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Highlights from avathArikai (Introduction)
No specific introduction.
thAy manam ninRirangath thaniyE nedumAl thuNaiyA
pOyina pUngodiyAL punalAli puguvar enRu
kAysina vEl kaliyan oli sey thamizh mAlai paththum
mEviya nenjudaiyAr thanjamAvadhu viNNulagE
thAy – mother
ninRu manam iranga – while suffering and having her stomach burn
nedumAl – one who is bewildered due to more love than she
thuNaiyA – as company
thaniyE pOyina – one who went without the company of anyone like her
pUm kodiyAL – my daughter who is like a beautiful creeper (and he, both of them)
punal Ali – in thiruvAli which has abundance of water
puguvar enRu – “will they enter or not?”
kAy sinam – great anger towards enemies
vEl – and having the spear to destroy such enemies
kaliyan – AzhwAr
oli sey – mercifully spoke
thamizh mAlai paththum – the ten pAsurams, each of which is a garland
mEviya nenju udaiyAr – for those who can recite with heart’s involvement
viN ulagu – the leader of the residents of paramapadham
thanjamAvadhu – is the protector (he will grant them paramapadham).
thirumangai AzhwAr who is having great anger towards enemies and the spear to destroy such enemies, mercifully spoke these ten pAsurams each of which is a garland, saying “My daughter is like a beautiful creeper; while I, her mother, am suffering and having my stomach burn, went without the company of anyone like her, she, has the one who is bewildered due to more love than she, as her company; will they or will they not enter thiruvAli which has abundance of water?” For those who can recite this decad with heart’s involvement, the leader of the residents of paramapadham, is the protector.
Highlights from vyAkyAnam (Commentary)
thAy manam … – thirumangai AzhwAr who is having attachment towards bhagavath vishayam, great anger towards enemies and the spear to destroy such enemies, mercifully spoke these ten pAsurams where he speaks as the divine mother of parakAla nAyaki instead of parakAla nAyaki herself saying “While I, the mother, am suffering with my stomach burning, will my distinguished daughter, who went along with the one who is more bewildered than she due to his great love, enter thiruvAli?”
paththum mEviya nenjudaiyAr thanjamAvadhu viNNulagE – For those who can learn this decad with heart’s involvement, reaching paramapadham is certain. One need not go as in the case of parakAla nAyaki where her mother was fearing for her lone travel, but can go where one is led by bhagavAn himself along with group of AthivAhikas (Those who can travel between different planets).
In the next article we will enjoy the next pAsuram.
adiyen sarathy ramanuja dasan
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