Here a girl who is Krishna's particular sweetheart is
being woken up.She can be compared to NAMMAZHWAR (Krishna-
trishna tatvam) the very embodiment of deep devotion to
Sri Krishna.Her company is certain to accomplish their
desire. KOTHUGALAMUDAYA PAVAAI! is a most beautiful form
"The horizon has become bright.Get up." say the girls.
But she astonishes them by replying,"It is the lustre
from your moon-like faces which has brightened the
Eastern quarter.The day is yet to dawn."
The second sign of daybreak mentioned in this stanza
indicates that Andal has indeed been transformed into
a gopi - "The buffaloes are fast dispersing in the
fields searching for the tender green grass with the
dew drops of dawn clinging to them.If we delay, Krishna
would have followed them into the forest and our purpose
would be lost." This statement could not have come out of
the lips of anyone other than a true cowherdess.So Andal
has totally identified herself with a gopi,living with
the cowherds and taking part in all their daily chores.
Her father Sri Vishnuchitta was a learned Vedic authority
and had even written a rule book for conducting sacrifices
called Kalpa Sutra.He too assumed the role of Yasoda to the
extent of participating in every childish activity of
Krishna.For this his daughter affectionately calls him,
"Bhogattil Vazhuvada Puduvayarkon"(one who has not missed
a single opportunity to enjoy Krishna).Now his daughter
does the same.
The conclusion is this: Only that caste is desirable,which
is congenial for the enjoyment of God and which is calculated
to bring down His Grace on us.SRI LOKA DESIKA says in SRI
VACHANA BHUSHANAM,"Periyazhvarum Tirumagalarum Gopa Janmattai