periya thirumozhi – 1.7.9 – nallai nenjE

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Highlights from avathArikai (Introduction)

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nallai nenjE! nAm thozhudhum nammudai namperumAn
alli mAdhar pulga ninRa AyiranthOLanidam
nelli malgik kalludaippap pullilaiyArththu adharvAych
chillu chillenRollaRAdha singavEL kunRamE

Word-by-Word meanings

nammudai – being our refuge
namperumAn – being our lord
alli mAdhar – periya pirAttiyAr who has lotus flower as her residence
pulgu – to embrace
ninRa – one who mercifully resides
Ayiram thOLan – sarvESvaran who is having thousand divine shoulders, his
idam – abode is
nelli – gooseberry trees
malgi – filled
kal – rocks
udaippa – to break
pul ilai – palm leaf
Arththu – to make noise
adharvAy – in the path
silli – birds named “silveedu”
sil enRu ol aRAdha – to not let up on making noise which sounds in the tone “sil”
singavEL kunRam – singavEL kunRam ;
nallai nenjE – Oh mind who is agreeing with me!
nAm thozhudhum – We will (go there) and be uplifted by worshiping him

Simple translation

sarvESvaran who is having thousand divine shoulders, who is our refuge and lord, mercifully resides in singavEL kunRam, to be embraced by periya pirAttiyAr who has lotus flower as her residence; this abode is filled with gooseberry trees which will break the rocks, palm leaves make noise and birds named “silveedu” in the path do not let up on making noise sounds in the tone “sil”. Oh mind who is agreeing with me! We will (go there) and be uplifted by worshiping him.

Highlights from vyAkyAnam (Commentary)

nallai nenjE – Oh mind who agrees with me! Or, AzhwAr calls “Oh mind!” and says “I got the fortune to have you in line with my thoughts now!”

nAn thozhudhOm – We will worship and be uplifted. This is the verb/action for the whole decad.

nammudai namperumAn – sarvESvaran who is presenting himself to us as refuge, just as he is enjoyable for nithyasUris.

alli … – As brahmA et al surrender unto him and as dhEvathAs become scared and try to run away, periya pirAttiyAr will come and embrace him to reduce his anger thinking “His incarnation which is meant to destroy the enemies has ended up causing fear in the minds of devotees as well”.

Ayiram thOLan – When she embraces him, he will acquire thousand shoulder to embrace her.

nelli … – The gooseberry trees will grow abundantly and break the rocks. As the roots of the gooseberry trees spread, the rocks will break.

pul ilai Arththu – As the bamboos make noise. Or, as the palm leaves make noise.

adharvAy … – In the path. silli – silveedu bird. It will constantly make a sound “sil” – will repeat such sound. ollaRAdha – non-stop noise.

In the next article we will enjoy the next pAsuram.

adiyen sarathy ramanuja dasan

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