kR^ipe kaakasyaikaM hitamiti hinasti sma nayanam.h.
vilIna svaatantryo vR^iShagiri patistvat.h vihR^itibhiH
dishatyevaM devo janita sugatim.h daNDana gatim.h..64
Oh Dayaa Devi! Your sports are mysterious. Through the power of Your sports, Your Lord loses His independence and is totally under Your control. Whatever punishments He metes out to the offending chEthanams end up as good things for them. For instance, when He got angry at the Samudra Raajan for disregarding His request to construct a dam, He was ready to dispatch His fierce arrows to punish him; the king of the Oceans appeared immediately in front of Your Lord and prostrated before Him and begged Your Lord to dispatch the targeted arrows on his enemies. It happened. Thus, the intended punishment meant for the Samudra Raajan ended up as a benevolent thing for him: destruction of his enemies. Another instance was the occasion, when angry ParasurAman confronted You and the arrow aimed by Your Lord at ParasurAman removed all of his puNyams that stood in the way of Him reaching the upper lokams like Svargam. On yet another occasion, the Crow which committed the MahA aparAdham of hurting SeethA PirAtti was punished lightly byremoving one of its eyes by Your Lord’s arrow. Thus Your clever sportly interventions change Your Lord’s intended punishments into benevolent acts. If Your Dayaa was not manifested,how can these punishments turn into acts of benevolence (DaNdana gathi: hitham bhavathy) at the end?