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Saturday, September 9, 2017

Sri Venkatachala Mahathyam ( wedding chapter 388-411)

                                                        
                                                     CHATURMUKHA SIVALINGA

SREENIVAASEYNA SAHA SEYSHAACHALAMPRATHI PADMAVATHEEPREYSHANAM

388) Sreenivaasasya Krushnasya Seshaachalanivaasinaha
Raajabhaarya Mahaabhaagaa Rudanthee Kurareeva Cha!

Meaning: Consort of the King and a woman of virtue, Dharani Devi cried like a female deer.....

389) Puthreehastham Pradaayaadha Hasthey Raajakulaanganaa
Ksheeram Samyojya Krushnasya Naabhimooley thidukhithaaha!

Meaning: Holding her daughter's hand and wiping the navel of Lord Srinivasa who was the incarnation of Lord Krishna with milk.....

390)Bhrusham Rudanthee Manthreyna Dugdhasandigdhalochanaa
Arpayamaasa Kruchcheyna Puthreem Padmaavatheem Thathaha!

Meaning:  With immense grief she handed over her daughter by wiping her eyes with milk sanctified by divine chants....


391) Provaacha Cha Sreenivaasam Rudanthee Raajavallabhaa!
Dharanee:-
Paalithaam Laalithaam Puthreem Navamaasadhruthaam Mayaa!

Meaning: Not only that Lord Jagannaathaa!! I have carried for nine months the precious child who had been brought up in the most pampered way...

392) Thvadadheenaam Jagannaadha! Karishye Mama Nandineem!
Ithyevamarpayanthyaanthu Dharanyaam Raajasaththamaha!!

Meaning: ...and whom I am handing over to you", saying this while Dharani Devi  handed over her daughter to the Lord....

393) Sa Thasyaa Rodanam Drushtvaa Raajaa Dukhaparaayanaha
Ruroda Deenavadanaha Puthreemaalingya Bhoopathihi!

Meaning: Seeing his consort's grief even the King was overcome by intense sadness and with a pale  countenance embracing his daughter.....

394) Raajaa:-
Haa Puthree! Mandabhaagyoham Thvadviyogena Kevalam
Jeevanam Mama Kalyaanee! Na Sthiram Cha Bhavishyathi!!

Meaning: My dearest child! I am most unfortunate as it is impossible to live without your presence in my life.....

395) Kreedaagruhey Raajaputhree! Thadhaa Bhojanasadmani
Bhraathaa Thava Kadham Kreedaam Bhojanam Vaa Karishyathi?

Meaning: "With whom will your brother play in your playroom? With whom will your brother have his meals?"

396) Evam Rudanthamaalokya Bhraatharam Deenachethasam
Thondamaano Nrupasreshto Dukhitho Vaakyamabraveeth!!

Meaning: ...... thus spoke King Thondaman  looking at her desperately wailing brother.

397) Thondamaanaha:-

Vayam Daridraa Nirbhaagyaahaa Krupanaaha Deenachethasaha
Vayam Maranamaapannaaha Naathra Kaaryaa Vichaaranaa!!

Meaning: 
King Thondaman:- We are most unfortunate, ill-fated, desperate and grief-stricken. Death is fast approaching us. There is no doubt about that.

398) Ethaadrushee Cha Kalyaanee Naiva Labdhaa Kalauyugey
Ithdham Vayam Nischinumo Viyogabhrushadukhithaaha!!

Meaning: In this Kaliyuga it is impossible to beget a gem of a daughter like this. We are extremely sad at the mere thought of separating from her....

399) Evam Thaan Rudutho Drushtvaa Vasudaanothidukhithaha
Bhagineem Deenava Naam Aalingyaaha Rudanmuhuhu!!

Meaning: While the grief-stricken King Thondaman was lamenting thus, her brother Vasudanava  embraced his beloved sister who was wailing bitterly..

400) Vasudaanaha:-
Maatharam Baalakam Thyakthvaa Yadhaa Lokey Dhanaarjakaha
Gachcheyththadhaa Maam Bhagini! Thyakthvaa Thvam Kvanu Gachcasi!!

Meaning: 
Vasudanava:-  To his sister,"You seem like somebody who is leaving the mother and child for the sake of earning money, where can you go?!!"

401) Evam Prasangaaththathraaseeth Devaanaamapi Bhoomipa
Rusheenaam Kasyapaadeenaam Dukhamathyanthadaarunam!!

Meaning: Listening to this conversation the Devaas and great monks like Kashyapa felt very upset and heavy hearted....

402) Rudantham Nrupathim Drushtvaa Sreenivaasaha Sathaam Gathihi
Svayam Ruroda Govindo Bhagineem Paardhavallabhaam!!

Meaning: Lord Srinivasa Who is the protector of the virtuous and noble people witnessed the King's grief and was reminded of His sister Subhadra who was the spouse of Arjuna. The memories made the Lord immensely sad.

403) Smruthvaa Sreedevakeeputhraha Thadadbhuthamivaabhavath
Ithdham Kruthvaa Lokareethim Airaavathamupaasthithaha!!

Meaning: The entire scenery was a fascinating sight!! After completing the social formalities Lord Srinivasa mounted Airavatha.....

404) Padmaavathyaa Thayaa Saardham Sarvavaadyasamanvithaha
Graamam Pradakshineekruthya Ramayaa Sahitho Harihi!!

Meaning: ....along with Goddess Padmavathi, amidst the resonance of  many musical instruments, Lord Srinivasa went around the City.......

405) Svaniveshagruham Bhejey Padmaasanabhavaadikaihi
Thatho Harihi Sreenivaasaha Svasthaanam Ganthumaihatha!!

Meaning: .....and in the company of "Chaturmukha Sivas" (four-faced Siva) the mighty Lord Srinivasa proceeded to His residence which is the Mount Seshachala.......

406) Garudaskandhamaaroodhaha Pathneem Padmaavatheemapi
Aaropayan Varaarohaam Anyonyam Parirabhya Cha!!

Meaning: The Lord sat astride Lord Garuda along with Goddess Padmavathi and they were seated embracing each other.....

407) Garudaskandhamaaroodho Ganthum Svasthaanamuthsukaha
Hariraamanthranaardhasthu Shvashrooshvashurayosthadaa!!

Meaning: The Lord sat awaiting the permission of His Parents-in-law....

408) Punargruham Sampravishya Gamanechchurabhoodadha
Shvashurau Parayapruchchaccha Saashtaangam Pranipathya Vai!!

Meaning: The Lord once again went to His in-laws' residence and offered His bodily salute ("Sashtaanga namaskaram") amidst formalities and started to prepare for His journey....

409) Aasheervaadam Thathaschakrey Svajaamaathuranaamayam
Aakaasharaajaha Shvashuraha Shvashvraa Cha Dharayaa Saha!!

Meaning:  The Lord's Father-in-law and Mother-in-law, Dharani Devi blessed the Lord saying.....

410) Aakaasharaajaha:-
Dheerghaayurbhava Govinda! Sarvalokadurandharaha
Ithyaasishaabhinanyaadha Vaasudevamabhaashatha!!

Meaning: ...."Oh Great Lord who is adept in administration! Please take the responsibility of protecting all the people in your Kingdom", blessing Him thus ....

411) Raajaa:-
Maasaa Nthey Gachcha Govinda! Vadhvaa Saha Vayogatham
Shvashuram Maancha They Shvashroom Maanayasva Mahaamathey!!

Meaning: The King appealed to the Lord: "Please consider with respect the fact that myself and my wife are old and stay with us in our residence along with your wife Padmavathi for atleast one month!!"