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Re: KurEsar's Sri VaradarAja Sthavam :Part XVI--> SlOkam 5

From: Sadagopan (sgopan_at_computer.net)
Date: Sat Aug 04 2001 - 20:35:02 PDT

Dear Sri VaradarAja BhakthAs :

Swamy Desikan referred to Lord VaradarAjan's
aparOksha Sevai on Hasthigiri this way:

"Purudan maNivaramAhap ponRAmoolap-
  pirakruthi maRuvAha , maan taNDAhat-
theruL maruL vaaL amRaivAha, aangArangaL
 Saarngam SankhAha , manam thihiriyAha 
irudkamkal Eerainthum sarangaLAha,
 irubhUthamAlai vanamAlayAhak-
GarudunurvAm maRayin poruLAm KaNNan
 Karigiri mEl ninRanaitthum kaakkinRAnE "

---AdhikAra Sangraham : Paasuram 41

Here, Swamy Desikan describes how all the Tattvams 
rest/adorn the ThirumEni of Lord VaradarAjan .

First Swamy recognizes Lord VaradarAjan as 
" Garudan uruvAm maRayin poruLAm KaNNan ".
Garudan's sarIram is vedam as Swamy Desikan himself 
describes in one of the slOkams of Sri Garuda PanchAsath:

" nEthram GaayathramUchE thrivrudhithi cha chirO 
          naamadhEyam yajUmshi 
  chandhAmsyangAni dhishNyAthmabhirajani sabhair
          vigrahO VamadEvyam
  Yasya sthOmAthmanOasou bruhadhitara Garuth
          tAdhrusAmnaatha puccha:
  svAcchanndhyam na: prasUthAm sruthisatha sikhara--
          abhishtuthAthmA GaruthmAn 
---  Sri Garuda PanchAsath: slOkam 3

(meaning): SthOma Saamam is the AathmA for Garudan; 
Gaayathra Saamam is His eye;thrivruth Saamam is His
head;Yajur manthrams are His names;the different chandas
(metres) are His limbs like hands;the seats allocated in
DhishNya Yaagam are His hooves;VaamadEva Saamam becomes His
body;The bruhath and rathanthra Saamans become His wings;
the Yaj~nAya~njeeya Saamam becomes His tail. Thus , Upanishads
salute Garudan as Veda Svaroopi. May He bless us to be free from 
KarmAs and show us the way to Mukthi.

Swamy Desikan salutes Lord VaradarAjan as the meaning behind
the body of Garudan , the Vedams here . VedAs salute the Lord
as the Sakala Tatthva Svaroopi adorning those Tatthvams as His
weapons and jewelery (AabharaNams). The Lord stands there on 
the top of Hasthigiri as the lamp with supreme jyOthi wearing 
all chEthnams and achEthanams as His Aayudhams (weapons ) and 
Jewelery (AabharaNams) to delight all the world and performs 
His duties as the protector of the Universe.

The links between the AbhAraNams/Aayudhams and the Tatthvams
in Swamy Desikan's paasuram are as follows:

(1)Purudan/Jeevan = Jeevan is the MaNi varam /the supreme gem Kousthubham.
Jeevan is Jn~Anadha, amala, aNuthva Svaroopi.It is one of the tatthva 
Thrayam or Tatthva triads. The other two are AchEthanam (insentients)
and Isvaran ( the Lord ). 

(2)PonRA Moola Prakruthi maRu aaha = the eternal Moola Prakruthi
becomes the Sri Vathsam mole.Moola Prakruthi is one of the triads
constituting AchEthanam . The other two are Kaalam and Suddha-
Satthvam .Moola Prakruthi is also referred to as ThriguNa
Dhravyam or three-fold vasthu or Aksharam , Avidhyai and Maayai.

(3)maan thaNDu aaha= the Tathtvam known as MahAn becomes 
the mace revered as KoumEdhaki in Lord VaradarAjan's body. 
MahAn arises from Prakruthi and the three kinds of AhankArams
( Saathvika , Raajasa and Taamasa ahankArams) arise from MahAn.

(4)TheruL vALL aaha= Jn~Anam becomes the Lords's sword (Nandhakam).

(5)MaruL VaaLL uRayAha= Aj~nAnam becomes the sheath of Nandhakam .

(6)aankArankaL Saarngam Sankhu aaha= The Taamasa ahankAram and 
Saathvika ahankArams become the Lord's bow (Saarangam ) and
the Conch ( Paanchajanyam).

(7)manam thihiri aaha= the Manas Tathtvam , which also arises from 
Moola Prakruthi becomes the Lord's rotating Disc (Sudarsanam) 
and rests on His upper right hand .

(8)irukadikangaL Eerainthum sarankaL aaha= the five JnAnEndhriyams
are : thvak, grANam , rasanaa, chakshus and srOthram that reside 
respectively all over the body ; as Thvak, at the nose as grANam,
at the tongue as rasanaa /taste,at the eye as Chakshus and at
the ear holes as SrOthram ) . The five karmEndhriyams are:
 Vaak, PaaNi , paadham , paayu and upastham : vaak is present 
subtly at eight places like the heart , throat , lower portion of
the tongue ,jaws , teeth, lips , nose  and the head ; paaNi 
is present as the ten fingers ; paadham are the two feet ; paayu is 
aasana dhvAram and upastham is the symbol of men and women). 
On Lord VaradarAjan's Body , the five karmEndhriyams and 
the five Jn~AnEndhriyams stay as the ten arrows for the bow.

(9)irubhootha Maalai VanamAlai aaha= the five tanmathrams 
and the five Bhoothams become the VanamAlai adorning 
Lord VaradarAjan's chest . The five bhoothams are :
AakAsam , Vaayu, Agni, Appu/Jalam and Pruthvi.
The five tanmAthrams are: Sabdha , Sparsa , Roopa, 
Rasa and Ghandha TanmAthrams . The TanmAthrams are in between
the individual Bhoothams . RaajasAhankAram aids the Taamasa
ahankaram to produce Sabdha tanmAthram , which in turn gives
rise to AakAsam . Frim AakAsam sparsa TanmAthram arises. 
>From latter tanmAthram arises Vaayu ; From Vaayu arises 
roopa tanmAthram , which is the parent of Agni ; from Agni
arises rasa tanmAthram , which givs birth to Appu . From 
Appu/Jalam arises Ghandha tanmAthram , which in turn gives 
rise to pruthvi. The TanmAthram occurs between two bhUthams
and is the kaaryam for the former bhUtham and the KaaraNam
for the latter BhUtham . 

Thus all the Tatthvams associated with the ChEthanams and 
the AchEthanams are all adorned as the weapons and aabharaNams 
by Lord VaradarAjan and these Tatthvams , which are not readily 
visible to the eye of a human are made visible in the form of
aayudhams and aabharanams by Lord VaradarAjan , the Isvaran 
and the owner of all chEthanams and achEthana Tatthvams. 
The SarvEsvaran, Lord VaradharAjan stands as Param JyOthi 
on the top of Hasthigiri as SarvAyudha , SarvAbharaNa- 
Bhooshithan , very readily visible to human eyes and 
receives their worship. 

Instead of studying Upanshads and getting confused about 
the ParOksha savroopam of the Lord , one can climb up
the Hasthigiri and very easily see the Lord as aprOksha 
Moorthy  discernible to our senses.The glory of making
the Lord easily visible to us belongs to Hasthigiri
according to KurEsar .Therefore , Kuresar salutes
that sacred hill , Hasthigiri.

Sri VaradharAja ParabrahmaNE Nama:
Srimath Azhagiya Singar ThiruvadigaLE SaraNam ,
Daasan, Oppiliappan Koil VaradAchAri SatakOpan 


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