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nAcciyAr tirumozhi III-kaNNan's vastrApaharaNam 10

From: Kalyani Krishnamachari (
Date: Sat Sep 12 1998 - 11:07:36 PDT

                SrI ANDAL samEta SrI rangamannAr tiruvaDigaLE SaraNam

                   nAcciyAr tirumozhi III-kaNNan's vastrApaharaNam 
              pAsuram 3.10 (third tirumozhi - pAsuram 10  kanniyarODu)

A. Translation from SrImAn SaDagOpan's tamizh treatise:

In concluding this third tirumozhi dealing with gOpikA vastra 
apaharaNam, ANDAL outlines the phala-s to be derived by those who learn and 
recite the ten pASuram-s of this tirumozhi and indicates that they will reach 
SrI vaikuNTham and do service to the Lord every day.

kanniyarODu e~ngaL nambi kariya pirAn viLaiyATTaip
 ponniyal mADangaL SUzhnda puduvaiyar_kOn bhaTTan kOdai
inniSaiyAl Sonna mAlai Eraindum vallavar tAm pOi
 manniya mAdhavanODu vaikunTham pukkiruppArE

B. Some additional thoughts:

SrI TS Rajagopalan in his book titled "nAcciAr tirumozhi" explains 
"e~ngal nambi" thus: godai  and the girls feel that kaNNan made them all His 
own by His mischievous pranks.  Even though they all chide Him with words 
like "irakkam onRum ilAdAi" (one who has no compassion - pAsuram 3.4), 
"kurakku araSu Avadu aRindOm" (you are the king of the monkeys -  3.4), 
"nIdi allAdana seidAi" (you did all the wrongful things - 3.7), "nenju 
dukkam seyyappOndAi" (you came to give grief to our heart -  3.9) etc.,  
His beauty enthralls them all and they surrender to Him.  By referring to 
herself as "mAmimAr makkAl - we are the daughters of your mAmimAr (3.8)",  
Arvam unakkE uDaiyOm (3.7) etc., ANDAL is indicating  the deep love that 
jIvAtma should have towards the paramAtmA.    Only an accomplished devotee 
like gOdai (pinjAip pazhuttAL - one who realized bhagavAn at a very young age) 
can relate to this intense love on a one-on-one basis with kaNNan.

Sri PVP calls godai's 'inniSaiyAl Sonna mAlai', "pATyE gEyE ca madhuram"  
(rAmAyaNam bAla kANdam 4-8) -  ANDAL's songs are sweet whether they are 
chanted or sung.

sarvam SrIman nArAyaNAyEti samarpayAmi.

Kalyani Krishnamachari