கண்ணப்ப நாயனார் புராணம்
"ஆர் தமராக நீரிங்கு இருப்பதென்று அகலமாட்டேன்;
நீர் பசித்திருக்க இங்கு நிற்கவுங்கில்லேன்" என்று
சோர்தரு கண்ணீர் வாரப் போய்வரத் துணிந்தாராகி
வார்சிலை எடுத்துக் கொண்டு மலர்க்கையால் தொழுது போந்தார்.
kaNNappa n^AyanAr purANam
"Ar thamarAga n^Ir iN^gu iruppathu enRu akalamATTEn;
n^Ir paciththirukka iN^gu n^iRkavuN^killEn" enRu
cOrtharu kaNNIr vArap pOyvarath thuNin^thArAgi
vAr cilai eDuththuk koNDu malarkkaiyAl thozuthu pOn^thAr.
"Who is there to attend to You ? So I am unable to move away from You.
When You are hungry, I am not able to stand here also !", thus
weeping to exhaustion, finally made up the mind to go.
Took the long bow, saluted with the floral hand and went.
1. One goes to God seeking protection and upliftment.
Isn't It the Supreme One Who could provide us the shelter !
How big is the list one goes with, to God to pray for !
Isn't It the God Who is the Almighty ? Even the great saints
look for Liberation, the ultimate gift from God.
Look at this illiterate ! (May God forgive).
He is worried whether there would be any danger to
Lord kALaththiyappar by any wild animals ! On top of it
he is distressed that God would be hungry and he needs to
hunt for offering food to God ! This poor being (God forgive
again) is weeping neither able to stand guarding nor go for
hunt ! Will the God starve ever to death ? Will the God ever
face threat from anybody else ? Will anybody well-wise do
such thing ?
The great Goddess Who is inseparably mingled in the form
of God, wanted to perform worship of Lord shiva in the Agamic
way. Who other than Her can be a better wise ? When She was
performing the worship at kAnchi, God made the kamba river
flood. The Goddess performing worship of sand lingam in its
bank was worried. Doesn't She, Who is an inseparable part of Him,
know that nothing can even hurt God ? But all She did was anxiously
hugged the form of God to protect It from the flood ! There appeared
the God, blissfully accepting Her care and devotion !
So stands our great kaNNappar - kalai malin^tha cIr n^ambi
kaNNappar (one who enriched with all knowledge) - undisturbably
to the right of our God, unimaginable glory got in just seven days !
The wise saints who followed wonder whether they can have even a
bit of kaNNappar's love !!
2. thamar - somebody who is ones own person; cilai - bow.