Thursday 18 March 2010

Sri Venkatachala Mahathyam(wedding chapter39-48)


AKASHA GANGA TEERTHAM

39)Haridraachoornapishteyna Nirmrujya Cha Vrushaakapim
Sumangalairvaadyaghoshaihi Saha Parichchadaihi!!

Meaning:
Auspicious musical instruments resonated with melodious tunes as Goddess Sridevi anointed Lord Srinivasa's body with turmeric paste.

40)Samanthaathsarvaveedheeshu Karikumbhairupaahruthaihi
Samanthaath Punyatheerthastha Punyatheerdhaabhipoorithaihi!!

Meaning:
Majestic elephants on all the pathways walked elegantly, carrying great pots on their backs that contained holy water and other auspicious ingredients...

41)Sarathnaihi Kaanchanaihi Kumbhaihi Thaapithodakamishrithaihi
Abhishekam Thathashchakrey Kamalaa Jagadeeshithu!!

Meaning:
Hot water mixed with holy water showered over Lord Srinivasa from golden pots studded with rubies.

42)Aapadamouliparyantham Saa Kruthvodvarthanam Hareyhe
Meyney Kruthaardhamaathmaanam Sevayaa Keshavasya Thu!!

Meaning:
After anointing Lord Srinivasa from His head to His toes with turmeric paste, Goddess Sridevi felt contented and fulfilled.

43)Chathurasthru Suvaasinyaha Paanibhihi Kalashaanrupa
Dhruthvaa Moukthikathoyai Stham Abhyashinchi Sureshwaram!!

Meaning:
Four married women showered Lord Vasudeva with water and pearls that poured out of the golden pots in their hands.

44)Jalairneeraajayaamaasuhu "Puthraan Dhanavaan Bhava
Ithyaashishaabhinandanthyaha Sreenivaasam Suraanganaaha!!

Meaning:
Carrying auspicious vessels ('poorna kumbham') and offering camphor-fire ('haarathi') the married women blessed Lord Vasudeva to beget sons and wealth.

45)Gaayanthyaha Shubhageethaani Kownkumaihi Salilaisthathaha
Aaaraarthikaam Maangalikeem Sarvaashchakrusthadhaanganaaha!!

Meaning:
Singing divine songs, those women offered camphor-fire ('haarathi') in water mixed with saffron.

46)Thadaa Dadau Brahmapthnee Saavithree Vasthramuththamam
Theyna Vasthreyna Sarvaangam Mamaarja Vidhivadramaa!

Meaning:
Afterwards, Goddess Savithri, the Divine Spouse of Brahma offered a rich-textured cloth and Goddess Sridevi used the cloth to gently wipe Lord Srinivasa's body.

47)Paarvathee Dhoopamaadaaya Dadau Lakshmeekaraambujey
Dhoopayithvaa Sudhoopeyna Vikeeryomjhithabandhanaan!

Meaning:
Goddess Parvathi brought incense-smoke ('sambrani'), Goddess Ramadevi combed Lord Srinivasa's hair to remove tangles. She then dried His hair over the incense-smoke...

48)Babandha Kamalaa Devee Moordhajaan Madhughaathinaha
Aadarsham Darshayaamaasa Saavithri Swarnabhoshitham!

Meaning:
And tied His hair. Goddess Savithri showed a gold-framed mirror to Lord Srinivasa.