naayakanaay ninRa nan^thakOpan udaiya
kOyil kaappaanE! * kotith thOnRum thOraNa
vaayil kaappaanE! * maNik kathavam thaaL thiRavaay *
aayar ciRumiyarOmukku * aRai paRai
maayan maNivaNNan nennalE vaay nErn^thaan *
thUyOmaay van^thOm thuyilezhap paatuvaan *
vaayaal munnamunnam maaRRaathE ammaa! * nI
nEya nilaik kathavam nIkku ElOr empaavaay.
Inner meanings based on Sri Perukkaarani swami commentary
From paasuram 6th -15th Andal awakened 10 prime Gopis symbolising ‘Baagavata ThiruPalliyezhuchi’. In today’s paasuram they proceed together to get Rahasya Traya Upadesams from acharyas. In SriVaishnava tradition, the three manthrams, Astaksharam, Dwayam and Charama Slokam are considered as Pramaanam (spiritual authority), SrimanNarayana is Prameyam and acharyas who initiate the three mantras are Pramaathas. This paasuram is said to contain all the three mantrams.
Andal begins the paasuram with paying tributes to The Lord as “Naayakan, Nandagopan & Maayan”.
Andal extols The Lord as the master (Nayakan) of all; He is full of Aanandam (NandagOpanuadya) and gives unlimited bliss to all. He is the only protector (kOyil kaappaanE) who in His Pastimes protected Bhrama and ParamaSiva. Thus “NaayakanAininRa NandagOpanuadya KovilKaappOnE” represents Astaksharam
Andal praises the Lord as one who gives Moksham. ‘Kodit thOnRum ThOraNa Vaasal’ is SriVaikuntam and the Lord (KaappAnE) gives mOksha to those who surrender to His feet. Here “Kodit thOnRum ThOraNa Vaasal KaappAnE” represents Dwayam.
Andal extols The Lord once again as “Maayan”. The supreme Person (Paran) came as Lord Krishna and exhibited His easy accessibility (sowlabyam). He also promised to deliver (aRai paRai) the prappannas in charama slokam. “Aayar siRumiyOmukku aRai paRai” represents Charama slokam.
Now Andal instructs prappannas to approach acharys with firm faith (thUyOmAI vanthOm) and seek rahasya traya meanings (nilai Kathavam neekku/secret meanings opened by acharyas).
In today’s paasuram AndAL conveys that it is essential to have firm faith in Pramaanam, Prameyam & Pramaatha and a prappanna should always seek Rahasya traya upadesams from achaaryas.
to be continued…..
Acharyars thiruvadigale Saranam!
Sri Andal Rangamannar Thiruvadigale Saranam!
Godhaam ananya charanaha saranam prapadye!