Tuesday, October 19, 2021

SRIMAD BHAGAVAT BHARATHI-6 CHAPTER (2)

From left to right- 2nd Mataji Vidyaasukha Prabhadevi, 3rd Mataji Chidvidya Prabhadevi and Eldest Mataji Sadvidya Prabhadevi are the foremost disciples of Bhagavanji. In poorvashram they are the older sisters of my husband.
Eldest Mataji supervising the ashram in its rain drenched serenity.

27) SRESHTAACHAAROSMI SISHTAANAAM KEERTHIRASMI YASHASWINAAM

SVECHCHAAHAMASMI MUKTHAANAAM AANANDO BRAHMANOSMYAHAM.

Meaning- I am most distinguished among cultured people, I am glory in famous people, I am freedom in liberated people and in the realized ones I am Supreme Bliss.

28) JITHAKAAMOSMI DHEERAANAAM ALUBDHO DHANINAAMAHAM

SUKHINAAM CHAASMISANTHUSHTO NIRVAIROSMI VIVEKINAAM.

Meaning- I have won over desires in courageous people, I am devoid of greed in the wealthy, I am contentment in happy people and am devoid of hostility among the wise.

29) AHAMEKO JAGANNAADHAHA JAGATHKAARAN KAARANAM

SARVAATHMAKA MAHAADEVO VAASUDEVOSMI MAADHAVAHA.

 Meaning- I am the only Lord of the Universe (Jagannadha). I am the cause of the reason (creation) of the Universe. I am Mahadeva who is the soul of all living beings. I am Madhava and Vasudeva.

30) SARVAKARTHRU MAHAAVISHNUM SARVABHOKTHRU MAHESHWARAM

VIDHDHIMAAM CHA HYAKARTHAARAM SARVASAAKSHINA MAVYAYAM.

Meaning- I am Mahavishnu, the proprietor of all, as Shiva I am the devourer of all. Realize that I am the non-doer, Witness of entirety and undiminishable.

31) BRAHMAADIJEEVINA SSARVEY HYARDHINO NAATHRA SAMSHAYAHA

EKOBHAVAAMYAHAM DAATHAA SARVABHOOTHA MAHESHWARAHA.

Meaning- All living beings including Brahma are aspirants, there is no doubt in this. I am the Only Grantor, Maheswara, for all living beings.

32) BRAHMENDRAADI SURAASSARVEY NRUPAADYAA BHOOJANAASTHADHAA

SARVEYCHCHA PRAANINO BHEETHAAHA AHAMEKOSMI NIRBHAYAHA.

Meaning-The Gods, Brahma, Indra, the kings and human beings on planet earth are all consumed by fear. I am the only fearless One.

33) MAHATHPRABHAAVA SAMPANNAA SHSHRIYAAYUKTHAASCHA YE JANAAHA

THAANHI VIDDHI MAHAABHAAGA MATTHEJOMSHASAMUDBHAVAAN.

Meaning- Realize that influential, rich and prosperous people are born as part of my effulgence/brilliance.

34) VISHVASYA SRUSHTIKARTHAASMI VISHVAPAALANA THATHPARAHA

VISHVASYA LAYAKARTHAAHAM MAAMHI VIDDHI MAHESHWARAM.

Meaning- I am the Creator of this Universe. I am intent on the administration ofthe Universe. I am Lord of destruction (laya kartha), I am Maheswara.

35) VYAKTHAAVYAKTHA MIDAMVIDDHI JAGATHSARVAM CHARAACHARAM

YATHSADVADBHAATHI THATHSRUSHTAMAMSHEYNA MAMATHEJASAHA.

Meaning- The bright light of the manifested and unmanifested, that which are moveable and immoveable are born out of an aspect of my effulgence.

36) MAMA MAAYAAVILAASENA KALPITHOYAM JAGATHKRAMAHA

THAAM THUSUDURGAMAAM MAAYAAM MATHPRAPANNASTHARISHYATHI.

Meaning- The order of this Universe is created by my sport of illusion (maya). The maya (illusion) which is impossible to cross over is overcome by the person who surrenders himself to Me unconditionally.

 37) YOGESWARASYAMEYSHAKTHIHI GNYAATHUM DRASHTUM SUDURLABHAA

ANANYA BHAKTHIBHAAVEYNA BHAJATHAAM MAAM SUGOCHARAA.

Meaning- It is extremely difficult to realize or witness my power, who am the Lord of yoga. It is possible for those who worship Me with focused devotion.

38) ANANTHAMAVYAYAM VIDDHI MAMAISHVARYAM SVATHOTHBHUTHAM

BHAJASVAMAAM MAHESHAANAAM SAMAANAADHIKA VARJITHAM.

Meaning- Know that my natural state of being infinite and indestructible as my richness and abundance. Worship me as the Lord of all who has no equal or superior.

(END OF CHAPTER-2, TO BE CONTINUED.....) 


SRIMAD BHAGAVAT BHARATHI-5 CHAPTER (2)

BHAGAVANJI VISWAGURU SRI VIDYARANYA SWAMI ASHRAM, NARASARAOPET, AP.

17) SHREERASMYAHAM SHUBHAANAAMCHA VANITHAANAAM PATHIVRATHAA

JAYA HEYTHURAHAM DHARMAHA JEYTHROONAAMCHA JAYOSMYAHAM.

Meaning- I am Lakshmi among the auspicious, among women I am pure (chaste), in victory I am the quality of righteousness and I am the triumph of all the victors. 

18) RUCHEENAAM CHAASMIMAADHURYAM MAATHUHU PREMAAHAMEYVACHA

SHRUNGAAROSMI RASAANAAMCHA KAALASYA NIYAMOSMYAHAM.

Meaning- In tastes I am sweetness, in love I am mother's love, in the navarasas I am romance (sringaram) and I am the administrator of time. 

19) SAURABHAM CHAASMI PUSHPAANAAM SAUNDARYAM PRAKRUTHEYHE PARAM

NYAAYOSMI NYAAYAKARTHROONAAM SHEELAMCHAASMI SATHAAM SADAA.

Meaning- I am the fragrance in flowers, I am the ultimate beauty of nature, I am justice in judges and the moral conduct in good people.

20) SATHVAPRADOSMYAHAM VAAYUHU VARUNOSMIJALAPRADAHA

BHEEKARAANAA MAHAM MRUTHYUHU VAIDYOHAM HITHAKAARINAAM.

Meaning- I am the God of Wind (vayu) in granting strength, I am the God of Rain (varuna) in granting water, I am Death in causing fear, I am the doctor (physician) in the welfare towards people.

21) KSHEERAMCHAASMIDRAVAANAAMCHA YAUVANAM VAYASAAMAHAM

SHUDDHAANAAMAHAM AGNISHCHA YOGINAAM CHA PATHANJALIHI.

Meaning- Among liquids I am milk, in the age span I am youth, among purities I am fire and among yogis I am Pathanjali.

22) NEYTHAASMYAHAM PRAJAANAAMCHA DHAATHAAHAM KARMASANTHATHEYHE

PAAPAGHNAANAAMAHAM GANGAA ROGAGHNAANAAMAHAM SUDHAA.

Meaning-I am the Leader of people, I am the Creator of communities bound by destiny (karma), I am Holy Ganges in destroying sins and I am the Elixir that cures diseases.

23) DEIVAGNYAHA KAALAVETTHROONAAM RANJAKAANAAM CHA GAAYAKAHA

SHILPINAAM VISWAKARMAAHAM NATAKOSMI VINODINAAM.

Meaning- I am Deivagnya (astrologer/fortune teller) who has the knowledge of time, in delighting people I am the singer, in sculpture I am Vishwakarma (craftsman deity and son of Brahma) and in entertainment I am an actor.

24) BHAASHAANAAMASMIGAIRVAANEE SHAABDIKAANAAM CHA PAANINIHI

VEDAANUGOSMI THARKAANAAM PRAANINAAM CHAA BHAYAPRADAHA.

 Meaning- Among languages I am Sanskrit, in the science of words (shabda shastra) and grammar I am Panini (Sanskrit etymologist, grammarian and venerated researcher in Hinduism), in debates I follow the Vedas and grant fearlessness/protection to living beings.

25) ASTHIRAANAAM MANASCHAAHAM KSHANIKAANAAMAHAM THATITH

DHAARMIKOSMI JANAANAAMCHA NISCHAYOSMI SUDHEEMATHAAM.

Meaning- In restless people I am the mind, in such that are instantaneous and momentary I am lightning, among people I am the righteous One, I am the willpower of intellectuals.

26) AHIMSAKO VRATHASDHAANAAM JANAKOHA MASANGINAAM

YAADAVAANAAM KRISHNOHAM DHARMAGNYAANAAMAHAM MANUHU.

Meaning- Among those who have taken vows (vrathas) I am nonviolence, among those who are detached I am Janaka, among Yadavas I am Krishna and among people who are knowledgeable in righteousness I am Manu.

(TO BE CONTINUED.....)


Monday, October 18, 2021

SRIMAD BHAGAVAT BHARATHI-4 CHAPTER (2)

MY HUSBAND LATE SRI. ECHAMPATI VENKATA RAMAKRISHNA OFFERING PADA POOJA TO BHAGAVANJI VISWAGURU SRI. VIDYARANYA SWAMI, NARASARAOPET, AP (Early 70s)

 7) MAAMVIDDHI BHOOTHABHARTHAARAM SRIVISHNUM BHOGA YOGINAM

ABHIJAANEEHI MAAMEVA SHIVESHAM GNYAANAYOGINAAM.

Meaning- One must know Me as the bearer of all living beings and all elements, as Sri Vishnu the yoga of luxuries, and Shiva who is the yoga of Knowledge.

8) AHAM VEDAVIDAAM VYAASAHA  AACHAARYAANAAM CHA SHANKARAHA

VARADAANAAM NRUSIMHASCHA DHWAJAANAAM PRANAVADHWAJAHA.

Meaning-In the knowledge of Vedas I am Sage Vyasa Maharshi, in Acharyas (great Spiritual Masters) I am Shankara, Lord Narasimha in granting boons and in all the flags ('dhwaja'- 'dhwaja sthambam' in temple foyers) I am the flag that contains 'Omkaram'.

9) KAPEENAAM AANJANEYOSMI VITTHESHO DHANINAA MAHAM

NRUPAANAAM RAAMACHANDROSMI MUKTHAANAAM SHREESHUKOSMYAHAM.

Meaning- In monkeys I am Anjaneya, among the wealthiest I am Kubera, among kings I am Ramachandra, among the liberated souls I am Sri Suka.

10) MAHENDROSMI SURAANAAMCHA DHEEMATHAAMCHABRUHASPATHIHI

THEJASVINAA MAHAAM BHAASVAAN SHISHIRAANAAM SUDHAAMSHUMAAN.

 Meaning- In Gods (Devas) I am Mahendra, among intellectuals I am Brihaspathi, among the effulgent I am Sun, in coolness I am Moon.

11) KSHETHRAANAA MASMI KAASHEECHA THEERDHAANAA MASMISAAGARAHA

DHENURASMI PASHOONAAMCHA VARNAANAAMBRAAHMANOSMYAHAM.

Meaning- Among divine places I am Varanasi (Kasi), among holy rivers I am the ocean, among animals I am the cow and in castes I am brahmin.

12) VINAYOSMI GUNAANAAMCHA YAGNYOSMYAHAM SUKARMANAAM

ABHAYAMCHAASMI VEERAANAAM VISHWASOSMI MAHAATHMANAAM.

Meaning- In qualities I am humility, in good deeds I am 'yagnam' (fire sacrifice), in warriors I am fearlessness and in great people I am trustworthiness.

13) VAAGMINAAM SATHYAVAADEECHA SHUCHEENAAM BRAHMACHAARYAHAM

BHOORIPRADOSMI DAATHROONAAM SHAANTHOSMIGNYAANINAAMAHAM.

Meaning- Among good speakers I am the epitome of Truth, among the pure I am celibate (brahmacharya), among philanthropists I am abundance, among the knowledgeable I am calm and serene.

14) PITHAAHAM SARVABHOOTHAANAAM MAATHAA CHAASMI THADHAAGURUHU

BHARTHAAHAM SARVAVISHVASYA SUHRUCHCHAASMI PRIYANKARAHA.

Meaning- I am the Father, Mother and the Spiritual Master of all living beings and all the elements. I bear the entire Universe. I am the loving Friend.

15) PITHAAMAHOSMI SAAKSHEECHA MAAMVIDDHI PRAPITHAAMAHAM

VEDAA AHAM PARAMGNYAANAM PRABHUSHCHAASMI DRUDHAVRATHAHA.

Meaning- I am the Oldest One ('pithamaha'), I am the Witness, I am Older than the oldest (prapithamaha). I am the compilation of all Vedas. With firm and fixed vows I am the Lord of the highest Knowledge.

16) DVIJAANAA MASMYAHAM THYAAGEE YATHEENAAM GNYAANAVAANAHAM

POSHAKAANAAM GRIHASTHOSMI KSHATHRIYAANAAMAHAM PRABHUHU.

Meaning- Among brahmins I am an ascetic (one who renounces, sacrifices), among monks I am the Wise One (of highest knowledge), among those who offer food and shelter I am the householder and among Kshatriyas I am the King.

(TO BE CONTINUED......)


Saturday, October 16, 2021

SRIMAD BHAGAVAT BHARATHI-3 CHAPTER (1&2)

BHAGAVANJI VISWAGURU SRI VIDYARANYA SWAMI

21) SAMPOORNA BHAKTHI BHAAVENA SAMARPITHAM YADA STHITHATH

ALPAMVAA BAHOOVAA SATHYAM SWEEKAROMI PRIYAATHMANAA.

Meaning- Whatever is offered to me with total and absolute devotion, regardless of whether it is meager or big, I will accept that offering with a loving soul.

22) YAM GNYAATHVAA RUSHAYASSA RVE PARAMAARDHA PADAMGATHAAHA

THAMEKAM SARVALOKAANAAM NITHYESWARAM NIBODHAMAAM.

Meaning- That One who is realized by all sages attain the Supreme state. Recognize and realize Me as that One, the Eternal Lord in all the worlds.

23) YAYAACHA MAAYAYAA NITHYAM BHRAANTHAA BHAVANTHI JEEVINAHA

JITHAAHI SAAMAHAAMAAYAA MADBHAKTHEYNA VIVEKINAA.

Meaning- Illusion is the cause for bafflement in all living beings. The same illusion is destroyed effortlessly by my devotee. 

24) SARVAADHIKA MUPAASHRITHYA MAAMEKAM PURUSHOTTHAMAM

YASTHISHTATHI VIVEKEE THAM NOPEKSHEY SHARANAAGATHAM.

Meaning- I, who am the Supreme Power and the Highest Being will not neglect the wise devotee who completely surrenders only to Me.

END OF CHAPTER (1)

CHAPTER (2)

1) AVYAYAANANTHA SHAKTHESHCHA SARVALOKAADHIVAASINAHA

THATHVAM MEYO BHIJAANAATHI BANDHAATHSAHI PRAMUCHYATHEY.

Meaning- Whoever correctly realizes My essential nature as undiminishable and infinite residing (pervading) in all worlds, such a person is freed from all attachments and bondage.

2) MAMA MAAYAA PRABHAAVENA SULABHO NAASMI SARVADAA

MAHAAMAAYAA MIMAAM THEERTHVAA MUNAYO MATHPADAM GATHAAHA.

Meaning- I cannot be easily realized at all times due to effect of the great illusion created by Me. Revered sages who have surpassed this great illusion attain My Supreme state.

3) YADANANTHAM MAMAISHVARYAM SANGRAHENA PADAAMYAHAM

THADADBHUTHAM SUVIGNYAAYA MUKTHOBHAVATHI MAANAVAHA.

Meaning- My divinity and Supreme power which is limitless and infinite. Man is liberated by understanding the most wondrous realization.

4) BHAKTHAAYADAACHA PEEDYANTHEY DURBUDDHIBHIHI RASAADUBHIHI

THADAANEEM CHA VASHEEKRUTHYA MAAYAAM MEY PRABHAVAAMYAHAM.

Meaning- When wicked minded and aggressive (non-saintly nature) people harass my devotees, I incarnate by using my illusory strength (in order to protect my devotees).

5) SAMRAKSHANAAYA BHAKTHAANAAM VINAASHAAYA CHA VAIRINAAM

SAMVARDHANAAYA DHARMASYA SAMBHAVAAMI NIJECHCHAYAA.

Meaning- In order to protect my devotees, to destroy enemies and for promoting righteousness I incarnate at my own will.

6) APRAAKRUTHAM MAMAISHVARYAM DEHAVATHVAM VILAKSHANAM

KARMATHATHVAM CHA YOVETTHI MUKTHI STHASYA KARASDHITHAA.

Meaning-  Any person who realizes that my unmanifested Supreme power is beyond nature and comprehension,  the nature of physical body (that body is distinct from the soul contained within) and the nature of 'karma' which is very complex ('karya' -action and 'karana'-cause, reason)- such a person has liberation right in the palm of his hand!






Friday, October 15, 2021

SRIMAD BHAGAVAT BHARATHI-2 CHAPTER (1)

BHAGAVANJI VISWAGURU SRI VIDYARANYA SWAMI

(Bhagavanji's bhajan playing in the background of the video is my Veena, "Vidyaranya Pahimam Vidyaranya Rakshamam..." which I played and recorded at home and sent to my husband who was in ICU from April 28th to May 10th, 2021...till the day he left this world....)

11)  SARVAPAAPA VIMUKTHASYA SARVAKAAMA VIRAAGINAHA

SARVAVIGNYAANA POORNASYA SARVAANANDO BHAVEDDHRUVAM.

Meaning- One who is rid of all sins (purged), who has detached himself from all desires and who is filled with Supreme Knowledge can definitely attain the Ultimate Bliss.

12) SVAYAM SHRADDHAA VIHEENASYA GURU STHASYA KAROTHI KIM

PARAAM SHRADDHA MUPAASHRITHYA GURUBHAKTHIM SADAAKURU.

Meaning- What can the Spiritual Master  do when the disciple himself is not respectful and obedient (lacking essential qualities such as reverence and humility towards Guru)? Therefore the disciple must practice absolute dedication and reverence in worshipping the Spiritual Master.

13) MAYAAVYAKTHA SWAROOPENA VYAAPTHAM SARVAMIDAM JAGATH

ASANGAM BHOOTHABHARTHAARAM SARVAATHMAANAM BHAJASVAMAAM.

Meaning-I pervade the entire Universe in my unmanifested form. I am unattached while bearing the 5 elements and I am the soul in all living beings. Worship Me.

14) GAMISHYASIYADAA MAUDHYAM DHARMAADHARMAVINIRNAYE

MAAMKURUTHVAM THADAADHYAANAM GNYAANAM PRAAPYA THARISHYASI.

Meaning- Due to your ignorance when you find it difficult to identify the difference between right and wrong, meditate upon Me. Then you will be able to acquire knowledge and liberate yourself.

15) NIRUDDHAMAPI THEY CHITTHAM MOHAM YADAA GAMISHYATHI

MAAMEESHWARAM THADAA DHYAATHVAA MOHAATHVAMHI VIMOKSHYASEY.

Meaning- Against the strength of your willpower if your mind is still weakened by illusion, then meditate on Myself who am Lord Isvara and you will then be able to disentangle from illusion.

16) SHRAUTHAANYA VAIDIKAANEETHI DWIVIDHAANI MATHAANIVAI

SHRUNU VAKSHYE YADHAASATHYAMVAIDIKAM THU MATHAM HI MEY.

Meaning- There are two religions, namely-Vedic (Vedas) and non-Vedic (against Vedas). Listen as I speak the Truth. Vedic (Vedas) is my religion.

17) ADHIKAARA VIHEENAAYE THAARANAARDHAMCHA THAANAPI 

MATHAANYA VAIDIKAANEETHI THVAM SVASDHOBHAVAVAIDIKAHA.

Meaning- There are non-Vedic religions to promote the ineligible ones, therefore belonging to the Vedic religion, dwell within your Self (Atma).

18) RAAGADVESHA VIYUKTHOSMI SARVEYSHAAMCHA SAMOSMYAHAM

YADHAA BHAKTHISTHADHAA MUKTHIHI BHAKTHIM MAYISDHIRAAM KURU.

Meaning- I am free of attachment and resentment. I am impartial to all living beings. The quality of devotion determines the state of liberation. Therefore be firmly devoted to me at all times.

19) SDHITHVAA HAM THAVA HRUDDESHEY BODHAYAAMI HITHAAYATHEY

SARVAVEDARAHASYAARDHAM ANTHARVAANEEM SHRUNUSHVAMEY.

Meaning- For the sake of your welfare, established in your heart region, I am preaching all the secrets of the divine Vedas. Listen to my Inner Voice (antharvani). 

20) VAARIDAATHPATHITHAM NEERAM YADHAAGACHCHATHI VAARIDHIM

GURUDAIVA NAMASKAARAHA MAAMEYVA PRATHIGACHCHATHI.

Meaning- Just like how the water which falls from the clouds reach and mix with the oceans, in the same way your prayers and prostrations to all the Spiritual Masters and Gods will attain Myself.

(TO BE CONTINUED.....)



Thursday, October 14, 2021

SRIMAD BHAGAVAT BHARATHI-1 CHAPTER (1)

BHAGAVANJI Viswaguru Sri Vidyaranya Swami, Narasaraopet, Guntur District, AP

Srimad Bhagavat Bharathi dhyana slokam-

"Bhakthaaya Prathibodhithaam Bhagavathaa sarveshwarenasvayam
Thenaivagradhithaam puraana kavinaa hyadvaitha bhaavaadbhuthaam
Aanadaamrutha Varshineem Bhagavatheem Kaivalyasampathpradaam
Ambaaham Thvanusandadhaami Bhagavachchree Bhaaratheemthvaam Paraam."


1) YADRUCHCHAYOPALABDHAM HI MOKSHADWAARA MAPAAVRUTHAM

SEVITHVAA MAAM KRUTHAATHMAANO LABHANTHEY SHAASHVATHAM PADAM.

Meaning- Those who are fortunate are those who serve Me. They effortlessly within the spur of a moment reach the opened doors of 'Moksha Dwaaram' to attain the state of eternity.

2) BALOVAASTHU YUVAACHAANYAHA YO MAAM VETHTHI MAHESHWARAM

MAHAAN BHAVATHI DHANYAATHMAA SA POOJYA SSARVA SAJJANAIHI.

Meaning- Whether it is a boy or a young man, whoever realizes Me as Lord Maheswara is most fortunate and he will be worshipped by the noble ones.

3) SARVA DHARMAANSSAMUTHSRUJYA MAAMEKAM HI SANAATHANAM

SEVASVA SARVA BHAAVENA SARVAPAAPA VIMOCHAKAM.

Meaning- By recognizing and worshipping me as the One and Only who is Eternal and timeless my devotees transcend all the worldy laws (dharmas) and are freed from sins.

4) MAAMEESHWARAM VIJAANEEHI SARVASYA HRUDI SAMSTHITHAM

MAAMEVA SHARANAM GACHCHA SARVA VYAAPINA MAVYAYAM.

Meaning- Recognize me as Iswara residing in the hearts of all living beings. Seek refuge in Me, who am the All-Pervading, and undiminishable.

5)MADBHAKTHA SSARVA DURGAANI MATHPRASAADAA THTHARISHYATHI

GNYAATHVETHDHAM SUJANAASSARVEY BHAJANTHEY MAAM JANAARDANAM.

Meaning- My devotee crosses over unimaginable and impossible challenges due to My Grace. The noble ones who realize this fact worship me as Lord Janardana.

6) MAANA GARVAADI DOSHAIRYE PRANASHTAA HYAVIVEKINAHA

NABHAJANTHI NARAA STHEY MAAM MANUSHYA DEHA DHAARINAM.

Meaning- Those who have lost their wisdom due to negative traits like arrogance and ego do not worship Me as I am dressed in a human body.

7) VEDASHAASTHRA PURTAANESHU YATH GNYAANAM HI SUNISCHITHAM

GNYAANAM THATHSAMUPAASHRITHYA PAALAYAAMI JAGATHRAYAM.

Meaning- I reign over the 3 worlds (Bhuloka, Antarloka and Shivaloka) with the authority of the knowledge which is established through vedas, shasthras and puranas.

8) KADHAYISHYANTHI THEYGNYAANAM AACHAARYAASTHATHVA DARSHINAHA

GNYAANAVIGNYAANA SAMTHRUPTHAAHA SARVABHOOTHA DAYAALAVAHA.

Meaning- The Enlightened Spiritual Masters, with compassion, reveal the Supreme Knowledge to people who are satisfied by the mere knowledge of science and academics.

9) PRANIPAATHA PARIPRASHNA SUSROOSHAA VINAYOKTHIBHIHI

BRAHMACHARYA THAPOBHYAAMCHA PRANANEEYAA GURORMATHIHI.

Meaning- One must please the mind of the Spiritual Master by prostrating to His feet, relentless analysis and inquisition, dedicated service, respectful speech, celibacy and penance.

10) SHRUTHISMRUTHI PURAANESHU SOOTHRABHAASHYAKRUTHISHVAPI

PURAAMAYAA THADUKTHAM HI YATHGNYAATHAVYAM MUMUKSHUBHIHI.

Meaning- I have prior knowledge and Am the source (origin) of all knowledge which is sought from mumukshus (sages devoid of desires and who pursue the path of liberation), sruthis, smrithis, vedas, dharmas, shastras, puranas  and Brahma Sutras with their interpretations.

(TO BE CONTINUED....)



SRIMAD BHAGAVAT BHARATHI

BHAGAVANJI VISWAGURU SRI. VIDYARANYA SWAMI

ECHAMPATI SRI VENKATA RAMAKRISHNA

While in the midst of translating Sri Guru Gita I instinctively felt my beloved husband late Sri. E.Venkata Ramakrishna's (who is Bhagavanji's ardent devotee and who reached His abode on 10th May, 2021)  instructions (like in all aspects of my life) asking me to translate and upload Srimad Bhagavat Bharathi simultaneously. 
Srimad Bhagavat Bharathi is the divine work of Bhagavanji Viswaguru Sri. Vidyaranya Swami of Narasaraopet, Guntur District, Andhrapradesh. I will start uploading Srimad Bhagavat Bharathi from the auspicious day of Vijayadasami which is tomorrow.

BHAGAVANJI'S DHYANA SLOKAM-

MAHAADEVAM UMAAKAANTHAM SACCHIDANANDA MAADHAVAM
VIDYAARANYAM SHIVAM NAUMI VISWAACHAARYA YASHASVINAM

NITHYESWARAM NIRAAKAARAM NIKHILAADHAARAMAVYAYAM
NISSANGAM NIRGUNAM SHAANTHAM VIDYAARANYAM NAMAAMYAHAM.

SARVAARTHI SHAMANAM KRISHNAM SADAANANDADA SHANKARAM 
VARAM VISWAGURUM VANDE SHREE VIDYAARANYA ROOPINAM.

THAAPATHRAYAHARAM SHUDDHAM LOKATHRAYA SUBHOOSHANAM
SHLOKATHRAYAMIDAM PUNYAM MUKTHIM GACCHATHI YAH PATHETH

VIDYAARANYO PARAMBRAHMA VIDYAARANYO MAHESWARAHA
VIDYAARANYO MAMAATHMAAYAM THASMAI BHAGAVATHEY NAMAHA.




 

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

KADAMBAVANAVASINI-BHOOPALAM

SARASWATI POOJA-14th, OCTOBER, 2021

"KADAMBAVANAVAASINEEM KANAKAVALLAKEE DHAARINEEM
MAHAARHAMANIHAARINEEM MUKHASAMULLASADWAARUNEEM
DAYAAVIBHAVAKAARINEEM VISHADAROCHANAA CHAARINEEM
TRILOCHANAKUTUMBINEEM THRIPURASUNDAREEM AASHRAYE!!!"
(Extract from Tripurasundari Ashtakam, indicating Goddess Tripurasundari as a form of Goddess Saraswati)
"O Goddess Tripurasundari, residing in the woods of Kadamba trees and holding a golden Veena, who is adorned with beautiful jewelry studded with precious gems and whose face shines with ambrosia!
The compassionate Goddess who bestows abundance, the One with large eyes and whose sight is all encompassing, pervading the Universe and the Divine Consort of the three-eyed One, I seek refuge in Thee."



Monday, October 4, 2021

SRIVIDYA VEENA (4)-KUNDALINI YOGA (SARASWATI VEENA-24)

SRI RAMANASHRAM, TIRUVANNAMALAI

Usually, my frequent trips to Ramanashram, Tiruvannamalai are meant for soaking in the sheer peace, tranquility and vibrations of Sri Ramana Maharshi's presence. I got the same feeling of bliss in Himalayas, when I went there for A.R.Rahman's 'Jana Gana Mana..' in 1999. Prayers, mantras, slokas and meditation are not necessary in charged places such as these. An inexplicable bliss of inner silence and stillness fills our hearts in such places. I just sit down, do nothing...stare into space...nothing matters as GOD is felt through every moment...all around and within oneself.
I sat leaning against the wall in Ramanashram (almost 2 decades ago) and stared idly at an unkempt man seated right opposite to me in the men's section. He wore a soiled veshti, his long beard and hair were matted. I would have shifted my gaze if I didn't catch him smiling at me. Puzzled, I looked around wondering if the smile was directed at me or at somebody else.
I realised that he was smiling only at me and I smiled back. He immediately got up and walked steadily towards me. I thought he was going to ask me for money or assistance. 
(Conversation in tamil)
There was a wealth of wisdom in his eyes as he addressed me, "You were the one who played Veena here last night, isn't it?"
"Yes" I smiled.
He declared with a smile, "I normally don't come down here often. You are fortunate that I came in time to listen to you and that I am talking to you right now." There was an air of authority about him which was in sharp contrast to his dishevelled appearance.
"Oh"! I wondered who he could be.
He sat right in front of me. In close quarters it appeared as though he did not bathe for many days.
"Do you know Khechari Mudra?"
His question caught me unawares. I was stunned, not expecting him to ask me something like that.
"What is it? I don't know." 
He opened his mouth wide to show me the khechari mudra. 
"Do it."
He said in a commanding voice.
Embarrassed I looked around.
He urged, "You need to do it for your Veena playing. Very very important."
He got my complete attention. 
My eyes widened in fascination, "Why...how?" I asked
"If you do it while playing Veena, your kundalini will lead you to a higher state of consciousness."
"Really??!!"
"Do it."
Forgetting my surroundings I did the khechari mudra. 
"No...like this.."
He did the mudra along with me for a few seconds after ensuring I did it the correct way.
He got up abruptly and started to leave. Even I got up hastily to follow him. 
I addressed him anxiously, "Where do you stay? I want to meet you again. I need to know a few things about Veena and yoga."
"I live somewhere up the hills, I don't stay in any particular place. You can't meet me. You carry on with what I told you. That's enough."
"No...please I want to see you again,  just one more time." I pleaded, feeling like a kid.
Looking straight he kept walking ahead, "No child.. please go on...Keep doing what I showed you. I have to leave."
I stopped in my tracks, a feeling of sadness washing over me as I watched his retreating figure helplessly.....

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

SRIVIDYA VEENA (3)- KUNDALINI YOGA (SARASWATI VEENA-23)

SHANKARACHARYA OF SHAKATAPURAM MUTT, SRI KRISHNANANDA THEERTHA MAHASWAMI, SRIVIDYA PEETHAM
 
                                    VEENA SHYAMALA/ RAJAMATHANGI 


90S, SANSKRIT COLLEGE, LUZ, CHENNAI-

It was an auspicious full moon day in the month of August in the 90s (I do not recall the exact year). The campus of Sanskrit college in Luz, Chennai was crowded with devotees of Sri. Shankaracharya of Shakatapuram Mutt which is Srividya Peetham.
I stood waiting in the queue wearing a 9 yards saree, my hands full with bags of fruit and flowers and a huge plate to place them at the time of offering to Periyava of Shakatapuram Mutt, Sri Krishnananda Theertha Mahaswami.
I was thrilled and eager to take the Rajamathangi and Veena Shyamala 'upadesham' from Periyava.
"Did you know that Veena has a beejakshara?" Preparing for the upadesham Periyava asked me matter of factly.
"No". I shook my head.
He proceeded with the upadesham, I felt sanctified as I left Sanskrit college. And fully authorized to play whatever little I knew of Veena.

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