First of all, I wish to thank Shri.Raghav veera(English meaning) and Shri.Sankarseenu(Tamil meaning as PDF click to view this) who have contributed this to my event on Tiruppavai Vilakkam.
THE ESOTERIC MEANING OF TIRUPAVAI BY SRI.D.RAMASWAMY IYENGAR (ADVOCATE); PUBLISHED IN 1957 - ( திருப்பாவை ஸ்வாபதேசம்)
We have now gone through the thirty verses of Tiruppavai in all their sweetness and beauty. They talk in a language which no one can fail to understand – the language of heart. After the obstacles created by their elder are put out of the way by their great good fortune, the girls of Gokulam make no error and seizing upon the Vratam or Nonbu as a ostensible cause, go straight unto HIM,- their hearts’ desire. They have realized that there is no straighter path to HIM and his CONSORT to take pity on their plight and give them the help and succor they stand in dire need of. They make known to Him that they are His eternal slaves and cannot brook separation from Him any more; and He, realizing the intensity of their love towards Him, gathers them to Himself. And they obtain the realization and the joy of the Muktas, those freed from the bondage of Samsara.
A simple story sweetly told. But it is not given to everybody to be satisfied with what appears on the surface. Some find it difficult to appreciate in its naked garb the language of love employed in these stanzas. So, they begin to delve for inner meanings and hidden indications. And, in Tiruppavai, they find what they want, in abundance. Right form the beginning, the song is a symbolic representation of the attempts of the Jivatma, the individual soul, to reach the Paramatma or the