Varundhidun thalai vidhi Arunachala
Arunachala, didn’t you, owing to your fate, make me come here by force? So now you look after me and my needs, and be responsible for my daily life. This is your duty. That you are suffering this is because of your fate as you brought this upon yourself.
Fulfilling your duties as someone who is responsible and the consequent inconvenience (suffering) is something you have to bear. If the result of what you have done (that of bringing me here) is suffering, that’s your fate. Whether it’s karma (vinai) or fate (vidhi), it is yours, says Bhagavan. Even though you are all-knowing, you have acted like you didn’t know what was the consequence of forcefully bringing me here, says Bhagavan. You are the sole reason for your mistake. (Thalai vidhi is the writing on one’s forehead, fate or destiny is called as ’thalai vidhi)
My note: ‘padi’ is a vessel people used in olden times to measure rice and grains (approximately 750 grams). ‘Padi aLathal’ refers to feeding and sustaining someone.