ayudhanam aham vajram
dhenunam asmi kamadhuk
prajanas casmi kandarpah
sarpanam asmi vasukih
"Of weapons I am the thunderbolt; among cows I am the surabhi. Of causes for procreation I am Kandarpa, the god of love, and of serpents I am Vasuki."
Four groups are told. The Lord says He is the weapon Vajra among weapons. This weapon is held by Indra who got it made from the back bone of sage Dadeechi [ததீசி]. We have to note that the Lord speaks of weapons in the Three worlds and do not cover the weapons held by the Lord. Among cows the Lord is cow Kamadhenu, which grants whatever is desired. Prajama = creator of people. Among the creators of people, the Lord is kandarpa = Manmada, the love god. To beget children, male and female have to have intercourse and this is helped by Manmada. This way the world develops. He carries bow made of sugar cane and arrows made of flowers like lotus. Though Manmada is considered to be very handsome, even he is nothing before the beauty of the Lord. Among serpents the Lord is Vasuki [வாசுகி]. Here the Lord talks of single hooded serpents. Vasuki was used as rope to churn Milky ocean. Sloka 29:
anantas casmi naganam
varuno yadasam aham
pitrnam aryama casmi
yamah samyamatam aham
"Of the many-hooded Nagas I am Ananta, and among the aquatics I am the demigod Varuna. Of departed ancestors I am Aryama, and among the dispensers of law I am Yama, the lord of death."
Among snakes the Lord is Anantha or Adisesha. Sarpam is single hooded while nagam has multiple hoods. Anantha's glory is infinite. Adisesha means service. In senral kudaiyam [சென்றால் குடையாம்..] pasuram, Alwar says Adisesha serves the Lord as umbrella, throne, bed and chappals [paduka]. Swami Ramanuja is considered as incarnation of Adisesha, prime among His servants; Swami Ananthazhvar served Swami Ramanuja. Yadasam = among those living in water, the Lord is varuna = Varuna. Pitrnam = among deceased ancestors, aryama = Aryama, the Lord is. Samyamatam = among those awarding punishments for the crime or sins done, the Lord is, yama = lord Yama. Some are assigned the duty of awarding the just punishments for the criminals and other evil doers. Yama is the son of lord Surya. Just like we call the feet of the Lord placed on our heads as we worship in temples, as Satari, in Swami Ramanuja's sannidhi in Thirumala, it is called Ananthazhvan. We will now depart from Thirunarayanapuram region.