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Sri Gopala Vimsathi of Swami Desikan : Part 3

From: V. Sadagopan (75041.3037_at_CompuServe.COM)
Date: Fri Sep 06 1996 - 15:12:37 PDT

Verse 6: Devaki"s Darling infant & Madhura's blessing

VRAJA YOSHIDAPAANGHA VEDANEEYAM
MADHURAABHAGYAM  ANANYA BHOGGYAMEEDEH I 
VASUDEVAVADHOO STHANANDHAYAM TATH
KIMAPI BRAHMA KISORABHAVA DHRUSYAM II

The young girls of Gokulam look at  this lovely child 
of Yasodha with great affection. Their glances enter him
like arrows and makes him subservient to them. 
He is the great fortune of the city of Northern Madhurai.
He , who was born there is the object of delectable 
experience for the sages , who do not covet anything else 
in this world. Right from his infant stage, when he was 
breast fed by his natural mother Devaki in the prison , 
he has been the essence of beauty in all the three worlds.
I salute and offer my tribute to this supreme being known 
as Gopalan .

Verse 7 : Reflection of Gopalan as the one who dragged the mortar

PARIVARTHITHA KANDHARAM BHAYENA
SMITHA PULLADHARA PALLAVAM SMARAAMI I
VITAPITHVA NIRAASAKAM  KAYOSCCHITH 
VIPULOLOOKALA KARSHAKAM KUMARAM II

I meditate on that child  Gopala , who dragged the big
mortar to which he was tied by his angry mother Yasodha.
She  wanted to teach him a lesson for stealing butter .
As Yasodha went away , he checked around  to make sure that 
she was out of sight and then pulled the tied  mortar to the garden . 
He smiled with a sense of satisfaction that he duped his 
mother once again and his lips were rosy with that joy .
He dragged the mortar further and went between two Marutha 
trees . The shock of the collision with the mortar broke the twin trees 
and the the sons of Kubera , who stood as the trees in 
the garden of the Lord  got released from their curse and regained their 
original bodies . I offer my worship to that blessed child ,
who freed the sons of Kubera from their existence as 
twin trees .

Verse 8: Power of Swami Desikan's meditation on Rajagopalan

NIKATESHU NISAAMAYAAMI NITYAM
NIGAMAANTHAI : ADHUNAAPI MRUKYAMAANAM I
YAMALAARJUNA DHRUSHTA BALA  KEHLIM
YAMUNAA SAKSHIKA YAVVANAM YUVAANAM II

Vedas are still searching for Him; His leelas were seen by the 
twin Marutha trees in His backyard . even after they  were released 
from their state as trees , the sons of Kubera did not want to 
get back to their home , since they wanted  to enjoy some more 
of His Bala Leelas . The river Yamuna , the daughter of Surya was 
a joyous witness to all his playful deeds that took place on her 
sands and banks . I see that wonderful young Gopala next to me
always . ( This is a blessing that Swami Desikan earned as a result 
of his meditation on Rajagopalan ) . 

Verse 9 : Salutation to the power of the Universe 

PADHAVEEM ADHAVEEYASEEM VIMUKTEH
ATAVEE SAMPADHAM AMBHUVAHAYANTHEEM I
ARUNAADHARA SAABHILAASHA VAMSAAM 
KARUNAAM KAARANA MAANUSHEEM BHAJAAMI II

I worship the most merciful Gopala , who is the root 
cause of the creation, sustenance and destruction of this 
universe ; He is the one , who revealed to us the easy to 
practise route of Prapatthi as the short road to Moksham .
He  is the rejuvenating , rain-bearing cloud that enhanced the 
wealth and well being of the citizens of Brindhaavanam . The 
flute that rests on His red lips  during the time of His playing 
appears to be  deeply eager to taste the sweetness of his 
mouth . I salute this embodiment of mercy known as 
Venugopalan .