Sunday, December 24, 2017

Thiruppavai Paasuram 10 - Notru Chuvarkam

 In the 10th paasuram of Thiruppavai, Andal awakens another deeply devoted gopi who considers herself as a great bhakta and hence confident of possessing the grace of union with God.

Thiruppavai Paasuram 10

NOtRuch suvarkkam pukukinRa vammanaay!
MaatRamum taaraarO vaasal thiRavaathaar,
NaatRaththuzhaay mudi NaaraayaNan nammaal
PotRappaRai tharum puNNIyanaal, pandorunaaL
KootRaththin vaay veezhindha kumbakaraNanum
TOtRum unakkE perunthuyil thaan thandhaanO,
AatRav anandhaludaiyaay! arungkalamE!
ThetRamaay vandhu tiRavElOr embaavaay.

Outer, Explicit Meaning of this Pasuram 10

Oh, Blessed Girl! Do you want to enjoy Lord's company alone thinking that he will certainly come to you because of your noble qualities?

Just open the door even though you do not want to reply to us.

If you sing the praises of that great Sriman Narayan who wears a garland of Tulasi that emits very nice fragrances, he will gift the great Parai as a result of your noble deeds.

Did you receive the whole sleep of Kumbhakarna also as a gift due to his losing the sleeping competition with you?

Oh, Precious Girl! Please awaken and open the door without staggering due to the deep sleep.

Inner, Implicit Meaning of this Thiruppavai Paasuram 10

In the first line, the phrase "NotRuch suvarkkam" is "NOtRu" + "Swargam" which means one who is experiencing the heavenly joys. Since the gopi is very much immersed in Lord's love and devotion, she is blessed with a very happy life and she enjoys the company of God always within her heart. This companionship with God is the real heaven for any person. One should seek this kind of heavenly pleasure.

The "Parai" referred to in this paasuram and all other paasurams is the gift of moksha or the companionship of God. God will bestow his grace and allow the devotee to reach his abode for staying in his company with no further births to him because of the sincere devotion and noble qualities of that devotee.

Goda Devi tells people to renounce their laziness and pride or ahamkara in order to possess the God's companionship and His everlasting blessings.

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