SrI ANDAL samEta SrI rangamannAr tiruvadigaLE SaraNam
Second taniyan (laudatory verse)
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nAcciyAr tirumozhi - taniyan 2kOlasuri Sangai mAyan sevvAyin guNam vinavum seelattinaL ten tirumalli nAdi, sezhunguzhal mel mAlait toDai ten arangarukkeeyum madippuDaiya sOlaikkiLi, avaL tooya naRpAdam tuNai namakke (composed by First vAnamAmalai svAmi)
This taniyan states emphatically that only the sacred feet of ANDAL, whose sweet words resemble those of a garden parrot, and who brought greatness to the vEyar kulam of periyAzhwAr, are the refuge for us (today, tomorrow and for ever).
What kind of "sOlaikkiLi" (garden parrot) is She? The author of the taniyan explains: She is "kOlasuri Sangai mAyan sevvAyin guNam vinavum seelattinaL". (As we shall see soon under the pAsuram "karuppUram nARumO"), She is trying to find out the first-hand experience of (something that She is not blessed with, yet) the exquisite conch, pAncajanyam, and asks:"Oh! pAncajanya AzhvAre! You are happily seated in the hand of vaDamaduraiyAr mannan vAsudEvan, you are constantly enjoying bhaghavAn's beautiful lips. Oh! kOlapperum sangaraiyA! You get to enjoy sengaNmAl's vAi tIrTTam (saliva in His mouth) when He blows you; How do His beautiful, coral-like lips taste like? Do they smell like pacchai kaRpURam (edible camphor)? Or, do they smell like the beautiful, red lotus? Do they taste like kaRkaNdu (rock candy)?"
She is also "ten tirumalli nAdi, sezhunguzhal mel mAlait toDai ten arangarukkeeyum madippuDaiya sOlaikkiLi". She is the queen of tirumalli nAdu (land surrounding SrI villiputtUr); She decorated Her long, thick hair with kadamba mAlai (garland) and presented it to azhagiya maNavALan (arangan).madippuDaiya sOlaikkiLi:
It is interesting to note that piLLai lOkam jIyar in his "taniyan vyAkyAnam" for nAcciyAr tirumozhi tries to establish Godai as a kiLi (parrot) in so many ways: "periyAzhvAr tirumagaLennum madippuDaiya kiLi" - the parrot who had the honor of being periyAzhvAr's esteemed daughter; "AzhvAr Asramattil kiLi" - a parrot in AzhvAr's Asramam; "periyAzhvAr tEnum pAlum amuDumAya tirumAl tirunAmattAlE vaLarttu eDutta kiLi" - the kiLi who was brought up by periyAzhvAr with the Lord's tirunAmam which is sweet like honey, milk and nectar; "vaLarttu eDuppArkkum kAlilE vaNanga vENdum padiyAna kiLi" - the kiLi, who exceeded Her father and thus became even worshipable by him (by becoming the Lord's consort).
ANDAL is considered "nArINAm uttamAvaDhU" (the most noble of all the women), since She declared "mAniDavaRkku enRu pEccuppaDil vAzhgilEn" (I will not live if I am betrothed to a human) and lived Her life with great, divine love for kaNNan; with extreme love for Her Lord, She goes to the extent of praying to kAmadEvan to help Her serve kESava nambhi's tiruvadigaL (feet) and failing in that attempt, tries to the get the help of kuyil (a bird) and sends messages through the clouds, ocean etc. ANDAL's seelam (purity) and pAtivratA mahimai (chastity) are what makes Her the most noble of all women. We will see next, how this great treasure of womenhood, enjoyed and experienced the samslEsham and vislEsham (kooDal and ooDal - sangamam and (false) anger) with Her own Lord, whom She loved with all Her heart.
[It is not the tradition in some temples to recite the above mentioned taniyan.]
sarvam SrIman nArAyaNAyEti samarpayAmi.
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