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Thirteenth Day of Dhanur Maasam: Artha Panchakam : Part 4 , Iswara Svarupam

From: V. Sadagopan (75041.3037_at_compuserve.com)
Date: Thu Jan 02 1997 - 17:52:46 PST

Dear GodhA PriyAs : 

***** Isvara Svarupam (Continued )

*** Isvaran as JnAnanandha Svarupan& Sriya: Pathi

He is never without His consort as indicated by 
the Harivamsam verse section , " Yesha NaarayaNa:
SrimAn KsheerarNava niketana : " ( he is the one
with Sree Devi residing at the milky ocean known 
by the name of NaarayaNan )    .

BrahmA salutes Him in RaamAyaNam as : BhavAn
NaarayaNO deva: SreemAn ChakradharO Vibhu : "

Again , He is celebrated in RaamAyaNam as 
" SrivatsavakshA nityasree: ".

 VishNu PurANam avers that Maha Lakshmi 
is never away from the Lord : 

nityaivaishA jaganmAthA VishnO: SriranapAyinee I
YathA sarvagathO VishNu : Tathaiveyam dvijotthama II

In the slokams of Chathusloki , AlavandhAr recognizes 
right at the start the united principle of Divya Dampathis 
as Isvara Svarupam . 

In the MangaLa slokam of Acharya RamAnujA's 
VedAntha Deepam , the undivided principle of 
Lakshmi NarAyaNan is saluted as "Sriya:KaanthO 
ananthO Vara GuNa gaNaikAspadha VAPU :" 

In the MangaLa slokam of Sri Bhashyam , Acharya RaamAnujA
clearly describes the Isvara Svarupam as " Sruthi sirasi vidhEpthE
BRAHMANI SRINIVAASEH " . Here he identifies and salutes that 
Brahma svarupan , who is the abode of Sri Devi . 

In GitA Bhashyam , Acharya salutes the Isvara Svarupam as :
" Sriya: pathi: nikhila heya pratyaneeka kalyANaikatAnAnAnda
JnAnanda Svarupa : " .

NammAzhwAr  addresses  Srinivasan in his famous 
saraNAgathi verse of  Thiruvaimozhi ( 6.10.10 ) this way to 
indicate that SrinivAsan is never ever separated from His
consort and She can not bear to be without Him even for 
a fraction of a second :

" ahalahillEn iraiyumenru AlarmEl mangai urai maarbA "

In AndAL's Thiruppavai , the SRIMAAN ( united with Sri )
aspect of Isvara Svarupam is indicated at the following 
words/sections of the AruLiccheyal :

 1 . SELVATTHIRUMAALAAL  (Verse 30 ) 

2 . Maamayan  MAADHAVAN vaikunthan enru  (Verse 9 )
     Maadhavan is the sanskrit term for the Consort of Sri Devi .

3. un maNALanai , un maitthunan ( Verses 19&20 addressed to
     NiLA Piratti by Godha Piratti) . Here Isvaran and His svarupa 
     visesham is indicated as NeeLApathi . AndAL herself is 
     Bhumi Devi . Here , we get the attestation that the Isvaran is
     the Lord of Bhumi and NeeLA ( Sri ) Devis .

In the next posting , we will continue with the blemishless (NIRMALA
TATTVAM ) nature of Isvara Svarupam as stated by hte first doctrine of 
Artha Panchakam as supported by AndAL in her Thiruppavai .

Sreerithyeva cha naama teh Bhagavathi ! Bhruma : katham tvAm vayam ?
--- AlavandhAr's chathusloki , Verse 1

(meaning ) : Thy name is Sree . O Consort of the Lord having
identical six GuNAs that he possesses ! How can we succeed in 
our futile attempts to describe your limitless glories ? 

Sriya: pathayeh nama: 

Oppiliappan Koil VaradAchAri Sadagopan