Monday 4 January 2010
Sri Venkatachala Mahathyam (wedding chapter 1-3)
The description of the procedure of "Mangala Snaanam" ('auspicious bath') procedure of the celestial wedding of Lord Venkateswara and Goddess Padmavathi).
Thathah Kimakarothkrishnaha Sreenivaasassathaangathihi
Thanmamaachakshva Bhagavan! Vistharena Mahaamuney!
Lord Janaka addressing Sage Shathaananda:-"O Great Sage! Kindly narrate to me in detail the deeds of the Protector of good people, Lord Srinivasa."
Shree Lakshmee Sahithasshreemaan Shreenivaasaha Pithaamaham
Abraveethpreethamanasaa Prayunnjaanaha Prayojaney!
Sage Shathaananda started to narrate:-Lord Srinivasa along with Goddess Sridevi appointed Lord Brahma to organise the wedding celebrations of Himself and the Lord was very happy at the prospect of His own wedding!
Karmaani Puthra! Kaaryaani Kuru Sheeghramathandrithaha
Sa Thadvachanamaakarnya Sasanthoshaha Pithaamahaha!
Lord Sreenivasa instructed Lord Brahma affectionately:-"My dear son!Please organise all the necessary rituals and programmes for the wedding. I want you to be very attentive and focussed in the work assigned to you!"