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Thondar adip podi AzhwAr

From: Madhavakkannan V (
Date: Thu Jul 30 1998 - 21:49:06 PDT


Dearest Sisters and Brothers,

The pAsurams of Thondaradippodi AzhwAr about cutting heads off are 
referred to and are being discussed in the group. Sri badri's post was 
superb and well explained on the context. But, it is sitll to be further 
understood that AzhwAr , as Sri Mani beautifully pointed out, was 
frustrated at the suroundings and other sects (non-saastraic) spreading 
and spanning their philosophy and misleading the gullible.

So out of such frustration, one can say such statements. Afte rall, he 
was so human that he sings lovely verses on his "helplessness", "his 
vEsham" (vilaavaRa chiritthittEnE!- He laughs at his own vEsham ) etc..  
His kArpanyam" naichiyam, are well known.

Even we at times, tell our own sons, spouses, friends when we are in the 
midst of argument or anger, "I just feel like strangling you for that- I 
feel like thrashing you". If not loud, at least in our minds(!).

Before concluding just one look at two of this AzhwAr's GREAT PASURAMS 
and let us get blessed by the AzhwAr.  

1. "OorilEn kANiyillai; uRavu maRRu oruvar illai;/
pAril nin pAtha moolam paRRilEn parama moorthee;/
kAroLi vaNNanE (en) kaNNanE! kadharuginREn;/
AruLar kaLaikaN ammA! arngamA nagaruLAnE!/"

Meaning: I have no place; no properties; no relatves; none other than 
you; I know only your Lotus feet; O Lord of Blue hued sky colour! You 
only are my refuge. Can you not hear my cries? Is there any one else to 
save me except you?"

2. "manatthil Or thUymai illai; vaakilOr insollillai"....punatthuzhhay 
maalaiyaanE! ponni soozh thiruvarangaa! enakku ini yen gathi sollaay! 
ennai aLudaiya kOvE!" (I forgot the second line)

Meaning: I am not pure in my mind; I do not speak good words; Oh Lord of 
Thiruvarangam (Sri Rangam!), What is the salvation for me? Please tell 

AzhwAr is so soft, tender, a great bhakthA and highly human. (Even 
though he was an incarnate of vanamaalaa of Lord Narayanan)

ThondaradippodiAzhwAr ThiruvadigaLE SaraNam

Ram Ram

With Best Regards

NarayaNa dAsan madhavakkannan

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