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From: Vaidehi Venkatakrishnan (vv_at_elm.circa.ufl.edu)
Date: Fri Jun 10 1994 - 09:54:30 PDT
You are correct about the explanation. Dr. Narayamnan says that eventhough he (rAma Ramanuja belonged to a later time period, because he fulfilled Andal's desire, he is referred to as Koyil Annan - literally meaning brother -elder brother in the temple and since Sorry for the incomplete words/ sentences. Having designated him as elder brother, anyone else is considered younger and hence pinnanaL (literally means followed -implying order in some abstract family ties or because both contributed enormously to Vaishnava samprathayam and were such ardent devotees of Govinda). I will follow this up with a meaning of the verses. Vaidehi V.