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Sri hayagrIva Sthothram: Part XXVI--SlOkam 16

From: Sadagopan (sgopan_at_computer.net)
Date: Fri Sep 29 2000 - 14:47:35 PDT

SrimthE RaamAnujAya nama:

Dear BhakthAs :

Swamy Desikan continues with the anubhavam of
the bhAgyasaalis , who meditate on Lord HayagrIvan
in the sixteenth slOkam:

SvAmin Bhavath dhyAna SudhAbhishEkAth
 vahanthi dhanyA: pulakAnubhandham
alakshithE kvApi nirUDamoolam
 angEshvivAnandhatum-ankurantham 

(Meaning): Oh Swami HayagrIvA ! A few puNyasAlis 
meditate on You without let. For them , such dhyAnam
is like being immersed in a flood of nectar.
Thrilled by that delightful anubhavam , they 
experience horripulations . One wonders whether 
this great joy of experiencing You in their 
hrudhayAkAsam itself has led to the effect of 
their hairs standing on end . It appears that
their blissful experience of contemplation
on You has developed first roots in their hearts
which later sprouts externally on their limbs 
as hair standing on end.

In this slOkam and the next slOkam , Swamy Desikan
describes the anubhavam of the blessed ones engaged
in dhyAnam of Lord HayagrIvan . RomAnjali and
the flow of tears of Joy (aanandha BhAshpam ) 
are the two perceivable effects as attested by
onlookers . The sprouts of Aanandham seen on
the limbs of the upAsakAs are mapped to 
the roots located in their hearts.

In this slOkam and the next one , NigamAntha
Mahaa Desikan addresses the Lord in front of 
him as " SvAmin " with great humility and affection .
He says that the dhyAnam on Lord HayagrIvan for
the fortunate ones is like SudhAbhishEkam ( neerAttam/
bathing in the river of nectar ).The result is 
Pulaka anubhandham ( series of horripilatory
experiences , one chasing the other )seen on 
the exterior of the body (angEshu ankurantham ).
Where is the root for those experiences ? Swamy Desikan
answers that question by tracing their origin 
to invisible portion of the heart , where such an
aanandham is rooted (sTithi padham ).

Sriman D. Ramaswamy Iyengar , a great BhakthA of
Lord VaradarAjA and Swamy Desikan reminds us of 
the 45th slOkam from Sri VaradarAja PanchAsath 
to illustrate the blissful anubhavam of 
Sri VaradarAja BhakthAs that results in 
similar horripilations and aanandha BhAshpams : 

bhUyO BhUya: pulaka nichithai: angairEthamAnA:
 sTUla sTUlAn nayana mukuLai:BibrathO BhAshba Bhindhan
DhanyA: kEchith Varadha Bhavatha: samsadham bhUshayantha:
 svAnthai: antharvinaya nibruthai: svAdhayanthE padham tE

Swamy Desikan describes here the frequent 
horripilations of the rasikAs of Lord VaradarAjan
as they enjoy His indescribable beauty  ; their eyes
are also filled with big and copious tears of joy.
Sri HaygrIva BhakthA's dhyAna-janitha-aanandham
leads to a similar experiences .

Sva-manthrarAja-nishtatadhisaya-dhAyinE Nama:
Sri Hayavadhana ParabrahmaNE Nama :
Srimath Azhagiya Singar ThiruvadigaLE SaraNam 
Daasan, Oppiliappan Koil VaradAchAri SatakOpan    

       




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