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Feedbacks from Sri Venkat Iyengar on NT-5.5

From: Kalyani Krishnamachari (
Date: Tue Jan 05 1999 - 09:21:46 PST

namaskAramgaL!  I just wanted to share the following comments from 
Sri Venkat Iyengar with the bhakti members:

Kalyani Krishnamachari
Subject: Re: mannu perumpugazh
Date: Mon, 28 Dec 1998 11:55:20 +0000 (GMT)
From: "Venkat Iyengar S." <>

dear madam,
Thank you very much for taking extra effort and time to beautifully
bring out the meanings of this paasuram and sri PVP's vyakyanam.
Unfortunately due to the (nagaram!) which has been established at
Srivilliputtur the gentle walking swans no longer roam in the fields
here.One has to go well into the forest nearby after rains to catch a
glimpse of the white birds floating around near water pools.Also i
came to know why hamsa vahanam/anna vahanam is one of Andal's favorite
vahanams.Sri Andal comes in the periya hamsa vahanam during garuda sevai
in adi masam ,and she will come riding through the Srivilliputtur streets
on Anna Vahanam on 11th jan 99(5 th thirunal) in this margazhi.
Also this paasuram is a special one in this series as it is recited 2 times

thank you
Venkat S Iyengar.


Subject: Re: mannu perumpugazh
Date: Tue, 5 Jan 1999 11:21:29 +0000 (GMT)
From: "Venkat Iyengar S." <>

yes,you may share that mail in the list.i was reflecting on the
meanings of individual words of that paasuram last weekend.Sri
andal uses the phrase "en poru kayal kan inai tunja".the meanings
of the words "poru kayal" before kan is not very straight if one
thinks in simple tamil .one can imagine it as the eyes that are 
waiting excitedly and impatiently for the permanent darsanam
of lord's thirumeni(as the words 'ponnadi kanbador asainal') is used
ponnadi kamikaporar adhi nichiyam but andal is waiting
impatiently so that at the instant perumal gives her the darsanam
she does not want her eyes to be closed even for a fractional
amount of time at that instant and then from instant onwards 
have nitya darsanam(sada pasyanti)

though i do not know the meaning of" poru kayal" i have just
tried to guess and speculate based on your meanings and
these are just some of my thoughts....