Friday, November 19, 2010

Bhagyada Lakshmi BaraAmma

Jai Bedi Anjaneya!!!!

Jai Bedi Anjaneya!!!!

This song is composed by Sri Purandara dasaru, the pitamaha of Carnatic Sangeeta; he composed 4.75 Lakhs compositions. He is Deva Rishi Narada avataara. His compositions are called Purandara Upanishad, because they have so much shastra in them. Sri Purandara Dasaru is so holy that all that river Goddess came and drew rangoli at his door step everyday. Sri Purandara Dasaru is called Carnatic Sangeetha Pitamaha; because he systematized learning of Carnatic sangeet, he introduced pillari geetas and various other constructs by which Carnatic sangeeta could be easily taught to the public. Prior to this, only gifted people could be taught sangeeta. Just like reading the shastras and understanding the deep meanings is tough; so was  sangeeta. Sri Purandara Dasaru with his genius made the shastras easier as well as the sangeeta.
Sri Purandara Dasaige Namon Namaha !!!

His shishya Sri VijayDasaru (Brighu Muni avataara)started the Dasa parmapare (giving Ankitas).

I just remembered some things I was taught about this song. Please accept my humble contribuitions.

Simple songs like this have been filled with tremendous shastra and meanings by the Dasaru’s. Any mistakes are solely mine !

bhAgyada lakShmI bArammA nammamma nI saubhAgyada lakShmI bArammA

Bhagya Lakshmi bArammA – O MahaLaksmi, Goddess of Fortune, Please come O Mother
nammamma nI saubhAgyada lakShmI bArammA – Our mother, you are the Goddess of infinite auspiciousness and fortune, O MahaLakshmi Please Come !

hejjaya mele hhejjeyanikkuta -
There is a lot of Shastra in this : The literal translation is “Keeping one foot on another come forward” Or a more sane translation would appear to be “Come to me putting steps”
But why has Dasa Sreshsta Purandara Dasaru chosen this style of expression; no word of his is futile. To understand this, we need to understand the circumstance of composing the song.
Since Purandara Dasaru is an Aproksha Gynani, the Lord showed him visions of his leelas from time to time. SRI Purandara Dasaru would immidiately burst out with devotion and compose a song.
The vision for this song is, puttu Sri Krishna or a child Sri Krishna is running around the house. Her mother Yashoda is chasing him around. Yashoda has a special amsha of MahaLaxmi else no one can touch Sri Krishna. Dasaru sees this vision and he notices one thing.

Yashoda places her feet or hejje(footstep) only where Sri Krishna’s hejje (footprint) is present. Dasaru immediately connects it with Shastra that Sri Hari and Sri MahaLaxmi are nitya aviyogi, they don’t have even a moment of separation. Sri MahaLaxmi will come only where her husband Sri Hari is honoured and respected. Sri MahaLaxmi is the ultimate wife. She blesses and bestows grace to people only when they worship/respect her husband Sri Krishna.

To view this in another angle; Sri MahaLaxmi is the Abhimani Devata for all the shastras, Vedas, Puranas, Itihasa etc. (Vidya Laxmi). The entire Shastras follow the footsteps of Sri Krishna.


Dasaru sees Sri Krishna running towards him and sees Sri MahaLaxmi in Yashoda running towards him and composes this song.

So hejjaya mele hhejjeyanikkuta – means Sri MahaLaxmi places her hejje only on Sri Krishna’s hejje

gejje kAlgaLa dhvaniya madutha
Payal or Anklets are making sweet sounds while your are running (Mantras/meaning of Shastras)

sajjana sAdhu pUjeya vELege majjigeyoLagina beNNeyante
sajjana sAdhu – Satvik people
pUjeya vELege – at the time of Pooja or worship

majjigeyoLagina beNNeyante – like butter appearing from buttermilk
* Buttermilk or Yogurt drink, is churned with a churning rod repeatedly to form butter.
#1) This reference is to the Samudhra Manthana (During KurmaAvatara the milk ocean was churned and Sri MahaLaxmi appeared in a special roopa and married Sri Vishnu)
Sri MahaLaxmi got must be married to Sri Hari or in other words, money/intellegence/education must be directed towards Sri Hari.

#2) This refers also to the Sadhane towards Sri Hari, Upanishads and Sri HariKathaAmruthSara talk about Sri Hari residing in arani(a type of sacred wood) sticks in the form of fire. Only when the arani sticks are rubbed together does the fire appear. Only when the buttermilk is churned that butter appears. Only when the Shastras are contemplated on deeply under the guidance of Tattvavada parampare does the true and real meaning come out.

kanaka vrStiya kareyuta bAre mana kAmanaya siddhiya tOrE
kanaka vrStiya kareyuta bAre – Please create a rain of Gold coins while you come
mana kAmanaya siddhiya tOrE – Please fulfill all my desires

dinakara kOTi tEjadi hoLeva janakarAyana kumAri bega
dinakara – Surya
kOTi – crore
tEjadi – brilliance
hoLeva – shine

O JankaRaja’s daughter (Sri Seeta Devi w/o Sri Rama), you shine with the brilliance of more than a crore suns, please come quickly O Mother.


attittalagalade bhaktara maneyali nitya mahOtsava nitya sumangaLa
Your devotees (Sri Hari and yours, Sri MahaLaxmi is never prayed alone; always with Sri Hari)
never face any trouble whatsoever; their houses are always happy; everyday is a festival and there is all around happiness and auspiciousness every day

satyava tOruva sAdhu sajjanara cittadi hoLevA puttaLi bombe
satyava tOruva sAdhu sajjanara – The Satwiks who show the truth of the Shastras (Sri Hari Sarvothamma !)
cittadi hoLevA puttaLi bombe – You along with Sri Hari reside in their hearts an shine brilliantly like a doll

sankhye illAda bhAgyava koTTu kankaNa kaiya tiruvuta bAre
sankhye illAda bhAgyava  - You shower innumerable good fortune on your devotees
kankaNa kaiya tiruvuta bAre - kankaNa kaiya - the hand wearing kankaNa (right hand) (the hand Sri MahaLaxmi pours gold coins with)

kunkumAnkite pankaja lOcane venkaTaramaNana binkada rANI
You always wear the kumkum ( red vermilion power) on your forehead; O Lotus eyed; wife of Sri Venkataramana !

sakkare tuppada kAluve harisi shukravAradha pUjaya vELage
Rivers of Sugar, Ghee (Clarified butter) flow from your feet towards us; especially during Friday’s pooja time
* Ghee is a symbol of richness and health in India

akkareyuLLa aLagiri rangana cokka purandara viThalana rANI
O Merciful, Eternal Queen of Sri Purandara Vitthala !

Jai Bharateesha,

Thursday, November 18, 2010

1000+ HITS !!!!

By the grace of Sri Purandara Dasaru and Sri VijayaDasaru ! This Blog has finally had 1000+ hits :)) The fact that this number has been reached on Sri VijayaDasaru's aradhane day is "sone pe suhaga" for me.

I named the blog srinivasa-kalyana because I wanted to blog the whole story in detail. I have been able to do the first chapter and the rest will follow; but Srinivasa Kalyana truly encompasses everything and that has been the spirit of the blog ! I wanted to present articles which explain concepts in ways people can grasp and understand. Direct real world examples I feel are powerful tools to understand religious concepts. Although they don't fit exactly but the message gets through.

Top Posts
Sri HariKathaAmruthSara is easily the top post more than double the second highest. I had been working on the approach and preparing for weeks before I posted that by the grace Sri Hari Vayu. So I'm really glad that it's a smashing success.
Srinivasa Kalayana comes in next; but once I add more chapters; I'm sure this will shoot through the roof.

Public Feature
The biggest public feature for this blog would be appearing on a flier for a Nyayaamirtam workshop ( the magnum opus work by Sri Vyasarayaru. ) which I discovered a few days ago. (At the very end)
 I'm thrilled to bits that I could be a small portion of such a Magnificent Project !!! Wishing them all the success. This is proof and validation of Sri Vyasaraya's grace on this blog !!!  To commemorate this I shall post an article on Nyayaamrita.

Readers are free to include this blog or the Vayu Stuti blog. In fact if you can let me know about the event, I'll try to add something more a whole new topic or a touch upon certain portions in detail to the best of my abilities and by the grace of Sri Hari Vayu of course.

Including my replies the blog boasts of 10 comments :) 1000 views / 10 comments literally means 1 in 100 views results in comments :) Please be a little more generous in your comments. It goes a looong way in encouraging , fresh breath of oxygen and new channels to learn, discuss for both parties. I myself used to browse a lot and not leave comments. But now I regularly comment on others blogs and sometimes this brings up new topics that both can learn.

Other Sites
I have setup a new blog for Sri Hari Vayu Stuti, sometimes I post articles in both just to reach a wider audience; but each one has their own unique character


People have asked me for my contact information. My personal mail id is
I'm currently in London, UK, so if anyone is interested in contacting me. You can give me a holler.

Jai Bharateesha,

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Vijaya Kavacha - Smarisi badukiro

Jai Bedi Ajaneya,
Hare Srinivasa !!!

By the grace of Sri VijayDasaru I'm presenting a small effort of translation. All mistakes are solely mine.


smarisi badukiro divya charaNakeragiro
durita toredu poreva vijaya gurugalembarA |

dAsarAyana dayava sUsi paDedanA
dOSharahitanA santOShabharitanA ||1||

jAnAvantana balu nidhAni shAntana
mAnyavantana bahuvadAnyadAtana ||2||

hariya bhajisuva narahariya yajisuva
durita tyajisuva janake haruSha surisuva ||3||

mOdabharitana paMchabhEdavaritana
sAdhucharitana manOviShAda maretana ||4||

ivara nambida janakE bhavavidembudu
havanavAgadO nammavara matavidu ||5||

pApakOTiya rAshi lEpavAgadu
tApa kalEvanu balu dayApayOnidhi ||6||

kavanarUpadi hariya stavana mADida
bhuvana bEDida mAdhavana nODida ||7||

ragganEndana bhavavu higgitEndana
maggalAggana antaraggavaritana ||8||

kAshinagaradallidda vyAsadEvana
dayava sUsi paDEdana ullAsatanadali ||9||

chintEbEDirO nishchintarAgirO
shAntagurugala pAdondu nambirO ||10||

khEdavAgadO nimage modavAhudo
Adidevana suprasAdavAhudO ||11||

tApa taDevanu banda pApa kaDivanu
shrIpatIya padasamIpaviDuvanu ||12||

veda Odalu baride vAda mADalu
hAdi doreyadu budhara pAda nanbade ||13||

gagge mindare malavu hiMgitallade
raMganoliyanu bhaktara saMga dorakade ||14||

lekkavilladA deshatukki bandarU
duHkhavallade lesha bhakti dorekadu ||15||

dAna mADalu divyagAna pADalu
jAna doreyado ivaradhInavAgade ||16||

niShThe yAtake kaMDa kaShThavyAtake
diTTa gurugala pAda muTTI bhajisiro ||17||

pUje mADalu kaNDa goju bIlalu
bIja mAtina phla sahaja dorakadu ||18||

suraru ellaru ivara karava piDivaro
taralaraMdadi hinde tirugutipparo ||19||

grahagalellavU ivarge sahAya mADuta
ahorAtrili sukhava koDuvavu ||20||

vyAdhi bArado dEhabAdhe taTTado
Adidevana suprasAdavAhudo ||21||

patitapAmara mandamatiyu nA balu
tutisalApane ivara atishayaMgala ||22||

karuNadindaliymma porevanallade
duritakoTiya bega tariva dayadali ||23||

mandamatigalu ivara chandavariyade
nindisuvaro bhavada bhanda tappado ||24||

indirApati ivara munde kuNivano
anda vachanava nijake tandu torpanu ||25||

udayakAladi I padava paThisalu
madaDanAdaru jAna udayavAhudo ||26||

saTeyidellavo vYAsaviThala ballano
paThisabahididu keli kuTilarahitaru ||27||


ಸ್ಮರಿಸಿ  ಬದುಕಿರೋ  ದಿವ್ಯ  ಚರನಕೆರಗಿರೋ
ದುರಿತ  ತೊರೆದು  ಪೊರೆವ  ವಿಜಯ  ಗುರುಗಲೆಮ್ಬರ 

ದಸರಾಯಣ  ದಯವ  ಸೂಸಿ  ಪಡೆದನ
ದೋಷರಹಿತನ  ಸಂತೋಷಭಾರಿತನ  ||1||

ಜನವಂತನ  ಬಲು  ನಿಧಾನಿ  ಶಂತನ
ಮನ್ಯವಂತನ  ಬಹುವದನ್ಯದತನ  ||2||

ಹರಿಯ  ಭಜಿಸುವ  ನರಹರಿಯ  ಯಜಿಸುವ
ದುರಿತ  ತ್ಯಜಿಸುವ  ಜನಕೆ  ಹರುಷ  ಸುರಿಸುವ  ||3||

ಮೊದಭಾರಿತನ  ಪಂಚಭೆದವರಿತನ
ಸಧುಚರಿತನ  ಮನ ವಿಶದ  ಮರೆತನ  ||4||

ಇವರ  ನಂಬಿದ  ಜನಕೆ  ಭಾವವಿದೆಮ್ಬುದು
ಹವನವಗದೋ  ನಮ್ಮವರ  ಮತವಿದು  ||5||

ಪಪಕೊತಿಯ  ರಾಶಿ  ಲೆಪವಗದು
ತಪ  ಕಳೆವನು  ಬಲು  ದಯಪಯೋನಿಧಿ  ||6||

ಕವನರುಪದಿ  ಹರಿಯ  ಸ್ತವನ  ಮಡಿದ
ಭುವನ  ಬೇಡಿದ  ಮಾಧವನ  ನೋಡಿದ  ||7||

ರಗ್ಗನೆನ್ದನ  ಭಾವವು  ಹಿಗ್ಗಿತೆನ್ದನ
ಮಂಗಳಗ್ಗನ   ಅಂತರಂಗ್ಗವರಿತನ  ||8||

ಕಷಿನಗರದಲ್ಲಿದ್ದ  ವ್ಯಸದೆವನ
ದಯವ  ಸೂಸಿ  ಪಡೆದನ  ಉಲ್ಲಸತನದಲಿ  ||9||

ಚಿಂತೆಬೇದಿರೋ  ನಿಶ್ಚಿನ್ತರಗಿರೋ
ಶಾಂತಗುರುಗಳ  ಪದೊಂದು  ನಂಬಿರೋ  ||10||

ಖೆದವಗದೋ  ನಿಮಗೆ  ಮೊದವಹುದೋ
ಅಡಿದೆವನ  ಸುಪ್ರಸದವಹುದೋ  ||11||

ತಪ  ತಡೆವನು  ಬಂದ  ಪಾಪ  ಕಡಿವನು
ಶ್ರೀಪತಿಯ  ಪಾದದಾ ಸಮಿಪವಿದುವನು  ||12||

ವೇದ  ಓದಲು  ಬರಿದೆ  ವಾದಾ   ಮಾಡಲು
ಹಾದಿ  ದೊರೆಯದು  ಬುಧರ  ಪಾದಾ  ನಬದೆ  ||13||

ಗಂಗೆ  ಮಿಂದರೆ  ಮಲವು  ಹಿಂಗಿತಲ್ಲದೆ
ರಂಗನೋಲಿಯನು  ಭಕ್ತರ  ಸಂಗ  ದೊರಕದೆ  ||14||

ಲೆಕ್ಕವಿಲ್ಲದ  ದೇಶತುಕ್ಕಿ  ಬಂದರು
ದುಃಖವಲ್ಲದೆ  ಲೇಶ  ಭಕ್ತಿ  ದೊರೆಕದು  ||15||

ದನ  ಮಾಡಲು  ದಿವ್ಯಗನ  ಪಡಲು
ಜನನ  ದೊರೆಯದೋ  ಇವರ ಧಿನವಗದೆ  ||16||

ನಿಷ್ಥೆ  ಯಾತಕೆ  ಕಂಡ  ಕಷ್ಥವ್ಯತಕೆ
ದಿಟ್ಟ  ಗುರುಗಳ  ಪದ  ಮುತ್ತಿ  ಭಾಜಿಸಿರೋ  ||17||

ಪೂಜೆ  ಮಾಡಲು  ಕಂಡ  ಗೋಜು  ಬಿಳಲು
ಬಿಜ  ಮಾತಿನ  ಫಲ  ಸಹಜ  ದೊರಕದು  ||18||

ಸುರರು  ಎಲ್ಲರು  ಇವರ  ಕರಾವ  ಪಿದಿವರೋ
ತರಳರನ್ದಡಿ  ಹಿಂದೆ  ತಿರುಗುತಿಪ್ಪರೋ  ||19||

ಗ್ರಹಗಲೆಲ್ಲವು  ಇವರ್ಗೆ  ಸಹಾಯ  ಮಾಡುತ
ಅಹೊರತ್ರಿಲಿ ಸುಖದ ನಿವಹ  ಕೊಡುವವು  ||20||

ವ್ಯಾಧಿ  ಬಾರದೋ  ದೇಹಬಾಧೆ  ತತ್ತದೋ
ಅಡಿದೆವನ  ಸುಪ್ರಸದವಹುದೋ  ||21||

ಪತಿತಪಮರ  ಮಂದಮತಿಯು  ನಾ  ಬಲು
ತುತಿಸಳಪನೆ  ಇವರ  ಅತಿಶಯಂಗಳ  ||22||

ಕರುಣದಿಂದಲಿ ಯಮ್ಮ  ಪೋರೆವನಲ್ಲದೆ
ದುರಿತಕೊತಿಯ  ಬೇಗ  ತರಿವ  ದಯದಲಿ  ||23||

ಮಂದಮತಿಗಳು  ಇವರ  ಚಂದವರಿಯದೆ
ನಿಂದಿಸುವರೋ  ಭಾವದ  ಭಂಡ  ತಪ್ಪದೋ  ||24||

ಇಂದಿರಪತಿ  ಇವರ  ಮುಂದೆ  ಕುನಿವನೋ
ಅಂದ  ವಚನವ  ನಿಜಕೆ  ತಂದು  ತೋರ್ಪನು  ||25||

ಉದಯಕಳದಿ  ಇ  ಪದವ  ಪಥಿಸಲು
ಮದದನದರು  ಜನನ  ಉದಯವಹುದೋ  ||26||

ಸತೆಯಿದೆಲ್ಲವೋ  ವ್ಯಸವಿಥಳ  ಬಲ್ಲನೋ
ಪಥಿಸಬಹಿಡಿದು  ಕೇಳಿ  ಕುತಿಳರಹಿತರು  ||27||
ಸ್ಮರಿಸಿ  ಬದುಕಿರೋ  ದಿವ್ಯ  ಚರನಕೆರಗಿರೋ
ದುರಿತ  ತೊರೆದು  ಪೊರೆವ  ವಿಜಯ  ಗುರುಗಲೆಮ್ಬರ 

ವಿಜಯ ಗುರುಗಲೆಮ್ಬರ, ವಿಜಯ ಗುರುಗಲೆಮ್ಬರ 


स्मरिसी  बदुकिरो  दिव्या  चरनाकेरागिरो
दुरिता  तोरेदु  पोरेवा  विजय  गुरुगालेम्बरा  |

दसरयाना  दयावा  सुसी  पदेदाना
दोशाराहिताना  संतोशाभारिताना  ||1||

ग्न्यानावन्ताना   बालू  निधानी  शंताना
मान्यवंताना  बहुवादंयादाताना  ||2||

हरिया  भाजिसुवा  नरहरिया  यजिसुवा
दुरिता  त्याजिसुवा  जनके  हृष  सुरिसुवा  ||3||

मोदाभारिताना  पंचाभेदावारिताना 
सधुचारिताना  मनोविशादा  मरेताना  ||4||

इव्र  नम्बिदा  जनके  भवविदेम्बुदु
हवानावागादो  नाम्मावारा  मतविदु  ||5||

पपकोतिया  राशी  लेपवागादु
ताप  कलेवाणु  बालू  दयापयोनिधि  ||6||

कवनारुपादी  हरिया  स्तावना  मादिदा
भुवना  बेदिदा  मधावना नोदिदा ||7||

राग्गानेंदाना  भववु  हिग्गितेंदाना
मंगलाग्गना  अन्तारंगावारिताना  ||8||

कशिनागारादाल्लिद्दा  व्यासदेवना
दयावा  सुसी  पदेदाना  उल्लासतानादाली  ||9||

चिन्तेबेदिरो  निश्चिन्तारागिरो
शंतागुरुगाला  पदोंदु  नम्बिरो  ||10||

खेदावागादो  निमागे  मोदावाहुदो
अदिदेवना  सुप्रसदावाहुदो  ||11||

ताप तदेवाणु  बंद  पापा  कदिवाणु
श्रीपतिया  पदासमिपविदुवाणु  ||12||

वेदा  ओदालू  बरिदे  वादा  मदलू
हादी  दोरेयादु  बुधरा  पड़ा  नन्बदे  ||13||

गंगे  मिन्दारे  मालवू  हिन्गिताल्लादे
रंगनोलियाणु  भक्तर  संगा  दोरकडे  ||14||

लेक्काविल्लादा  देशातुक्की  बनादारू 
दुह्खावाल्लादे  लेशा  भक्ति  दोरेकदु  ||15||

दाना  मदलू  दिव्यगना  पदालू
 ग्न्याना दोरेयादो  इवाराधिनावागाड़े  ||16||

निष्ठे  याताके  कंदा  कष्ठावा याताके
दित्ता  गुरुगाला  पड़ा  मुट्टी  भाजिसिरो  ||17||

पूजे  मदलू  कंदा  गोजु  बीलालू
बीजा  मतिना  पहला  सहज  दोरकदु  ||18||

सुरारू  एल्लारू  इव्र  करावा  पिदिवारो
तरलारंदादी  हिंडे  तिरुगुतिप्परो  ||19||

ग्राहगालेल्लावु  इवार्गे  सहाय  मदुता
अहोरात्रिली  सुखवा  कोदुवावु  ||20||

व्याधि  बरदो  देहाबधे  तत्तादो
अदिदेवना  सुप्रसदावाहुदो  ||21||

पतितापमारा  मंदामतियु  ना  बल्लू
तुतिसलापने  इव्र  अतिशायांगाला  ||22||

करुनादिन्दलिय्म्मा  पोरेवानाल्लादे
दुरिताकोतिया  बेगा  तरिव  दयादाली  ||23||

मंदामातिगालू  इव्र  चंदावारियाड़े
निन्दिसुवारो  भावादा  भन्दा  तप्पदो  ||24||

इन्दिरपति  इव्र  मूंदे  कुनिवानो
अंडा  वाचानावा  निजके  तंदू  तोर्पनु  ||25||

उदायाकलादी  इ  पड़ाव  पथिसलू
मददानादारू  ग्न्याना  उदायावाहुदो  ||26||

सतेयिदेल्लावो  व्यसविथाला  बल्लानो
पथिसबहिदिदु  केलि  कुतिलाराहितारू  ||27||

स्मरिसी  बदुकिरो  दिव्या  चरनाकेरागिरो
दुरिता  तोरेदु  पोरेवा  विजय  गुरुगालेम्बरा  |

विजय गुरुगालेम्बरा | विजय गुरुगालेम्बरा |


smarisi badukiro divya charaNakeragiro
durita toredu poreva vijaya gurugalembarA |

 Live each day Remembering the Divine feet of Sri VijayDasaru; all the durita (bad/sad events will be pushed aside), you will be saved by the Vijaya guru himself (Commentators have opined that Vijaya not only means VijayaDasaru but the entire Dwaita Parampare right up to Sri Hari! )

dAsarAyana dayava sUsi paDedanA
dOSharahitanA santOShabharitanA

Sri VijayDasaru has the complete anugraha of Sri Hari and Purandara Dasaru (Dasa Sreshta!!!)
Sri Hari who is blemish less (dosha rahita)  and full of auspiciousness and happiness (santoshbharita)

jAnAvantana balu nidhAni shAntana
mAnyavantana bahuvadAnyadAtana ||2||

Sri VijayDasaru is a great treasure of knowledge, calmness, respectful a great orator and has the gait of great orators and respected saints.

hariya bhajisuva narahariya yajisuva
durita tyajisuva janake haruSha surisuva ||3||

Sri VijayDasaru worships Sri Hari, he praises Narasimha; pushes aside the bad fortune of devotees and makes happiness flow !

mOdabharitana paMchabhEdavaritana
sAdhucharitana manOviShAda maretana ||4||

Filled with Joy, Sri VijayDasaru's mind is clear with Panchabeda knowledge, his trait is of a sadhu, without any mental anguish. [Remembering such a tapasvi will remove all our Mental Anguish]

ivara nambida janakE bhavavidembudu
havanavAgadO nammavara matavidu ||5||

Those who believe in Sri VijayaDasaru, will not have rebirth, such is the power of Madhwa Matta.

pApakOTiya rAshi lEpavAgadu
tApa kalEvanu balu dayApayOnidhi ||6||

Crores of Sins will not stick ,  all suffering is lost, because of Sri VijayDasaru who is the treasure of mercy. [durita is bad events/circumstances - taapa is actually suffering,  ex. the heat you feel is taapa]

kavanarUpadi hariya stavana mADida
bhuvana bEDida mAdhavana nODida ||7||

Sri VijayDasaru has installed Sri Hari in the kavana roopa or shown Sri Hari to us in the songs or Dasa padas/Suladhis/Ugabhogas.
He has seen the Madhava roop, which asked for the earth (Vamana roopa) . Vamana Roopa expanded to Trivikrama roopa which prevaded the whole universe (which means that Sri VijayDasaru was able to see Sri Hari everywhere)

ragganEndana bhavavu higgitEndana
maggalAggana antaraggavaritana ||8||

 Vijayadasaru has capacity to bring back the people from clutches of the death and is very auspicious and fulfills wishes just by knowing the mind of the devotee [ one need not ask at all ]

kAshinagaradallidda vyAsadEvana
dayava sUsi paDEdana ullAsatanadali ||9||

Kashi is a maha Vaishnava Kshetra ! This line proves it !
In the town of Kashi, Sri VijayaDasaru was bestowed the grace of Sri Veda Vyasa amongst great happiness to all Satwiks

chintEbEDirO nishchintarAgirO
shAntagurugala pAdondu nambirO ||10||

Don't worry, be tension free; believe in the feet of shanta guru Sri VijayaDasaru

khEdavAgadO nimage modavAhudo
Adidevana suprasAdavAhudO ||11||

Nothing sad will happen, only happy events will happen; Adi Deva (Sri Hari ) will be pleased by the seva of Sri VijayaDasaru.

tApa taDevanu banda pApa kaDivanu
shrIpatIya padasamIpaviDuvanu ||12||

 Sri VijayaDasaru will block the suffering and axe the paapa and place you closer to the lotus feet of Sri Hari (Sri Pati)

[The way paapas work is like a thorn stuck to the flesh. Sri VijayDasaru will immediately put an ointment to soothe the pain and  remove the thorn as well]

veda Odalu baride vAda mADalu
hAdi doreyadu budhara pAda nanbade ||13||

gagge mindare malavu hiMgitallade
raMganoliyanu bhaktara saMga dorakade ||14||

lekkavilladA deshatukki bandarU
duHkhavallade lesha bhakti dorekadu ||15||

dAna mADalu divyagAna pADalu
jAna doreyado ivaradhInavAgade ||16||

The verses can be understood together. This is to stop dambika bhakti or bhakti just for show.
Reading Vedas on debating on religious matters will not pave the way for moksha until anugraha of Sri VijayDasaru is there.
Even taking bath in the Ganga, is futile; if one shuns Sri Hari bhakta's sangha
Even after performing innumerable pilgrimages, is'nt it a waste if it does'nt generate an ounce of Bhakti !
Performing charities and Singing Divine Songs, will not guarantee knowledge; whereas surrendering to Sri VijayaDasaru's feet ensures this. 

niShThe yAtake kaMDa kaShThavyAtake
diTTa gurugala pAda muTTI bhajisiro ||17||

Why struggle in maintaining all this nishte? Just touch the feet of rock solid Sri VijayaDasaru's guru and sing his praises.

pUje mADalu kaNDa goju bIlalu
bIja mAtina phla sahaja dorakadu ||18||

What is achieved through pooja and severe austerities can be had easily by just their bija words of Sri VijayDasaru

suraru ellaru ivara karava piDivaro
taralaraMdadi hinde tirugutipparo ||19||

Satwik souls who pray to Sri VijayaDasaru, their hand is held by Sri Hari, the demons run away from such people.

grahagalellavU ivarge sahAya mADuta
ahorAtrili sukhava koDuvavu ||20||

All the Graha's assist Sri VijayDasaru ensuring peaceful sleep at night to the devotees.
[ Praying to Sri VijayaDasaru will ensure shanti of all grahas !!!! ]

vyAdhi bArado dEhabAdhe taTTado
Adidevana suprasAdavAhudo ||21||

No disease will strike, the body will not be experience any physical pain/discomfort. Sri Hari  will be pleased by praising Sri VijayDasaru.

patitapAmara mandamatiyu nA balu
tutisalApane ivara atishayaMgala ||22||

I'm fallen and too dull witted to explain fully the greatness of Sri VijayaDasaru
[Vyasa Vittala - Kallur Subbanacharya is a renowned Sudha Pandit]

karuNadindaliymma porevanallade
duritakoTiya bega tariva dayadali ||23||

 By his divine mercy, he graces us and immediately pushes aside crores of durita for all of us.

mandamatigalu ivara chandavariyade
nindisuvaro bhavada bhanda tappado ||24||

Dull witted and Stupid people without understanding his greatness criticize him, such people are never able to get out of the banda pasha

indirApati ivara munde kuNivano
anda vachanava nijake tandu torpanu ||25||

Sri Hari (Lord of Indira's or senses) dances with Joy in front of Sri VijayaDasaru and makes true whatever they utter.

udayakAladi I padava paThisalu
madaDanAdaru jAna udayavAhudo ||26||

One who chants this in the morning; even if he is dullard, knowledge will dawn upon him.

saTeyidellavo vYAsaviThala ballano
paThisabahididu keli kuTilarahitaru ||27||

This is the truth, Sri Vyasa Vittla knows this. All Satwiks who chant this will be rid of all their troubles.

BharatiRamana MukhyaPrana antargata SriKrishna arpanamastu,

Monday, November 15, 2010

Sri VijayaDasaru

Jai Bedi Anjaneya !!!

Hare Srinivasa !!!!

Agnyanam Timmirachadam ,Buddhi Sampat Pradayakam
Vignyanam vimalam shantam, Vijayakyam Gurum bhaje !

ಅಗ್ನ್ಯನಂ ತಿಮ್ಮಿರಚದಂ ಬುದ್ಧಿ ಸಂಪತ್ ಪ್ರದಯಕಂ
ವಿಗ್ನ್ಯನಂ ವಿಮಲಂ ಶಾಂತಂ ವಿಜಯಕ್ಯಂ ಗುರುಂ ಭಜೆ !

अग्न्यानाम तिम्मिराचादम बुद्दी संपत प्रदायकम
विग्न्यानाम विमलं शान्तं विजयाक्यम गुरुम भजे !

అగ్న్యనం తిమ్మిరచడం బుధి సమపాట్ ప్రదాయకం
విగ్న్యనం విమలం శాంతం విజయక్యం గురుం భజే!

Three Levels for the shloka

Level 1 Enumeration:

It lists out the benefits, Agnyana naasha, Buddhi pradyakam, Sampat Pradayakam, Vigna Shanta all through worshipping Vijayadasaru Gurugalu.

Level 2 Order:

If we examine the order

first is agynana cheda ( gyan pradayaka )

Second is buddhi pradayaka ( by getting Gyana, Buddhi increases )

Third is Sampat Pradayaka ( Gyana and Buddhi gives rise to Sampat )

Fourth is with Vigna Shanti ( with Gyan, Buddhi and Sampat all Vigna’s can be overcome)

All this is possible through worshipping Vijaydasaru gurugalu

Level 3 Abhimaan devatas:

Considering the abhimaana devatas for each

Gyana – Hanuman

Buddhi – Rudra

Sampat – Lakshmi

Vigna – Ganesha

Vijaya – Shri Hari

When Hanuman gives gyana, Rudra devaru regulates buddhi in Hari Bhakti, which makes Sri Lakshmi to come, once Sri Lakshmi comes no obstacles can remain, Ganesha will remove all obstacles and the eternal Vijaya adi guru is worshipped.

Sri VijayaDasaru is an amsha of Sri Brighu Muni. The very same muni, who was the nimmita for the eternal kshetra Tirumala !

Sri Krishna himself in BG 10.25 says "maharsinam bhrgur aham". Thereby indicating his Vibhuti roopa as present in Brighu Muni.

The combination of Narad Muni and Brighu Muni is well known throughout the scriptures. Sri Venkatesha Kalyana is the prime example of their combined anugraha/leelas.

Sri VijayaDasaru is the pitamaha of Dasa Sahitya. Purundara Dasaru did not initiate any disciple into the Dasa Sahitya other than his sons. This work was exclusively left for Sri VijayaDasaru. Sri VijayaDasaru is first person who revived the Dasa Sahitya tradition by giving ankita to several shishyas. In this sense all Dasa Sahitya parampare find Sri Vijay Dasaru as their root.

Previous Birth
In his previous birth, Sri Vijaydasaru was born as the youngest son named MadhwaPati to Sri Purandara Dasaru. Once Sri Purandara Dasaru sent MadhwaPati to do naivedya to Sri Anjaneya temple. After offering naivedya young MadhwaPati was very disturbed that Anjaneya did not accept his offering. He started crying; Anjaneya immediately pacified young MadhwaPati and ate the offerings. Young MadhwaPati was overjoyed. One day Sri Purandara Dasaru followed MadhwaPati and saw this miracle with his own eyes. He too was overjoyed, such was the devotion of MadhwaPati for Anjaneya.
As Sri Purandara Dasara's time was coming to an end; MadhwaPati asked why he left his number of compositions at 4,75,000; why not round it off to 5,00,000. Sri Purundara Dasa's replied it was the wish of Sri Hari that the number be completed by "Vijaya Vittalla". Thereby declaring the next avatara of Madhwapati !


The Dasa Sahitya parampara was dying out. People were forgetting Sri Purandara Dasa's footsteps.
The fact that we have been able to salvage just a fraction of 4,75,000 compositions is testament of the dying tradition.Sri VijayaDasaru was born to keep the promise of his previous birth to Sri Purandara Dasaru of completing 25,000 compositions and starting the HariDasa/DasaSahitya parampare once again.

Before Aparoksha
Sri VijayDasara's story before Aparoksha is totally unique. Every other Madhwa stalwart had some position/knowledge/wealth or was young in age. Sri VijayDasaru is totally unique in that he was not given education, he had no money, he had no job, he was married, he was not able to sustain his family as per his own composition. As soon as he got Aparoksha; the entire situation around him changed completely.

Sri VijayDasaru was born as Dasappa in a small village called Chikalparvi. The village has an Ashwatt Narsimha installed by SriPadarajaru. People used to visit the village a lot because of this; because of the house expenses and the fact that people were very religious about guests then; their resources dwindled and soon they had no money. Dasappa went to his maternal uncle's house for a marriage function where he was made to work the whole for extracting gandha. When he sat down in the last pankti; his uncle made him get up and threw him out. Dejected, he left for Kashi; he reached Kashi on the way he met some kind benefactors. On reaching Kashi and having darshana, he met a group of travellers, who were on their way to Rameshwara. On their way they stopped at Chikalparvi; he was recognized; his family convinced the travellers that to let him go. Dasappa was married and he was given a Shanbhough job (collecting taxes from Village folk). People in villages generally paid little or no taxes as a result, Dasappa was accused of mishandling and jobless again. He left for kashi again.


This time after darshan of Kashi Vishwanath as he slept one night, he had a Divine Dream; Sri Purandara Dasaru escorted him from Kashi; crossed the Ganges to Vyasa Kashi. (VYASAKASHI IS 6KMs FROM KASHI (ALSO CALLED BENARES OR VARANASI). ) . Under the Ashwatt Vriksha, there was Sri Veda Vyasa holding Sabha with all the learned Sages. Sri Purandara Dasaru introduced Dasappa to Sri Veda Vyasa. Sri Veda Vyasa smiled pleasantly and asked Dasappa to stick his tongue out. Sri Veda Vyasa then wrote "Vijaya" on his tongue. This is the turning point for Dasappa who was now transformed to Sri Vijaya Dasaru. Sri Purnadara Dasaru escorted Sri VijayaDasaru back to Kashi and disappeared. Sri VijayaDasaru woke up from his dream; it was a surreal experience to say the least. He prepared for his morning bath, as soon as he entered the Ganga River for his daily ablutions, Sri VijayaDasaru realized it was no ordinary dream. Sri VijayDasaru was chanting sanskrit mantras with the force of Ganga (Ganga Pravaha).

The nirakshara dasappa (no knowledge) had been transformed overnight to Aparoksha Gynani Sri VijayaDasaru. The tejas had changed, the virtue had changed, the pavitrate, the dhaati, the whole persona was transformed completely.

After Aparoksha

People saw and the news spread like wildfire that a great tapasvi/gynani had arrived in Kashi. People were lining up to pay their respects. The Kashi King heard this news, invited Sri VijayDasaru personally and offered him great respect and lots of rich clothes and gifts. Sri VijayDasaru smiled, he remembered his previous condition and he offered all the respect he was receiving to Sri Vijaya Vittala.

"Nikila Jannara Kudumbo Deva"  - In this composition Sri VijayDasaru clealy explains what his previous condition was and overnight how it has changed. All because of Sri Hari's grace. The interesting line in this composition is that, he says all this glamour, recognition, wealth, status etc is not possible by my punyas. Therefore it is definitely your grace and no other reason.

* The lesson to learn here, is not to bargain with God; if God stops a lot of our paapas and gives us just a fraction to experience, conversly he multiplies the punyas and lets us experience sukha in  fuller measure. Sri Hari is atyanta Karuna Sagara.

Although a lot of Kings were vying for Sri VijayaDasaru to stay with them. Sri VijayaDasaru returned to his village Chikallaparvi to his family and started living in the Dasa Sahitya way with his wife.

* Did not desire onsite :)

Sri VijayaDasaru revived the HariDasa tradition; he used to go singing Sri Hari kirtane with his tamburi and gejje to collect alms and collect whatever he could get that day. Sri Vijaya Dasaru's wife would cook all the collected food items; Sri VijayDasaru would do naivedya and Sri Krishanrapanamastu and eat. They would never store any food items; all items were cooked on the day they were collected.
There was a time when Sri VijayaDasaru did not get alms for days together. His wife could not bear the trouble. Sri Hari immediately sent Sri MahaLakshmi and she came to Sri VijayDasaru's house and delivered lots of food items and especially curd rice (masru anna).

Sri VijayaDasaru has protected his devotees from many harm. There is no limit to the Karuna he can shower on his devotees. Throughout his life, Sri VijayDasaru has helped the downtrodden, animals, gynani's and lifted them up by his apara karuna.

One such ultimate and popular example
His adopted son, Sri MohanDasaru (Mandavi Rishi) had suffered Apamrityu! ( Death before allotted time). In the court of Yama Dharmaraya. Sri VijayaDasaru entered as Brighu Muni; everyone stood up including Yama DharmaRaya. Sri VijayDasaru explained the mistake and asked Yama DharmaRaya to correct it. Yama DharmaRaya acknowledged the mistake and corrected it. Back on earth, it 2-3 days since MohanDasaru's passing and suddenly his body came to life.

Is there a better example of Guru ? A Guru who will go to Yama DharmaRaya and fight for his devotee. When you have such a Guru why fear even death ? At the most the samasara can do is death. Sri VijayaDasaru has proven that even death is no obstacle; he will go and bring back the soul for his beloved devotees.
"Smarisi Badikiro, Divya Charana karegiro" "Remember Sri VijayaDasaru's Divine feet and Live Life"

He has humbled Sanskrit scholars who looked down upon Kannada literature as a degradation of Sanskrit.

Miracles at Chippagiri

Chippagiri is very close to my heart. I shall narrate one such incident, the structure for the PranaDevaru was constructed before the Prandevaru (Anjaneya) vigraha was brought in. When PranaDevaru Vigraha was brought in; it was found to be too large for the door. After trying for sometime they realized that something else needed to be done and so they put it off for the next morning and left the vigraha outside the structure.
In the morning when they woke up ! Lo !!! Wonders of Wonder ... the Anjaneya Vigraha was installed inside the temple. People can verify it even today the Anjaneya Vigraha is large and the entrance is very small. Sri VijayaDasara brindavana is directly opposite the Sri Anjaneya Vigraha. Even today people are forbidden to block the path even during night, as Sri VijayDasaru every day worships Anjaneya and walks back to the Brindavana.


Sri VijayDasaru is totally unique example of Sri Hari kripa, how  situations change overnight with Sri Hari kripe. I've illustrated only a fraction of the Mahima of Sri VijayDasaru. Learned Readers should forgive my alpa prayatna.

Naham Karta, Hari Karta !!!!

This article has been possible by the grace of Sri VijayaDasaru. I thank him from the bottom of my heart profusely for all his grace and love he has showered on my family and me unconditionally. 

Sri VijayaDasaraya Gurubhyo Namon Namaha !

VijayaRaya VijayaRaya VijayaRaya Pahimam !
VijayaRaya VijayaRaya VijayaRaya Rakshamam !

Bedi Ajaneya Antargata Sri Srinivasa, Sri Venkatesha Supreeta Vardo Bhavatu
Sri Krisharpanamastu,

Friday, November 12, 2010

BrahmaSutra -I

Jai Bharateesha !
Brahma Sutra !!!
This used to be one of the most coveted topics during my youth, we would attend Bannanje’s lectures and many more Swamiji’s too trying to understand. So with Badarayana’s blessings here goes !!!
The loss of Sanskrit literate people has hit our culture at it’s very core. We have to rely on English Translations by foreign authors to learn our own culture. The beauty of BrahmaSutras is minimum syllables expand into so many Vedic texts; really can be appreciated.
I, myself am not Sanskrit literate, but recently I’ve been getting more and more material and with Vyasarayaru placing his hand on my head I’ve been able to read some material.
 Vedas are apourusheya, anant; infinte. Vedas are called the mind of God ! The Vedas are eternal. In kaliyuga, the capacity of the people diminishes, due to the effect of kali. So Supreme  God Narayana himself took the incarnation of Sri VedaVyasa; grouped the Vedas into four, twenty four, hundred and one, one thousand etc.
There are various interpretation for each verse, its the vedanta which interpretes according to the seer who professes a precis of Vedas.
To get a more expanded meaning of Vedas; Veda Vyasa composed the Brahma Sutras. So the Vedas now become an interpretation of Brahma Sutra. The central objective of the BrahmaSturas is to describe the GunaPariPurna Brahman.
 Atharvana Upanishad says: If same body of literature for ex. RigVed is AparVidya when it is comprehended in the ritualistic sense and ParaVidya when “Akshara or Brahman or Vishnu is comprehended as it’s main import.
 Brahmasutra therefore is  ParaVidya.
 Vedas are the Nirnaya and BrahmaSutras are the Nirnayaka.
 For  ex. I’st sutra : Om Om aTHato brahhma jignyaasaa Om
Translation :  The translation you will find by english authors/translators will be
One should enquire about God.?
 The actual number of questions sprout from this sutra.
SriMadAcharya mentions the following categories:
 Jignyasa - Who should enquire about God? Why should one enquire about God? What is the subject of enquiry? Who is the subject ? What does the subject represent? What is the mode of enquiry ?
 Anubandha – Is it binding? What is the binding?

adhikarana vishaya – Who has the right to ask?
Sambhanda – Whom does the question pertain to ?
prayojana etc – What is justification of the result? What is the use?
 Etc….so on and so forth.
 Next each of these questions, will be answered across multiple references across Vedanta which do not dispute among themselves. Each of those meanings then can have similar references.  In this way, entire Vedanta become Vyakhana for BrahmaSutras and Vedas should be understood based on Brahmasutras only.
 The BrahmaSutra is divided in to four chapters each having sections.
 Adhyaya 1# Samanvaya Adhyaya
Adhyaya 2#Avirodha Adhyaya
Adhyaya 3#Sadhana Adhyaya
Adhyaya 4#Phala Adhyaya
 What does Brahma Sutra contain?
Brahma Sutra is collection of 564 sutras. (others combine some sutras: Sri Ramanuja counts 545 and shankara 555). Each Sutra is very small
For  ex. I’st sutra : Om Om aTHato brahhma jignyaasaa Om
 What is a Sutra ?
A sutra can compared to a thread. This is how the word “suture” is derived. Threads which can be used to stitch.
 What is the definition for a Sutra?
SriMadAcharya gives a compact definition of Sutras.
 Alpa aksharam snigdgandam saarvadvishvatomukham
Astobamanavadam cha sutram sutravido viduhu !
 A Sutra should have minimum letters. Should clear all doubts, should make a special point, it should cover the point concerned noting it’s occurances in all branches of  Veda, it should not contain meaningless syllables and should not have corrupt expressions.

Jai Bharateesha,

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Aparoksha Gynana

Jai VijayaRaya !!!
Jai VyasaRaya !!!
Jai Bedi Anjaneya !!!

There are a lot of abstract concepts and technical terms, which can be illustrated with help of example. I’m limiting the scope to the concept of “Aparoksha Gynana” only.
I want to take the worldly example of Music for this illustration
1) What is Paroksha Gynana?
Let’s say a senior AIR Class I singer is Paroksha Gyana;
i.e. a person who knows all the raagas; one who can sing effortlessly; one who conciously hits every note in the raaga in sur, etc. Technically perfect singer.
2) What is Aparoksha Gynana?
A “Pandit” or “Ustad” level is Aparoksha Gynana; one can experience God in their performance. It just mesemerizes you and transports you somewhere.
Both are established, well trained and perfect singers; but there is a difference between them. One has to conciously maintain his sur, taal, pronounciation etc.
Whereas the other even when he is overcome with emotion; his singing is perfect.
Purundara Dasa, Vijay Dasarau and the Dasa Parampara are all Aproksha Gynani’s all their songs are compositions are instantaneous; on the spot overflow of emotions.
Their structures however are extremely complex. There has to be a x number vowels, y number of consonants, z number of letters per line. It has to be in meter, in raga etc.
All this while maintaining the meaning, referencing scriptures and conveying the emotion. This type and calibre of compositions are possible only with Aparoksha Gynana.
Now let us take practical examples; for Aparoksha Gynana Sadhana.
Let us say I’m a pathetic besura singer; aspiring to be an Ustad, what is my roadmap ?
First step is daily practice or riaz (Sandhyavandana)
Develop an ear for music (Listening to Shastras)
Making sure I practice more and more (Increasing japa, tapa, vrata, dharma)
Never leave daily riaz. (Sandhyavandana)
Take care of the following things
- not eating outside food that will harm my throat (eating only Satvik food)
- making sure I don’t expose my throat (taking care of health)
- not showing off (niyama)
- until the voice gets accustomed to a specific style of singing. Not trying too many things (Maintaining discipline)
- Hear lots of high quality songs
- Maintain contact with other aspirants in music ( Satsang )
- Increasing practice hours
- Learning new ragas (more Gynana gives more range, more ananda, more confidence )
After years and years of practice, a stage comes when Paroksha Gynana is achieved. But practice does not stop; the intensity increases.
Now nothing else matters, just being immersed and surrounded by music is sufficient.
[ With Gynana, all material desires are cut down, vairagya and bhakti increase tremendously. ]
Now during a performance, if a few notes are missed; people will accept it saying the overall performance is good, minor things don’t matter.
[ While doing a dharma karya, minor lopas are ignored ]
But these small mistakes should not be tolerated while learning; learning has to be practiced with perfection.
If we hear some besura on tv, what do we do? Change channel immidiately.
When we don’t tolerate imperfections in singing, why we should we tolerate in pooja?
When we are inviting God, why be lethargic and anything goes attitude.
I hope this clears the concept of Sadhane and Aparoksha Gnana. I have maintained a very general and broad outlook for this explaination.
More technical details to follow. I want to close this article with the statement.
Paroksha Gynana sadhane is in our hands, keep doing this sadhane.
Aparoksha Gynana is the fruit which is granted by Shri Hari alone.

Bedi Anjaneya antargata Sri Krishnarpanamastu,

Friday, November 5, 2010

How To Eat ? Pancha Prana Ahuti

Jai Vijayraya !
Jai Vyasaraya !
Jai Bedi Anjaneya !

I've started implementing this only recently; thought of sharing this with the readers.

Every person has Vaishwanara roopa parmatma in them. All their lusture, shine and superirority is seen in the body is because of Vaishwanara only.

Nowadays diets are extremely popular. Nutrition, health food, salads, counting calories, list goes on and on.

Not one method talks about Sri Hari dhyana. Sri Hari responsible for the sun, rain, grain, fire, food, money, occasion, health, state of mind, time, company, etc.
In every party, we thank the host for organizing the party. If this can be done, how can we forget Sri Hari while eating ? He is providing us everything for countless of births. How can we forget him?

SriMadacharaya Tattvavada's Eating guidelines

Meat/Fish/Eggs to be strictly avoided, maybe obvious to some, maybe not :) KaliYuga all these are banned.
Onion, Garlic - Strictly avoided
Tomato, Carrot, BeetRoot, Drumsticks - To be avoided

Eating Procedure

Because of effect of kaliyuga, people have to eat wherever possible.
The dhyana mentioned below, each morsel reaches Vaishwanara through Mukhya Prana; so maintain satvik food to the best of your abilities.
Sri Hari will overlook lopas and helplessness(not for banned items); but don't make that an excuse.

Bhojana is to treated like a Yagna !!! Whatever you put in mouth, offer to bimba Sri Hari; let Sri Hari assimilate it and supply you with the energy.
Naham Karta Hari Karta !!! If Sri Hari process the food, you will get back only the best Sattva nutrition.

If your meal has rice, eat five morsels of plain rice as mentioned below. If your meal does not have rice; eat five morsels of whatever you have in your plate.

Pancha Prana Ahuti

Morsel 1# Om Pranaya Swaha
i) Security Guard for East is satisfied
ii ) Abhimana Devata for Prana Vayu is satisfied
iii) Then Surya is satisfied
iv) Then Presiding Devata for eyes is satisfied
v) Then Diety for Surya Mandala is satisfied
Like this Sri Hari roopas in Surya are satisfied
vi) Then 'dyu' namaka Bharati Devi is satisfied
vii) Then Mukhya Prana is satisfied
viii) Then MahaLakshmi is satisfied
ix) Then SatChitAnanda VaishwaNara roopa of Sri Hari is satisfied

Morsel 2# Om Apanaya Swaha
i) Security Guard for West is satisfied
ii ) Abhimana Devata for Apana Vayu is satisfied
iii) Presiding Deity for Agni is satisfied
Like this Sri Hari present in 3 forms in Agni is satisfied
v)    "Dhara Devi" influenced by Sri MahaLaxmi is satisfied
vi) Akasa Abhmimanini Bharati Devi is satisfied
vii) Then Mukhya Prana is satisfied
viii) Then MahaLakshmi is satisfied
ix) Then ChiDAnanda VaishwaNara roopa of Sri Hari is satisfied

Morsel 3# Om Vyanaya Swaha
i) Security Guard for South is satisfied
ii ) Abhimana Devata for Vyanaya Vayu is satisfied
iii) Presiding deity for hearing
iv)     Mandalas presiding deity
v) Presiding Deity for Chandra is satisfied
Like this Sri Hari present in 3 forms in Chandra is satisfied
vii) "Din" namaka Bharati Devi is satisfied
viii) Then Mukhya Prana is satisfied
ix) Then MahaLakshmi is satisfied
x) Then ChiDAnanda VaishwaNara roopa of Sri Hari is satisfied

Morsel 4# Om Udanaya Swaha
i) Security Guard for Upper Direction is satisfied
ii ) Abhimana Devata for Bhuta Vayu is satisfied
iii) Presiding deity for Akasha is satisfied
iv) Then Mukhya Prana in three roopas is satisfied
v) Then MahaLakshmi is satisfied
vi) Then ChiDAnanda VaishwaNara roopa of Sri Hari is satisfied

Morsel 5# Om Samanaya Swaha
i) Security Guard for Northern Direction is satisfied
ii ) Abhimana Devata for Udana Vayu is satisfied
iii) Presiding Deity for Parjanya Abhmani is satisfied
 Like this Sri Hari present in 3 forms in Indra is satisfied
iv) Vidytu Abhmimanini Bharati Devi is satisfied
v) Then Mukhya Prana is satisfied
vi) Then MahaLakshmi is satisfied
vii) Then ChiDAnanda VaishwaNara roopa of Sri Hari is satisfied

Then Sri Hari present in 72,000 nadi's is pleased.

Tato Yajmana Truptihi !!!
Like this the Master is pleased

Narayna and Annirudha roopas remain in others to supply shakti,
Sankarshana and Pradyumna roopas are present in the body to supply shakti to eat
Vasudeva roopi Paramatma supplies avakasha or intervals

Vayu with all vedas always extols Vaishwanara !

Whoever understands Vaishwanara, even if he offers food to Chandala he gets phala because it is like a direct homa being performed in the Vaishwanara roopi

Everyday Vaishwanar roopi Paramatma should be remembered in the stomach and then Ahutis should be submitted !

How true is "Naham Karta, Hari Karta" !!!

Jai Bharateesha,

Sri Vishnu Sahasra Nama

Jai Vijayaraya,
Jai VyasaRaya,
Jai Bedi Anjaneya,
Hare Srinivasa !!!
Since the topic of Sri Vishnu SahasraNama has been raised. Few pointers on this
Learned readers please point out any mistakes, I'm ever ready to learn.
SriMadAchaya mentions that there are at least a 100 meanings for each word in Sri Vishnu Sahasranama, when challanged; he demonstrates 100 meanings of 1st word Vishvam. He asks the scholars to repeat whatever he said, they fall at his feet. This was a revolutionary discovery at that time ! People were shocked to see the depth of knowledge !!!
Each word of Sahasranama has immense depth.
- Pranava first part (out of eight ) "Aa"kar roopa is Vishwa
- Bimba moorthy of Sri Ganesh
- This is the first word of Sahasranama
- the pratibimba i.e. Sri Ganesh is worshiped first ( Because of above reasons )
- Roopa of Sri Hari present in right eye.
- Central head of Elephant (pratibimba Sri Ganesh has Elephant head); 9 human heads to left and 9 human heads to right.
- Protects jiva during jagrat avasta or waking state.
-  One who pervades the Universe   Vis- to enter ; one who enters the universe and prevades it. [Purusha evedam vishvam]
-  PariPoorna - Vishvam  means krthsnam in amarkosha ; Sri Hari is poorna in every aspect
- Vishwam means transendence and imminence - Transendence - Trivikrama avataar and imminence - Narasimha avataara, similarly means Vamana Avataara as well
- Matsya avataara -  Mundaka Upanishad says, ‘ brahma vedam visvam varishtam,’  hence visvam means Veda; one who rescued the Vedas from hyagrivasura
- Varaha Avataara - Varaha avataara is described as mahaavaraaho visvaathma
- Koorma Avataara - reference through AadiKoorma who bears the VayuKoorma and Aadishesha who in turns bears the universe.
- Parshuram Avataara - as he travelled the whole world conquering kings during his DigVijaya
- Sri RamaAvataara - Vishvam - Veda - which is authority on Dharma - Sri Rama - Vigrahavan Dharma - embodiment of Dharma
- Sri Krishna Avataara - Poorna and All Prevailing - Sri Krishna has displayed Vishwaroopa avataaras to show that he is PariPoorna and also lilas of All Pervasiveness

This is just a sample  imagine each word in the Sahasranama having such depth. Hence Rudra Devaru says - Soham ekana shlokena - Understanding and reciting even one shloka with devotion will grant all results.
In TantraSaraSangraha SriMadAcharya explains each and every alphabet and sound has a paramatma roopa associated with it. So I'll just give an example.
Splitting of words -
#1 ) Vishwam = Va + ee + sh + va + am = Varaha + eKAtma + shadguNa+Varaha+antaH
With these roopas you can explain each roopa , explain their position and explain different permutations and combinations.
Varaha is Yagna roopa, ....
#2) Vishwam = Vi + sh + Vam = Vishnu (Vi is abbreviation for Vishnu) + shadguNa + Veda Vyasa (Vam is beeja mantra for Sri Hari Veda Vyasa roopa. Vam VedaVysaya Namaha, Vam is beeja mantra for amrutha)
Each way you split it gives many meanings for each split.
HariPrasad has with great earnest compiled a wonderful website dedicated to Sri Vishnu Sahasra Nama.  Please visit this site as well, it has a lot of material for learning Sri Vishnu Sahasra Nama.

BharatiRamanaMukhyaPranaAntarGata SriKrishnarpanamastu,

Thursday, November 4, 2010


Jai VijayaRaya !
Jai Bedi Anjaneya !
Hare Srinivasa !!!!

People in the debates, have often quoted this warrior had this boon, that boon and therefore he was invincible etc. I'll try to simply the concept of boons.

This is where the concept of Taratamya comes into play. A boon by a lesser deity can be overtaken by a higher deity. Sometimes they take over, sometimes they don't; depending on the situation.

Sri Hari - MahaLaxmi
Brahma - Saraswathi
Vayu Bharati Devi
+++ParaShukla Trayaru+++++

Now coming to the practical example, if a district court passes a judgement to imprison someone the police have to arrest. The law says so; officers are under law and have to according to it. But if High Court orders his release, inspite of District Court orders, High Court orders will be carried out. No one in the whole state can oppose the decision. But if SUpreme Court decides to dismiss case without any prejudice; then even High Court has to obey.

All orders, same person, different judgements which one is obeyed ?

Now coming back to the boons.

It's not enough if someone has a boon, it's also important to see who has given the boon. If a Police Commisioner wants to inspect a place, you cannot wave a inspectors no entry order. The Commisoner will just override the order.

Similarly crores of rakshasas had boons of immortality from Rudra Devaru, but when Vayu encounters them as Hanuman or Bheema he can overtake them thus proving his superirority over Rudra Devaru.

He overtakes even Brahma Devaru's vara of immortality to rakshasas; because he is the same kaksha [same department]

If this is the case for Vayu; then what needs to be said for the sarva-tantra-swatantra Sri Hari !!! It is a henious sin to think Sri Hari is affected by curses of Rishi's or anyone else.

Out of his mercy for his devotees, Sri Hari "acts" out the curses of his devotees with a much bigger agenda. Ex. Sri Hari enacted Brighu Maharishi's curse and today we a kshetra like Tirumala.

This should also clear up why smaller people should not curser bigger people. What will happen if a Thalisdar issues a transfer order of a District Commisioner ? He will get a dismiss letter back, which he will have to obey.

Just because they can override, does'nt mean the devatas will override every boon. They override whenever necessary; that does'nt mean that they can't everytime.  If they override every boon of lower devatas/rishi's, then people will not respect their sayings. So a balance is maintained and overriding is done whenever essential.

Mahabharata is full of clash of boons, whose boon prevails why? can be explained only through Taratamya and Sri Hari Sankalpa which gives a crystal clear explaination, gives true Gynana and removes all doubt.

The last concept is the scope of boons. Boons are like garuntees; for example, Prahalad's aunt gets a boon from Brahma to be fireproof. When enters the fire with Prahalad, Prahlad is saved, but she is burnt. Brahma Devaru explains that the vara was for her protection and not a destructive use.

Let's say you buy a watch which comes with a garuntee; if you take the watch out and throw the watch down in front of the store counter and demand a replacement because of the guarantee will you get it ? The guarantee is for regular wear and tear and in cases of accidents. Same for insurance claims; if it's delibrate they are void.

Boons are validate and upheld, only if they are inline with Sri Hari sankalpa.

Any Mistakes are solely mine.

Jai Bharateesha,