Monday, December 27, 2010

Thiruppavai - Day 12

Thiruppavai - Day 12


Andal continues to cajol her friends to wake up

கனைத்திளங் கற்றெருமை கன்றுக் கிரங்கி
நினைத்து முலைவழியே நின்றுபால் சோர
நனைத்தில்லம் சேறாக்கும் நற்செல்வன் தங்காய்!
பனித்தலை  வீழநின் வாசல் கடைபற்றிச்
சினத்தினால் தென்னிலங்கைக் கோமானைச் செற்ற
மனத்துக்  கினியானைப் பாடவும்நீ வாய்திறவாய்!
இனித்தான் எழுந்திராய்; ஈதென்ன பேருறக்கம்?
அனைத்தில்லத் தாரும் அறிந்தேலோ ரெம்பாவாய்.

You belong to such a prosperous family that your place becomes slushy as it is continuously drenched by the overflowing milk from the buffaloes thinking of their calves! Here we are standing outside your house in this mist singing the praise of Lord Rama who killed the king of Lanka, Ravana, and you are still not saying anything. All the others have woken up. Atleast wake up now, how can you sleep like this?


  1. Love Tanjore painting and very nice explanation. :)

  2. இந்த பாசுரத்தில் வரும் இரண்டு வார்த்தைகளுக்கு வலயத்தில் கீழ் கண்ட வியாக்யானத்தை பார்த்தேன். அப்படியே கொடுத்து உள்ளேன் நீங்கள் ரசிப்பதற்கு

    "மனத்துக் கினியானைப் - Sri Rama,unlike Krishna brings joy to the minds of his devotees as well as adversaries.This is said by Andal,the very personification of the Love for Sri Krishna,and hence is the richest tribute paid to Sri Rama.It might be recalled that she,in
    NACHIYAR TIRUMOZHI goes to the extent of blaming Yashoda for bringing up Krishna to be a very bad boy.(Vembeyaaga valarthaale).It is not such an extraordinary thing or a great wonder if Sri Rama is loved by His devotees and subjects;but when even Ravana is fascinated by His valour,it makes the derivation of His name apt(Ranjaneeyasya Vikramaih).

    சினத்தினால் - out of anger but without hatred.Rama had no hatred towards Ravana.
    Actually He wanted Ravana as a devotee;it was Ravana's own hatred which caused his downfall.It was only when he tried to attack Hanuman that Rama became furious and showered arrows on Ravana
    (kopasya Vasameyivaan).So He is always ready to forgive sins against Himself but not against His devotees."