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nAcciyAr tirumozhi III-kaNNan's vastrApaharaNam 7

From: Kalyani Krishnamachari (
Date: Tue Sep 01 1998 - 21:39:01 PDT

                SrI ANDAL samEta SrI rangamannAr tiruvaDigaLE SaraNam

                   nAcciyAr tirumozhi III-kaNNan's vastrApaharaNam 
              pAsuram 3.7 (third tirumozhi - pAsuram 7 nIrilE ninRu)

A. Translation from SrImAn SaDagOpan's tamizh treatise:

kaNNan is pretending that He is not hearing the pleas from godai and He 
is happily seated in the kurundai tree that is full of blossoms.  In the next 
3 pasurams, godai chides kaNNan for shamelessly committing atrocities by not 
returning back the girls' garments.  

"We are freezing in the water and can't come out because we have no clothes. 
But you are seated safe on the tree and doing all this mischief and unjust 
acts.  We would like to wail loudly and call our relatives in the village,
but, that is not possible, because it is too far from here.  Now, we are 
stuck with you.  Our hearts are with you, but we can't be united with you 
because it won't meet with the approval of our mothers. Please give us back 
our clothes."

nIrilE ninRu ayarkkinRom nIdi illAdana seydAi!
  Uragam sAlavum sEyttAl Uzhi ellAm uNarvAnE!
Arvam unakkE uDaiyOm ammanaimAr kANil oTTAr
 pOraviDAi engaL pattaip  pUngurundu eRi irAde

B. Some additional thoughts:

The reference to "Uzhi ellAm uNarvAnE" is that He takes care of the 
whole universe during praLAya kAlam.  Here it is used to plead to kaNNan to 
ask for His help now when they are freezing in the water.  Normally, He goes 
after people who cause difficulties to His devotees; now He is the only one 
who can remove the difficulty given by Himself to them. 

sarvam SrIman nArAyaNAyEti samarpayAmi.

Kalyani Krishnamachari