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nAcciyAr tirumozhi IV-kUDal izhaittal 4.11

From: Kalyani Krishnamachari (
Date: Tue Nov 10 1998 - 19:08:00 PST

      SrI ANDAL samEta SrI rangamannAr tiruvaDigaLE SaraNam

             nAcciyAr tirumozhi IV-kUDal izhaittal
      pASuram 4.11 (fourth tirumozhi - pAsuram 11 UDal kUDal )

A. Translation from SrImAn SaDagOpan's tamizh treatise:

The curly-haired godai (kuzhaRk-kODai) completes her kUDal 
tirumozhi on the topic of the kUDal exercise played by the 
gopi-s with a phala Sruti.  She declares that whoever 
sings these 10 kUDal pASurams dealing with the gopis' acts 
of UDal-kUDal (being angry because they can't get Him right 
away when they want Him), uNardal-puNardal (telling kaNNan 
that He has been unfair to them, and kaNNan telling them He 
is sorry and joining back with them), etc., will never be 
separated from Him.

UDal kUDal uNardal puNardal
 nIDu ninRa niRai pugazh Aycciyar 
kUDalaik kuzhaRk-kODai mun kURiya
 pADal pattum vallArkku illai pAvamE

B. Some additional thoughts:

UDal-kUDal - PVP interprets this as one phrase referring to 
the attribute of the gopi-s being angry because of their 
intense love for Him and not being able to get Him as soon 
as they want. In support of the former interpretation, 
SrI PBA emphasizes that UDal and kUDal should not be viewed
as two separate words, but should be considered as one 
phrase referring to "being associated with UDal".  He 
gives the following example of this UDal:
"ennukku avaLai vittu ingu vandAi innam angE naDa nambi! 
nIyE!" (why did you leave her and come here, you can go back
to her).  Being told thus, emperumAn is not allowed to enter the
house and the door is closed on Him.

SrI T. S. rAjagopAlan gives the interpretation using UDal 
and kUDal as two separate words - fight and harmony 
interspersed with each other with kr*shNan.

niRai pugazh Aycciyar - they are full of glory because 
they always have anubhavam of kaNNan.  SrI PVP quotes 
SrI embAr:  the gOpi-s are such dear devotees to Him that 
He longs to be with them; their devotion is such that He 
has to fast for 4 days to get this gopi, and fast for 
10 days to be with the other gopi, etc.   

illai pAvamE - SrI PVP remarks that ANDAL gives the phala 
Sruti that for one who chants these kUDal pASurams with 
devotion, there is no need to go through the agony of 
'kUDal izahittal', as ANDAL is going through.  

kuzhal kOdai - SrI PVP points out that the beauty of 
godA pirATTi's curly hair is such that it will make Him 
resort to kUDal to get Her.

sarvam SrIman nArAyaNAyEti samarpayAmi.

Kalyani Krishnamachari