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thoo nilA muRRam - part 17 - purAnic references on kuda mookku

From: Sampath Rengarajan (srengara_at_hotmail.com)
Date: Sat May 29 1999 - 17:43:41 PDT

thoo nilA muRRam - part 17  -  purAnic references on kuda mookku

Dear bAgawathAs,

         All the references mentioned below,  from   various purAnAs
are presented with a  view that thiru kudanthai is  the  focal point
for all of  them.  This  city  and  this kshEthrams are being talked
about in numerous  purAnAs. An attempt will be made  to present some
quote from some purAnAs.

1.
"sadAshtakam mahA kshEthram vishnu sthAnam utthamam
EthEshvabisa sarvEshoo kumbakOana samam nahi"
  			--- 1st  adyAyam  of  kumbakona  mahAthmiyam
2.
vinAprathishtAm paschayanthi prAbnuvanthi palAnisa
ashtOththara sathAnyatra  swayam vayakthAni boothalE
Sri mushNam vEkAtAdri: cha Srirangam kALakEchwaram
kumbakOnam padmanAbam anatha sayaNam thathA
		--- Sri  mushNa purAnam,  Second part,  1st  chapter
3.
kumbakONE mahA kshEthrE  padhma pusjhkaraNee thadE
		--- vAna   mA  malai    mAhAthmiyam   5th   chapter,
                    13th slOkam
4.
SrirangE vEngathrawcha Sri mushNE hasthi bootharE
kumbakONE SrinivAsE sArakshEthrE thathaiva cha
		--- sAra   kshEthram  mahAthmiyam - chpater 7, 113th
                    slOkam
5.
Srirangam vEnkadAthri cha Sri mushNam naimisam vanam
vrushAthri karisaila cha kumbakOnam mahAmunE
		---brumhANda  purAnam,  sAra  kshEthra  mahAthmiyam,
                   chapter 1, 14th slOkam
6.
Srirangam kumbakOnancha Sri mushnam vEngadAchalam
nara nArAyaNAkyancha namisAraNya mEvacha
kAnchI mavanthi kAnchaiva SrinivAsam thathaivacha
vrusha bAgyam girinchaiva thOthAthrim pushkaram thathA
sthAnAni dhwAdhasaithAni swayam vyakthAni boothalE
		--- pavishyPthra  purANam, sAra kshEthra mahAthmiyam
                    chpater 1
7.
vimAnAth sArngarAjasya vahnihONE mahathvanam
vaikuNda nagarapragyam sarvamaNgaLa thAyakam
nanthinA poorvasanthaptham SrinivAsapuram purA
		--- dhakshiNa jagan  nAtham or nanthi pura viNNgaram
                    mhAthmiyam, 3rd chapter

	Only selected few references are presented to indicate  that
it was important to refer to thiru kudanthai  even  while discussing
about the mahAthmiaym of other divya dEsams.

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

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