thiruvAimozhi – 6.5.7 – annaimIr

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Introduction for this pAsuram

Highlights from thirukkurukaippirAn piLLAn‘s introduction

No specific introduction.

Highlights from nanjIyar‘s introduction

In the seventh pAsuram, parAnguSa nAyaki‘s friend says “His symbols and divine names became more glorious after having been highlighted by her”.

Highlights from vAdhi kEsari azhagiya maNavALa jIyar‘s introduction

Subsequently, parAnguSa nAyaki‘s friend says “sarvESvaran, the great benefactor has acted on her in an amazing way that she is not hearing anything other than his divine symbols and divine names and they become more glorious on being spoken by her”.

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.


annaimIr! aNi mA mayil siRu mAn ivaL nammaik kaivalindhu
enna vArththaiyum kEtkuRAL tholaivillimangalam enRallAl
munnam nORRa vidhikolO? mugil vaNNan mAyangolO? avan
chinnamum thirunAmamum ivaL vAyanagaL thirundhavE


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

annaimIr – Oh mothers who gave birth to her and raised her!
aNi – beautiful
mA – having dark complexion
mayil – very beautiful like peacock
siRu – young
mAn – like a deer
ivaL – your little girl
nammai – us
kaivalindhu – overruling
tholaivillimangalam – thiruththolaivillimangalam
enRu – as
allAl – other than
ena – any
vArththaiyum – word
kEtka – to hear
uRAL – does not;

(this is)
munnam – previously
nORRa – done
vidhikolO – fortune?
mugil – like a cloud which is magnanimous
vaNNan – done by one who is having the form
mAyangolO – amazing act?
avan – his
chinnamum – symbols (such as his ornaments)
thirunAmamum – divine names (which reveal his magnanimity)
thirundha – to become more glorious
ivaL vAyanagaL – being spoken by her

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

Oh mothers who gave birth to her and raised her! Your little girl who is having a beautiful dark complexion, is very beautiful like peacock and is like a young deer, is overruling us and is not hearing any word other than thiruththolaivillimangalam; is it due to her previous fortune? Or is it due to an amazing act done by one who is having a cloud like magnanimous form? His symbols and divine names are becoming more glorious on being spoken by her.

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.

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

  • annaimIr – This is her age; it’s amazing that she is overruling us. This resembles how parASara rishi lovingly says “maithrEya“.
  • aNi mA mayil siRu mAn – The girl who is having beautiful complexion. Also explained as the girl who appears to be praiseworthy like a peacock.
  • siRu mAn ivaL nammaik kaivalindhu – One who previously felt shy to repeat the divine names clearly we taught her, is now beyond our reach.
  • kavalindhu – going beyond our reach.
  • ena vArththaiyum kEtkuRAL – Even if I told her what she is already thinking, she is not listening to me thinking that I am trying to pull her back; if I said thiruththolaivillimangalam, she will listen; ena vArththai – my words.
  • munnam nORRa vidhikolO – We were born together and raised together and I have not seen her engage in any activities [to get to this stage]. This must be a virtue from previous births!  It is said as “vidhir vidhAnam” (puNya is synonymous with vidhi:, vidhAnam). For the means she pursued, the result cannot be so great; this must be “sidhdha dharma palam” (the result of an established means, i.e., bhagavAn); and thus,
  • mugil vaNNan mAyangolO – Did he show his green necklace and divine form? The doubt in the first thought [munnam nORRa vidhikolO] is, there is no way such a great result can be attained by pursuing any insentient means [such as karma yOga, gyAna yOga, bhakthi yOga etc]. The doubt in the second thought [mugil vaNNan mAyangolO] is, we have not seen anyone attaining such result in this manner.
  • avan chinnam … – The symbols as said in “thavaLa oN sangu chakkaram” and the divine names such as “aravindhalOchanan”, “dhEvapirAn” etc.
  • ivaL vAyanagaL thirundhavE – Though they were glorious to start with, by being spoken by her, they became alive [more glorious]. Just as the divine names acquire more glory when bhattar [lovingly] says “azhagiya maNavALap perumAL“, sOmAsiyANdAn [lovingly] says “emperumAnAr” and ananthAzhwAn [lovingly] says “thiruvEngadamudaiyAn“; as said in samkshEpa rAmAyaNam “yEthvayA kIrthithA guNA:” (the qualities explained by you).

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