Pillaiandathi – Paasurams 12 and 13


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Shri Kumara Varadarya was Swami Desika’s son. He learnt all the meanings under Swami’s thiruvadi and was Swami’s ardent disciple. At the peak of his Bhakti, Shri Kumara Varadarya has shared all the greatness of Swami as experienced by him. This great work is in Tamil and is called Pillai Andhadhi.

Pasuram – 12



Oh Mukhya AchAryan known for supreme SampradhAya Jn~Anam about Vedanta vidhya! You are our kula dhaivam, who incarnated at ThUppul because of our poorva janma sukruthams. adiyEn is totally incompetent to undertake any upAyam to gain sathgathi. adiyEn is roaming around the world without practicing even the smallest portion of Vaidhika anushtAnams like Yaagam and Yaj~nam. At this stage, there is nothing left for me to hope for Sathgathi except through Your (Swamy Desikan’s) nirhEthuka krupa. KumAra VaradAcchAr appeals to his AchAryan to recognize his pitiable state and come to his rescue.


From this to the next two paasurams, KumAra VaradAcchAr expresses his aakinchanyam (lowliness) and ananya gathithvam ( not having any other recourse).

Pasuram – 13



Oh the God of ThUppul (ThUppul MaalE) with the complexion of aparanji gold that does not change its luster (MaaRAtha semponn mEni)! adiyEn does not have the competence to engage in Karma, Jn~Ana, Bhakthi yOgams as means to gain moksham by myself. adiyEn does not have the sense of detachment (VairAgyam) from worldly desires either. AdiyEn’s lack of Mahaa viswaasam in the Lord as a rakshakan does not help me in the successful execution of the Moksha upAyam of Prapatthi. Staying in this miserable state, I have only one recourse to redeem myself: it is the uninterrupted meditation of Your (Swamy Desikan’s) sacred feet to overcome all my deficiencies that stand in the way of to gain moksha sukham.


In this paasuram of nirvEdham, the author states that he has no other means for Sathgathi except Swamy Desikan’s dhivya charaNAravindhams and vows that he will never forget them as the means for salvation.

Courtesy: Sri Oppiliappan Koil Sri Varadachari Sathakopan

to be continued…

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