siRiya thirumadal – 65 – UrAr igazhilum

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UrAr igazhilum UrAdhu ozhiyEn nAn                                       77
vArAr pUm peNNai madal

Word by Word Meanings

UrAr igazhilum – even if all the people abuse (me)
nAn – I
vAr Ar pU peNNai madal UrAdhu ozhiyEn – I will not stop from engaging with long, beautiful madal


UrAr igazhilum – just as vAsavadhaththai was praised by the people, as mentioned in the 68th verse of this prabandham “UrAr igazhndhidappattALE”, the people will praise me too.

UrAdhu ozhiyEn nAn – instead of praising like that, even if they abuse me, I will not stop from engaging with madal.

vArAr pUm peNNai madal – even when they {SrI rAma et al] had great asthrams (weapons) such as brahmAsthram, just like they felt inferior to opponents such as indhrajith, when I am having my asthram madal in my hand, will I let my desire remain unfulfilled?

vArAr pUm peNNai madal – Haven’t you seen the long, beautiful madal in my hand? Haven’t you seen the brahmAsthram in my hand?

There is a thanippAdal (separate verse) at the end of the prabandham, attributed to the great thamizh poet kambar.

kambar’s song

UrAdhu ozhiyEn ulagaRiya oNNudhalIr
sIrAr mulaiththadangaL sEraLavum – pArellAm
anROngi ninRaLandhAn ninRa thirunaRaiyUr
manROnga Urvan madal

Oh those with resplendent foreheads! Until I embrace the emperumAn, who measured the worlds, with my bosom, I will not stop from engaging with madal, for the world to see. I will engage with madal at the junction of the main roads in the divine abode of thirunaRaiyUr, where that emperumAn has taken residence.

This completes the English translation of periyavAchchAn piLLa’s vyAkyAnam, supplemented by the finer details in puththUr’s swAmy’s explanatory notes for thirumangai AzhwAr’s siRiya thirumadal prabandham.

periyapirAtti samEdha periyaperumAL thiruvadigaLE SaraNam
thirumangai AzhwAr thiruvadigaLE SaraNam
periyavAchchAn piLLai thiruvadigaLE SaraNam
jIyar thiruvadigaLE SaraNam

adiyEn krishNa rAmAnuja dhAsan

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