Sunday, January 9, 2011

Thiruppavai - Day 25

Thiruppavai - Day 25

Andal sings His praise and requests him to grant their needs

ஒருத்தி மகனாய்ப்பிறந்து, ஓரிரவில்
ஒருத்தி மகனாய் ஒளித்து வளர,
தரிக்கிலா னாகித் தான்தீங்கு நினைந்த
கருத்தைப் பிழைப்பித்துக் கஞ்சன் வயிற்றில்
நெருப்பென்ன நின்ற நெடுமாலே! உன்னை
அருத்தித்து வந்தோம்; பறைதருதி யாகில்
திருத்தக்க செல்வமும் சேவகமும் யாம் பாடி
வருத்தமும் தீர்ந்து மகிழ்ந்தேலோ ரெம்பாவாய்

You were born to Devaki and on the same night, you became Yashoda's son and grew up in hiding. Kamsan tried to kill you, O, Lord, you were like a fire in his belly and you defeated him! We have come to you. Pray you grant us all our needs so that we can be happy.

1 comment:

  1. As i was reading about this pasuram in Sri.V.Rajagopalan's book on Thiruppavai, I came across this quotation of Dr.Varadachari.I reproduce it below.
    "The father of the universe was born as a son for a mortal woman.The unborn took birth.The light of universe who illumines the sun and the moon and the stars was reared in secret.The light of the world was dark in colour.The Lord of Vaikunta which is greater than the city of Gods(Amaravati) was brought up in the cow-herd stalls.The fearless Being who grants to all freedom from fear, was hidden out of fear.These phenomenon reveal the supreme paradox between the human and divine.These said to be mystic secrets which could be understood only by mystic consciousness"(Alwars of South India
    This hymn is said to be intertwined and involved in mystic thoughts.