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nAn udaith thavaththAl thurivadi adaindhEn

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Date: Fri Nov 10 2000 - 09:09:48 PST

srImathE saTakOpAya namah
srImathE rAmAnujAuya namah
srImathE ananthArya mahAguravE namah
srIman vara vara munayE namah

dear bhAgavathAs,

smt. lakshmi had raised this question re: a pAsuram in naimisAraNyam
pathikam of kalyan's periya thirumozhi -

> In this paasuram Alwar says "Naan Udai ThavaththAl
> Thiruvadi Adainthen".
> 
> Alwar being a PRAPANNAR(Akinchanar), how should bethe
> above phrase interpreted.


srI. jagadAchArya simhAsanAdhipadhi, prativAdhi bayankaram 
aNNaNgarAchAriAr svAmi, in his padavurai of this pAsuram,
gives the meaning of  thavam in this line to mean bhAgyam - 
i.e. nAn udaith  thavaththAl thiruvadi adaindhEn is given 
as "(ippOdhu) ennudaiya  bhAgyaththinAl thiruvadivAraththil 
vandhu sErap peRREn".

Now, there is a significance to the word ippOdhu above, as well as
why thavam is interpreted as bhAgyam - In the second line of 
the pAsuram, kaliyan says "thAn udaik kurambaip piriyum bOdhu 
undhan saraNamE saraNam enRu irundhEn" - i.e. indha kudisai pONra 
sarIraththai vittup piriyum kAlaththil unnudaiya thiruvadigaLe 
rakshakamAga vENum enRu ninaiththu irundhEn -

So, thirumangai AzhvAr first desired that at the time of leaving 
this body, he needed to have the attitude of saraNAgathi towards 
perumAL - However, due to his (kaliyan's) bhAgyam (of course, 
entirely due to the nirhEtuka krupA of perumAL) of receiving
perumAL's grace, he reached naimisAraNyam and the attitude of
feeling of complete surrender at dEvarAjan's thirvadi in 
naimisAraNyam.

- all misinterpretations and/or incorrect information in the above
write-up is adiyEn's and adiyEn's only - 

AzhvAr emperumAnAr jIyar thiruvadigaLE saraNam,
adiyEn madhurakavi dAsan,
thirumalai anandAnpiLLai varadhan

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