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Re: KurEsar's Sri VaradarAja Sthavam :Part XIV--> SlOkam 3: Additional comments from Sri U.Ve.SrivathsAngAcchAr's VyAkhyAnam

From: Sadagopan (sgopan_at_computer.net)
Date: Fri Jul 20 2001 - 13:39:00 PDT

Dear BhakthAs of Lord VaradarAjA :

The Third slOkam originating from the mind and lips of 
KurEsar in front of Lord Hasthi GirIsan and AchArya
RaamAnujA has this padha anvya kramam (prose order form ):

"Indhriya-padha-adhikam , yOginAm dhiya: api sudhUrakam ,
 anusrava sirassu api dhurgraham , Maha: Karisaila MasthakE
 NITHYAM PRAADHURASTHI".

(1) Indhriya-Padha-adhikam (nithyam prAdhurasthi): 

VedhAs point out that the Supreme Brahman can not be
seen , grasped , heard or experienced by physical senses
( maamsa Chakshus et al ):

"na chakshushA-gruhayathE naapi vaachA , yath tath adhrEsayam,
 agrAhyam ..achakshushu: srOthram ...nithyam Vibhu, na
 maamsachakshu: abhiveekshathE Tamm ".

(2) YoginAm dhiya: api SudhUrakam : There are only two ways to 
see the Lord according to the Upanishads. One is by Vedha-adhyayanam
and the other is by practise of Yogam ( SvAdhayAyascchakshurutha 
yEkamasya yOgO DhvidhIyam abhiveekshaNAya ). yOgam with the discipline
of yama-niyamA et al is done by yOgis like ParAsarar , the author of
VishNu PurANam .Even for them , the great effulgence on top
of the Hasthigiri is unreachable through their mental faculty.
It is far , far away (sudhUrakam ) from their ken .

(3) anusrava sirassu api dhurgraham : That which is taught by 
an AchAryan and learnt through hearing is Anusravam or
Sruthi. Their head is the Upanishad part (anusrava Siras). Even
those Upanishads can not fully fathom that great Supreme effulgence
on top of the Hasthigiri.

(4) Maha: Karisaila masthakE: That supreme effulgence is like
crores of Suns ( PahalOn pahal ViLakkaha Param Sudar ThOnRiyathE).
It was like the rising of the thousand crores of Suns duirng 
the day.When that Supreme effulgence appeared , the regular
Sun paled into insignificance , Chandran's jyOthi was bedimmed
as well as of the stars , Agni and Lightning . All of the latter 
have their radiance from a miniscule portion of that Param Sudar
( na tathra SuryO BhAthi , Na chandra-tArakam nEmA vidhyuthO
Bhaanthi kuthOyamagni: , TamEva BhAnthumanubhAthi nithyam Tasya 
BhAsA Sarvamidham VibhAthi). That mighty effulgence appeared on 
top of Hasthigiri and stays there forever .

(5) Maha: Karisaila MasthakE Nithyam prAdhurasthi: On top of
the Elephant hill manifested the Supreme effulgence out of its own
sanklapam to stay there eternally. Kaanchipuram's Hasthigiri is 
the center of that Svayam-Vyaktha KshEthram , where the Lord 
appeared out of His own sankalpam . Swamy Desikan points out 
that Lord VaradarAjan appeared in the first yugam in response to
the AsvamEdha Yaagam performed by BrahmA ; He protected 
GajEndhran in the next yugam of TrEthA . In the DhvApara
Yugam that followed TrEthA , He blessed Deva Guru , Brahaspathi.
In Kali Yugam , He is worshipped by Adhi Seshan as 
the Supreme effulgence on top of Hasthi Giri on the banks
of Anantha Saras .Thus He is present in all the four Yugams 
for blessing His BhakthAs in His self-manifested form .

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


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