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Thursday, 11 June 2020

NARAYANEEYAM DASAKAM - 52 - BRAHMA GARVA SAMANAM


Dasakam - 52 - Brahma Garva Samanam





Lord Hari took so many incarnations previously. But the glory and majesties seen in Krishna incarnation was the best of all, especially like slaying and salvation of Aghasura. Watching all these, Brahma decided to test Lord and so with his power of Maya, took calves and hid them in an unseen place. Gopas searched for their calves everywhere in the forest and became worried and complained to Krishna. Krishna, knowing Brahma's intent, in the pretext of finding the calves, set out to search for them with half-eaten rice ball in his hand amidst his lunch. Thus making it easy for Brahma, who then  made the cowherd boys disappear as well and trapped all of them in a cave. 

Krishna understood the happening through his divine powers and decided to teach a lesson to Brahma. He multiplied himself in to many forms and took the form of each and every Gopa and calves, utensils, horn, flute which they used, played in the woods for long. Evening Krishna went back to vrindavana along with the Gopas and calves, all of which were his own forms. They were so accurate like the original Gopas and calves that even their mothers and cows could not see any difference. Gopikas and cows received the gopa boys and calves with great joy.  

Every life born in this world, which belongs to God is received by the parent, with the delusion that it belongs to them and show love to it. In such a situation, if Paramatma himself goes as a child, then their joy becomes limitless! Mothers developed more affinity to their children and cows kept licking their calves as they were all Lord himself. Even Balarama could not make out the difference until an year ended. Though both are brahma swaroopam, still Lord was unique and special.

A year went by, one day when Krishna and Balarama went to forest with Gopas and calves, Balarama mentioned that somehow all gopas and calves resembled Krishna only to him. Krishna then revealed to him the maya played by Brahma. Brahma by then, came to forest, got confused, seeing the Gopas surrounding Krishna and Balarama and calves grazing happily as before. When Brahma saw them intently, every gopa and calf looked like krishna with four arms adorned with crown, mace, conch and ornaments. To Brahma, each one of them were Narayana himself reclining on the snake bed, set in a trance, with Mother Lakshmi massaging his feet, sanakas and sanandaras worshipping him. Brahma's mind was  totally confused with delusion and while he was witnessing all these, Lord merged all the forms together in to one and stood as Krishna with half eaten rice ball.

Brahma was humbled, he bowed down to the Lord, sang his praises, freed the Gopas and calves and went back to Sathyaloka. Krishna came back to vrindavana, rejoicing with Gopas and calves who were unaware of what had happened to them. Bhattathiri happy with Lord's mercy and power with which he subdued Brahma, requested Lord Guruvayoorappa to save him from his afflictions.


Lyrics of Dasakam 52



अन्यावतार निकरेषु अनिरीक्षितं ते
भूमातिरेकम्-अभिवीक्ष्य तदाघमोक्षे ।
ब्रह्मा परीक्षितुमना: स परोक्षभावं
निन्येऽथ वत्सक गणान् प्रवितत्य मायाम् ॥१॥

anyaavataara nikareShu aniriikshitaM te
bhuumaatirekam-abhiviikshya tadaaghamOkshe |
brahmaa pariikshitumanaa: sa parOkshabhaavaM
ninye(a)tha vatsaka gaNaan pravitatya maayaam || 1 ||

वत्सानवीक्ष्य विवशे पशुपोत्करे तान्
आनेतुकाम इव धातृ मतानुवर्ती ।
त्वं सामिभुक्त कबलो गतवांस्तदानीं
भुक्तां-स्तिरोऽधित सरोज भव: कुमारान् ॥२॥

vatsaanaviikshya vivashe pashupOtkaretaan
aanetukaama iva dhaatR^u mataanuvartii |
tvaM saamibhukta kabalO gatavaamstadaaniiM
bhuktaam-stirOdhita sarOja bhava: kumaaraan || 2 ||

वत्सायितस्तदनु गोप गणायितस्त्वं
शिक्यादि भाण्ड मुरली गवलादिरूप: ।
प्राग्ववत्-विहृत्य विपिनेषु चिराय सायं
त्वं माययाऽथ बहुधा व्रजम्-आययाथ ॥३॥

vatsaayita-stadanu gOpa gaNaayitastvaM
shikyaadi bhaaNDa muralii gavalaadiruupa: |
praagvat-vihR^itya vipineShu chiraaya saayaM
tvaM maayayaa(a)tha bahudhaa vrajam-aayayaatha || 3 ||

त्वामेव शिक्य गवलादिमयं दधानो
भूयस्त्वमेव पशु वत्सक बालरूप: ।
गो रूपिणीभिरपि गोपवधू मयीभि:
आसादितोऽसि जननीभि: अति-प्रहर्षात् ॥४॥

tvaameva shikya gavalaadimayaM dadhaanO
bhuuyastvameva pashu vatsaka baalaruupa: |
gO ruupiNiibhirapi gOpavadhuu mayiibhi:
aasaaditO(a)si jananiibhi: ati-praharShaat || 4 ||

जीवं हि कञ्चिदभिमान वशात्-स्वकीयं
मत्वा तनूज इति रागभरं वहन्त्य: ।
आत्मानमेव तु भवन्तम् अवाप्य सूनुं
प्रीतिं ययुर्न कियतीं वनिताश्च गाव: ॥५॥

jiivaM hi ka~nchidabhimaana vashaat-svakiiyaM
matvaa tanuuja iti raagabharaM vahantya: |
aatmaanameva tu bhavantam avaapya suunuM
priitiM yayurna kiyatiiM vanitaashcha gaava: || 5 ||

एवं प्रतिक्षण विजृम्भित हर्षभार-
निश्शेष गोप गण लालित भूरिमूर्तिम् ।
त्वाम्-अग्रजोऽपि बुबुधे किल वत्सरान्ते
ब्रह्मात्मनोरपि महान् युवयोर्विशेष: ॥६॥

evaM pratikshaNa vijR^imbhita harShabhaara-
niHsheSha gOpa gaNa laalita bhuuri muurtim |
tvaamagrajO(a)pi bubudhe kila vatsaraante
brahmaatmanOrapi mahaan yuvayOrvisheShaH || 6 ||

वर्षावधौ नव पुरातन वत्स पालान्
दृष्ट्वा विवेकम्-असृणे द्रुहिणे विमूढे ।
प्रादीदृश: प्रतिनवान् मकुटाङ्गदादि
भूषांश्चतुर्भुज युज: सजलाम्बुदाभान् ॥७॥

varShaavadhau nava puraatana vatsa paalaan
dR^iShTvaa vivekam-asR^iNe druhiNe vimuuDhe |
praadiidR^isha: pratinavaan makuTaangadaadi
bhuuShaamshchaturbhuja yuja: sajalaambudaabhaan || 7 ||

प्रत्येकमेव कमला परिलालिताङ्गान्
भोगीन्द्र भोग शयनान् नयनाभिरामान् ।
लीला निमीलित दृश: सनकादियोगि-
व्यासेवितान् कमलभू: भवतो ददर्श ॥८॥

pratyekameva kamalaa parilaalitaangaan
bhOgiindra bhOgashayanaan nayanaabhiraamaan |
liilaa nimiilitadR^ishaH sanakaadi yOgi
vyaasevitaan kamalabhuurbhavatO dadarsha || 8 ||

नारायणाकृतिम् असंख्यतमां निरीक्ष्य
सर्वत्र सेवकमपि स्वम्-अवेक्ष्य धाता ।
माया निमग्न हृदयो विमुमोह यावत्
एको बभूविथ तदा कबलार्ध पाणि: ॥९॥

naaraayaNaakR^itiM asankhyatamaaM niriikshya
sarvatra sevakamapi svam-avekshya dhaataa |
maayaa nimagna hR^idayO vimumOha yaavat
ekO babhuuvitha tadaa kabalaardha paaNi: || 9 ||

नश्यन्मदे तदनु विश्वपतिं मुहुस्त्वां
नत्वा च नूतवति धातरि धाम याते ।
पोतै: समं प्रमुदितै: प्रविशन् निकेतं
वातालयाधिप विभो परिपाहि रोगात् ॥१०॥

nashyanmade tadanu vishvapatim muhustvaaM
natvaa cha nuutavati dhaatari dhaama yaate |
pOtai: samaM pramuditai: pravishanniketaM
vaataalayaadhipa vibhO paripaahi rOgaat || 10 ||


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