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Sri HayagrIva sthOthram: Part XIII--SlOkam 13

From: Sadagopan (
Date: Thu Sep 28 2000 - 05:30:58 PDT

SrimathE RaamAnujAya nama:

Dear BhakthAs:

Swamy Desikan saluted the Manthramaya- 
sarIram of Lord HayagrIvan in the tenth slOkam ; 
in the eleventh , he elaborated on this revelation 
to instruct us that Sri HyaagrIvan is PraNava manthra 
SvarUpi and that PraNavam is the tap root (aaNi vER ) 
for all vedams ; in the 12th slOkam , our ParamAchAryan 
described Sri HayagrIvan's creation of Naama Roopa 
Prapancham from Moola Prakruthi and His roles as
the creator and the ultimate destination for all
of His creations . He pointed out that the VedAs
created and relaeased by Him ( tvath upaj~na VedA:)
salute and celebrate  His srushti , antharyAmi , 
rakshaka and laya leelAs on behalf of His creations. 

In the 13th slOkam , the subject matter of this posting ,
Swamy NigamAntha MahA Desikan focuses on how the great
ones skilled in Vedic knowledge (vipascchitha:) meditate
on the ThirumEni/Moorthy (SubhAsrayam ) of Lord HayagrIvan:

mughdhEndhu nishyantha vilOpaneeyAm 
  Moorthim tavAnandha sudhA prasoothim 
vipascchitha: chEthasi bhAvayanthE
  vElAm udhArAmiva dhugdha SindhO:

The Keerthi of this Parama MangaLa Moorthy
is being slauted here . The alliteration with
Mughda Indhu ( young crescent Moon ) and 
Dhugdha Dindhu ( Milky Ocean ) is most enjoyable.

(meaning of this slOkam ): Oh Lord HayagrIvA !
Your suddha Spatika roopam reminds one of 
the comfortingly cool white rays of the Moon
and it removes all the taapams (samsAric heat/
afflictions)with their coolness .This roopam of Yours 
raises aanandham in the hearts of those , who meditate on 
You and those who have the darsana soubhAgyam of 
Your spotlessly white ThirumEni .For them , You appear 
like the assembly of waves from the Milky Ocean . 
The Jn~Anis meditate always on this auspicious 
ThirumEni of Yours in their minds and derive 
great bliss.

The Dhivya mangala Vigraham/subha Tanu ( the most sacred 
and auspicious body ) of Lord HayagrIvan is being
described here.Lord HayagrIvan was sitting in front 
of Swami Desikan  in the YogAsikai form as Yoga HyaagrIvan .
He had presented Himself out of His own sankalpam
(kaamAth adhivasan as in KaamAsika ashtakam ) 
as an adhbhutha Nruturangan ( One with the head of
a Turangam/horse and the body of a Human being)
before Swamy Desikan to bless Him and to get him
started on his avathAra kaaryam.His hue is like
that of the molten rays of the young Moon
(mughdha Indhu nishyantham) that is flowing .

That dhivya MangaLa Vigraham is most desirable to
enjoy (vilObhaneeyam )and enhances the flow of
nectar like bliss ( aanandha SudhA prasoothim ).
It is like a gigantic assembly of waves of 
the milky ocean ( dhudha sindhO: udhArAm vElAm iva).
Swamy Desikan states that the learned ones meditate
on the three aspects of His ThirumEni , the whiteness, 
beauty and the enjoyability of the sacred and auspicious
body of Sri HayagrIva BhagavAn both as means 
(upAyam ) and as an end (upEyam , charamAm PrathishtA ).

Sri D.Ramaswamy Iyengar points out that the three 
analogies elaborate on the whiteness, loveliness and 
enjoyability of the Lord's body . He explains that 
the Moon is full of amrutha kiraNams ( Moon whose rays 
full of rejuvenating  nectar).Here , the nectar is 
aanandha mayam ( full of bliss).VelA means a flow of 
current , a shore or coast and also a limit. This 
aanndha-maya waves (aanandha lahari)splash on 
the meditator and immerse him or her in a state of 
indescribable bliss .When those waves of bliss bless 
the upAsakan ,then such a blessed one recognizes 
Lord HayagrIvan as upAyam (means ) and upEyam 
(ultimate destination)or ParamAm gathi.

Sri LakshmI hayavadhana ParabrahmaNE Nama:
Srimath Azhagiya Singar ThiruvadigaLE SaraNam
Daasan , Oppiliappan Koil Varadachari Satakopan      


           - SrImate rAmAnujAya namaH -
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