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From: Sadagopan (sgopan_at_computer.net)
Date: Sun Jan 09 2000 - 18:31:01 PST
(5) RekhAmaya dhvaja sudhA kalasaatapatra vajraankusaambhuruha kalpaka sankha chakrai: I bhavairalankrutha talou paratathvachihnai: Sri Venkatsa charanou SaraNam prapadhyE II (Meaning ): Oh Lord of Venkata Giri ! The secret that You are the Supreme ruler of all the universes is clearly revealed by the markings seen on the soles of Your holy feet. There , we see the lines taking the shapes of umbrella , nectar pot , flag , vajrA weapon , goad , lotus flower , conch , disc and kalpakA tree. These symbols adorning Your feet offer unmistakable proof that You are the God of Gods . AdiyEn offers my Prapatthi at these divine feet. (6) thAmrOdhara dhyuthi parAjitha Padma Raagou baahyair mahObirabhibhUtha mahEndra neelou I udhyan nakhAmsubhi rudhastha sasAnga bhAsou Sri VenkatEsa charanou SaraNam prapadhyE (Meaning ): Oh Lord of Sapthagiri ! The soles of Your feet have a reddish hue darker than that of the best PadmarAgA stones .Your outter feet have a hue that in their bluishness defeat the best of IndraneelA gems. The nails of Your feet outshine the Moon in their cool, white lustre. All of these hues assoicated with Your holy feet reveal that You are none other than the Lord of all Universes . Therefore , adiyEn performs my SaraNAgathi at those divine Paadha Kamalams. (7) saprEmabheethi Kamala kara pallavAbhyAm samvAhanEapi sapadhi klamamaadhanou I kaaanthAvavaangmanasa gOchara soukumAryou Sri VenaktEsa charaNou SaraNam prapadhyE II (Meaning): Oh the Emperor resident at the Venkatam hills ! During Your incarnation as ThrivikramA , Your feet measured the universes . During Your incarnation as Sri RaamA, Your feet travelled over harsh forest and mountain paths . These very same feet are so tender that they bruise from the gentle pressure generated by the soft hands of MahA Lakshmi, when She squeezes them. It is indeed a paradox that Your matchless feet are harder than the stones of forest paths and yet more tender than Your consort's lotus soft hands. AdiyEn offers my Prapatthi to those mysterious feet, whose greatness is not easy to comprehend . (8) LakshmI mahI tadhanurUpa nijAnubhAva- NeeLAdhi dhivya mahishI kara pallavAnAm I aaruNya samkraNamatha: kila saandhrarAgou Sri VenaktEsa charaNou SaraNm prapadhyE II (Meaning ): Oh Lord SrinivAsA ! MahA lakshmi , BhUmi Devi , NeeLA Devi and other consorts of Yours offer their kaimkaryams to You through the act of squeezing Your feet , when You are resting on Your serpent bed. Your feet appear to have incorporated the reddish hue of their lotus-red hands with Your feet during the occasion of their kaimkaryam to You . AdiyEn surrenders unto those sacred feet , which have the hue of the red PadmarAgA gem . (9) nithyAnamadh Vidhi SivAdhi KirIDa kODi prathyuptha deeptha navarathnamaha: parOhai: I nIrajanAvidhim udhAramupAdhadhAnou Sri VenkatEsa charnou SaraNam prapadhyE II (Meaning ): Oh Crown Jewel of Venkatam Hills ! Brahmaa and MahEswaran offer constant worship at Your divine feet through their prostrations . At that time , the lustre from the nine kinds of gems adorning their crowns shine on Your feet and appear to give the impression of deepa-aarAdhanam to Your holy feet . AdiyEn surrenders unto those feet . which serve as the object of worship even for BrahmA and MahEswaran . (10) VishNO: padhE parama ithyudhitha prasamsou yauv madhva uthsa ithi bhOgyatayAapi upAtthou I bhUayasThaThEthi tava paaNitala prathishtou Sri VenkatEsa CharaNou SaraNam prapadhyE II (Meaning): Oh Lord VenkatEsA ! The majesty of Your feet have been praised by the VedAs through passages such as " VishNO: padhE paramE", and "madhva utsa" . The residents of Vaikuntam also offer their praise to Your holy feet through the recitation of above such Vedic and Upanishadic passages.Your feet indeed are the ones that bless those who are fortunate to serve them and shower innumerable gifts on them , both in this and the other world . You also point with Your right hand through the varadha mudhrA that Your feet are indeed the sure means for attaining salvation.Therefore , adiyEn offers my SaraNAgathi at Your sacred feet.