Thus in ten pasurams Andal woke up girls of differing
natures and thereby all the girls of Gokula were woken
up and they all proceed to Sri Nandagopan's mansion and
request the door keeper to let them in.
Cowherd colonies in those days may have contained only
huts and Nanda's mansion may be a big hut,without a
doorkeeper.And all this may be Andal's fertile imagination.
But what she is doing is to tell us how one should enter
a temple in Archavatara,and worship the Lord.Sri PARASARA
BHATTAR in his SRI RANGARAJA STAVA lays down the procedure
for temple entry based on this stanza.The door keepers
are really our Acharyas.In our daily pooja we open the
door of our 'koyil azhwar' (the box where the home idol
is kept) by reciting the Acharya Parampara and finally
this verse without fail.
TUYOMAAY VANDOM - we have come with purity. What is
the purity meant here ? Not the usual physical or even
mental purity.The physical purity of cowherds is
well known,say the commentators.The purity referred to
here is the fact that they have come to do service to
the Lord WITHOUT ASKING ANYTHING IN RETURN.Kainkarya
itself is the end (Swayam Purushaartha) and is not the
means to an end.This point should be ever fixed in
the heart of a Sri Vaishnava.