Sri Krishna felt sad on hearing this pathetic appeal from
the Gopis who had come as refugees,when they were attendants
of Nappinnai.He also recollected two similar incidents in His
previous birth as Rama: 1)The Dandaka forest sages came and
exhibited their bodies mutilated by the demons;and He had
to apologise for His tardiness 2) When Vibhishana came to
Him,He thought He alone was responsible for all the
humiliations he had suffered at Ravana's hands.
When this is His behaviour towards even men,what then to
speak of women!So Sri Krishna consoled them and promised
to do whatever they wanted.They request Him to stir out
of His bedchamber with all splendour and grandeur.They
had seen His sleeping posture,but now they want to see
His grand gait as well as His sitting posture on His
royal throne.(Ninravarum Irundavarum Kidandavarum).
"Like a lion sleeping with a lioness in a mountain cave
during the rainy season,you sleep with Nappinnai,being
a jewel for Her bosom.Now O Lord,Awake and stride out".
Krishna asked: " Do you want me to appear before you like
RAGHAVA SIMHA or YADAVA SIMHA or NARASIMHA ?"
Gopis replied : "We merely gave the simile of the lion
to stress the fact that your greatness is natural to
you,just as a lion cub even at birth is the king of
the jungle and doesn't need any coronation.Further
it is like calling you POOVAI PPOO VANNA when this
comparison of your supreme bodily complexion to this
flower's is unworthy and highly improper."
UN KOYIL is noteworthy.In the 16th verse the Gopis said
"NANDAGOPAN KOYIL" (Nanda's mansion).Now they say "Krishna's
mansion".Strictly speaking to whom does it belong ? It
belongs to both; just like the Hridaya Kamalam (heart of
man) where both the soul and God reside;or like
AZHWAR TIRUNAGARI which belongs to both Saint NAMMAZHWAR
and the deity POLINDU NINRA BIRAAN.