Saturday 18 June 2011

Sri Venkatachala Mahathyam (wedding chapter 148-156)

Lord Agni Deva who cooked the feast for the Lord's wedding

(Continued from June 4th, 2010 posting)

148)Ithi Devasya Vaakyaani Prashashamsurmaharshyaha!
Thadhaa Cha Kruthavaan Jaathavedaahaa Vedavishaaradhaha!!

Meaning:
The sages and monks in the gathering were pleased by the Lord's instructions. The learned Vedic scholar that He was, Agnihothra carried out the Lord's wishes.

149)Evam Vichithrakarmaani Harervaikunthavaasinaha!
Yugaanusaarinasthasya Thadbhuthavidambanam!!

Meaning:
It was fascinating to witness the Lord who resides in Vaikuntha, The One who reincarnates as the celebrated Forms according to "yugas" ( name of an 'epoch' or 'era' consisting of four yugas namely, 'Sathya Yuga", 'Threthaa Yuga', 'Daapara Yuga' and 'Kali Yuga') behaving like a human being!

150)Achinthyam Devathaakaaryam Avaangmanasagocharam!
Agnihi:-
Dadhyodanathilaanne Cha Paramaannam Madhusravam!!

Meaning:
The words and deeds of God are beyond human mind or speech!
Afterwards, Agnihothra went ahead and prepared curd rice, rice mixed with sesame seeds, and sweet rice kheer dripping of honey.

151)Maashaapoopaahaa Gudaapoopaahaa Shaakadvaya Mathaha Param!
Sarvam Supakvathaam Neetham Thvathprasaadeyna Keshava!!

Meaning:
Snacks made of Urad Dhal, sweet pancakes made of jaggery, two varieties of vegetable curries have been prepared due to the Grace of Thee!!

152)Amanthraya Dvijendraamscha Suraanapi Muneenapi!
Agnivaaneem Samaakarnya Sreenivaaso Niraamayaha!!

Meaning:
...So please invite the learned brahmins, Devaas and sages' and Lord Sreenivasa felt pacified and to invite them....

153)Sampreshayachchivasutham Shanmukham Midhileshwara!
SREE SESHAADRAUKASHYAPAADIBHYO BRAHMAADIKRUTHOPACHAARAPRAKAARAHA
Sajagaamaathiveygeyna Japathognipraayanaan!!

Meaning:
The Lord called out to Janaka Maharaja to summon Lord Shanmukha, son of Lord Shiva.
ON SESHAACHALAA LORD BRAHMA WAS PAYING OBEISANCE TO SAGE KASHYAPA.
Lord Shanmukha rushed towards in their direction and hastened Lord Brahma, Sage Kashyapa and the pit of fire (agnihothra) surrounded by mantra-chanting...

154)Braahmanaan Vedavidushaha Aajuhaava Janaadhipa!
Paaka Ssampoornathaam Uththishtatha Suradijaaha!!

Meaning:
Learned brahmin scholars who are the best among twice born, noble personages! Please be kind enough to grace the luncheon, the food is ready!!

155)Ithi Thena Samaahoothaahaa Kashyapaathripurogamaaha!
Devaashcha Nikatam Thasya Paakasthaanasya Bhejirey!!

Meaning:
On receiving the invitation, Sage Kashyapa and Sage Athri in the company of other learned sages and Devaas rushed towards he dining hall.

156)Vibhajya Thathra Vidhivath Paathrabhoothaan Prudhak Prudhak!
Panktheeshcha Kaarayithvaadha Thaarathamyaanusaarathaha!!

Meaning:
Lord Shiva who was assigned the duty of attending to the guests, seated them in different groups according to their ranks.

(To be continued....)