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Sri Guna Rathna Kosam : Part 46: slOkam 35

From: Sadagopan (
Date: Mon Jun 11 2001 - 20:15:09 PDT

Dear BhakthAs:

Swamy PrAsara Bhattar focuses on the ThiruvAbharaNams 
unique to each of the Dhivya Dampathis at Srirangam.
They compliment each other in their alankArams .
The 35th slOkam containing these thoughts is:

Ghana Kanaka dhyuthi-yuvadhasaamapi mugdhadasaam
  yuva-taruNathvayOr-uchitham AabharaNAdhi param
dhruvam-asamAna dEsa vinivEsi vibhajya Harou
  thvayi cha kusEsayOdhara vihAriNi! nirvisasi

(Meaning according to Dr.V.N.VedAntha Desikan):
Oh Mother , who revel in sporting in the centre of
the large lotus flower! I view both of You in a communion ;
what a beautiful blend of the finest compliments it presents!

He is a dark dense cloud in hue; You are golden , pure
and serene .

He is a Youth; You are a few years younger than Him 
to match Him in real youthfulness.

Both are beautifully bedecked with jewellery , but
each in His/Her particular way only; for example ,
the nose-screw , the ear-flower, the gem on the forehead
top at the parting hair line, the gridle--these mark 
You (Sri RanganAyaki) , they being feminine ornaments.

You both apportion jewels too ( in addition to GuNams)
in this pleasing manner.That is how it appears to me!

Additional Comments: 
The Serthi Azjhagu of ThAmarayAL and ThAmarayAL kELvan
are saluted here. This dhivya MangaLa sevai is enjoyed
by Swamy ParAsara Bhattar in a mood of recollection of 
the Panguni Utthara sErthi Sevai.

The Lord has the Neela Mega ThirumEni; She has the golden
lightning like hue.He is YuvA ( ILankumaran ); She is
nava youna TaruNi . They have their own dhivyA AabharaNams 
as Nithya YuvA and Subha GhAthra TaruNi , which compliment
each other. he has UrdhvaPuNDram, YajnOpaveetham ,
PeethAmbharam ; She has HaridhrA-KaasmIra -Makari Parthram 
et al as Her beautifying marks . They divide these beauty
marks and AabharaNams unique to their own gender and
compliment each other's laavaNyam.

Sri RamakrishNa IyengAr's Tamil translation of this verse 
is as follows:

karumuhiR Ponnin Kaanthi KattilankALai Mangaip-
paruvaman-nilaikatkkERppa palvahai vevvERAna
uruviniloLiru naRRppooNN uruthi nee thuytthi maRRum
aRimisai piritthunn meethum AmbusatthADuvALE

His hue is that of Neela Megam of the rainy season
( karumuhiR Kaanthi); Her hue is that of the molten
gold ( Ponnin Kaanthi). He is KattilankALai ( SukumAra
YuvA); She is at the Mangai paruvam ( TaruNi stage).
They adorn different pieces of exquisite jewelery
( Pall vahai vevvERana aabharaNams), which compliment
each other's soundharyam (Paraspara VilakshaNam).

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

           - SrImate rAmAnujAya namaH -
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