Thursday, July 9, 2015
Sri Venkatachala Mahathyam (wedding chapter 236-256)
SREENIVAASAABHIMUKHATHAYAA SVAPURAATH SAPARIKARAVIYANNRUPAAGAMANAM
236) Kruthvaashtamyaam Thathra Vaasam Navamyaam Guruvaasarey
Prabhaathasamaye Praapthey Sreenivaasasthvaraanvithaha.
Meaning:Resting there on Ashtami Thithi (8th day of the Hindu Lunar Calendar) Lord Srinivasa started His journey early morning on Navami Thithi ( 9th day of the Hindu Lunar Calendar) Thrusday.......
237) Punargarudamaaruhya Guruvaarey Jagadguruhu
Chathurangabalaadhyaksham Brahmaanancha Pithaamaham.
Meaning:Again mounting Lord Garuda placing the Leader of "Chathuranga Balam" ( four wings of army comprising of elephants, chariots, cavalry and infantry)....
238)Nidhaaya Puratho Raajan! Jagaama Jagadeeshwaraha
Asthaadrim Prasthithey Bhaanau Thasminkaaley Maheepathey.
Meaning: ....in front of Himself, Lord Srinivasa started His journey. At the time of sunset......
239) Ashtavargam Svayam Kruthvaa Kruthakauthukamangalaha
Padmaavatheem Snaapayithvaa Gandhathaileyna Bhoomipa!
Meaning:King Akaasha arranged perfumed oil to be applied Goddess Padmavathi's hair,who had just finished performing ritualistic worship to the transiting planets....
240) Alankruthya Varaam Kanyaam Alankaarairmaheepathihi
Gajamaaropya Tharasaa Puthreem Puthreehithey Rathaha.
Meaning:...decorating Goddess Padmavathi with attractive accessories, performing auspicious rituals and seated Goddess Padmavathi on an elephant....
241) Aakaasharaajo Dharmaathmaa Puthreyna Saha Samyuthaha
Purohitheyna Shakreyna Thondamaaneyna Niryayau.
Meaning: King Akaasha started forward along with his son, his priest Devendra and Thondaman.
242)Sreenivaasam Jagadyonim Drashtukaamo Ramaapathim
Chathurangabalaihi Sarvaihi Gajaashvaradhasamyuthaihi.
Meaning: Desiring an audience with Lord Srinivasa who is the Creator of the Universe
King Akaasha accompanied by the strength of " Chathuranga Balam" (four wings of army comprising of elephants, chariots, cavalry and infantry)....
243)Dhvajaischaiva Pathaakaabhihi Chaamarairvyajanairapi
Bheridundhubhinirghoshaihi Vaadithraanaam Mahaasvanaihi.
Meaning:....flags, decorative and ornamental fans, auspicious musical instruments like Bheri and Dundhubhi,auspicious melody instruments and...
Sthooyamaano Mahaaraaja! Sainyamadhye Vyaraajatha.
Meaning:dancers, choreographers, charioteers, people reading out "vamsavali" ( " geneology" of family/dynasty; line/lineage) and people who felicitate King Akaasha by flowery speeches, the King was radiant in appearance in the midst of the army.
245) Yadhaakaashey Chandrabimbam Nakshathraganamandaley
Raajaa Dadarsha Govindam Shakreyna Paridarshitham.
Meaning: Like the bright and shining moon amidst innumerable stars in the sky....
246) Garudaskandhamaaroodham Shwethachchathraadibhiryutham
Sukumaaram Yuvaanancha Sundaram Sundaraananam.
Meaning: Seated on the back of Lord Garuda with a shining white umbrella and ornamental fans, Lord Srinivasa looked youthful, virile,stunningly handsome with a beautiful lotus-like countenance....
247)Sreenivaasam Jagadyonim Sachchidaanandavigraham
Drushtvaa Santhushtamanasaa Sa Radhaa Davaruhya Cha.
Meaning: As Lord Srinivasa, who is the Creator of the Universe and ever-blissful was first greeted by the priest Sri.Devendra, King Akaasha, feeling over joyed in his heart alighted from the chariot....
248)Padmaavatheem Svaputhreencha Nidhaaya Puratho Nrupaha
Purohitham Puraskruthya Cheydam Vachanamabraveeth.
Meaning: Placing Goddess Padmavathi before him, King Akaasha along with the priest Sri.Devendra neared Lord Srinivasa and...
Dhanyoham Kruthakruthyoham Swargamaargasamaasthithaha
Evam Vadantham Thathkaaley Sreenivaasaha Sathaam Gathihi.
Meaning: As King Akaasha exclaimed with great happiness, " I am indeed fortunate, I have become " krithakrithya" ( a person who has done evrything, nothing and no karma remains for that person), I have attained Paradise itself!" .....
250)Dadarsha Raajashaardoolam Naaradeyna Pradarshitham
Deerghashmashrum Deerghabaahum Sarvadaa Deerghadarshanam.
Meaning: Lord Narada informed Lord Srinivasa thus, " That person with a long moustache, big arms and wisdom to analyse and execute efficient work at all times....
251)Svashuram Thava Govinda! Pashya Maadhava ! Bhoomipam
Dhanyam Naarada! Majjanma Yadaakaashodya Baandhava.
Meaning: ......he happens to be your father-in-law." As Narada gestured towards King Akaasha, Lord Srinivasa exclaimed in happiness, " For attaining a relationship with such a King I am indeed fortunate and my birth has attained elevation...
252) Sambandhastheyna Sampraapthaha Kim Mayaa Charitham Puraa
Vadathyevam Hrisheekeshey Raajaa Sathyaparaakramaha.
Meaning: ...to have gained this relationship with King Akaasha what good deeds I must have performed!" As Lord Srinivasa expressed His sentiments...
253) Dvaarathoranamaasaadya Sreenivaasam Dadarsha Ha
Poojayaamaasa Govindam Vasanaabharanaadibhihi.
Meaning: King Akaasha, nearing the gate with rich garments and ornaments....
254) Gandhathaileyna Raajendra! Jaamaatharamapoojayath
Saa Dadarsha Varaarohaa Pathim Paramapaavanam.
Meaning:.... and perfumed oils honoured and felicitated his son-in-law. Goddess Padmavathi, feeling extremely shy looked at Her husband-to-be, the most Pure and Divine Lord Srinivasa.
255) Padmaavathee Visalaakshee Lajjayaa Parimohithaa
Thaam Dadarsha Jagadyonihi Kamalaaksheem Maheepathey!
Meaning: The extremely shy lotus-eyed and wide-eyed Goddess Padmavathi and the Creator of the Universe Lord Srinivasa looked at each other.
256) Padmaavatheesreenivaasau Vaahanaadavaruhya Cha
Anyonyaalokaanam Raajan! Chakraathey Samsthithau Thathaha.
Meaning: Lord Srinivasa and Goddess Padmavathi descended from Their respective chariots and kept staring at each other....
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