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Sri HayagrIva SthOthram: Part XXV-- Slokam 15

From: Sadagopan (
Date: Fri Sep 29 2000 - 06:42:10 PDT

SrimathE RaamAnujAya nama:

Dear BhakthAs:

In the previous slOkam , Swami Desikan began
to focus on the power of Sri HayagrIvan to confer
the boon of Veda Vaak . In this fifteenth and 
the subsequent two slOkams , Swami focuses on 
the dhyAna-anubhava-janitha sukham and blessings
granted by Lord HyagrIvan.

The fifteenth slOkam salutes the effulgent white 
lustre of Sri HayagrIvan and states that even
half a second dhyAnam on this form yields 
the greatest of Vaak siddhis:

api kshaNArdham kalayanthi yE thvAm
  aaplAvayantham visadhair-mayUkai:
VaachAm pravAhair-anivArithais tE
  MandhAkinim manadhayithum KshamanthE

(meaning): Oh Lord HayagrIvA! Those fortunate ones , 
who contemplate on Thee for even half-a-moment 
receive the benefit of being drenched by 
the spotlessly white rays emanating from You .
That cause has the effect of the creation of
the torrent of Veda Vaak in them , whose speed 
and flow exceeds that of AakAsa Gangai ( MandhAkini)
leaving the HimAlayan heights.

Oh Lord HayagrIva! Your upAsakAs do not need to
meditate on You for more than ardha-KshaNam .
KshaNam is a time measure of 4/5th of a second.
Hence ardha-KshaNam is 2/5th of a second . That 
is all it takes to receive the immense and
incomparable benefits of uninterrupted 
Saarsavatha-PrayOgam for Your upAsakAs. 

During that half-a-second , the upAsakAs are
drenched in the rays of nectar emanating from 
Your manthra-maya sarIram . The power of that
drenching , gifts them with the speed and 
clarity of divine speech , that far exceeds
the velocity and force of AakAsa Gangai
descending on the plains . Indeed the speed
of AakAsa Gangai pales into insignificance
compared to the speed of speech of those
blessed by Lord HayagrIvan in their debates
with contestants. Their Vaak is uninterrupted
( AnivArithai: VaachAm pravAham ).

The cause behind that blessing is the drenching of 
the  UpAsakAs by the crystal clear white 
rays emanating from the Lord ( visadhai: mayUkai: 
aaplaavayantham ). MayUkhai: means rays or KiraNams.
"Visadhai:" in this fifteenth slOkam has echoes
with "Visuddha " in the fifth  slOkam where ,
" the Visuddha Vij~yAna ghana svarUpam " of 
Lord HayagrIvan is linked with the powers of 
blessing one with VisEsha Jn~Anam ( vij~yAna-
 visrANana Bhaddha Dheeksham ). That visesha 
Jn~Anam is conferred on those , who meditate
on Lord HayagrIvan even for less than half a second 
according to Swamy Desikan. Such a blessed one
is inundated with and submerged ( aaplavanam ) 
in the spotless and sanctifying white beams 
originating from the Lord ; he becomes the possessor 
of Veda Vaak to defeat all contestants in the defense 
of the kula dhanam , the parama -Vaidhika Matham .

The One who is prayed to is Lord HayagrIvan . 
The beneficiary of that prayer is the UpAsakan,
who meditates on the Lord even for half a second .
The prayer of the UpAsakan is captured well in
the Rg Veda manthram : " aathvA juvOrArhaNA (I.134.1):

bring You hither , so that You may be the first 
to accept the sentiments of our devotion. May our 
discriminating and sincere praises rise high to
Your standards . May Thou come with Your aura of
vitality for the devotional prayers presented
to You ; Come , O Vital Lord to grant us 
the objects of our worship ".

The next Rk (I.134.2) starting with "mandhanthu
thvA mandhinO --)" reminding one of the celestial
Ganges, MandhAkini continues with the prayEr
of the UpAsakan:

" Oh Lord ! May our devotional loving sentiments of
prayer , which are well-rendered , opportune and 
flowing out of our hearts in due season , be pleasing 
to You .May Your divine WAVES bring You here , in 
this sacrificial hall , to accept our offerings 
( sadhrIchInA niyuthO dhAvEna dhiya upa bruvatha
eem dhiya:). All pious and active worshippers 
praise You in this congregation with a view to
obtaining Your blessings ."

Sri Hayavadhana Para BrahmaNE Nama:

(PraNavam) Vaathsalyaika VibhUshaNAyA nama:
(   "    ) SaanthAthmanE nama:
(   "    ) Kali Kaalushya NaasanAya nama:
(   "    ) Parama VaikuNtasthAya Nama:
(   "    ) Vaadhi JihvA BhadrAsana -AasthithAya nama:
(   "    ) TarkAya Nama:
(   "    ) SanAtana DharmAya nama:

Srimath Azhagiya Singar ThiruvadigaLE SaraNam 
Daasan , Oppiliappan Koil VaradAchAri SatakOpan 



           - SrImate rAmAnujAya namaH -
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