SrI: SrImathE SatakOpAya nama: SrImathE rAmAnujAya nama: SrImath varavaramunayE nama:
Highlights from avathArikai (Introduction)
No specific introduction.
alli mAdhar amarum thirumArvan arangaththai
kallin mannu madhiL mangaiyar kOn kalikanRi sol
nallisai mAlaigaL nAliraNdum iraNdum udan
vallavar thAm ulagANdu pin vAnulagu ALvarE
alli – having lotus flower as her abode
mAdhar – periya pirAttiyAr, the lady
amarum – firmly residing eternally
thiru – beautiful
mArvan – the abode where sarvESvaran who is having divine chest, is eternally residing
arangaththai – on dhivyadhESam named SrIrangam
kallil – built with stone
mannu – firm
madhiL – having forts
mangaiyar – residents of thirumangai
kOn – one who is the lord
kali kanRi – AzhwAr
sol – mercifully spoke
nal – beautiful
isai – having tune
mAlaigaL – in the form of a garland of words
nAl iraNdum iraNdum – ten pAsurams
udan – with meditation on the meanings
vallavar thAm – those are reciting
ulagu – remaining in SrIrangam, in this world
ANdu – enjoying bhagavAn’s qualities
pin – after shedding this body
vAn ulagu – paramapadham
ALvar – will rule over
AzhwAr who is the lord of the residents of thirumangai, which is having firm forts built with stone, mercifully spoke these ten pAsurams in the form of a garland of words, with beautiful tune, on the abode where sarvESvaran, who is having the lady, periya pirAttiyAr having lotus flower as her abode, is firmly residing on the beautiful, divine chest, is eternally residing; those who are reciting these pAsurams meditating upon the meanings, will enjoy bhagavAn’s qualities remaining in SrIrangam in this world and will rule over paramapadham, after shedding this body.
Highlights from vyAkyAnam (Commentary)
alli … – AzhwAr sang the glories of SrIrangam which is the abode of sarvESvaran who is having beautiful, divine chest which is the abode of SrI mahAlakshmi who resides on the lotus flower. He is having a chest which makes her fear “What will I do if I have to leave this chest and go back to the flower?” She is said to have told in thiruvAimozhi 6.10.10 “agalagillEn” (I will never leave).
kallil … – The garland of words which are mercifully spoken by thirumangai AzhwAr who is the chief of the residents of thirumangai which is surrounded by forts which are protective, and having ten pAsurams (in 5 pairs). Due to his attachment in the pAsurams, he is pairing them and enjoying them. Those who can recite these pAsurams with their meanings, will remain in kOyil (SrIrangam) enjoying and after shedding the body, will get to rule over paramapadham.
In the next article we will enjoy the next pAsuram.
adiyen sarathy ramanuja dasan
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