The girls approach the mansion of a gopi and wake her
up by indicating signs of early dawn,"even the birds are
up and chirping.Get up." The sleeping girl rejects this
reason,"oh girls,you never allow the birds in your town
to sleep,with your chanting of His names and making them
chant too.This is no sign of dawn!" Then they mention a
noteworthy sign," PULLARAYAN KOIL etc..The blowing conch
in the temple of Vishnu for early morning worship, is
inviting us all for His service.Get up."
Here the phrase PULLARAYAN KOIL brings out an excellent quality
of the Lord:
PUL is bird,here Garuda; ARAYAN king ; KOYIL temple.
The temple of Vishnu.But why this circumlocution?
There is a reason.
In Ramayana while narrating to Hanuman her abduction by
Ravana,Sita says,"On that fateful day I was lured by that
demon disguised as a deer,and was separated from Rama's
younger brother and Lakshmana's elder brother(RAMANUJAM
LAKSMANA POORVAJAM CHA)." Such phraseology is used for a
purpose.The Lord feels happy when His name is coupled
with His devotee'sand so does the devotee when he is referred to as
being subservient to the Lord.The message of Sita (Sri Devi)
and Andal (Bhu Devi) to us is that when a Sri Vaishnava
names his child he should follow this principle.
ULLATHU KKONDU etc in this verse is noteworthy.The munis
and yogins get up in the morning very slowly from their
beds so that the Lord,taking eternal abode in their hearts
may not be disturbed.Prahlada was pushed down from the top
of a huge mountain,and while falling he held fast his
bosom with great concern for Sri Hari living there,never
bothering about what was happening to himself.But the Lord
waited for him at the bottom of the mountain and received
him in his spread arms.
Parasara Bhattar used to embellish his body with silken
robe,ornaments,sandal paste etc, and when asked about its
propriety in respect of the despicable body,he said in his
view it was not despicable but adorable being the sanctum
sanctorum of the Almighty.
Andal also leaves this lesson in this verse: When you get
up in the morning chant the name of Hari (HARIR HARIR
HARIRITI VYAHARET VAISHNAVAH PUMAN).Let us do so.