siRiya thirumadal – 32 – UrArgaL ellArum

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UrArgaLellArum kANa uralOdE
thIrA veguLiyaLAych chikkena Arththadippa                       36
ArA vayiRRinOdu ARRAdhAn – anRiyum

Word by Word Meanings

UrArgaLellAm kANa – (such simplicity) to be seen by all the people in the village
uralOdE – to a [grinding] mortar
chikkena Arththu adippa – to tie down firmly and beat
ArA vayiRRinOdu ARRAdhAn – one who stood with sorrow and his stomach hurting
anRiyum – further


UrAragaL ellArum kANa – haven’t all the people in thiruvAyppAdi (SrI gOkulam) lost butter to kaNNa or their womenfolk to him! She (parakAla nAyagi) was waiting to engage in madal.   Just as he was beaten with everyone looking at him, she was waiting to engage in madal such that everyone would see it. I (the fortune-teller) was waiting to instruct that to everyone. All the people other than us were enjoying his divine forms and divine qualities which he was offering. Those who aren’t hungry are enjoying the feast. We, who are hungry, are fasting. In other words, those who thought “If we could, we will see him; otherwise, it doesn’t matter to us” enjoyed seeing him. We, who wouldn’t be able to sustain ourselves unless we see him even if we have to engage in madal to achieve that goal, haven’t seen him.

uralOdE – what an action did she perform! Instead of bringing the mortar to where he was, with his flower-like soft divine body, she dragged him to where the mortar was.

thIrA veguLiyaLAy – Since it was anger born out of love, the anger too was without an end, just like her love. Only if there is a limit to her love, since she thought “What ill will befall him since he has eaten so much of butter” would there be a limit to her anger at his eating butter!

chikkena Arththadippa – she tied him firmly to the mortar and she hit him firmly with the rope. What an act did she perform!

ArA vayiRRinOdu ARRAdhAn – what did he do? Just like those, who have been put in prison during the time of thiruvadhyayana uthsavam (festival conducted during the month of mArgazhi) in SrIrangam temple due to the order of the King, would lament that they have missed out on the festival, he felt unhappy that he was tied down here while butter and womenfolk were making merry, going around, like in a great flood.

ARRAdhAn – he could not bear it. What is it that he could not bear? He could not bear his doubt as to where they have hidden butter and their womenfolk.

anRiyum – [the fortune teller says] should you not listen to another great danger, further? What has been just now narrated was the way he was tied down to a mortar by the affectionate yaSOdhA and beaten by her. The narration now talks about how he was tied down by kALiyan (a poisonous snake), his enemy. Since she (yaSOdhA] was his mother, who had the liberty to beat him and had affection for him, one could put up with being tied down by her hands. The fortune teller is asking whether they were willing to listen to the story of kALiyan.

In the next article, we will discuss the next part of this prabandham.

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