85. TIRUK KOLUR திருக் கோளூர்:
The Lord is Sri Vaitthamanidhi Perumal [ஸ்ரீ வைத்த மா நிதி பெருமாள்], and is gracing with Sri Kolurvalli Nacchiyar [ஸ்ரீ கொளூர்வல்லி நாச்சியார்]. Sri Kara Vimanam - capable of bountiful grants. Pushkarini is Kubera Theertham, as Kubera was blessed. This is the birth place of Madurakavi Alwar, for whom Nammalwar was everything in life. The Lord saved and granted Navanidhi and so is Sri Vaittha Maanidhi Perumal. Sri Utsavar is Sri Nicchobha Vitthan. For Nammalwar, the Lord here was life saving, nourishmant and enjoyment [unnum soru, parugum neer, thinnum vetrilai....உண்ணும் சோறு, பருகும் நீர், தின்னும் வெற்றிலை..]. Nammalwar lived as preached by Sri Krishna in Gita - Tarakam, Poshakam and Bhogyam, sarvam Vasudeva.
86. THEN THIRUPPERAI தென் திருப்பேரை :
The Lord here is Sri Magara Nedunkuzhaikkadhan [ஸ்ரீ மகர நெடுங்குழைக் காதன்]. Sri Thayar is Sri Tirupperai Nacchiyar [ஸ்ரீ திருப்பேரை நாச்சியார்] aka Sri Kuzhaikkadhuvalli. Once Sri Neela devi [ஸ்ரீ நீளாதேவி] was with the Lord, alone. Seeing this, Sri Sridevi was furious and asked sage Durvasa to do something. When Durvasa came to inquire, Sri Niladevi did not get down from the Lord's lap and so Durvasa cursed Her to have dark green color on Her skin! She came to this place and meditated on the Lord. One day She found Two ear rings [kundalam குண்டலம்] and offered them to the Lord, Who wore them on His ears. Thus He became Makara [fish like] nedunkuzhai [long and well formed] kadhan [eared person].
87. TIRUK KURUGUR [AZHVAR TIRUNAGARI]திருக் குருகூர் [ஆழ்வார் திரு நகரி] :
This is the birthplace of Nammalwar, who was born on Vaikasi - Visakam. The Lord here is Sri Aadi Nathan. Nammalwar's father's great grand father Kuruga, ruled this place and so this is called Kurugur. Lord Brahma had meditated here. Sri Utsavar is Sri Polindu Ninra Piran [ஸ்ரீ பொழிந்து நின்ற பிரான்]. Sri Thayar is Sri Kurugurvalli Nacchiyar. Nammalwar was staying inside a tamarind tree in the temple. Madurakavi Alwar came all the way from North India, and was blessed with the Four compositions of Nammalwar - Tiruviruttham, Tiruvaasiriyam, Periya Tiruvandadi and Tiruvaimozhi, comparable to the Four Vedas. Alwar asks, when Sri Aadi Piran is here to grant anything and everything, why people are approaching others?
88. SRI VILLIPUTTHUR ஸ்ரீ வில்லிபுத்தூர் :
We are at Sri Villiputhur,famous for Sri Andal. Villi and Putthan were two hunters. Putthan was killed by a tiger. The Lord consoled grieving Villi and, appeared as Sri Vatapatra Sayi [reclining on big banyan leaf]. Thus, this place is known as Villiputthur or town formed by Villi. Pushkarini is Thirumikkulam [திருமிக் குளம்]. Sri Andal bathed in this during Margazhi month. After killing Kalanemi, the Lord washed discus in this pond. In this pond waters of Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati mingle. Sri Moolavar is called Sri Vadaperun Koiludayan [ஸ்ரீ வட பெருங்கோயிலுடையான்]. The Lord is gracing with Sri Andal, Who was born as Daughter of Perialwar.
89. TIRU THANGAL திருத் தங்கல்:
Sri Mahalakshmi [Tamil Tiru திரு] stayed here [Tamil thangal தங்குதல்/ தங்கல்] and so this place is Tirutthangal. The Lord Sri Tirutthangal Appan is in standing pose, facing East. He is appearing as the Bridegroom, Who married Sri Jambavati [daughter of Jambavan]. A speciality is that Sri Thayar, Sri Shenbagavalli Thayar is in standing pose.
90. TIRUK KOODAL [MADURAI] திருக் கூடல்/ கூடல் மாநகரம்[மதுரை] :
In Kruta yug, lord Brahma's son asked celestial carpenter Vishvakarma, to construct a temple with Ashtanga Vimanam on the banks of river Krutamala. In Treta yug, Potti King worshiped the Lord here. In Kali yug, the Lord has been worshiped by Pandyan Kings. Periyalwar established in the Pandyan Court, that the Lord was the Supreme Paramatma. The Lord is called Sri Koodal Azhagar.
Let us now see the synopsis of Chapter 2.
nity¯atm¯asa ˙ngakarmeh¯agocar¯a s¯a ˙nkhyayogadh¯ıh. |
dvit¯ıye sthitadh¯ılaks.¯a prokt¯a tanmoha´s¯antaye ( 6)
Swami Alavandar says that Sri Krishna preached to eliminate the disillusions in Arjuna. He establishes that atman is everlasting and describes Karma yoga and then Gyana yoga. Arjuna was thinking that he would be killing Bheeshma and Drona. The Lord pacified him, saying that only their bodies would be destroyed and not their souls. To prove this He explained atman as everlasting. Arjuna should do his duty or Karma without attachment. Then he would attain pure mind and then Gyana yoga. That would result in viewing the soul or atman sakshatkaram. He told that atman can never be cut, never be made wet nor dried nor burnt. Thus, only the body is destroyed and never the soul. Then He advised Arjuna to do Karma without attachment [2.47]. He advised to do Karma and never desire for results. When one should not expect results, why not abandon the Karma itself? The Lord said that Karma should be performed and leave the result to Him. By doing Karma like this, the person attains Gyana and becomes Stita Pragya. He will never be disturbed by happiness or sorrow.