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Scriptures on Lord Sri Hayahreevar- Madhusoodhanan

From: Madhavakkannan V (srivaishnavan_at_hotmail.com)
Date: Fri Aug 14 1998 - 18:52:35 PDT

Scriptures on Hayagreevar (Madhusoodhanan): 

Since, Lord Hayagreevar killed the asurAs, madhu and kaitapar, He is 
referred to as Madhusoodhanan. 

1. In BrahmANda puraaNam, Sri RangarajamahAthmyam, Om namO VishnavE Deva 
MadhussodhanathE Namah: refers to Madhusoodhanan Sri Hayagreevan.
 
2. Srimad Valmiki RamayaNam BalakaaNdam 76th sargam, 17th slOkam 
Parasuraama says to Rama "akshayam madhuhanthaaram jaanaami tvaam 
surOtthamam". I realise that You are the DevaadhiDevan, immortal, 
MahAVishNu, the One who killed madhu,kaitapar. 
 
3. Also, when Rama (before proceeding for His PattabhishEkham), gets up 
in the wee hours, in Brahma muhUrtham, He performs His anushtaanam and 
pays obeisance to Lord Hayagreevan "dhushtaava praNadhaischaiva sirasaa 
madhsoodhanam" (6th sargam-7th slokam).
 
4. In Kishkinthaa kaanDam, Vaali tells Sri Rama "Even if that rAvaNan 
hids SitA in PaathaaLa lOkam, no problem. You could have just told me 
so. I world have brought SitA back from anywhere wheresoever like Sri 
Hayagreevar brought the Vedas killing Madhukaitapar. (17th sargam-49th 
slOkam)
 
5. When Hanumaan went in search of sanjeevini, and other aushadhaas, he 
saw the pleace where chathurmukhan (brahmA) performed thiruvaaraadhanam 
for Lord Hayagreevar. Commentators, are reported to have praised this 
slOkam as "hayaananam, hayagreeva araadhana sthaanam", and "hayaananam - 
BhagawathO Hayagreevasya sthaanam". 
 
6. Sri MahAbhAratham, Santhi parvam mentions Haygreeva avataar.
 
7. Sri HayagreevOpanishad, naturally elaborates the greatness of 
Haygreevar.
 
8. In Rk vEdam, "vaagham bruNi sookhtham", "apradhiratham", Yajur 
vEdham, "yajnya prakaraNam", Saama vEdham, udgItam, AdharvaNa vEdham, 
Shanthikam, Bhaushtikam are all referring to the greatness of Lord 
Hayagreevar.
 
9. Periya Thirumozhi 7-8-2, by Thirumangai AzhwAr says "munivvEzhu 
ulaghum iruL maNdiyuNNa munivarOdu ……parimukhanaay aLittha paramanai 
kaaNmin".. maeaning: "See the Lord who appeared as the white horse faced 
Lord to recover the VedhAs when the whole world was pitch dark due to 
the absence of four Vedas"
 
10. Thiruvaaymozhi 2-7-6 NammAzhwAr says "madhusoodhananai anRi 
maRRilEn.." There is NONE but Madhusoodhanan only… which refers to Lord 
Hayagreevan.  (eeadu vyAkhyaanam also explicitly refers to Lord 
Hayagreevan)   
 
11. Also Thiruvaaymozhi 2-8-5 "maavaaghi, amaiyaay, meenaaghi, 
maanidamaay." Commentators say that maavaaghi refers to Lord 
Hayagrrevan. Upanishad bhAshyakaaarar Sri Rangaraamanuja Swami. HayO 
bhUthvaa, HayagrIvO bhUthvaa… - is referred to in 9000 padi Bhagavath 
Vishayam. Says Saakshaath Swami or Periya Parakaala Swami. He refers the 
padham "maavaaghi to Lord Hayagreevan only.
 
12. PeriyAzhwAr pAsuram 1-9-10 "thunniya pEriruL soozhndhu ulaghai 
mooda, manniya naan maRai muRRUm maRaindhida…." Refers to Sri 
Hayagreevan. 


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