Friday, December 31, 2021

GARLAND OF 30 RAGAS........

THE DEVI ATMARPANA STHUTHI SLOKAS  (of Sri Vidyaranya Swami) ARE SET TO A GARLAND OF 30 DELIGHTFUL RAGAS.
CONCEPT AND VEENA BY MYSELF, VOCAL BY DR. NIRANJANA SRINIVASAN

Thursday, December 16, 2021

SRI DEVI AATMAARPANA STHUTHI


1) Dr. NIRANJANA SRINIVASAN rendering Devi Aatmaarpana Sthuthi
2) During the recording with Dr.Niranjana Srinivasan on 12/12/2021 at Sai Rocks Studio, Chennai.
Deciding to fulfill my husband, late Sri. E.Ramakrishna's wish to record Bhagavanji Sri. Vidyaranya Swami slokas (this wish of his could not be fulfilled during his lifetime due to lockdown and other factors) I zeroed in on Sri Devi Aatmaarpana Sthuthi (59 slokas) as the subject for recording.
 Dr. Niranjana Srinivasan (Member of Faculty, Tamilnadu Music and Fine Arts University and well known vocal vidushi) rendered the slokas in ragamalika (Viruttam). She sang the slokas beautifully and most melodiously, laden with bhavam.
When my husband was alive we only wanted to record vocal and percussion. After his untimely and sudden demise I decided to record my Veena along with the vocals of Dr. Niranjana Srinivasan as my loving dedication to my husband. My Veena will be recorded shortly.

Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Sudarshana Chakram- Veena

SRI SUDARASHANA CHAKRAM OF LORD RAMA, BHADRACHALAM 

76th Sloka from Sri Sudarashan Sathakam:-

76) VAANEE POURAANIKEE YAM PRATHAYATHI MAHITHAM PREYKSHANAM KAITABHAAREYEHEY 

SHAKTHIRYASYESHUDAMSHTRAANAKHAPARASHUMUKHAVYAAPINEE THAVIBHOOTHYAAM 

KARTHUM YATTHATHVABODHO NA NISHITHAMATHIBHIRNAARADAADYAISHCHA SHAKYAHA 

DEIVEEM VO MAANUSHEEM CHA KSHIPATHU SA VIPADAM DUSTHARAAMASRARAAJAHA.

Meaning-This slokam reveals where the 'tejas' and the 'Shakthi' of Sri Sudarashana Chakra Rajan are concentrated.

The benedictionis-" SA: ASTHRA RAAJA: VA: DEIVEEM MAANUSHEEM CHA VIPADAAM KSHIPATHU". (May Sri Sudarashana Chakram , King of weapons chase away the dangers that originate from Devas and human beings!)

Scriptures reveal that (Vaanee Pouraanikee Yam Prathayathi) Sri Sudarshana is the sankalpa (resolution) Shakthi of Lord Vasudeva who resides in Vaikuntham (Mahitham Preykshanam Kaitabhaarey:), Sri Sudarshana's power resides during Ramaavataram in His arrows, in His canine teeth during Varaahaavataram, in His nails during Nrusimhaavataaram, in His axe in Parashuraamaavataaram and in the appropriate weapons He chooses for other avatarams. For instance, in Vamanaavataaram His Shakthi entered the 'pavithram' that He was adorning. The true form and inherent nature of Sri Sudarashana is difficult to comprehend fully even by sages like Narada (Yath Thathva Bodha: Karthum Nishithamathibhi: Naradaadyaishcha Na Sakya:) May Sri Sudarashana banish all dangers (Dustharam) that are 'Deivaadeenam' and 'Manushyaadeenam'. (Thank you for the meaning www.sadagopan.org) 

The above 76th slokam of Sri Sudarashana Sathakam  was given to me by a senior Archaka in Periya Perumal temple in Srirangam. The slokam not only started with "Vani" (indicating Veena), the slokam clearly states that Sri Sudarshana becomes the core of the main accessory used by every avataram. As the embodiment of Shakthi and Tejas, residing in the accessory used by the respective avataram. Sri Sudarashana by connecting Himself through the article/accessory becomes the source of power of the avataram. 

Therefore, Veena being the source of power (Shakthi and tajas) for all Veena players, chanting of the above enhances the tejas multifold.

Thursday, December 2, 2021

SRIMAD BHAGAVAD BHARATHI-34 FINAL CHAPTER (9)



BHAGAVANJI SRI VISWAGURU VIDYARANYA SWAMI, NARASARAOPET, GUNTUR DISTRICT, AP.
Above are a few of available photos of Bhagavanji during various events.

31) PRAANINAAM NARADEYHOYAM MADANUGRAHA HEYTHUKAHA

 MAAMEYVOPAASATHEY NITHYAM VIGNYAAYEDAM VIVEYKINAHA.

Meaning- Living beings attain the birth of a human being due to My Grace. Wise men realize this truth and worship Me.

32) DUKHAM SAAMSAARIKAM SHASHVATH SMRUTHVAAVAIRAAGYAMAAPTHAVAAN

UPAASANAA BALEYNEYHA CHITTHAIKAAGRYAM LABHEYCCHUCHIHI.

Meaning- By remembering the miseries caused by the material world and attaining stoicism and detachment. Consequently he is purified by contemplation of the power of the Supreme God and achieves stillness of mind.

33) INDRIYASVAADU SOWKHYEYBHYAHA VIRATHIM YAATHI YAHAPUMAAN

THAM VIDDHI MATHKRUPAAPAATHRAM KAAMIBHYAHASA VISHISHYATHEY.

Meaning- Know that the man who is averse and disillusioned by the delights of the sensory organs is the object of My Grace . He is the best among those who are material and involved in sensual pleasures.

34) BHAVASOWKHYESHU VAIMUKHYAM DRUDHAM YASYA JITHAATHMANAHA

BRAHMAVIDYAAPHALAM THASYA BHAVATHEEHAIVA NISHCHITHAM.

Meaning- Man attains 'Brahmavidya" (Supreme Knowledge- Knowledge of the Brahman) in this world itself by conquering his mind and developing firm aversion towards material pleasures.

35) YAHAKAROTHI DRUDHAAMBHAKTHIM MAYI BRAHMANI NIRMAMAHA

BAANDHAVEYBHYASHCHA DEYVEYBHYAHA VIGHNAA AYAAMTHITHASYAVAI.

Meaning- Man who is devoid of attachments and has unwavering and firm devotion in Me is tested by obstacles created by attachments and demi-Gods.

36) THADHAAPI NISHCHALO YASTHU KSHAANTHYAA THISHTATHYAVIKRIYAHA

SARVABANDHA VINIRMUKTHAHA JEEVANMUKTHI SUKHAMVRAJEYTH.

Meaning- The great man who is unperturbed and remains unagitated by the obstacles (in continuation of above sloka) and endures the tests with forbearance is freed from all kinds of attachments and attains the bliss of liberation in this world itself.

37) MADEYKAPARAMOGNYAANEE MATTHONYANNAIVA KAANKSHATHI

NISPRUHASSARVA KAAMEYBHYAHA RAMATHEY MAYI LEENADHEEHI.

Meaning- The knowledgeable man is firmly fixed only in Me, he does not desire anything other than Me, he is without desires (immune to) material temptations and being intelligent he enjoys Supreme Bliss by immersing in Me.

38) MAYYE VAARPITHA CHITTHEYNA YOMAAM BHAJATHI SARVADAA

THASYAAVASARA SOWKHYAANI BHADRAANICHADADAAMYAHAM.

Meaning- Whoever has offered (dedicated) his mind to Me and worships me with unswerving devotion at all times, I grant them abundance, prosperity and fulfill their needs.

39) DEYVAANAAMCHA MANUSHYAANAAM SARVEYSHAAMEYVA DEYHINAAM

NAADHOHAM SARVALOKAATHMAA BHOOTHABHAVYA BHAVATHPRABHUHU.

Meaning- I am the soul of all the worlds in the past, present and future. I am the Lord of all the human beings, all the living beings and all the Gods.

40) AATHMAMAAYAARATHAM DEYVAM PASHUPAASHA VIMOCHAKAM

MAHEYSHWARAM MAHAAVISHNUM MAAMEYVAIKAM SADAASHRAYA.

Meaning- I am the Lord of the entire Universe. I release human beings from the cycle of births and deaths caused by illusion created by Me. Seek refuge only in Me who Am All-Pervading!!

END OF CHAPTER-9

END OF SRIMAD BHAGAVAD BHARATHI




Wednesday, December 1, 2021

SRIMAD BHAGAVAD BHARATHI-33 CHAPTER (9)



BHAGAVANJI VISWAGURU SRI VIDYARANYA SWAMI
Narasaraopet, Guntur District, AP

21) SANNIDHAU BHOGYAVASTHOONAAM YASYACHITTHA MAVIKRAYAM

THAMHI VIDDHI JITHAATHMAANAAM SADAA KVAAPI SURAKSHITHAM.

Meaning- One whose mind is not agitated even when he is close to material temptations, recognise such a man as Jitendriya (one who has conquered sensory organs) and that he is safe in all places and at all times. 

22) ASHAANTHASYA SUKHAMNAASTHI SHAATHIRNAASTHYA KRUTHAATHMANAHA

THASMAATH SHRADDHAAM SAMAASHRITHYA YAKTHOBHAVA SUBUDDHIMAN.

Meaning- Man who has no peace can never attain bliss. One who does not realize his soul can never attain peace. Therefore take shelter in devotion and be together with it (soul).

23) APAVITHRAAHA PAVITHRAASHCHA BHAAVANAAVIDDHI KOTISHAHA

CHEYTHASEEHA PRAJAAYANTHEY THAABHISSANGAM PARITHYAJA.

Meaning- O man! Realize that in your mind will arise crores of feelings that are pure and impure. Recognize these emotions and reject their attachment.

24) MANASSAMYAMAYOGAAGNAU MOHA MAAGNYAANIKAM DAHA

BRAHMAATHMAIKYADHIYAM LABDHVAA BHAVAPANKAM VISHOSHAYAHA.

Meaning-  Burn the temptation born out of ignorance of 'yoga agni' (fire of meditation), a state of oneness of mind (state of being). By attaining the union of yourself with the Supreme Self (jivatma-paramatma) put to dry the grime of the material world.

25) PARAMAASAIVASHAANTHIRYAA MANONIVRUTTHIRUTTHAMAA

SANTHYAKTHA SANGADOSHAANAAM MATHPREMINAAM BHAVEYDDHISAA.

Meaning- Prevention of mind towards material things is the best way to peace. The fortunate souls who love Me and reject afflictions that arise from material things and attachments will attain such peace.

26) VIJITHYAADAU HRUSHEEKAANI MANOMAYI NIDHAAYACHA

SANTHYAJYA DRUSHYASOWKHYAANI MAYIPRAVISHA MANJULA.

Meaning- O good man! Hereafter conquer your sensory organs, place your mind in Me (who Am the Supreme God) and rejecting material pleasures of sight enter Me!

27) JANTHOONAAM DEYHAYOGEYNA SARVADUKHASAMUDBHAVAHA

DEYHAYOGA VIYOGAARDHAM GNYAANAYOGAMUPAASHRAYA.

Meaning- Living beings undergo all kinds of miseries because of their connection with their bodies. Therefore in order to free oneself from body   he must follow Gnana Yoga (path of knowledge).

28) PAAPAKARMAKSHAYAADEYVA PUMSAAM GNYAANASAMUDBHAVAHA

KARMANAA SHUDDHYATHEY CHITTHAM GNYAANADEEPTHISTHATHO BHAVEYTH.

Meaning- Human beings attain wisdom only when sinful acts are disintegrated. Mind is purified by doing good deeds. After mind gets purified it is filled with the light of knowledge.

29) CHALANMANAHA SAMAADHAATHUM MATHKARMAPARAMOBHAVEYTH

KURVAN KARMA MADARDHAMSA SIDDHIM GACHCHATHI SATHVARAM.

Meaning- To pacify mind which is wavering and fickle one must fully involve himself in My works and perform deeds related to me (who Am the Supreme God). Whoever performs deeds for Me will instantly attain salvation.

30) KARMAANI MAYI NIKSHAPYA THYAKTHASANGAHA KAROTHIYAHA

SALIVYATHEY NAPAAPEYNA MUCHYATHEY SARVABANDHANAIHI.

Meaning- Man who deposits all his actions in Me and who rejects any association with the fruits of his actions, such a man is untouched by sin. He is freed from all attachments.

(TO BE CONTINUED......)



SRIMAD BHAGAVAD BHARATHI-32 CHAPTER (9)


Photo no.1- Bhagavanji, Photo no.2-Bhagavanji Sri Vidyaranya Swami (left) with the 35th Pontiff of Sringeri Sharada Mutt, Pujyasri Abhinava Vidyatheertha Mahaswami (centre).

11) SAMYOGASTHU VIYOGAAYA VIYOGAACHCHA VISHAADATHAA

THASMAADASAKTHIREYKAIVA SARVEYSHAAM SOWKHYADAAYINI.

Meaning- Attachment to material things causes separation. Separation is the cause for misery. Therefore, for the welfare of all, only detachment to material things gives happiness and bliss.

 12) NIGRAHAMMANASOVIDDHI DUSSAADHYAMCHA SUDURLABHAM

SAMYAKPRABODHITHAM CHAAPI YADHAAPOORVAM VIJRUMBHATHEY.

Meaning- It is impossible to control mind from straying towards material temptations. We all know that it is extremely difficult. Even   when the mind is urged strongly not to yield to desires, the temptation raises its head and intensifies like before.

13) DRUSHYAAKARSHANA VAIVASHYE MEYHIMOHAM VINASHTADHEEHI

DRUSHYA MIDHYAATHYA VIGNYAANAATH SVASDHOBHAVA PRASANNADHEEHI.

Meaning-  While in the state of loss of control due to the visual temptation of material things, O weak-minded man, do not yield to temptation. You have to become tranquil minded and healed to be able to realize the illusory quality of material pleasures that present themselves in visual forms.

14) VISHWAMEYTHADVIJITHYAAPI NASHYA THEENDRIYA LOLUPAHA

ARISHADVARGA JEYTHAAYAHA SHAKRAADAPI VISHISHYATHEY.

Meaning- Even if one has conquered the entire world, he is destroyed if he is attached to his sensory desires. If he has conquered the 6 enemies namely-desire, anger, greed, arrogance, temptation and jealousy he becomes more outstanding than Lord Indra.

15) NISSAARA VISHAYAARDHEYSHU SAMMOHAATHSARA KALPANAA

KRIYATHEY MOODHACHITHTHAISTHU DEIVAANUGRAHA VARJITHAIHI.

Meaning-  Due to intensity of temptation foolish people with empty minds and without God's grace involve themselves in material things which are devoid of essence.

16) BAHIRMUKHAM NARAM NITHYAM KURVANTHEENDRIYA SHAKTHAYAHA

POURUSHEYNA DRIDHAABHYAASAATH ANTHARMUKHAM MANAHA KURU.

Meaning- The powerful influence of sensory organs makes one interested in external things. Man who aspires for permanent bliss must turn his mind inwards by his own efforts and strong practices.

17) DARSHANAATH SHRAVANAACHCHAIVA LOKAARDHAANAAM PRAMAADATHAHA

JAAGARTHI VISHAYAAKAANKSHAA BHAVOPADRAVAKAARINEE.

Meaning- When man sees or hears material things in delusion his mind is rattled by greed resulting in the miserable cycle of human life.

18) ANVEYSHANAM PARITHYAJYA PARAMAANANDA SIDDHAYE

ALPAARDHEYSHU CHARACHCHITTHAM VIVEYKEYNA SAMUDDHARA.

Meaning- Instead of searching (investigating) for Supreme Joy, use your wisdom to elevate your mind which lingers in your sense organs.

19) MATHEYRVAKRAGATHIM GNYAATHVAA NIVAARAYA PRABODHATHAHA

SADBHAAVANAA SSMARANNITHYAM MANASSHUDDHIM PRAPAALAYA.

Meaning- Be aware when your mind takes to a crooked path and prevent its crooked movement by following the preaching of the Spiritual Master (Guru). Safeguard the purity of your mind by maintaining thoughts about pious things.

20) KAAMAKRODHA PRALOBHAANAAM CHITTHAAKRAMANA KOVIDAAHA

POORVAMEYVA JANEYSTHEYSHAAM THEY JAAGRATHYAPRAMAADATHAHA.

Meaning- The learned scholars are well aware of how the 3, desire, anger and greed occupy the mind. The scholars wake up, alerted by the danger even before the 3 occupy the mind.

(TO BE CONTINUED..........)





SRIMAD BHAGAVAD BHARATHI-31 CHAPTER (9)

Viswaguru Sri Vidyaranya Swami, Narasaraopet, AP

1) NITHYAMYACHCHA SUKHAMPOORNAM DUKHALEYSHA VIVARJITHAM

SVAANTHASDHAM SARVAGAMYAMTHATH YADHAA PRAAPSYASITHACHCHRUNU.

Meaning- O man, I will now tell you how to attain that which gives bliss, that which is wholesome, that which resides in movable and immovable things, that which is absolutely devoid of sorrow and that constant thing which is meant to reach everybody and everything.

2) DEENATHVA PARIHAARAARDHAM NIRBHAYATHVA PRASIDDHAYE

AATHMATHATHVAM SUVIGNYEYAM SHREYASKAAMAIRVICHAKSHANAIHI.

Meaning- In order to drive away desperation and for attaining fame and prosperity which is devoid of fear, the Supreme Truth is aptly expounded by wise men who wish well.

3) BHOOTHAPRAKRUTHI VIGNYAANAATH YATHSOWKHYAM LABHATHEYNARAHA

HEYAM THANNASHVARATHVAACHCHA PARAAMSHAANTHIM NAYACHCHATHI.

Meaning- Only man attains pleasure from the knowledge of elements (earth-prithvi; water-jala; fire-tejas; wind-vayu and space-akasha) and nature. But each and every of that (elements and nature) are perishable by nature and meant to be rejected. Anyone who desires such pleasures can never attain the Supreme bliss and tranquility.

4) BAHIRNIMITHTHAKAM SOWKHYAM HYANIMITHTHEY VINASHYATHI

AATHMAANANDA SSVAYAMSIDDHAHA PARIPOORNASHCHA SHAASHVATHAHA.

Meaning- The pleasure resulting from an external cause dies as soon as the cause perishes. Whereas bliss of the soul (atmaanandamu) which is created on its own accord (without any cause) is wholesome, complete and flourishes without destruction.

5) AADAU KUTHOOHALAANMARTHYAHA VISHAYAARDHEYSHU SAJJATHI

SANGAJAALAISTHATHO BADDHAHA BAHIRGANTHUM NA SHAKNUTHEY.

Meaning- Initially man gets attached to material things out of curiosity. Later on he gets entangled in his attachments and is unable to disentangle from them.

6) AGNYAANEYNA MANORAAGNYE VISHAYAARDHAAN VIBHAAVAYAN

SNEHARAAGAVASHO BHOOTHVAA CHINTHAAJAALAIHI PRAPEEDHYATHEY.

Meaning- Man due to his ignorance imagines (fancies) material pleasures in the kingdom of his heart. As a result he is captured by liking them and getting attached to them. Ultimately he is tormented by worries and complications.

7) SHATHAKOTI SAHASRAANI VARSHAANEEHA MAHAABALAHA

BHUKTHVAAPI BHOWTHIKAAN BHOGAAN THRUPTHIM NAYAATHIMOHADHEEHI.

Meaning- The strong man having enjoyed great material pleasures for thousands of crores of years is never satiated due to his enamored mind.

8) UPABHOGEYNA KAAMYAANAAM KAAMASHAANTHI RNASIDHYATHI

KAAMAM JAANEEHI DUSHPOORAM KALPAKOTI SHATHAIRAPI.

Meaning- Desire does not reduce by experiencing and enjoying the material pleasures. Even if he enjoys the pleasures of the material world for hundreds of crores of kalpas (one kalpa is a thousand cycles of mahayugas) he will never be fulfilled.

9) BHOGAANBHUKTHVAA CHIRAM SAMYAK VIRAJYA SUSDHITHAM NARAM

PUNARMOHAYITHUM KAAMAHA YATHATHEY SA THATHAAM RIPUHU.

Meaning- Man who has fully enjoyed all possible pleasures for a long time tires of them and renounces them. Even such a man is subject to temptation. Therefore desire is the enemy of good men.

10) BANDHITHAANAAM DRUDHAM BADDHAHA RAAGAVYASANA SAMYUTHAHA

SNEYHAATHSAMJAAYATHEY RAGAHA DUSHCHEYDYAA RAAGARAJJAVAHA.

Meaning- Among people who are bound due to various reasons the most firmly bound are those who are emotionally addicted. Emotion is born out of love, therefore ropes of emotion are impossible to sever. 

(TO BE CONTINUED........)





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