Friday 3 July 2015

Sri Venkatachala Mahathyam

                                                LORD SRI VENKATESWARA SWAMY

JULY 4TH, 2015, SATURDAY,  LORD'S CONSTELLATION:-SHRAVANA NAKSHATHRAM.

Those who wish to get married and those who are in search of their soul mate can read Sri Venkatachala Mahathyam ( atleast 10 slokas with meaning per day) published in this blog. The Lord will grant their cherished dreams and wishes.

Sri Venkatachala Mahathyam (wedding chapter 211-221)


                                       VAKULA DEVI TEMPLE (NEAR TIRUPATHI)

BHAGAVANTHAM PRATHI SHUKAMUNIKRUTHA UPACHAARAKRAMAHA:

211) Praaptham Garudamaaroodham Krishnadwaipaayanaathmajaha
Saashtaanganyasanam Raajan! Pranipathya Shukobraveeth
Thapascha Saphalam Manye Krutham Mey Purushotthama!

Meaning:Lord Krishna Dwaipayana's son  Sri Shuka Yogeendra prostrating to Lord Srinivasa who arrived riding astride Lord Garuda said, " Oh, Best of Men! My penance has fructified!!"

212) Yo Bhavaan Brahmaarudraadyaihi Agamyo Vedagocharaha
Tham Bhavantham Prapashyaami Nethraabhyaam Prushotthama.

Meaning: My eyes are able to see the One who is not visible even to Lord Brahma or Lord Rudra, but accessible only through Vedas......

213) Naputhramithraakhilalokapaalam Sesheyna Lakshmyaa Cha Yutham Yathoham
Pashyaami Bhaagyodayashaalidrugbhyaam Thvathpaadapoojaa Saphalaa Thatho Mey.

 Meaning: It is my greatest fortune to witness the sight of You and worship Your Lotus Feet while You are in the company of friends, relatives, Lord Adi Sesha and Goddess Lakshmi....

214) Vignyaapanam Mey Shrunu Devaraaja! Prasaadahethosthava Vaasudeva
Kruthvaa Krupaam Venkatashailanaadha! Bhukthvaa Madeeyam Phalakandamoolam.

Meaning: Oh Lord Srinivasa! Please listen to my earnest appeal. Kindly have mercy on me and accept to eat the roots ( like sweet potatoes, yam etc.) offered by me....

215)Ithyuktho Muninaa Theyna Vaasudevobhyabhaashatha
SRI BHAGAVAAN:-
Shrunu Thaapasashaardoola! Vachanam Saadhusammatham.

Meaning: Lord Srinivasa replied, " O Sage! Please listen to my words that which have been accepted and recognised by great people.

216) Bhagavaan Krusho Viraagee Cha Brahmachaaree Dhrudavrathaha
Vayam Samsaaranirathaaha Bahavasshchaathra Bhoosura.

Meaning: You have become weak due to rigorous penance. You are far removed from luxuries. You are practising celibacy and you are disciplined follower of religious doctrines and very orthodox. As for myself and the people who are accompanying me, we are all materialistic and worldy.

217) Adyaiva Nagareem Gathvaa Raagnyasthasya Mahaathmanaha
Thathraiva Bhojanam Kurma Ithi Mey Varthathey Manaha.

Meaning: A number of people have arrived along with me here. We are all travelling to the city of King Akaasha to be his guests.

218) Vadathyevam Hrisheekeyshey Vyaasaputhrobhyabhaashatha
SRI SHUKA:-
Nishkinchanoham Govinda! Nishkinchanajanapriya.

Meaning: On listening to L:ord Srinivasa's words Sri Shuka Yogeendra said, " I have nothing of my own! I am loved by simple folks.

219) Thvayi Bhukthey Jagadbhuktham Naathra Kaaryaa Vichaaranaa
Vadathyevam Shukey Krishnam Vakulaa Vaakyamabraveeth.

Meaning: If You eat what I have to offer, it will mean that the entire population in this world has devoured the meal, there is no doubt about that". Goddess Vakula at this juncture....

220) VAKULA:-
Shrunu Thadvachanam Krishna! Thvadvivaahey Ramaapathey!
Yathnam Bahuvidham Chakrey Raajaanam Sa Hi Bodhayan.

Meaning: Goddess Vakula Devi said, " Srinivasa! Please listen to Sri Shuka Yogeendra's words. He has taken much effort in convincing King Akaasha with regard to your matrimony."

221) Ithi Maathurvachaha Maadhavaha Shukamabraveeth
SREENIVAASAHA:-
Thvadvaakyaamruthapaaneyna Thrupthirmeybhoonmuneeshwara!

Meaning: Lord Srinivasa addressed Sri Shuka Muneendra thus:-
"Oh Great Sage! I am highly satisfied after listening to your nectar-like words.....

Wednesday 1 July 2015

Sri Venkatachala Mahathyam (wedding chapter 190-210)

                                                            SWAMI PUSHKARINI


VIYADRAAJAPURAM PRATHI SAPARIKARAsREENIVASAGAMANAM:-

190) Sa Idhamuktho Bhagavaan Garudaskandhamaasthithaha
Brahmaanamagrathaha Kruthvaa Rudhram Kruthvaa Thu Dakshiney.

Meaning:Lord Srinivasa, along with the mighty army flies towards the City of King Akaashaa:-

Lord Srinivasa mounted Lord Garuda with Lord Brahma in front of Him, Lord Rudra in the southern direction.....

191) Vaamey Vaayum Thathaha Kruthvaa Kumaaram Prushthathasthadhaa
Ramaamaaropayaamaasa Radham Kaanchananirmitham.

Meaning: .....on His left side Lord Vayu ( Wind God), Lord Kumaaraswami behind Him, Goddess Sridevi seated on a Golden chariot....

192) Maatharam Vakulaam Raajan Vimaanam Sooryasannibham
Samaaropya Mahaaraajan Bhagavaan Bhakthavathsalaha.

Meaning: Lord Srinivasa  seated His Mother, Goddess Vakula Devi on a flight that was as dazzlingly bright as the Sun God, while He Himself sat astride Lord Garuda....

193) Svayanthu Garudaroodho Jagaama Cha Sathaam Gathihi
Sesho Dadhaara Raajendra! Swethachchathram Shashiprabhaam.

Meaning:As the Lord was about to start His travel, Lord Adi Sesha arrived carrying an umbrella as brilliantly white as the moonlight.....

194) Chaamarey Chandrasankaashey Veejayaamaasa Maaruthaha
Vyajaneyna Vichithreyna Rathnadandena Maadhavam.

Meaning: Lord Vayu ( Wind God ) with both hands started fanning with two fans that resembled the coolness and brilliance of moonlight.....

195) Veejayaamaasa Raajendra! Vishvaksenaha Prathaapavaan
Bhereedundhubhinirghoshaihi Vaadithraanaam Mahaasvanthaihi.

Meaning:The brave warrior, Lord Vishvaksena used a beautiful fan whose handle was studded with brilliant rubies for cooling the breeze.... while auspicious percussion instruments like Bheri, Dundubhi were played and other melody instruments' resonance filled the air........

196) Narthakairnatanaischaiva Haahaahoohooyuthonjasaa
Yayau Vibhavamaapannaha Sarvaathmaa Sarvathomukhaha.

Meaning:Lord Srinivasa who is All-Pervading and resides in all beings, commenced His grand journey in the company of dancing starts, choreographers, the Gandharva clan ( celestial musicians who were renowned in fine arts like music and dance) who all sang "Hahahoohoo" ......

197) Gamaney Vaasudevasya Deyvaanaamapi Bhoomipa
Rusheenaam PoorvadeyvaanaamGandhravaanaam Thapasvinaam.

Meaning: congregation of Devas, of monks, of demons, of Gandharvas (celestial musicians), of religious practitioners....

198) Sammardaha Sambabhoovaathra Pashoonaam Maanushaathmanaam
Vanithaanaancha Vrudhdhaanaam Baalaanaam Raakshasaamapi.

Meaning: collection of animals, crowds of people in innumerable groups of women, the old, children and demons gathered everywhere.

199) Anyonyam Kalahasthathra Vanithaanaamabhooththadaa
Risheenaam Rushikanyaanaam Devasthreenaancha Deivathaihi.

Meaning:Women folk who were gathered were quarrelling among themselves.  Monks, young women belonging to the clan of priests and women folk of the Deva-clan (Godly women) started arguing between themselves.

200)Thathraadhanaa Thu Gachchanthi Maargamadhye Maheepathey
Kaachidbharthaaramaalambya Puthramamsey Nidhaaya Cha.

Meaning:At that time in the middle of the road were a poor woman with her husband, carrying a small boy on her shoulder....

201) Bhaaramudhdhruthya Shirasi Padbhyaameyva Sma Gachchathi
Thasmin Kaaley Mahaaraaja! Radhasthaaha Surayoshithaha.

Meaning: the poor woman walked alongside the road carrying heavy luggage on her head. At that time the Godly women seated in the chariots....

202) Pandhaanamanurundhanthyo Tharjayamschaadhanaan Krushaan
Thadaa Viyoga Maapanna Bharthraa Saa Bhaarapeedithaa.

Meaning: abused the destitutes and poor people blocking their pathway. At that juncture, the poor woman carrying the heavy luggage on her head and separated from her husband could not bear the weight any longer and....

203) Koojanthee " Naadha Haa Naadha! Vaney Na Thyakthu Marhasi"
Evamukthvaa Viprapathnee Saputhraa Pathithaa Bhuvi.

Meaning: appealed to her husband, " Oh my Lord, please do no leave me in the woods!!" and along with her little son whom she was carrying on her shoulder, fell to the ground.

204) Rudithaaha Shishavasthathra Prahrushtaasthathra Keychana
Keychithpayaha Sma Kaankshanthi Keychidannam Maheepathey!
Bhunjanthi Keychith Ksheeraannam Keychiddadhyodanam Nrupa!

Meaning: Some children were crying, some children were happy, some children were demanding food, some were asking for milk...

205)Hasanthi Keychithprarudanthi Keychith Prayaanthi Keychithpralapanthi Keychith
Vadanthamanye Karapallaveyna Samudhdharanthi Sma Hasanthi Keychana.

Meaning:Some were crying, some were running, some were arguing, some were correcting those who were arguing.....

206) Suraanganaascha Raajendra! Thadhaa Vaikhaanasaanganaaha
Rushyanganaa Scha Gandharva Vanithaaschaarulochanaaha.

Meaning:Godly women folk belonging to the clan of Devas, young beauties of the Vaikhanasa clan (worshippers of Lord Vishnu and followers of Sri Vaishnavism), wives of holy sages, celestial beauties of the Gandharva clan....

207) Avvarohan Gireyschaiva Sreenivaasaparaayanaaha
Seyshaachalam Samaarabhya Naaraayanapuraavadhi.

Meaning: in order to organise Lord Srinivasa's wedding climbed down from the Hills and starting from Seshadri to Narayana Puram......

208) Thilamaathraavakaashaha Sma Maargamadhye Na Drushyathey
Madhye Kruthvaa Padmatheerdham Gathaa Saa Vaahinee Harehe.

Meaning: not even a speck of space was without crowds of people. Even Padma Theertham ( Lake Pushkarini ) was surrounded by Lord Srinavasa's army.

209)Rugyajussaamaadharvaadyaihi Geeyamaano Jagadguruhu
Sreepathihi Padmatheerdhaakhyam Mahaatheerdham Maheepathey.

Meaning: Rig, Yajur, Sama and Atharvana vedas were chanted....

210) Aasasaada Jagadyonihi Sachchidaanandavigrahaha
Sasuraasuragandharva Sidhdhasaadhyamarudganaha.

Meaning: Gods, demons, gandharvas, the Siddhas, the Saadhyaas, clan of Maruts accompanied the Ever-Blissful Lord Srinivasa as He reached the Lake of Maha Pushkarini.

Thursday 25 June 2015

Sri Venkatachala Mahathyam (wedding chapter 179-189)


                                        LORD MAHAVISHNU RIDING LORD GARUDA



Bhagavadaagnyayaabrahmakruthasainyasajjeekaranaprakaaraha

179)Thaha Prabhaathey Vimaley Sreenivaasaha Sathaam Gathihi
Garudam Preyshayaamaasa Brahmaanam Prathi Bhoomipa!

Meaning: At sunrise Lord Srinivasa sent Lord Garuda to meet the Four-Faced Lord Brahma...

180) Sa Gathvaa Vaayuveygeyna Brahmaanam Thalpasamsthitham
Prathyuvaacha Mahaaraja! Pakshiraat Paramam Vachaha.

Meaning:Lord Garuda travelled at wind speed and reached Lord Brahma who was reclining on His sleeping couch.....

181)Garuda:
Gachcha Thaathaanthikam Brahmaan! Vasthraalankaara Bhooshithaha
Hamsamaaruhya Chandraabham Gamtham Rajendrapaththanam.

Meaning:Lord Garuda said:- O Four-Faced One! I request Thee to decorate Yourself in new clothes, wonderful ornaments and sitting astride Your vehicle which is the Swan, bright and white as the sparkling Moon, fly towards the royal city of King Akasha and to Lord Srinivasa's residence...

182)Vaadyanthaancha Vichithraani Vaadithraani Mahaanthi Cha
Gajamaaropya Mahathee Bheyree Chaadyaanuvaadyathaam.

Meaning:Play most beautiful and rare musical instruments, also strike the "Bheri" ( musical drums) from atop the royal elephant.....


183)Vaahanaani Vichithraani Radhaa Aandolika Api
Alankriyathaam Rajendra Pureem Ganthum Sasambhramam.

Meaning:Immediately organise the decoration of  exquisite and wonderful vehicles, chariots, palenquins....


184)Pakshiraadvachanam Shruthvaa Pakshivaahananandanaha
Niyojayaamaasa Thadaa Balam Devaganasya Cha.

Meaning:Lord Garuda instructed His Son Lord Brahma and immediately Lord Brahma delegated the army of  Devas to organise as per Lord Garuda's instructions....

185)Gajaanaancha Hayaanaancha Vrushabhaanaancha Mandalam
Padaatheenaancha Sooraanaam Mandalam Samalankrutham.

Meaning:The army of Devas decorated hordes of elephants, horses and bulls apart from soldiers appointed for marching...

186)Sooraascha Kruthavidyaascha Dhruthashasthraasthrapaanayaha
Pithaamaham Puraskruthya Jagmurnaaraayanaanthikam.

Meaning: Warriors who were experts in  wielding the bow and arrows wore their army outfits and led by Lord Brahma marched towards Lord Srinivasa.

187)Tham Drushtvaa Sarvadeyveysham Bhagavaanaaha Bhoopathey
Srinivaasaha:
Vilambaha Kriyathey Kasmaath Gamanaartham Pithaamaha.

Meaning:Lord Srinivasa addressed the Four-Faced Lord of Devas, " O, Great Father! Why this delay to start your journey?..

188) Niyojaya Balam Saryam Raajadhaanyai Nrupasya Cha
Ithdham Hareyrvachaha Shruthvaa Vaasudevaathmajo Braveeth.

Meaning:..Please send all the army immediately to the Kingdom of Lord Akaasha." On receiving Lord Srinivasa's orders Lord Brahma said....

189)Brahma:
Sajjeekrutham Balam Sarvam Druthaayudhamarindama
Uththishtha Purushasreyshtha! Samaaroha Khageyshwaram.

Meaning:Lord Brahma replied: " Lord Srinivasa! The entire army, carrying their fine weaponry are ready to leave immediately.Please prepare Thyself to ride astride Lord Garuda for the journey...."

Tuesday 23 June 2015

Sri Venkatachala Mahathyam (wedding Chapter 167-178)

167) Eko Vishnurmahadbhootham prudhagbhoothaa nyaneykashaha
Threen Lokaan Vyaapya Bhoothaathmaa Bhungthy Vishvabhu Gavyayaha

Meaning: Lord Mahavishnu, resides in all beings of various forms and shapes, and pervades and rules over the three worlds as Divine Consciousness while remaining unaffected in His Eternal Bliss.

168) Ithdham Krishnaarpanam Chakrey Srinrusimhaaya Vishnavey
Kashyapaadhyaamshcha Govindo " Jushadhva" Mithi Chaabraveeth.

Meaning:Offering the feast To Lord Narasimha as an offering to Lord Krishna,  Lord Srinivas enjoyed the feast in the august company of  Kashyapa Maharshi and other holy saints.

169) " Bhavathaam Gnaanapoornaanaam Kimaneynaadya Poornathaa
Bhavishyathi Mahaapragnyaaha Dayaavanthasthapodhanaaha.

Meaning: Oh Wise Saints, how can I please you with such a frugal feast??!! Oh Holy Saints, I know that you are very compassionate...

170) Daridram Maancha Jaanantha Sthvannam Mey Sajalam Laghu
Bahookruthya Sveekurutha Krupayaa Nitharaa" Mithi.

Meaning: Please consider me a degraded person and accept  and devour this watery feast as though it is a rich pudding made of milk!!

!71)Praardhanaam Braahmanaanaanthu Kruthavaan Praakrutho Yadhaa
Vaasudevavachaha Shruthvaa Vaakyamaahurmaheesuraaha.

Meaning: Like an ordinary person the Lord pleaded with the Rishis. They heard the Lord's appeal and

172) RISHIS:
Thavaannamamruthaprakhyam Mukthimaargasya Saadhanam
Vayam Dhanyaaha Kruthaardhaaha Sma Kalau paapaakuley Harey.

Meaning: The Rishis said, Srimannaaraayanaa! This sinful Kali Yuga is purified by the feast you have offered to us ! The feast is equal to ambrosia and Divine Nectar which gives soul-liberation! We are most fortunate and indeed grateful to You for the Divine feast!!

173) Abhinandya Thamithdham They Susanthushtaa Abhunjyatha
Bhojanaanatharam Raajan! Braahmanaanaam Yadhaarhathaha

Meaning: The Rishis and brahmins expressed their happiness while enjoying the feast. After the Divine Meal was over, Lors Srinivasa offered as in tradition...

174) Thaamboolam Dakshinaanchaiva Pradadau Bhagavaanharihi
Saviprabhojanasyaanthey Svayam Bhojanamaacharaath.

Meaning: The lord offered the Rishis " thamboolam" (betel leaves and perfumed nuts) and other gift items...

175) Puthrena Puthraputhrena Bhaaryayaa Bandhubhiryuthaha
Saagnihi Salokapaalascha Sa Sesho Garudaanvithaha.

Meaning: Thus the Lord in the company of His son, Lord Brahma, His Grandson, Lord Shiva, His Divine Consort, Goddess Mahalakshmi, His relatives, His administrative staff, Lord Sesha and Lord Garuda enjoyed the feast.

176) Bhojanaanthey Dinaadheesho Raathristhaanamupaagathaha
Shayanam Kruthavaan Krishnaha Paryankey Ramayaa Saha.

Meaning: As the Grand, Divine feast came to a conclusion, the Sun God reached the status of dusk....

177) Svayam Nidraaviheenopi Reymey Praakruthavadhdharihi
Brahmaasayassurasreshthaaha Kashyapaathripurogama.

Meaning: Even though the Lord by nature does never sleep, like an ordinary person He reclined on His sleeping couch along with His Divine Consort Lakshmi. Lord Brahma, Devas, Saint Kashyapa, Saint Athri....

178) Shayanam Chakrirey Raajan! Kandareshu Gruheshu Cha
Vrukshamooleshu Shailaanaam Gahvareshu Dareeshucha.

Meaning: Went to sleep in the mountains, their homes, under trees, between shrubs and foliage, in caves and river banks.


Monday 22 June 2015

Resuming Sri Venkatachala Mahathyam

Following a request from a lady in Sydney, I will be uploading the remaining chapters of Sri Venkatachala Mahathyam shortly.

Saturday 18 October 2014

Deepavali gift!!!!!!!!!


Celebrating our beloved Honourable Chancellor's arrival in Tamilnadu by firing crackers on TNMFAU's campus.
( Photo 1:- Vice-Chancellor, faculty, administrative staff and students watching fireworks on 17/10/14 immediately after Honourable Chancellor's arrival in Tamilnadu was announced.
Photo 2:- Mridangam faculty T.R.S.Manikandan lighting 5,000vala!)

Friday 26 September 2014

Sharad Navarathri

                                            Aim Hreem Shreem Shree Maathre Namaha.