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Sri HayagrIva SthOthram: Part XI--SlOkam 3: Paadham 2-4

From: Sadagopan (
Date: Fri Aug 25 2000 - 19:40:40 PDT

Namo NaarAyaNAya !
Srimath Azhagiya Singar ThiruvadigaLE Saranam 

Dear BhakthAs:

In today's posting , adiyEn will cover the rest of
the three paadhams of the third slOkam :

Paadham 2:

"laya: prathyUhAnAm lahari-vithathir-BhOdha-jaladhE: "

The prose order is : "PrathyUhAnAm laya: BhOdha jaladhE:
lahari vithathi". 

PrathyUha: means impediment , obstacle or
hindrance . These impediments realte to
the acquisition of true knowledge. The Hala-Hala 
dhvani destroys those impediments .The "prathyUhams " 
reach the state of layam ." Hayavadhana hEshA hala-hala: 
prathyUhAnAm laya:" is what Swamy Desikan reveals 
to us as the Vaibhavam of Sri HayagrIvan.

" hEsha hala-hala:" is being described further 
in this Paadham.Sri HayagrIvan's neighing sounds 
echoing continously and creating sarva mangaLams
are like the never-ceasing waves (lahari vithathi:)
from the ocean of Jn~Anam (BhOdha jaladhE:). These waves 
bathe one in the nectar of dhivya Jn~Anam .These are
the BhakthAs of Sri HayagrIvan who receive such
anugrahams. These Hala-hala dhvanis have the power
of anishta -nivrutthi (removal of inauspiciousness)
and also remove the impediments ( Vigna Naasanam).
These waves originating from Lord HayagrIvan
are Jn~ananda maya lahari( embodiments of 
the waves of Jn~Anam and Bliss combined).

Swamy Desikan recognizes Hala-hala Dhvani as the cause 
behind the removal of all hindrances for acquisition of 
Knowledge of every type. Besides anishta nivrutthi,
one is also blessed with ishta prApthi ( obtaining 
one's object of desire). Sri HayagrIvan is 
Sreya: Pradhan and the best of SrEyas is VidhyA-
anugraham .He is tamo Haran and hence , the removal
of Aj~nAnam is an easy task for Him. He is Vaakpathi
and therefore , He can bless one immediately with
Saarsvatha Vaak (vedic Speech). He is sarva Saasthrakruth , 
SakalOpanishad sthuthyan and hence it is effortless 
for Him to bless us with true insights about 
most complex tatthvams. His " VidhyA SaamrAjya sampatthi"
( the wealth of the kingdom of VidhYais )has 
the unfailing result of " Mokshaika Phala Saadhanam"
( blessing us with Moksha siddhi).

Third and the Fourth Paadhams:

" kaTA dharpa kshubhyath kaTaka kula kOlAhala bhavam 
  haarathu anthar-dhvAntham Hayavadhana hEshA Hala-Hala:"

The prose order is :" Hayavadhana hEshA hala-hala: kaTa
dharpa Kshubhyath kataka kula kOlAhalabhavam 
anthar dhvAntham harathu" .

Parama Padha Vaasi Sri D.Ramaswamy Iyengar ,
a great Desika BhakthA gives us the meaning of 
these two paadhams : " The prayer voiced in 
the slOkam is that our inner darkness be dispelled 
by those hala-hala sounds. The cause for that inner 
darkness (avidyA) settling in our minds is defined  
in the third quarter of the slokA as the confusion 
and chaos caused by the clamouring noise of vain 
and haughty disputants propounding the superiority of
the  various systems of thought rooted 
in avaidhika and kudhrushti mathams.The sounds of 
the God of Knowledge alone can dispel the confusion 
caused by their uproar ( KolAhalam )of disputants ". 

Let us now analyze the meanings a little more.
The prayer is for the auspicious and welcome
dhvani of Sri HayagrIvan's Hala-Hala naadham
to dispel the inner darkness ( Hayavadhana 
hEshA hala-hala: anthardhvAntham harathu).
" Tamaso maa Jyothir gamaya" is the prayer . 

Thirumangai Mannan asks for such help from 
Sri HayagrIvan at ThiruveLLaRai dhivya dEsam:

"vasayil nannmarai keduttha ammAlAyaRkkaruLi
munn ParimuhamAi ,isai KoLL Veda NoolinRivai 
--Periya Thirumozhi:5.3.2

Thirumangai Mannan visualizes ThiruveLLaRai
PerumAL as Sri HayagrIvan . The Sanskrit name 
of this KshEthram is SvEtha Giri ( Thiru VeLLarai).
When Thirumangai mannan had the darsana soubhAgyam
of SvEtha Giri , He was reminded of the blemishless,
white crystal mountain like form of Sri Hayagrivan
that would be saluted later by Swami Desikan as 
" Nirmala SpatikAkruthi , Suddha Spatika maNi
bhUbhruth prathibhaDam " . Thirumangai Mannan 
asked for the boon of Jn~aNam of the Four vedAs 
from VeLLai Parimukan. In one of the TherazhundhUr 
Paasurams( Periya Thirumozhi: 7.8.2) , Thirumangai
has again the vision of HayagrIvan , who blessed him
with such Vedic knowledge and introduces this
Veda Moorthy to us with pride :

" munnivvlahEshum iruL maNDiuNNa 
  munivarOdu DhAnavarkal thihaippa,
  vanthu pannukalai naal VedapporuLai yellAm
  ParimuhamAi aruLiya yenn paraman KaaNNmin ".   

Swamy Desikan refers to "KaThA dharpa kshubhyath
kaThaka kula  kOlAhala bhavam anthardhvAntham
 Hayavadhana hala-hala: harathu ".

"kathA" means disputations ; kathAchalam means 
giving a false account of some thing based on
ViparItha Jn~Anam. These disputants are taken up 
with themselves and are haughty and their mind
is agitated ( dharpa Kshubhyath) . They are
in groups ( kathaka kulam ) and raise a lot
of din and noise ( kOlAhalam ). Those noisy
protestations of these kumathis confuse the mind 
of listeners ( KolAhala Bhavam anthar dhvAntham),
who begin to wonder whether their false claims
are true. There is the darkness of Aj~nam 
looming over the horizon. Swamy Desikan
prays to the JyOthirmaya HayagrIvan to intervene
and chase away that darkness of aj~nam from
all of us . He is requesting Lord HayagrIvan
to destroy that Aj~nAnam with His Hala-Hala
dhvani ( Hayavadhana hEshA hala-hala: harathu).

Sri Hayavadhana ParabrahmaNE nama:
Daasan , Oppilaippan koil VaradAchAri SatakOpan 




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