மாணிக்கவாசகர் அருளிய திருவாசகம்
ஈரம்பு கண்டிலம் ஏகம்பர் தம் கையில்
ஓரம்பே முப்புரம் உந்தீ பற
ஒன்றும் பெருமிகை உந்தீ பற
maNivAcagar aruLiya thiruvAcagam
Irambu kaNDilam Ekambar tham kaiyil
OrambE muppuram un^thI paRa
onRum peru mikai un^thI paRa
Meaning of Thiruvasagam
We have not seen two arrows in the hands of thiruvEkambar;
Only one arrow is for (shooting down) three puras! undhI fly!
Even that one is just too much (for Him)! undhI fly!
1. We can see great warriors depicted going to the battlefield
with spare bows and arrays of quivers full of arrows.
Here is a Warrior going to fight not one enemy but
three forts full of enemies - tripura asuras. All
He has is a single arrow in hand!!
Why does He need more? When the arrow from that
Unconquerable Warrior is sure to hit the targets
powerfully and decisively!!
The great part is yet to come. Our saint sings,
even that one arrow is too much for our beloved Warrior.
When He can just smile at the enemies and the glow
of that burns them to ashes, isn't that even single arrow
given by the divines excess and mark their stupidity
of underestimating the God?
A beautiful poetry to rejoice the glory of the Supreme.