivAkaram
yasyagObhi: prakASAbhir Avidhyam nihatham thama:

Word-by-word meanings

yasya – whose
prakASAbhi: – shining
gObhi: – with the rays (words)
Avidhyam – ignorance leading to
thama: – darkness
nihatham – eliminated
(tham – such)
kalidhdhvamsam – one who destroys the faults of kali (yuga)
lOka dhivAkaram – sun for the world (which shows things)
kavim – the poet, parakAla
kalayAmi – I am meditating

Simple translation

I am meditating upon the poet, parakAla, who is a sun for the world, who destroys the faults of kali, whose shining rays eliminated the ignorance leading to darkness.

Introduction to vyAkyAnam

Worshipping the divine feet of thirumangai AzhwAr for favouring us with dhivyaprabandhams starting with periya thirumozhi etc.

Highlights from piLLai lOkam jIyar’s vyAkyAnam

  • kalayAmi kali dhvamsam – Worshipping AzhwAr who is popularly known as “kali kanRi” (one who destroys kali). kalayAmi implies praNamAmi (I worship).
  • lOka dhivAkaram – Sun eliminates the external darkness. AzhwAr will eliminate the internal and external darkness for worldly people.
  • yasya gObhi: – As said in, parAngusAshtakam “yadhgOsahasram” (as nammAzhwAr’s words, thousand pAsurams of thiruvAimozhi, are eliminating the ignorance of worldly people), the thousand pAsurams which are known as dhrAvida vEdham of AzhwAr; these will ,
  • prakASAbhi: – Being as said in perumAL thirumozhi 1.11 “nadai viLangu thamizh mAlai” (the shining thamizh garland), and in subsequent thaniyan “nenjukku iruL kadi dhIpam” (the lamp which dispels the darkness in the heart); with these shining, divine words, the darkness of ignorance was removed. Hence,
  • kalayAmi – I meditate.

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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