siRiya thirumadal – 59 – pErAli thaNkAl

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pErAli thaNkAl naRaiyUr thiruppuliyUr

Word by Word Meanings

pErAli thaNkAl naRaiyUr thiruppuliyUr – The famous divine abode of thiruvAli nagar, thiruththaNkAl, thirunaRaiyUr, kutta nAttu thiruppuliyUr


pErAli – the famous thiruvAli. Being the place where thirumangai AzhwAr was born, it is famous for emperumAn offering himself to AzhwAr for his enjoyment. I will go there and tell the people “Look at the way he has offered himself to me for my enjoyment, by looking at my form. See and decide for yourself as to for how many days he has starved me”. While she (parakAla nAyagi) is living in thiruvAli, is it apt to say that she will go to thiruvAli and abuse emperumAn? Even though she lives there, since it does not appear to exist for her, it does not appear to be close to her and hence she says that she will go to thiruvAli.

thaNkAl – Since he removes the difficulties of his devotees, like a cold breeze, the place became thaNkAl! I will go there and tell the people who have eyes which can see “Look at my form. Look at the way he has helped me to rid me of my difficulties”

naRaiyUr – is it not an abode which is famous for emperumAn’s giving up his independence and giving primacy to pirAtti (SrI mahAlakshmi)? I wil go there and tell the people “Look at the way he is listening to his pirAtti by looking at me, who is her belonging”

thiruppuliyUr – Just as it is mentioned in thiruvAimozhi 8-9-7 says “mellilaich chelva vaNkodippulga vIngiLandhAL kamugin“ (even insentient entities exchange affection as seen in the behaviour of betel leaf creeper hugging arecanut tree), it is the place where plants, men and women live united. I will go there and tell them “Look at the way I am united with my beloved”

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

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