Sri RanganAyakai Nama:
In the 61st and final slOkam , Swamy Parasara Bhattar makes an appeal to Sri RanganAyaki. The Sri Sookthi of SrI GuNa Rathna kOsam is coming to the conclusion stage, which has two meanings:
(1)The quotation of a Vedic word is known as Nigamanam. (2)The Summing up or concusion of a Syllogism is also known as Nigamanam . According to the first definition , SrI GuNa rathna kOsam in my humble opininon is the Quotation (and elaboration, nay celebration) of the Khila Rk of Rg Vedam, SrI Sooktham. According to the second defenition, it is the literal conclusion of the tender , adoring and masterly tribute of Swamy ParAsara Bhattar to His dear Mother, who brought him up in a cradle in front of Her Sannidhi at Srirangam as a samll child .
Today is the sacred day of Sri Nrusimha Jayanthi. Tomorrow is the Birthday of Swamy ParAsara Bhattar , which is the same as Swamy NammazhwAr. On this special day (today) for MalOlan (Sri LAKSHMI Nrusimhan), adiyEn considers himself fortunate to have had the bhAgyam of completing the postings on SrI GuNa Rathna kOsam with the tremendous help of my neighbor at Oppiliappan Sannidhi,Dr.V.N.VedAntha Desikan , the great scholar and scion of the famous Navaneetham Vangipuram Family. Today is therefore SaRRumuRai for the SrI GuNa Rathna Kosam Postings that started in October,2000.All the postings on Sri Guna Rathna Kosam are archived in the Bhakthi List for reference . It will be wonderful if some one can make a PDF file out of them just as a BhakthA from California assembled a PDF file out of the postings on SrI HayagrIva sthOthram earlier.
Here is the prayer of Swamy ParAsara Bhattar as an AchArya on behalf of all of us:
SrIrangE Saradhas-satham saha suhrudh-vargENa nishkaNDakam
nirdh:ukkham susukham cha dhAsya-rasikAm bhukthvA samruddhim parAm
yushmath-paadhasarOruhAnthara-raja: shyAma ThvamambhA PithA
Sarvam dharmamaapi ThvamEva bhava na: svIkurvakasmAth krupAm
(Meaning according to Dr.V.N.VedAntha Desikan ):
" Oh SrI RanganAyakI ! I make a final submisison: May I (be blessed to)live here at SrIrangam for hundred years! How?(in waht way ?) With harmonious relation with like-minded discerning devotees without a hitch, a grief , a separation ; with excellent relish of the kaimkarya- bliss .Yes that kaimkarya abundance will prove to be the greatest affluence and prosperity on earth. I should be like the dust (pollen) from the lotus feet of You Both ! You would be my Mother , Father, all mine and even the dharma or duty for me. That is, You are everything for me; You are the path and procedure to reach You ultimately. You should bless me like that!
But then I do not merit this. I have no right to ask for this. Therefore , it is that I pray You shower on me Your kindly grace of the NirhEthukA type! ( NirhEtukA KrupA will not require , as a condition , any act or merit on the individual jeevan's part).
Additional Comments (V.S):
Oh RanganAyaki! This is my Nigamana ViNNappam(PrArTanai): May we live at Srirangam for hundred years , the period of life assigned by Vedams (Veda PrAyam: jeevEma Saradhas- satham).May we live enjoying the company of BhaagavathAs, who are like-minded/suhruth (suhrudh-vargENa) : mOdhAma Saradhas-satham . During that enjoyment , let there be no hindrances , sorrow , seperation ! Let there be joy of dhAsyAnubhavam and may that blissful anubhavam grow from day to day ! May we be blessed with such a life full of soubhAgyam by You !
May we become the dust of the lotus under both of Your sacred feet ( makarantha poDi of the Lotus).
Oh Mother! May You become my Mother, Father , ALL , sarva dharmam , UpAyam for me!
For all these to be realized , You should bless me with Your nirhEthuka krupai. Why do I request for Your NirhEthuka Krupai instead of sahEthuka krupai? It is because I do not have any hEthu, fitness ? How can I hope to possess fitness suitable to invoke Your sahEthuka Krupai? That is why I am seeking the blessings of NirhEthuka Krupai!
VasurAsi Commentary on the prayer of Swamy ParAsara Bhattar is a beautiful one in chaste Sanskrit:
" SrIrangEswari ! SrirangE dhivyanagarE satham saradha:
' SathAyu: Purusha:' ithi sruthyuktha-prakArENa sathamapi
vathsarAn suhrudh-vargENa saha Puthra-Pouthra-Bhandhu-sishya-
prasishyAdhibhi: samam nishkaNDakam nirubhadhravam nirdh:ukkam
dhu:kkhA-samsparsa susukham sutarAm soukhyam cha yaTA bhavathi
taTA dhAsya-rasikAm Thvath-Kaimkarya-rasaj~nAm parAm
sarvOthkrushtAm samruddhim SRI-RANGA-SRIYAM bhukthvA anubhUya ,
yEvam dhrushtamukthvA adhrushtamAsAsthE -yushmadhithi "
(meaning): Oh SriranganAyaki! At Your divine city of Srirangam , May we live the hundred years prescribed by the VedAs with the like-minded devout ones and with sons, grandsons, relatives, sishyAs and their sishyAs enjoying unalloyed bliss free from hindrances, grief, seperations and enjoying kaimkaryam to YOU and SrIranganAthan and Both of Your BhaagavathAs ! May we enjoy SRI RANGA SRIYAM and may we be blessed with abundant wealth of both of Your protection as saraNAgathAs).
Swamy ParAsara Bhattar hails SriranganAyaki as Sarva Vidha BhaNdhu (Mother, Father, UpAyam and upEyam , PrApyam, PrApakam et al). "ThavamEva na: asmAkam saravmapi dharmaloukika-srEya: saadhanam Karma-Jn~Ana-Bhakthi-PrapathyAdhikam Bhava" is the prayer ! Thou art indeed the grantor (anugraha-dhAthA) of wealth in this world (DharmArTa-kaamas) and the boons of Karma Yogam, Jn~Ana Yogam, Bhakthi Yogam as one of the two upAyams for Mukthi and the other UpAyam for Moksham: Prapatthi yOgam.
"Sarva-dharma -sTAnE PurushakAratayA ThvamEva sTithvA
SiddhOpAyEna BhagavathA madhishDam prApyEthyAsaya:"
(Oh My Mother SriranganAyaki! You must stand in the place of dharmAs and through Your PurushakArathvam help me attain the Thiruvadi of Your Lord, the SiddhOpAyan ).
I am deficient in satthva guNAs (GuNalEsan). You are anantha kalyANa guNavathi ( the abode of limitless auspicious attributes: uNa rathna kOsam ).Maam Sveekuru ( Please accept me as Your object for protection ). "agasmAth krupAm nirhEthukadhayAm sveekuru, angIkurushva" ( I am an unfit one and yet out of Your spontaneous and abundant KrupA without any vyAjam , plase accept me ; please approve of me as one eligible for Your protection!).
Such is the moving prayer of Swamy ParAsara Bhattar overflowing with affection , devotion and awe! He praises Her KshAnthi (forbearance), OudhAryam (generosity/magnanimity), and DayA / anukampA (Compassion ).Bhattar's celebration of the sacredness of Her Thiruvadi is special(1) Those holy feet render the Upanishads fragrant,when they place their heads at her feet (2) They make the Vyjayanthi maalai forever fresh through their contact as She sits on Her Lord's chest .
In the final slOkam , Swamy ParAsara Bhattar emphasizes the Supermacy and paramount importance of Sri Devi (SriranganAyaki) for us all . He salutes Her as his Father, Mother and "all tha tone cherishes as near and dear " . If Her grace is assured/secured, there is no room for worry of any kind .
Such is the grand message of SrI GuNa Rathna kOsam !
adiyEn offers my special prayers to SriranganAyaki, who blessed me with the strength to write about the special Sri Sooktham composed by Her beloved son, Swamy ParAsara Bhattar.
adiyEn would like to conclude this series of Postings on SriranganAyaki with selected NaamAs from SrI Lakshmi Sahasra Naamams :
(praNavam) NaarAyaNyai nama:
(praNavam) Naarasimhai nama:
(praNavam) Bhagavathyai nama:
(praNavam) PumpradhAnEsvarEsvaryai nama:
(pranavam) Thrayaantha roopAyai nama:
(praNavam) DhivyAyai nama:
(praNavam) Soumya roopAyai nama:
(praNavam) dEvyai nama:
(praNavam) SvAtantrya roopAyai nama:
(praNavam )tath Dharma-dharmiNyai nama:(10)
(praNavam) Anantha roopAyai nama:
(praNavam) Bhadhra hOmAyai nama:
(praNavam) Sarva SulabhAyai nama:
(praNavam) GuNa priyAyai nama:
(praNavam) Nithya suchayE nama:
(pranavam) Sarva rasAyai nama:
(praNavm ) bhUr-bhuva-svara yonijAyai nama:
(praNavam) Sama LakshaNAyai nama:
(praNavam) VaradhAyai nama:
(praNavam) AnanathAyai nama:(20)
(praNavam) PuNya-keerthanAi nama:
(praNavam) Raajya Lakshmyai nama:
(praNavam) Jaya Lakshmyai nama:
(praNavam) Dhana Lakshmyai nama:
(praNavam) Maadhava PriyAyai nama:
(praNavam) SuprasannAya nama:
(praNavam) Poorva-BhaashiNyai nama:
(praNavam) BhadrAyai nama:(28)
SrImath Azhagiya Singar ThiruvadigaLE saraNam ,
Sri RanganAyaki ThAyAr ThiruvaruL VeNDum Daasan,
Oppiliappan Koil VaradAchAri SaThakOpan /Sadagopan
LOkA: SamasthA:SukhinO Bhavanthu