|You are here: Sri Vaishnava Home Page : Bhakti List : Archives : March 1999|
From: Praveena (may2192_at_mbox4.singnet.com.sg)
Date: Sat Mar 13 1999 - 08:10:41 PST
Namo Narayana Dear Bhaktas It was a great Anubhavam to read about the Divya soundharyam and LaavaNyam of Shri Rama. In so many instances in Ramayana, the beauty of our lord is narrated. As we all know 'Thol kandar thole kandar thodu vayal kamala thal kandar thale kandar tadakkai kandarum akde val konda kannar yare vadivinai mudiya kandar vool kanda samayathan nam voruvu kandrai vothar' Who can see the full beauty of our lord? Mind is not able to move itself from that particular part of the lord which it sees first. Thirumangai Alwar enjoins the beauty of the lord as narrated by Sita pirati on seeing the lord enter Mithilai 'mai vanna narunkunchi kuyal pin thaya magara ser kuyai yirupadilangi aada yaivanna ven silaye thunayai yinga yiru varai vandar en munna ninrar kai vannam thamarai vaai kamalam polum kannina aravindam adiyum akdey avvanna thavar nilamai kandum thoyi avarai nam devanenru anjinome' Sita pirati explains about the naturally beautiful black hair, about lords lotus hands, mouth and feet. Our lords beauty is spoken even in some peculiar situations , because no body could resist after seeing lord Rama. Sage VisvAmithrA, having come to ask Rama to fight with the Rakshasas, spoke about the Beauty of lords hair ' kaaka pakshadaram '. When Shri Janaka saw Shri Rama and shri Lakshmana with Sage VisvAmithrA, Shri Janaka who was a Brahma Gjani was so attracted that he did Mangala sasanam to Sage VisvAmithrA. 'emau Kumarau vadram te deva thulya parakramau gaja simha ghati veerau sardoola vrushabau bhavam padma patra vishalakshau katgatooli dhanurdharau asvinaviva roopana samupasthita yavvanam yadruchchayayva gam prapthau devalokadhinamarau kadam padmamivaprapthau kimartham kasyavamuna varayudadaram veeram kasya putrau maha mune bhushayanthavimam dhesham chandra surya vivam bharam parasparasya sadrusham prapaanaingita chastithaihi kaaka pakshadarau veerau srou thu michamithat vathaha' Shri Janaka narrates lords style of walking, lords lotus eyes, lords feet and thinks if they are the sons of Aswini( devatas). Shri Janaka speaks of samupastitha yavvanam -- The time of transformation from child hood to youth. He states that the whole place was so bright as if sun and moon were coming together. And ofcourse mentioned the curly forelocks of our lord. Another interesting place is when Surpanakai speaks of the beauty of our lords hair as 'Sukesam thamramruthaja'. This was when Shri Rama was in the forest having made his hair a shadai. Praveena nAmni Ramanuja dasi 13th Mar 1999 P.S. Please bear with me if the English alphabets used in the slokas are not appropriate.