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Wednesday, 22 July 2020

NARAYANEEYAM DASAKAM - 78 - DWARAKA VASAM, BALARAMAN VIVAHAM, RUKMINI SANDESHAM

Dasakam - 78 - Dwaraka Vaasam, 

Balaraman Vivaham, Rukmini Sandesham







Vishwakarma, the divine architect, put all his exemplary skills to built Dwaraka in the middle of the sea. Divine Gods gave  majesties to make it prosperous. But it was beautified more only by the presence of Krishna. Under the instructions of Brahma, Revathan's son, Karuthmaan gave his daughter Revati in marriage to Balaram. Krishna together with Yadavas performed the festive celebration with grandeur.

The King of Vidarbha, Bheeshmaka's daughter Rukmini was in love with Krishna. But her brother Rukmi, in his total ignorance, decided to give his sister in marriage to Chedi king, Shishupala. Rukmi was friend with non-virtuous Shishupala. Rukmini having nurtured love for Krishna for a long time, became upset over her brother's decision to marry her to Shishupala. She sent a Brahmin as messenger to Krishna, conveying her love and the pain she was experiencing due to the threat of non fulfillment of her wish to marry Krishna.

Dwaraka is not reachable for those with evil thoughts and actions but the Brahmin messenger reached it faster. Krishna, the one who removes the afflictions of worldly pleasures, welcomed him and honoured him. Brahmin then conveyed to Krishna that Kundina (capital of Vidarbha) princess Rukmini is in love with him and has sent him to convey her mind. Knowing excellence of Krishna, Rukmini is attracted to Krishna and has already chosen him as her husband. Now chedi king Shishupala is planning to marry her. So she requested Krishna to intervene and protect her. She had also mentioned that she would not live if Krishna fails to protect her.

Krishna conveyed that he is equally in love with Rukmini and promised to the Brahmin that he will come to Vidarbha and carry the princess in front of all the kings assembled there for the marriage and marry the dark-eyed Rukmini.  Krishna left to Kundina immediately with the Brahmin in the chariot. Bhattathiri worshipped the Lord of Guruvayoor to protect him from his afflictions and was duly acknowledged by the Lord.


Lyrics of Dasakam 78



त्रिदिव वर्धकि वर्धित कौशलं
त्रिदश दत्त समस्त विभूतिमत् ।
जलधि मध्यगतं त्वमभूषयो
नवपुरं वपुरञ्चित रोचिषा ॥१॥

tridasha vardhaki vardhita kaushalaM
tridasha datta samasta vibhuutimat |
jaladhi madhyagataM tvam abhuuShayO
navapuraM vapura~nchita rOchiShaa || 1 ||

ददुषि रेवत भूभृति रेवतीं
हलभृते तनयां विधि शासनात् ।
महितम् उत्सव घोषम् अपूपुष:
समुदितै: र्मुदितै: सह यादवै: ॥२॥

daduShi revata bhuubhR^iti revatiiM
halabhR^ite tanayaaM vidhi shaasanaat |
mahitam utsava ghOSham apuupuSha:
samuditai: muditai: sahayaadavai: || 2 ||

अथ विदर्भ सुतां खलु रुक्मिणीं
प्रणयिनीं त्वयि देव सहोदर: ।
स्वयमदित्सत चेदि महीभुजे
स्व तमसा तमसाधुम् उपाश्रयन् ॥३॥

atha vidarbha sutaaM khalu rukmiNiiM
praNayiniiM tvayi deva sahOdara: |
svayamaditsata chedi mahiibhuje
sva tamasaa tamasaadhum upaashrayan || 3 ||

चिरधृत प्रणया त्वयि बालिका
सपदि काङ्क्षित भङ्ग समाकुला ।
तव निवेदयितुं द्विजमादिशत्
स्वकदनं कदनङ्ग विनिर्मितं ॥४॥

chiradhR^ita praNayaa tvayi baalikaa
sapadi kaankshita bhanga samaakulaa |
tava nivedayituM dvijamaadishat
svakadanaM kadananga vinirmitam || 4 ||

द्विज सुतोऽपि च तूर्णम् उपाययौ
तव पुरं हि दुराश दुरासदम् ।
मुदमवाप च सादर पूजित:
स भवता भवताप हृता स्वयम् ॥५॥

dvija sutO(a)pi cha tuurNam upaayayau
tava puraM hi duraasha duraasadam |
mudamavaapa cha saadara puujita:
sa bhavataa bhavataapa hR^itaa svayam || 5 ||

स च भवन्तम् अवोचत कुण्डिने
नृपसुता खलु राजति रुक्मिणी ।
त्वयि समुत्सुकया निज धीरता -
रहितया हि तया प्रहितोऽस्म्यहम् ॥६॥

sa cha bhavantamavOchata kuNDine
nR^ipasutaa khalu raajati rukmiNii |
tvayi samutsukayaa nija dhiirataa -
rahitayaa hi tayaa prahitOsmyaham || 6 ||

तव हृताऽस्मि पुरैव गुणैरहं
हरति मां किल चेदिनृपोऽधुना ।
अयि कृपालय पालय मामिति
प्रजगदे जगदेक पते तया ॥७॥

tava hR^itaa(a)smi puraiva guNairahaM
harati maaM kila chedinR^ipO(a)dhunaa ||
ayi kR^ipaalaya paalaya maamiti
prajagade jagadeka pate tayaa || 7 ||

अशरणां यदि मां त्वमुपेक्षसे
सपदि जीवितमेव जहाम्यहम् ।
इति गिरा सुतनोरतनोत् भृशं
सुहृदयं हृदयं तव कातरम् ॥८॥

asharaNaaM yadi maaM tvamupekshase
sapadi jiivitameva jahaamyaham |
iti giraa sutanOratanOt bhR^ishaM
suhR^idayaM hR^idayaM tava kaataram || 8 ||

अकथय: त्वमथैन मये सखे
तदधिका मम मन्मथ वेदना ।
नृप समक्षम् उपेत्य हराम्यहं
तदयि तां दयिताम् असितेक्षणाम् ॥९॥

akathaya: tvamathaina maye sakhe
tadadhikaa mama manmatha vedanaa |
nR^ipa samaksham upetya haraamyahaM
tadayi taaM dayitaam asitekshaNaam || 9 ||

प्रमुदितेन च तेन समं तदा
रथ गतो लघु कुण्डिनम् एयिवान्।
गुरुमरुत्पुरनायक मे भवान्
वितनुतां तनुतां निखिलापदाम् ॥१०॥

pramuditena cha tena samaM tadaa
ratha gatO laghu kuNDinam eyivaan |
gurumarutpura naayaka me bhavaan
vitanutaaM tanutaaM nikhilaapadaam || 10 ||


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