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Monday, 22 June 2020

NARAYANEEYAM DASAKAM - 58 - RESCUING COWS FROM FOREST FIRE


Dasakam - 58 - Rescuing Cows from Forest Fire







Krishna was engaged in playing with the gopas and in Pralambasura vadham. Meanwhile cows wandered deep in to the forest and reached another forest in the neighborhood called Aishika. The Cows which have never been exposed to heat in Vrindavan, now experienced an intense heat at this dry forestland Aishika. The separation from Krishna and the summer heat made them thirsty and motionless.

Krishna and gopas searched for the cows and reached the Munja forest. Cows, having lost the way, were standing in the forest in distress. Krishna went near them faster when a huge forest fire broke, surrounding everyone, spreading fast. The fire was blazing in all directions making huge sounds and and surrounded everyone quickly obstructing every possible way to escape. The gopas and cows were tormented by the fire and felt as if they were half burnt. They took refuge in Krishna, the only friend and saviour of all sorrows and cried to him to save them from the fire.

Krishna asked the gopas to close their eyes and when they opened after some time, they were back in Bhaandeera forest under the same banyan tree. Gopas wondered where the Munja forest was and the forest fire which surrounded them. Gopas praised Krishna for his glory and valour, which he accepted with a gracious smile. Krishna continued to sport with the gopas making them happy in the forest blooming with Paatala flowers indicating it is summer season.

The heat of the summer was as intense as the weight of the heat of the grief carried by those who are indifferent to the Lord. Just like how the brilliance emanating from Lord's hands increases and dries up the slush in the heart of the devotees, the heat of the summer was drying up the slush around in the water bodies.  Krishna spent the rest of the summer season on the banks of Yamuna.

The rainy season came where in the clouds resembled Krishna's splendorous body and the lightening similar to his lustrous yellow garment. Krishna along with the gopas and cows spent the rainy season in the caves of the mountain Govardhana very happily. The mountain king Govardhana sang hymns of praise to Krishna, in the form of cooings of peacocks. The mountain worshipped Krishna by offering fully bloomed Kutaja and Kadamba flowers which fell from branches at his feet.

The spring season came marked by flow of crystal clear water in the different streams of the forest which were as clear like that of the mind of lord's devotees. Krishna enjoyed the spring season allowing the cows to graze in the fertile grasslands. Thus explaining how Krishna spent all the seasons in the forest happily with the gopas and cows, Bhattathiri prayed to Lord Guruvayoorappan to cure him of his afflictions.



Lyrics of Dasakam 58



त्वयि विहरणलोले बालजालै: प्रलम्ब-
प्रमथन सविलम्बे धेनव: स्वैरचारा: ।
तृण कुतुक निविष्टा दूरदूरं चरन्त्य:
किमपि विपिनम् ऐषीकाख्यम् ईषां बभूवु: ॥१॥

tvayi viharaNalOle baala jaalai: pralamba-
pramathana savilambe dhenava: svairachaaraa: |
tR^iNa kutuka niviShTaa duura duuraM charantya:
kimapi vipinam aiShiikaakhyam iiShaaM babhuuvu: || 1 ||

अनधिगत निदाघक्रौर्य वृन्दावनान्तात्
बहिरिदम् उपयाता: काननं धेनवस्ता: ।
तव विरह विषण्णा ऊष्मल ग्रीष्म ताप-
प्रसर विसरत् अम्भस्य आकुला: स्तम्भम्-आपु: ॥२॥

anadhigata nidaagha kraurya bR^indaavanaantaat
bahiridamupayaataaH kaananaM dhenavastaa: |
tava viraha viShaNNaa uuShmala griiShma taapa
prasara visarat ambhasya aakulaa: stambhamaapu: || 2 ||

तदनु सह सहायै: दूरम् अन्विष्य शौरे
गलित सरणि मुञ्जारण्य सञ्जात खेदम् ।
पशुकुलम् अभिवीक्ष्य क्षिप्रम् आनेतुम् आरात्
त्वयि गतवति ही ही सर्वतोऽग्नि: जजृम्भे ॥३॥

tadanu saha sahaayai: duuram anviShya shaure
galita saraNi mu~njaaraNya sa~njaata khedam |
pashukulam abhiviikshya kshipram aanetum aaraat
tvayi gatavati hii hii sarvatO(a)gni: jajRumbhe || 3 ||

सकल हरिति दीप्ते घोर भाङ्कार भीमे
शिखिनि विहत मार्गा अर्ध दग्धा इवार्ता: ।
अहह भुवन बन्धो पाहि पाहीति सर्वे
शरणम् उपगतास्त्वां ताप हर्तारम् एकम् ॥४॥

sakala hariti diipte ghOra bhaankaara bhiime
shikhini vihata maargaa ardha dagdhaa ivaartaa: |
ahaha bhuvana bandhO paahi paahiiti sarve
sharaNam upagataastvaaM taapa hartaaram ekam || 4 ||

अलम् अलम् अतिभीत्या सर्वतो मीलयध्वं
दृशमिति तव वाचा मीलिताक्षेषु तेषु ।
क्वनु दव दहनोऽसौ कुत्र मुञ्जाटवी सा
सपदि ववृतिरे ते हन्त भाण्डीर देशे ॥५॥

alam alam atibhiityaa sarvatO miilayadhvaM
dR^ishamiti tava vaachaa miilitaaksheShu teShu |
kvanu dava dahanO(a)sau kutra mu~njaaTavii saa
sapadi vavR^itire te hanta bhaaNDiira deshe || 5 ||

जय जय तव माया केयम् इशेति तेषां
नुतिभि: उदितहासो बद्ध नाना विलास: ।
पुनरपि विपिनान्ते प्राचर: पाटलादि-
प्रसव निकर मात्र ग्राह्य घर्मानुभावे ॥६॥

jaya jaya tava maayaa keyam iisheti teShaaM
nutibhi: uditahaasO baddha naanaa vilaasa: |
punarapi vipinaante praachara: paaTalaadi-
prasava nikara maatra graahya gharmaanubhaave || 6 ||

त्वयि विमुखमिवोच्चै: ताप भारं वहन्तं
तव भजनवदन्त: पङ्कम् उच्छोषयन्तम् ।
तव भुजवत् उदञ्चत् भूरितेज: प्रवाहं
तपसमयम् अनैषी: यामुनेषु स्थलेषु ॥७॥

tvayi vimukhamivOchchai: taapa bhaaraM vahantaM
tava bhajanavadanta: pangam uchChOShayantam |
tava bhujavat uda~nchat bhuuriteja: pravaahaM
tapasamayam anaiShii: yaamuneShu sthaleShu || 7 ||

तदनु जलद जालै: त्वद्वपुस्तुल्यभाभि:
विकसदमल विद्युत् पीतवासो विलासै: ।
सकल भुवन भाजां हर्षदां वर्षवेलां
क्षितिधर कुहरेषु स्वैरवासी व्यनैषी: ॥८॥

tadanu jalada jaalai: tvadvapustulyabhaabhi:
vikasadamala vidyut piitavaasO vilaasai: |
sakala bhuvana bhaajaaM harShadaaM varShavelaaM
kshitidhara kuhareShu svairavaasii vyanaiShii: || 8 ||

कुहरतल निविष्टं त्वां गरिष्ठं गिरीन्द्र:
शिखिकुल नवकेका काकुभि: स्तोत्रकारी ।
स्फुट कुटज कदम्बस्तोम पुष्पाञ्जलिं च
प्रविदधत् अनुभेजे देव गोवर्धनोऽसौ ॥९॥

kuharatala niviShTaM tvaaM gariShThaM giriindra:
shikhikula nava kekaa kaakubhi: stOtrakaarii |
sphuTa kuTaja kadambastOma puShpaa~njaliM cha
pravidadhat anubheje deva gOvardhanO(a)sau || 9 ||

अथ शरदमुपेतां तां भवत् भक्त चेत:
विमल सलिल पूरां मानयन् काननेषु ।
तृणम् अमल वनान्ते चारु सञ्चारयन् गा:
पवनपुरपते त्वं देहि मे देह सौख्यम् ॥१०॥

atha sharadamupetaaM taaM bhavat bhakta chetO
vimala salila puuraaM maanayan kaananeShu |
tR^iNam amala vanaante chaaru sa~nchaarayan gaa:
pavanapurapate tvaM dehi me dehasaukhyam ||10 ||



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

Thursday, 18 June 2020

NARAYANEEYAM DASAKAM - 56- KAALIYA GARVA SAMANAM AND BHAGAWATH ANUGRAHAM


Dasakam - 56- Kaaliya Garva Samanam and 
Bhagawath Anugraham








Krishna, for long time, danced on the raised hoods of Kaaliya with his lotus feet, for the tunes of  musical sound made by Devas on dundhubhi, a drum type instrument and songs rendered by the beautiful celestial damsels, with his ear drops too dancing along with him. Krishna played around for long time, dancing on the hoods with his lotus feet, clapping hands beautifully in rhythm with dancing on hoods of Kaaliya which raised up, leaving the ones which dropped down.

The hoods were getting crushed under Krishna's feet and soon Kaaliya became tired and expelled blood making the waters of the river Yamuna red. When all the hoods started to droop in fatigue, the serpent wives surrendered at the feet of Lord with humility. Having known the mighty valour of the Lord, they sang such praises of Lord, which were not even sung by even Devarishis and requested that their husband be spared.

Overcome with melting compassion, Krishna took his feet off Kaaliya, who immediately surrendered at Lord's lotus feet along with his wives. Krishna directed Kaaliya to go to Ramanaka Island, situated in the middle of the ocean and promised that he will not be disturbed by Garuda there. Respecting the words of Krishna, serpent king Kaaliya left to Ramanakam island with his wives immediately.

Krishna dressed himself with the priceless gems and jewels gifted by the wives of serpent king and reached the shore by the evening. Gopas greeted Krishna with tears of joy. It became dark by then and hence, Krishna and gopas could not return to Vraja. They decided to stay back in the forest for the night.

Gopas were sleeping on the banks of the river in the shelter of Krishna's feet. A forest fire engulfed them at the middle of night on all four sides. Gopas awakened by the forest fire, cried to Krishna for help. Krishna drank the fire to protect the gopas. It is no surprise as Lord's face itself is agni.

Gopas appreciated the fact that earlier, the Peethathvam or yellowness was only found in agni or fire as colour, but now due to his action, it can be perfectly called Peethathvam (act of drinking in the verb form). Bhattathiri prayed to the Lord Guruvayoorappan to remove his sins and afflictions.



Lyrics of Dasakam 56



रुचिर कम्पित कुण्डल मण्डल:
सुचिरमीश ननर्तिथ पन्नगे ।
अमरताडित दुन्दुभि सुन्दरं
वियति गायति दैवत यौवते ॥१॥

ruchira kampita kuNDala maNDala:
suchiramiisha nanartitha pannage |
amarataaDita dundubhi sundaram
viyati gaayati daivatayauvate || 1 ||

नमति यद्यदमुष्य शिरो हरे
परिविहाय तदुन्नतम् उन्नतम् ।
परिमथन् पद पङ्करुहा चिरं
व्यहरथा: करताल मनोहरम् ॥२॥

namati yadyadamuShya shirO hare
parivihaaya tadunnatam unnatam |
parimathan pada pankaruhaa chiraM
vyaharathaaH karataala manOharam || 2 ||

त्वदवभग्न विभुग्न फणागणे
गलित शोणित शोणित पाथसि ।
फणिपतौ-अवसीदति सन्नता:
तदबलास्तव माधव पादयो: ॥३॥

tvadavabhagna vibhugna phaNaagaNe
galita shONita shONita paathasi |
phaNipatov-avasiidati sannataa:
tadabalaastava maadhava paadayO: || 3 ||

अयि पुरैव चिराय परिश्रुत-
त्वदनुभाव विलीन हृदो हि ता: ।
मुनिभिरपि अनवाप्य-पथै: स्तवै:
नुनुवुरीश भवन्तम् अयन्त्रितम् ॥४॥

ayi puraiva chiraaya parishruta-
tvadanubhaava viliina hR^idO hi taa: |
munibhirapi anavaapya-pathai: stavai:
nunuvuriisha bhavantam ayantritam || 4 ||

फणिवधूजन भक्ति विलोकन
प्रविकसत् करुणाकुल चेतसा ।
फणिपति: भवताऽच्युत जीवित:
त्वयि समर्पित मूर्तिरवानमत् ॥५॥

phaNivadhuujana bhakti vilOkana
pravikasat karuNaakula chetasaa |
phaNipati: bhavataa(a)chyuta jiivita:
tvayi samarpita muurtiravaanamat || 5 ||

रमणकं व्रज वारिधि मध्यगं
फणि रिपुर्न करोति विरोधिताम् ।
इति भवत्-वचनानिअतिमानयन्
फणिपति: निरगादुरगै: समम् ॥६॥

ramaNakaM vraja vaaridhi madhyagaM
phaNi ripurna karOti virOdhitaam |
iti bhavat-vachanaani ati maanayan
phaNipati: niragaaduragai: samam || 6 ||

फणिवधूजन दत्त मणिव्रज
ज्वलित हार दुकूल विभूषित: ।
तटगतै: प्रमदाश्रु विमिश्रितै:
समगथा: स्वजनै: दिवसावधौ ॥७॥

phaNivadhuujana datta maNivraja
jvalita haara dukuula vibhuuShita: |
taTagatai: pramadaashru vimishritai:
samagathaa: svajanai: divasaavadhau || 7 ||

निशि पुनस्तमसा व्रज मन्दिरं
व्रजितुम् अक्षम एव जनोत्करे ।
स्वपति तत्र भवच्चरणाश्रये
दवकृशानुररुन्ध समन्तत: ॥८॥

nishi punastamasaa vraja mandiraM
vrajitum akshama eva janOtkare |
svapiti tatra bhavachcharaNaashraye
davakR^ishaanurarundha samantata: || 8 ||

प्रबुधितानथ पालय पालय
इत्युदयदार्त रवान् पशुपालकान् ।
अवितुमाशु पपाथ महानलं
किमिह चित्रमयं खलु ते मुखम् ॥९॥

prabudhitaanatha paalaya paalaya
ityudayadaarta ravaan pashupaalakaan |
avitumaashu papaatha mahaanalaM
kimiha chitramayaM khalu te mukham || 9 ||

शिखिनि वर्णत एव हि पीतता
परिलसत्यधुना क्रिययाऽप्यसौ ।
इति नुत: पशुपै: मुदितै: विभो
हर हरे दुरितै: सह मे गदान् ॥१०॥

shikhini varNata eva hi piitataa
parilasatyadhunaa kriyayaapyasau |
iti nuta: pashupai: muditai: vibhO
hara hare duritai: saha me gadaan ||10 ||


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