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periya thirumozhi – 2.9.7 – ilagiya nILmudi

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Highlights from avathArikai (Introduction)

No specific introduction.

pAsuram

ilagiya nILmudi mAvali than peru vELviyil
mAN uruvAy munanAL
salamodu mAnilam koNdavanukku idandhAn
thadam sUzhndhu azhagAya kachchi
ulagudai mannavan thennavanaik
kanni mAmadhiL sUzh karuvUr veruva
pala padai sAya venRAn paNindha
paramEchchura viNNagaram adhuvE

Word-by-Word meanings

ilagiya – shining
nIL – tall
mudi – having crown
mAvali than – mahAbali’s
peru vELviyil – in the great yAgam
mAN uruvAy – being in the form of vAmana [dwarf]
muna nAL – previously
mA – vast
nilam – earth
salamodu – with water
koNdavanukku – for the one who accepted and measured
idam thAn – abode
thadam sUzhndhu azhagAya kachchi – beautiful kAnchIpuram surrounded by ponds
kanni – eternal
mA madhiL – with huge forts
sUzh – surrounded by
karuvUr – karuvUr
veruva – to fear
pala padai – four types of armies
sAya – to be finished
ulagudai – for the whole world
mannavan – the king
thennavanai – pANdiyan
venRAn – one who defeated
paNindha – surrendered
paramEchchura viNNagaram – paramESvara viNNagaram

Simple translation

The abode of emperumAn who previously in the form of vAmana accepted the vast earth with water in the great yAgam of mahAbali who was having tall crown, and measured the same, is paramESvara viNNagaram in beautiful kAnchIpuram surrounded by ponds, where pallava king who defeated pANdiya king who was the ruler of the whole world in karuvUr which had eternal, huge forts, to fear and to finish the four types of armies, surrendered.

Highlights from vyAkyAnam (Commentary)

ilagiya … – In the sacrificial altar of mahAbali who was wearing radiant crown which indicates that he is the king of all, assuming the form which is well-used to begging, previously, when water fell on his hand, emperumAn accepted the vast earth and measured it.

ulagudai … – To frighten karuvUr which was surrounded by huge fort, pallava king defeated pANdiyan who was the controller of the whole world, and destroyed his armies. Such pallava king surrendered to paramESvara viNNagaram.

In the next article we will enjoy the next pAsuram.

adiyen sarathy ramanuja dasan

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