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Bees and dogs

From: Parthasarati Dileepan (MFPD_at_UTCVM.UTC.EDU)
Date: Sat May 06 1995 - 16:48:34 PDT

It is common to interpret bees as aachaaryaas.  ANdaaL's
poRivaNDU, thirumangai's vari vaNdu and maNi vaNdu, and
paaNar's mathuramaa vaNdu and anciRiya vaNdu are some examples.
Periyaazhvaar says, \bt "irunciRai vaNdu emperumaan guNampaadi
malligai veNsangoothum mathiLarangam enbathuvE." 4.5.8 \et
Is it not our aachaaryaas who sing in praise of emperumaan's
thirukkalyaaNa guNangaL.  ThoNdaradippodi's vaNdinam also
refers to our aachaaryaas.

Now, to dogs; thoNdaradippodi's intense devotion to sri
vaishNavam does manifest in strong sentiments against
samaNar, saakkiyar, and buththars.  But taken as a whole
thiru maalai is progressive even with present day
standards, and I think Badri will agree :-).

Read thiru mazhisai's thiruchchandha viruththam for a
new outlook about dogs.


-- Dileepan