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Sri Ramanuja and Sri Andal

From: Parthasarati Dileepan (MFPD_at_UTCVM.UTC.EDU)
Date: Thu Jun 09 1994 - 15:19:12 PDT

The following pasuram in praise of Sri Andal is part of Sri Vaishnava
saaRRumurRai:

\bt
thiruvaadip pooratthuc jegatthuthitthaaL vaazhiyE!
thiruppaavai muppathoom seppinaaL vaazhiyE!
periyaazvaar peRReduttha peNpiLLai vaazhiyE!
perumpoothoor maamunikku pinnaanaaL vaazhiyE!   (My post is about this line)
orunNooRRu naaRpatthu moonRuraitthaaL vaaziyE!
uyararangark kEkaNNi yuganthaLitthaaL vaazhiyE!
maruvaarum thirumalli vaLanNaadu vaazhiyE!
vaNputhuvai nagarkOthai malarppathangaL vaaziyE!
\et

I want to draw your attention to the fourth line.  Why is Sri Andal
referred here as "pinnaanaaL" to Sri Ramanuja?  One explanation I
once heard was that Sri Ramanuja fulfilled Sri Andal's desire for
offering 100 containers of "akkaaravadisal," -- Naacciyaar thirumozhi 9.6.
I forgot how that made Sri Ramanuja a older brother.  Are there any
other explanations?



Regards,

P. Dileepan