Reflecting on the story of Lord Krishna, Andal finds much to wonder at. God, who has no
birth and no death, was born as the son of a mortal woman, Devaki. He, who is the light of
all the worlds, was of dark complexion. He who delivers men from fear was hidden in fear.
The Lord of Heaven grew up in cowsheds. Who can understand God's ways?
So Tiruppavai is a song of wonder and love, of prayer and surrender; it sings of God's
glory and man's devotion.