With the previous Paasuram, the first half of Thiruppaavai is getting completed. This Paasuram is the starting Paasuram of the second half of Thiruppaavai and is said to be the central Paasuram of Thiruppaavai.
This Paasuram is explained in such a way that all of the Paavais along with Sri Andal are waiting out the palace of Nandagopar to get the seva of Sri Krishnar. Sri Andal and other Paavais stand in front of the palace, which is protected by the soldiers outside.
"Nandagopar is the king of the Aayarpadi. He is residing inside the palace, in which the flag moves along with the wind. We all are Aayarkula Paavais and all are performing the Paavai Noanbhu. And Sri Krishnan has promised us that he gives Parai (Varam) for performing this Noanbhu. To get that Parai, we all have come. So, please can you open the doors?".
Words and the meanings:
|Naayaganai Nindra Nandagopan :|
This wording of the 16th Paasuram of Thiruppavai says that Nandagopan is the king who is ruling the Aayarpadi. But, the main Naayagan of Aayarpadi is Sri Krishnan. To say the greatness of Nandagopan, the words "Naayagan" is used here.
|Koyil Kaappaney! :|
This refer to the soldiers. They are protecting the palace in which the flag and other thoranam are placed and designing the palace.
|Manikkadahavam thaal Thiravvai :|
'Kadhavu' means the door. The Aayarkula Paavais are asking the soldiers to open the close door of the palace.
|Thooyomai vandhom :|
This refers that all the Paavai have come not only in terms of the purity in their clothes but all of their minds are hearts are filled with purity and of bhakti.