Tuesday 22 September 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....