Monday 4 January 2010
Sri Venkatachala Mahathyam (wedding chapter 4-8)
4)Kataahabhaandanichayam Aanethum Preshayathsuraan
Garudapramukhaan Veeraan Naaraayanaparaayanaan!
On receiving the order from Lord Srinivasa, Lord Brahma was extremely delighted! He summoned the Devas, Garuda and other warriors who were devoted to Lord Narayana to purchase and bring the provisions and vessels required for the celebrations.
5)They Thasya Vachanam Shruthvaa Kshaneyna Garudaadayaha
Kataahaadeen Gruheethvaadha Samaajagmuraneykadhaa!
Obeying the orders of Lord Brahma, within no time the Devas, Garuda and other warriors organised many varieties of vessels.
6)Apoorayaththathastheyshu Sa Vaayuhu Salilaadhipaha
Sugandham Thoyanichayam Divyatheerdodbhavam Shubham!
The Lord of Air, Vaayu and the Lord of rain Varunaa filled all the varieties of vessels with water collected from all the holy rivers along with the fragrance associated with these rivers.
7)Thatha Ssarvaa Ssuvaasinyo Vasthraalankaara Mandithaaha
Arundhatheem Puraskruthya Kruthamangalakowthukaahaa!
In the meantime, married women leading pure lives followed the leadership of Arundhathi, the holiest of them all to execute the auspicious rituals preceding the wedding ceremony.
8)Sadeepakalashaan Raajan! Paarvatheepramukhaaha Sthriyaha
Chakruhu Samasthaanmaangalyaan Sasaavithreepurogamaaha!
Goddess Parvathi, along with other married women peformed the 'Kalasha' pooja apart from other aupicious rituals while Savithri and other married women sang religious hymns to mark the proceedings.