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From: Vijay Triplicane (vijayt_at_acuson.com)
Date: Wed Mar 12 1997 - 13:45:53 PST
Hello, I am continuing the ongoing series on thiruvallikkENi by posting the 10 pAsurams from periya thirumozhi. This is by our beloved sri thirumaN^gai AzhwAr as a maN^gaLAsAsanam on the thiruvallikkENi dhivya dhEsam. The first 9 of 10 pAsurams end with "thiruvallikkENi kaNdEnE". In the first portion AzhwAr talks about the greatness of the perumAl, his kalyANa guNAs, and expresses his immense pleasure. Then at the end he says, "I am blessed to have the dharshan of the perumAl at this exquisite place called thiruvallikkENi". (Based on Sri PB aNNaN^garAchAriyAr swamy's dhivyArththa dheepikai) periya thirumozhi - 2'nd paththu, 3'rd thirumozhi 1'st paasuram: viRperu vizhavum kaNYchanum mallum vEzhamum paaganum veezha, cheRRavan Rannai, purameri seydha sivanuRu thuyargaLai thEvai, paRRalar veeyak kOlkaiyil koNdu paartthanRan thErmunnNin Raanai, siRRavai paNiyaal mudithuRanN dhaanaith thiruvallik kENikkaN dEnE. (2) 2.3.1 peru - periya, the great vil vizhavum - the yaagam that kamsa performed for his bow. (Kamsa performed a big pooja for his bow and had invited krishNa with evil intentions) kaNYchanum mallum vEzhamum paaganum veezha cheRRavan thannai The one who killed Kamsa and his soldiers(kaNYchanum mallum), his elephant and its trainer(vEzhamum paaganum) in the great yaga for the bow puram eri cheydha - The one who burnt thiripuram (this is a reference to Lord Shiva - what is this story here????) sivan uRu thuyar kaLai dhEvai - The dhEvan (Lord vishNu) who removed all the problems of shiva (the problem that is referred to here is the brahmahaththi saabam for shiva) paRRalar veeya kOl kaiyil koNdu paarththan than thEr mun n^inRaanai In order to kill all the enemies(paRRalar) He carried a whip (kOl)and stood in front of Arjuna's(paarththan) chariot. siRRavai paNiyaal mudi thuRan^thaanai The One(sri Rama) who renounced the throne( mudi thuRan^thaanai) on his step mother's( siRRavai) order thiruvallikkENi kaNdEnE - I (thirumaN^gai aazwaar) was blessed to offer my prayers to sri KrishNa and sri Rama here at Triplicane.(thiruvallikkENi) sri rukmiNi sametha sri pArththasArathi swamy thiruvadigaLE charaNam dhaasan Vijay Triplicane PS: I am indeed blessed to be born at this dhivya dhEsam (and hence my last name Triplicane!) When i told my grandfather that i am called Mr. Triplicane by the westerners here, he felt so happy that i have created an opportunity for these veLLaikArans (the whites) to atleast tell the name of the dhivya dhEsam. This was my grandfather's first response.