Thursday 25 June 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...."

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Tuesday 23 June 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.

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Monday 22 June 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.

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