mudhal thiruvandhAdhi – 28 – kaiya valampuriym

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AzhwAr says that even as emperumAn is divining from thiruvEnkatam, he is displaying all his wealth. It could also be construed as emperumAn is displaying all his beauty or all his simplicity.

Let us go through the pAsuram and its meanings:

kaiya valampuriyum nEmiyum kArvaNNath
thaiya malar magaL nin AgaththAL seyya
maRaiyAn ninnundhiyAn mAmadhiL mUnReydha
iRiyAn nin Agaththu iRai

Word by Word Meanings

kAr – like a (rain bearing) cloud
vaNNaththu – having the complexion and nature of
aiya – my benefactor
valampuriyum – SrI pAnchajanyam (divine conch)
nEmiyum – the divine sudharSana chakram (disc)
kaiya – are present in your hands
malar magaL – SrIdhEvip pirAtti (mahAlakshmi), who was born in a flower
nin AgaththAL – resides in your heart
seyya maRaiyAn – nAnmukan (one with four faces), brahmA, who keeps chanting the great vEdhas which identify you
nin undhiyAn – was born from your divine navel
mA madhiL – having huge protective walls
mUnRu – the three cities
eydha – shot arrows
iRaiyAn – rudhra (Sivan) one who considers himself as God
nin Agaththu – in your divine form
iRai – in a corner


kaiya valampuriyum nEmiyum – SrI panchajanyam (divine conch) and sudharSanam (divine disc) are in your hands. Is there anything higher than these two for aiSwaryam (wealth)!

kAr vaNNaththu aiya – you are like the rain bearing cloud which removes one’s tiredness by merely looking at it. As a result, you are the natural relative to everyone, rendering help without expecting anything in return. Aren’t you such a relative that all your wealth also becomes my wealth!

malar magaL nin AgaththAL – periya pirAtti (SrI mahAlakshmi) is residing on your divine chest. nammAzhwAr in his thiruvAimozhi 6-10-10 has said the same thing “alarmEl mangai uRaimArbA” (you have the chest on which alarmEl mangai, SrI mahAlakshmi, resides). Is there anything above being the consort of mahAlakshmi, to become the boundary of wealth!

seyya maRaiyAn nin undhiyAnAzhwAr says that emperumAn has everyone with him,  without making any distinction between SrI mahAlakshmi and others. vEdhas are the pramANams (authentic texts) which identify you precisely. brahmA who has the ability to provide these vEdhas, lives on your divine navel and attains his abilities.

mAmadhil mUnRu eydha iRaiyAn nin Agaththu iRai – Sivan is popularly known as ISvaran (Lord) in the world. Such a Sivan, who burnt down the three towns which had huge protective walls, resides in a corner of your divine form and attains his abilities as a result. Just as a few people get a name by talking ill of others, Sivan too got a name by burning the three towns. Another interpretation – Sivan, who burnt the three towns, resides in a corner of your divine form and hence has acquired the pride as ISvaran and is proudly roaming consequently.

We shall move on to the 29th pAsuram next.

adiyEn krishNa ramanuja dhAsan

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