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Thiruvaaymozhi 7.3- Great are His Victorious acts! Grand are His avataars!

From: Madhavakkannan V (
Date: Sun Jun 21 1998 - 21:44:48 PDT


Dearest Sisters and Brothers,

Last ten pAsurams, AzhwAr narrated about his (or her) loss to KaNNan. 
"KaNNapiraanukku en peNmai thORREn". Now, The Lord was really impressed 
with the AzhwAr's anubhavam and shows him His Victories and Valorous 
acts. AzhWar enjoys all His victorious and valorous acts and describes 
them to us. Let us also enjoy along with AzhwAr and be blessed. (this 
introduction for these ten is by PiLLai thirunaRaiyoor araiyar.)

Dearest Sisters and Brothers, Those who read and enjoy (good ) Tamil and 
admire its rhythm and words, please read this ten. IT IS SIMPLY 
EXCELLENT. Please read with a beat and thaaLam. It is so nice to read 
aloud. Kamban, also writes in such lovely rhyming words. Swami Desikan's 
Sanskrit is beyond compare for his such rhyming words (of course with 
the rich, deep meanings). 

1. aazhi yezha chchangum villum ezha, dhisai
vaazhi yezhath thaNdum vaaLu mezha, aNdam
mOzhai yezha mudi paadha mezha, appan
oozhi yezha ulagham goNta vaaRE.

(Did you read? The words just come and dove tail into the slots so 
cute.) This pAsuram is about Thrivikramavataar. - Bhagawaan 
Thrivikraman, when He took the Huge, Large, Great, Grand, Form to 
measure the universe, firstly, the ChakratthAzhwAn appeared. Then Sanghu 
and Kothandam (Divine Conch and Bow) appeared. From all directions, 
there were sounds of greetings that emanated with "Vaazhgha; Vaazhgha". 
Subsequently, The maze and the Sword appeared. Like the fountain of 
water that just spurts out spontaneously, the Cup of His crown and the 
tip of His tow appeared simultaneously, ripping apart, the sky and the 
world. Immediately, it is good and great time that appeared for the 
world. Thus,-My father (appan),- The way He measured the Universe- What 
a marvel it is! What a shining form the world was of (when He appeared 
in this world)! 

2. aaRu malaikk ethirnN thOtu moli,ara
vooRu chulaaymalai thEykku moli,kadal
maaRu chuzhanRu azhaik kinRa voli, appan
chaaRu pada amudham konda naanRE 

(In the second pAsuram, AzhwAr talks about Emperumaan's act during 
Churning of Milk Ocean by Devas and asurAs). My father, - en appan- He 
churned the Milk Ocean for Devas and created a mood of Big Festival. 
When the Ocean was churned with the Manthara mountain in the middle, the 
rivers (that were to run and flow towards the Ocean) started running 
away form it and were flowing back to their respective mountains (from 
where they came from). (Naturally, when the mountain was in the middle, 
the whole place was at a higher elevation, and the rivers were flowing 
form the higher elevation to their mountains.). Due to all those rivers 
flowing backwards, there was tremendous roar of water gushing backwards. 
There was also the Great big sound of Vasuki snake, rubbing against the 
Manthara mounatin, which made the mountain move form right to left. That 
sound added to the noise. The waves and the deep water coming to the 
surface due to churning was also supplementing to the enormous noise 
that engulfed the whole area. (what a visualisation of AzhwAr! Wha a 
show Emeprumaan showed to AzhwAr!) Like that Emperumaan, as KurmA 
avataar, helped Devas churn the Ocean and eat Nectar (Amirtham).

3. naanRila vEzh maNNum thaanaththavE, pinnum
naanRila vEzh malai thaanaththavE, pinnum
naanRila vEzh kadal thaanaththavE, appan
oonRi yidandheyiR Ril koNda naaLE.

(In this thrid pAsuram, it is Varaaha avattar's mahaatmiyam.) en appan- 
My father- took Varaaha avathaaram and brought the BhUmi (The Earth) 
back. When He brought back the Earth, all Seven oceans, Seven mountains, 
Seven islands, were all in tact and did not at all shift their 
respective locations. It is due to His protections and grace, everything 
was in its place. 

4. naaLu mezha nila neeru mezha, viNNum
kOLum ezha eri kaalu mezha, malai
thaaLu mezhach chudar thaanum ezha, appan
ooLi  yezha vulakam uNda vooNE.

(This is about His saving the entire universe during PraLayam (Cosmic 
cycle end)). During the Big PraLaya kaalam, Emperumaan, ate the whole, 
entire universe as His food, and retained it in His stomach to protect 
the same. When He did that, He sucked the whole world. There was a huge 
sound and was a great noise to suck the entire land, the water, etc.. 
The time, the directions, the land, the space, the air, the water, - all 
were sucked. There was NO DIFFERENCE between them, when they were all 
hidden inside the stomach. The Planets, The fire the mountains, The Sun, 
The Moon- all went inside and lost their places and forms. - Like that 
He ate EVERYTHING as His food and had them in His stomach.

5. ooNudai mallar thagharndha voli, mannar
aaNudai chEnai nadungum oli, viNNuL
ENudaith thEvar veLip patta voli, appan
kaaNudaip bhaaradham kaiyaraip pOzhdhE.

(This pasuram decsribes the way Lord conducted and made Pandavas win 
KurushEthra battle.) My father- Emperumaan- majestically brought the 
Chariot to the middle of the army, with everyone seeing with awe, His 
effortlessness. During that time, there were various noises. When the 
soldiers (mallars- wrestlers?) fell on the ground dying, after being hit 
very badly, there were huge noises; There were also noises of running 
away from the scene by other kings' soldiers who were terribly scared 
and were shivering looking at Emperumaan's effortless coming to the 
middle with Divine tEjas and exquisite Beauty. The Proud Devas, appeared 
in the sky and praised Him and such noises also added to the sound. 

6. pOzthu melindhapun chekkaril,vaan dhisai
choozhum ezhundhu uthirap punalaa, malai
keezthu piLandha chiNGkam oththathaal, appan
aazthuyar cheydhu asuraraik kollumaaRE.

(This is the excellent description of Nrisimha avataar.) en appan- My 
father- took Narasimha avataar and showed His anger. He gave hiraNyan 
terrible regret for his misdeeds and apchaaram to His bhakthA and cured 
that regret by killing the asuran and destroying him. When the evening 
was about to come in and the day time was getting over (during 
twilight), Emperumaan killed HiraNyan. He tore him and killed him with 
blood gushing out everywhere- the sky, the earth and in all directions. 
This act was similar to a huge mountain that has been dropped on the 
ground and a Big, ferocious Lion cuts that mountain into two pieces with 
terrible anger. 

7.maaRu niraiththu iraikkum charaNGkaL, ina
nooRu piNam malai pOl puraLa, kadal
aaRum aduthth uthirappunalaa, appan
neeRu pada ilaNGkai cheRRa nErE.

(Sri Ramaavathaaram is narrated herein.). en appan- Sri Raman- the way 
He destroyed lankaa with His Valour, His Dharma and His Greatness. There 
was no "mayyam" (no cheating or mischief). There were metallic twangs 
and sounds everwhere with the twangs of Emperumaan's bow chord (and also 
of IlayaperumaaL's) and the sound of arrows hitting against each other 
in all directions. There were hundreds and hundreds of bodies falling on 
the ground dying. The entire area was filled with blood and it was a 
blood river that was flowing towards the sea to make it look red. Thus 
the entire lankaa was made to dust by Sri Rama. 

8. nEr charinNthaan kodikkOzhi koNdaan, pinnum
nEr_charinNthaan eriyum analOn, pinnum
nErcharinNthaanmukkaN moorththikaN teer,appan
nEr_chari vaaNandhiN tOLkoNta anRE.

(Bhagawaan's cutting the shoulders of bANAsuran). En appan- (when 
bANAsuran came to fight against Him,) KaNNan, conquered him and cut his 
shoulders and won the battle. To support the bANAsuran, SubramaNyan came 
and lost. Then came Agni and he also lost to KaNNan. After agni ran away 
from the scene, came Sivan, who also lost to KaNNan. 

9. anRu maN neer eri kaalviN malaimuthal,
anRu chudariraN tumpiRa vum,pinnum
anRu mazaiyuyir thEvummaR Rum,appan
anRu muthalula kamchey thadhumE.

(Here, AzhwAr talks about the way He created the worlds). He is the 
Primordial Chief. He, created the whole universe, in the beginning. At 
that time, He created BhUmi, Water, Fire, Air and the Space (the Panch 
BhUthAs). He also created the Sun and the Moon. He created many other 
objects and then, on top of  that He created rains, the lives (among 
beings) and the demi Gods. 

10. mEy nirai keezhpuka maapura La,chunai
vaaynNiRai neer_piLi Richchori ya,ina
aanNirai paadiyaNG kEyotuNG ka,appan
theemazai kaaththuk kunRa metuththaanE.

(The Govardhana Giri episode is described). Like the fierce fire, the 
rains rained (like cats and dogs) for consecutive seven days and nights) 
to destroy the Aayar kulam (due to Indran getting antagonised by them). 
KaNNan- Kutti KaNNan- Boy KaNNan, with little finger, effortlessly 
lifted the huge Govardhana mountain above His Head in order to let all 
in Aayar kulam- (the cattle, the salves, the people etc.. etc..) cone 
under the mountain and stay for seven days. The animals from the 
mountain fell down rolling down from the top of the mountain. The water 
falls and the streams started flowing down with more force (due to 
higher elevation now). Every one belonging to Aayarpaadi stayed under 
the mountain peacefully (drinking the Sowlabhya- Sowseelaya exquisite 
Beauty of that Neela mEgha ShyAmaLan- lifting the Huge mountain 
effortlessly with a mandhahaasam (smile) on His face, and looking at 
them (the "poor" aayar kulam- enriched with His Most merciful glance on 
them- I am quite sure they would have felt bad when the rain stopped!) 

11. Sri SadagOpar has sung 1000 pAsurams about KaNNan and narrated His 
glories, with Bhakti laden verses. Those who read these ten (out of 1000 
) are SURE to come out VICTORIOUS. (NampiLLai says: those who read with 
a desire in their hearts will get their desires fulfilled; Those who are 
after wealth, will get more wealth; Those who have surrendered to the 
Lord will get their five senses conquered by them; those who are 
prapannas will win against the Kaimkarya virOdhis (enemies of 
kaimkaryam). (The ChUrNikai 8 to 21 in Thirumanthra prakaraNam in 
mumukshupadi is equivalent to these ten verses)

NammAzhwAr ThiruvadigaLE saraNam

Ram Ram

With Best Regards

NarayaNa dAsan madhavakkannan

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