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Re: Tiruppavai Verse # 2

From: Mani Varadarajan (mani_at_be.com)
Date: Mon Nov 23 1998 - 17:53:11 PST

My profoundest thanks go to Sriman Ramaswamy for giving
such a detailed explanation of "aiyamum piccaiyum". I am
so happy I got such a detailed and well-researched response
so quickly.  

May I ask Sri Ramaswamy and the esteemed members of our 
group another question? In paasuram 4, "aazhi mazhaik kaNNaa",
Andal's first line puzzles me.  What does the first word
"aazhi" mean? Some commentators have it mean "maNDala" or
circle; others say it means the ocean.  What does it exactly
mean in this context? And why does Andal call Varuna, the
god of rain, as "kaNNaa"? Is there an obvious poetic reason?

aDiyEn
tirukkacci nambigaL daasan
Mani