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From: Madhavakkannan V (
Date: Thu Nov 08 2001 - 20:55:31 PST

SrmathE Gopaladesika mahadesikaya namah:

Dear Sri Sriram
Here is SudharsanAshtaka and translation written by Sri Satakopan Swamin in 
1995 in the list.
Namo Narayana
aDiyEn dAsan
Srimathe Nigamantha Maha Desikaaya Nama:
                Srimaan Venkatanaathaarya: Kavitharkika Kesaree I
                Vedanthaacharya Varyomeh Sannidatattaam Sada Hridi II

Verse 1:   Pratibhatasreni Bhishana                  Varagunasthoma Bhushana
                 Janibhyasthana Taarana                     Jagadavasthaana
Karana   I
                 Nikhiladushkarma Karsana                Nigamasaddharma 
                 Jaya Jaya Sri sudarsana                     Jaya Jya Jaya 
Sudarsana   II

O  Sri Sudarsana! All the enemies of your Lord's devotees run away  fearing
your prowess. All auspicious attributes find their home in you. Those , Who
worship you cross the "shoreless" ocean of Samsara and free themselves from
their cycles of Births   and  Deaths. The  entire Universe is stabilized by 
mighty power. You cut asunder all the sins of those , who approach you as 
refuge. You bless all of your devotees with the knowledge about the 
conduct prescribed by the Vedas. O Lord Sudarsana of these  auspicious
attributes! Hail to Thee!Hail to Thee!

Verse 2:  Subhajagadrupa Mandana         Suraganathrasa Khandana
                 Satamakabrahma  vandita         Satapatabrahma Nandita   I
                 Pratitavidvat Sapakshita              Bhajata Ahirbudhnya
                 Jaya jaya Sri Sudarsana             Jaya Jaya Jaya Sri
Sudarsana  II

O Sri Sudarsana! You are resplendent as a precious decoration on the hand of
Sriman Narayana , who has the universes as His body.Through your grace, 
are freed  from the fear caused by the Asuras. Indra and Brahma always 
you. The Satapata Brahmana belonging to Sukla Yajur Veda hails your glories 
pays its tributes to you. The scholars of this universe seek your help to
overcome their contestants . Ahirbudhnya Samhita states that Ahirbudhnyan
(Sivan) worships you and  sought the boon to see your beautiful form with 
own eyes.O Lord Sudarsana of illustrious  attributes! Hail To Thee! Hail to

Verse 3:     SphutataDijjaaala Pinjara                 Pruthutarajwaala 
                    Parigata Pratnavigraha                      
Durgraha  I
                    Praharana Grama Manditha             Parijana Thraana
                    Jaya Jaya Sri Sudarsana                  Jaya Jaya Sri
Sudarsana    II

O Lord Sudarsana! You shine like the resplendent assembly of lightnings. The
bright tongues of flames surrounding you appear like a cage (home) for you. 
forms of Vasudava, Sankarshana  and other rVyuha Murthys find their 
around  your geometric form (Yantra). Even the scholars with sharp 
stumble, when they try to understand the full extent of your glory. It is a
beautiful sight to see the sixteen   weapons of yours resting on your hands 
serve you.
You are dedicated to come to the rescue of those ,who seek your protection . 
Sri Sudarsana of such auspicious a ttributes! Hail to Thee! Hail to Thee!

Verse  4:    Nijapatapreetha saddgana       Nirupathispeetha Shad Guna
                    Nigama NirvyuDa Vaibhava       Nijapara Vyuha Vaibhava
                    Hari Haya Dweshi Daarana       Hara Pura Plosha Kaarana
                    Jaya Jaya Sri Sudarsana            Jaya Jaya Sri 

O Lord Sudarsana! The Righteous people have firm attachment to your holy  
The Six Kalyana Gunaas --- Knowledge, Power, Strength, Wealth, Heroism, and
effulgence-- find their natural home in You. The Vedas have firmly 
Your glory in their many sections .Like your Lord , You have the forms of 
and Vyuham. You cut asunder the fear caused by the foes of Indra, the 
among your devotees. You were responsible for the burning down  Kasi, the 
of Siva to ashes. You stood at the tip of Siva"s  arrow, when He was engaged 
the campaign to destroy Tripuraasura. O Sri Sudarsana Of such Kalyana Gunas!
Hail to Thee! Hail to Thee!

Verse 5:  Dhanuja visthaara Kartana         Janitamisraa Vikartana
                  Dhanujavidya Nikartana               Bhajatavidya Nivatana
                  Amara drushtasva Vikrama         Samara Jushta Bramikrama
                 Jaya Jaya Sri Sudarsana              Jaya Jaya Sri 

O Lord Sudarsana! you arrest the growth of the evil-minded Asuras and 
them down to their roots. You are like  the resplendent Sun banishing the 
night of Samsara,, which bedevil your devotees.You Overcome any and every 
act of
deception practised by the Asuras. You remove every shred of false knowledge
that invade the  minds of those ,who seek refuge in you. The Devas celebrate
Your heroic deeds and experience joy in witnessing Your powerful actions. 
revolve  and rotate in many ways in your battles against the enemies of Your
devotees.May Thou with such auspicious attributes prosper further! Hail to 
Hail To Thee!

Verse 6:Prathimukhaaleeta Bandhura          Pruthumahaheti Danthura
              Vikatamaaya Bahishkrutha               Vividhamaalaa  
              Sthiramahaayantra Tantritha            Dhruta Daya Tantra 
              Jaya jaya Sri Sudarsana                    Jaya Jaya Sri 

O Lord Sudarsana! You give darsana to us with Your dynamic gait of One foot
placed forward in movement and the other rapidly following it. Your position 
that gait is beautiful to behold. You are surrounded by Your magnificient 
fearsome weapons. You are the conqueror of Powerful illusions(Mayaa) caused 
You are not therefore affected by their acts of Mayaa. You are decorated 
many beautiful flower garlands that add to your natural beauty. You are 
bound in the warp of your great compassion for your devotees and bless them 
when they worship You through Your Yantra and Mantra.O Sri Sudarsana of such
auspicious Gunaas! Hail to Thee! Hail to Thee!

Verse 7: Mahita Sampath Sadhakshara    Vihitasampath Shatakshara
                Shatarachakra Pratisishtita          Sakala Tattva 
                Vividha Sankalpaka Kalpaka        Vibhudhasankalpa Kalpaka
                Jaya Jaya Sri Sudarsana               Jaya Jaya Sri 

O Lord Sudarsana of many prime Gunaas! The wealth of the righteous is their 
knowledge about  Your Lord. You Bless them with the unperishable wealth of
Moksham, When they seek refuge at Your holy  feet. Those , who recite Your
Mantra made up of the Six Letters(Aksharas) gain incomparable wealth.Your
devotees (Upasakas) Invoke You in Your Yantra of six corners formed  by two
intersecting triangles and worship You at its epicenter.You pervade and 
in all the creations of Your Lord.You have the power to complete all deeds 
you decide to undertake. You are thus a Satya Sankalpa and serve as the 
Kalpaka tree granting all the boons that your devotees request.O Sri 
Hail to Thee! Hail to Thee!

Verse 8: Bhuvana Netra Trayeemaya      Savanatejastrayeemaya
                Niravadhisvaadhu Chinmaya   Nikhila Sakthe Jaganmaya  I
                Amita Viswakriyaamaya            Samitavishvagbhayaamaya
                Jaya Jaya Sri Sudarsana           Jaya Jaya  Sri Sudarsana   

O Lord Sudarsana, the eye of the Universe! You are  of the form of the three
Vedas. You are of the form of the three fires-- Gaarhapatyam, Aahavaneeyam 
Dakshinagni--- of the Yagaas. You are of the delectable form of true 
knowledge !
You have the power to accomplish every deed. You have taken the form of the
Universe  and its contents. You are woorshipped thru the sacrificial rituals 
your devotees. In return , You destroy the fears and diseases of those, who
worship You from all directions. O Lord Sudarsana of auspicious qualities! 
to Thee! Hail to Thee!

Verse 9: Pala Sruthi
Dwichatushkamidam Prabhoothasaaram patathaam Venkatanayaka Praneetham I
Vishamepi Manorata: Pradhaavan na Vihanyeta Rataangadhuryagupta :  II

Those, who recite this Stotram consisting of 8 verses in praise of Sudarsana
composed by Venkatanatha known as Vedantha Desikan comprehend the deep
references to the glory of Lord Sudarsana will have the fulfilment of all 
wishes.The Boon-granting powers of Lord Sudarsana will make them realize all
their wishes by overcoming  all obstacles that stand in the way.

                 Kavitharkika Simhaaya Kalyana Guna Saaline I
                 Srimathe Venkatesaaya Vedanta Gurave nama: II

In an earlier posting, I described the Archa Vigraham of Sudarsana on one 
and Bhagavan Narasimha On the other side. The icon of such form worshipped 
Sri Rangam and  Ranganatha Temple at Pomona are most beautiful to Behold and 
offer one"s worship as described by Sri Vedanta Desikan.

Narayana Narayana
NarayaNa dAsan madhavakkannan

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