O Girls, come He will bless us with all compassion

By M Sridhar  Published on  30 Dec 2022 5:30 AM GMT
O Girls, come He will bless us with all compassion

Tiruppavai- 8

Tamil Paashuram

Keezh Vanam Vellendru Erumai Siru Veedu

Meyvaan Parandanakan Mikkulla Pillaikalum

Povaan Pogindrarai Pogaamal Katthu unnai-k

Koovuvan Vandhu Nindrom Kodhukula Mudaiya

Paavai Ezhundirai Paadi-p-parai Kondu

Maavay-p-Pilandanai Mallaria Maattiya

Devadidevanai Chenrunaam Sevitthaal

Aa vaa Eendru Aaraindu Arul-el or Empaavaai.


Madabhushi Sridhar's English Poem 8

As east brightens, cattle start to graze tender grass.

Moving along with birds, and young kids.

Instead of calling each, we stopped all to drive

To Him and calling you, the God-loving girl.

Awake dear and join us to get God's gift of Parai.

Krishna, who tore Keshi's mouth apart & killed Chaanura- Musthika

Prostrate & Pray before the King of Gods,

O Girls, come He will bless us with all compassion.

Meaning:

Goda is awakening the third Gopika and Nammaalwaar here. She refers to Guru Mantra "Asmat Sarva Gurubhyonnamah", saluting all Gurus. Having great interest in Bhagavan, His devotees – Bhagavatottama, and in all who love Bhagavan, symbolises Nammaalwaar- when Goda says 'Kodukula Mudai Paavaay'. In the 7th song she referred to Kulasekhara Aalwaar and in 6th song her father Periyaalwar.

Goda knocks at the doors of a Gopika, who is inside her residence: With gradual rise of pre-dawn brightness, the cattle started to graze the dew-covered tender grass, along with young cowherds. Instead of calling all of them individually, we stopped them to divert to Krishna's palace. We want you also to join us and hence we are standing at your doorstep. Krishna, the wonder boy has torn the mouth of Keshi, the demon in the form of Horse, defeated and killed wrestlers Musthi and Chaanura, the rogue elephant Kuvalayapeedam, and pulled out its tusks. Balaram and Krishna carried a tusk each on their shoulders and entered Raja Sabha. Krishna pulled down Kamsa from the throne and killed him with his punches. He did all this in his teenage itself. I know you have deep interest in reaching Lord Krishna. Then, why don't you get up, we all shall sing his praises and seek gift of Parai (Dakka- music instrument) as promised.

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