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Re: Hayagrivastotram
Date: Wed Jan 02 2002 - 01:37:44 PST

Subject: Hayagrivastotram!

does anyone have the english/kannada translation of hayagrivastotram ?
no one seems to have done a translation of the entire 32 verses.
please let me know if it anyone has it with them or if its available
someplace ..

SrImathE Gopaladesika mahadesikaya namah:

Sri Satakopan Swamin wrote elaborately and very brilliantly all 32 slokas
of Sri Hayagriva sthOthram by Swamy Desikan.
It started on 8th August 2000 and was posted for few months..

Please read from the archives. (the first post is reproduced below for your
Namo Narayana
aDiyEn dAsan mAdhavakkannan
Sri Hayavadhana ParabrahmaNE nama:
Sri NigamAntha MahA DesikAya nama:

Dear BhakthAs :

Sri HayagrIva Jayanthi falls on September 10
(AvaNi SravaNam)this year .It is an important day
for all who worship Sri HayagrIvan as " AaadhAram
Sarva VidhyAnAm". Swamy Desikan's first sthOthram
is on Lord HayagrIvA .Sri HayagrIvan presented
Himself before Swamy Desikan at Thiruvahindrapuram's
OushadAdri Hill . Sri HayagrIva BhagavAn's
laalAmrutham fell on the tongue of Swamy Desikan
and blessed him to become the AchArya Saarvabhouman.

AdiyEn would like to post a series of articles
on the most moving personal eulogy of Swamy
Desikan revered as "Sri HayagrIva sthOthram".
This sthOthram has powerful manthra siddhi
in adiyEn's experience .

These postings on Sri HayagrIva sthuthi are part
of the series of postings on other SthOthrams of
Swamy Desikan ( Sri SudarsanAshtakam , Sri GodhA Sthuthi ,
Sri Gopaala Vimsathi et al )that adiyEn posted in
the Bhakthi list earlier.

Swamy Desikan has captured the essence of
Vedams , Upanishads , Brahma Soothrams
and other sacred texts in choosing the words
in this sthOthram to eulogize the greatness of
Sri HayagrIva BhagavAn and the ancient tattvam
that He represents .

AdiyEn will attempt to comment on the deeper
meanings behind the selected passages and
word groups in the 33 slOkams of Sri HayagrIva
shtothram in the subsequent articles and try
to conclude this series with His anugraham
by Sri HayagrIva Jayanthi day this year.
May Sri HayagrIva Bhagavaan bless this meager
effort and accept it as a humble samarpaNam
at His lotus feet .

We must remember that Sri VedAntha Desikan of Thuppul
was only in his twenties , when he composed this
sacred sthOthram . By the tender age of twenty ,
Swamy Desikan had already mastered VedAdhyayanam ,
Dhivya Prabhandham , Tarkam , VyAkaraNam and
other saamAnya Saasthrams. His uncle Sri AppuLLAr,
a direct disciple of the famous NadAthUr ammAL
was Swamy Desikan's AchAryan. AppuLLAr taught
Swamy Desikan Sri BhAshyam, Sri GeethA BHAshyam,
Rahasyaarthams and other AchArya Sookthis as well .
Swamy Desikan's pravachana sakthi and medhA
vilAsam even at the age of twenty was extraordinary.
AppuLLAr initiated his dear disciple further into
Garuda manthram , which was a family treasure.

After AppuLLAr ascended parama Padham ,
Swamy Desikan travelled to ThiruvahIndhrapuram
to worship Sri HemAbhja Valli samEtha Sri DEvanAthan.
One day , he climbed the small hillock in front of
Lord DeavanAthan's temple known as OushadhAdhri
and sat under a big pupil tree. With immense
tranquility descending on him , he began to
recite Garuda manthram for number of hours .
Garuda BhagavAn was immensely pleased with
VedAntha Desikan's japam and appeared before latter,
blessed him and initiated VedAntha Desikan into
Sri HayagrIva manthram . Garuda BhagavAn also
presented Swamy Desikan with a vigraham of
Sri HayagrIvan in the Yogaasikai (seated in
YogAsanam) posture.

Swamy Desikan was immensely happy  with
PakshirAjAn's blessing and began to do
Sri HayagrIva Manthra japam for many days.
Lord HayagrIvan was so pleased with
Swamy Desikan that He appeared before latter
to grant the boons of unsurpassed Pravachana
sakthi , visEsha Jn~Anam on para and apara
vidhyais and power to defeat the opponents
in adhyAthmika saasthra debates and to raise
the vijaya dhvajam of Sri Bhagavath RaamAnuja
Darsanam .

Sri Hayagriva SaakshAthkAram spurred Swamy Desikan
to compose on the spot the sacred HayagrIva
SthOthram as his reverential tribute to the Lord
of all Vidhyais for His dhivya anugraham .

The vigraham of Yoga HayagrIvan presented by
Garuda BhagavAn became an ArAdhana Moorthy
for Swamy Desikan along with VaradarAja PerumAL.
Another Vigraham of Lord HayagrIvan presented
by Goddess sarasvathi to Sri BhAshyakArar at
Srinagar also reached Swamy Desikan through
his AchArya paramparai . This vigraham is
a Lakshmi Hayagriva Vigraham , which is today
at the ParakAla matam and is the ArAdhana Moorthy
of the YathIsvarALs of that Matam at Mysore.
The YogAsikA Hayagrivan presented by Garudan
is with Swamy Desikan at his sannidhi at
ThiruvahIndhrapuram .BhakthAls have the darsanam
of these two dhivya mangaLa vigrahams at
the ParakAla matam web pages and at the home
pages created by Sri Mani VaradarAjan for
the ThiruvahIndhrapuram temple .

In the next post ,we will cover the avathAram
of Sri HayagrIvan and start with the first
slOkam of the HayagrIva sthothram . We will
focus on the first three words of the first slOkam
(Jn~Anadha-mayam dEvam) and relate them to
the Vedic and Brahma Soothram passages that
they echo.

BhakthALs are referred to an excellent article
on HayagrivAn in the AchArya RaamAnjuA
pages created by Srimans MadhavakkaNNan and
Achutharaman of Singapore.

Hayavadhana hEshA hala hala: na: paathu
Daasan, Oppiliappan Koil VaradAchAri SatakOpan

           - SrImate rAmAnujAya namaH -
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