Sri RanganAyakai Nama:
The 50th slOkam was the beginning of a set of slOkams through which Swamy ParAsara Bhattar instructed us that MahA Lakshmi is the UpAyam (Means for Moksham), UpEyam (the Goal, the Lakshyam and PrApyam) and that She is a Vibhu like Her Lord . She as Bhagavathi has Thulya SeelA (equal in auspicious features in every aspect with Her Lord,the BhagavAn). Today, we will cover the 52nd SlOkam :
Matharlakshmi! yaTaiva MyTilijanastEnAdhvanA tE vayam thvaddhAsyaika-rasAbhimAna-subhagair-bhaavarihaamuthra cha jAmAthA DayithastavEthi BhavathI sambhnadha-dht rushtyA Harim pasyEma prathiyAma yaama cha paricharAn prahrushyEma cha
Meaning according to Dr.V.N.VedAntha Desikan Swamy:
Oh Mother MahA LakshmI! Even as the citizens of MyTilA looked on, loved and respected, Sree RaamA, as Yoour Consort, and as the son-in-law of King Janaka, we, today, Your people, Your subkects truly, look on SrI RanganAthA on the basis of His connection with You (i-e)., we revere Him, we love Him, we serve Him -- ALL of the above as Your Consort, that way, He being our son-in-law, so to say, even as the son-in-law of PeriyAzhwAr, so to say. That is how He earns a denomination as RamyajAmAthA ! As such, since we have a relation to the Lord through You, we would cherish --here and in Sri Vaikuntam too -- a view of the Lord as Your consort, a surrender unto You and a service to You-- all to You, Sri RanganAyaki ! That way is our joy!
Here, ParAsara Bhattar categorically states that his connection to Sri RanganAthaa is through Sri RanganAyaki alone. He says that he will look at the Lord, think about Him, serve Him, perform prapatthi at His Thiruvadi and be soaked in the bliss of that anubhavams,only in the context of the Lord being the Consort of Sri RanganAyaki . Bhattar says here that all he wishes for in this world is to enjoy the aanandham of serving Sri RanganAyaki as he would at Nithya vibhUthi. Bhattar points out that Sri RanganAthan will have a special place in His heart for him and others who reognize Him only as the consort of Sri RanganAyaki. He will consider such bhakthAs as PeNN VeettukkArarkaL and treat them with special affection . Those dear bhakthAs delight Him by addressing Him as Azhagiya MaNavALan, our MaappiLLai and PeriyAzhwAr's MaappiLLai . He is thrilled over His Sambhandham with MahA Lakshmi (SitA PirAtti in RaamAvathAram) and treats the BhakthAs, who remind of Him of this sambhandham (as Jaanaki Kaanthan) as special people (antha: pura janam), who will recieve His special anugraham and krupai.
Oh Our Mother, MahA LakshmI! The citizens of MiTilA nagaram consider You as their own and cherish their sambhandham with You. We at Srirangam feel the same way : "vayamapi SveeyA:" (We are also Your own).We therefore have mukhya preethi for You even while we perform Kaimkaryams for Your Lord in the context of His special position as YOUR consort and YengaL ahatthu MaappiLLai (Bhagavath KaimkaryEpi Thvath Kaimkarya Buddhi:).He was the son-in-law of King Janaka and PeriyAzhwAr.Our Kimkara vrutthi to Your Lord is propelled by the thought that He is our family's son-in-law.We are blessed to belong to You and gain this distinction through You. We are indeed MyTili Janam ." Thvath Priya Ithi cha Sri RangarAjam vayam upacharAma:" (we will offer Him reverence and serve Him because He is Your Lord, our MappiLLai through Your sambhandham). Your Lord and our son-in-law, Azhagiya MaNavALan considers Himself Dhanyan because of being the object of Your kaDAksham . If that were to be so, how can anyone attribute aNuthvam and JeevakOti pravishtathvam to You? Like his father, Bhattar performs SaraNAgathi to Sri RanganAyaki:
" Thaamm DevadEva MahishIm SRIYAM AasrayAma: "
Sri RanganAyaki's Svaroopa, Roopa, GuNa, Isvaryams are thus clebrated and Sri RanganAyakan gets elevated through His Sambhandham with Her .
Sri RanganAyaki ThAyAr ThiruvadigaLE SaraNam,
Daasan, Oppiliappan Koil VaradAchAri SaThakOpan /Sadagopan