SrI: SrImathE SatakOpAya nama: SrImathE rAmAnujAya nama: SrImadh varavara munayE nama:
In this pAsuram, AzhwAr sings lullaby to SrI rAma, who was the head of the clan of dhaSaratha and who was the archer, who destroyed lankA.
thaLai avizhum naRungunjith thayaradhan than kula madhalAy!
vaLaiya oru silai adhanAl madhiL ilangai azhiththavanE!
kaLaikazhunIr marungalarum kaNapurath(thu) en karumaNiyE!
iLaiyavargat(ku) aruLudaiyAy! irAgavanE! thAlElO
thaLai avizhum naRu kunji – Oh one whose divine hair is fragrant and is so dense that it will get loosened from its well tied state!
dhayaradhan than – dhaSaratha chakravarthi’s (emperor’s)
kulam madhalAy – Oh one who uplifted the clan!
oru silai vaLaiya – with a unique bow drawn
adhanAl – through that bow
madhiL ilangai azhiththavanE – Oh one who destroyed lankA which had fortified walls!
kaLai kazhu nIr – sengazhunIr (red water lily) flowers which were plucked as a bunch
marungu alarum – to blossom all around
kaNapuraththu en karumaNiyE – Oh my bluish gemstone who has mercifully taken residence in thirukkaNNapuram!
iLaiyavargatku – in matters related to (your) younger brothers
aruL udaiyAy – Oh one who has lot of affection!
irAgavanE – Oh SrI rAma!
thAlElO – lullaby to you
Oh one whose divine hair is fragrant and which gets loosened despite being tied well, and who uplifted the clan of dhaSaratha chakravarthi! Oh one who destroyed lankA with a unique bow which was drawn well! Oh my bluish gemstone who has mercifully taken residence in thirukkaNNapuram where bunches of plucked red water-lilies are blossoming all around! Oh one who has deep affection towards your younger brothers! Oh SrI rAma! My lullaby to you.
thaLai avizhum narum kunjith thayaradhan than kula madhalAy – oh one who is having divine hair which is fragrant and which is such dense that it will get loosened and fall down despite being tied well, and being the one who uplifted the clan of dhaSaratha chakravarthi!
vaLaiya oru silai adhanAl madhiL ilangai azhiththavanE – oh one who destroyed lankA, which was so strong that it will make even eminent weapons such as brahmAsthra (a powerful weapon given by brahmA) to be ineffective, with a unique bow handled by people!
kaLai kazhu nIr marungu alarum kaNapuraththu en karumaNiyE – red water lily plant is a weed for paddy cultivation. When these plants are plucked out of the fields in thirukkaNNapuram by farmers and thrown on the sides, the flowers in them will blossom as if the plants were in their original plantation. Oh one who is mercifully residing in such thirukkaNNapuram and being the epitome of simplicity for me! The term kaLai kazhu nIr marungu alarum refers to the fertile nature of the soil.
iLaiyavargatku aruL udaiyAy – Oh one who showered his affection on younger brothers and those such as guhan, sugrIvan and vibhIshaNan who were like your brothers, saying “If they are not useful to my brothers, I do not need even my sustaining airs”
irAgavanE thAlElO – Oh SrI rAma! My lullabies to you.
We shall take up next, the 10th pAsuram of this decad.
adiyEn krishNa rAmAnuja dhAsan
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