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Sri NaarayaNIyam : 99th Dasakam -3rd SlOkam

From: Sadagopan (
Date: Thu Jun 17 1999 - 20:43:39 PDT

Dear KrishNa BhakthAs :

In this slOkam , Sri Bhattdhiri appeals to 
the poets of this world to compose eulogies of 
the Lord and asks others to engage in sankIrthanam 
of those eulogies . This slOkam is the essence of 
the follwing Rg Veda manthram :

tam u sthOthAra :; pUrvyam yathA vidha 
ruthasya garbham janushA piparthana I
aasya jAnanthO naama cidh vivakthna 
mahas tE VishNO sumathim BhajaamahE II
--Rg Vedam :I.156.3

(Meaning ) : O Singers ! May you all 
propitiate and celebrate of your own
accord (svath sankalpam =without being
goaded by any one else , spontaneously )
that Self inside the Sun ( AntharyAmi 
Brahmam inside the Sun(Soorya mandala
Madhyathan , Sriman NaarAyaNan ). He is
anadhi(primeval) and is at the center of
all this vast and orderly creation . 
O Sun's power ! cognizant of Your greatness ,
May we be blessed to celebrate Your name and 
seek refuge at Your feet .

(comments ): The key words are " Ruthasya Garbham "
and "JanushA pipartana ".Rutham is a complex Vedic 
term connoting the eteranl truth , righteousness . 
Our Lord is recognized as the essence or nucleus or
empowering principle behind it(rutham ) . 

"janusha pipartana " means some thing attained
thru enlightenment arising from the Lord's anugraham .
This is the spontaneous outbursts as poems due to 
that blessing or soubhAgyam .

Let us come back to this Veda Manthram
containing these key words :

tam u STOTHAARAA pUrvyam yatha vidhA
ruthasya garbham JANUSHAA PIPARTHANA I
aasya JAANANTHO naama chidh vivaktana 

Sri NaarAyaNa Bhattadhiri's 3rd slOkam of 
the 99th Dasakam the sacred Vedic words 
inside it are noted ABOVE in Capitals :

hEy STHOTHAARA:kavindhrAsthamiha 
kalu yathA chEthayadhvE tathaiva
vyaktham Vedasya saaram praNuvatha
jananOpAttha leelAkathAbhi:I
sukhakakarANIthi sankIrthayadhvam
hEy VISHNO keerthanAdhaistava kalu

Thus the slOkam is Veda Saaram .

(Meaning ): Oh srEshta Kavis known 
for your eulogy of the Lord ! May you
all eulogize Him as you know Him as 
the essence of the VedAs (as VedAs
salute Him ) ! May you all praise 
Him ealaborately as comprehended by you 
from your enjoyment of His leelAs 
associated with His sacred avathArams !
O wise ones! Please perform sankIrthanam 
of Sriman NaarAyaNan's names only , 
who confers all auspiciousness .
OH VishNu SvarUpi GuruvAyUrappA !
May I attain the true svarUpa Jn~Anam
of Yours and grow my Bhakthi to You 
through sankIrthanam of Your divya Naamams .

After hearing this prayer , Lord GuruvAyUrappan
nodded His head and assured Sri NaarAyaNa 
Bhattadhiri that he will be so blessed .

NaarAyaNa , NaarAyaNa , NaarAyaNa !
Oppiliappan Koil VaradAchAri Sadagopan