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.