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nAcciyAr tirumozhi IV-kUDal izhaittal 4.5

From: Kalyani Krishnamachari (kkrishnamachari_at_lucent.com)
Date: Fri Oct 30 1998 - 06:21:55 PST

			SrI:
      SrI ANDAL samEta SrI rangamannAr tiruvaDigaLE SaraNam

             nAcciyAr tirumozhi IV-kUDal izhaittal
      pASuram 4.5 (fourth tirumozhi - pAsuram 5 mADa mALigai)


A. Translation from SrImAn SaDagOpan's tamizh treatise:


In this pASuram, ANDAL recalls how her kaNNapirAn walked 
in the streets of vaDamathurai, kamsan's capital city, 
adorned with  lofty palaces, and how He killed the  mad 
elephant, kuvalayApIDam, by kicking him with His legs and
plucking his tusks. She prays to kUDal to give a good 
omen if it is true that kaNNan will come to her to take her.

mADa mALigai Suzh mathuraip pati
 nADi nam teruvin naDuvE vandiTTu
ODai mA mada yAnai udaittavan
 kUDumAgil nI kUDiDu kUDalE

B. Some additional thoughts from SrI PVP's vyAkhyAnam:

SrI PVP paints a beautiful scene here:  godai imagines 
herself having her house in vaDamathurai.  kaNNan is 
invited by kamsan to come to see the  vil vizhA (bow festival
organized by kamsan). godai imagines that kaNNan is coming 
just to see her.  While it might have been enough to just 
say "mathuraip pati nam teruvin naDuvE vandiTTu", she adds 
"nADi".  She fantasizes that  kaNNan should not directly 
enter her house; He needs to ask everyone "where is nAcciyAr's
palace, where is godai's house" and then find her .  She 
remembers kaNNan blessing the mAlAkArar by wearing the 
garland presented to Him. The mAlAkArar's house was not in 
a main street but on a small side lane, and He had to look 
for the mAlAkArar's house and find it.  She herself is a
mAlAkArar's daughter  (referring to periyAzhvAr who did 
flower kaimkaryam ("SenbagappU cUTTa vArAi", "malligaippU 
cUTTa vArAi"," pAdirippU cUTTa vArAi"  - pUccUTTal).  By 
this reasoning, she wants Him to seek her house also and 
come to her.


sarvam SrIman nArAyaNAyEti samarpayAmi.

adiyEn,
Kalyani Krishnamachari