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thoo nilA muRRam - part 39 - "sArngam uthaittha sara mazhai pOl"

From: Sampath Rengarajan (srengara_at_hotmail.com)
Date: Sun Jun 20 1999 - 18:38:07 PDT

thoo nilA muRRam - part 39  - "sArngam uthaittha  sara  mazhai pOl"

Sri ANDAL thiruvadikaLE saraNam
AchAryan thiruvadikaLE saraNam

Dear bAgawathAs,

	It  is  said that Sri ANDAL delivered in the 4th pAsuram in
thirup pAvAi as "sArngam uthaittha  sara  mazhai pOl" on seeing Sri
sArangan and HIS bow on HIS hand in  thiru kudanthai. ie., It seems
Lord  pressed  with  right thumb on the bow and it seems the arrows
took  off  as multiple warheads and  poured on as similar to a rain
showers the opponent in Sri Lanka. The word "saram"  has a  special
meaning here.  There are several types  of rain showers.  This is a
special one. This has an unique pattern. The density of the rain or
a forest  is sometimes seen with respect to how you can see between
the two consecutive drops or columns of rain  that  are  falling or
the  two consecutive  trees that are present in a forest. The saram
here denotes the dense and  packed  number of several arrows coming
out in a particular pitch (the distance between each of them) or an
order  or  an  arrangement that gives the enemy no shelter anywhere
in between any two arrows.

	The moolavar HIMself is appearing as  the  ursavar  as well.
While in Srirangam,  the moolavar is worshipped as Lord Sri Krishna
("vennay uNda vAyan" smells  butter in Sri  Garba  graham  all  the
time), Ursavar Sri namperumAL is seen as Sri Rama by many. However,
in thiru kudanthai divya dEsam both the moolavar ("nadantha  kALgaL
nonthavO" ie., the legs that walked  to Sri lanka are  tired),  and
the ursavar Sri  sArngapAni are both  seen  as Sri  RamA  by  some.
However Sri  nammAzhwAr  sees  the moolavar as Sri krishna who gave
mOksham  to  Sri boothanai mainly (pEycchi avaLai muLaiyOdu "vuyir"
uNdAn"). When Sri rAma  worshipped both Sri Ranganthar and Sri  ArA
amuthan inside HIM  prior  to HIS  grand pattAbishEkanm, it is said
that  visAlAkshee, Sri  SithA pirAttti stood next to HIM and looked
at  both  Sri  Rama   and  Sri  Aranga ArA amuthan,  back  to  back
wondering   whose  eyes are more wonderful. Vedha purushan, purusha
utthaman Sri Raman and Sri Krishnan  are  seen  even  today  in the
reflected eyes  of  Sri  ArA amuthan for those who constantly think
of HIM and pray to HIM.

	Sri nammAzhwAr also addressed the Ursavar as "nARROL enthAy,
unathu aruLE,  piriyA  adimai  ennai  koNdAi".  The  Lord  who  has
chathur  bujam,  (in  this sannithi  it  is  the ursavar Sri sArnga
rAjan who has chathur bhujam), you have taken me as your adimai who
will never leave you on any circumstances.  There   are   not  many
ursavars who are addressed by AzhwArs. This can also be meant  that
you made me as your adiyAr due to your infinite compassion and  you
never want to leave me (piriyAmal  ennai adimai koNdai) neither you
will give me up on  any  occassion.  Thiru   kaNNa   puram  ursavar
(currently Sri  Vaduvoor Sri Ramar) was addressed by thirumangai in
HIS pathigam.

Sri  kOmaLa  vaLLi  thAyAr  samEtha  Sri ArA amudhan  thiruvadikaLE
saraNam
Sampath Rengarajan

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