Friday 24 July 2015

Sri Venkatachala Mahathyam (wedding chapter295-309)

                                                          LORD SRINIVASA

Vivaahaahaardham Sreenivaasaanayanaaya Thanmandiram Prathi Nrupaagamanam
295) Dadau Cha Dakshinaa Thaamboolancha Dvijanmanaam
Evambhoothey Maheepaala! Kalyaanadivasey Hareyhe.

Meaning:King goes to the temple to fetch Lord Srinivasa for the wedding
After all the procedures that had taken place on Lord Srinivasa's wedding day

296) Shukravaarey Dashamyaancha Saayankaaley Viyanrupaha
Chathurangabalam Sarvam Nidhaaya Purathaha Sutham.

Meaning:On the evening of Friday, Dasami Thithi, along with His son leading the " Chathuranga Balam" ( four wings of army comprising of elephants, chariots, cavalry and infantry)...

297) Vasudaanam Mahaaraaja! Thondamaanancha Sodaram
Purohitham Puraskruthya Saha Sambandhibaandhavaihi.

Meaning: along with Thondaman who was the brother of Vasudasa, the priest, relatives...

298) Airaavatham Mahaanaagam Rathnakambalabhooshitham
Megharaadvarnasamyuktham Badhdhaghantaakulaanvitham.

Meaning: with the complexion of the blue sky, decorated by bells, ruby-studded garment spread over His back....

299) Rakthadantham Mahaaraavam Karnabadhdhasuchaamaram
Purandaram Puraskruthya Gajamairaavatham Thadhaa.

Meaning:along with the royal elephant Airavatha who had red teeth, growled loudly, had beautiful fans fitted to its ears, along with Lord Indra, the priest...

300) Aahvaanakaaranaathpraapthaha Sreenivaasalayam Thadaa
Thasmin Mahaagruhey Raajan! Ayuthasthambhashobhithaam.

Meaning:went to the residence of Lord Srinivasa. That castle had thousand pillars...

301) Sabhaam Chakaara Rathnaadhyaam Vishvakarmaa Vibhoho Priyaam
Thathraaseenaaha Mahaabhaagaaha Brahmaadyaaha Sarvadevathaaha.

Meaning:The Conference Hall studded with precious gems was dearest to Lord Srinivasa and constructed by Viswakarma. In that Hall Devas along with Lord Brahma....

302) Vishwaamithro Bharadwaajo Vasishto Gauthamasthadhaa
Bhrugurathrihi Pulasthyascha Vaalmeekirmidhileyshwaraha.

Meaning:Sage Viswamithra, Sage Bharadwaja, Sage Vasishta, Sage Gauthama, Sage Bhrugu, Sage Athri, Sage Pulasthya, Sage Valmiki, Sage Janaka....

303) Vaikhaanasashcha Durvaasaa Maarkandeyo dha Gaalavaha
Dadheechishchyavano Raajan! Sanakascha Sanandanaha.

Meaning: Sage Vaikhanasa, Sage Durvasa, Sage Markandeya, Sage Galava, Sage Dadheechi, Sage Chyavana, Sage Sanaka, Sage Sananda...

304) Ethey Sreshtathamaa Lokey Munayo Veethakalmashaaha
Jataamakutabhooshaangaaha Jvalathkrupnaajinaambaraaha.

Meaning:people who created history, world famous personalities, long-haired, with elaborately decorated head gear and sages who wore brilliantly shining Krishnajina (yagnopavitham).....

305) Kashyapasthu Puraskruthya Samaaseenaaha Sabhaantharey
Thanmadhye Vaasudevasthu Rathnakambalasamyuthaha.

Meaning:...appointing Sage Kashyapa as their Director seated themselves in the Conference Hall. Lord Srinivasa was seated on a ruby-studded carpet that was spread in the middle of the conference.

306) Kruthaanjaliputasthasdhau Brahmaa Lokapithaamahaha
Thathsabhaadvaaramaasaadya Raajaa Sathyaparaakramaha.

Meaning:The Father of the entire Universe, the Four-Faced Lord Brahma stood with joined hands. King Akaasha who was a great warrior neared the gates of the Conference Hall...

307) Purohitham Puraskruthya Sampraaptho Harisannidham
Samuththasdhau Vaasudevo Drishtvaa Raajaanamaagatham.

Meaning:accompanied by the priest. On seeing the King Lord Srinivasa rose from His seat...

308) Parirambhanamaasaadya Bhagavaan Vaakyamabraveeth
SREENIVAASAHA:-
Bhavaan Sreshtathamothyantham Vrudhdhosi Nrupasaththama.

Meaning:embraced the King and exclaimed," O King! Even though you are old you are great!

309) Kimardhamaagathosi Thvam Madgruham Raajasaththama!
Vasudaanasthu Raajendra! Samaahvaaney Niyojaya.

Meaning: Why did you have to come to my residence?! You could have sent your son Vasuda to invite me!!"

Thursday 23 July 2015

Sri Venkatachala Mahathyam (wedding chapter 272-294)

                                                      GODDESS PADMAVATHI

Sreenivaasaagnyayaa Thondamaanrupakrutha Divyaannasajjeeekaranam

272) Raathristhu Panchaghatikaa Samabhoochcha Thadhaa Thathaha
Jagaama Bhavanam Raajan! Svakeeyam Raajavallabhaha.

Meaning:  Following the orders of Lord Srinivasa Thondaman prepares exotic meal.
King Akaasha left at 5 ghadiyas in the night ( ghadiya is a hindu hour which consists of 24 english minutes ) for his Palace.

273) Thadaa Gatho Mahaaraaja! Thondamaano Maheepathey
Thamaaha Karunam Sreemaan Sreenivaasaha Kshudhaardithaha.

Meaning:At that time Thondaman had arrived. Lord Srinivasa was extremely hungry and He desperately....

274) SREENIVASAHA:
Vaivaahikajanaassarvey Upavaasaparaayanaaha
Ahancha Mama Puthrascha Maathaa Suraadayaha.

Meaning: Lord Srinivasa said:"People who have all come for the wedding are starving, not to mention Myself, my son Lord Brahma, my Mother, Goddess Vakulamalika, the Devas.....

275) Bhaaryaa Pathivrathaa Lakshmeehi Kshudhayaa Parimohithaaha
Theyshaamannam Mahaaraja! Bhakshyaani Vividhaani Cha.

Meaning:...my spouse Lakshmi....we all are awfully hungry. Organise meals, varieties of savouries....

276) Kuru Raajan! Sathvarasthvam Rusheenaa Moordhvareythasaam
Paakasthvathra Visesheyna Karthavyo Jaathavedasaa.

Meaning:...immediately. Agnihothra can arrange for suitable meals for the Sages who have conquered their sensory organs.

277) Mamaapi Cha Preyshaneeyam Pakvaannam Raajasaththama!
Vaasudeyvavachaha Shruthvaa Vasudhesho Braveedhdhdareem.

Meaning:You have to send cooked rice for me immediately"..as Srinivasa spoke Thondaman told....

278) Thondamaanaha:
Idam Shareeram Jagadeesha! Raajyam Thvadeeyameythadhdhi Mukundamoorthey
Saro Yadhaa Lokagathim Prapannaha Thadhaa Mamaannam Prathi Muhyasi Thvam.

Meaning:O Lord Narayana Incarnate Lord Srinivasa! The entire Universe is ruled You. But you are appealing for food like a normal human being.

279) Evamukthvaa Mahaaraaja! Jagaama Bhavanam Svakam
Kshaneyna Kaarayaamaasa Paakam Raajaa Havirbhujaa.

Meaning:Thondaman expressed his disbelief thus and went to his house and arranged for Lord Agnihothra to cook...

280) Rusheenaam Vedavidushaam Suraanaam Surayoshithaam
Raajaannamarpayaamaasa Vipraanaam Chaa Nnakaankshinaam.

Meaning:and served the scholarly Sages, Devas, women folk of the Deva clan, the starving brahmins who craved for food.

281)Bhojanam Kruthavanthasthey Bhakshyaannarasasamyutham
Vaasudevaaya Raajendraha Preyshayaamaasa Saadaraha..

Meaning:After all of them finished their meal of varieties of savouries and juices, for the sake of Lord Srinivasa....

282)Annam Bahuvidham Bhakshyam Samaasham Madhusamyutham
Svayam Sameythya Raajendrokalpayadbhojanam Hareyhe.

Meaning:Thondaman brought specially prepared varieties of dishes made out of green gram and honey and placed them along with cooked rice.

283) Bubhujey Purushasreshtho Lakshmyaa Cha Parameyshthinaa
Maathraa Cha Sahitho Raajan! Saseysho Garudaanvithaha.

Meaning:Lord Srinivasa enjoyed the feast along with Goddess Lakshmi, Lord Brahma-the four-faced One, Mother Goddess Vakulamalika, Lord Adiseshu, and Lord Garuda.

284) Dathvaa Vasthraani Divyaani Jaamaathuhu Shreepathenrupa
Jagaama Bhavanam Raajaa Vaasudevaagnyayaa Thadaa.

Meaning: The King presented new garments to the son-in-law to be and after taking leave of Him left for his residence.

285)Gathey Raagni Mahaaraaja! Sreenivaasasthvaraanvithaha
Nidraam Chakaara Vidhivath Nirdoshopi Sukhaasaney.

Meaning:As soon as the King left, Lord Srinivasa could not sleep. He pretended to sleep on a soft bed like a normal human being.

286) Evam Gathaa Cha Saa Raathrihi Prabhaathasamayo Bhavath
Poorvadevaguro rvaaraha Sampraaptho Rashameediney.

Meaning:The night went by and in the morning after Suprabhatham (celebrating the breaking of dawn) it was a Friday, and the thithi was Dashami (10th lunar day).

287) Samuthdhitho Vaasudevaha Kruthamangalamajjanaha
Vasishtamabraveedraajan! Bhagavaan Venkateswaraha.

Meaning:Lord Srinivasa woke up and performed the ritualistic holy bath and spoke to Sage Vasishta...

288) SREE BHAGAVAAN:
Sahaiva Bhojanam Kaaryam Lakshmyaa Cha Parameyshthinaa
Maathraa Purohitheynaapi Vayam Panchaannavarjithaaha.

Meaning: The Lord said, " O Sage! Myself, Goddess Lakshmi, The Four-Faced Lord Brahma, My Mother Goddess Vakulamalika and the priest, the five of us...

289)Raagnyasthubhavaney Raajaa Raajapathnee Pathivrathaa
Kanyaa Purohitho Bhraathaa They Pi Panchaannavarjithaaha.

290) Evamukthvaa Visishtanthu Puriohitha! Marindama!
Kuberamabraveedraajan! Sreenivaasaha Sathaam Gathihi.

Meaning for 289, 290: King Akaasha, his wife, the bride Padmavathi, their priest and brother of the bride ...we all should not eat. We can eat only time (presumably on the wedding day). And the Lord addressed Lord Kubera thus...

291) SREENIVAASAHA:
Gachcha Yakshaganaadhyaksha Raajaanam Viprakaaranaath
Ithi Thadvachanam Shruthvaa Yaksharaadraajasaththamam.

Meaning: .." Pass on this message through brahmins to King Akaasha." Then Lord Kubera...

292)Gathvaaha Bhaaratheem Punyaam Sreenivaaseyna Bhaashithaam
Kuberaha:
Bhojanam Thvrushimukhyaanaam Karthavyam Poorvameyva Hi.

Meaning:Lord Kubera after conveying Lord Srinivasa's message to King Akaasha said, " O King! Please arrange for the meals of the scholarly Sages and Brahmins now itself because...

293) Muhoorthakaalo Raathrau Thu Naadikaasyusthrayodasha
Thadaa Saadhyam Mahaaraja! Raathryaam Braahmanabhojanam.

Meaning:...the muhurtha (auspicious time) of the wedding is at 13 ghadiyas ( ghadiya is a Hindu Hour which consists of 24 English minutes) and they will not be able to eat around that time".

294) Ithi Sandishya Raajaanam Kuberaha Punaraagathaha
Thadhaa Chakaara Raajatshihi Bhojanam Brahmavaadinaam.

Meaning: Lord Kubera returned after he conveyed the required arrangements. Lord Akaasha arranged for the scholarly Sages and Brahmins immediately according to the requirements.

Friday 17 July 2015

Sri Venkatachala Mahathyam (wedding chapter 257-271)

                                                             GODDESS DURGA

257) Vaasudevasya Ye Bhakthaaha Theynyonyam Parireybhirey.

Sreenivaasasya Padmaavathyaa Saha Durgaadarshanapoorvakam Purapraveyshaha

Nagaradwaaranilayaam Durgaa Maasaadya Bhakthithaha.

Meaning: Lord Srinivasa along with Goddess Parvathi prayed to Goddess Durga and entered the township.
Devotees of God from both sides ( i.e. from Lord Srinivasa's and Goddess Padmavathi's sides respectively) embraced each other.

258) Padmaavathyanugo Maayee Deyveem Nathvaa Viseyshathaha
Varam Yayaachey Govindaha " Kuru Bhaaryaamimaa" Mithi.

Meaning: Lord Srinivasa followed Goddess Padmavathi to the temple of Goddess Durga  situated near the gates of the township and appealed to Goddess Durga for a boon, " Please present this Padmavathi to me as my wife!"

259)Padmaavathee Visaalaakshee Saavithree Varamuththamam
Pathim Kuru Ramaanaatham Sreenivaasam Jaganmayam.

Meaning:  Even the wide-eyed Goddess Padmavathi prayed to Goddess Durga " Please present Lord Srinivasa who pervades the entire Universe to me as my husband."

260) Ithi Vruthvaa Cha Saa Deyveem Nathvairaavathamaashrithaa
Garudaskandhamaaroodho Bhagavaan Bhakthavathsalaha.

Meaning:After praying Goddess Padmavathi sat on the elephant named "Airavatham" and Lord Srinivasa, who is ever compassionate to His devotees sat astride Lord Garuda.

261) Deepakaisthailasamsikthaihi Sahasraayuthasankhyaikaihi
Laajaan Pushpaanyakshathaamscha Vikiradbhirithasthathaha.

Meaning: As thousands of oil lamps shined brightly everywhere while flowers, turmeric-soaked rice, malted grains showered from either sides...

262) Sthuvadbhirvandivrunaischa Sasoothairmaagadhairapi
Aaseervaadam Prakurvadbhirveydaghoshapurassaram.

Meaning:  As loud chants of prayers and vedas reverberated in the surroundings....

263)Brahmaadibhihi Surasreshthaihi Bhoosuraihi Sukapoorvakaihi
Sreenivaasam Prapashyadbhihi Pauranaareenarairvruthaha.

Meaning: in the company of people belonging to Lord Brahma's Deva (Godly) sect, sages who belonged to the sect of Sri Suka's brahmin,  large crowds of men and women whose eyes feasted on the sight of Lord Srinivasa.......

264)Veenaavenumrudangaanscha Panavaanakadundhubheen
Vaadayarbhirjanaischaanyaihi Vaaranaareeganaisthadhaa.

Meaning: Along with general crowds and groups of entertainers who played the veena, flute, drums, cymbals, dundhubhis.....

265) Gandharvairgaananipunaihi soothaamaathyaischa Samyuthaha
Aakasharaajo Dharmaathmaa Sreenivaasaparaayanaha.

Meaning:accompanied by expert vocalists, Gandharva (celestial beings) musicians, charioteers and ministers,  the wise and just King Akaasha who is unflinchingly devoted and loyal to Lord Srinivasa..

266) Padmaavathyaa Sameytham Tham Sreenivaasam Sasambhramam
Sanchaarayan Samnthaachcha Naaraayanapurey Shanaihi.

Meaning:led Lord Srinivasa who was accompanied by Goddess Padmavathi towards Narayanapuram in a grand procession..

267) Rambhaasthambhaihi Ikshudandaihi Poogeepothairalankrutham
Rasaalapallavayuthihi Poornakumbhairalankrutham.

Meaning: decorated by plantain trees, sugar cane trees, betel nut trees, decorated by pots filled with tender mango leaves....

268)Mukthaajaalaavruthaischaanyaihi Padmaraagaviraajithaihi
Vajravaidhooryakhachithaihi Indraneelasamaprabhaihi.

Meaning: decorated by attractive strands of pearls, strings of lotus flowers, while gem stones like diamonds, cat's eyes, saphires, rubies shined brilliantly...

269) Thadhaa Marakathaprakhyaihi Thoranairupashobhitham
Kunkumodakasampoorna Kanthkanakabhaajanaihi.

Meaning: festoons studded with emeralds, golden pots over flowing with red water (mixture of water and vermillion)...

270) Sthreebhirneeraajayantheebhihi Raajamaanachathushpadham
Vedithrayam Parikramya Vaasudevaalayam Yayau.

Meaning:accompanied by women who offered brightly lit camphor and after circulating the three stages arranged in the middle of beautifully decorated four-crossing roads, King Akaasha led Lord Srinivasa to a house specially arranged for the stay of the Lord..

271) Praveshayaamaasa Varam Sumandiram Shree Venkatesham Bahurathnasammitham
Thadbandhukhandam Munivaryaguptham Balam Yayau Naadhanikeythaneshu.

Meaning:The bridegroom entered the house which was decorated by rubies. His relatives were given royal suites for their stay.



Thursday 9 July 2015

Sri Venkatachala Mahathyam (wedding chapter 236-256)


SREENIVAASAABHIMUKHATHAYAA SVAPURAATH SAPARIKARAVIYANNRUPAAGAMANAM
236) Kruthvaashtamyaam Thathra Vaasam Navamyaam Guruvaasarey
Prabhaathasamaye Praapthey Sreenivaasasthvaraanvithaha.

Meaning:Resting there on Ashtami Thithi (8th day of the Hindu Lunar Calendar) Lord Srinivasa started His journey early morning on Navami Thithi ( 9th day of the Hindu Lunar Calendar) Thrusday.......

237) Punargarudamaaruhya Guruvaarey Jagadguruhu
Chathurangabalaadhyaksham Brahmaanancha Pithaamaham.

Meaning:Again mounting Lord Garuda placing the Leader of "Chathuranga Balam" ( four wings of army comprising of elephants, chariots, cavalry and infantry)....

238)Nidhaaya Puratho Raajan! Jagaama Jagadeeshwaraha
Asthaadrim Prasthithey Bhaanau Thasminkaaley Maheepathey.

Meaning: ....in front of Himself, Lord Srinivasa started His journey. At the time of sunset......

239) Ashtavargam Svayam Kruthvaa Kruthakauthukamangalaha
Padmaavatheem Snaapayithvaa Gandhathaileyna Bhoomipa!

Meaning:King Akaasha arranged perfumed oil to be applied Goddess Padmavathi's hair,who had just finished performing ritualistic worship to the transiting planets....


240) Alankruthya Varaam Kanyaam Alankaarairmaheepathihi
Gajamaaropya Tharasaa Puthreem Puthreehithey Rathaha.

Meaning:...decorating Goddess Padmavathi with attractive accessories, performing auspicious rituals and seated Goddess Padmavathi on an elephant....

241) Aakaasharaajo Dharmaathmaa Puthreyna Saha Samyuthaha
Purohitheyna Shakreyna Thondamaaneyna Niryayau.

 Meaning: King Akaasha started forward along with his son, his priest Devendra and Thondaman.

242)Sreenivaasam Jagadyonim Drashtukaamo Ramaapathim
Chathurangabalaihi Sarvaihi Gajaashvaradhasamyuthaihi.

Meaning:  Desiring an audience with Lord Srinivasa who is the Creator of the Universe
King Akaasha accompanied by the strength of " Chathuranga Balam"  (four wings of army comprising of elephants, chariots, cavalry and infantry)....

243)Dhvajaischaiva Pathaakaabhihi Chaamarairvyajanairapi
Bheridundhubhinirghoshaihi Vaadithraanaam Mahaasvanaihi.

Meaning:....flags, decorative and ornamental fans, auspicious musical instruments like Bheri and Dundhubhi,auspicious melody instruments and...

244)Narthakairnatakaischaiva Soothamaagadhavandibhihi
Sthooyamaano Mahaaraaja! Sainyamadhye Vyaraajatha.

Meaning:dancers, choreographers, charioteers, people reading out "vamsavali" ( " geneology" of family/dynasty; line/lineage) and people who felicitate King Akaasha by flowery speeches, the King was radiant in appearance in the midst of the army.

SREENIVAASAVIYANNRUPAPADMAAVATHEEM PARASPARAAVALOKANAM

245) Yadhaakaashey Chandrabimbam Nakshathraganamandaley
Raajaa Dadarsha Govindam Shakreyna Paridarshitham.

Meaning: Like the bright and shining moon amidst innumerable stars in the sky....

246) Garudaskandhamaaroodham Shwethachchathraadibhiryutham
Sukumaaram Yuvaanancha Sundaram Sundaraananam.

Meaning: Seated on the back of Lord Garuda with a shining white umbrella and ornamental fans, Lord Srinivasa looked youthful, virile,stunningly handsome with a beautiful lotus-like countenance....

247)Sreenivaasam Jagadyonim Sachchidaanandavigraham
Drushtvaa Santhushtamanasaa Sa Radhaa Davaruhya Cha.

Meaning: As Lord Srinivasa, who is the Creator of the Universe and ever-blissful was first greeted by the priest Sri.Devendra, King Akaasha, feeling over joyed in his heart alighted from the chariot....

248)Padmaavatheem Svaputhreencha Nidhaaya Puratho Nrupaha
Purohitham Puraskruthya Cheydam Vachanamabraveeth.

Meaning: Placing Goddess Padmavathi before him, King Akaasha along with the priest Sri.Devendra neared Lord Srinivasa and...

249)Akaasha Rajaha:-

Dhanyoham Kruthakruthyoham Swargamaargasamaasthithaha
Evam Vadantham Thathkaaley Sreenivaasaha Sathaam Gathihi.

Meaning:  As King Akaasha  exclaimed with great happiness, " I am indeed fortunate, I have become " krithakrithya" ( a person who has done evrything, nothing and no karma remains for that person), I have attained Paradise itself!" .....


250)Dadarsha Raajashaardoolam Naaradeyna Pradarshitham
Naaradaha:-
Deerghashmashrum Deerghabaahum Sarvadaa Deerghadarshanam.

Meaning: Lord Narada informed Lord Srinivasa thus, " That person with a long moustache,  big arms and wisdom to analyse and execute efficient work at all times....

251)Svashuram Thava Govinda! Pashya Maadhava ! Bhoomipam
Sreenivaasaha:-
Dhanyam Naarada! Majjanma Yadaakaashodya Baandhava.

Meaning: ......he happens to be your father-in-law." As Narada gestured towards King Akaasha, Lord Srinivasa exclaimed in happiness, " For attaining a relationship with such a King I am indeed fortunate and my birth has attained elevation...

252) Sambandhastheyna Sampraapthaha Kim Mayaa Charitham Puraa
Vadathyevam Hrisheekeshey Raajaa Sathyaparaakramaha.

Meaning: ...to have gained this relationship with King Akaasha what good deeds I must have performed!" As Lord Srinivasa expressed His sentiments...

253) Dvaarathoranamaasaadya Sreenivaasam Dadarsha Ha
Poojayaamaasa Govindam Vasanaabharanaadibhihi.

Meaning: King Akaasha, nearing the gate with rich garments and ornaments....

254) Gandhathaileyna Raajendra! Jaamaatharamapoojayath
Saa Dadarsha Varaarohaa Pathim Paramapaavanam.

Meaning:.... and perfumed oils honoured and felicitated his son-in-law. Goddess Padmavathi, feeling extremely shy looked at Her husband-to-be, the most Pure and Divine Lord Srinivasa.

255) Padmaavathee Visalaakshee Lajjayaa Parimohithaa
Thaam Dadarsha Jagadyonihi Kamalaaksheem Maheepathey!

Meaning: The extremely shy lotus-eyed and wide-eyed Goddess Padmavathi and the Creator of the Universe Lord Srinivasa looked at each other.

256) Padmaavatheesreenivaasau Vaahanaadavaruhya Cha
Anyonyaalokaanam Raajan! Chakraathey Samsthithau Thathaha.

Meaning: Lord Srinivasa and Goddess Padmavathi descended from Their respective chariots and kept staring at each other....

Tuesday 7 July 2015

Sri Venkatachala Mahathyam (wedding chapter 222-235)

                                                     CARISSA CARANDAS FRUITS

222) Kimanyena Praakrutheyna Phalenaalparaseyna Mey
Thadhaapi Thava Vaakyena Karishye Bhojanam Muney.

Meaning: The Lord said, "Oh Shuka! I am so pleased to listen to your honeyed-speech. Why this delay?"

223) Saanthvayithvaa Munivaram Garudaadavaruhya Saha
Kuteeram Sampravisyaadha Saputhraha Saparigrahaha.

Meaning: Highly pleased by the gentle words of the Sage, the Lord along with his son, family and friends entered the Sage's hermitage.

224)Mungyahi Kruthaasaney Ramye Samsthithaha Parameshvaraha
Shukaha Snaathvaa Padmatheerthey Kruthvaannam Bhakthisamyuthaha.

Meaning:The Lord seated Himself on a grass mattress ('darbhasanam'). Sri Shuka Yogeendra bathed in the Lotus Lake (Pushkarini).....

225) Amruthaabeejanichayam Mushtibhihi Pravihathya Cha
Thaththandulairmahaaraaja! Kruthavaanannamuththamam.

Meaning: ...and beat honeyed grains with his fists to extract rice grains from them. Once the rice grains were extracted Sri Shuka Yogeendra cooked the rice with reverence.

226)Bruhatheephalasamyuktham Thinthrineerasasamyutham
Svaantharasthasya Yadyogam Poojaasaadhanameyva Cha.

Meaning: Sri Shuka Yogeendra made a meal out of a mixture of tamarind juice and Carissa Carandas ( Kalakai- tamil, Vakudu Kaya- telugu) fruits, convinced in his heart that it was the favourite juice of the Lord....

227) Theynaiva Baahyamoorthesthu Poojanam Saadhusammatham
Ithi Mathvaardhathaththvagnya Kruthvaa Paadaavaneyjanam.

Meaning: Desiring to worship the effulgent golden form of the Lord present before his eyes, a follower of the holy scriptures, the scholarly Sage handed over water to the Lord for Him to wash His Lotus Feet....

228)Padmapathraani Chaastheerya Thathraannam Rasasamyutham
Vinikshipya Visesheyna Kruthasaashtaangasannathihi.

Meaning:Spreading lotus leaves and placing the rice cooked with tamarind and Carissa Carandas juice, Sri Shuka Yogeendra prostrated to the Lord....

229)" Bhojanam Kuru Govinda! Sadaa Poornamanoradha!"
Evam Sampraardhitho Devaha Shukeyna Paramarshinaa.

Meaning: " O Lord of Truth! Govinda! Please eat this meal!" Sri Shuka Yogeendra appealed thus.....

230) Thadbhakthipaaravashyena Bhagavaanaathmabhoossvayam
Rusheenaamuchithaahaaraan Bubhujey Sarvabhojanaha.

Meaning:The Lord who resides in living and non-living beings, pleased by Sri Shuka Yogeendra's devotion and dedication ate the meal which is suitable for Monks and Sages.

231)Lakshmeesthasyaagnyayaa Maathraa Saardham Vakulamaalayaa
Bubhujey Muninaa Daththam Thadannamamruthaprabham.

Meaning:After which following the Lord's orders Goddess Lakshmi and Goddess Vakula also ate the meal.

232) Thasmin Bhukthavathi Sreeshey Rushayaha Kopapoorithaaha
Thadaa Shukam Bheeshayanthaha Samuththasthurvaraasanaath.

Meaning: As soon as Lord Srinivasa finished His meal all the monks abruptly rose from their seats, enraged and furious with Shuka Yogeendra and trying to intimidate him....;..

233) Shaapaanugrahasaamardhya Saadhanaascha Thapodhanaaha
Theyshaam Mathasthu Vignyaaya Bhagavaan Bahiraagathaha.

Meaning: The Lord guessed the reason behind the anger of all the monks who had the power to bless or curse the Lord Himself......

234)Phoothkaaram Kruthavaan Krishnaha Sarveyshaam Thrupthiheythavey
Thanmukhaambhojasambhootha Vaayunaa Thrupthiheythunaa.

Meaning: In order to satisfy everybody the Lord blew "PHOOOOO..". The pleasing wind that came from the Lord's lotus-like countenace....

235)Suradheynvaa Yadhaa Thrupthaaha Thadhaiva Munipungavaaha
Shukam Santhoshayaamaasuhu Vachanaihi Sthothramishrithaihi.

Meaning: .... making all the monks  satiated and happy as though they had feasted on a meal prepared and served by Kamadhenu (the wish yielding holy cow), they ardently praised and pleased Sri Shuka Yogeendra.

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.