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Sri Venkatachala Mahathyam CONCLUSION ( wedding chapter 436-446)

436) BHAGAVATHKRUTHASHANMAASAAVADHIKAAGASTHYAASHRAMAVAASA PRATHIGNYAA Padmaavathyanugo Devo Brahmarudraadikairyuthaha Suvarnamukharee...

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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Sri Venkatachala Mahathyam (wedding chapter 367-387)

367) Thathaha Purohitho Raagnya Ssvasthivaachanapoorvakam
Muneenaamanjaliputey Navarathnaakshathaandadau.

Meaning:The royal priest Brihaspathi  filled the open palms of the scholarly gathering of sages 'Navarathnas" ( nine variety of precious gems representing nine planets- ruby(sun), pearl (moon), coral (mars), emerald (mercury), yellow topaz (jupiter), diamond (venus), blue saphire (saturn), hessonite (rahu) and catseye (ketu) ).

368)They Veydamanthrai rjagadeeshamoordhni Rathnaakshathaa Nvedavidaha Prachikshipuhu
Thadaa Nrunaam Thathra Mahothsavobhoo Daakaasharaajasya Pureenivaasinaam.

Meaning:While all the scholarly Sages chanting vedas showered Lord Srinivasa with the nine-variety of precious gems, King Akaasha and his kith and kin watched in fascination.

369) Thasminkaaley Mahaaraajo Dakshinaam Brahmavaadinaam
Daapayaamaasa Santhushto Vipraisthaamboolapoorvakam.

Meaning:After the blessing ceremony, King Akaasha happily arranged for the brahmins gave away " thamboolam" (auspicious gift of betel leaves, betel nuts, vermillion, turmeric, flowers, coconuts,garments, currency and gold coins and precious gemstones).
                                       GODDESS PADMAVATHY TIRUCHANUR

370)Gavaam Kotisahasraani Chaashvaanaamayutham Thadhaa
Vasthraanaam Nichayam Raajan! Viprebhyo Daththavaanvibhuhu.

Meaning: King Akaasha gifted the brahmins with hundreds, thousands and crores of cows, horses and garments.

371)Evam Mahovathsavasthathra Samabhooddashameediney
Vadhoovarau Prathishtaapya Bhojayaamaasa Vai Thathaha.

Meaning:Thus after the grand festival was coming to a conclusion the bridegroom seated the bride and fed her meal of...

372) Annam Bahuvidham Soopa Rasabhakshyasamanvitham
Paramaannam Cha Saghritham Saksheeram Sharkaraayutham.

Meaning:Dhal, tamarind soup, savouries, milk pudding (payasam), ghee, milk, items made with sugar...

373) Purohitheyna Sahitho Bhojanam Kruthavaan Harihi
Maathraa Lakshmyaa Cha Sahithaha Puthreyna Sahithasthadhaa.

Meaning:and ate along with the Priest Vasishta, His Mother, Goddess Sridevi and His son, Lord Brahma.

374) Aakaasharaajo Dharmaathmaa BHukthavaan Krishnasannidhau
Lakshmyaa Sameythaa Dharanee Thadhaa Vakulamaalayaa.

Meaning:The virtuous King Akaasha sat next to Lord Srinivasa and his spouse Dharani Devi sat next to Goddess Sridevi and Goddess Vakula Devi....

375)Abhunkthkaannam Rasthairyuktham Pathiputhrasamanvithaa
Thathaha Prabhaathey Raajendra! Suvaasinyassureyshithuhu.

Meaning:enjoyed the delicious spread in the company of her husband and son.At the break of dawn all the Godly women (women folk of the Deva clan)...

376) Majjanam Kaarayaamaasuhu Gandhathailaissunirmalaihi
Anyonyamajjanam Thathra Chaanyonyodvarthanam Thadhaa.

Meaning:..arranged the pure and aromatic oils and perfumes with which Lord Srinivasa and Goddess Padmavathi applied on each other...

377) Haripadmaavatheedevyo Sthaa Ssahaasamakaarayan
Sa Raajaa Vipramukhyaanaam Suraanaam Bahubhojanam.

Meaning:...while the women of Deva clan joked among themselves and teased the newly weds. Meanwhile King Akaasha, feeling ecstatic gifted delicious food items to scholarly brahmins, Deva-clan...

378)Sthreenaam Cha Purushaanaam Cha Bahumaanapurassaram
Yadheshtam Daapayaamaasa Hrushta Aakaashabhoomipaha.

Meaning;....men and women large and sumptuous quantities to their satisfaction.....

379)Apoopaanvidhaamshchakrey Soopashaakaadikaamsthadhaa
Ghruthakulyaam Ksheerakulyaam Dadhikulyaam Thathahaparam.

Meaning:....like sweet pancakes, dhal, vegetables, ghee items, milk items and curd items were organised.

380) Thathaha Udhdhruthya Nikshiptham Bahirbhukthavathaam Nrunaam
Uchchishthapathrajaalam Cha Pushkalaannaadisamyutham.

Meaning:.. as food leaves containing leftover food items and savouries were thrown out.....

381) Saarameyaganaihi Keernam Raakshasaanaam Ganaisthadhaa
Evam Kolaahalam Chakrey Divasaamschathurasthadhaa.

Meaning:.....and that place was thronged by groups of Rakshasas (demons) and dogs creating extreme commotion in that area....Like this for four days....

382)Haasasthathra Vinodeyna Nithyamaaseechcha Majjanam
Divasey Panchamey Praapthey Kruthvaa Naakabalim Thadhaa.

Meaning:....amidst much fanfare and amusements the daily celebrations took place. On the fifth day after completion of a ritual called Nagavalli....

383) Kalasaamshchathuro Nyasya Deepajwaalaaviraajithaan
Vadhoovarau Prathishtaapya Rathnasimhaasaney Nrupa!

Meaning:....lighting oil lamps in four pots and seating the newly weds on a ruby-studded throne....

384) Poojayaamaasa Govindam Jaamaatharamanaamayam
Aakaasharaajo Dharmaathmaa Ksheerapaathram Kareydadhath.

Meaning:.....and holding a vessel of milk in his hand King Akaasha worshipped Lord Srinivas who is All-Knowing and black in form.

385)Maatharam Vaasudevasya Naamnaa Vakulamaalikaam
Poojayithvaa Vidhaaneyna Vasthraalankaarabhooshanaihi.

Meaning:Worshipping Lord Vasudeva's Mother Goddess Vakula Devi with jewellery and garments....

386) Naabhim Ksheereyna Sammrujjya Puthreem Padmaavatheem Thadaa
Arpayaamaasa Dukheyna Brahmanyo Raajasaththamaha.

Meaning:......with great remorse and difficulty wiped  his daughter Goddess Padmavathy's navel with milk and....

387) Mahaalakshmyaa Naabhimoolam Saghruthaksheeraseychanam
Kruthvaarpayaamaasa Puthreem Rudan Gadgadakanthavaan.

Meaning:.....similarly wiped the navel of Goddess Sridevi with milk and  his throat tightened with uncontrollable sadness as he handed over his daughter....

Sunday, September 20, 2015

GODDESS OF LOVE....Radhashtami, September 21st, 2015











Radha in all beauty and splendour! Third photo is of Radha's temple in Barsana, fifth image is Radha playing the Vallaki (rudra veena)....near Vrindavan.......

Friday, September 18, 2015

Sri Venkatachala Mahathyam (wedding chapter 351-366)

                                                 THE SACRED WEDDING

Guruvasishthakadhithavadhoovarapravaraadikam

Brihaspathi:-
351)Athrigothrasamudbhoothaam Suveerasya Prapauthrikaam
Sudharmanasthu Pauthreem Cha Puthreemaakaashabhoopatheyhey.

Meaning:
Preceptor Sage Vasishta announcing names of family lineage of bridegroom and bride.
Brihaspathi:- Born in Athri Gothram, great granddaughter of Suveera, granddaughter of Sudharma and daughter of King Akaasha...

352) Thvamangeekuru Govindaa! Kanyaam Kamalalochanaam
Evamukthey Mahaaraajo Mudaa Rathnaambaram Dadau.

Meaning:...please accept this lotus-eyed maiden'....as soon as Brihaspathi announced thus, King Akaasha happily offered rubies and garments.

353)Vasishtha:-
Prapauthrasya Yayaasthesthu Pauthrasyaamithatheyjasaha
Shooraseynasya Raajendra! Vasudeyvasya Bhoopatheyhey.

Meaning:Sage Vasishta:-
Afterwards Sage Vasishta announced that the great grandson of Yayathi, grandson of the most valorous Shoorasena, son of Vasudeva....

354) Puthrasya Venkateshasya Gothrey Vaasishtasanjakey
Jaathasyaathrikulothpannaam Kanyaam Kanakabhooshithaam.

Meaning:...bearer of Vasishta Gothram, Lord Srinivasa will accept the bearer of Athri gothram and one who is bedecked in jewellery.....

355) Graheeshyaamo Vayam Raajan! Thava Puthreem Nrupoththama!
Kanyaavarapravarayoho Ithyuchchaarithayoradha.

Meaning:...and your daughter as His bride'.....thus was announced and afterwards....

356) Dharanyaa Saha Raajendraha Kanyaadaanaparaayanaha
Prahrushthahrudayaha Praaha Sreenivaasam Paraathparam.

Meaning:King Akaasha supported by his spouse Dharani Devi  was enthusiastic about presenting his daughter. He told the Omniscient Lord Srinivasa...

Sreenivaasasya Vasishtaadikaarithapadmaavatheepaanigrahanothsavaha
357) Vasishtaha:-
Kanyaamimaam Pradaasyaami Gruhaana Purushoththama!
Ithyukthvaa Praakshipadraajaa Dharanyaa Sraavithaam Thadaa.

Meaning:Sage Vasishta and other dignitaries initiate the wedding of Lord Srinivasa and Goddess Padmavathi
" O Most Virtuous of mankind! I am handing over my daughter to you. Please accept her"....while Dharani Devi poured water, King Akaasha...

358) Manthrapoothaam Swaamitheerdha Dhaaraam Sakanakaam Karey
Dakshiney Sreenivaasasya Dadau Padmaavatheem Thathaha.

Meaning:King Akaasha poured Swami Pushkarini Lake water duly purified by the mantras along with gold and Goddess Padmavathi's hand in Lord Srinivasa's right hand.

359) Vidhaanam Cha Thathashchakrey Raajendra Ssapurohithaha
Poojayithvaa Jagannaadham Gandhavasthraanuleypanaihi.

Meaning: After performing other rituals conducted by the priest according to tradition and worshipping Lord Srinivasa with sandalwood.....

360) Kankanam Bandhayaamaasa Vaasudevakaraambujey
Padmaavathyaaha Karaambhojeybandhayathkankanam Guruhu.

Meaning:King Akaasha tied the gold bracelet on Lord Srivasa's arm and Brihaspathi tied the gold bracelet on Goddess Padmavathi's arm.

361) Thadhaa Maangalyasoothrasya Bandham Vaivaahikam Thadaa
Sreenivaaseyna Deyveynaa Kaaryathsapurohithaha.

Meaning:...Afterwards the priest made Lord Srinivasa tie the auspicious "mangala soothram" ( the yellow thread which binds man and woman in wedlock) around Goddess Padmavathi's neck in the following manner.

Suvaasinyaha:-
362) Saavithreeva cha Kalyaanee! Bahuputhravathee Bhava
Sarvalokasya Jananee Bhava Mangaladaayinee.

Meaning:Suvaasinis ( married women who are religiously faithful to their husbands ):-
" May you bear as many sons as Savithri and hailed as Mother of the entire Universe, may you preosper!..

363) Ithdham Sumangaleesthreeshu Gaayantheeshu Subhaasishaha
Braahmanaanaam Karasparshaath Raajashchaapi Mahaathmanaha.

Meaning:....while the  married women blessed and showered many such auspicious greetings, after brahmins and King Akaasha touched with their hands....

364) Babandha Pootham Maangalya Soothram Manthraabhimanthritham
Kanthey Padmaavatheedeyvyaa Ssreenivaaso Jagathpathihi.

Meaning:Lord Srinivasa tied the auspicious yellow thread (mangala soothram) duly purified by mantras around Goddess Padmavathi's neck.

365) Munibhissaha Vidvadbhi Rlaajairhomam Purohithaha
Vasishto Kaarayathpadmaa Vathyanjalyathaisthathaha.

Meaning:the priest along with Sage Vasishta and other qualified scholars used the grains that were held by Goddess Padmavathi in both Her palms....

366) Yajushshaakhaakrameynai Va Juhaavaagnau Yadaavidhi
Sarvam Vaivaahikavidhim Vasishtodha Samaapayath.

Meaning:...to perform the sacred homam (fire ritual) according to Yajur Veda. After Sage Vasishta performed the wedding in the said manner.....