KOODAAARAI VELLUM SEER
Sri Krishna,after hearing their list of articles needed for
the vow said- "O girls! If there is a God equal to Me then you
may find a conch equal to my Paanchajanya.You have asked
for 'many conches'I can give the conch blown at the temple
PULLARAYAN KOIL you mentioned in St.6,and the one I used
to blow to bring back the cattle from grazing and my
"As regards PARAI - I can give the kettle drum JAAMBAVAAN
beat when I measured the whole universe; and the huge drum
beaten to celebrate my victory at Lanka;and the big one I
tie to my waist to attract all girls to my dance of the
" PALLAANDU ISAIPPAAR - are your father Sri Vishnuchittar
and Sri Nammaazhwaar.
" KOLAVILAKKU - is Nappinnai; KODI - Garuda;and VITAANAM
(canopy) is Ananta.Are you satisfied ? Now you may go."
Gopis - "These are for the observance of our vow.But
after the vow we have to receive certain honours.They
are exclusively for us.You have to give them to all
This is the prayer of ANDAL in this paasuram;the inner
meaning being MUKTA BHOGA - the delivered soul's
enjoyment in the Lord's company at Sri Vaikuntha.
Incidentally Andal leaves a message for posterity.The
Lord can punish a soul for a wrong only if the the soul
is not prepared to take refuge unto Him i.e., only as
long the soul is bent on protecting himself by himself.
The moment he accepts His protection, the Lord cannot
punish him for his sins.This is the means to secure a
victory over him.This is the inner meaning of the first
line KOODAARAI VELLUM SEER.For ex: 1)Parasurama,instead
of confronting Rama with a bow and losing,could have
come with clasped hands,and won.This,perhaps he was not
aware of. 2) Ravana was allowed by Rama to get back to
his palace when he had lost everything and stood there
unable to defend himself.He came back the next day fully
furnished with with chariot and weapons,and lost his
life.Had he come without weapons he could have conquered
Rama.Gopis won Him over by their humble submission to
The ornaments referred to in this stanza are ornaments
not only for the body but the soul also.The food (SORU)
is the Lord; ghee and milk are His virtues (KALYANAGUNA).
MUKTA BHOGA is the quintescence of this stanza.