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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Sri Venkatachala Mahathyam (wedding chapter 367-387)

367) Thathaha Purohitho Raagnya Ssvasthivaachanapoorvakam
Muneenaamanjaliputey Navarathnaakshathaandadau.

Meaning:The royal priest Brihaspathi  filled the open palms of the scholarly gathering of sages 'Navarathnas" ( nine variety of precious gems representing nine planets- ruby(sun), pearl (moon), coral (mars), emerald (mercury), yellow topaz (jupiter), diamond (venus), blue saphire (saturn), hessonite (rahu) and catseye (ketu) ).

368)They Veydamanthrai rjagadeeshamoordhni Rathnaakshathaa Nvedavidaha Prachikshipuhu
Thadaa Nrunaam Thathra Mahothsavobhoo Daakaasharaajasya Pureenivaasinaam.

Meaning:While all the scholarly Sages chanting vedas showered Lord Srinivasa with the nine-variety of precious gems, King Akaasha and his kith and kin watched in fascination.

369) Thasminkaaley Mahaaraajo Dakshinaam Brahmavaadinaam
Daapayaamaasa Santhushto Vipraisthaamboolapoorvakam.

Meaning:After the blessing ceremony, King Akaasha happily arranged for the brahmins gave away " thamboolam" (auspicious gift of betel leaves, betel nuts, vermillion, turmeric, flowers, coconuts,garments, currency and gold coins and precious gemstones).
                                       GODDESS PADMAVATHY TIRUCHANUR

370)Gavaam Kotisahasraani Chaashvaanaamayutham Thadhaa
Vasthraanaam Nichayam Raajan! Viprebhyo Daththavaanvibhuhu.

Meaning: King Akaasha gifted the brahmins with hundreds, thousands and crores of cows, horses and garments.

371)Evam Mahovathsavasthathra Samabhooddashameediney
Vadhoovarau Prathishtaapya Bhojayaamaasa Vai Thathaha.

Meaning:Thus after the grand festival was coming to a conclusion the bridegroom seated the bride and fed her meal of...

372) Annam Bahuvidham Soopa Rasabhakshyasamanvitham
Paramaannam Cha Saghritham Saksheeram Sharkaraayutham.

Meaning:Dhal, tamarind soup, savouries, milk pudding (payasam), ghee, milk, items made with sugar...

373) Purohitheyna Sahitho Bhojanam Kruthavaan Harihi
Maathraa Lakshmyaa Cha Sahithaha Puthreyna Sahithasthadhaa.

Meaning:and ate along with the Priest Vasishta, His Mother, Goddess Sridevi and His son, Lord Brahma.

374) Aakaasharaajo Dharmaathmaa BHukthavaan Krishnasannidhau
Lakshmyaa Sameythaa Dharanee Thadhaa Vakulamaalayaa.

Meaning:The virtuous King Akaasha sat next to Lord Srinivasa and his spouse Dharani Devi sat next to Goddess Sridevi and Goddess Vakula Devi....

375)Abhunkthkaannam Rasthairyuktham Pathiputhrasamanvithaa
Thathaha Prabhaathey Raajendra! Suvaasinyassureyshithuhu.

Meaning:enjoyed the delicious spread in the company of her husband and son.At the break of dawn all the Godly women (women folk of the Deva clan)...

376) Majjanam Kaarayaamaasuhu Gandhathailaissunirmalaihi
Anyonyamajjanam Thathra Chaanyonyodvarthanam Thadhaa.

Meaning:..arranged the pure and aromatic oils and perfumes with which Lord Srinivasa and Goddess Padmavathi applied on each other...

377) Haripadmaavatheedevyo Sthaa Ssahaasamakaarayan
Sa Raajaa Vipramukhyaanaam Suraanaam Bahubhojanam.

Meaning:...while the women of Deva clan joked among themselves and teased the newly weds. Meanwhile King Akaasha, feeling ecstatic gifted delicious food items to scholarly brahmins, Deva-clan...

378)Sthreenaam Cha Purushaanaam Cha Bahumaanapurassaram
Yadheshtam Daapayaamaasa Hrushta Aakaashabhoomipaha.

Meaning;....men and women large and sumptuous quantities to their satisfaction.....

379)Apoopaanvidhaamshchakrey Soopashaakaadikaamsthadhaa
Ghruthakulyaam Ksheerakulyaam Dadhikulyaam Thathahaparam.

Meaning:....like sweet pancakes, dhal, vegetables, ghee items, milk items and curd items were organised.

380) Thathaha Udhdhruthya Nikshiptham Bahirbhukthavathaam Nrunaam
Uchchishthapathrajaalam Cha Pushkalaannaadisamyutham.

Meaning:.. as food leaves containing leftover food items and savouries were thrown out.....

381) Saarameyaganaihi Keernam Raakshasaanaam Ganaisthadhaa
Evam Kolaahalam Chakrey Divasaamschathurasthadhaa.

Meaning:.....and that place was thronged by groups of Rakshasas (demons) and dogs creating extreme commotion in that area....Like this for four days....

382)Haasasthathra Vinodeyna Nithyamaaseechcha Majjanam
Divasey Panchamey Praapthey Kruthvaa Naakabalim Thadhaa.

Meaning:....amidst much fanfare and amusements the daily celebrations took place. On the fifth day after completion of a ritual called Nagavalli....

383) Kalasaamshchathuro Nyasya Deepajwaalaaviraajithaan
Vadhoovarau Prathishtaapya Rathnasimhaasaney Nrupa!

Meaning:....lighting oil lamps in four pots and seating the newly weds on a ruby-studded throne....

384) Poojayaamaasa Govindam Jaamaatharamanaamayam
Aakaasharaajo Dharmaathmaa Ksheerapaathram Kareydadhath.

Meaning:.....and holding a vessel of milk in his hand King Akaasha worshipped Lord Srinivas who is All-Knowing and black in form.

385)Maatharam Vaasudevasya Naamnaa Vakulamaalikaam
Poojayithvaa Vidhaaneyna Vasthraalankaarabhooshanaihi.

Meaning:Worshipping Lord Vasudeva's Mother Goddess Vakula Devi with jewellery and garments....

386) Naabhim Ksheereyna Sammrujjya Puthreem Padmaavatheem Thadaa
Arpayaamaasa Dukheyna Brahmanyo Raajasaththamaha.

Meaning:......with great remorse and difficulty wiped  his daughter Goddess Padmavathy's navel with milk and....

387) Mahaalakshmyaa Naabhimoolam Saghruthaksheeraseychanam
Kruthvaarpayaamaasa Puthreem Rudan Gadgadakanthavaan.

Meaning:.....similarly wiped the navel of Goddess Sridevi with milk and  his throat tightened with uncontrollable sadness as he handed over his daughter....

Sunday, September 20, 2015

GODDESS OF LOVE....Radhashtami, September 21st, 2015











Radha in all beauty and splendour! Third photo is of Radha's temple in Barsana, fifth image is Radha playing the Vallaki (rudra veena)....near Vrindavan.......

Friday, September 18, 2015

Sri Venkatachala Mahathyam (wedding chapter 351-366)

                                                 THE SACRED WEDDING

Guruvasishthakadhithavadhoovarapravaraadikam

Brihaspathi:-
351)Athrigothrasamudbhoothaam Suveerasya Prapauthrikaam
Sudharmanasthu Pauthreem Cha Puthreemaakaashabhoopatheyhey.

Meaning:
Preceptor Sage Vasishta announcing names of family lineage of bridegroom and bride.
Brihaspathi:- Born in Athri Gothram, great granddaughter of Suveera, granddaughter of Sudharma and daughter of King Akaasha...

352) Thvamangeekuru Govindaa! Kanyaam Kamalalochanaam
Evamukthey Mahaaraajo Mudaa Rathnaambaram Dadau.

Meaning:...please accept this lotus-eyed maiden'....as soon as Brihaspathi announced thus, King Akaasha happily offered rubies and garments.

353)Vasishtha:-
Prapauthrasya Yayaasthesthu Pauthrasyaamithatheyjasaha
Shooraseynasya Raajendra! Vasudeyvasya Bhoopatheyhey.

Meaning:Sage Vasishta:-
Afterwards Sage Vasishta announced that the great grandson of Yayathi, grandson of the most valorous Shoorasena, son of Vasudeva....

354) Puthrasya Venkateshasya Gothrey Vaasishtasanjakey
Jaathasyaathrikulothpannaam Kanyaam Kanakabhooshithaam.

Meaning:...bearer of Vasishta Gothram, Lord Srinivasa will accept the bearer of Athri gothram and one who is bedecked in jewellery.....

355) Graheeshyaamo Vayam Raajan! Thava Puthreem Nrupoththama!
Kanyaavarapravarayoho Ithyuchchaarithayoradha.

Meaning:...and your daughter as His bride'.....thus was announced and afterwards....

356) Dharanyaa Saha Raajendraha Kanyaadaanaparaayanaha
Prahrushthahrudayaha Praaha Sreenivaasam Paraathparam.

Meaning:King Akaasha supported by his spouse Dharani Devi  was enthusiastic about presenting his daughter. He told the Omniscient Lord Srinivasa...

Sreenivaasasya Vasishtaadikaarithapadmaavatheepaanigrahanothsavaha
357) Vasishtaha:-
Kanyaamimaam Pradaasyaami Gruhaana Purushoththama!
Ithyukthvaa Praakshipadraajaa Dharanyaa Sraavithaam Thadaa.

Meaning:Sage Vasishta and other dignitaries initiate the wedding of Lord Srinivasa and Goddess Padmavathi
" O Most Virtuous of mankind! I am handing over my daughter to you. Please accept her"....while Dharani Devi poured water, King Akaasha...

358) Manthrapoothaam Swaamitheerdha Dhaaraam Sakanakaam Karey
Dakshiney Sreenivaasasya Dadau Padmaavatheem Thathaha.

Meaning:King Akaasha poured Swami Pushkarini Lake water duly purified by the mantras along with gold and Goddess Padmavathi's hand in Lord Srinivasa's right hand.

359) Vidhaanam Cha Thathashchakrey Raajendra Ssapurohithaha
Poojayithvaa Jagannaadham Gandhavasthraanuleypanaihi.

Meaning: After performing other rituals conducted by the priest according to tradition and worshipping Lord Srinivasa with sandalwood.....

360) Kankanam Bandhayaamaasa Vaasudevakaraambujey
Padmaavathyaaha Karaambhojeybandhayathkankanam Guruhu.

Meaning:King Akaasha tied the gold bracelet on Lord Srivasa's arm and Brihaspathi tied the gold bracelet on Goddess Padmavathi's arm.

361) Thadhaa Maangalyasoothrasya Bandham Vaivaahikam Thadaa
Sreenivaaseyna Deyveynaa Kaaryathsapurohithaha.

Meaning:...Afterwards the priest made Lord Srinivasa tie the auspicious "mangala soothram" ( the yellow thread which binds man and woman in wedlock) around Goddess Padmavathi's neck in the following manner.

Suvaasinyaha:-
362) Saavithreeva cha Kalyaanee! Bahuputhravathee Bhava
Sarvalokasya Jananee Bhava Mangaladaayinee.

Meaning:Suvaasinis ( married women who are religiously faithful to their husbands ):-
" May you bear as many sons as Savithri and hailed as Mother of the entire Universe, may you preosper!..

363) Ithdham Sumangaleesthreeshu Gaayantheeshu Subhaasishaha
Braahmanaanaam Karasparshaath Raajashchaapi Mahaathmanaha.

Meaning:....while the  married women blessed and showered many such auspicious greetings, after brahmins and King Akaasha touched with their hands....

364) Babandha Pootham Maangalya Soothram Manthraabhimanthritham
Kanthey Padmaavatheedeyvyaa Ssreenivaaso Jagathpathihi.

Meaning:Lord Srinivasa tied the auspicious yellow thread (mangala soothram) duly purified by mantras around Goddess Padmavathi's neck.

365) Munibhissaha Vidvadbhi Rlaajairhomam Purohithaha
Vasishto Kaarayathpadmaa Vathyanjalyathaisthathaha.

Meaning:the priest along with Sage Vasishta and other qualified scholars used the grains that were held by Goddess Padmavathi in both Her palms....

366) Yajushshaakhaakrameynai Va Juhaavaagnau Yadaavidhi
Sarvam Vaivaahikavidhim Vasishtodha Samaapayath.

Meaning:...to perform the sacred homam (fire ritual) according to Yajur Veda. After Sage Vasishta performed the wedding in the said manner.....

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Sri Venkatachala Mahathyam (wedding chapter 331-350)

Viyanrupakruthavarapaadaambujaprakshaalanam
331) Samaaneeya Braahmanaishcha Haripaadaavaneyjanam
Sankalpam Vidhivachchakrey Kanyaadaanasya Saadaram.

Meaning:King Akaasha washing the Lotus Feet of Lord Srinivasa

King Akaasha performed the ritual of washing the Lotus Feet of Lord Srinivasa in preparation for giving away the bride according to the prescribed rites of the holy wedding.

332)Thathaschakaara Raajendra! Madhuparkam Purohithaha
Purohithokthamanthreyna Thasya Paadaavaneyjanam.

Meaning:Later the priest who performed the wedding prepared the 'madhuparkam' (white cotton garment dipped in turmeric water and dried). After that King Akaasha repeated the mantras chanted by the priest...

333)"Sahasraseerhaaprusha" Ithi Manthram Samuchcharan
Dharanyaa Sraavithaihi Kruthvaa Swaamitheerdhajalaishbhubhaihi.

Meaning:King Akaasha chanted the holy Purusha Suktham "Sahasraseershaapurusha" while washing the lotus feet of Lord Srinivasa with his spouse Dharani Devi pouring the holy water from Swami Pushkarini lake....

334)Haripaadodakam Punyam Dadhaara Shirasaa Nrupaha
Bhaaryaam Puthram Bhraatharam Cha Bhavanam Koshameyvacha.

Meaning: and sprinkled the same holy water on his head, on his wife, son, palace, treasury....

335) Gajaagaaram Radhaagaaram Vasthraagaaram Cha Thajjalaihi
Maarjayaamaasa Raajendraha Sreenivaasaparaayanaha.

Meaning:...elephants' shelter, chariot sheds, garments' closets etc....with utmost devotion to Lord Srinivasa.

336) Raajaa:-
Adya Mey Saphalam Janma Jeevitham Cha Sujeevitham
Adya Mey Pitharasthushtaaha Vaasudevapadodakaath.

Meaning:The King said:-" The holy water (water used to wash the lotus feet of Lord Srinivasa) with which I have purified myself, my entire clan and vital surroundings has purified and elevated my life. Now my life has become worthy satisfying the spirits of my late anscestors".

337) Evamukthvaa Mahaaraajaha Kanyaam Kamalalochanaam
Alanchakrey Vichithraisthaam Alankaarairmaheepathey!

Meaning:Saying that King Akaasha proceeded to arrange for his lotus-eyed beautiful daughter Padmavathi to be decorated with exquisite accessories.

338) Thathasthu Ghantikaaghosham Kruthavaandaivachinthakaha
Sumuhoorthey Thadaa Praapthey Magalaashtakamabraveeth.

Meaning:In the meanwhile the astrologer-priest rang the bell signalling the auspicious time as he chanted the holy mantras.

Varaaya Viyanrupadaththavaivaahikabhooshanaadikam
339)Kanyaapradaanasamaye Dakshinaam Raajasaththamaha
Kotisankhyaannishkapunjaan Daththavaanveynkateyshithuhu.

Meaning:At the time of giving the bride away ('Kanya Daanam') King Akaasha presented one crore 'Maadalu' (currency) to Lord Srinivasa as an offering ('dakshina').

340)Tham Drushtvaa Dhanaraashim Thum Bhagavaanaaha Bhoomipam
Sreenivaasaha:-
Daathavyam Kim Thvayaa Raajan! Puthrasya Thava Bhoopathey!

Meaning:Looking at the currency Lord Srinivasa told King Akaasha," As your son why do I need this from you?

341) Vivaahakarmanipuno Bhavaandaanaparaayanaha
Dadasva Bhooshanaanyanga Bahurathnaanvithaani Cha.

Meaning:Your expertise in organising the wedding is evident. You are also very interested in charity service. Please present me ornaments studded with lots of precious gems".

342) Ithyuktho Vaasudeyveyna Bhooshanaani Dadau Nrupaha
Kireetam Shathabhaarasthu Kanthikaamapi Thaavatheem.

Meaning:As soon as Lord Srinivasa expressed His desire King Akaasha arranged for a crown  (100 measures) and a necklace (100 measures).

343) Punareykaam Thadardham Cha Thadardham Chaiva Kanthikaam
Padakaani Dadau Sapthaa Narghaanyadha Nrupoththamaha.

Meaning:also necklaces of 5o measures and 25 measures each with exquisite 7 lockets...

344)Maalikaam Maukthikaanaamcha Bhujabhooshanayugmakam
Karnabhooshau Maukthikaadhyaa Vamsaparyanthalambinau.

Meaning:strands of pearl chains, two ornamental shoulder bangles, ear-rings that reached all the way down to the shoulders...

345) Kankaney Rathnamaanikya Vajravaidhooryanirmithey
Dwaathrimshadbhaarasamyukthey Anarghey Datthavaan Nrupa!

346)Naagabhooshanayugmancha Baahupooraadikaamsthadhaa
Bhooshanaabguleeyaamscha Dashaanaam Veeramudrikaam.

Meaning (345 and 346): absolutely rich and showy bracelets, shoulder arm-bangles in the shape of serpents, finger-rings, medals of gallantry whose price could not be imagined or estimated and studded with rubies, diamonds, catseye and a variety of precious gems....

347) Katisoothram Swarnamayam Varavjrasamanvitham
Ekaadashashatheebhaaram Bahurathnasamanvitham.

Meaning: waist-chain studded with innumerable diamonds, in 11 measure and studded with many precious gems.....

348)Paadakey Cha Thatho Raajaa Daththavaa Nmadhughaathiney
Dadau Bhojanapaathramcha Shashtibhaarayutham Prabhoho.

Meaning: were the pair of footwear, food vessel weighing 11 measures....

349) Laghupaathrasamopeytham Bruhathpaathramapaam Thadhaa
Kambalaanaam Chathushshashtim Daththavaan Raajasaththamaha.

Meaning:..a big water vessel atop a small vessel, 64 thick rugs....

350)Bhooshanairbhooshithaangasya Kanyaadaanamadhaakaroth
Kanyaapravaramoocheydha Gurussaakshadbruhaspathihi.

Meaning: were offered to Lord Srinivasa who was decorated by varieties of ornaments as a felicitation in the bride-giving (kanya daanam) ritual. Great Sage, Brihaspathi announced the entire proceedings.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Sri Venkatachala Mahathyam (wedding chapter310-330)

                                                              LORD SRINIVASA 

Vadathyevam Sreenivaasey Purohithamabhaashatha

Raajaa:-
310) Vilambaha Kriyathey Kasmaa Thpoojaam Kuru Ramaapatheyhe
Sa Raajavachanam Shruthvaa Dharaneem Vaakyamabraveeth.
311) Viyannrupokthyaa Vasishtha Preyritha Dharaneekrutha Sreenivaasopachaaraha
Vasishthaha:-
Arundhatheem Puraskruthya Kuru Poojaam Ramaapatheyhe.

Meaning: (310, 311)While Lord Srinivasa asked thus, King Akaasha asked the priest respectfully-" Vasishtha! Why this delay? Please offer prayers to Lord Narayana." Sage Vasishta addressed Dharani Devi, the wife of King Akaasha...

312) Saa Sambhramaa Thsamuthdhaaya Baashpasandigdhalochanaa
Mukham Vilokya Raajendra! Krishnasya Nrupavallabhaa.

Meaning:Sage Vasishta said, " Please offer prayers to Lord Srinivasa with the help of Arundhathi." Dharani Devi who is the beloved wife of King Akaasha stood up hesitantly and with tear-filled eyes looked at the lotus-face of Lord Srinivasa....

313) Mathvaa Kruthaardhamaathmaanam Aanandaparipoojithaa
Salajjaa Poojayaamaasa Sachchidaanandavigraham.

Meaning:Dharani Devi considered herself as most fortunate and with great joy and feeling bashful she offered her prayers to Lord Srinivasa.

314) Thaam Dhrushtvaa Yoshitha Ssarvaaha Vismayaakulamaanasaaha
Praahuhu Prahrushtahrudayaaha Dharaneem Raajavallabhaam.

Meaning:The women folk looked at Dharani Devi in awe feeling happy in their hearts and told her...

315)Yoshithaha:-
Kim Thvayaa Charitham Punyam Poorvajanmani Hey Dharey!
Vaasudevaarchanavidhau Nirmithaa Parameyshthinaa.

Meaning: "Due to your innumerable good deeds in all your previous births, Lord Brahma Himself has created you giving you the status of personally offering your prayers to Lord Srinivasa...

316)Yaa Thvamiddham Poojayasi Saakshaannaaraayanam Svayam
Ithyevam Samsthuthaa Devee Dharanee Raajavallabhaa.

Meaning:who is none other than Lord Narayana Himself and you are so fortunate to perform His prayers...."

317) Thailakarpooragandheyna Chandaneyna Sugandhinaa
Archayaamaasa Kalyaanee Sreenivaasam Sureshvaram.

Meaning:Dharani Devi used perfumed oils, raw camphor, fragrant sandalwood....

318) Vasthrairnaanaavidhaihi Rathnaihi Mukthaanirmithabhooshanaihi

Meaning: new garments, varieties of precious gem stones, ornaments studded with pearls for offering prayers to the Lord.

319)Divyaalankaaraalankruthasreenivaasasya Saparikaranrupamandirapraveyshaha

Thathaha Purohithaagnyapthaha Puraanapurushoththamam
Gajamaaropayadraajaa Jaamaatharamanaamayam
Sahitho Vaasudevasthu Brahmanaa Shambhunaa Thadhaa.

Meaning:Lord Srinivasa decorated in exquisite and fine jewellery proceeds towards King Akaasha's palace along with His family.
Afterwards King Akaasha seated Lord Srinivasa, the Lord of scriptures and far removed from afflictions on Elephant Airavatha. Lord Srinivasa along with Lord Brahma, Lord Rudra...

320) Kubeyraanaahiraajeyna Garudeynaagninaa Thadhaa
Vaayunaa Varuneynaapi Yameyna Maruthaam Ganaihi.

Meaning:...Lord Kubera, Lord Adi Sesha, Lord Garuda, Lord Agnihothra (Fire), Lord Vayu (Wind), Lord Varuna (Rain), Lord Yama (Death), clan of Marudgana, wife and children...

321) Vasishtaadimunisreshtaihi Sadaaraissasuthaisthadhaa
Jagaama Raajabhavanam Rathnathoranamanditham.

Meaning:...Sage Vasishta and other monks, they reached the palace which was decorated by rubies......

322)Naanaajanasamaakeernam Naanaalankaaramanditham
Mahaavaadyasvanairyuktham Deepaayuthavideepitham.

Meaning:...filled with huge crowds, decorated beautifully, melodious music resonating in the air and innumerable lamps illuminating the palatial structure.

323)Jaamaathrusahitho Raajaa Dwaarathoranasannidhau
Chathurangabalam Mukthva Gruhaanthargamthumudyathaha.

Meaning:...King Akaasha, leaving the four-winged army accompanying his aristocratic son-in-law Lord Srinivasa and as he was entering the palace....

324)Thathraantharey Sreenivaasam Neeraajayithumaagathaa
Thondamaanrupatheyrbhaaryaa Kumkumodakabhaajanam.

Meaning: KingThondaman's wife brought a pot of water mixed with vermillion (used in the ritual meant for removing negative/afflicted aura)....

325)Samaadaayaashu Kalyaanee Vaasudeyvamapoojayath
Thathaha Pashchaachreenivaasaha Praavishadraajamandiram.

Meaning:...and performed the "harathi" ritual and the Divine Lord Srinivasa....

326) Dvaaraanyatheethyaadha Bahooni Maadhavo Raagnyaa Sameytho Bhavanam Pravishya
Rathnaasaney Raajavinirmithey Harihi Raraaja Raajeevasamaananeythraha.

Meaning: Accompanied by the King Lord Srinivasa entered crossed many gates to enter the King's palace and finally the Square Hall to be seated on a ruby-studded throne.

327) Chathusthambhaam Rathnaveydeem Adhishtaapya Khagadhvajam
Parivaarya Cha Thasthusthey Munayo Veethakalmashaaha.

Meaning:Great sages and monks who had created history were seated surrounding the Lord.

328) Brahmaanamagrathaha Kruthvaa Sarvey Deyvaa Yadhaasukham
Swarnaasaney Samaaseenaaha Pashyantho Nayanothsavam.

Meaning:The clan of Devas (Godly clan) first seated Lord Brahma and then seated themselves on golden thrones and feasted on the surroundings with their eyes....

329) Thathsa Raajaa Dharmaathmaa Chakrey Mangalamajjanam
Saapi Snaathvaa Mahaaraaja! Thaileyna Cha Sugandhinaa.

Meaning:As soon as King Akaasha finished his auspicious bath, even Dharani Devi bathed with perfumed oils...

330) Alanchakaaraalankaaraihi Svaathmaanam Raajavallabhaa
Swamipushkarineethoyam Hemakumbhaprapooritham.

Meaning:and decorated herself with jewels. Filling golden pots with water from the Swami Pushkarini lake she sent it through brahmins....

Friday, July 24, 2015

Sri Venkatachala Mahathyam (wedding chapter295-309)

                                                          LORD SRINIVASA

Vivaahaahaardham Sreenivaasaanayanaaya Thanmandiram Prathi Nrupaagamanam
295) Dadau Cha Dakshinaa Thaamboolancha Dvijanmanaam
Evambhoothey Maheepaala! Kalyaanadivasey Hareyhe.

Meaning:King goes to the temple to fetch Lord Srinivasa for the wedding
After all the procedures that had taken place on Lord Srinivasa's wedding day

296) Shukravaarey Dashamyaancha Saayankaaley Viyanrupaha
Chathurangabalam Sarvam Nidhaaya Purathaha Sutham.

Meaning:On the evening of Friday, Dasami Thithi, along with His son leading the " Chathuranga Balam" ( four wings of army comprising of elephants, chariots, cavalry and infantry)...

297) Vasudaanam Mahaaraaja! Thondamaanancha Sodaram
Purohitham Puraskruthya Saha Sambandhibaandhavaihi.

Meaning: along with Thondaman who was the brother of Vasudasa, the priest, relatives...

298) Airaavatham Mahaanaagam Rathnakambalabhooshitham
Megharaadvarnasamyuktham Badhdhaghantaakulaanvitham.

Meaning: with the complexion of the blue sky, decorated by bells, ruby-studded garment spread over His back....

299) Rakthadantham Mahaaraavam Karnabadhdhasuchaamaram
Purandaram Puraskruthya Gajamairaavatham Thadhaa.

Meaning:along with the royal elephant Airavatha who had red teeth, growled loudly, had beautiful fans fitted to its ears, along with Lord Indra, the priest...

300) Aahvaanakaaranaathpraapthaha Sreenivaasalayam Thadaa
Thasmin Mahaagruhey Raajan! Ayuthasthambhashobhithaam.

Meaning:went to the residence of Lord Srinivasa. That castle had thousand pillars...

301) Sabhaam Chakaara Rathnaadhyaam Vishvakarmaa Vibhoho Priyaam
Thathraaseenaaha Mahaabhaagaaha Brahmaadyaaha Sarvadevathaaha.

Meaning:The Conference Hall studded with precious gems was dearest to Lord Srinivasa and constructed by Viswakarma. In that Hall Devas along with Lord Brahma....

302) Vishwaamithro Bharadwaajo Vasishto Gauthamasthadhaa
Bhrugurathrihi Pulasthyascha Vaalmeekirmidhileyshwaraha.

Meaning:Sage Viswamithra, Sage Bharadwaja, Sage Vasishta, Sage Gauthama, Sage Bhrugu, Sage Athri, Sage Pulasthya, Sage Valmiki, Sage Janaka....

303) Vaikhaanasashcha Durvaasaa Maarkandeyo dha Gaalavaha
Dadheechishchyavano Raajan! Sanakascha Sanandanaha.

Meaning: Sage Vaikhanasa, Sage Durvasa, Sage Markandeya, Sage Galava, Sage Dadheechi, Sage Chyavana, Sage Sanaka, Sage Sananda...

304) Ethey Sreshtathamaa Lokey Munayo Veethakalmashaaha
Jataamakutabhooshaangaaha Jvalathkrupnaajinaambaraaha.

Meaning:people who created history, world famous personalities, long-haired, with elaborately decorated head gear and sages who wore brilliantly shining Krishnajina (yagnopavitham).....

305) Kashyapasthu Puraskruthya Samaaseenaaha Sabhaantharey
Thanmadhye Vaasudevasthu Rathnakambalasamyuthaha.

Meaning:...appointing Sage Kashyapa as their Director seated themselves in the Conference Hall. Lord Srinivasa was seated on a ruby-studded carpet that was spread in the middle of the conference.

306) Kruthaanjaliputasthasdhau Brahmaa Lokapithaamahaha
Thathsabhaadvaaramaasaadya Raajaa Sathyaparaakramaha.

Meaning:The Father of the entire Universe, the Four-Faced Lord Brahma stood with joined hands. King Akaasha who was a great warrior neared the gates of the Conference Hall...

307) Purohitham Puraskruthya Sampraaptho Harisannidham
Samuththasdhau Vaasudevo Drishtvaa Raajaanamaagatham.

Meaning:accompanied by the priest. On seeing the King Lord Srinivasa rose from His seat...

308) Parirambhanamaasaadya Bhagavaan Vaakyamabraveeth
SREENIVAASAHA:-
Bhavaan Sreshtathamothyantham Vrudhdhosi Nrupasaththama.

Meaning:embraced the King and exclaimed," O King! Even though you are old you are great!

309) Kimardhamaagathosi Thvam Madgruham Raajasaththama!
Vasudaanasthu Raajendra! Samaahvaaney Niyojaya.

Meaning: Why did you have to come to my residence?! You could have sent your son Vasuda to invite me!!"

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Sri Venkatachala Mahathyam (wedding chapter 272-294)

                                                      GODDESS PADMAVATHI

Sreenivaasaagnyayaa Thondamaanrupakrutha Divyaannasajjeeekaranam

272) Raathristhu Panchaghatikaa Samabhoochcha Thadhaa Thathaha
Jagaama Bhavanam Raajan! Svakeeyam Raajavallabhaha.

Meaning:  Following the orders of Lord Srinivasa Thondaman prepares exotic meal.
King Akaasha left at 5 ghadiyas in the night ( ghadiya is a hindu hour which consists of 24 english minutes ) for his Palace.

273) Thadaa Gatho Mahaaraaja! Thondamaano Maheepathey
Thamaaha Karunam Sreemaan Sreenivaasaha Kshudhaardithaha.

Meaning:At that time Thondaman had arrived. Lord Srinivasa was extremely hungry and He desperately....

274) SREENIVASAHA:
Vaivaahikajanaassarvey Upavaasaparaayanaaha
Ahancha Mama Puthrascha Maathaa Suraadayaha.

Meaning: Lord Srinivasa said:"People who have all come for the wedding are starving, not to mention Myself, my son Lord Brahma, my Mother, Goddess Vakulamalika, the Devas.....

275) Bhaaryaa Pathivrathaa Lakshmeehi Kshudhayaa Parimohithaaha
Theyshaamannam Mahaaraja! Bhakshyaani Vividhaani Cha.

Meaning:...my spouse Lakshmi....we all are awfully hungry. Organise meals, varieties of savouries....

276) Kuru Raajan! Sathvarasthvam Rusheenaa Moordhvareythasaam
Paakasthvathra Visesheyna Karthavyo Jaathavedasaa.

Meaning:...immediately. Agnihothra can arrange for suitable meals for the Sages who have conquered their sensory organs.

277) Mamaapi Cha Preyshaneeyam Pakvaannam Raajasaththama!
Vaasudeyvavachaha Shruthvaa Vasudhesho Braveedhdhdareem.

Meaning:You have to send cooked rice for me immediately"..as Srinivasa spoke Thondaman told....

278) Thondamaanaha:
Idam Shareeram Jagadeesha! Raajyam Thvadeeyameythadhdhi Mukundamoorthey
Saro Yadhaa Lokagathim Prapannaha Thadhaa Mamaannam Prathi Muhyasi Thvam.

Meaning:O Lord Narayana Incarnate Lord Srinivasa! The entire Universe is ruled You. But you are appealing for food like a normal human being.

279) Evamukthvaa Mahaaraaja! Jagaama Bhavanam Svakam
Kshaneyna Kaarayaamaasa Paakam Raajaa Havirbhujaa.

Meaning:Thondaman expressed his disbelief thus and went to his house and arranged for Lord Agnihothra to cook...

280) Rusheenaam Vedavidushaam Suraanaam Surayoshithaam
Raajaannamarpayaamaasa Vipraanaam Chaa Nnakaankshinaam.

Meaning:and served the scholarly Sages, Devas, women folk of the Deva clan, the starving brahmins who craved for food.

281)Bhojanam Kruthavanthasthey Bhakshyaannarasasamyutham
Vaasudevaaya Raajendraha Preyshayaamaasa Saadaraha..

Meaning:After all of them finished their meal of varieties of savouries and juices, for the sake of Lord Srinivasa....

282)Annam Bahuvidham Bhakshyam Samaasham Madhusamyutham
Svayam Sameythya Raajendrokalpayadbhojanam Hareyhe.

Meaning:Thondaman brought specially prepared varieties of dishes made out of green gram and honey and placed them along with cooked rice.

283) Bubhujey Purushasreshtho Lakshmyaa Cha Parameyshthinaa
Maathraa Cha Sahitho Raajan! Saseysho Garudaanvithaha.

Meaning:Lord Srinivasa enjoyed the feast along with Goddess Lakshmi, Lord Brahma-the four-faced One, Mother Goddess Vakulamalika, Lord Adiseshu, and Lord Garuda.

284) Dathvaa Vasthraani Divyaani Jaamaathuhu Shreepathenrupa
Jagaama Bhavanam Raajaa Vaasudevaagnyayaa Thadaa.

Meaning: The King presented new garments to the son-in-law to be and after taking leave of Him left for his residence.

285)Gathey Raagni Mahaaraaja! Sreenivaasasthvaraanvithaha
Nidraam Chakaara Vidhivath Nirdoshopi Sukhaasaney.

Meaning:As soon as the King left, Lord Srinivasa could not sleep. He pretended to sleep on a soft bed like a normal human being.

286) Evam Gathaa Cha Saa Raathrihi Prabhaathasamayo Bhavath
Poorvadevaguro rvaaraha Sampraaptho Rashameediney.

Meaning:The night went by and in the morning after Suprabhatham (celebrating the breaking of dawn) it was a Friday, and the thithi was Dashami (10th lunar day).

287) Samuthdhitho Vaasudevaha Kruthamangalamajjanaha
Vasishtamabraveedraajan! Bhagavaan Venkateswaraha.

Meaning:Lord Srinivasa woke up and performed the ritualistic holy bath and spoke to Sage Vasishta...

288) SREE BHAGAVAAN:
Sahaiva Bhojanam Kaaryam Lakshmyaa Cha Parameyshthinaa
Maathraa Purohitheynaapi Vayam Panchaannavarjithaaha.

Meaning: The Lord said, " O Sage! Myself, Goddess Lakshmi, The Four-Faced Lord Brahma, My Mother Goddess Vakulamalika and the priest, the five of us...

289)Raagnyasthubhavaney Raajaa Raajapathnee Pathivrathaa
Kanyaa Purohitho Bhraathaa They Pi Panchaannavarjithaaha.

290) Evamukthvaa Visishtanthu Puriohitha! Marindama!
Kuberamabraveedraajan! Sreenivaasaha Sathaam Gathihi.

Meaning for 289, 290: King Akaasha, his wife, the bride Padmavathi, their priest and brother of the bride ...we all should not eat. We can eat only time (presumably on the wedding day). And the Lord addressed Lord Kubera thus...

291) SREENIVAASAHA:
Gachcha Yakshaganaadhyaksha Raajaanam Viprakaaranaath
Ithi Thadvachanam Shruthvaa Yaksharaadraajasaththamam.

Meaning: .." Pass on this message through brahmins to King Akaasha." Then Lord Kubera...

292)Gathvaaha Bhaaratheem Punyaam Sreenivaaseyna Bhaashithaam
Kuberaha:
Bhojanam Thvrushimukhyaanaam Karthavyam Poorvameyva Hi.

Meaning:Lord Kubera after conveying Lord Srinivasa's message to King Akaasha said, " O King! Please arrange for the meals of the scholarly Sages and Brahmins now itself because...

293) Muhoorthakaalo Raathrau Thu Naadikaasyusthrayodasha
Thadaa Saadhyam Mahaaraja! Raathryaam Braahmanabhojanam.

Meaning:...the muhurtha (auspicious time) of the wedding is at 13 ghadiyas ( ghadiya is a Hindu Hour which consists of 24 English minutes) and they will not be able to eat around that time".

294) Ithi Sandishya Raajaanam Kuberaha Punaraagathaha
Thadhaa Chakaara Raajatshihi Bhojanam Brahmavaadinaam.

Meaning: Lord Kubera returned after he conveyed the required arrangements. Lord Akaasha arranged for the scholarly Sages and Brahmins immediately according to the requirements.

Friday, July 17, 2015

Sri Venkatachala Mahathyam (wedding chapter 257-271)

                                                             GODDESS DURGA

257) Vaasudevasya Ye Bhakthaaha Theynyonyam Parireybhirey.

Sreenivaasasya Padmaavathyaa Saha Durgaadarshanapoorvakam Purapraveyshaha

Nagaradwaaranilayaam Durgaa Maasaadya Bhakthithaha.

Meaning: Lord Srinivasa along with Goddess Parvathi prayed to Goddess Durga and entered the township.
Devotees of God from both sides ( i.e. from Lord Srinivasa's and Goddess Padmavathi's sides respectively) embraced each other.

258) Padmaavathyanugo Maayee Deyveem Nathvaa Viseyshathaha
Varam Yayaachey Govindaha " Kuru Bhaaryaamimaa" Mithi.

Meaning: Lord Srinivasa followed Goddess Padmavathi to the temple of Goddess Durga  situated near the gates of the township and appealed to Goddess Durga for a boon, " Please present this Padmavathi to me as my wife!"

259)Padmaavathee Visaalaakshee Saavithree Varamuththamam
Pathim Kuru Ramaanaatham Sreenivaasam Jaganmayam.

Meaning:  Even the wide-eyed Goddess Padmavathi prayed to Goddess Durga " Please present Lord Srinivasa who pervades the entire Universe to me as my husband."

260) Ithi Vruthvaa Cha Saa Deyveem Nathvairaavathamaashrithaa
Garudaskandhamaaroodho Bhagavaan Bhakthavathsalaha.

Meaning:After praying Goddess Padmavathi sat on the elephant named "Airavatham" and Lord Srinivasa, who is ever compassionate to His devotees sat astride Lord Garuda.

261) Deepakaisthailasamsikthaihi Sahasraayuthasankhyaikaihi
Laajaan Pushpaanyakshathaamscha Vikiradbhirithasthathaha.

Meaning: As thousands of oil lamps shined brightly everywhere while flowers, turmeric-soaked rice, malted grains showered from either sides...

262) Sthuvadbhirvandivrunaischa Sasoothairmaagadhairapi
Aaseervaadam Prakurvadbhirveydaghoshapurassaram.

Meaning:  As loud chants of prayers and vedas reverberated in the surroundings....

263)Brahmaadibhihi Surasreshthaihi Bhoosuraihi Sukapoorvakaihi
Sreenivaasam Prapashyadbhihi Pauranaareenarairvruthaha.

Meaning: in the company of people belonging to Lord Brahma's Deva (Godly) sect, sages who belonged to the sect of Sri Suka's brahmin,  large crowds of men and women whose eyes feasted on the sight of Lord Srinivasa.......

264)Veenaavenumrudangaanscha Panavaanakadundhubheen
Vaadayarbhirjanaischaanyaihi Vaaranaareeganaisthadhaa.

Meaning: Along with general crowds and groups of entertainers who played the veena, flute, drums, cymbals, dundhubhis.....

265) Gandharvairgaananipunaihi soothaamaathyaischa Samyuthaha
Aakasharaajo Dharmaathmaa Sreenivaasaparaayanaha.

Meaning:accompanied by expert vocalists, Gandharva (celestial beings) musicians, charioteers and ministers,  the wise and just King Akaasha who is unflinchingly devoted and loyal to Lord Srinivasa..

266) Padmaavathyaa Sameytham Tham Sreenivaasam Sasambhramam
Sanchaarayan Samnthaachcha Naaraayanapurey Shanaihi.

Meaning:led Lord Srinivasa who was accompanied by Goddess Padmavathi towards Narayanapuram in a grand procession..

267) Rambhaasthambhaihi Ikshudandaihi Poogeepothairalankrutham
Rasaalapallavayuthihi Poornakumbhairalankrutham.

Meaning: decorated by plantain trees, sugar cane trees, betel nut trees, decorated by pots filled with tender mango leaves....

268)Mukthaajaalaavruthaischaanyaihi Padmaraagaviraajithaihi
Vajravaidhooryakhachithaihi Indraneelasamaprabhaihi.

Meaning: decorated by attractive strands of pearls, strings of lotus flowers, while gem stones like diamonds, cat's eyes, saphires, rubies shined brilliantly...

269) Thadhaa Marakathaprakhyaihi Thoranairupashobhitham
Kunkumodakasampoorna Kanthkanakabhaajanaihi.

Meaning: festoons studded with emeralds, golden pots over flowing with red water (mixture of water and vermillion)...

270) Sthreebhirneeraajayantheebhihi Raajamaanachathushpadham
Vedithrayam Parikramya Vaasudevaalayam Yayau.

Meaning:accompanied by women who offered brightly lit camphor and after circulating the three stages arranged in the middle of beautifully decorated four-crossing roads, King Akaasha led Lord Srinivasa to a house specially arranged for the stay of the Lord..

271) Praveshayaamaasa Varam Sumandiram Shree Venkatesham Bahurathnasammitham
Thadbandhukhandam Munivaryaguptham Balam Yayau Naadhanikeythaneshu.

Meaning:The bridegroom entered the house which was decorated by rubies. His relatives were given royal suites for their stay.



Thursday, July 9, 2015

Sri Venkatachala Mahathyam (wedding chapter 236-256)


SREENIVAASAABHIMUKHATHAYAA SVAPURAATH SAPARIKARAVIYANNRUPAAGAMANAM
236) Kruthvaashtamyaam Thathra Vaasam Navamyaam Guruvaasarey
Prabhaathasamaye Praapthey Sreenivaasasthvaraanvithaha.

Meaning:Resting there on Ashtami Thithi (8th day of the Hindu Lunar Calendar) Lord Srinivasa started His journey early morning on Navami Thithi ( 9th day of the Hindu Lunar Calendar) Thrusday.......

237) Punargarudamaaruhya Guruvaarey Jagadguruhu
Chathurangabalaadhyaksham Brahmaanancha Pithaamaham.

Meaning:Again mounting Lord Garuda placing the Leader of "Chathuranga Balam" ( four wings of army comprising of elephants, chariots, cavalry and infantry)....

238)Nidhaaya Puratho Raajan! Jagaama Jagadeeshwaraha
Asthaadrim Prasthithey Bhaanau Thasminkaaley Maheepathey.

Meaning: ....in front of Himself, Lord Srinivasa started His journey. At the time of sunset......

239) Ashtavargam Svayam Kruthvaa Kruthakauthukamangalaha
Padmaavatheem Snaapayithvaa Gandhathaileyna Bhoomipa!

Meaning:King Akaasha arranged perfumed oil to be applied Goddess Padmavathi's hair,who had just finished performing ritualistic worship to the transiting planets....


240) Alankruthya Varaam Kanyaam Alankaarairmaheepathihi
Gajamaaropya Tharasaa Puthreem Puthreehithey Rathaha.

Meaning:...decorating Goddess Padmavathi with attractive accessories, performing auspicious rituals and seated Goddess Padmavathi on an elephant....

241) Aakaasharaajo Dharmaathmaa Puthreyna Saha Samyuthaha
Purohitheyna Shakreyna Thondamaaneyna Niryayau.

 Meaning: King Akaasha started forward along with his son, his priest Devendra and Thondaman.

242)Sreenivaasam Jagadyonim Drashtukaamo Ramaapathim
Chathurangabalaihi Sarvaihi Gajaashvaradhasamyuthaihi.

Meaning:  Desiring an audience with Lord Srinivasa who is the Creator of the Universe
King Akaasha accompanied by the strength of " Chathuranga Balam"  (four wings of army comprising of elephants, chariots, cavalry and infantry)....

243)Dhvajaischaiva Pathaakaabhihi Chaamarairvyajanairapi
Bheridundhubhinirghoshaihi Vaadithraanaam Mahaasvanaihi.

Meaning:....flags, decorative and ornamental fans, auspicious musical instruments like Bheri and Dundhubhi,auspicious melody instruments and...

244)Narthakairnatakaischaiva Soothamaagadhavandibhihi
Sthooyamaano Mahaaraaja! Sainyamadhye Vyaraajatha.

Meaning:dancers, choreographers, charioteers, people reading out "vamsavali" ( " geneology" of family/dynasty; line/lineage) and people who felicitate King Akaasha by flowery speeches, the King was radiant in appearance in the midst of the army.

SREENIVAASAVIYANNRUPAPADMAAVATHEEM PARASPARAAVALOKANAM

245) Yadhaakaashey Chandrabimbam Nakshathraganamandaley
Raajaa Dadarsha Govindam Shakreyna Paridarshitham.

Meaning: Like the bright and shining moon amidst innumerable stars in the sky....

246) Garudaskandhamaaroodham Shwethachchathraadibhiryutham
Sukumaaram Yuvaanancha Sundaram Sundaraananam.

Meaning: Seated on the back of Lord Garuda with a shining white umbrella and ornamental fans, Lord Srinivasa looked youthful, virile,stunningly handsome with a beautiful lotus-like countenance....

247)Sreenivaasam Jagadyonim Sachchidaanandavigraham
Drushtvaa Santhushtamanasaa Sa Radhaa Davaruhya Cha.

Meaning: As Lord Srinivasa, who is the Creator of the Universe and ever-blissful was first greeted by the priest Sri.Devendra, King Akaasha, feeling over joyed in his heart alighted from the chariot....

248)Padmaavatheem Svaputhreencha Nidhaaya Puratho Nrupaha
Purohitham Puraskruthya Cheydam Vachanamabraveeth.

Meaning: Placing Goddess Padmavathi before him, King Akaasha along with the priest Sri.Devendra neared Lord Srinivasa and...

249)Akaasha Rajaha:-

Dhanyoham Kruthakruthyoham Swargamaargasamaasthithaha
Evam Vadantham Thathkaaley Sreenivaasaha Sathaam Gathihi.

Meaning:  As King Akaasha  exclaimed with great happiness, " I am indeed fortunate, I have become " krithakrithya" ( a person who has done evrything, nothing and no karma remains for that person), I have attained Paradise itself!" .....


250)Dadarsha Raajashaardoolam Naaradeyna Pradarshitham
Naaradaha:-
Deerghashmashrum Deerghabaahum Sarvadaa Deerghadarshanam.

Meaning: Lord Narada informed Lord Srinivasa thus, " That person with a long moustache,  big arms and wisdom to analyse and execute efficient work at all times....

251)Svashuram Thava Govinda! Pashya Maadhava ! Bhoomipam
Sreenivaasaha:-
Dhanyam Naarada! Majjanma Yadaakaashodya Baandhava.

Meaning: ......he happens to be your father-in-law." As Narada gestured towards King Akaasha, Lord Srinivasa exclaimed in happiness, " For attaining a relationship with such a King I am indeed fortunate and my birth has attained elevation...

252) Sambandhastheyna Sampraapthaha Kim Mayaa Charitham Puraa
Vadathyevam Hrisheekeshey Raajaa Sathyaparaakramaha.

Meaning: ...to have gained this relationship with King Akaasha what good deeds I must have performed!" As Lord Srinivasa expressed His sentiments...

253) Dvaarathoranamaasaadya Sreenivaasam Dadarsha Ha
Poojayaamaasa Govindam Vasanaabharanaadibhihi.

Meaning: King Akaasha, nearing the gate with rich garments and ornaments....

254) Gandhathaileyna Raajendra! Jaamaatharamapoojayath
Saa Dadarsha Varaarohaa Pathim Paramapaavanam.

Meaning:.... and perfumed oils honoured and felicitated his son-in-law. Goddess Padmavathi, feeling extremely shy looked at Her husband-to-be, the most Pure and Divine Lord Srinivasa.

255) Padmaavathee Visalaakshee Lajjayaa Parimohithaa
Thaam Dadarsha Jagadyonihi Kamalaaksheem Maheepathey!

Meaning: The extremely shy lotus-eyed and wide-eyed Goddess Padmavathi and the Creator of the Universe Lord Srinivasa looked at each other.

256) Padmaavatheesreenivaasau Vaahanaadavaruhya Cha
Anyonyaalokaanam Raajan! Chakraathey Samsthithau Thathaha.

Meaning: Lord Srinivasa and Goddess Padmavathi descended from Their respective chariots and kept staring at each other....

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Sri Venkatachala Mahathyam (wedding chapter 222-235)

                                                     CARISSA CARANDAS FRUITS

222) Kimanyena Praakrutheyna Phalenaalparaseyna Mey
Thadhaapi Thava Vaakyena Karishye Bhojanam Muney.

Meaning: The Lord said, "Oh Shuka! I am so pleased to listen to your honeyed-speech. Why this delay?"

223) Saanthvayithvaa Munivaram Garudaadavaruhya Saha
Kuteeram Sampravisyaadha Saputhraha Saparigrahaha.

Meaning: Highly pleased by the gentle words of the Sage, the Lord along with his son, family and friends entered the Sage's hermitage.

224)Mungyahi Kruthaasaney Ramye Samsthithaha Parameshvaraha
Shukaha Snaathvaa Padmatheerthey Kruthvaannam Bhakthisamyuthaha.

Meaning:The Lord seated Himself on a grass mattress ('darbhasanam'). Sri Shuka Yogeendra bathed in the Lotus Lake (Pushkarini).....

225) Amruthaabeejanichayam Mushtibhihi Pravihathya Cha
Thaththandulairmahaaraaja! Kruthavaanannamuththamam.

Meaning: ...and beat honeyed grains with his fists to extract rice grains from them. Once the rice grains were extracted Sri Shuka Yogeendra cooked the rice with reverence.

226)Bruhatheephalasamyuktham Thinthrineerasasamyutham
Svaantharasthasya Yadyogam Poojaasaadhanameyva Cha.

Meaning: Sri Shuka Yogeendra made a meal out of a mixture of tamarind juice and Carissa Carandas ( Kalakai- tamil, Vakudu Kaya- telugu) fruits, convinced in his heart that it was the favourite juice of the Lord....

227) Theynaiva Baahyamoorthesthu Poojanam Saadhusammatham
Ithi Mathvaardhathaththvagnya Kruthvaa Paadaavaneyjanam.

Meaning: Desiring to worship the effulgent golden form of the Lord present before his eyes, a follower of the holy scriptures, the scholarly Sage handed over water to the Lord for Him to wash His Lotus Feet....

228)Padmapathraani Chaastheerya Thathraannam Rasasamyutham
Vinikshipya Visesheyna Kruthasaashtaangasannathihi.

Meaning:Spreading lotus leaves and placing the rice cooked with tamarind and Carissa Carandas juice, Sri Shuka Yogeendra prostrated to the Lord....

229)" Bhojanam Kuru Govinda! Sadaa Poornamanoradha!"
Evam Sampraardhitho Devaha Shukeyna Paramarshinaa.

Meaning: " O Lord of Truth! Govinda! Please eat this meal!" Sri Shuka Yogeendra appealed thus.....

230) Thadbhakthipaaravashyena Bhagavaanaathmabhoossvayam
Rusheenaamuchithaahaaraan Bubhujey Sarvabhojanaha.

Meaning:The Lord who resides in living and non-living beings, pleased by Sri Shuka Yogeendra's devotion and dedication ate the meal which is suitable for Monks and Sages.

231)Lakshmeesthasyaagnyayaa Maathraa Saardham Vakulamaalayaa
Bubhujey Muninaa Daththam Thadannamamruthaprabham.

Meaning:After which following the Lord's orders Goddess Lakshmi and Goddess Vakula also ate the meal.

232) Thasmin Bhukthavathi Sreeshey Rushayaha Kopapoorithaaha
Thadaa Shukam Bheeshayanthaha Samuththasthurvaraasanaath.

Meaning: As soon as Lord Srinivasa finished His meal all the monks abruptly rose from their seats, enraged and furious with Shuka Yogeendra and trying to intimidate him....;..

233) Shaapaanugrahasaamardhya Saadhanaascha Thapodhanaaha
Theyshaam Mathasthu Vignyaaya Bhagavaan Bahiraagathaha.

Meaning: The Lord guessed the reason behind the anger of all the monks who had the power to bless or curse the Lord Himself......

234)Phoothkaaram Kruthavaan Krishnaha Sarveyshaam Thrupthiheythavey
Thanmukhaambhojasambhootha Vaayunaa Thrupthiheythunaa.

Meaning: In order to satisfy everybody the Lord blew "PHOOOOO..". The pleasing wind that came from the Lord's lotus-like countenace....

235)Suradheynvaa Yadhaa Thrupthaaha Thadhaiva Munipungavaaha
Shukam Santhoshayaamaasuhu Vachanaihi Sthothramishrithaihi.

Meaning: .... making all the monks  satiated and happy as though they had feasted on a meal prepared and served by Kamadhenu (the wish yielding holy cow), they ardently praised and pleased Sri Shuka Yogeendra.

Friday, July 3, 2015

Sri Venkatachala Mahathyam

                                                LORD SRI VENKATESWARA SWAMY

JULY 4TH, 2015, SATURDAY,  LORD'S CONSTELLATION:-SHRAVANA NAKSHATHRAM.

Those who wish to get married and those who are in search of their soul mate can read Sri Venkatachala Mahathyam ( atleast 10 slokas with meaning per day) published in this blog. The Lord will grant their cherished dreams and wishes.

Sri Venkatachala Mahathyam (wedding chapter 211-221)


                                       VAKULA DEVI TEMPLE (NEAR TIRUPATHI)

BHAGAVANTHAM PRATHI SHUKAMUNIKRUTHA UPACHAARAKRAMAHA:

211) Praaptham Garudamaaroodham Krishnadwaipaayanaathmajaha
Saashtaanganyasanam Raajan! Pranipathya Shukobraveeth
Thapascha Saphalam Manye Krutham Mey Purushotthama!

Meaning:Lord Krishna Dwaipayana's son  Sri Shuka Yogeendra prostrating to Lord Srinivasa who arrived riding astride Lord Garuda said, " Oh, Best of Men! My penance has fructified!!"

212) Yo Bhavaan Brahmaarudraadyaihi Agamyo Vedagocharaha
Tham Bhavantham Prapashyaami Nethraabhyaam Prushotthama.

Meaning: My eyes are able to see the One who is not visible even to Lord Brahma or Lord Rudra, but accessible only through Vedas......

213) Naputhramithraakhilalokapaalam Sesheyna Lakshmyaa Cha Yutham Yathoham
Pashyaami Bhaagyodayashaalidrugbhyaam Thvathpaadapoojaa Saphalaa Thatho Mey.

 Meaning: It is my greatest fortune to witness the sight of You and worship Your Lotus Feet while You are in the company of friends, relatives, Lord Adi Sesha and Goddess Lakshmi....

214) Vignyaapanam Mey Shrunu Devaraaja! Prasaadahethosthava Vaasudeva
Kruthvaa Krupaam Venkatashailanaadha! Bhukthvaa Madeeyam Phalakandamoolam.

Meaning: Oh Lord Srinivasa! Please listen to my earnest appeal. Kindly have mercy on me and accept to eat the roots ( like sweet potatoes, yam etc.) offered by me....

215)Ithyuktho Muninaa Theyna Vaasudevobhyabhaashatha
SRI BHAGAVAAN:-
Shrunu Thaapasashaardoola! Vachanam Saadhusammatham.

Meaning: Lord Srinivasa replied, " O Sage! Please listen to my words that which have been accepted and recognised by great people.

216) Bhagavaan Krusho Viraagee Cha Brahmachaaree Dhrudavrathaha
Vayam Samsaaranirathaaha Bahavasshchaathra Bhoosura.

Meaning: You have become weak due to rigorous penance. You are far removed from luxuries. You are practising celibacy and you are disciplined follower of religious doctrines and very orthodox. As for myself and the people who are accompanying me, we are all materialistic and worldy.

217) Adyaiva Nagareem Gathvaa Raagnyasthasya Mahaathmanaha
Thathraiva Bhojanam Kurma Ithi Mey Varthathey Manaha.

Meaning: A number of people have arrived along with me here. We are all travelling to the city of King Akaasha to be his guests.

218) Vadathyevam Hrisheekeyshey Vyaasaputhrobhyabhaashatha
SRI SHUKA:-
Nishkinchanoham Govinda! Nishkinchanajanapriya.

Meaning: On listening to L:ord Srinivasa's words Sri Shuka Yogeendra said, " I have nothing of my own! I am loved by simple folks.

219) Thvayi Bhukthey Jagadbhuktham Naathra Kaaryaa Vichaaranaa
Vadathyevam Shukey Krishnam Vakulaa Vaakyamabraveeth.

Meaning: If You eat what I have to offer, it will mean that the entire population in this world has devoured the meal, there is no doubt about that". Goddess Vakula at this juncture....

220) VAKULA:-
Shrunu Thadvachanam Krishna! Thvadvivaahey Ramaapathey!
Yathnam Bahuvidham Chakrey Raajaanam Sa Hi Bodhayan.

Meaning: Goddess Vakula Devi said, " Srinivasa! Please listen to Sri Shuka Yogeendra's words. He has taken much effort in convincing King Akaasha with regard to your matrimony."

221) Ithi Maathurvachaha Maadhavaha Shukamabraveeth
SREENIVAASAHA:-
Thvadvaakyaamruthapaaneyna Thrupthirmeybhoonmuneeshwara!

Meaning: Lord Srinivasa addressed Sri Shuka Muneendra thus:-
"Oh Great Sage! I am highly satisfied after listening to your nectar-like words.....

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Sri Venkatachala Mahathyam (wedding chapter 190-210)

                                                            SWAMI PUSHKARINI


VIYADRAAJAPURAM PRATHI SAPARIKARAsREENIVASAGAMANAM:-

190) Sa Idhamuktho Bhagavaan Garudaskandhamaasthithaha
Brahmaanamagrathaha Kruthvaa Rudhram Kruthvaa Thu Dakshiney.

Meaning:Lord Srinivasa, along with the mighty army flies towards the City of King Akaashaa:-

Lord Srinivasa mounted Lord Garuda with Lord Brahma in front of Him, Lord Rudra in the southern direction.....

191) Vaamey Vaayum Thathaha Kruthvaa Kumaaram Prushthathasthadhaa
Ramaamaaropayaamaasa Radham Kaanchananirmitham.

Meaning: .....on His left side Lord Vayu ( Wind God), Lord Kumaaraswami behind Him, Goddess Sridevi seated on a Golden chariot....

192) Maatharam Vakulaam Raajan Vimaanam Sooryasannibham
Samaaropya Mahaaraajan Bhagavaan Bhakthavathsalaha.

Meaning: Lord Srinivasa  seated His Mother, Goddess Vakula Devi on a flight that was as dazzlingly bright as the Sun God, while He Himself sat astride Lord Garuda....

193) Svayanthu Garudaroodho Jagaama Cha Sathaam Gathihi
Sesho Dadhaara Raajendra! Swethachchathram Shashiprabhaam.

Meaning:As the Lord was about to start His travel, Lord Adi Sesha arrived carrying an umbrella as brilliantly white as the moonlight.....

194) Chaamarey Chandrasankaashey Veejayaamaasa Maaruthaha
Vyajaneyna Vichithreyna Rathnadandena Maadhavam.

Meaning: Lord Vayu ( Wind God ) with both hands started fanning with two fans that resembled the coolness and brilliance of moonlight.....

195) Veejayaamaasa Raajendra! Vishvaksenaha Prathaapavaan
Bhereedundhubhinirghoshaihi Vaadithraanaam Mahaasvanthaihi.

Meaning:The brave warrior, Lord Vishvaksena used a beautiful fan whose handle was studded with brilliant rubies for cooling the breeze.... while auspicious percussion instruments like Bheri, Dundubhi were played and other melody instruments' resonance filled the air........

196) Narthakairnatanaischaiva Haahaahoohooyuthonjasaa
Yayau Vibhavamaapannaha Sarvaathmaa Sarvathomukhaha.

Meaning:Lord Srinivasa who is All-Pervading and resides in all beings, commenced His grand journey in the company of dancing starts, choreographers, the Gandharva clan ( celestial musicians who were renowned in fine arts like music and dance) who all sang "Hahahoohoo" ......

197) Gamaney Vaasudevasya Deyvaanaamapi Bhoomipa
Rusheenaam PoorvadeyvaanaamGandhravaanaam Thapasvinaam.

Meaning: congregation of Devas, of monks, of demons, of Gandharvas (celestial musicians), of religious practitioners....

198) Sammardaha Sambabhoovaathra Pashoonaam Maanushaathmanaam
Vanithaanaancha Vrudhdhaanaam Baalaanaam Raakshasaamapi.

Meaning: collection of animals, crowds of people in innumerable groups of women, the old, children and demons gathered everywhere.

199) Anyonyam Kalahasthathra Vanithaanaamabhooththadaa
Risheenaam Rushikanyaanaam Devasthreenaancha Deivathaihi.

Meaning:Women folk who were gathered were quarrelling among themselves.  Monks, young women belonging to the clan of priests and women folk of the Deva-clan (Godly women) started arguing between themselves.

200)Thathraadhanaa Thu Gachchanthi Maargamadhye Maheepathey
Kaachidbharthaaramaalambya Puthramamsey Nidhaaya Cha.

Meaning:At that time in the middle of the road were a poor woman with her husband, carrying a small boy on her shoulder....

201) Bhaaramudhdhruthya Shirasi Padbhyaameyva Sma Gachchathi
Thasmin Kaaley Mahaaraaja! Radhasthaaha Surayoshithaha.

Meaning: the poor woman walked alongside the road carrying heavy luggage on her head. At that time the Godly women seated in the chariots....

202) Pandhaanamanurundhanthyo Tharjayamschaadhanaan Krushaan
Thadaa Viyoga Maapanna Bharthraa Saa Bhaarapeedithaa.

Meaning: abused the destitutes and poor people blocking their pathway. At that juncture, the poor woman carrying the heavy luggage on her head and separated from her husband could not bear the weight any longer and....

203) Koojanthee " Naadha Haa Naadha! Vaney Na Thyakthu Marhasi"
Evamukthvaa Viprapathnee Saputhraa Pathithaa Bhuvi.

Meaning: appealed to her husband, " Oh my Lord, please do no leave me in the woods!!" and along with her little son whom she was carrying on her shoulder, fell to the ground.

204) Rudithaaha Shishavasthathra Prahrushtaasthathra Keychana
Keychithpayaha Sma Kaankshanthi Keychidannam Maheepathey!
Bhunjanthi Keychith Ksheeraannam Keychiddadhyodanam Nrupa!

Meaning: Some children were crying, some children were happy, some children were demanding food, some were asking for milk...

205)Hasanthi Keychithprarudanthi Keychith Prayaanthi Keychithpralapanthi Keychith
Vadanthamanye Karapallaveyna Samudhdharanthi Sma Hasanthi Keychana.

Meaning:Some were crying, some were running, some were arguing, some were correcting those who were arguing.....

206) Suraanganaascha Raajendra! Thadhaa Vaikhaanasaanganaaha
Rushyanganaa Scha Gandharva Vanithaaschaarulochanaaha.

Meaning:Godly women folk belonging to the clan of Devas, young beauties of the Vaikhanasa clan (worshippers of Lord Vishnu and followers of Sri Vaishnavism), wives of holy sages, celestial beauties of the Gandharva clan....

207) Avvarohan Gireyschaiva Sreenivaasaparaayanaaha
Seyshaachalam Samaarabhya Naaraayanapuraavadhi.

Meaning: in order to organise Lord Srinivasa's wedding climbed down from the Hills and starting from Seshadri to Narayana Puram......

208) Thilamaathraavakaashaha Sma Maargamadhye Na Drushyathey
Madhye Kruthvaa Padmatheerdham Gathaa Saa Vaahinee Harehe.

Meaning: not even a speck of space was without crowds of people. Even Padma Theertham ( Lake Pushkarini ) was surrounded by Lord Srinavasa's army.

209)Rugyajussaamaadharvaadyaihi Geeyamaano Jagadguruhu
Sreepathihi Padmatheerdhaakhyam Mahaatheerdham Maheepathey.

Meaning: Rig, Yajur, Sama and Atharvana vedas were chanted....

210) Aasasaada Jagadyonihi Sachchidaanandavigrahaha
Sasuraasuragandharva Sidhdhasaadhyamarudganaha.

Meaning: Gods, demons, gandharvas, the Siddhas, the Saadhyaas, clan of Maruts accompanied the Ever-Blissful Lord Srinivasa as He reached the Lake of Maha Pushkarini.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Sri Venkatachala Mahathyam (wedding chapter 179-189)


                                        LORD MAHAVISHNU RIDING LORD GARUDA



Bhagavadaagnyayaabrahmakruthasainyasajjeekaranaprakaaraha

179)Thaha Prabhaathey Vimaley Sreenivaasaha Sathaam Gathihi
Garudam Preyshayaamaasa Brahmaanam Prathi Bhoomipa!

Meaning: At sunrise Lord Srinivasa sent Lord Garuda to meet the Four-Faced Lord Brahma...

180) Sa Gathvaa Vaayuveygeyna Brahmaanam Thalpasamsthitham
Prathyuvaacha Mahaaraja! Pakshiraat Paramam Vachaha.

Meaning:Lord Garuda travelled at wind speed and reached Lord Brahma who was reclining on His sleeping couch.....

181)Garuda:
Gachcha Thaathaanthikam Brahmaan! Vasthraalankaara Bhooshithaha
Hamsamaaruhya Chandraabham Gamtham Rajendrapaththanam.

Meaning:Lord Garuda said:- O Four-Faced One! I request Thee to decorate Yourself in new clothes, wonderful ornaments and sitting astride Your vehicle which is the Swan, bright and white as the sparkling Moon, fly towards the royal city of King Akasha and to Lord Srinivasa's residence...

182)Vaadyanthaancha Vichithraani Vaadithraani Mahaanthi Cha
Gajamaaropya Mahathee Bheyree Chaadyaanuvaadyathaam.

Meaning:Play most beautiful and rare musical instruments, also strike the "Bheri" ( musical drums) from atop the royal elephant.....


183)Vaahanaani Vichithraani Radhaa Aandolika Api
Alankriyathaam Rajendra Pureem Ganthum Sasambhramam.

Meaning:Immediately organise the decoration of  exquisite and wonderful vehicles, chariots, palenquins....


184)Pakshiraadvachanam Shruthvaa Pakshivaahananandanaha
Niyojayaamaasa Thadaa Balam Devaganasya Cha.

Meaning:Lord Garuda instructed His Son Lord Brahma and immediately Lord Brahma delegated the army of  Devas to organise as per Lord Garuda's instructions....

185)Gajaanaancha Hayaanaancha Vrushabhaanaancha Mandalam
Padaatheenaancha Sooraanaam Mandalam Samalankrutham.

Meaning:The army of Devas decorated hordes of elephants, horses and bulls apart from soldiers appointed for marching...

186)Sooraascha Kruthavidyaascha Dhruthashasthraasthrapaanayaha
Pithaamaham Puraskruthya Jagmurnaaraayanaanthikam.

Meaning: Warriors who were experts in  wielding the bow and arrows wore their army outfits and led by Lord Brahma marched towards Lord Srinivasa.

187)Tham Drushtvaa Sarvadeyveysham Bhagavaanaaha Bhoopathey
Srinivaasaha:
Vilambaha Kriyathey Kasmaath Gamanaartham Pithaamaha.

Meaning:Lord Srinivasa addressed the Four-Faced Lord of Devas, " O, Great Father! Why this delay to start your journey?..

188) Niyojaya Balam Saryam Raajadhaanyai Nrupasya Cha
Ithdham Hareyrvachaha Shruthvaa Vaasudevaathmajo Braveeth.

Meaning:..Please send all the army immediately to the Kingdom of Lord Akaasha." On receiving Lord Srinivasa's orders Lord Brahma said....

189)Brahma:
Sajjeekrutham Balam Sarvam Druthaayudhamarindama
Uththishtha Purushasreyshtha! Samaaroha Khageyshwaram.

Meaning:Lord Brahma replied: " Lord Srinivasa! The entire army, carrying their fine weaponry are ready to leave immediately.Please prepare Thyself to ride astride Lord Garuda for the journey...."

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Sri Venkatachala Mahathyam (wedding Chapter 167-178)

167) Eko Vishnurmahadbhootham prudhagbhoothaa nyaneykashaha
Threen Lokaan Vyaapya Bhoothaathmaa Bhungthy Vishvabhu Gavyayaha

Meaning: Lord Mahavishnu, resides in all beings of various forms and shapes, and pervades and rules over the three worlds as Divine Consciousness while remaining unaffected in His Eternal Bliss.

168) Ithdham Krishnaarpanam Chakrey Srinrusimhaaya Vishnavey
Kashyapaadhyaamshcha Govindo " Jushadhva" Mithi Chaabraveeth.

Meaning:Offering the feast To Lord Narasimha as an offering to Lord Krishna,  Lord Srinivas enjoyed the feast in the august company of  Kashyapa Maharshi and other holy saints.

169) " Bhavathaam Gnaanapoornaanaam Kimaneynaadya Poornathaa
Bhavishyathi Mahaapragnyaaha Dayaavanthasthapodhanaaha.

Meaning: Oh Wise Saints, how can I please you with such a frugal feast??!! Oh Holy Saints, I know that you are very compassionate...

170) Daridram Maancha Jaanantha Sthvannam Mey Sajalam Laghu
Bahookruthya Sveekurutha Krupayaa Nitharaa" Mithi.

Meaning: Please consider me a degraded person and accept  and devour this watery feast as though it is a rich pudding made of milk!!

!71)Praardhanaam Braahmanaanaanthu Kruthavaan Praakrutho Yadhaa
Vaasudevavachaha Shruthvaa Vaakyamaahurmaheesuraaha.

Meaning: Like an ordinary person the Lord pleaded with the Rishis. They heard the Lord's appeal and

172) RISHIS:
Thavaannamamruthaprakhyam Mukthimaargasya Saadhanam
Vayam Dhanyaaha Kruthaardhaaha Sma Kalau paapaakuley Harey.

Meaning: The Rishis said, Srimannaaraayanaa! This sinful Kali Yuga is purified by the feast you have offered to us ! The feast is equal to ambrosia and Divine Nectar which gives soul-liberation! We are most fortunate and indeed grateful to You for the Divine feast!!

173) Abhinandya Thamithdham They Susanthushtaa Abhunjyatha
Bhojanaanatharam Raajan! Braahmanaanaam Yadhaarhathaha

Meaning: The Rishis and brahmins expressed their happiness while enjoying the feast. After the Divine Meal was over, Lors Srinivasa offered as in tradition...

174) Thaamboolam Dakshinaanchaiva Pradadau Bhagavaanharihi
Saviprabhojanasyaanthey Svayam Bhojanamaacharaath.

Meaning: The lord offered the Rishis " thamboolam" (betel leaves and perfumed nuts) and other gift items...

175) Puthrena Puthraputhrena Bhaaryayaa Bandhubhiryuthaha
Saagnihi Salokapaalascha Sa Sesho Garudaanvithaha.

Meaning: Thus the Lord in the company of His son, Lord Brahma, His Grandson, Lord Shiva, His Divine Consort, Goddess Mahalakshmi, His relatives, His administrative staff, Lord Sesha and Lord Garuda enjoyed the feast.

176) Bhojanaanthey Dinaadheesho Raathristhaanamupaagathaha
Shayanam Kruthavaan Krishnaha Paryankey Ramayaa Saha.

Meaning: As the Grand, Divine feast came to a conclusion, the Sun God reached the status of dusk....

177) Svayam Nidraaviheenopi Reymey Praakruthavadhdharihi
Brahmaasayassurasreshthaaha Kashyapaathripurogama.

Meaning: Even though the Lord by nature does never sleep, like an ordinary person He reclined on His sleeping couch along with His Divine Consort Lakshmi. Lord Brahma, Devas, Saint Kashyapa, Saint Athri....

178) Shayanam Chakrirey Raajan! Kandareshu Gruheshu Cha
Vrukshamooleshu Shailaanaam Gahvareshu Dareeshucha.

Meaning: Went to sleep in the mountains, their homes, under trees, between shrubs and foliage, in caves and river banks.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Resuming Sri Venkatachala Mahathyam

Following a request from a lady in Sydney, I will be uploading the remaining chapters of Sri Venkatachala Mahathyam shortly.