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ThiruvallikkENi and Mylapore

From: Parthasarati Dileepan (MFPD_at_UTCVM.UTC.EDU)
Date: Sun May 29 1994 - 18:31:11 PDT

After seeing Vaidehi's post I wanted to post a
pasuram about Parthasarathi perumaaL.
Here is one from periya thiru mozhi (2.3.9).

\bt
meen amar poigai naaN malar koyvaan
vEtkaiyinOdu senRizhintha
kaanamar vEzham kaiyeduth alaRa
karaa athan kaalinaik kathuva
aanaiyin thuyaram theerap puLLoornthu
senRu ninRu aazhi thottaanai
thEnamar sOlai maada maamayilai
thiruvallikkENi kaNdEnE.
\et

The urai by Sri Uttamoor Veeraraghava chari brings
out two interesting points, I think.

(1) 'puLLoornthu senRu ninRu aazhi thottaanai'

     Here, in his haste to save GajEndran, perumaaL
     was too fast for Cakkarathaazhvaar.  PerumaaL
     had to stop and wait (senRu ninRu) for 'aazhi'
     to catch up with Him.


(2)  'maada maamayilai thiruvallikkENi'

     ThiruvallikkENi was part of present day
     Mylapore!


The story of Gajendran has interesting interpretation.
It is my understanding that we as Sri Vaishnavaas must
think of Gajenthraazhvaar's story each morning as we get
out of our beds.



Regards,

P. Dileepan