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nAcciyAr tirumozhi III-kaNNan's vastrApaharaNam 3

From: Kalyani Krishnamachari (
Date: Mon Aug 10 1998 - 22:34:41 PDT

                SrI ANDAL samEta SrI rangamannAr tiruvaDigaLE SaraNam

                   nAcciyAr tirumozhi III-kaNNan's vastrApaharaNam 
              pAsuram 3.3 (third tirumozhi - pAsuram 3 ellE Idenna iLamai)

A. Translation from SrImAn SaDagOpan's tamizh treatise:

In this pASuram,  ANDAL reminds kaNNan that He is none other than Lord 
rAma and asks Him if it is appropriate that a great maHAvIran like
Him acts childishly and steals girls' clothes on the pond side and makes 
them stand naked.

" Oh, rAmA, who destroyed lanKA with your great kOdaNDam! People will 
slight you if news spreads that you have insulted us by taking away our 
clothes!  Don't you ever think of honor or shame?  If our mothers know about 
this, they will never let us come near you! At least, please think about that.
Oh, kurumbA (mischievous boy), who is sitting on the kurundai tree!  Please
give us our clothes.  We will give you anything you wish! We will run away 
before the village people come here.  Oh, lotus eyed kaNNA!  Enough of this 

ellE! Idu enna iLamai?  em manaiyAr kANil oTTAr
 pollA~ngu  Idu enRu karudAi pUngurundu ERi irutti
villAl ila~ngai azhittAi! nI vEndiyadu ellAm taruvOm
 pallArum kANAmE pOvOm pattaip paNittu aruLAyE

sarvam SrIman nArAyaNAyEti samarpayAmi.

Kalyani Krishnamachari