periya thirumozhi – 2.6.9 – piNangaLidu

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Highlights from avathArikai (Introduction)

No specific introduction.

pAsuram

piNangaLidu kAdu adhanuL nadamAdu pinjaganOdu
iNangu thiruchchakkaraththu emperumAnArkku idam visumbil
kaNangaL iyangum mallaik kadalmallaith thalasayanam
vaNangum manaththAr avarai vaNangu en than mada nenjE!

Word-by-Word meanings

piNangaL – burning the corpses
idu kAdu adhanuL – in the cremation ground
nadam Adu – one who dances
pinjaganOdu – with rudhra who is the destroyer
iNangu – fitting well
thiruchchakkaraththu – having thiruvAzhi AzhwAn (sudharSana chakram)
emperumAnArkku – for my lord
idam – being the abode
visumbil – present in the abodes such as heaven
gaNangaL – groups of dhEvathAs [celestial entities]
iyangum – coming and worshipping
mallai – having greatness
kadal mallaith thala sayanam – sthalasayanam in thirukkadalmallai
vaNangu manaththAravarai – those who have the heart to worship
enRan mada nenjE vaNangu – Oh my humble mind! You worship.

Simple translation

Oh my humble mind! You worship those who have the heart to worship my lord who is having sudharSana chakram which is fitting well and who is present in the great abode sthalasayanam in thirukkadalmallai where rudhra, the destroyer who dances in the cremation ground where corpses are burnt and the groups of dhEvathAs who are present in the abodes such as heaven, are coming and worshipping.

Highlights from vyAkyAnam (Commentary)

piNangaL … – With rudhra who is not humane in his heart [due to residing in cremation ground where ghosts are only seen]; with rudhra who is dancing in the cremation ground. Here AzhwAr is talking about emperumAn’s simplicity of giving a place in his divine form for those who are prideful (like dhEvathAs) and nithyasUris. sudharSana chakram is representative for nithyasUris.

visumbil gaNangaL iyangum mallai … – AzhwAr is speaking about nithyasUris roaming around on the sky looking at emperumAn’s simplicity of mercifully reclining in thirukkadalmallai. Alternatively, he is speaking about thirukkadalmallai having the greatness of celestial beings, who enjoy pleasures, such as yakshas, gandharvas who are roaming around on the sky.

vaNangum manaththAravarai – Those who have the heart to worship such emperumAn.

vaNangu – mada nenjE – Those who are worshipping such emperumAn are the object of worship for you instead of having to search for the emperumAn whom they are worshipping.

In the next article we will enjoy the next pAsuram.

adiyen sarathy ramanuja dasan

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