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MahA VidvAn PerukkAraNai Swamy's ThiruppAvai Commentary: Part V : ParAsara Bhattar's Taniyian

From: Sadagopan (sgopan_at_computer.net)
Date: Thu Dec 14 2000 - 06:05:53 PST

Srimathyai GodhAyai Nama:
SrimathE RaamAnujAya Nama:

Dear BhakthAs :

Let us pay our respects to the Taniyans of ThiruppAvai
in this posting . 

Introductory Remarks (v.S)
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ThiruppAvai's glories are celebrated by the THREE Taniyans
(Mughdhakams) , which are composed by ParAsara Bhattar(b.1074 A.D)
in Sanskrit ( NeeLA Thunga Sthana Giri--) and two more in 
Tamil by UyyakkoNDAr ( 826-937 A.D), the direct disciple of
AchArya Naathamuni . Swamy UyyakkoNDAr's Taniyans are:

(1) Anna Vayal Puthuvai ANDAL--
(2) SooDikkoduttha SudarkkodiyE --

There are number of other celebratory verses on
ANDAL's ThiruppAvai or Her avthAra Sthalam 
by PoorvAchAryAs although the above three are 
the only ones recognized as Taniyans for ThiruppAvai .
Some of the other verses in Tamil celebrating 
ANDAL's Vaibhavam are:

(1) vEyar Pukazh VillipputthUr --Swamy Desikan
(2) inRo AadippUram ----Swamy MaNavALa MaamunigaL
(3) PeriyAzhwAr PeNN PiLLayAi--  "
(4) Anjukkudikku oru SanthathiyAi --  "
(5) paathakangaL Theerkkum Paramandi Kaattum
    Vedam anaitthukkum VitthAhum --Vedap PirAn Bhattar
(6) Godhai PiranthavUr --Vedap PirAn Bhattar
(7) Vaazhit ThirunAmam: ThiruvAdip Pooratthil--   

We will focus on the First of the three Taniyans 
in this posting : Sri ParAsara Bhattar's Sanskrit 
Taniyan , which is considered as the essence Of 
(SaarArtham of )ThiruppAvai takes this grand form :

NeeLA-Tunga sthanagiri-taDI Suptham udhbhOdhya KrishNam
  PaarArTyam svam sruthi-satha-siras-siddham adhyApayanthI
svOcchishtAyAm sraji nigalitham yaa balAthkruthya bhunkthE
  GOdhA Tasyai Nama idhamidham bhUya yEvAsthu BhUya:

(Meaning according to Dr.V.N.S.Raghavan): May I offer 
my obeisance again and again to Goddess ANDAL alias
GOdhA --to her alone--who awakened Lord KrishNA (taking
rest and)sleeping on the mountain-like lofty breasts of
Goddess NILA alias Nappinnai PirAtti; GOdhA , who has 
imparted to Him ( Lord KrishNA )Her dependence ( on Him )
as established in the hundreds of the texts of the crown
of the VedAs( Viz. the VedAnthA or the Upanishads); and 
GOdhA , who forcefully enjoys Him after binding Him with 
flower-wreaths that were already worn by Her.

Last week , SrimAn U.Ve. M.A.VenaktakrishNan Swamy
gave a Tele-UpanyAsam on this Taniyan alone for 
more than thrity minutes . He dealt at length with 
the avathAram of this Taniyan at ThirukkOshtiUr
at the request of a sishyar of ParAsara Bhattar , 
who was at this dhivya dEsam in self-exile from Srirangam
as a result of his anguish over the apachAram of a local king.
Sri M.A.V.Swamy explained the significance of the words
 " PaarArhtyam" at length in his UpanyAsam.

We will take up the SvApadEsArthams of this taniyan
as revealed by PoorvAchAryALs in general and
Sri PerukkAraNai Swamy in particular in the next posting.

"PinjAi PazhutthALai ANDALai Bhakthiyudan
 NaaLUM VazhutthAi ManamE mahizhndu "  

ThiruppAvai Jeeyar Daasan , Oppiliappan Koil V.SatakOpan    

      


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