Friday, 1 May 2020

NARAYANEEYAM DASAKAM - 19 - THE PRACHETAS AND BIRTH OF DAKSHA

Dasakam - 19 - The Prachetas and Birth of Daksha




Prithu's great grandson, Praacheenbarhis was noble and just and was involved in task of creation. He was married to Sathadruti, who gave birth to ten noble sons collectively called as Prachetas. As per their father's advice, they indulged themselves in Lord's worship and went to the western ocean to do penance and reached a beautiful lake.

Lord Shiva came to the lake shore to meet Prachetas and taught Rudrageetha which is sung in praise of Lord Narayana. Singing this hymn, the ten sons did penance in water for ten thousand years. Their deep penance on Lord, purified their father, who had slained several animals in the name of sacrifice and even their ancestor Venan who destroyed yagnas. Sage Narada went and met Praacheenabarhis and gave knowledge about athman by which he merged with the Lord. 

Pleased with the deep penance for many years, Lord by virtue of his compassion, appeared before Prachetas in Garuda vahana with eight arms, holding conch, discus and other divine weapons and with his limitless mercy, granted boons. They were blessed with the daughter of the trees as wife and led a happy life of ten thousand years. They were blessed with a son Daksha. 

Prachetas did several penances and following advice of divine sage Narada, attained salvation in Lord's abode.

Bhattathiri requests Lord who shows boundless mercy to his devotees, to protect him and cure him of his ailments.


Lyrics of Dasakam 19


पृथोस्तु नप्ता पृथु धर्म कर्मठ:
प्राचीन बर्हि: युवतौ शतद्रुतौ ।
प्रचेतसो नाम सुचेतस: सुतान्
अजीजनत् त्वत् करुणाङ्कुरानिव ॥१॥

pR^ithOstu naptaa pR^ithu dharma karmaTha:
praachiinabarhiryuvatau shatadrutau |
prachetasO naama suchetasaH sutaan
ajiijanat tvat karuNaankuraaniva॥ 1 ||

पितु: सिसृक्षा निरतस्य शासनाद्
भवत्-तपस्या निरता दशापि ते |
पयोनिधिं पश्चिममेत्य तत्तटे
मनोहरं सन्ददृशु: सरोवरं ॥२॥

pitu: sisR^ikshaa niratasya shaasanaad
bhavat-tapasyaa nirataa dashaapi te |
payOnidhiM pashchimametya tattaTe
manoharaM sandadR^ishu: sarovaram॥ 2 ||

तदा भवत्-तीर्थमिदं समागतो
भवो भवत् सेवक दर्शनादृत: ।
प्रकाशम्-आसाद्य पुर: प्रचेतसाम्
उपादिशत् भक्त तमस्तव स्तवम् ॥३॥

tadaa bhavat-tiirthamidaM samaagatO
bhavO bhavat sevaka darshanaadR^ita: |
prakaasham-aasaadya pura: prachetasaam
upaadishat bhakta tamastava stavam || 3 ||


स्तवं जपन्त: तममी जलान्तरे
भवन्तम्-आसे विषतायुतं समा: ।
भवत्-सुखास्वाद रसाद मीष्वियान्
बभूव कालो ध्रुववन्न शीघ्रता ॥४॥

stavaM japanta: tamamii jalaantare
bhavantam-aase viShataayutaM samaa: |
bhavat-sukhaasvaada rasaada miiShviyaan
babhuuva kaalO dhruvavanna shiighrataa || 4 ||

तपोभिरेषाम अतिमात्र वर्धिभि:
स यज्ञ हिंसा निरतोऽपि पावित: ।
पिताऽपि तेषां गृहयात नारद-
प्रदर्शितात्मा भवदात्मतां ययौ ॥५॥

tapObhireShaam atimaatra vardhibhi:
sa yaj~na himsaa niratO(a)pi paavita: |
pitaa(a)pi teShaaM gR^ihayaata naarada-
pradarshitaatmaa bhavadaatmataaM yayau || 5 ||

कृपाबलेनैव पुर: प्रचेतसां
प्रकाशमागा: पतगेन्द्र वाहन: ।
विराजि चक्रादि वरायुधां शुभि:
भुजाभिरष्टाभि: उदञ्चितद्युति: ॥६॥

kR^ipaabalenaiva pura: prachetasaaM
prakaashamaagaa: patagendra vaahana: |
viraaji chakraadi varaayudhaam shubhi:
bhujaabhiraShTaabhi:uda~nchitadyuti: || 6 ||

प्रचेतसां तावत् अयाचतामपि
त्वमेव कारुण्य भरात् वरानदा: ।
भवत् विचिन्ताऽपि शिवाय देहिनां
भवत्वसौ रुद्रनुतिश्च कामदा ॥७॥

prachetasaaM taavat ayaachataamapi
tvameva kaaruNya bharaat varaanadaa: |
bhavat vichintaa(a)pi shivaaya dehinaaM
bhavatvasau rudranutishcha kaamadaa || 7 ||

अवाप्य कान्तां तनयां महीरुहां
तया रमध्वं दशलक्ष वत्सरीम् ।
सुतोऽस्तु दक्षो ननु तत्क्षणाच्च मां
प्रयास्यथेति न्यगदो मुदैव तान् ॥८॥

avaapya kaantaaM tanayaaM mahiiruhaaM
tayaa ramadhvaM dashalaksha vatsariim |
sutO(a)stu dakshO nanu tatkshaNaachcha maaM
prayaasyatheti nyagadO mudaiva taan || 8 ||

ततश्च ते भूतल रोधिनस्तरून्
क्रुधा दहन्तो द्रुहिणेन वारिता: ।
द्रुमैश्च दत्तां तनयाम् अवाप्य तां
त्वदुक्त कालं सुखिनोऽभिरेमिरे ॥९॥

tatashcha te bhuutala: Odhinastaruun
krudhaa dahantO druhiNena vaaritaa: |
drumaishcha dattaaM tanayaamavaapya taaM
tvaduktakaalaM sukhinO(a)bhiremire ||  9 ||

अवाप्य दक्षं च सुतं कृताध्वरा:
प्रचेतसो नारदलब्धया धिया ।
अवापुरानन्द पदं तथाविध:
त्वमीश वातालयनाथ पाहि माम् ॥१०॥

avaapya dakshaM cha sutaM kR^itaadhvaraa:
prachetasO naaradalabdhayaa dhiyaa |
avaapuraananda padaM tathaavidha:
tvamiisha vaataalayanaatha paahi maam || 10 ||


------Sri Krishnarpanam------

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