Thiruppaavai Koodi Irunthu Kulirvom 16

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 Thiruppaavai Koodi Irunthu Kulirvom 16

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!

SRI ANDAL’S THIRUPPAVAI(GODHA SOOKTHI PRABHAVAM)

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SRI ANDAL’S THIRUPPAVAI(GODHA SOOKTHI PRABHAVAM)

NeeLA-Tunga sthanagiri-taDI Suptham udhbhOdhya KrishNam
PaarArTyam svam sruthi-satha-siras-siddham adhyApayanthI
svOcchishtAyAm sraji nigalitham yaa balAthkruthya bhunkthE
GOdhA Tasyai Nama idhamidham bhUya yEvAsthu BhUya:
MEANING :-
May I offer my obeisance again and again to Goddess ANDAL alias GOdhA –to her alone–
who awakened Lord KrishNA (taking rest and) sleeping on the mountain-like lofty breasts of
Goddess NILA alias Nappinnai PirAtti; GOdhA, who has imparted to Him (Lord KrishNA)
Her dependence (on Him) as established in the hundreds of the texts of the crown of the
VedAs (Viz. the VedAnthA or the Upanishads); and GOdhA, who forcefully enjoys Him after
binding Him with flower-wreaths that were already worn by Her.
SrimAn U. Ve. M. A. VenaktakrishNan Swamy has explained in detail the avathAram of this
Taniyan at ThirukkOshtiUr which appeared at the request of a sishyar of ParAsara Bhattar,
who was at this dhivya dEsam in self-exile from Srirangam as a result of his anguish over the
apachAram of a local king. Sri M. A. V. Swamy explained the significance of the words
“PaarArthyam” at length in his UpanyAsam.
We will take up the SvApadEsArthams of this taniyan as revealed by PoorvAchAryALs in
general.