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thirup pAvai - part 58 - "tharuvAn" - - oru poruL viLakkam

From: Sampath Rengarajan (
Date: Thu Feb 11 1999 - 04:28:02 PST

Sri ANDAL thiruvadikaLE saraNam

nArAyaNaNE namakkE paRai tharuvAn.

thirup pAvai - part 58 - "tharuvAn" -  - oru poruL viLakkam

Dear bAgawathAs,

     "paRai" is also conceived by some as the gunAs such  as 
nyAnam and seelam for doing  kaimkaryam  and sAdhana upAyam. 
But then are we not doing the sAdhan upAyam  itself  already
in the form of this nOnbu ? the gunAs is required for  doing
kaimkaryam. That is a pakkuvam or maturity to bey the orders.
A discipline to carry out what is ordained. This  discipline
or gunam comes from  lord's  own  blessings  and  we  cannot 
acquire it or   practice it ourselves as we are always under 
the  constant  influence of mAya and karmA. Only HE can make
it conducive such that we are mellowed to do kaimkaryam.  
	The tamil word "tharuvAn" means HE  will  provide or 
give or grant. There are some  aspects  considered  as  some 
fundamental  strong points  we  must  learn  from this word.
ie The word "tharuvAn" is derived from the fundamental tamil 
word "thA". "thA" means a request or appeal  to  someone  to  
give something. kEttAl thAnE thara mudiyum. ie Only when you
ask can one give something ? the Word tharuvAn as  one  will
give is an implication that something  has  been  asked.  It 
also  means  that  something  has to be asked for someone to 
give or this nonbu or saranagathi   has to be perfomed  as a 
minimal   act  atleast.  So  this  word  "tharuvAn"  in  its 
fundamental derivation validate the "nOnbu" or "of asking or
seeking Sri Krishna anubavam  or  seeking a  holy  matrimony 
with the bride groom Lord Sri Ranganatha". 

	The other meaning is that tharuvAn is an  assertion.
As similar to an AchArya saying ast the  end  of  baranyAsam
Sri ANDAL confirms that HE *WILL*, repeat  *definetely WILL*
give us  mOksham for those who are doing this nOnbu. HE will 
surely grant us the palan of nOnbu. Another  meaning is that 
HE will give means HE will give  in  future. The palan is at 
the end of the birth  and  once we  complete  performing the 
sarangathi and observe all the  protocols to the best of our 

Sri ANDAL thiruvadikaLE saraNam
Sampath Rengarajan

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