thiruvAimozhi – 7.10.2 – Agungol

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Introduction for this pAsuram

Highlights from thirukkurukaippirAn piLLAn‘s introduction

No specific introduction.

Highlights from nanjIyar‘s introduction

In the second pAsuram, AzhwAr says “Will I be able to sprinkle wondrously fragrant water, circumambulate and worship with joined palms in thiruvARanviLai!”

Highlights from vAdhi kEsari azhagiya maNavALa jIyar‘s introduction

See nanjIyar‘s introduction.

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.


Agungol? aiyam onRinRi agalidam muRRavum IradiyE
Agum parisu nimirndha thirukkuRaLappan amarndhuRaiyum
mAgam thigazh kodi mAdangaL nIdu madhiL thiruvARanviLai
mAgandha nIr koNdu thUvi valanjeydhu kai thozhak kUdungolO?


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

onRu – a
aiyam inRi – without doubt
Agum kol – will occur?

agal – vast
idam – worlds
muRRavum – all
IradiyE Agum parisu – to be consumed in two feet
nimirndha – mercifully grew
thirukkuRaL – SrI vAmana
appan – great benefactor
amarndhu – seated (firmly even more than dhEva lOkam (heaven) where he was born as SrI vAmana)
uRaiyum – residing
mA – vast
kam – in the sky
thigazh – shining
kodi – having flags
mAdangaL – mansions
nIdu – tall
madhiL – having forts
thiruvARanviLai – thiruvARanviLai
mA – distinguished
gandham – having fragrance
nIr – water
koNdu – with
thUvi – sprinkling
valam seydhu – circumambulating
kai thozha – to perform anjali (joined palms)
kUdungolO – would it be possible?

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

SrI vAmana, the great benefactor, mercifully grew to consume all the vast worlds under his divine feet; such emperumAn is seated and residing in thiruvARanviLai which is having  mansions with flags which are shining in the vast sky and tall forts; will it be possible to sprinkle water with distinguished fragrance, circumambulate and perform anjali there? Will it occur without a doubt? It appears that, AzhwAr is subsequently highlighting that it is indeed possible. “Without a doubt” can be associated with emperumAn measuring the world too.

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

  • Agum kol aiyam onRu inRi – Instead of being assertive, this more appears to be highlighting AzhwAr‘s longing. Will it be possible for us without a doubt? Alternatively – emperumAn measured the worlds with two steps, without any doubt. Due to his childishness, though he is capable to do everything, he initially thought “will this be possible for us or not?”.
  • agalidam muRRavum – Grew to have the vast earth and heavenly worlds in two steps. He measured earth, heaven etc with two steps, thinking that he would capture mahAbali with the other step [as he requested three steps of land].
  • thirukkuraLappan – SrI vAmana, the great benefactor.
  • amarndhuRaiyum – Unlike in SrI vAmanAvathAram, where he returned to thiruppARkadal and reclined there immediately after helping indhra, here he is residing permanently.
  • mAgam thigazh … – thiruvARanviLai which has mansions having flags which shine in the vast sky, measured by his divine feet, and having tall forts.
  • mAgandha nIr … – SrI SathrugnAzhwAn poured fragrant, cool water from SrI nandhigrAmam to SrI bharathwAja bhagavAn’s ASramam [to welcome SrI rAma] as said in SrI rAmAyaNam yudhdha kANdam 130.6 “sinchanthu vasUdhAm kruthsnAm himaSIthEnavAriNA” (Let the earth be drenched with cool water); similarly will I also be able to sprinkle greatly fragrant water and engage in favourable activities there?

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