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Sri HayagrIva sthOthram : Part VII, Why do we worship Sri HayagrIvan ?

From: Sadagopan (sgopan_at_computer.net)
Date: Thu Aug 17 2000 - 18:23:42 PDT

Sri Hayavadhna ParabrahmaNE nama:
Srimath Azhagiya Singar ThiruvadigaLE SaraNam 

Dear BhakthAs :

We covered sofar the DhyAna SlOkam of Sri HayagrIvan.
Before we continue with the commentary on 
the Second SlOkam of Sri HaygrIva SthOthram , 
adiyEn would like to point out why Sri HayagrIvan 
is specially worshipped by us . 

All what one can seek from PerumaL as Isvaryams 
are Jn~Anam , Bhakthi and anushtAnam . As Sri UtthamUr 
Swamy explains , One can ask all of the above three 
Isvaryams from PerumAL and more . Although Our Lord 
can bless us with the every Isvaryam , it is considered
appropriate however to ask a specific avathAra-
Moorthy of the Lord for a specific boon , which has
close connections to His avathAram . For instance , 
Sri HayagrIvan incarnated to bless Brahma with 
the power of Veda Vidhyai .He is therefore 
the VidhyA RaajA. Parama Sivan ,the grandson of 
the Lord became DakshiNA Moorthy due to the grace 
of Sri HayagrIvan. Devi Sarasvathi became the goddess 
of Learning due to the anugraham of Sri HayagrIvan.
Brahaspathi became Deva Guru due to the blessing of 
Sri HayagrIvan. Swamy Desikan is going to point out 
later that DakshiNA Moorthy, Sarasvathi (Bharathi) 
and Brahaspathi got vested in powers of learning 
from a trifle of the anugraham of Sri HaygrIvan.
That is why we worship Sri HayagrIvan exclusively ,
when our desire is for the acquisition of 
Jn~Anam and Vidhyai.

Sri HayagrIvan is invoked in all Vaidhika 
KarmAs through the first slOkam in our
sankalpams:

SuklAmbharadharam VISHNUM
 SASI VARNAM  Chathurbhujam 
Prasanna Vadhanam dhyAyEth 
 Sarva vighnOpasAnthayE 

The Sukla ambhara-dharan (Clad in spotless
white cloth ) and Sasi varNan ( with the white
hue reminding us of the cool, white rays of
the autumn Full Moon ) referred to here is 
none other than Sri HayagrIvan . 

We pay our special reverence to Sri HayagrIvan
for these reasons .

The Revered Jeeyars of the ParakAla Matam 
starting from the direct Sishyar 
(Sri Brahma Tanthra Svathanthra Swamy)
have continued this tradition of AchArya 
RaamAnujA and Swamy Desikan  by performing 
uninterrupted AarAdhanam for Sri Lakshmi HayagrIvan.
MahA Lakshmi takes on the form of another Devi
with the name of "Vidhyai" and becomes the Dharma-
Pathni of Sri VaagIsvarEsvaran (HayagrIvan) .
As Lakshmi HayagrIvan , Our Lord wears the two
VishNu chinnams (Sankham and Chakram ) in two
hands and has a Pusthakam and Jn~Ana mudhrai
(Chimudhrai) on the other two hands . Saadhu Jana
rakshaNam , Dhushta Nigraham , VidhyA Pradhatvam
and Moksha Pradhathvam are represented by 
the four hands of Sri HayagrIvan.

May we all be blessed by the paramAnugraham 
of this UdhAra Moorthy and receive His
choicest blessings !

Daasan , Oppiliappan Koil V.SatakOpan 



     


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