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thirup pAvai - part 26 - kumaran and singam

From: Sampath Rengarajan (
Date: Fri Jan 08 1999 - 03:46:21 PST

thirup pAvai - part 26 - kumaran and singam

Sri ANDAL thiruvadikaLE saraNam

Dear bAgawathAs,
      Prior  to  going  into  the next line we have to pause and 
enjoy the "kavi nayam" of ANDAL. She addressed her bridegroom in
two different ways. Why would she address  HIM  as "nandagOpan's 
kumaran" and "yasOdhai ilam singam"? It is said that every  time
Sri Krishna does any  "mischief" and then the  Aychiyars  make a 
complaint to the Father. When the Father  enquires with HIM,  it
seems SriKrishna will pretend to be a  very  innocent person and 
will swear that HE didnot do anything wrong. While doing HE will
maintian all protocols  and  respects.   (remember Father is the
AchAryA sthAnam). So his Father will be impressed with all these
and ignore all the complaints and feel proud of HIS son.  Father
Son relationship is something  unique  (as  similar  to  AchAryA 
ShishyAL relationship) that one can only understad this by going 
through this. Due to this  extraordinary   relationship the Lord 
is addressed as "nandagOpan kumaran". 

	When the Aaychiyars come and lodge a protest to yasOdhai
it seems yasOdhai will want to severly punish him. But Lord will 
get "angry" with her and will jump on her as similar to a "lion"
having its "seeRRam". In this episode it is said that  our  Lord 
thus reacts differently to the mother and hence HE is  addressed
as "yasOdhai ilam singam". ie The Lord reacts as a "kumaran"  to
His Father (AchAryA) and behaves like a "singam" to HIS mother. 

      The AchArya thatthuvam and mantra upadEsam have been dealt
in the previous postings. The inner meaning of current  line  is  
one of the end result of the mantra siddhi discussed earlier. ie
"prathayakasha darshanam" or nEtra darsanam. Prior to discussing 
that  we  will deal the meanings of the tamil words used in this 

Sri ANDAL thiruvadikaLE saraNam 
Sampath Rengarajan   

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