Srimathe Ramanujaya Nama:
pulambina putkalum pu:mpozhilgalin va:y
po:yirruk kangkul pugundhadhu pulari
kalandhadhu guna thisai kanaikadal aravam
kali vandu mizharriya kalampagam punaindha
alangkalan thodaiyal kondu adiyinai paniva:n
amarargal pugundhanar a:dhalil amma:!
ilangkaiyar ko:n vazhipa:du sey ko:yil
emperuma:n! palli ezhundharula:ye:
putkalum - The birds
pozhilgalin va:y - in the gardens
pu: - with blossomed flowers
pulambina - (awoke and) made noise.
kangkul - The night
po:yirru - is completed and
pulari - the morning
pugundhadhu - has arrived.
aravam - The sound
kanai kadal - of the noisy ocean
guna thisai - in the east
kalandhadhu - has spread.
amarargal - The devas
am alangkal thodaiyal kondu - bearing the beautiful Alangal garlands
kalampagam punaindha - made with many types of flowers
mizharriya - (that are surrounded by) the noise
vandu - made by the bees
kali - that drank honey and became happy,
pugundhanar - have come
adi inai paniva:n - to worship at Your divine feet.
a:dhalil - Therefore,
amma: - O! Supreme Lord and
em peruma:n - our Lord (who rests)
sey ko:yil - in the temple where
ilangkaiyar ko:n - the Lanka king Vibeeshana
vazhipa:du - worshipped,
palli ezhundharula:y - wake up and grace us.
The devas bearing the garlands made of flowers from the Karpaga (Kalpa) tree are reciting Veda mantras and are urgently waiting for Your orders. You who do not distinguish between devas, asuras, men, animals, etc and accept everyone's service should wake up and accept our service.
In the previous pasuram, Azhvar indicated that the bees in the fields had woken up ("vayalul irindhana surumbinam"). In this pasuram, he is stating that the birds in the gardens, which wake up only after the morning has well arrived, have woken up. The difference between the two is the same as that between those in His service and the samsaris who are trapped in their senses.
The former are like the bees that wake up as soon as it dawns; the latter are like the birds that enjoy the flowery gardens and wake up well into the morning.
Azhvar Emberumanar Jeeyar Thiruvadigale Sharanam