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thoo nilA muRRam - part 33 - Sri hEma maha rishi Vaibavam

From: Sampath Rengarajan (srengara_at_hotmail.com)
Date: Sun Jun 13 1999 - 18:19:40 PDT

thoo nilA muRRam - part 33  - Sri hEma maha rishi Vaibavam

Dear bAgawathAs,

	Prior to narrating the Vaibavam of Sri ArA amuthan to thiru
kudanthai from Sri praNavAkAra  vimAnam  and  Sri  RanganAthar, the
premises that was  part  of  the  main reason for this to happen is
explained here. Long ago, Sri Brigu rishi set out on a  mission  of
para dEvathA nirthAnaram. After meeting BrhamA, and Shiva  he  went
to meet with Sriman nArAyanA. It is said that he kicked the Lord in
HIS holy chest  to  see  the  temperament  of the Lord.  Instead of
getting angry with him, the Lord made him feel comfortable and  was
massaging the very  leg  that kicked him saying that "you must have
hurt yout legs by hitting  my thiru mArbu, I would want you to feel
comfortable  in your legs". Sri Brigu rishi, not only realized that
Sriman nArAyan who had this sAntha swaroopam is the paradEvathA and
as well that it is great sin of  unthinkable  proportions  to  have
kicked the thiru mArbu of Sriman nArAyaNA. In order to  get  relief
from this sin,  he incarnated  as Sri guha AzhwAr in his next birth
and served the Lord. After Sri RamA avahtAram, he incarnated as Sri
hEma maharishi and was doing a very severe thapas in mEru malai for
several years.  Sriman  nArAyanA  appeared  asked Sri hEma rishi to
seek or his wishes. Sri hEma maharishi pleaded, "Oh Lord your prANa
vallabhai Sri mAhA lakshmi may  become  my  daughter  and  I  would
request you to bless me the opportunity to do the kaNNigA dhAnam to
you  in  marriage  of  yourself  and  Sri mahA Lakshmi. I seek your
blessings to relieve me from all  my  sins  and  finally  grant  me
mOksham".

	The Lord replied to  him,  "Rishivar, So be it. Let me tell
you the upAyam for all these to happen. You must get down and leave
this mountain. You must goto all  the  puNNiya  kshEthrams  such as
kAsi  where  gangai is  very prominent  and visit many divya dEsams
enroute and finally arrive at the banks of the kAuveri in which Sri
BrahmA has  done  many  yAgAs  in the  past several kalpAs. In that
place there is a puNNya  pushkarani. There is a swarna lotus flower
along with several other lotus flowers. There  is  a  lotus  flower
with  1000  petals  and  SrimahALakshmi in the  name  of Sri kOmaLa
valli is seated in the centre as similar to a golden branch. SHE is
doing  a  severe  penance,  seeking my darshan and union with me as
well. You  may  reach there  and assume HER as your daughter and if
you also do  a  penance  there along with HER, all your wishes will
get fulfilled".

       Sri hEma mahrishi immediately followed the ANGYA of the Lord
and reached the kumbakOna mahA kshEthram and had the darshan of Sri
kOmaLa valli  thAyAr  and  adopted  her  as  his  daughter  and was
extremely happy. He then stayed there and used to take a dip in the
holy poRRAmaRai pushkaraNi. He will then  sit  under  the pArijAtha
tree on the  northern  banks  of  the  pushkaraNi  and used to look
forward to the arrival of the Lord everyday as he  was  also  doing
prayers and thapas there.

Sri  kOmaLa  vaLLi  thAyAr  samEtha  Sri ArA amudhan  thiruvadikaLE
saraNam
Sampath Rengarajan

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