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Re: Sri Guna Rathna Kosam : Part 51: slOkam 40
Date: Wed Jun 20 2001 - 18:04:18 PDT

SrImathE Gopaladesika mahadesikaya namah:

Dear SrI SatakOpan mama,

Thanks for your never ceasing outpourings of such great posts..
Your indefatigable efforts are greatly appreciated by all of us.
Your excellent narration of PiraaTTi's beautiful eyes reminded me
of this (which I had heard in upanyasam):

When the mOhini alankAram utsavam procession takes place, Lord RanganAthA
looks even more exquisitely beautiful and gorgeous. He looks simply grand
and splendid!
All bhakthas throng and push each other to obtain the full glimpse of the
Lord and get blessed. the Lord himself looks seemingly satisfied with the
alankAram and is wearing a proud smile of admiration. By nature He is
Beauty personified; now; He is in mOhini alankaram; Needless to say, He
looks magnificent. (This alankAram procession takes place the day before
vaikuta ekAdashi-)

It seems during one such mOhini alankAram day, after the Lord finished His
journey and came back to His place, He had a deep satisfied sigh that all
bhakthas had enjoyed Him in thjis alankaram and asked proudly
our Sri ParAsara bhattar (who was reported to have had conversation with
pirAtti and namperumAl). Our NamperumAL asked bhattar "So, BhattarE! Were
you there?
How was the alankAram? Did you like? was it good?" He knew, it was an
excellent alankAram and He looked great more because almost all devotees
who were blessed to have His darshan exclaimed " pAren, pAren, perumAl
innikku  koLLai azhagA irukkAr ille! (See, See How great He looks!)" . Lord
Ranagan was expecting a POSITIVE response from Bhattar!

Bhattar had an impish smile; He said, " Lord, KshamikkaNum (Please forgive
me). You looked great, no doubt. It was an excellent alankAram. Marvellous
beautiful anna nadai when you walked the course. We really enjoyed our Lord
in that splendid alankaram; You looked, in all respects, as beautiful, as

BUT..."- He stopped.

naMperumAl was slightly taken aback. "Why then that but?.... come out "

Bhattar continued, again with a smile, "All said and done, you can not. I
repeat, You can NOT bring the expression of karuNai katAksham (that
glances of my thAyAR in your eyes. You can wear thousands of AbharaNangal
and dress to make You look like thAyAr and you may even look the same;
BUT you are a navaneetha chOran (a butter thief!); a NAUGHTY kaNNan!
Your mischievous eyes have failed you my LORD," Bhattar said this,
while simultaneously admiring the same naughty, mischievous, smiling,
large, dark eyes of naMperumAL (kariyavAgi pudai paranthu, miLirntha,
sevvariyodiya, neeNda, periya vAya kaNgaL).

The Lord Himself knows that Bhattar was enjoying the
beauty of His eyes and was smiling and sharing the fact that He can not
match the merciful looks of His consort and was even happy that bhattar
found that out.

May Sri RanganAyaki samEtha RanganAtha bless us all!

Narayana Narayana
aDiyEn Narayana dAsan madhavakkannan

           - SrImate rAmAnujAya namaH -
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