mudhal thiruvandhAdhi – 52 – eNmar padhinoruvar

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When asked, “Is it not possible to live without reciting his divine names?”, AzhwAr says that those who are egotistical and who occupy high posts, exhibit their authority only because they are devoted to him.

Let us see the pAsuram and its meanings:

eNmar padhinoruvar IraRuvar Oriruvar
vaNNa malar Endhi vaigalum naNNi
oru mAlaiyAl paravi OvAdhu eppOdhum
thirumAlaik kai thozhuvar senRu

Word by Word Meanings

eNmar – the eight vasus
padhinoruvar – the 11 rudhras
Ir aRuvar – the 12 Adhithyas
Or iruvar – the twin aSvinI dhEvas
vaNNam malar Endhi – holding flowers with multiple colours
vaigalum naNNi – approaching [emperumAn] everyday
oru mAlaiyAl – with the incomparable garland of words, purusha sUktham
OvAdhu eppOdhum – always, without any break
paravi – worship
thirumAlai – the consort of SrI mahAlakshmi
senRu kai thozhuvar – will approach and worship


eNmar padhinoruvar IraRuvar Oriruvar – the eight vasus, eleven rudhras, twelve Adhithyas and the twin aSvinI dhEvas

vaNNa malar Endhi – holding multi coloured flowers [appropriate to emperumAn’s divine form]

vaigalum naNNi – approaching him all the time

oru mAlaiyAl paravi – with the great composition purusha sUktham they will worship him, even without following the ordained way of recitation

OvAdhu eppOdhum – all the time, without any break

thirumAlaik kai thozhuvar senRu – they approach SrI mahAlakshmi’s consort and worship.

thirumAl – pirAtti (mahAlakshmi) is there to grant the boons sought by each one of them. The dhEvas, who sit egotistically waiting for people to come to their doorsteps to seek alms, rid themselves of their ego and go to emperumAn on their own. Is there a necessity for the dhEvas to attain him? brahmA sUthram 1-3-25 says “thadhuparyapi bhAdharAyaNassambhavAth” (bhAdharAyaNar (a great sage) says that brahmOpAsanam (devotion to emperumAn) is apt for even dhEvas, who are superior to human beings). Thus, since it is ordained in vEdham, in  order to get mOksham (liberation from materialistic realm and reaching SrIvaikuNtam) at some point of time in future, dhEvas also approach emperumAn who is at the centre of the galaxy and worship him.

We shall take up the 53rd pAsuram next.

adiyEn krishNa ramanuja dhAsan

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