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Humble pranam to all devotees:

Thiruppavai - Vykahyanam written by Sri ESB Swami - Aazhi Mazhai kaNNa

Pasuram 4:

aazhi mazhai kaNNaa! onRu nee kai karavEl *
aazhiyuL pukku mugandhu kodu aarththERi *
oozhi mudhalvan uruvam pOl mey kaRuththup *
paazhiyan^ thOLudaip paRpanaaban kaiyil *
aazhi pOl minni valamburi pOl ninRadhirndhu *
thaazhaadhE saarngam udhaiththa saramazhai pOl *
vaazha ulaginil peydhidaay * naangaLum
maargazhi neeraada magizhndhElOr embaavaay.

Word for Word meaning
aazhi          circular; ocean-like in expansiveness
mazhai         rain
kaNNaa         O dear god! (Andal addresses the presiding deity of rain here)
onRu(m)        even a little bit
nee            you
kai karavEl    don't withhold
aazhiyuL       into the deep oceans
pukku          entering
mugandhu kodu  fetch
aarththu       thunder
ERi            climb
oozhi          primordial
mudhalvan      First One
uruvam pOl     like the form
mEy            body
kaRuththu      become black
paazhi         great
am             beautiful
thOL           shoulders
udai           with these
paRpanaaban    the One who has a lotus navel, Lord Vishnu
               (Sanskrit: padmanAbha)

kaiyil         in that person's hand
aazhi pOl      like the discus
minni          shine
valamburi pOl  like the conch
ninRu          residing
adhirndhu      resound (the sound of blowing a conch)
thaazhaadhE    without tarrying, instantly
saarngam       Lord Vishnu's bow
udhaiththa     shoot forth (lit. kicked)
saramazhai pOl like the shower of arrows
vaazha         flourish, prosper
ulaginil       in this world
pEydhidaay     rain!
naangaLum      we too
maargazhi neeraada   bathing during margazhi
magizhndhu     will be happy, exult

=====Sri U.Ve ESB Swami's write up starts here=========

 4. Aazhi Mazhai kaNNa

The Presiding Deity of Rain was keenly observing the
happenings in this world. He saw his master Sriman
Narayana serving all the gopis. So he thought that
taking orders from the gopis and carrying out their
commands was the best and easiest means of pleasing
his master. So approaching Andal who was in the guise
of a gopi he requests her to command him; and she
does so in a detailed manner in this verse.
The inner significance is as follows: Just as the
heir apparent to the throne is always feared and
respected by all ministers and officers so are the
Sri Vaishnavas by inferior gods. Hence When a Sri
Vaishnava worships other deities like Indra,Rudra
Varuna etc,he is doing something inappropriate as
well as ridiculous. It will only cause his downfall
and ruin his chance of getting salvation.So Beware!
So here the Rain God who has come to hear her command
is told," Go to the middle region of the sea,drink
the entire water leaving not a drop,then pour it out
in its entirety without discriminating between the
places where the good and bad live.The rain, which
resembles the arrows shot by Sri Rama to shatter the
demons to pieces, should instead bring forth happiness
and prosperity to the entire land."
A Sri Vaishnava  is one who always thinks of everything
good for everyone in this world.

=====Sri U.Ve ESB Swami's write up ends here=========

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