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Pasuram 20 of Andal's Thiruppavai

Pasuram 20 of Andal's Thiruppavai

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The English and Tamil texts of Pasuram 20 of Andal's thiruppavai is provided here, with a brief English translation, based on the commentaries of leading SriVaishNavite scholars.
The English and Tamil texts of Pasuram 20 of Andal's thiruppavai is provided here, with a brief English translation, based on the commentaries of leading SriVaishNavite scholars.

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Pasuram 20
of Andal’s Thiruppavai
 
http://www.scribd.com/doc/76214700/Andal-s-Thiruppavai-in-easy-to-read-Tamil-text-and-English The full text of all 30 Pasurams may be found here.Also, a scholarly discussion can be found at the link given below.
of Andal’s
Thiruppavai. For those who wish to read the text in other languages, please go tohttp://www.prapatti.com Andal is considered to be Sr
idevi’s amsaavataaram. She was born at Srivilliputoor (close to Kanchipuram, also the city where Indira Gandhi’s son and Indian Prime
Minister Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated), as the daughter of PeriyAzhwar. She isalso the only female among the 12 SriVaishNavite Azhwars. She longed for unionwith Her Lord and insisted that she should be taken to Srirangam where sheeventually merged with Lord Ranganatha. You can read more about Andal at thelink given above (or click here). The immortal Thiruppavai, attributed to Her, is a divine composition, filled with deep esoteric meanings, on which manycommentaries have been written over the centuries.In the first pasuram, ANDAL invites Her friends for the Vratham observance(Sakhi JanAn aahvayanthi). In the second paasuram, She spells out the rites to beobserved and the deeds to be abandoned (Karma Phalam upadisanthi). In the thirdPaasuram, She describes the fruits of the Vratham (Vrathasya Phalam Vadanthi).The aacaaryas who have blessed us are considered to be like the milk giving cowswith overflowing udders. In the fourth Paasuram, Andal is directing her prayers toVaruna (actually to KrishNa who had the complexion darker than the darkest rainbearing clouds), the god of the rains, and comparing the bounty bestowing byaacaryas to the bounteous rains showered by Varuna. In Pasuram 5 Andal tells usthat He would completely burn off all of our accumulated sins much like a fireburns pieces of straw thrown into it.
 
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Simple Word for Word meanings
 muppaththu mUvar amararkku mun cenRu * Thirty three immortals (gods) (He who) goes tokappam thavirkkum kaliyE thuyilezhaay * fears (theirs) removes (You That) heroic one(please) wake up .ceppam utaiyaay thiRal utaiyaay * ceRRaarkku Perfect one omni-potent one enemies (He who)veppam kotukkum vimalaa thuyilezhaay *  burn(s) gives (up), (You That) Lord (please) wake up .ceppenna men mulaic cev vaayc ciRu maruNGkul * Like a perfect vessel soft breasts red lips slender waistnappinnai naNGkaay thiruvE thuyilezhaay * (You) nappinnai (The Lord's consort) lady beautiful(please) wake up .ukkamum thattoLiyum than^thu un maNaaLanai * Fan (and) mirror give (to us) (please also wake up)your husband (The Lord)ippOthE emmai nIraattu right now (so) us (we can) bathe .El Or empaavaay Come (Let us do) (the penance of) paavai nOmbu
In Pasurams 6 to 15, Andal finishes waking up 10 different types of bhaktas andthey all join her in the performance of the Paavai nombhu. In Pasuram 16, thearrival of the entire party at the palace of Nanda Maharaja is described. They ask the doorkeepers to let them in. Pasuram 17 describes their entering the innerbedchambers to wake up Nanda Maharaja, Mother Yashoda, Krishna and Hisyounger brother Baladeva. Each of them is praised. In Pasuram 18, Andal and her

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Andal was born at Srivilliputtoor (close to Madurai of Meenakshi temple fame), as daughter of PeriyAzhwar. The earlier text stated, erroneously, that Srivilliputtoor is near Kanchipuram. The holy city near Kanchipuram, Sriperumbudoor is the birthplace of Ramanujaacarya and I had confused the two. With my humble apologies. I am unable to upload a revision - hence this note added on Jan 11, 2015.
Vj Laxmanan added this note
Andal was born at Srivilliputtoor (close to Madurai of Meenakshi temple fame), as daughter of PeriyAzhwar. The earlier text stated, erroneously, that Srivilliputtoor is near Kanchipuram. The holy city near Kanchipuram, Sriperumbudoor is the birthplace of Ramanujaacarya and I had confused the two. With my humble apologies. I am unable to upload a revision - hence this note added on Jan 11, 2015.
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