periya thirumozhi – 4.1.7 – OdAdha

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Highlights from avathArikai (Introduction)

No specific introduction.

pAsuram

OdAdha vALariyin uruvAgi iraNiyanai
vAdAdha vaLLugirAl piLandhu aLaindha mAladhidam
EdERu perunjelvaththu ezhil maRaiyOr nAngai thannuL
sEdERu pozhil thazhuvu thiruththEvanAr thogaiyE

Word-by-Word meanings

OdAdha – (new) not usually seen (in this world)
AL ariyin – narasimha’s
uruvAgi – assuming the form
vAdAdha – not bending (remaining firm)
vaL – sharp
ugirAl – with the nails
iraNiyanai – hiraNyAsuran
piLandhu – tore
aLaindha – stirring (the limbs)
mAladhu – sarvESvaran who has great love towards his devotees, his
idam – abode
Edu – in the book
ERu – to be seen after writing
perum – being incomprehensible
selvaththu – having wealth
ezhil – having beauty of revealing bhagavAn’s svarUpam etc
maRaiyOr – the eternal residence of SrIvaishNavas who are experts in vEdhams
nAngai than uL – in thirunAngUr
sEdu – youthfulness
ERu – growing
malar – of the flowers
pozhil – by gardens
sUzh – surrounded
thiruththEvanAr thogai – thiruththEvanAr thogai.

Simple translation

sarvESvaran who has great love towards his devotees, assumed the narasimha form which is not usually seen, tore hiraNyAsuran with his sharp nails which don’t bend, and stirred the limbs in his body; his abode is thiruththEvanAr thogai which is surrounded by flower gardens which have growing youthfulness in thirunAngUr; this is the eternal residence of SrIvaishNavas who are experts in vEdhams which are having beauty of revealing bhagavAn’s svarUpam etc and are having incomprehensible wealth which is to be seen after writing about them in books.

Highlights from vyAkyAnam (Commentary)

OdAdha … – Assumed the narasimha form which is not usually seen in this world, with the firm, divine nails which will not bend even while operating on the hard body of hiraNyan.

piLandhu aLaindha mAladhu idam – Not just satisfied after killing him, as said in periyAzhwAr thirumozhi 4.1.1 “udhiram aLaindha kaiyOdirundhAnai” (one who remained with the blood-soaked hand), due to the anger on the one [hiraNyan] who showed anger on the child [prahlAdhAzhwAn], he stirred the body of hiraNyan. The abode of emperumAn with such love towards prahlAdhAzhwAn.

EdERu … – The wealth of the brAhmaNas in this dhivyadhESam cannot just be seen and left, but should be written on a book and seen as in SrIrAmAyaNam. [2nd meaning] ERugai – going. Edu – defect. Great wealth which has no defect. [3rd meaning] Alternatively – the wealth which will go over the book – i.e., the book will get destroyed [being unable to hold the greatness].

sEdERu pozhil thazhuvu – Being surrounded by youthful garden.

sEdERu malarp pozhil sUzh – Being surrounded by garden which has flowers; similar to what is said in thiruvAimozhi 2.10.1vaLariLam pozhil sUzh” (surrounded by gardens which are growing yet youthful).

In the next article we will enjoy the next pAsuram.

adiyen sarathy ramanuja dasan

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