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Sri Raghuveera Gadhyam: Uttara KhAndham --part 7

From: V. Sadagopan (75041.3037_at_compuserve.com)
Date: Wed Jan 08 1997 - 19:30:14 PST

Dear Rama BhakthAs :

On this day of Hanumath Jayanthi , it is a privelege to conclude 
this Yajnam of posting a series of articles on Swami Desikan's
magnificient tribute to Raghuveeran . 

I am delighted to read the posting by Sri Anbil Ramaswami 
on the Vaibhavam of Anjaneya Swami . Thanks to Sriman Ramaswami
for a well-researched and comprehensive article on Siriya Thiruvadi .
I had the feeling that He was watching over my shoulder as the Rama 
Kathaa was being discussed in Cyber space . 

With Yesterday's posting , all of the 94 salutations of Swami Desikan
to Raghuveeran have been covered . Today , we will complete the remaining
two slokams . I will also focus on the tributes of NadhOpaasakAs on
HanumAn in  acompanion posting .

V.Sadagopan

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Slokam 1 : chathurmukEswaramukai: putrapowthraadhisaalinE I
                    nama: SitAsamEthAya RamAya gruhamEdhinE II

(Meaning ) : My salutations to Sri RamA , the GrahasthA accompanied by
His dharma patnee , SitA piratti . My salutations to Him , who observed
the GrahasthAsrama dharmam and had Brahma as His son, Sivan as 
His grandson and VinAyaka and SubrahmaNyA as His great grand children. 

(Commnets ) : BrahmA is the son of Sriman NarayaNA , who took the avathAram
as RamA . He followed the rules of Grahasthasrama dharmam with his consort,
SitA pirAtti . They had progeny through chathur mukha BrahmA and the whole world

is their family . All the jeevans --Bhaddha , Muktha and Nitya jeevans --
of this and the other world are the children of this Divya Dampathi .

Saint ThyagarajA celebrates this family of the Lord in his LalithA raga Krithi
" Seethamma Mayammaa Sri Ramudu maatanDri " this way : " Sita is my 
mother and Rama is my father; HanumAn , LakshmaNA, GarudA , SatrughnA ,
BrahmA , BharatA and others are my brothers ; Parameswara , VasishtA , 
Parasara , NaaradA , SaunakA , SukA, IndrA , GautamA , GanesA , GuhA , 
SanakA and all true BhagavathAs are all my close relations (  Nija 
BhagavadhgrE saru lEvarO vArEllanu vara ThyagarAjuniki 
Parama Bhandavalu ) " . 

Slokam 2 : kavikathaka simha kathitham kaTora 
                    sukumAra gumbha gambheeram I
                    bhava bhaya bheshajam yethath 
                    mahA veera vaibhavam sudhiya : II

(Meaning ) : O Learned people of the World ! This gadhyam on 
the Raghu Veeran was composed by Vedantha Desika , who is the lion for 
the elephants of the poets and the logicians . This gadhyam has deep 
meanings and is constituted by the union of tender words with feminine charm  
and powerful words with masculine attributes . Please recite this gadhyam 
that serves as the most effective medicine for the removal of the fear of
SamsArA . 

(Comments ) : Swami Desikan was like a lion in the contest with the 
poets and logicians of his time , who were like elephants that got 
defeated in their uneven contest with the king of the jungle . He recommends
to us to recite this gadhyam celebrating the heroic deeds of Raghuveeran 
and to meditate on the deep meanings of the individual salutations . He 
points out that those , who are afraid of the disease of SamsArA would 
use this Gadhyam as a powerful medicine to cure that  disease. 
As ParamAcharyA , he recommends that the people with discriminating 
intellect recite this gadhyam with reverence and develop Bhakthi 
to Veera Raghavan , perform prapatthi at His lotus feet and attain
Moksha Siddhi . 

kAyEna vAchA manasEndriyaivA buddhyAthmanA vaa prakrutEsvabhAvAth I
karOmi yadhyath sakalam parasmai NaarAyaNAyehti samarpayAmi II

Sri Maha Veera Vaibhavam SampoorNam . Subhamasthu !

KavithArkika simhAya KalyANa guNasaalinE I
SrimathE venkatEsAya Vedaantha GuravE nama: II 

Oppiliappan Koil VaradaachAri Sadagopan