You are here: Sri Vaishnava Home Page : Bhakti List : Archives : May 2001

Sannidhi for Sri SitA LakshmaNa Hanumath SamEtha Sri Ramachandran at the Pomona Temple , NY

From: Sadagopan (sgopan_at_computer.net)
Date: Fri May 11 2001 - 19:20:21 PDT

Dear BhakthAs:

Among the 8 sannidhis at the Pomona Temple ,
One is dedicated to Sri Ramachandra Kudumpam .
This tribute is to the dasaratha nandana at 
this Sannidhi as an AshtOttharam.

The LaavaNyam of Sri Ramachandran , the daya-laden
glances of SithammA , the Kaimkarya Sri of LakshmaNa
Swamy and the enduring bhakthi of HanumAn come before 
our mental eyes as we stand in front of this Sannidhi .

One hears the VeeNA GhAnam of Lava and Kusa reciting
Srimath VaalmIki RaamAyaNam there . One experiences 
the soulful singing of a Parama BhAgavathar , 
Saint ThyagarAjA .

In a nostalgic mood, I will reflect on some of the endearing
conversations that took place between this great Raama BhakthA 
( VaalmIki amsam ) and the Lord at the PoojA gruham ( of 
Saint ThyagarAjA ), where the Saint addresssed the Lord
in Madhura Hrudhaya BhAsha .

The Sanskritized-Telugu of the Saint is Sundara Telugu 
and the words that he chose to perform AarAdhanam
would not need any translation .Here is a medley of 
108 Dhivya NaamAs and selected Krithi Passages 
presented in connection with MahA samprOkshaNam
at this Sannidhi :

Greatness of Lord Raamachandran:
*********************************
(1)" YevvarE Raamayya! ne Sari?" (Raagam GangEya BhUshaNi)

My Lord Raamachandra! Who is there equal to You in
all the three worlds? Who is there equal to you in
protecting Saadhu Janam without fuss ?  


(2) Raama Nee SamAnameverUrA ? Raghu VamsOddhAraka ?
    BhAmA maruvampu mOlaka bhakthiyanu panjarapu chiluka 
    paluku palukulagu tEnE-lOluku maadalAdu sOdharulagala
    Hari ThyagarAja-kula VibhUsha! Mrudhu-subhAsha!

In this Karahara PriyA raaga Krithi , the Saint asks: 
Oh RaamA ! Who in the world is equivalent to You ? 
Thou art indeed the dear parrot in the heart cage of
SithammA's Bhakthi. Your speech is gentle and You have
sahOdharAs , whose words are sweet and drip with honey . 
Oh Lord ! You are ThyagarAjA's Kula dhaivam.

(3) BalahamsA Krithi: 

    Raama yEva Dhaivatham Raghukula-TilakO mE
    vigatha-kaama-mOhamadhO Vimala-Hrudhaya-Subha-phaladhO

Oh RaamA ! You alone are my Dhaivam. You are the auspicious
fruit of the devotion of those with blemishless Bhakthi.

Naama KusumAnjali(108 NaamAs)
*****************************
The endearing way in which Saint ThyagarAja Swamy 
addressed His Lord through dhivya NaamAs during daily
AarAdhanams drench us with joy . I will have a Kadhamba 
Manjari of some of these affectionate, Bhakthi-laden 
addresses:

KaruNa Jaladhi ! DaasaraTE ! KamanIya SuguNa Nidhi! 
TaruNAruNa-nibha CharaNa! Sri RaamA ! Taaraka Naama!
SuguNa DhAma! Sura Muni Vara nutha! Srikara ! DharAdhipa!-->(1) to (10)

Sajjana ManOhara! DevAdhIsa! Sundara ! DasaraTa Nandhana!
BhOgi Sayana! MahAnubhAva! DhAntha ! SitA Kaantha! 
Raghukula jalanidhi Soma! Sura Poojitha Padha!----->(11)-(20)

NaarAyaNa ! Saama GhAna lOla! Parama Paavana!
Raaga Rahitha! Pankaja Lochana! Parama DayAkara!
akaLanga Mukha ! RaajIva nayana! avyAja karuNA Saagara!-->(21)-(30)

NaLina Lochana! SubhAshaNa! NirvikAra! ParAthpara!
Raaja RaajEsa! Niranjana! Nirupama! Raaja Vadhana!
Sritha Jana Subha Phaladha! SuguNa Saandhra! --->(31)--(41)

Muni jana ParivAra ! Sri RamaNa! Amara Poojitha!
SarasIruhAnana! NeerAjAksha ! Sri Raamayya !
Dhushta-dhanuja-madha VidhAra! Sishta-Jana-Hrudhaya-VihAra!-->(42)--(50)

LaavaNya RaamA! Sri VanithA-chittha-Kumudha-Seethakara!
kara-dhrutha Sara-KOdhaNda ! MarakathAnga! Mohana RaamA!
MEru-samAna DhIra! Varadha! SrungAra Raama!Neeraja nEthra!-->(51)--(58)

MaNimaya-MaalAlankrutha Kandhara! SarasijAksha! Vara KapOla!
Khaga Thuranga! Dhrutha RaTAnga! Parama DayAkara! Sri RaghupathE!
Neela Varna! SuguNAlaya! NirupamaChinmayA ! Sritha ChinthAmaNi!-->(59)-(70)

Raghuveera! RaNa Dheera! Raaja KumAra! SthAvara Jangama Roopa!
Sarva Jeeva Jeevana! Nithya! Raaghava! Kaamitha Phala Daayaka!
Saara Saara! SukumAra! Mouni-hrudh-gEha! RathirAja satha LaavaNya!-->(71)-(83)

Sri VaasudEva! Sujn~na Nidhi! Soma-Soorya Lochana!
Natha Jana ParipAla! Nirupama GuNa Seela! SaakEtha Vaasa!
Sadhbhaktha pOsha! Susvaramaya Bhoosha! Saamaja vara gamanA!-->(84)-(92)

SarvOnnatha! SuprakAsa! JaanakIsa! Suvratha! Saarvabhouma!
Thri-tApa-rahitha! SapthasvarachAri! Niravadhishukha-dhAyaka!
ParipoorNa! Garuda-gamana! Sath-kAruNya! PoorNa-Kaama!--->(93)-(104)

Bhaanu-Vamsa-Tilaka! AaadhidEva!
PrANa-nATa! SanAthana!---------> (105)-(108). 

This AshtOtthram for Lord Ramachandran from the names chosen
as Naama KusumAnjali by Saint ThyagarAjaa is placed at
the Lord's feet at His sannidhi in Pomona, NY by adiyEn .

Let us conclude our prayers for this evening with 
the SourAshtra MangaLa Krithi of ThyAga Brahmam:

Pallavi: 

Nee nAma Roopamulaku Nithya Jaya Mangalam

CharaNam 1-6:

PavamAna Suthudu BhaDDu Paadharavindhamulaku
navamukthAhAramulu naDiunchu yuramunaku
naLinArigEru chirunavvugala mOmunaku
PankajAkshi nelakonna yangayuramunaku
PRAHLAADHA NAARADHAATHI BHAKTHULU POGADUCHUNDU
RAAJIVA NAYANA THYAGARAAJA VINUTHAMAINA(Nee nAma roopamulaku)

(meaning): Oh RaamachandrA! May there always be victorious
MangaLam for Your sacred Name and divine Form !

May there always be victorious managaLam to Your 
Lotus feet held afectionately by HanumAn, to Your
broad chest adorning the new mutthu maalai ,
to Your cool, Moon-like face with captivating ,
gentle smile, to Your heart region ,where 
MahA Lakshmi resides permanently!

May there always be victorious MangaLam 
to Your Name and Form eulogized by BhakthAs
like PrahlAdhan and Naaradar!

Oh Lotus-eyed Lord! May there always be victorious
MangaLam for Your (thousands of ) Names and
adhiyathbutha LaavaNya Roopam praised by ThyagarAjA!

Sri Jaanaki RamaNAya NamO Nama:
Dasan , Oppiliappan Koil VaradAchAri SatakOpan 







  


--------------------------------------------------------------
           - SrImate rAmAnujAya namaH -
To Post a message, send it to:   bhakti-list@yahoogroups.com
Archives: http://ramanuja.org/sv/bhakti/archives/
 

Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/