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KurEsar's Sri VaradarAja Sthavam :Part XXII--> SlOkam 11

From: Sadagopan (sgopan_at_computer.net)
Date: Tue Oct 09 2001 - 17:59:27 PDT

SrimathE RaamAnujAya nama:

Dear Sri VaradarAja BhakthAs:

In the 11th slOlam , KurEsar commences His celebration of
the Anantha KalyANa GuNams of the Lord of Hasthigiri. 
In the previous slOkams , he had concentrated on the glories of
the sacred Hasthigiri on which Lord VaradarAjan stands .
In the 11th slOkam , KurEsar criticizes those , who hold 
the view that Brahman is without attributes (nirguNa Brahman)
and begins to provide proof for Him as the abode of limitless
auspicous attributes :

GuNA yattham lOkE guNishu hi matham MangaLapadham
  viparyastham Hasthi-Kshithi-dharapathE ! tath thvayi puna:
GuNA: sathya-Jn~Ana-prabhruthaya ithi TvadhgathatayA
  subhIbhUyam yaathA ithi niraNaishma SruthivasAth

(Meaning): In this world , every one accepts that the ones
with auspicous guNams are revered because of such GuNams
have taken residence in them. In the case of the Lord of 
Hasthigiri, this situation is reversed , since auspicious
attributes (guNAs) achieved the state of auspiciousness
because of finding their sacred home in Him . We have 
come to this conclusion with the help of the path shown
by the VedAs.This truth has been established clearly by 
Brahma Soothrams as intrepreted by AchArya RaamAnujA in 
His Sri BhAshyam as Brahma-Svaroopa-niroopaka Dharmams .  

(Comments): Sri SrivathsAngAcchAr Swamy points out that
this slOkam is an echo of similar thoughts expressed by 
KurEsar in the 22nd slOkam of Sri SundarabhAhu Sthavm 
( GuNajam GuNinO hi MangaLathvam--) and the 48th slOkam 
of Sri VaikuNta sthavam ( Sarvasya chaiva--). All these 
slOkams point out that all the GuNams become auspicious
(MangaLathvam) as a result of finding their home in 
the Lord . In the case of man , the situation is 
the opposite. Man is considered an auspicious one because 
of these kalyANa guNams taking their residence in him. 

In the seventh slOkam of Sri VaradarAja Sthavam ,KurEsar
has already indicated that Lord varadarAjan is 
" Thunga MangaLa GuNAspadhan" (abode of all of these
auspicious GuNams , who became auspicious because of
their residence in Him ). Sri SrivathsAnkAcchAr Swamy 
points out further that this conclusion is proven by 
Sri BhAshyakArar's intrepretation of the JanmAdhyadhikaraNam 
of Brahma Soothram.He is the MangaLam-conferring Lord 
for all these " MangaLa GuNams " .Without His sambhnadham , 
they would not have their MangaLathvam. He is the "MangaLAnAm 
MangaLam ". 

Sri SrivathsAnkAcchAr Swamy points out also that Swamy Desikan
had such a high regard for this slokam passage ( GuNA Yattham 
lOkE guNishu hi matham MangaLa-padham ) that He cited it 
as PramANam  for His commentaries in Abhaya ParadhAna 
Saaram (SaraNya Seela PrakAsana PrakaraNam ) and in
PradhAna Sathakam ( 15th sthakam). 

Sri VaradarAja PerumAL ThiruvadigaLE SaraNam ,
Daasan , Oppiliappan Koil VaradAchAri SatakOpan 




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