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Periya Thirumozhi 6.1- vENdEn manai vaazhkkaiyai... viNNagar mEyavanE!

From: Madhavakkannan V (srivaishnavan_at_hotmail.com)
Date: Tue Oct 12 1999 - 03:02:41 PDT

Sri:

Dearest Sisters and Brothers,

I know all of you are going to be delighted to see this series which is on 
“than oppaaril appan- Oppiliappan (peerless- unmatcheed, unparalleled 
Lord..). (called ThiruViNNagaram Divya Desam.)  Sri SatagOpar (NammAzhwAr) 
says “ennappan, enakkaay iguLaay- ennai peRRavaLumaay- ponappan; maNiappan; 
mutthappan, ennappanumaay- minnappon madhiRchoozh ThiruviNNgarch chErndha 
appan- than oppaaril appan- thandhanaL thana thaazh nizhalE!”

(Thanks to Sri Sadagopan for his inimitable superb explanations on 5.8 for 
Smt Jayshree’s queries. Sri Sadagopan is awaiting eagerly with a garland and 
poorNa kumbham welcoming Thirumangai mannan on his way to Oppiliappan Koil. 
Smt Jayshree Narasimhan has volunteered with kutthu viLakku and manjaneer, 
awaiting Kaliyan and Kumudha valli Naacchiyaar.).

Let us enjoy Thirumangai mannan’s superb ten on this Lord.. (There are 30 on 
Oppiliappan Koil) All ten pAsurams – no! nine pAsurams in this ten, end with 
“AaNdaay! Unaik kaaNbadhOr arUl enakku aruLudhiyEl* vENdEn manai 
vaazhkkaiyai viNNagar mEyavanE!”. Means: Oh Lord! (the One who rules me!) 
Please grant me the bliss of seeing You! Oh Lord of ViNNagaram!  ( I ) Don’t 
want this samsaaric affliction..  (very apt for us..)

1. Devas and devotees (thoNdar) pay their obeisance offering most fragrant 
flowers at Your Feet, When You stood in the yaagham of Bhali and measured 
the vast earth with Your Feet! Oh SwamI!! Oh Lord! (the One who rules me!) 
Please grant me the bliss of seeing You and let me be blessed with Your 
darshan.! Oh Lord of ViNNagaram!  ( I ) Don’t want this samsaaric 
affliction..

2. Oh Sathya kaamaa! Sathya sankalpaa! The One who pledged to help Devas and 
blessed Sivan to swallow the poison that came out of ThiruppaaRkadal, when 
You were mercifully helping Devas in their churning of wavy milky ocean! 
When Devas enjoyed drinking the amudham (nectar), You enjoy Periya PiraaTTi 
(in Your chest), who also came out of the churning.. Please grant me the 
bliss of seeing You and let me be blessed with Your darshan.! Oh Lord of 
ViNNagaram!  ( I ) Don’t want this samsaaric affliction.

3. Kuzhal niRa vaNNA! Oh Lord, who has the dark hair like colour! Utilising 
service (kaimkaryam) of Sivan  (the one who shares a part of Your 
ThirumEni), red fire like coloured one), You made him destroy and burn 
Thiripuram! (How?) By letting Yourself into that big mountain-like bow, 
getting bent and into that sharp fiery, fire ball like arrow (from that 
bow), You performed the whole show! Please grant me the bliss of seeing You 
and let me be blessed with Your darshan.! Oh Lord of ViNNagaram!  ( I ) 
Don’t want this samsaaric affliction.

4.  The two lustrous ones on the sky- the Sun; the moon; and the seven 
lOkams; all beings- all of them were eaten and retained in Your little 
stomach and You reclined on the little Banyan leaf, as a little Kutti 
darling child! Please grant me the bliss of seeing You and let me be blessed 
with Your darshan.! Oh Lord of ViNNagaram!  ( I ) Don’t want this samsaaric 
affliction.

5. Saptha dweepams, ((Seven worlds), Seven oceans; Seven mountains; - for 
all of them You are the Creator and Director, Nirvaahakan. You had retained 
all these in Your belly, and in that state, You showed Yourself as the 
meaning  (essence) of akaaram (or praNavam?) ! (vOr ezhutthu uruvaanavanE!) 
Please grant me the bliss of seeing You and let me be blessed with Your 
darshan.! Oh Lord of ViNNagaram!  ( I ) Don’t want this samsaaric 
affliction.

6. Oh PerumaanE! The One who is proclaimed (as the Chief) by those 
pramaaNams- the four Vedas! Oh Lord the One who can not be comprehended even 
by Brahmaa and Devas! (Such greatest Lord!- Accharya bhoothan!) Oh Lord of 
seven lOkAs; seven mountains; seven oceans, etc.. as their sarIrI (they 
being His sarIram-part of His Body..)! Please grant me the bliss of seeing 
You and let me be blessed with Your darshan.! Oh Lord of ViNNagaram!  ( I ) 
Don’t want this samsaaric affliction.

7.  Oh EmperumaanE! The One who is the sweetly recited swaram of Vedic hymns 
that are uttered by brahmins  (vedic scholars) while they pour freshly made 
ghee in fire (which they groom), during their performance of yaagam. Veda 
swaroopI! Please grant me the bliss of seeing You and let me be blessed with 
Your darshan.! Oh Lord of ViNNagaram!  ( I ) Don’t want this samsaaric 
affliction.

8. (This is for us! Very appropriate). “kaadhal seydhu iLayavar kalavi 
tharum/ vEdhanai adhu veruvudhalaam/ aadhalin, unadhu adi aNuguvan naan…”. 
Oh Pristinely purest EmperumaanE! The One who adorn the Head with crown made 
of fresh most fragrant flowers! Oh Lord, who shows Your most divinely 
Beautiful form and saves me! (PuNNiyanE!) The mating (pleasure) that young 
women give / yield (“vinai vEdhanai”) is the entirety of sorrows and leads 
to perennial samsaaric afflictions. Thinking further on that line, makes me 
shiver with fear. Hence, I approach Your Feet! Please grant me the bliss of 
seeing You and let me be blessed with Your darshan.! Oh Lord of ViNNagaram!  
( I ) Don’t want this samsaaric affliction.

9. (An excellent one!) “saadhalum piRatthalum enRu ivaRRai/ kaadhal seyyadhu 
un kazhal adaindhEn..” Oh EmperumaanE! The One who is the Nirvaahakan of 
four Vedas; who is the sarIrI of Brahmaa, Indran and Sivan (the greatest 
trio of Devas) et al..! Realising the birth and death vicious cycles, and 
the endlessness of that, with no further desire (for future births), I have 
held on to Your Feet! Please grant me the bliss of seeing You and let me be 
blessed with Your darshan.! Oh Lord of ViNNagaram!  ( I ) Don’t want this 
samsaaric affliction.

10. This ten on ThiruviNNagaram Divya Desam, which is full of dense gardens, 
full of fragrant flowers, has been composed by Kaliyan, who is loved by one 
and all. Those who read this ten (or these meanings), will be BLESSED TO 
REACH/ATTAIN the Lotus Feet of the Lord, who took the avtaar of Vaamanan. 
(Bhagawathas may please read the excellent posts by Sri Sampath rengarajan 
on ThiruviNNagaram Divya Desam mahathmyam from Feb-97 or July 97 bhakti 
archives titled “Vaamanan adiyiNai maruvuvarE”. )

Also, visit the Oppiliappan Koil web site at http://www.temple.net/oppili/

ThirumangaiAzhwAr ThiruvadigaLE SaraNam

Regards

Narayana Narayana

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