thiruvAimozhi – 2.2.9 – kAkkum iyalvinan

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Introduction for this pAsuram

Highlights from thirukkurukaippirAn piLLAn‘s introduction

No specific introduction.

Highlights from nanjIyar‘s introduction

In the ninth pAsuram – AzhwAr says “Since emperumAn has creation, sustenance and annihilation under his full control, he is supreme”.

Highlights from vAdhi kEsari azhagiya maNavALa jIyar‘s introduction

Subsequently, AzhwAr says “In addition to sustenance, creation and annihilation are also under his control”.

Highlights from periyavAchchAn piLLai‘s introduction

See nanjIyar‘s introduction.

Highlights from nampiLLai‘s introduction as documented by vadakkuth thiruvIdhip piLLai

See nanjIyar‘s introduction.


காக்கும் இயல்வினன் கண்ண பெருமான்
சேர்க்கை செய்து தன் உந்தியுள்ளே
வாய்த்த திசை முகன் இந்திரன் வானவர்
ஆக்கினான் தெய்வ உலகுகளே

kAkkum iyalvinan kaNNa perumAn
sErkkai seydhu than undhiyuLLE
vAyththa thisai mugan indhiran vAanavar
AkkinAn theyva ulagugaLE


Word-by-Word meanings (based on vAdhi kEsari azhagiya maNavALa jIyar‘s 12000 padi)

kAkkum iyalvinan – has “protecting (others)” as a natural quality
kaNNan – who is krishNa
perumAn – sarvESvaran (supreme lord)
sErkkai seydhu – (during annihilation, the unmanifest matter as said in “thama EkIbhavathi“) to merge
than undhi uLLE – inside his divine navel
vAyththa – fit (for creation)
thisai mugan – chathur muka (four headed) brahmA
indhiran – indhra
vAnavar – dhEvas
theyva ulagaugaL – their celestial worlds
AkkinAn – created them

Simple transalation (based on vAdhi kEsari azhagiya maNavALa jIyar‘s 12000 padi)

sarvESvaran krishNa who has “protecting others” as a natural quality, lets the matter which is in unmanifest state without names/forms during annihilation to submerge in him; he subsequently creates brahmA, indhra, other dhEvathAs, the celestial worlds which are their habitats, inside his divine navel.

vyAkyAnams (commentaries)

Highlights from thirukkurukaippirAn piLLAn‘s vyAkyAnam

See vAdhi kEsari azhagiya maNavALa jIyar‘s translation.

Highlights from nanjIyar‘s vyAkyAnam

See nampiLLai‘s vyAkyAnam.

Highlights from periyavAchchAn piLLai‘s vyAkyAnam

See nampiLLai‘s vyAkyAnam.

  • sErkkai seydhu – “thama EkI bhavathi” (everything becomes unmanifest matter) is quoted.

Highlights from nampiLLai‘s vyAkyAnam as documented by vadakkuth thiruvIdhip piLLai

  • kAkkum iyalvinan – As said in “na sampadhAm samAhArE”  (no one other than emperumAn has the talent to save/protect wealth), emperumAn is the one who has the action of protecting others as a natural aspect.
  • kaNNa perumAn – it is for this specific purpose of protecting (his devotees and earth), supreme lord  descended as krishNa
  • sErkkai seydhu – During annihilation, he submerges the visible material realm which is an effect (from the cause – primordial matter) into his body.
  • than … ulagugaLE – In the lotus flower in his divine navel, he creates brahmA and explains him the process of creation; brahmA who is most intelligent (and blessed) then creates indhra, the other dhEvathAs, their residences etc., in proper order/structure.

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