Day 2: Oh people of this world!


Sri Andal Rangammanar sayana thirukolam

Translation of Paasuram #2 by Dr. V.K.S.N Raghavan:

” Oh People who reside in this world! May You listen to our austerities, which we are to follow during our Paavai Nonbhu.(We will observe this routine). We will sing in praise of the holy feet of Paraman (the Supreme Purushan) that has taken to sleep (yoganidhrA) merrily on the milky ocean. We will refrain from consuming ghee and milk (till the end of our nonbhu). At the early small hours of the day  (dawn) , we will bathe (getting ourselves  immersed )in the river; we will refrain from applying collyrium (anjanam) to our eyes; we will not decorate  our locks of hair (lit. bind our hairs ) with flowers;  (we will abide by the holy text books (shaasthrAs );  we will refrain from performing proscribed duties;  we will not speak painful untruth; we will give liberally alms to those people , who seek for it and even to those ,  who do not seek for it (to SanyAsis);we will always  contemplate upon the fair method to achieve the aim of  purposeful life( Bhagavath-BhAgavatha-AchArya Kaimkaryams);  and we will (thus)live a contented life . (This way ,  Oh dear girl, You may know our routine).

The essence according to Sri Mukkur Azhagiyasingar:

“The Lord will make our days on this earth happy ones if we observe vratas like Ekadasi fasting, singing His glories, and performing charity to the limit of our abilities.”


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