Sri RanganAyakai Nama:
In the previous slOkam, Swamy ParAsara Bhattar explained why the VedAs are not eulogizing Sri RanganAyaki (MahA Lakshmi) separately . He explained that Sri RanganAyaki constitutes Her Lord's Qualities , which are inseparable from Him. That is why , when He is spoken about and when His auspicious attributes are referred to , it is to be comprehended that She is as much the subject matter as He is.
In this 29th slOkam , Swamy ParAsara Bhattar goes one step further and points out that Sri RanganAyaki's auspiciousness is SvaabhAvikam (innate) and the auspiciousness of the Lord is a derivate of Her auspciousness (i.e.), He acquires His auspicousness through His links(sambhandham)to Her.
Tava sparsAdh-Isam sprusathi KamalE! MangaLa-padham
tavEdham nOpAdhErupanipathitham SrIrasi yatha:
prasUnam pushyanthamapi parimalardhim jigadhishu :
na chaivam-thvA dEvam svadhatha ithi kascchith kavayathE
Meaning :Dr.V.N. VedAntha Desikan
Oh MahA Lakshmi! Auspiciousness informs the Lord only by reason of Your association . There is no meaning in a question as to how You acquire it. It is Your own natural attribute. A flower acquires a reputation from its fragrance. No one can legitimately raise a question as to how the fragrance itself acquires a reputation . Fragrance is a necessary characterestric of the of the flower and is inseperable from it. So also is your auspiciousness , an inseperable , meaning of Yourself . For You, This auspiciousness is innate;for Your Lord , it is acquired form You!
Additional Thoughts from Dr.V.N.vedAntha Desikan(VNV)
Oh MahA lakshmi! It is
customary to use MangaLa Padham while referring to Your Lord. For Instance,
BhakthAs salute Him :
" MangaLam BhagavAN VishNu: MangaLam MadhusUdhana:I
MangaLam PuNDarIkAksha: MangaLam Garudadhvaja:II
PavithrANAm Pavithram yO MangaLAnAm cha mangaLam I
The above MangaLa padhams used in referring to Your Lord arise from Your Sambhandham. The above MangaLa Padhams really belong to You.They fit You perfectly. In Your case, those mangala Padhams do not arise from any other connection. They are Svatham ( innate) and are NirupAdhikam (without any other dependence).This is SvabhAvikam ( natural) and not OupAdhikam (artificial or unnatural).
A case in point is Mallikai flower. We praise it for its fragrance. We do not get into exploring reasons why it is fragrant. The fragrance of Mallikai or CheNpakam is an innate attribute of these flowers. Similarly , Your MangaLathvam is NirupAdhikam . You are MangaLa- Svaroopi. It is because of You and Your Mangalathvam (innate auspicousness) that Your Lord qualifies for MangaLa padha Vaachyathvam ( Object of salutations with auspicous Naamams ).
Dr.VNV refers in passing to the 7th slOkam of Sri Sthavam of Swamy KooratthAzhwAn and passages in Swamy Desikan's Srimath Rahasya Thraya Saaram (DhvayAdhikAram) to illustrate Her NirupAdhika mangalathvam ( innate Auspiciousness). adiyen will elaborate on those two references below .
Swamy Bhattar points out that it is but natural that the Lord is addressed by MangaLa Naamams because of His Sambhandham to His divine consort possessing such innate kalyANa GuNams.He says that the flower with captivating fragrance is not questioned by the poets as to where its fragrance came from . How can the poet succeed in finding an answer to such queries? It is futile to find an answer to such a question.
Swamy Bhattar says: " Tava sparsAth (thvath SambhandhAth) SwAminam MangaLa Sabdha: sprusathi" ( it is because of Your links that the MangaLa Padhams cling to Your Lord. " Bhagavath MangaLathvE Sri DEvi SambhandO NiyAmaka:" The auspicious attributes of the BhagavAn is intricately linked to Her innate auspicousness.
KurEsar describes it in his 7th slOkam of Sri Sthavam:
Isvaryam yath asEsha Pumsi yadhidham Soundarya-lAvaNyO:
Roopam yaccha hi MangaLm kimapi yallOkE sadhithyuchatE
tath sarvam tvadhadhInamEva yadhatha: SrIrithyabhEdhEna vaa
yadhvaa Srimath-ithIdhrusEna vachasA Devi! praTAmasnuthE
(Meaning): Oh MahA Lakshmi! All what one witnesses in the people of the world as wealth , beauty, shapely form, auspiciousness, these are all under Your control. They subside in You and touch them . As a result , They exhibit the different types of attributes that people take note of .These auspicousness do not have any home except in You and therefore get elevated to acquire Srimath Sabdham. VishNu PurANa SlOkam (1-9-29) passage, " Yatha: Satthvam TathO Lakshmi:" refers to Her pervasive presence , wherever there is some thing noble or auspicious.
DhvayAdhikaraNam praising Her NirupAdhika Mangalathvam
Swamy Desikan's salutations to MahA Lakshmi's NirupAdhika MangaLathvam are abundant in DhvayAdhikaaram . We will refer to a very revealing quotation there from the Sri Sookthi of AruLALa PerumAL EmperumAnAr :
aakAriNasthu vij~nAnam aakAra-jn~Ana-poorvakam
tEnAkAram Sriyam Jn~AthvA Jn~athavayO BhagavAn Hari:
(meaning): Only after understanding the unique attributes (visEshanam)of an object (Vasthu) , we can comprehend the object clearly.PirAtti is the PradhAna ViseshaNam of PerumAL. Hence , one should understand first the innate guNams of PirAtti before comprehending the(derivative) attributes of PerumAL in His sthAnam as Sriman NarAyaNan.
Similar is the counsel of Vedams and other PoorvAchAryAs!
SrimathE RanganAyaki SamEtha Sri RanganAtha ParabrahmaNE naam:
Daasan, Oppiliappan Koil VaradAchAri SatakOpan