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Swamy Desikan Divya mangaLa vigraha dhyanam

From: Madhavakkannan V (
Date: Sat Oct 07 2000 - 03:33:41 PDT

Srimathe Gopaladesika Mahadesikaya Namah:

Dearest Sisters and Brothers,

Let us pay our obeisance to Acharya saarvabhouman Swamy Desikan on his 
Thirunakshathram today (8, oct 2000) by dwelling on his ThirumEni azhagu 
(Beauty of His Divya mangaLa vigraham). (The tamil translation was released 
by sri C. Seshadri of Chennai under Project Popularsiation of Swamy Desika's 
works). Any credit in adiyEn's post is due to the original translation. All 
errors, mistakes are only mine. Please forgive me for the same.

Kumara Varadhacharyar (son of Swamy Desikan), who does not know any God 
except Swamy Desikan, composed 15 slokas descrbing the beauty of Swamy 
Desikan’s ThirumEni and then prays for the Divya mangaLa vigraham of AchArya 
saarvabhouman to be in his heart at all times.

1. May my mind, as a bouquet of flowers, enchant my master Sri 
VenkatanAthan- Sarvathanthra swanthrar; and a parathanthrar for Srivaishnava 

2. Oh mind! Always think and meditate on Sri Venakesa, the benevolent 
acharya, the most beautiful One, who considers the lotus feet of AppuLLaar, 
Kidambi Kulapathi as God Himself.

3. The most beautiful form of Thooppul ThiruvEmkata Guru, whose colour is 
like the shining Sun- may it appear always in adiyEn’s eyes crystal clear.

4. Swamy Desikan has the most blissful, great Lotus feet, which conquers 
even the freshly bloosomed Lotus flowers. He dispels the darkness from the 
minds of those who meditate on him, with his shining moon ray-like nails.

5. On the broad beautiful forehead, which is like the ashtami chandran, 
(crescent moon, ever shining white Urdhva puNdram and there is white long 
beard on his face. He appears as if he is another mUrthi of NammAzhwAr 

6. Swamy Desikan has the broad chest that shines due to rays coming from the 
long white beard, and the neck adorned with white upaveedham, garlands made 
of thuLasi and lotus beads.

7. Swamy Desikan has the most beautiful pair of ankles that win even 
manmathan’s golden arrow bags. The knees are like strong humps of bull.

8. Swamy Desikan’s thighs effortlessly conquer the banana trunks (which are 
proud of their beauty). He wears the spotless white cloth around his waist.

9. His navel is like the beautiful swirling water curl. He has broad chest. 
His long hands starting from those round strong shoulders touch the knees. 
His round neck hides those neck bones and shoulder bones.

10. His neck wins over the beautiful conch shell. He has unparalleled ears 
and ever smiling lips with affection, like the tender leaves of mango tree.

11. His milk white teeth are like the spotless row of pearls and his 
aquiline nose wins over the sesame seed flower. (eLLu poo naasi).

12. His lotus feet, ankles, knees, thighs, white cloth around the waits, the 
navel, strong broad chest, neck, the two long hands, beautiful soft cheeks, 
nose, the beautiful lotus bead garland and thuLasi garland around the neck- 
Oh mind! Think of AchArya saarvabhouman always in this charming form. (This 
slokam describes the beauty from the lotus feet to Head)

13. May Sri Venkatanathan- adiyEn’s acharyan- who wears the Sanghu, Chakra 
on His shoulders, and beautiful ThirumaN kaappu on his forehead, thuLasi and 
lotus bead garlands around his neck, the ever smiling face with cool glances 
of daya, shine in adiyEn’s mind always.

14. Those who recite this sthOthra (or read the meanings ) composed by 
Varadacharya, will be blessed with mOkshAnandham here itself.

Swamy Desikan ThiruvadigaLE SaraNam
Sri Kumara Varadacharya ThiruvadigaLE SaraNam
Narayana Narayana
adiyEn Narayana dAsan Madhavakkannan

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