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Raghuveera Gadhyam: Yuddha KhAndam--part 14

From: V. Sadagopan (
Date: Sun Dec 15 1996 - 14:09:23 PST

GS 69 : sva samaya vigatitha sugaditha sahrudhaya 
sahadharma chaariNeeka ! Jaya ! Jaya ! 

(Meaning ) : O Lord who out of your own volition (sankalpam )
separated and then uinted with your consort ! Hail to Thee!
Hail to Thee ! 

(Background ) : Your consort was united with you by VibhishaNA ,
when RavaNA was killed . You wanted to demonstrate to the world 
her purity and  asked her to enter the fire before the assembled 
gods and monkey chieftains . Agni Bhagavan lifted your Devi in his 
hands and united her with you to demonstrate her unimpeachable 
chastity as a Pathivratha of the highest order . Both of you , as husband 
and  wife, had  agreed on this course of action to be separated first and then
united to fulfill the mission of your incarnation as the son of DasarathA . 
It is no surprise that your dharmapathnee went along with your sankalpam .

GS 70 : VibhishaNa vasamvadheekrutha Lankaisvarya ! Jaya ! Jaya !

(Meaning ) : O Lord , who put at VibhishaNA's disposal the entire
wealth of the kingdom of LankhA and crowned him as the king !
Hail to Thee! Hail to Thee! 

(Comments ) : Rama had won the kingdom of LankhA by his 
valour and therefore could easily have appointed VibhishaNA
as the care-taker of Lankha on behalf of him as the conquering
hero . Being of  a generous disposition and being  an unfailing  keeper
of promises made , Rama would not think of anything else except to
crown VibhishaNA as the successor to RavaNA  to rule LankhA .
Earlier on the beach at ThirupullANi , Rama asked LakshmaNA to
bathe VibhishaNA in the waters of the ocean to symbolize his future
coronation as the king of LankhA . Therefore this satyavrathA 
(Rama) crowned VibhishaNA as per his original pledge .

GS 71 : nishpanna Kruthya ! Jaya! Jaya !

(Menaing ) : Hail to Thee ! O Lord , who fulfilled Your  duties !

(Comments) :Sriman NarAyaNA  was approached by the Devas at 
the milky ocean as he was resting on Adhiseshan to save them from 
the cruelties of the evil RavaNA . Sriman NarAyaNA heard their pleas 
and agreed to incarnate as a human being on this earth and 
remove the fears of the Devas by killing RavaNA . During his wanderings
in the forest as the son of king DasarathA , the sages sought 
his protection from the marauding rakshasAs .
Rama came to the rescue of the DevAs, VibhishaNA and the sages 
and demonstrated his auspicious attributes as the saraNAgatha rakshakan.
He performed his duites and freed them all from  their fears . The excellent
manner in which Rama completed his duties is saluted by Swami 
Desikan as " NISHPANNA KRITHYA " .

GS  72: ka pushpitha ripu paksha! Jaya ! Jaya !

O Raghuveera who made those who opposed you in battle
reach the status of the blossomed lotuses of the sky !
Hail to Thee! Hail to Thee! 

(Comments ) :   Here Swami Desikan suggests that Rama
made his enemies nonexistent just like lotuses blossoming 
in the sky. Lotuses do not bloom in the sky and therefore they have
no existence. The same situation existed for the enemies of Rama
according to Sami Desikan . 

GS 73 : pushpaka rabhasa gathi goshpadheekrutha gaganArNava !
Jaya ! Jaya ! 

(Meaning ) :  O Lord who made the vast ocean resemble the size 
of a hoof of a cow because of the speed with which you traveleld
over that ocean to reach your kingdom ! Hail to Thee! Hail to Thee!

(Background ) : At the end of the coronation of VibhishaNA and completing
his duties , Rama wanted to return to AyodhyA for reunion with the 
waiting Bahratha and his mothers . He stepped into Pushpaka VimAnam 
with his Devi , LakshmaNA , VibhishaNA , SugreevA , Hanumaan and the 
vast simian army. That airship accomodated all of them and sped 
over the vast ocean with the speed of the ligtining. That vast area of 
the ocean looked a that time like the little space covered by one hoof 
of a cow becuase of the speed with which the VimAnam travelled to
its destination . 

vimohitha jagath trayam vikacha padma patrEkshaNam I
VibhishaNa surakshakam Vijayaramam eeLE Harim II

Sri VaishnaVa Daasan ,

Oppiliappan Koil VardAchAri Sadagopan