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Re: Sri Guna Rathna Kosam : Part 55: slOkam 46

From: Sadagopan (
Date: Sun Nov 04 2001 - 15:11:30 PST

Dear BhakthAs of Sri RanganAyaki ThAyAr:

In the 46th slOkam , Swamy Parasara Bhattar 
the divine beauty (dhivya soundharyam ) of
His Mother :

Kanaka rasanaa mukthaa thADanga haara lalAdikaa--
 maNisara tulAkODi prAyair JanArdhana JeevikE !
prakruthi madhuram gAthram jaagarthi mugdha-vibhUshaNai:
 valasakalair-dhugdham pushpaisccha kalpalathA yaTaa

Meaning according to Dr.V.N.VedAntha Desikan :
(As)The life-giving creeper that You are to the lord
JanArdhanan , I address You this way . You are inherently 
very sweetly beautiful. As if one can add charm to this
supreme charm of Yours , You adorn Yourself with gold 
girdle-belt , pearl earrings , pearl necklaces, forehead
pendant , gem-laces,anklets etc.Are these but sugar candy 
bits added to sweeten (further) the milk that Your 
inherent beauty is ? Yes. 

Or are they the flowers that have bloomed on the Kalpaka
creeper that Your charm can be figuratively pictured ? Yes.

Additional Comments : Sri RanganAyaki is like a Sanjeevini-
Kalpala lathai to Sri RanganAthan. Her inherent beauty 
does not need any additional ornaments . When such ornaments
are added by the kinkaris (servants ) of the inner chamber ,
then the samudhAya soundharyam (Collective beauty ) is enhanced
many fold and that dhivya Soundharyam captivates the Lord.
He falls under Her spell .If Sri Ranganaayaki of limitless
innate beauty is the life-giving creeper to JanArdhana-Rangan ,
then the ornaments added to enhance Her dhivya soundharyam 
are like the budding , beautiful blossoms on that Kalpakaa

The naamam "Janaarrdhanan" is the 128th Sahasra Naamam 
of VishNu.The explanation given by Swamy ParAsara Bhattar
for this naamam is : " RakshAprathipakshAn janaan anapEkshO 
ardhayathi ithi"  He is the destroyer of persons , who are 
antagonostic. He is known as Janaardhana , since He destroys 
without expecting any outside help those , who are 
antagonisitic to BhakthAs).Sri RanganAyaki is reognized as 
"JanArdhana JeevikA " , the life-giving creeper of Her Lord. 
She removes His aayAsams (fatigue/KaLaippu ) and restores 
Him back to His erstwhile joyous state.She is like a moolikai 
for Him ; She is the Rangaraja Jeevana Oushadhi. Her charm 
and beauty is natural (SvabhAva Ramyam )and the adorning of 
the beautiful jewelery (Sundara AabharaNams) makes Her 
appear like a Kalpaka Creeper in bloom .The aabhraNams add 
to Her natural beauty and enhance Her natural beauty like 
the sweetness of milk enriched by the addition of Sugar. 

Sri RanganAyaki ThAyAr ThiruvadigaLE SaraNam ,
Daasan, Oppilaippan Koil VaradAchAri SatakOpan  

           - SrImate rAmAnujAya namaH -
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