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Sri Guna Rathna Kosam : Part 43: slOkam 32

From: Sadagopan (
Date: Thu May 31 2001 - 18:47:23 PDT

Dear BhakthAs:

In the 32nd slOkam , ParAsara Bhattar instructs us
about the dhivyAtham Svaroopa GuNams and dhivya MangaLa
Svaroopa GuNams (dealing with Thirumeni )that both 
Lord RanganAthA and His divine Consort, Sri RanganAyaki 
have in common .These two categories of GuNams are common
to both of them .There is no exclusivity in terms of 
possession of these assembly of guNAs by one or 
the other dhivya dampathi.

The 32nd SlOkam

prasakana bhala jyOthir-Jn~AnaiswarI vijaya praTA-
  praNatha varaNa prEma kshEmankarathva purassarA:
api parimala: kaanthir-lAvaNyamarchirithIndhirE 
  tava BhagavathascchaitE sAdhAraNA guNarAsaya:

(Meaning by Dr.V.N.Vedantha Desikan): 
(Oh RanganAyaki!)We shall delineate the charactrestrics 
that mark You and Your Lord equally as follows:

a) Power , Might , effulgence,knowledge,Supermacy ,
sustainability --all these , said to be the implication of
Bhagavaan and Bhagavathi, being the meaning of Bhaga.

b) Acceptance of  a refugee , love for the person surrendered,
doing all good to that devotee--these marks of a God that 
appeals to us as heartening qualities of the magnanimous

c) the great fragrance, charm , personal beauty of all
individual limbs , halo etc.--all of which mark an
individual form and physical figure.

--all these heaps of traits cited are true , common aspects
for BOTH of You: not that One of You has one(a GuNam)
that is not had(possessed) by the other.

Additional Comments by adiyEn:
Parasara Bhattar groups the rich assembly of GuNAs 
possessed by the Lord and His Consort into two distinct

1) Dhivya Athma Svaroopa GuNams 
2) Dhivya MangaLa Svaroopa GuNams

Both these categories of GuNams are shared by both.

What are these Dhivya Athma Svaroopa GuNams?

These are :(1)Prasakanam or prakrushtA sakthi or
Enhanced Sakthi(power).This is the first of 
the six dhivyAthma Svaroopa GuNams commonly 
shared by Bhagavaan and Bhagavathi .  

(2) Bhalam : might/ strength / vigour is
the next one shared by them .

(3)JyOthi: Tejas/ lustre/ radiance/ brilliance/
splendour; He is like a "nandhA ViLakku" with
Svayam PrakAsam .This is "Sudar Jn~Ana Inbham "
as revelaed by Swamy NammAzhwAr in ThiruvAimozhi
10.10.10 ( Soozhnthu athanil periya Sudar Jn~Ana
InbhamO).She is radiant in Her own rights.

(4)Jn~Anam: True Knowledge; Svayam prakAsa Jn~Ana 
Svaroopan.This dhivyAthma GuNam is saluted by
Swamy NammAzhwAr as " uNar Muzhu nalam " in 
ThiruvAimozhi 1.1.2 as explained by our 
PoorvAchAryAs.She possesses the same Jn~ana

(5)Iswaryam: Supreme wealth associated with 
Parathvam (Supermacy among Gods/supreme Being ).
This is hared by both again.

(6)VijayapraTA: Veeryam or prowess is another
MahA mangaLa GuNam common to both.

The Lord as ParavAsudEvan is recognized as
the possessor of all these six dhivyAthma
GuNAs ( "ShAdguNyAth Vaasudeva: Para" according
to ParAsara Bhattar in Sri RangarAja Sthavam ).
Here in Sri GuNa Rathna Kosam , Bhattar explains
that Sri RanganAyaki shares all these six GuNams
as Bhagavathi .

Some of the other dhivyAthma GuNams are :
PraNatha VaraNam , PraNatha PrEmam and 
PraNatha KshEmankarathvam. When some one 
seeks their protection through prapatthi , 
the dhivya damapthis have the common trait of 
attracting those praNatha Janams , loving
them , showing preethi and blessing them 
with all anugrahams.

The dhivya Dampathis also have GuNams relating to
their ThirumEni ( Dhivya MangaLa Svaroopa GuNams 
such as Sougandhyam or divine fragrance(Parimalam). 
The Lord is known as Sarvagandhan; His consort shares
Sarvagandhathvam. If the Lord is ParimaLa RanganAthan,
then His consort is Sugandha RanganAyaki.Further,
the dhivya dampathis share Kaanthi (effulgence) and
LaavaNyam ( beauty in all limbs/SarvAnga Soundharyam ).

when it comes to DhivyAthma GuNams or dhivya Mangala
Svaroopa GuNams , they are thoroughly matched
( OnRukku OnRu sOdai pOhavillai).

Bhattar had earlier said that the Vaibhavam of 
the Lord was derived from MahA Lakshmi. In this
slOkam , He points out that they are equally matched
in every way .In the next slOkam , Bhattar will
explain as to how that happens.

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

           - SrImate rAmAnujAya namaH -
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