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Sri Guna Rathna Kosam : Part 49: slOkam 38

From: Sadagopan (sgopan_at_computer.net)
Date: Sat Jun 16 2001 - 10:47:17 PDT

SrI:

Dear BhakthAs:

In the previous slOkam (37th), Swamy ParAsara Bhattar
referred to the doctrines elaborated by his father
( Sri KurEsar's) in his Sri Sthavam. "YasyA Mukham veekshya
SARVAM CHA KURVAN HARI:" was KurEsar's mangaLAsAsanam .
Sriman NaarAyaNan looks at the Thirumukha MandaLam of
His PirAtti, takes the hint from there and takes care
of every thing ( destruction of Sins and granting of 
Moksham ). Regarding Sri RanganAyaki's Vaibhavam being
beyond the reach of one's words (VaachAm agOcharam) ,
Kuresar says: " TaavakA: GuNA: VaachAm  manasAm cha 
durgrahathayA khyAthA:"(Your GuNAs knowmn for the fact 
that theycan not be comprehended by either by Mind 
or speech). Bhattar echoed this sentiment with 
" VaachAm abhUmi:(She is beyond all words)". 

In today's 38th slOkam , Bhattar describes the special sEvai
of Sri RanganAyaki on the 7th day of the NavarAthri Uthsavam 
at her sannidhi. The slOkam is as follows:

yEkam nanjchya nathikshamam mama param chAkunjchya PaadhAmbujam
madhyE vishtara puNDarIkAmabhayam vinyasya hasthaaambhujam
thvAm pasyEma nishEdhusheem prathikalam kAruNya-kUlankasha-
sphArApaanga tarangamambha ! madhuram mughdham mukham! BibrathIm

Meaning according to Dr.V.N.VedAntha Desikan
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Oh my Mother! I dare describe Your pose as follows:
Your right foot of a lotus is kept hanging below; 
the left foot is kept folded on to the seat-lotus .
The right palm-lotus shows us the gesture of "no fears!".
Your face , the eye-glances , which are waves of
graciousness dashing against one another , all are 
ever comforting to us. May we ever incessantly 
envision this enchanting sight of Yours! 

Additional Comments:
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Sri RanganAyaki's adhiadhbhutha sEvai is described
here. "yEkam paadhAmbhujam DakshiNam nyamcha prasArya
param itharath Vaama PaadhAmbhujam Aakunchya thiryagithi-
sEsha:( The right foot is stretching below the Lotus
on which She is seated and the left foot is folded and
is seen on that aasana padhmam . The lifted lower right 
hand is displaying the symbol of abhayam (abhaya soochakam).
Her glances are filled with KaaruNyam for Her children 
and they dart about like waves in an ocean of DayA. Those
rejuvenating glances uplift us. They are madhuram (sweet),
bhOgyam (most enjoyable) and Sundaram (besutiful).Bhattar
prays on all of our behalf to Her to bless us with this 
visva-rakshaNa sEvai for all times to come (Santhatham 
sEvaneeya:).

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



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