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Sudarsaashtakam Part 1 of 2

From: V. Sadagopan (
Date: Tue Oct 03 1995 - 04:56:28 PDT

                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 Darsana
                 Jaya Jaya Sri sudarsana                     Jaya Jya Jaya Sri
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 your
mighty power. You cut asunder all the sins of those , who approach you as their
refuge. You bless all of your devotees with the knowledge about the righteous
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, Devas
are freed  from the fear caused by the Asuras. Indra and Brahma always worship
you. The Satapata Brahmana belonging to Sukla Yajur Veda hails your glories and
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 His
own eyes.O Lord Sudarsana of illustrious  attributes! Hail To Thee! Hail to

Verse 3:     SphutataDijjaaala Pinjara                 Pruthutarajwaala Panjara
                    Parigata Pratnavigraha                      PaDutaraprajna
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. The
forms of Vasudava, Sankarshana  and other rVyuha Murthys find their positions
around  your geometric form (Yantra). Even the scholars with sharp intellects
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 to
serve you.
You are dedicated to come to the rescue of those ,who seek your protection . O
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 Sudarsana

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

Verses 5 to 8 and Pala Sruthi will follow in the next posting.