periya thirumozhi – 2.10.10 – vAraNam koL

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Highlights from avathArikai (Introduction)

No specific introduction.

pAsuram

vAraNam koL idar kadindha mAlai neela
maradhagaththai mazhai mugilE pOlvAn thannai
sIraNangu maRaiyALar niRaindha
selvath thirukkOvalUr adhanuL kandEn enRu
vAraNangu mulai madavAr mangai vEndhan
vAL kaliyan oli aindhum aindhum vallAr
kAraNangaLAl ulagam kalandhu angu Eththak
karandhu engum parandhAnaik kANbar thAmE

Word-by-Word meanings

vAraNam – SrI gajEndhrAzhwAn
koL – had
idar – sorrow
kadindha – one who eliminated
mAlai – being affectionate towards devotees
neelam – karuneydhal flower
maradhagam – green gem
mazhai – cool
mugil – cloud
pOlvAn thannai – sarvESvaran who has physical beauty like these
aNangu – desired by all
sIr – having noble qualities
maRaiyALar – brAhmaNas
niRaindha – abundant
selvam – having wealth
thirukkOvalUr adhanuL – in thirukkOvalUr
kaNdEn enRu – saying “I got to see”
vAr – wearing knotted clothes
aNangu – beautiful
mulai – having bosoms
madavAr – filled with ladies
mangai – for thirumangai region
vEndhan – being the king
vAL – having sword
kaliyan – mercifully spoken by AzhwAr
oli – having garlands of words
aindhum aindhum – these ten pAsurams
vallAr – those who can learn
ulagam – those who are in this world
kAraNangaLAl – to achieve goals starting with worldly wealth
kalandhu – arrived together
Eththa – surrendering with praises (though he is omnipresent)
karandhu – being invisible to all
engum parandhAnai – sarvESvaran who is all pervading
kANbar – will get to see.

Simple translation

AzhwAr, the king of thirumangai region which is filled ladies with beautiful bosoms decorated with knotted cloth, where he has sword, said “I got to see sarvESvaran who eliminated the sorrow of SrI gajEndhrAzhwAn, and who has beauty similar to that of karuneydhal flower, green gem and cool cloud, in thirukkOvalUr where brAhmaNas who are having noble qualities which are desired by all and abundant wealth, are present”; those who can learn such AzhwAr’s ten pAsurams which are in the form of garland of words, will get to see sarvESvaran who is praised and surrendered by everyone in the world seeking goals such as worldly wealth etc and who is all pervading and not seen by anyone.

Highlights from vyAkyAnam (Commentary)

vAraNam … – One who became loving towards SrI gajEndhrAzhwAn who can cause harm to others, by eliminating its sorrow.

neela maradhagaththai … – He stood showering his cool mercy and eliminating its fatigue fully.

sIr … – Inhabited by brAhmaNas who are desired for their noble qualities, having abundant wealth.

thirukkOvalUr adhanuL kaNdEn enRu – Unlike having to travel very far [seen right here].

vAraNangu … – Those ladies having bosoms which are decorated by knotted clothes which shine due to those bosoms. aNangu – desire and beauty. Not just the beauty of the clothes but also the beauty acquired by the bosoms which they decorate.

vAL kaliyan … – Those who can learn these ten pAsurams which were mercifully spoken by AzhwAr who has the sword which will vanquish enemies.

kAraNangaLAl … – Surrendered by the people of world who have gathered seeking worldly wealth, self enjoyment and eternal service to bhagavAn.

karandhu … – As they surrendered, he entered everywhere and pervaded to fulfil the desires of those who surrendered and remained invisible for all others. They will see emperumAn who waits for those who surrender unto him thinking “Who will come to us and surrender?”

In the next article we will enjoy the next pAsuram.

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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