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Sudarsanaashtakam Part 2 of 2.

From: V. Sadagopan (75041.3037_at_compuserve.com)
Date: Tue Oct 03 1995 - 12:11:57 PDT

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

O Lord Sudarsana! you arrest the growth of the evil-minded Asuras and destroy
them down to their roots. You are like  the resplendent Sun banishing the dark
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. You
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 Thee!
Hail To Thee!

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

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 in
that gait is beautiful to behold. You are surrounded by Your magnificient and
fearsome weapons. You are the conqueror of Powerful illusions(Mayaa) caused by
Asuras.
You are not therefore affected by their acts of Mayaa. You are decorated with
many beautiful flower garlands that add to your natural beauty. You are firmly
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 Prathishtita
                Vividha Sankalpaka Kalpaka        Vibhudhasankalpa Kalpaka
                Jaya Jaya Sri Sudarsana               Jaya Jaya Sri Sudarsana

O Lord Sudarsana of many prime Gunaas! The wealth of the righteous is their true
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 reside
in all the creations of Your Lord.You have the power to complete all deeds that
you decide to undertake. You are thus a Satya Sankalpa and serve as the divine
Kalpaka tree granting all the boons that your devotees request.O Sri Sudarsana!
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   II

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 and
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 of
your devotees. In return , You destroy the fears and diseases of those, who
worship You from all directions. O Lord Sudarsana of auspicious qualities! Hail
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 their
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 side
and Bhagavan Narasimha On the other side. The icon of such form worshipped at
Sri Rangam and  Ranganatha Temple at Pomona are most beautiful to Behold and to
offer one"s worship as described by Sri Vedanta Desikan.

V.Sadagopan