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From: V.MadhavakkaNNan (vxmadhav_at_bechtel.com)
Date: Thu Oct 16 1997 - 21:31:34 PDT
Dearest sri vaishNavAls, Thanks a lot for your encouraging e-mails and patience to read my blabberings. I know you read only because it contains matters pertaining to (y)our Lord Sriman narAyaNan. Let me write what I feel I wish to write (with no editing by my brain; all verbatim from the heart) about the name "kaNNan"- Those who speak tamil or malayalam language will only know how appealing it is to pronounce kaNNan or kaNNA with a 3 suzhi Na. Call yourself, kaNNA or call anybody whom you love- child, baby friend, wife, be it a male or a female- Just enquire with a concern and ask softly, "enna kaNNA". Feel the vibration in your voice, mind, expression, love in those words you spoke and are within you (getting generated for that person) and you will get all these reciprocated from whom you just addressed. I swear. It is the loveliest name of all names; tamizh is blessed with that 3 suzhi Na. Even KrishnA does not appeal to me as much as kaNNA. pangayakkaNNan enkO pavaLachchevvAyan enkO- SenThAmaraikkaNNan - Red lotus eyed one; Even when you say that you can visualise the beautiful, nice, merciful, lotus eyed lord, with a small baby face looking at you. In Gujarathi language, too, they call as kannaiAh or kishan kannaiAh; There is a lovely bhajan by Tulsidas "mE nahin mAkkan kAyO", means I never ate butter. (I will write some othet time about that) sung by Anoop Jalota. Even BharathiAr wrote lots of poems on kaNNan ; as a servant, as a beloved; as a friend; etc., one should read to enjoy. kaNNa dAsan has written number of songs (film songs) with kaNNan name. "uNNumbodhum uRangumbodhum eNNam muzhum kaNNandhAnE" . (Always my thinking is on kaNNan whether I am eating or sleeping or doing any thing else). Same as "uNNum sORu parugum neer, thinnum vetrilai ellAm kaNNan". "kaNNA-kaNNA";-calls yasOdhA. How much you must have enjoyed calling this chubby boy of 2 year old dark, beauty running with a golusu in his ankles; adorned with a peacock feather on his head, in the midst of curly, curly hair laden with dust (due to playing on the streets throughout the day) and a dark, guNdu, kozhu kozhu body; with lovely suzhalum eyes (darting and sparkilng); However many times you call him, threaten him that you will tell appA all this when he come back; or use any method to coerce Him to come in; He won't. He just wants to keep playing outside with semi clad dress, half of it already lowered due to His playing, displaying the Golden araignAN rope; Oh, my goodness! while we are apprciating His beauty along with yasOdhA (at the entrance of their palace), He has taken advantage of that and dumped a fistful of sand in his mouth; and unlucky for Him, this time our yasOdhA has seen it. She has rushed in a second with her large eyes expressing full of anger" Hmmm... why did you eat that? kaNNA! are we not feeding you properly? why do you not understand that it will affect your health and it is YOu who are going to suffer". With all these reprimands, She orders "Open your mouth, FAST! Before you gulp the sand. let me take it out. HMMM.. Quick.." Our guy kutti kaNNan looking at His ammA, with eyes full of fear and tears, opens his pavaLachchevvAi (red coral lipped mouth) and shows not only the sand but the EARTH the MOON, THE SUN THE UNIVERSE showing me sending this e-mail sitting in front of the PC and each of you reading His act from your PC. yasodhA is stupefied-speechless and hugs Him tight and fully ; keeps her eyes closed and with lots of kisses all over the muddy face, keeps on uttering "kaNNA, kaNNA, kaNNA, kaNNA, kaNNA.......". and goes into a trance. The mischievous kaNNan sees us through her shoulders ans smiles with a wink. May this rich scene remain in our eyesight for ever and have His sowlabhya thirumEni darshan. "yAmaRindha mozhigaLilE tamizh mozhi pOl inidhAvadhu engum kANOm" and "yAmaRindha peyargaLilE kaNNan pOl inidhAvadhu engum kANOm". adiyEn madhavakkaNNan A request: Please listen to OOthukkadu venkata subbaiyer songs sung by Maharajapuram santhanam or sudha raghunAthan and enjoy more sweetness of kaNNan. thanks.