Those who study this Tiruppavai are forever acceptable to
Sri Mahalakshmi and Sriman Narayana - this is the gist of
this stanza.In days of yore,in Dwaapara Yuga,Gopis actually
performed this Nonbu.Later on Sri andal imitated them in
her heart.Both Gopis and Andal got the service of the Lord.
So also even without performing the rite or imitating it,
just by chanting this Divya Prabandha,people will get the
same fruit (Kainkarya).Sri PARASARA BHATTAR said,"Just as the
mother cow gives milk even in the presence of its dead and
stuffed calf (TOL KANRUKKUM IRANGUMAPOLE) so also the Lord
will bless us even though we are absolutely devoid of the
supreme devotion of Andal,merely because we are repeating
Gopis had surrendered themselves to Sri Krishna;but their
Saranaagati would gain fruit only through the PURUSHAKAARA
(recommendation) of Sri Mahalakshmi.The Lord had churned
the Milky Ocean to get her; and so the Gopis begin by chanting
that herculean effort of the Lord.VANGAKKADAL was churned
only to get Sri Devi who had remained hidden there.Thus
He became MAA(Lakshmi's)-DHAVA(husband).In stanza 2 Andal said
ADI PAADI- singing the glory of His Feet; here in 30 she
says KESAVANAI -of Him who has fascinating locks of hair.
Thus she enjoys the Lord's Form from His Holy Feet to His
Head (Aa paada choodam).
The meaning of the POORVA KHANDA (first half) of the DVAYA
Mantra is implied in this first line.
The word "SRIMAT" (He who is ever in the company of SRI) in
DVAYA mantra is represented here by MAADAHAVANAI.
" NARAYANA" in DVAYA means He who has the noble qualities
of VAATSALYA,SWAAMITVA,SAUSHILYA,SAULABHYA,GNAANA and SHAKTI.
These are brought out in the present paasuram as under:
1.KADAL KADAINDA -Lord Vishnu ,turning a blind eye (Kaanaa-
kkannittu) towards the blemishes of all the gods and demons,
churned the ocean to get them nectar;this is VAATSALYA.
2.He established His Supremacy by managing the entire
operation single-handedly; this is SWAAMITVA.
3.He even worked in cooperation with worst criminals -
the lowliest of the lowly; this is SAUSHILYA.
4.He took the guise of a charming cherub and personally
distributed the nectar;this is SAULABHYA.
5.He had the requisite knowledge,the know-how to churn
the ocean; this is GNAANA.
6.And He had the required strength to complete the task
up to the end; this is SHAKTI.
KESAVANAI- By referring to the locks of hair, His Form is
implied; that is the meaning of "CHARANAU" in the DVAYA.
Those who recite the Tiruppavai paasurams are sure to be
blessed by Him.They will get everything here and finally
attain Salvation.Sri PARASARA BHATTAR used to say,"every
one should every morning recite all the 30 verses;or at
least the 29th one-SITTAM SIRUKALE; if he finds even that
difficult, he should at least bring to his mind how much
exquisite joy WE added to our days and nights through
chanting,understanding,discussing and in fact living
with these Divine Verses (Naam irunda iruppai ninaippadu)."
Those who thus take refuge unto Him will serve Him for
ever and ever;no rebirth for them.Let us also chant these
sweet songs and make our mother SRI GODA DEVI's appearance
in this world useful and purposeful.