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Nappinnai

From: Parthasarati Dileepan (MFPD_at_UTCVM.UTC.EDU)
Date: Wed May 31 1995 - 06:21:48 PDT

In as much as Pinnai is mentioned in Chilapathigaram,
which BTW precedes ANdaaL, Pinnai and ANdaaL cannot
be one and the same.  Besides, ANdaaL herself cajoles the lord
to wake up from his sleep, resting on Nappinnai's breasts.

koththu alar poonguzhal nappinnai kongai mEl
vaiththu kidantha malar maarbaa ....

Clearly, ANdaaL is not singing about herself here.


As for Radha, Badri's speculation about nappinnai's
legend travelling north is a definite possibility.
Bhagavatham may have been the vehicle.


-- Dileepan