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Re: Sri Guna Rathna Kosam : Part 56: slOkam 47

From: Sadagopan (
Date: Sat Nov 10 2001 - 09:04:43 PST

Dear BhakthAs of Sri RanganAyaki ThAyAr:

In the 46th slOkam , Swamy Parasara Bhattar 
eulogized the divine beauty (dhivya soundharyam ) 
of His Mother . In the 47th slOkam , Bhattar points
out that the dhivya Aayudhams and the DhivyAbharaNams
of the Lord are shared by Sri RanganAyaki ThAyaar 
Herself although the Lord out of consideration
spares Her from discomfort of wearing His heavy
aayudhams inview of Her delicate ThirumEni :

SaamAnya bhOgyamapi Kousthubha VaijayanthI--
  panchAyudhAdhi ramaNa: svyamEva Bhibhrath
tadhbhAra-khEdhamiva tE pariharthukAma:
  SrirangadhAma maNi manjari ! gaahathE thvAm 

Meaning according to Dr.V.N.VedAntha Desikan :
Oh precious gem-cluster that is the treasure of
Srirangam City! The KhousthubhA gem , the Vaijayanthi
garland, the five weapon-ornaments such as Chakra ,
Saranga , etc., are all common decoration ornaments
for both of You . Both can wear all of them. May be, 
the Lord wears them all lest their weight should harm 
Your too-sensitive body You are to be spared the strain
of load-bearing. 

Additional Comments :
Swamy ParAsara Bhattar salutes Sri RanganAyaki 
ThAyaar with a beautiful nAmam: " Sriranga-DhAma-
MaNi-Manjari." She is recognized here as 
the invaluable gem-assembly of Sriranga dhivya
Desam . She is the crest jewel (rathna gucchikA ) 
of Sriranga-dhAma Hari, Sri RanganAthan.   

She and Her Lord are joint owners of all the divine 
weapons and auspicious ornamments that the Lord 
traditonally wears . Both of them are entitled to 
wear them . The Lord thinks about Her slender and 
delicate frame and spares Her the burden of wearing 
these heavy weapons and AabharaNams . He wants to enjoy 
Her free of any discomfort caused by the protocol 
to wear these heavy AabharaNams and Aayudhams.
He wants to spare Her any fatigue from wearing 
Vahana aayaasam )these heavy entities . The discomfort
arising from adorning of heavy aabharaNams 
and aayudhams is referred to as "BhAra KhEdham ".
As " Lakshmi Rakshakan " , Lord RanganAthan ,
the LakshmI SahAyan , bears the burden , which 
is too much for His Devi's KomaLAngam .

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

           - SrImate rAmAnujAya namaH -
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