SrI: SrImathE SatakOpAya nama: SrImathE rAmAnujAya nama: SrImadh varavara munayE nama:
AzhwAr sings lullaby, in this pAsuram, to emperumAn who destroyed lankA during rAmAvathAram and who offered nectar to celestial entities when he churned the milky ocean.
malai adhanAl aNai katti madhiL ilangai azhiththavanE!
alai kadalaik kadain(dhu) amararkku amudham aruLich cheydhavanE!
kalai valavar thAm vAzhum kaNapurath(thu) en karumaNiyE!
silai valavA! sEvaganE! sIrAmA! thAlElO
malai adhanAl aNai katti – constructing a sEthubandhanam (bridge) with mountains
madhiL ilangai azhiththavanE – Oh one who destroyed lankApuri which had fortified walls!
alai kadalai kadaindhu – churning the ocean which was throwing up waves
amararkku – for celestial entities
amudhu aruLich cheydhavanE – Oh one who mercifully bestowed nectar!
kalai valavar thAm vAzhum – inhabited by great people have learnt all the SAsthras (traditional texts)
kaNapuraththu en karumaNiyE – Oh my bluish gemstone, who has mercifully taken residence in thirukkaNNapuram!
silai valavA – Oh one who is an expert in drawing SrI SArngam (the divine bow)!
sEvaganE – Oh warrior!
sirAmA – Oh SrI rAma!
thAlElO – lullaby to you
Oh one who constructed a bridge with mountains and destroyed lankA, which had fortified walls! Oh one who mercifully bestowed nectar to celestial entities by churning the milky ocean! Oh my bluish gemstone who has mercifully taken residence in thirukkaNNapuram which is inhabited by great people who are experts in SAsthras! Oh one who is an expert in drawing SrI SArngam! Oh warrior! Oh SrI rAma! My lullaby to you.
malai adhanAl aNai katti madhiL ilangai azhiththavanE – Oh one who destroyed lankA, by building a bridge across the ocean, with mountains which have the property of sinking in water, and which was a protective fort for lankA, while lankA was further protected by its fortified walls!
alai kadalaik kadaindhu amararkku amudhu aruLich cheydhavanE – Oh one who churned the deep ocean to take out nectar and offered it to celestial entities so that they will not face death at the hands of demons!
kalai valavar thAm vAzhum kaNapuraththu en karumaNiyE – there are fourteen vidhyAsthAnams (knowledge in arts) in SAsthras, namely four vEdhas, six auxiliaries, the prologue and epilogue in mImAmsai (philosophy), nyAya SAsthram (treatise on justice), ithihAsa purANam and dharma SAsthram (treatise on righteousness). thirukkaNNapuram is inhabited by experts on these SAsthrams and who enjoy you in that place. Oh one who is my bluish gemstone, who has taken residence mercifully in such thirukkaNNapuram and who has the simplicity of ruling that place, by controlling such scholars!
silai valavA – Oh one who rules over SrI SArngam, the divine bow!
sEvaganE thAlElO – Oh one who is such a great warrior that he doesn’t need even that bow! My lullabies to you.
We shall take up the 9th pAsuram of this decad, next.
adiyEn krishNa rAmAnuja dhAsan
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