12. cIriya cingam ... pOdarumApOlE - Like the stride of a great lion
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This phrase occurs in Thiruppavai - 23rd hymn "mArimalai muzhainjil". As Lord Krishna rises from His sleep and strides towards His SimhAsana throne, Andal is reminded of the stride of a great lion. This is a not a new comparison. Lord Rama had a similar stride and made Sage Valmiki make the same comparison in Sri Ramayana as "parvatAdiva nishkramya simhO giriguhASaya:" - Rama's walk is like the stride of a lion that sets out from its mountain den.