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KurEsar's Sri VaradarAja Sthavam :Part XI--> SlOkam 3

From: Sadagopan (sgopan_at_computer.net)
Date: Tue Jul 10 2001 - 14:44:31 PDT

Dear Sri VaradarAja BhakthAs:

In the third slOkam , KurEsar salutes 
the self-manifested Param JyOthi ,
Sri VaradarAjan ,who appeared before 
His son , Chathurmukha BrahmA at the time
of PrAtha: Savanam (Morning offerings of 
Havis ) for the AsvamEdha Yaagam 
performed on top of the Hasthi Giri.

The Third slOkam presented in front
of AchArya RaamAnuja and Lord VaradarAjA 
by KurEsar takes this form:

nithyam indhriyapaTAthigam mahO-
 yOginAmapi sudhUragam dhiya:
apyanusravasirassu dhurgraham 
 prAdhurasthi karisailamasthakE 

(Meaning ): A matchless ParamjyOthi has
manifested as a a result of its own sankalpam
on the top of Hasthi Giri and stays there for
all times(for the KshEmam of the Universe). 
This Svayam-Vyaktha PeraruLALa ParamjyOthi 
is beyond the comprehension of the senses 
(Karma and Jn~Ana IndhriyAs);this JyOthi 
is beyond the grasp of blessed intellects 
like Sage ParAsarar and others,who are adept 
in the practise of Bhakthi Yogam . The nature and 
the attributes of this Param JyOthi can not be 
understood or described by the Siras of VedhAs 
(viz)., The Upanishads.

The key words here are:" Maha: Kari Saila masthakE
nithyam prAdhurasthi "(i.e)., A great JyOthi has 
manifested itself for all times on the top of 
the Hasthi Giri. Swamy Desikan will be using later
the word " prAdhurasthi" verbatim in his Hasthi Giri
MahAthmyam out of reverence to KurEsar.

The Self-manifested Radiant JyOthi
**********************************
What is this radiant effulgence , which has no match?
This radiant svayam-JyOthi is Lord VaradarAjan , who
appeared form the Hooma Kuntam as Brahma performed
VapA homam . He appeared to accept the Havis directly 
at that asvamEdha yaagam done by BrahmA with his Devis.
Swamy Desikan describes that param JyOthi as "Param Sudar"
that surpassed the luminosity of thousand crores of Suns
( " aayiram kOti AadhithyarkaL utthitthArp pOlE ").That
indescribable JyOthi manifested itself in the middle 
of the Utthara Vedhi /Agni Kuntam ( " Utthara vEdhi 
maddhyatthil oru MahA tEjas thOnRiRRu "). That JyOthi
presented itself so that all can offer worship at its
sacred feet resting on the top of the Hasth Giri
(" Yaavarum vanthu adi VaNanga Yaanai mEl meethu
uLLathE "...Swamy Desikan ).

This incomparable radiance appeared on top of 
the Hasthi Giri (Elephant Hill ) with the PuNya
kOti VimAnam resembling a golden mountain and
the Suryan at that time looked like the insignificant
radiance of a lamp lit in day time (" pahalOn pahal
ViLakkAhap Paramsudar ThOnRiyathE "). 

Swamy Desikan's description of the Param JyOthi
*************************************************
Swamy Desikan describes the appearance of
Lord VaradarAjan during the month of Chitthirai 
Sunday , when the Hastha Nakshathram was in
ascendance during the prAtha: savana kaalam ,
when BrahmA performed VapA Homam . He manifested
infront of all the Rthviks and the YajamAnan (Brahmaa)
in the middle of the Utthara Vedhi Agni Kuntam :

" ChaithrE maasi sithE pakshE chathurdasyAm tiThou MunE
sObhanE HASTHA NAKSHATHRE  Ravi Vaara samanvithE
  VapA hOmE pravrutthE thu praatha: savana kaalikE
DhAthu: utthara-vEdhyantha: praadhurAth JanArdhana:"
-- Sri Hasthi Giri MahAthmyam  SlOkam :15 th section

Swamy Desikan goes on to celebrate the self-manifestation
of Lord VaradarAjan on top of Hasthi Giri further:

SaraNya: SarvalOkAnAm NAARAYANA upAgatha:
Sankha-Chakra GadhApANI: NAARAYANA upAgatha:

(meaning): Sriman NaarAyaNan , the refuge for all
the worlds has arrived. Lord NaarAyaNan adorning
Sudarshana Chakram , Paanchajanya Sankham and
KoumEdhaki mace has arrived on top of Hasthi Giri.

Swamy Desikan continues with the celebration of
the appearance of Lord VaradarAjan in Hasthi Giri
MahAthmyam: 

Perumaiudayi Atthigiri PerumAL VanthAr
  pErAthu aruL pozhiyum PerumAL vanthAr
arumaRayin ucchitanil ninRAr vanthAr
  angamudan avai aahum PeriyOr vanthAr. 

(meaning): The Hasthigiri Lord of infinite fame 
has appeared . The Lord with never-ceasing mercy 
has appeared . The Lord , who stands on the peak
of Vedham (VedhAntham ) has arrived . He has appeared
with the angams (six limbs ) of the Vedhams. 

ThiruvurayAit thAmm poruLAi niRpAr vanthAr
ThiruvaruLAl Sezhum kalaikaL tanthAr vanthAr
maruvilarkku mayakkuraikkum MaayOn VanthAr
vAnERa Vazhi tanthAr vanthAr thAmE  

(meaning): That Lord who stands as the meaning
(artham ) for the PirAtti , who stays as Sabdha
Svaroopam has arrived. That Lord , who has blessed us 
with noble Saasthrams out of His compassion for us 
has arrived. That mysterious one , who instructs 
mohAna saasthrams ( misguiding saasthrams)for 
the non-believers (naasthikAs) has manifested Himself. 
This great Lord , who performed the upadEsam 
for us on how to ascend the ladder to His supreme
abode , Sri Vaikuntam has indeed appeared on
top of the Hasthi Giri for all to worship.

In the next posting , adiyEn will focus on
the other sections of the third slOkam and
include Sri SVS Swamy's commentary.

Srimath Azhagiya Singar ThiruvadigaLE Saranam ,
Daasan , Oppiliappan Koil VaradAchAri SatakOpan 
     

   


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