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Question on nAcciyAr tirumozhi VIII - viNNIla mElAppu 6 posting

ramudu_at_us.ibm.com
Date: Sat May 22 1999 - 04:51:59 PDT

Question: wrt nAcciyAr tirumozhi VIII -  viNNIla mElAppu 6
>>>>>He has totally entered into my thoughts and practically drained
>>>>>me of all my life, and I am like a viLAm-pazham
What is a viLAm-pazham??

>>>>>which has been thoroughly drained of all its inner contents by
>>>>>mosquitoes that have eaten away the inside of the fruit
>>>>>leaving only the outside shell".
Does this mean God is being anlogized to a mosquitoe???
Does the word ulan~gu have any other meanings??
Thanks
Raghu