You are here: Sri Vaishnava Home Page : Bhakti List : Archives : October 1998

nAcciyAr tirumozhi IV-kUDal izhaittal 4.3

From: Kalyani Krishnamachari (
Date: Mon Oct 26 1998 - 19:16:27 PST

      SrI ANDAL samEta SrI rangamannAr tiruvaDigaLE SaraNam

             nAcciyAr tirumozhi IV-kUDal izhaittal
      pASuram 4.3 (fourth tirumozhi - pAsuram 3 poo-magan )

A. Translation from SrImAn SaDagOpan's tamizh treatise:

In pASurams 3 to 8,  godai  extols kaNNan's bAlakrIdai-s 
and  prays to kUDal to give her a good omen if kaNNan will 
come to take her.

poo-magan pugazh  vAnavar pORRudaRku
 Am magan aNi vAL nudal dEvaki
mAmagan migu SIr vasudEvar tam
 kOmagan varil  kUDiDu kUDalE

If kaNNapirAn (who is praised by brahma and nityasUri-s), 
who was born to dEvaki, who had a beautiful and bright forehead, 
and to vasudEvar, who was an embodiment of all good virtues,
is going to come and get me, show me a good omen, oh kUDal!

B. Some additional thoughts:

SrI PVP points out that He is being praised by deva-s such 
as brahmA and the nitya-sUris on the one hand, and by the 
ordinary people in bhUlokam on the other.  He compares this 
to a boatman rowing his boat in the middle of the river, 
and being called for help by the people on both banks of the 
river.  He gives reference to the following from taittirIya 
samhitA - "nAvEva yAntamubHayE havantE" (

vasudevar tam kO-magan: He is not an ordinary son for 
vasudEvar; He was so great that He could assure His father 
not to be scared of kamsan hurting Him, and that instead he 
should have peace of mind.

"varil" is explained by SrI PVP as referring to the majestic 
walk of kaNNan reflecting His lineage from dEvaki and vasudEvar.

SrI PBA comments that the reference to His being born to devaki
and vasudEvar here is to emphasize that bhagavAn takes His 
incarnations among men just to relieve the bhu-bhAram; godai
desires that He would come to relieve her bhAram also.

sarvam SrIman nArAyaNAyEti samarpayAmi.

Kalyani Krishnamachari