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Pasuram 30 of Andal's Thiruppavai

Pasuram 30 of Andal's Thiruppavai

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The English and Tamil texts of Pasuram 30 of Andal's Thiruppavai are provided here, with a brief English translation, based on the commentaries of leading SriVaishnavite scholars.
The English and Tamil texts of Pasuram 30 of Andal's Thiruppavai are provided here, with a brief English translation, based on the commentaries of leading SriVaishnavite scholars.

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Pasuram 30
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 is alsothe only female among the 12 SriVaishNavite Azhwars. She longed for union withHer Lord and insisted that she should be taken to Srirangam where she eventuallymerged with Lord Ranganatha. You can read more about Andal at the link givenabove (or click here). The immortal Thiruppavai, attributed to Her, is a divine composition, filled with deep esoteric meanings, on which many commentaries havebeen written over the centuries.In the first pasuram, ANDAL invites Her friends for the Vratham observance. In thesecond paasuram, She spells out the rites to be observed and the deeds to beabandoned. In the third Paasuram, She describes the fruits of the Vratham. Theaacaaryas who have blessed us are considered to be like the milk giving cows withoverflowing udders. In the fourth Paasuram, Andal is directing her prayers to Varuna(actually to KrishNa who had the complexion darker than the darkest rain bearingclouds), the god of the rains, and comparing the bounty bestowing by aacaryas to thebounteous rains showered by Varuna. In Pasuram 5 Andal tells us that He wouldcompletely burn off all of our accumulated sins much like a fire burns pieces of strawthrown into it.
 
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vaNGkak katal katain^tha maathavanai kEcavanaith * Ship filled oceans (He who) churned Lord Madhavan Lord KeshavanthiNGkaL thirumukaththuc cEyizhaiyaar cenRi iRaiNYci* (with) moon (like) beautiful faces ornamented maidens(having) reached (and) worshipped (That Lord)aNGk ap paRai koNta vaaRRai * aNi puthuvaip there obtained emancipation [drum got] . (that) Story beautiful Sri Villiputur's paiNG kamalath thaN theriyal pattarpiraan kOthai conna * fresh lotus garland cool (wearing) Brahmin priest Andal said.caNGkath thamizh maalai muppathum thappaamE * Beautiful tamil garland (these) thirty (verses) withoutfailiNGk i paricu raippaar IriraNtu maal varaith thOL * here like this (those who) recite , (between) two pairs(of) mountain(s) , stretch shoulders (that)ceNGkaN thirumukaththuc celvath thirumaal aal * red eyes beautiful face glorious God because of HIM eNGkum thiruvaruL peRRu inpuRuvar empaavaay anywhere grace (they) will get (and) will enjoy bliss. paavai nOmbuSee also:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thiruppavai 
In Pasurams 6 to 15, Andal finishes waking up 10 different types of bhaktas and theyall join her in the performance of the Paavai nombhu. In Pasuram 16, the arrival of theentire party at the palace of Nanda Maharaja is described. They ask the doorkeepers tolet them in. Pasuram 17 describes their entering the inner bedchambers to wake upNanda Maharaja, Mother Yashoda, Krishna and His younger brother Baladeva. Each

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