Wednesday, 10 June 2020

NARAYANEEYAM DASAKAM - 51 - AGASURA VADHAM AND VANA BHOJANAM


Dasakam - 51 - Agasura Vadham and 

Vana Bhojanam







One early morning, Krishna wished to go on a picnic to the forest along with the children of Vraja Desa. They carried eatables, cooked rice, curd rice and all delicacies and left to the forest with the cows and calves. As Krishna walked through the forest, the sages collected the dust raised by Krishna's tiny lotus feet in the forest, smeared their body with it, which has power to purify the three worlds.

Krishna and Gopa boys  were grazing the cows in the forest grasslands. Suddenly the most terrifying Aghasura, demon brother of Putana and Bakasura, planning to revenge Krishna and Balarama for slaying of his siblings, appeared in the form of a Python and blocked the way. The snake was 8 miles long and thick as a hill with its mouth so wide open that it touched the clouds. 

When Krishna had gone out, the innocent cowherd boys mistook it to be a cave in the hill and entered it along with the cows, in their enthusiasm to explore the woods. When they reached the snake's belly, notwithstanding the excessive heat, they cried for help. Krishna entered the snake to save his helpless friends. Krishna kept increasing his size at the throat of the python so much that Aghasura choked and withered in pain. Krishna tore the snake's neck killing Agasura and freed the cowherd boys and the cows. A huge radiance which emanated from the body of the snake, stood high in the sky for an instant and then merged with Krishna, once he came out of the huge snake. Brahma, other Gods and divine sages showered flowers on Krishna rejoicing his mighty action. 

Then Krishna, Balarama and cowherd gang enjoyed the lunch picnic by eating the delicacies, they had carried from home in the noon. Brahma, Devas and other gods followed Krishna in the skies, wonder struck at the happenings in the forest. Krishna, tucking horn and flute in his waist, holding ball of rice in hand, entertained the children with his humorous talks. Brahma and other gods watched the above scene and sang Lord's glory joyfully.

The great Gods admired the humility shown by Krishna, who enjoyed the meal in the company of cowherds more than he would have enjoyed the "Havis" offered to him  through the sacrificial yagnyas by Gods and sang in his praise. Bhattathiri prayed to Lord Guruvayoorappan of such glory to protect him from his afflictions.


Lyrics of Dasakam 51



कदाचन व्रज शिशुभि: समं भवान्
वनाशने विहितमति: प्रगेतराम् ।
समावृतो बहुतर वत्स मण्डलै:
सतेमनै: निरगमदीश जेमनै: ॥१॥

kadaachana vrajashishubhi: samaM bhavaan
vanaashane vihitamati: pragetaraam |
samaavR^itO bahutara vatsamaNDalai:
satemanai: niragamadiisha jemanai: || 1 ||

विनिर्यत:  तव चरणाम्बुज द्वयात्
उदञ्चितं त्रिभुवन पावनं रज: ।
महर्षय: पुलकधरै: कलेबरै:
उदूहिरे धृत भव दीक्षणोत्सवा: ॥२॥

viniryata: tava charaNaambuja dvayaat
uda~nchitaM tribhuvana paavanaM raja: |
maharShaya: pulakadharai: kalevarai:
uduuhire dhR^ita bhava diikshaNOtsavaa: || 2 ||

प्रचारयति अविरल-शाद्वले तले
पशून् विभो भवति समं कुमारकै: ।
अघासुरो न्यरुण दघाय वर्तनीम्
भयानक: सपदि शयानकाकृति: ॥३॥

prachaarayati avirala shaadvale tale
pashuun vibhO bhavati samaM kumaarakai: |
aghaasurO nyaruNa daghaaya vartaniiM
bhayaanaka: sapadi shayaana kaakR^iti: || 3 ||

महाचल प्रतिम तनोर्गुहानिभ-
प्रसारित प्रथित मुखस्य कानने ।
मुखोदरं विहरण कौतुकात्-गता:
कुमारका: किमपि विदूरगे त्वयि ॥४॥

mahaachala pratima tanOr-guhaanibha-
prasaarita prathita mukhasya kaanane |
mukhOdaraM viharaNa kautukaat-gataa:
kumaarakaa: kimapi viduurage tvayi || 4 ||

प्रमादत: प्रविशति पन्नगोदरं
क्वथत्तनौ पशुप कुले सवात्सके ।
विदन्निदं त्वमपि विवेशिथ प्रभो
सुहृज्जनं विशरणम्-आशु रक्षितुम् ॥५॥

pramaadata: pravishati pannagOdaraM
kvathattanau pashupa kule savaatsake |
vidannidaM tvamapi viveshitha prabhO
suhR^ijjanaM visharaNam-aashu rakshitum || 5 ||

गलोदरे विपुलित वर्ष्मणा त्वया
महोरगे लुठति निरुद्ध मारुते ।
द्रुतं भवान् विदलित कण्ठ मण्डलो
विमोचयन् पशुप पशून् विनिर्ययौ ॥६॥

galOdare vipulita varShmaNaa tvayaa
mahOrage luThati niruddha maarute |
drutaM bhavaan vidalita kaNTha maNDalO
vimOchayan pashupa pashuun viniryayau || 6 ||

क्षणं दिवि त्वदुप गमार्थम्-आस्थितं
महासुर प्रभवमहो महो महत् ।
विनिर्गते त्वयि तु निलीनमञ्जसा
नभ:स्थले ननृतुरथो जगु: सुरा: ॥७॥

kshaNaM divi tvadupa gamaartham-aasthitaM
mahaasura prabhava mahO mahO mahat |
vinirgate tvayi tu niliina-ma~njasaa
nabha: sthale nanR^iturathO jagu: suraa: || 7 ||

सविस्मयै: कमल भवादिभि: सुरै:
अनुद्रुत: तदनु गत: कुमारकै: ।
दिने पुन: तरुण दशाम् उपेयुषि
स्वकै: भवानतनुत भोजनोत्सवम् ॥८॥

sa vismayai: kamala bhavaadibhi: surai:
anudruta: tadanu gata: kumaarakai: |
dine puna: taruNa dashaam upeyuShii
svakai: bhavaanatanuta bhOjanOtsavam || 8 ||

विषाणिकामपि मुरलीं नितम्बके
निवेशयन् कबलधर: कराम्बुजे ।
प्रहासयन् कल वचनै: कुमारकान्
बुभोजिथ त्रिदश गणैर्मुदा नुत: ॥९॥

viShaaNikaamapi muraliiM nitambake
niveshayan kabaladhara: karaambuje |
prahaasayan kala vachanai: kumaarakaan
bubhOjita tridashagaNairmudaa nuta: || 9 ||

सुखाशनं तु -इह तव गोपमण्डले
मखाशनात् प्रियमिव देवमण्डले ।
इति स्तुत: त्रिदशवरै: जगत्पते
मरुत्पुरीनिलय गदात् प्रपाहि माम् ॥१०॥

sukhaashanaM tu-iha tava gOpamaNDale
makhaashanaat priyamiva devamaNDale |
iti stuta: tridashavarai: jagatpate
marutpuriinilaya gadaat prapaahi maam || 10 ||



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

Monday, 8 June 2020

NARAYANEEYAM DASAKAM - 50 - VATSASURA AND BAKASURA VADHAM


Dasakam - 50 - Vatsasura and Bakasura Vadham







Krishna with a radiant form which is pleasing to everyone's eyes desired to tend the cows and calves in the beautiful Brindavan, where swam of honey bees fleet around. Carrying horn, flute and a cute stick, he left to the forest together with his brother Balarama and other cowherd boys and spent his time happily. Lord's lotus feet which protects the entire world, caressed fondly by the lotus hands of  Goddess Sri Lakshmi, when it touched the brindavana, all the trees, plants, creepers, water, earth, mountain and fields became fertile and bloomed with prosperity.

One day, amidst cool breeze from Govardhana Mountain, Krishna was playing gently his flute and taking care of calves which were grazing in the meadows. Vatsasura came in the form of a calf and hid among the calves grazing there, wanting to kill Balarama and Krishna. Asura walked wagging its tail and amidst that was gazing in an odd way at the brothers, waiting for a time to strike.

Krishna noticed it and went near it, caught it from behind its hind legs and tail and spinned it over his head so fast and hit it against a tree. The force with which evil-minded asura fell dead, few tress in the forest fell and destroyed the forest. Devas watching the sight from heaven were so pleased and showered flowers on Krishna. The innocent Gopa children wondered and asked from where flowers fell on Krishna's head. Krishna jokingly replied that when asura was thrown, ue to impact of hitting the asura on the tree, the bloomed flowers at the top of the trees rose up and came down slowly now.

A hot summer day, Krishna and cowherd boys felt very thirsty and went to river Yamuna to drink water. There was a huge crane flapping its wings and looked like the mountain Kailaash whose wings Indra forgot to cut, when he was cutting off the wings of the mountains.

When the cowherd boys went to drink water, the Bakasura in the disguise of crane advanced towards Krishna and pricked him with its beak. Krishna became like a ball of fire. The crane charged again towards Krishna to attack with its beak. Krishna, who is adept in slaying evil-minded ones, caught hold of both sides of the beak and tore the bird to death. Bakasuran reached the abode of death quickly as if in a hurry to see his sister Putana who went before him or to welcome his younger brother Agasura who is going to follow him soon. Devas and other gods showered flowers from heaven. Krishna returned home along with cowherd boys from the Brindavana.

As Krishna approached home, hearing to the beautiful notes of Krishna's flute, Gopikas rushed to recieve him and were happy to see him. Bhattathiri prays to the Lord Vasudeva one who resides in Guruvayur, who gave immense pleasure to Nandagopan and Yashoda, to cure him of all his afflictions.



Lyrics of Dasakam 50

तरल मधुकृत् वृन्दे वृन्दावनेऽथ मनोहरे
पशुप शिशुभि: साकं वत्सानुपालन लोलुप: ।
हलधर सखो देव श्रीमन् विचेरिथ धारयन्
गवल मुरली वेत्रं नेत्राभिराम तनुद्युति: ॥१॥

tarala madhukR^it bR^inde bR^indaavane(a)tha manohare
pashupa shishubhi: saakaM vatsaanupaalana lOlupa: |
haladhara sakhO deva shriiman vicheritha Dhaarayan
gavala muralii vaetraM netraabhiraama tanu dyuti: || 1 ||

विहित जगती रक्षं लक्ष्मीकराम्बुज लालितं
ददति चरण द्वन्द्वं वृन्दावने त्वयि पावने ।
किमिव न बभौ सम्पत्-सम्पूरितं तरुवल्लरी-
सलिल धरणी गोत्र क्षेत्रादिकं कमलापते ॥२॥

vihita jagatii rakshaM lakshmiikaraambuja laalitam
dadati charaNadvandvaM bR^indaavane tvayi paavane |
kimiva na babhau sampat-sampuuritaM taruvallarii
salila dharaNii gOtra kshetraadikaM kamalaapate || 2 ||

विलसदुलपे कान्तारान्ते समीरण शीतले
विपुल यमुना तीरे गोवर्धनाचल मूर्धसु ।
ललित मुरलीनाद: सञ्चारयन् खलु वात्सकं
क्वचन दिवसे दैत्यं वत्साकृतिं त्वमुदैक्षथा: ॥३॥

vilasadulape kaantaaraante samiiraNa Sheetale
vipula yamunaatiire gOvardhanaachala muurdhasu |
lalitamuralii naada: sanchaarayan khalu vaatsakam
kvachana divase daityaM vatsaakR^itiM tvamudaikshathaa: || 3 ||

रभस विलसत् पुच्छं विच्छायतोऽस्य विलोकयन्
किमपि वलित स्कन्धं रन्ध्र प्रतीक्षम् उदीक्षितम्।
तमथ चरणे विभ्रत्-विभ्रामयन् मुहुरुच्चकै:
कुहचन महावृक्षे चिक्षेपिथ क्षतजीवितम् ॥४॥

rabhasa vilasat puchCham vichChaayatO(a)sya vilokayan
kimapi valita skandhaM randhra pratiiksham mudiikshitam |
tamatha charaNe vibhrat-vibhraamayan muhuruchhakai:
kuhachana mahaavR^ikshe chikshepitha kshatajiivitam || 4 ||

निपतति महादैत्ये जात्या दुरात्मनि तत्क्षणं
निपतन जव क्षुण्ण क्षोणीरुहक्षत कानने ।
दिवि परिमिलत् बृन्दा बृन्दारका: कुसुमोत्करै:
शिरसि भवतो हर्षात् वर्षन्ति नाम तदा हरे ॥५॥

nipatati mahaadaitye jaatyaa duraatmani tatshanam
nipatana java kshuNNa kshONiiruha kshata kaanane |
divi parimilat bR^indaa bR^indaarakaa: kusumoTkarai:
shirasi bhavatO harShaat varShanti naama tadaa hare || 5 ||

सुरभिलतमा मूर्धनि-ऊर्ध्वं कुत: कुसुमावली
निपतति तवेत्युक्तो बालै: सहेलमुदैरय: ।
झटिति दनुज क्षेपेण-ऊर्ध्वं गतस्तरु मण्डलात्
कुसुम निकर: सोऽयं नूनं समेति शनैरिति ॥६॥

surabhilatamaa muurdhani uurdhvaM kuta: kusumaavali
nipatati tavetyuktO baalai: sahela mudairaya: |
jhaTiti danuja kshepeNa OordhvaM gathastaru maNdalaat
kusuma nikara: sO(a)yaM nuunaM sameti shanairiti || 6 ||

क्वचन दिवसे भूयो भूयस्तरे परुषातपे
तपन तनयापाथ: पातुं गता भवदादय: ।
चलित गरुतं प्रेक्षाम्-आसुर्बकं खलु विस्म्रृतं
क्षितिधर गरुच्छेदे कैलास शैलमिवापरम् ॥७॥

kvachana divase bhuuyO bhuuyastare puurshaatape
tapana tanayaapaatha: paatuM gataa bhavadaadaya: |
chalita garutaM prekshaam-aasurbakaM khalu vismR^itam
kshitidhara garuchChede kailaasa shailamivaaparam || 7 ||

पिबति सलिलं गोपव्राते भवन्तम् अभिद्रुत:
स किल निगिलन् अग्निप्रख्यं पुनर्द्रुतम् उद्वमन् ।
दलयितुमगा त्त्रोट्या: कोट्या तदा तु भवान् विभो
खलजनभिदा चुञ्चुश्चञ्चू प्रगृह्य ददार तम् ॥८॥

pibati salilaM gOpavraate bhavantham abhidruta:
sa kila nigilann agniprakhyaM punardrutam udvaman |
dalayitumagaa ttrOTyaa: kOTyaa tadaa(a)(a) tu bhavaan vibho
khalajana bhidaa chunchushchanchuu pragR^ihya dadaara tam || 8 ||

सपदि सहजां सन्द्रष्टुं वा मृतां खलु पूतनाम्
अनुजम्-अघमपि अग्रे गत्वा प्रतीक्षितुमेव वा ।
शमन निलयं याते तस्मिन् बके सुमनोगणे
किरति सुमनोवृन्दं बृन्दावनात् गृहमैयथा: ॥९॥

sapadi sahajaaM sandraShTuM vaa mR^itaaM khalu putanaam
anujam-aghamapyagre gatvaa pratiikshitumeva vaa |
shamana nilayaM yaate tasmin bake sumanOgaNe
kirati sumanObR^indaM bR^indaavanaat gR^ihamaiyathaa: || 9 ||

ललित मुरलीनादं दूरान्निशम्य वधूजनै:
त्वरितम्-उपगम्यारात् आरूढ मोदम्-उदीक्षित: ।
जनित जननी नन्दानन्द: समीरण मन्दिर-
प्रथित वसते शौरे दूरीकुरुष्व ममामयान् ॥१०॥

lalita muraliinaadaM dooran-nishamya vadhuujanai:
tvaritam-upagamyaaraat aaruuDha mOdam-udiikshita: |
janita jananii nandaananda: samiiraNa mandira-
prathita vasate shaure duuriikuruShva mamaamayaan ||10 ||



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

Friday, 5 June 2020

NARAYANEEYAM DASAKAM - 49 - BRINDAVANA PRAVESAM


Dasakam - 49 - Brindavana Pravesam






Gopas were not aware of Krishna's glory or greatness or that he is Lord himself. So they misconstrued the happenings like falling of trees and other incidents as bad omens, They decided to migrate to some other better place. A senior person among the Gopas, Upananda, prompted by Lord from within, suggested that there is a beautiful forest to the west of Gokula called the Brindavan.

Nandagopan along with other gopas converted their present dwelling, Bruhathvanam, in to a cowshed and with great enthusiasm set out to Brindavan. Yashoda lifted Krishna and sat on the cart and all the gopas followed the cart. The hooves of the cattle and the cart made beautiful sounds. Krishna was keeping the gopas and gopikas entertained with his pranks and sweet talks so much that the distance of travel did not matter to them at all.

Krishna was delighted to see Brindavan, which was covered with Kunda trees with flowers in full bloom. The grasslands looked like it is dispersed with green emerald stone everywhere. The gopas built their new houses in a form of half moon (semi circle) and stayed comfortably. Krishna along with gopa boys went around the forest admiring and enjoyed its beauty.

River Yamuna or Kaalindi, daughter of Kalinda was flowing along the winding ways with clear water. The swans on the river made beautiful cooing sounds. The thick growth of lotus flowers in the river appeared like the smiling face of Yamuna. Krishna saw the majestic Govardhana mountains which was radiating the light from the gems it contained. The mountain with its tall peaks touching sathyaloka was attractive with the resonant sounds made by the calls of peacock.

Krishna with his brother Balarama and all other Gopa children wandered all along the forest. He saw Kalindi river flowing full in curves following him everywhere as if she was trying to meet him in solitude. Bhattathiri prayed to Krishna who was spending the days, tending the calves, along with his brother Balaram and other gopa boys in that beautiful Brindhavan, to cure him of all his afflictions.


Lyrics of Dasakam 49



भवत् प्रभावाविदुरा हि गोपा:
तरु प्रपातादिकम् अत्र गोष्ठे ।
अहेतुम् उत्पात गणम् विशङ्क्य
प्रयातुम् अन्यत्र मनो वितेनु: ॥१॥

bhavat prabhaavaa-viduraa hi gOpaa:
taru prapaataadikam atra gOShThe |
ahetum utpaatagaNaM vishankya 
prayaatum anyatra manO vitenu: || 1 ||

तत्रोप नन्दाभिध गोपवर्यो 
जगौ भवत्-प्रेरणयैव नूनम् ।
इत: प्रतीच्यां विपिनं मनोज्ञं 
वृन्दावनं नाम विराजतीति ॥२॥

tatrOpa nandaabhidha gOpavaryO
jagau bhavat preraNayaiva nuunam |
ita: pratiichyaaM vipinaM manOj~naM 
bR^indaavanaM naama viraajatiiti || 2 ||

बृहद्वनं तत् खलु नन्द मुख्या
विधाय गौष्ठीनमथ क्षणेन ।
त्वदन्वित त्वज्जननी निविष्ट 
गरिष्ठयान् आनुगता विचेलु: ॥३॥

bR^ihadvanaM tatkhalu nandamukhyaa 
vidhaaya gauShThiinamatha kshaNena |
tvadanvita tvaj-jananii niviShTa 
gariShTTayaan aanugataa vichelu: || 3 ||

अनो मनोज्ञ ध्वनि धेनुपाली
खुरप्रणादान्तरतो वधूभि: ।
भवद्विनोदा लपिताक्षराणि 
प्रपीय नाज्ञायत मार्ग दैर्घ्यम् ॥४॥

anO manOj~na dhvani dhenupaalii 
khurapraNaadaantaratO vadhuubhi: |
bhavadvinOdaa lapitaaksharaaNi 
prapiiya naaj~naayata maarga dairghyam || 4 ||

निरीक्ष्य वृन्दावनम् ईश नन्दत्
प्रसून कुन्द प्रमुख द्रुमौघम् ।
अमोदथा: शाद्वल सान्द्रलक्ष्म्या 
हरिन्मणी कुट्टिम पुष्ट शोभम् ॥५॥

niriikshya bR^indaavanam iisha nandat
prasuuna kunda pramukha drumaugham|
amOdathaa: shaadvala saandra lakshmyaa
harinmaNii kuTTima puShTa shObham || 5 ||

नवाक निर्व्यूढ निवास भेदेषु
अशेष गोपेषु सुखासितेषु ।
वनश्रियं गोप किशोर पाली
विमिश्रित: पर्यगलोकथास्त्वम् ॥६॥

navaaka nirvyuuDha nivaasa bhedeShu
asheSha gOpeShu sukhaasiteShu |
vanashriyaM gOpa kishOra paalii 
vimishrita: paryagalOkathaastvam || 6 ||

अराल मार्गा गत निर्मलापां 
मराल कूजाकृत नर्मलापाम् ।
निरन्तर स्मेर सरोज वक्त्रां 
कलिन्द कन्यां समलोकयस्त्वम् ॥७॥

araala maargaa gata nirmalaapaaM
maraala kuujaa kR^ita narmalaapaam |
nirantara smera sarOja vaktraaM 
kalinda kanyaaM samalOkayastvam || 7 ||

मयूर केका शतलोभनीयं 
मयूख माला शबलं मणीनाम् ।
विरिञ्च लोक स्पृशम्-उच्च-शृङ्गै:
गिरिम् च गोवर्धनम् ऐक्षथास्त्वम् ॥८॥

mayuura kekaa shatalObhaniiyaM 
mayuukha maalaa shabalaM maNiinaam |
viri~ncha lOka spR^isham-uchcha-shR^iNgai:
giriM cha gOvardhanam aikshathaastvam || 8 ||

समं ततो गोप कुमारकैस्त्वं 
समन्ततो यत्र वनान्तम्-आगा: ।
ततस्ततस्तां कुटिलाम्-अपश्य: 
कलिन्दजां रागवतीम्-इवैकाम् ॥९॥

samaM tatO gOpa kumaarakaistvam 
samantatO yatra vanaantamaagaa: |
tatas-tatastaaM kuTilaam apashya:
kalindajaaM raagavatiim ivaikaam || 9 ||

तथा विधेऽस्मिन् विपिने पशव्ये 
समुत्सुको वत्स गण प्रचारे ।
चरन् सरामोऽथ कुमारकैस्त्वं 
समीर गेहाधिप पाहि रोगात् ॥१०॥

tathaa vidhe(a)smin vipine pashavye
samutsukO vatsa gaNa prachaare |
charan saraamO(a)tha kumaarakaistvaM
samiira gehaadhipa paahi rOgaat || 10 ||



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

Thursday, 4 June 2020

NARAYANEEYAM DASAKAM - 48 - NALAKUBURA AND MANIGRIVA SHAAPA MOKSHAM


Dasakam - 48 - Nalakubura and Manigriva 

Shaapa Moksham







Yashoda tied Krishna to the Mortar and went to look after her house hold chores. Devas and great sages praised the Lord for his mercy on his mother and called him Damodara in excitement. Krishna stayed tied by a hard rope on his soft stomach and watched the two trees in front of his house.

Kubera had two sons, Nalakubura and Manigriva. They were devoted to Lord Shiva and were blessed with lot of wealth. This made them proud and started to indulge in undesirable activities. Narada who was devoted to Lord Hari, once spotted them singing and sporting in Ganges, taking bath without dress, surrounded by ladies in an intoxicated state.

Seeing Narada, the women hurriedly put on their clothes. Narada cursed the duo to become devoted to Lord and attain peace. Without peace, there is no way anyone can achieve happiness. Sage cursed both to become trees for a very long time and wait to get the darshan of Lord to achieve peace and their original form. Immediately Nalakubura and Manigriva became Kakuba or Arjuna trees and waited to have darshan of Lord near Gokulam.

Krishna pulled the mortar along and started to move towards the trees in a slow paced manner. The mortar was made horizontal by krishna so he can roll it along and walked between the trees. The mortar hit the old decayed trees and both fell down. Two radiant yakshas, Nalakubura and Manigriva emerged from the roots of the felled trees and immediately sang hymns in praise of Lord and worshipped him.

Anyone who prays other Gods, ultimately reach Lord Hari's feet. By the mercy of sage Narada, here the two sons of Kuberan reached the Lord's feet and were blessed with the boon of highest devotion to Lord always and went away. The gopas rushed to the place after hearing the frightening sound of falling trees. Nandagopan looked at Yashoda meaningfully and she felt ashamed of her act. He then released Krishna from the mortar, who releases everyone in this world from the bonds of samsara and maya.

It is Lord's mercy that the child was protected even though he was caught between the falling trees, thus saying Nandagopan and gopas went home with Krishna. Bhattathiri requested Lord Guruvayoorappan to free him from ailments.



Lyrics of Dasakam 48




मुदा सुरौघै: त्वम्-उदार-सम्मदै:
उदीर्य दामोदर इत्यभिष्टुत: ।
मृदु दर: स्वैरम्-उलूखले लगन्
अदूरतो द्वौ ककुभौ-उदैक्षथा:॥१॥

mudaa suraughai: tvam-udaara-sammadai:
udiirya daamOdara ityabhiShTuta: |
mR^iduu dara: svairam-uluukhale lagan
naduuratO dvau kakubhov udaikshathaa: || 1 ||

कुबेर सूनु: नलकूबर-अभिध:
परो मणिग्रीव इति प्रथां गत: ।
महेश सेवाधिगत श्रियोन्मदौ
चिरं किल त्वत्-विमुखौ अवखेलताम् ॥२॥

kubera suunu: nalakuubara-abhidha:
parO maNigriiva iti prathaaM gata: |
mahesha sevaadhigata shriyOnmadou
chiraM kila tvat-vimukhov akhelataam || 2 ||

सुरापगायां किल तौ मदोत्कटौ
सुरापगायत्-बहुयौवता-वृतौ ।
विवाससौ केलिपरौ स नारदो
भवत् पदैक प्रवणो निरैक्षत ॥३॥

suraapagaayaaM kila tau madOtkaTau
suraapagaayat-bahuyauvataa-vR^itau |
vivaasasau keliparau sa naaradO
bhavat padaika pravaNO niraikshata || 3 ||

भिया प्रिया लोकम्-उपात्तवाससं
पुरो निरीक्ष्यापि मदान्ध चेतसौ ।
इमौ भवत्-भक्ति-उपशान्ति-सिद्धये
मुनिर्जगौ शान्तिमृते कुत: सुखम् ॥४॥

bhiyaa priyaa lOkam-upaattavaasasaM
purO niriikshyaapi madaandha chetasau |
imau bhavat-bhakti-upashaanti siddhaye
munirjagau shaantimR^ite kuta: sukham || 4 || 

युवाम्-अवाप्तौ ककुभात्मतां चिरं
हरिं निरीक्ष्याथ पदं स्वमाप्नुतम् ।
इतीरेतौ तौ भवदीक्षण स्पृहां
गतौ व्रजान्ते ककुभौ बभूवतु: ॥५॥

yuvaam-avaaptau kakubhaatmataaM chiraM
hariM niriikshyaatha padaM svamaapnutam |
itiiritau tau bhavadiikshaNa spR^ihaaM
gatau vrajaante kakubhou babhuuvatu: || 5 ||

अतन्द्रम्-इन्द्र द्रुयुगं तथाविधं
समेयुषा मन्थर गामिना त्वया ।
तिरायितोलूखल रोध निर्धुतौ
चिराय जीर्णौ परिपातितौ तरू ॥६॥

atandram-indra-druyugaM tathaavidhaM
sameyuShaa manthara gaaminaa tvayaa |
tiraayitOluukhala rOdha nirdhutau
chiraaya jiirNau paripaatitau taruu || 6 ||

अभाजि शाखिद्वितयं यदा त्वया
तदैव तत्-गर्भतलान्निरेयुषा ।
महात्विषा यक्षयुगेन तत्क्षणात्
अभाजि गोविन्द भवानपि स्तवै: ॥७॥

abhaaji shaakhidvitayaM yadaa tvayaa
tadaiva tat-garbhatalaannireyuShaa |
mahaatviShaa yakshayugena tatkshaNaat
abhaaji gOvinda bhavaanapi stavai: || 7 ||

इहान्य भक्तोऽपि समेष्यति क्रमात्
भवन्तम् एतौ खलु रुद्र सेवकौ ।
मुनिप्रसादात् भवदङ्घ्रिम् आगतौ
गतौ वृणानौ खलु भक्तिम्-उत्तमाम् ॥८॥

ihaanya bhaktO(a)pi sameShyati kramaat
bhavantam etau khalu rudra sevakou |
muni prasaadaat bhavadanghrim-aagatou
gatau vR^iNaanou khalu bhaktim-uttamaam || 8 ||

ततस्तरूद्दारण दारुणारव-
प्रकम्पि सम्पातिनि गोप मण्डले ।
विलज्जित त्वज्जननी मुखेक्षिणा
व्यमोक्षि नन्देन भवान् विमोक्षद: ॥९॥

tatastaruuddaaraNa daaruNaarava-
prakampi sampaatini gOpa maNDale |
vilajjita tvajjananii mukhekshiNaa
vyamOkshi nandena bhavaan vimOkshada: || 9 ||

महीरुहो:-मध्यगतो बतार्भको
हरे: प्रभावात्-अपरितो अधुना ।
इति ब्रुवाणै:-गमितो गृहं भवान्
मरुत्पुराधीश्वर पाहि मां गदात् ॥१०॥

mahiiruhO: madhyagatO bataarbhakO
hare: prabhaavaat-aparikshatO (a)dhunaa |
iti bruvaaNai: gamitO gR^ihaM bhavaan
marutpuraadhiishvara paahi maam gadaat || 10 ||



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














Tuesday, 2 June 2020

NARAYANEEYAM DASAKAM - 47 - ULUKALA BANDHANAM - DAMODARA KRISHNA


Dasakam - 47 - Ulukala Bandhanam - Damodara Krishna 






One day, Yashoda was churning curd. Krishna was hungry and he obstructed her from churning and climbed up on her lap to drink milk. Yashoda was feeding Krishna with all her love looking at his lotus face and the charming smile. Suddenly she remembered the milk in the stove. She discontinued feed, left Krishna down and went to attend the milk which was overflowing in her fire place.

Krishna dissatisfied with mother leaving him hungry, took the churning rod and broke the butter pot with it in a fit of rage. Hearing the sound of pot breaking, Yashoda came running from the kitchen. She saw the broken pot and curd spread all over the floor, just like how Krishna's fame spreads in the universe.

Sages search and get the vision of the Lord through the path of vedas. Such Lord was not spotted by poor mother Yashoda. Later she found him standing near the mortar and distributing butter to cat. Her face quivered with anger, caught hold of Krishna who was having a sweet lotus like face, sporting a fake fear. She looked for rope to tie the mischievous boy to the mortar even while her friends were watching the scene.

The learned Brahmins and sages seek moksha by attaching themselves with the Lord. But here, Yashoda was trying to tie Krishna to the mortar. The rope fell short of two inches everytime she tried to increase the length by attaching some more rope. What a surprise?! While the wonder struck gopikas were watching Yashoda struggling to tie Krishna, she became too tired and exhausted. Krishna,the one who is free from all ties, out of compassion for the mother, allowed her to finally tie him to the mortar.

Yashoda told Krishna to remain tied to mortar for long time and went to do her chores. After mother went away, Krishna took the butter, which he had kept in the hole in the mortar before and kept eating it. Only people who have no desires can reach Lord. Still yashoda was able to bind him. Devas and Gods in heaven wondered and praised the Lord.

Bhattathiri requests such Lord Guruvayoorappan who was prayed and praised by Devas and Gods of Heaven to cure him of his afflictions.


PS: Guru Savithri Ranganathan mami used to describe the fake fear on Krishna's face. Krishna does not know fear at all and way to sport it. So he summoned the devatha for fear and asked her how to sport fear on the face. She got scared as to how to explain it to the Lord. Seeing her facial expression itself, Krishna learnt how to keep his face in fear, when Yashoda finds him. 

The best antidote for depression and loneliness, Guru mami recommends reading Krishna's bala leelas.


Lyrics of Dasakam 47 


एकदा दधि विमाथ कारिणीं मातरं समुपसेदिवान् भवान् ।
स्तन्य लोलुपतया निवारयन् अङ्कमेत्य पपिवान् पयोधरौ ॥१॥

ekadaa dadhi vimaatha kaariNiiM maataraM samupasedivaan bhavaan |
stanya lOlupatayaa nivaarayann ankametya papivaan payOdharou || 1 ||


अर्ध पीत कुचकुड्मले त्वयि स्निग्ध हास मधुराननाम्बुजे ।
दुग्धमीश दहने परिस्रुतं धर्तुम्-आशु जननी जगाम ते ॥२॥

ardha piita kuchakuDmale tvayi snigdha haasa madhuraananaambuje |
dugdhamiisha dahane parisrutaM dhartum-aashu jananii jagaama te || 2 ||

सामि पीतरस भङ्ग सङ्गत क्रोध भार परिभूत चेतसा।
मन्थ दण्डम् उपगृह्य पाटितं हन्त देव दधिभाजनं त्वया ॥३॥

saami piitarasa bhanga sangata krOdha bhaara paribhuuta chetasaa |
mantha daNDam upagR^ihya paaTitaM hanta deva dadhi bhaajanaM tvayaa || 3 ||

उच्चलत्-ध्वनितम्-उच्चकैस्तदा सन्निशम्य जननी समाद्रुता ।
त्वत्-यशो विसरवत्-ददर्श सा सद्य एव दधि विस्तृतं क्षितौ ॥४॥

uchchalat-dhvanitam-uchchakaistadaa sannishamya jananii samaadrutaa |
tvat-yashO visaravat-dadarshasaa sadya eva dadhi vistR^itaM kshitau || 4 ||

वेद मार्ग परिमार्गितं रुषा त्वाम्-अवीक्ष्य परिमार्गयन्त्यसौ ।
सन्ददर्श सुकृतिनी-उलूखले दीयमान नवनीतमोतवे ॥५॥

veda maarga parimaargitaM ruShaa tvaam-aviikshya parimaargayantyasau |
sandadarsha sukR^itini-uluukhale diiyamaana navaniitamOtave || 5 ||

त्वां प्रगृह्य बत भीति भावना भासुरानन सरोजमाशु सा ।
रोष रूषित मुखी सखी पुरो बन्धनाय रशनाम्-उपाददे ॥६॥

tvaaM pragR^ihya bata bhiiti bhaavanaa bhaasuraanana sarOjamaashu saa|
rOSha ruuShita mukhii sakhii purO bandhanaaya rashanaam-upaadade || 6 ||

बन्धुम्-इच्छति यमेव सज्जन: तं भवन्तमयि बन्धुम्-इच्छती ।
सा नियुज्य रशना गुणान् बहून् द्व्यङ्गुलोनम् अखिलं किलैक्षत ॥७॥

bandhum-ichChati yameva sajjana: taM bhavantamayi bandhum-ichChatii |
saa niyujya rashanaa guNaan bahuun dvyangulOnam akhilaM kilaikshata || 7 ||

विस्मितोत्स्मित सखी जनेक्षितां स्विन्न सन्न वपुषं निरीक्ष्य ताम् ।
नित्य मुक्त वपुरप्यहो हरे बन्धमेव कृपया-अन्वमन्यथा: ॥८॥

vismitOtismata sakhii janekshitaaM svinna sanna vapuShaM niriikshya taam |
nitya mukta vapurapyahO hare bandhameva kR^ipayaa-(a)nvamanyathaa: || 8 ||

स्थीयतां चिरम्-उलूखले खलेति आगता भवनमेव सा यदा।
प्रागुलूखल बिलान्तरे तदा सर्पिरर्पितम् अदन्नवास्थिथा: ॥९॥

sthiiyataaM chiram-uluukhale khaleti-aagataa bhavanameva saa yadaa |
praaguluukhala bilaantare tadaa sarpirarpitam adannavaasthithaa: || 9 ||

यद्य पाश सुगमो विभो भवान् संयत: किमु सपाशयाऽनया ।
एवमादि दिविजै: अभिष्टुतो वातनाथ परिपाहि मां गदात् ॥१०॥

yadya paasha sugamO vibhO bhavaan sanyata: kimu sapaashayaa(a)nayaa |
evamaadi divijai: abhiShTutO vaatanaatha paripaahi maam gadaat || 10 ||


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

Monday, 1 June 2020

NARAYANEEYAM DASAKAM - 46 - REVELATION OF COSMIC FORM


Dasakam - 46 - Revelation of Cosmic Form






Once Krishna after taking feed from yashoda, was lying flat on back on her lap. He yawned and for a moment, Yashoda saw the entire universe in his mouth.  Later, Krishna was playing with his friends. He plucked fruits promising to share it with the friends but cheated them by eating all of them. Angered friends came to mother yasodha and complained that Krishna ate mud. 

Lord consumes earth, water and everything during pralaya or deluge. If he eats mud, nothing can happen to him. However Yashoda is innocent of the fact that Krishna is the Lord himself and feared that he will fall sick if he eats mud and got angry for the act. She repeatedly asked Krishna if he has eaten mud, but Krishna smilingly denied it again and again, very assertively.

Yashoda told Krishna that Balarama and friends are confirming that he has eaten mud. She asked him to either accept the mistake or open his mouth and show to her. Krishna opened his mouth slowly, like a lotus in full bloom. Yashoda wanted to see the mud little atleast in his mouth, Krishna did not want to disappoint his mother. He showed Earth and all worlds in his little mouth. 

Yashoda saw forest, ocean, clouds, skies and rasaathalam in his mouth. One another side, she could see people, asuras, devas. Not only these, Yashoda saw Lord Sri Hari reclining on the snake bed and lying in the milky ocean in the Sri Vaikuntam. At the same time, she also saw him as a small child showing his mouth to her inside his mouth.

Yashoda saw all the worlds and Nandagokula, and in that she saw Krishna with mouth wide open and in that again the many worlds and again in it another Nandagokula and the infinitude of the Universe. For a moment, Yashoda gained the enlightenment that Krishna is paramatma himself. Immediately Krishna showed affection and deluded her to think that he is her son and got on to her lap, asking her to feed him. 

Bhattathiri requested this wondrous child to protect him.


Lyrics of the Dasakam 46



अयि देव पुरा किल त्वयि स्वयमुत्तानशये स्तनन्धये ।
परिजृम्भणतो व्यपावृते वदने विश्वमचष्ट वल्लवी ॥१॥

ayi deva puraa kila tvayi svayamuttaanashaye stanandhaye |
parijR^imbhaNatO vyapaavR^ite vadane vishvamachaShTa vallavii || 1 ||

पुनरप्यथ बालकै: समं त्वयि लीलानिरते जगत्पते ।
फलसञ्चय वञ्चन क्रुधा तव मृद्-भोजनम्-ऊचुरर्भका: ॥२॥

punarapyatha baalakai: samaM tvayi liilaanirate jagatpate |
phalasa~nchaya va~nchana krudhaa tava mR^id-bhOjanam-uuchurarbhakaa: || 2 ||

अयि ते प्रलयावधौ विभो क्षितितोयादि समस्त-भक्षिण: ।
मृदु पाशनतो रुजा भवेत्-इति भीता जननी चुकोप सा ॥३॥

ayi te pralayaavadhau vibhO kshiti tOyaadi samasta-bhakshiNa: |
mR^idu paashanatO rujaa bhavet-iti bhiitaa jananii chukOpa saa || 3 ||

अयि दुर्विनयात्मक त्वया किमु मृत्सा बत वत्स भक्षिता ।
इति मातृगिरं चिरं विभो वितथां त्वं प्रतिजज्ञिषे हसन् ॥४॥

ayi durvinayaatmaka tvayaa kimu mR^itsaa bata vatsa bhakshitaa |
iti maatR^igiraM chiraM vibhO vitathaaM tvaM pratijaj~niShe hasan || 4 ||

अयि ते सकलैर्विनिश्चिते विमतिश्चेद्वदनं विदार्यताम् ।
इति मातृ विभर्त्सितो मुखं विकसत्-पद्मनिभं व्यदारय: ॥५॥

ayi te sakalairvinishchite vimatishchedvadanaM vidaaryataam |
iti maatR^i vibhartsitO mukhaM vikasat-padmanibhaM vyadaaraya: || 5 ||

अपि मृल्लव दर्शनोत्सुकां जननीं तां बहु तर्पयन्निव ।
पृथिवीं निखिलां न केवलं भुवनानी  अप्यखिलानी  अदीदृश: ॥६॥

api mR^illava darshanOtsukaaM jananiiM taaM bahu tarpayanniva |
pR^ithiviiM nikhilaaM na kevalaM bhuvanaani apyakhilaani adiidR^isha: || 6 ||

कुहचित्-वनम्-अम्बुधि: क्वचित् क्वचिदभ्रं कुहचित्-रसातलम् ।
मनुजा दनुजा: क्वचित् सुरा: ददृशे किं न तदा त्वदानने ॥७॥

kuhachit-vanam-ambudhi: kvachit kvachidabhraM kuhachit-rasaatalam |
manujaa danujaa: kvachit suraa dadR^ishe kiM na tadaa tvadaanane || 7 ||

कलश-अम्बुधि शायिनं पुन: पर वैकुण्ठ पदाधि वासिनम् ।
स्वपुरश्च निजार्भकात्मकं कतिधा त्वां न ददर्श सा मुखे ॥८॥

kalasha-ambudhi shaayinaM puna: para vaikuNTha padaadhi vaasinam |
svapurashcha nijaarbhakaatmakaM katidhaa tvaaM na dadarsha saa mukhe || 8 ||

विकसत्-भुवने मुखोदरे ननु भूयोऽपि तथाविधानन: ।
अनया स्फुटम्-ईक्षितो भवान् अनवस्थां जगतां बतातनोत् ॥९॥

vikasat-bhuvane mukhOdare nanu bhuuyO(a)pi tathaa vidhaanana: |
anayaa sphuTam-iikshitO bhavaan anavasthaaM jagataaM bataatanOt || 9 ||

धृत तत्त्वधियं तदा क्षणं जननीं तां प्रणयेन मोहयन् ।
स्तनमम्ब दिशेत्युपासजन् भगवन्-अद्भुत-बाल पाहि माम् ॥१०॥

dhR^ita tattvadhiyaM tadaa kshaNaM jananiiM taaM praNayena mOhayan |
stanamamba dishetyupaasajan bhagavann-adbhuta-baala paahi maam || 10 ||



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


NARAYANEEYAM DASAKAM - 45 - BALA LEELA

Dasakam - 45 - Bala Leela






Balarama and Krishna started to crawl on their hands and knees. They were interested in hearing to the rhythmic sound made by their anklets put in their beautiful lotus flower like legs and hence crawled with great briskness. The duo smiled exposing their beautiful new teeth, hair locks falling on their faces and the lotus like feet, armlets slipping down to the wrists, becoming like bracelets were very attractive for the onlookers.

The people who watched the two crawl, followed them everywhere. Both ran away after giving an enchanting smile. When people stopped following both, the duo turned their lotus faces back, casting a look, giving incredible joy to the people. While moving fast, Krishna would fall down and get smeared and tainted by mud, Sages in the heaven witnessed these pranks of the Lord and worshipped them. Rohini and Yashoda came quickly and lifted them up carefully and embraced them, kissed them again and again with great joy.

The soft hearted Yashoda took the baby Krishna on her lap and fed him. While taking the feed, Krishna would stop in between and smile at Yashoda charmingly,  adding immense joy to her. How fortunate was the mother Yashoda?! Soon Krishna started to walk and started to run and play with the Gopa boys in the neighbourhood. With the child-like restlessness, Krishna ran behind pets, cows and calves in the houses and Gopa boys with great difficulty restrained Krishna from doing these pranks.

Krishna and Balarama went everywhere together. Gopikas were watching and  following them, leaving their household chores, children, family behind. This became the routine for the gopikas. Krishna loved the freshly made butter given by gopikas. Sometimes Krishna sang sweetly or danced graciously, captivating the Gopikas. With lot of affection, Gopikas served him with freshly boiled milk which he drank with delight.

Lord having begged Mahabali for food in his Vamana avatharam, now in this krishna avatharam decided not to beg gopikas for butter but decided to silently steal from their pots. His clever tricks delighted the gopikas more than making them angry. Krishna along with stealing butter and ghee from gopikas, stole their hearts as well and immersed them in the ocean of Bliss.

Bhattathiri prayed to such chitta-chor Lord Guruvayoorappan to remove his afflictions.


Lyrics of Dasakam 45 


अयि सबल मुरारे पाणिजानुप्रचारै:
किमपि भवनभागान् भूषयन्तौ भवन्तौ ।
चलित चरण कञ्जौ मञ्जु मञ्जीर शिञ्जा-
श्रवण कुतुक भाजौ चेरतुश्चारु वेगात् ॥१॥

ayi sabala muraare paaNijaanu-prachaarai:
kimapi bhavanabhaagaan bhuuShayantou bhavantou |
chalita charaNaka~njau ma~nju ma~njiira shi~njaa-
shravaNa kutuka bhaajau cheratushchaaru vegaat || 1 ||

मृदु मृदु विहसन्तौ-उन्मिषत्-दन्तवन्तौ
वदन पतित केशौ दृश्य पादाब्ज देशौ ।
भुज गलित करान्त व्यालगत् कङ्कणाङ्कौ
मतिमहरतमुच्चै: पश्यतां विश्व नृणाम् ॥२॥

mR^idu mR^idu vihasantau-unmiShat-dantavantou
vadana patita keshau dR^ishya paadaabja deshau |
bhuja galita karaanta vyaalagat kankaNaankou
matimaharatamuchchai: pashyataaM vishva nR^INaam || 2 ||

अनुसरति जनौघे कौतुकव्याकुलाक्षे
किमपि कृत निनादं व्याहसन्तौ द्रवन्तौ ।
वलित वदन पद्मं पृष्ठतो दत्तदृष्टी
किमिव न विदधाथे कौतुकं वासुदेव ॥३॥

anusarati janaughe kautuka vyaakulaakshe
kimapi kR^ita ninaadaM vyaahasantau dravantau |
valita vadana padmaM pR^iShThatO dattadR^iShTii
kimiva na vidadhaathe kautukaM vaasudeva || 3 ||

द्रुतगतिषु पतन्तौ उत्थितौ लिप्तपङ्कौ
दिवि मुनिभिरपङ्कै: सस्मितं वन्द्यमानौ ।
द्रुतमथ जननीभ्यां सानुकम्पं गृहीतौ
मुहुरपि परिरब्धौ द्राग्युवां चुम्बितौ च ॥४॥

drutagatiShu patantou utthitou liptapankou
divi munibhirapankai" sasmitaM vandyamaanau |
drutamatha jananiibhyaaM saanukampaM gR^ihiitou
muhurapi parirabdhau draagyuvaaM chumbitau cha || 4 ||

स्नुत कुच भरमङ्के धारयन्ती भवन्तं
तरलमति यशोदा स्तन्यदा धन्य धन्या ।
कपट पशुप मध्ये मुग्ध हासाङ्कुरं ते
दशनमुकुल हृद्यं वीक्ष्य वक्त्रं जहर्ष ॥५॥

snuta kucha bharamanke dhaarayantii bhavantaM
taralamati yashOdaa stanyadaa dhanya dhanyaa |
kapaTa pashupa madhye mugdha haasaankuraM te
dashanamukula hR^idyaM viikshya vaktraM jaharSha || 5 ||

तदनु चरणचारी दारकैस्साकमारात्
निलयततिषु खेलन् बाल चापल्य शाली ।
भवन शुक विलालान् वत्सकांश्चानु धावन्
कथमपि कृतहासै: गोपकै:-र्वारितोऽभू: ॥६॥

tadanu charaNachaarii daarakai: saakamaaraat
nilayatatiShu khelan baala chaapalya shaalii |
bhavana shuka ViLaalaan vatsakaamshchaanu dhaavan
kathamapi kR^itahaasai: gOpakai: vaaritO(a)bhuu: || 6 ||

हलधर सहितस्त्वं यत्र यत्रोप यातो
विवश पतित नेत्रा: तत्र तत्रैव गोप्य: ।
विगलित गृहकृत्या विस्मृतापत्य भृत्या
मुरहर मुहुरति अत्यन्ताकुला नित्यमासन् ॥७॥

haladhara sahitastvaM yatra yatrOp ayaatO
vivasha patita netraa: tatra tatraiva gOpya: |
vigalita gR^ihakR^ityaa vismR^itaapatya bhR^ityaa:
murahara muhurati atyantaakulaa nityamaasan || 7 ||

प्रति नव नवनीतं गोपिका दत्तम् इच्छन्
कलपदम्-उपगायन् कोमलं क्वापि नृत्यन् ।
सदय युवति लोकै: अर्पितं सर्पिरश्नन्
क्वचन नव विपक्वं दुग्धम्-अपि-अपिबस्त्वम् ॥८॥

prati nava navaniitaM gOpikaa dattam ichChan
kalapadam-upagaayan kOmalaM kvaapi nR^ityan |
sadayayuvati lOkai: arpitaM sarpirashnan
kvachana nava vipakvaM dugdham-api-apibastvam || 8 ||

मम खलु बलिगेहे याचनं जातमास्ताम्
इह पुनरबलानाम्-अग्रतो नैव कुर्वे ।
इति विहित मति: किं देव सन्त्यज्य याच्ञां
दधि घृतमहरस्त्वं चारुणा चोरणेन ॥९॥

mama khalu baligehe yaachanaM jaatamaastaam
iha punarabalaanaam-agratO naiva kurve |
iti vihita mati: kiM deva santyajya yaach~naaM
dadhi ghR^itamaharastvaM chaaruNaa chOraNena || 9 ||

तव दधिघृतमोषे घोषयोषा जनानाम्
अभजत हृदि रोषो नावकाशं न शोक: ।
हृदयमपि मुषित्वा हर्षसिन्धौ न्यधास्त्वं
स मम शमय रोगान् वातगेहाधि नाथ ॥१०॥

tava dadhighR^itamOShe ghOShayOShaa janaanaam
abhajata hR^idi rOShO naavakaashaM na shOka: |
hR^idayamapi muShitvaa harShasindhau nyadhaastvaM
sa mama shamaya rOgaan vaatagehaadhi naatha || 10 ||



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










Saturday, 30 May 2020

NARAYANEEYAM DASAKAM - 44 - KRISHNA NAAMAKARANAM


Dasakam - Krishna Naamakaranam







Vasudeva wanted to perform naming ritual for the baby. So at his request, Garga Muni, expert in Hora shastras visited Nandagopan's house. Nandagopan welcomed the sage and honoured him ceremoniously. Garga Muni told Nandagopan that he is Acharyar for Yadhu vamsham and he planned to conduct the naming ceremony rather secretly.

Lord has more than thousand names, amongst that which name to select? Garga Muni had this apprehension for some time, then secretly named the child as Krishna. Krish meant existence and Na meant the connection between the existence and absolute bliss form. Krishna also meant the one who removes the sin of all. He also gave few other names including Vaasudevan, without actually revealing that the child Krishna is Sri Hari himself. He named the elder brother as Rama (Bala Rama).

Garga Muni told Nandagopan that whoever is devoted to his son Krishna will never suffer and whoever troubles your son will perish. He added that his son would kill many asuras and help his clan to achieve good position and as father, Nandgopan will be hearing always of his son's untainted fame.

Sage meant Vasudeva and told him that all his sufferings will come to an end only through this child. Without mentioning that his son is Lord Hari himself, he asked Vasudeva to keep faith on the child. After sage's depature, Nandagopan and all gopas were very delighted and looked after Krishna enderingly. Bhattathiri prayed to the Lord, to remove his afflictions with his mercy.


Lyrics of Dasakam 44


गूढं वसुदेवगिरा कर्तुं ते निष्क्रियस्य संस्कारान् ।
हृद्-गत-होरा तत्त्वो गर्ग मुनि: त्वत् गृहं विभो गतवान् ॥१॥

guuDhaM vasudeva giraa kartuM te niShkriyasya samskaaraan |
hR^id-gata-hOraa tattvO garga muni: tvat gR^ihaM vibhO gatavaan || 1 ||

नन्दोऽथ नन्दितात्मा वृन्दिष्टं मानयन्-अमुम् यमिनाम् ।
मन्द स्मितार्द्र मूचे त्वत् संस्कारन् विधातुम्-उत्सुक-धी: ॥२॥

nandO(a)tha nanditaatmaa bR^indiShTaM maanayann-amuM yaminaam |
manda smitaardra muuche tvat samskaaraan vidhaatum-utsuka-dhii: || 2 ||

यदुवंश आचार्यत्वात् सुनिभृतम् इदमार्य कार्यमिति कथयन् ।
गर्गो निर्गत पुलक: चक्रे-तव साग्रजस्य नामानि ॥३॥

yaduvamsha achaaryatvaat sunibhR^itam idamaarya kaaryamiti kathayan |
gargO nirgata pulaka: chakre-tava saagrajasya naamaani || 3 ||

कथम्-अस्य नाम कुर्वे सहस्र-नाम्नो हि-अनन्त-नाम्नो वा ।
इति नूनं गर्ग मुनि: चक्रे तव नाम नाम रहसि विभो ॥४॥

katham-asya naama kurve sahasra-naamnO hi-ananta-naamnO vaa |
iti nuunaM garga muni: chakre tava naama naama rahasi vibhO || 4 ||

कृषि-धातु-णकाराभ्यां सत्तानन्दात्मतां किलाभिलपत् ।
जगदघ कर्षित्वं वा कथयदृषि: कृष्ण नाम ते व्यतनोत् ॥५॥

kR^iShi-dhaatu-NakaaraabhyaaM sattaanandaatmataaM kilaabhilapat |
jagadagha karShitvaM vaa kathaya dR^iShi: kR^iShNa naama te vyatanOt || 5 ||

अन्यांश्च नामभेदान् व्याकुर्वन् अग्रजे च रामादीन् ।
अतिमानुषानु भावं न्यगदत्-त्वाम्-अप्रकाशयन् पित्रे ॥६॥

anyaashcha naamabhedaan vyaakurvann agraje cha raamaadiin |
atimaanuShaanu bhaavaM nyagadat-tvaam-aprakaashayan pitre || 6 ||

स्निह्यति यस्तव पुत्रे मुह्यति स न मायिकै: पुन: शोकै: ।
द्रुह्यति य: स तु नश्येत्-इति-अवदत्-ते महत्त्वम्-ऋषिवर्य: ॥७॥

snihyati yastava putre muhyati sa na maayikai: puna: shOkai: |
druhyati ya: sa tu nashyet-iti-avadat-te mahattvam-R^iShivarya: || 7 ||

जेष्यति बहुतर दैत्यान् नेष्यति निजबन्धु लोकम्-अमल-पदम् ।
श्रोष्यसि सुविमल कीर्ती: अस्येति भवत्-विभूतिम् ऋषिरूचे ॥८॥

jeShyati bahutara daityaan neShyati nijabandhu lOkaM-amala-padam |
shrOShyati suvimala kiirtii: asyeti bhavat-vibhuutiM R^iShiruuche || 8 ||

अमुनैव सर्वदुर्गं तरितास्थ कृतास्थमत्र तिष्ठध्वम् ।
हरिरेवेति अनभिलपन्-इत्यादि त्वाम्-अवर्णयत् स मुनि: ॥९॥

amunaiva sarvadurgaM taritaastha kR^itaasthamatra tiShThadhvam |
harirevetyanabhilapannityaadi tvaamavarNayat sa muniH || 9 ||

गर्गेऽथ निर्गतेऽस्मिन् नन्दित नन्दादि नन्द्यमानस्त्वम् ।
मत्-गदम् उद्गतकरुणो निर्गमय श्रीमरुत्पुराधीश ॥१०॥

garge(a)tha nirgate(a)smin nandita nandaadi nandyamaanastvam |
mat-gatam udgatakaruNO nirgamaya shriimarutpuraadhiisha || 10 ||



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

Friday, 29 May 2020

NARAYANEEYAM DASAKAM - 43 - TRINAVARTHA VADHAM


Dasakam - 43 - Trinavartha Vadham






One day Yashodha was carrying baby Krishna on her lap. Suddenly she felt the baby krishna was too heavy for her, to carry on her lap and left him on the bed. She was worried of the baby and kept praying for its welfare to God constantly while attending to her household chores. Then there heard a deafening sound raising dust all through the atmosphere. Demon Trinavarta came in the form of whirl wind and carried Krishna, the one who carries away the mind of people, amidst the envelope of dust and rose upward. 

The dust caused darkness in the entire Gokulam. Gopas and gopikas lost clear vision and mother Yashoda searched for her baby in that darkness. Not finding Krishna, she cried loudly. Meanwhile Trinavarta found baby's body becoming more heavier for him to carry and reduced his speed, his body shrank in size, dust storm and noise of whirling wind also subsided.  Soon the whole gokulam was echoing the cries of Yashoda. Nandagopan and other gopas, gopikas quickly reached the house and everyone cried in grief. 

In exhaustion, Trinavartha wanted to release the Lord, who actually releases everyone from bondages. However Lord did not let his hold of the asura, as a result, he lost his life and fell down from the skies to the earth. The gopas found outside the house, the huge body of asura falling on the rock and smashed. Gopas were amazed to see Krishna playing smilingly, with his lotus like hands on the chest of dead body of Trinavartha, without a single bruise. The Gopas picked up Krishna as if they picked up the blue gem from a big mountain.

Nandagopan and gopas rushed and took the child in arms, embraced and kissed with great joy. Gopikas also wanted to embrace but did not attempt due to their shyness. Knowing their plight, Krishna, like the honey beetle, jumped in to the lotus like hands of the gopikas. Nandagopan and Yashoda wondered how to abet such incidents in future and hence prayed to Govinda to protect their son, actually they prayed to Lord himself for his own welfare.

Bhattathiri  questioned Lord at this point, as to why, if he is strong enough to kill asura who came in the form of wind, is not removing his ailments which are also arising out of winds. If the ailments have been caused due to his past karma, he is helpless and asked what action should he take to get over it. He surrendered to Lord Guruvayoorappan to remove his internal and external ailments.


Lyrics of  Dasakam 43 



त्वाम्-एकदा गुरुमरुत्पुरनाथ वोढुं
गाढाधिरूढ गरिमाणम्-अपारयन्ती ।
माता निधाय शयने किमिदं बतेति
ध्यायन्ती अचेष्टत गृहेषु निविष्ट शङ्का ॥१॥

tvaam-ekadaa gurumarutpuranaatha vODhuM
gaaDhaadhiruuDha garimaaNam-apaarayantii |
maataa nidhaaya shayane kimidaM bateti
dhyaayanti-acheShTata gR^iheShu niviShTa shankaa || 1 ||

तावत्-विदूरम्-उपकर्णित घोरघोष-
व्याजृम्भि पांसु पटली परिपूरिताश: ।
वात्या-वपु: स किल दैत्यवर: तृणावर्त-
आख्यो जहार जनमानस हारिणं त्वाम् ॥२॥

taavat-viduuram-upakarNita ghOra ghOSha-
vyaajR^imbhi paamsu paTalii paripuuritaasha: |
vaatyaa-vapu: sa kila daityavara: traNaavarta-
aakhyo jahaara janamaanasa haariNaM tvaam ||  2 ||

उद्दामपांसु तिमिराहत दृष्टिपाते
द्रष्टुं किमप्य कुशले पशुपाल लोके ।
हा बालकस्य किमिति त्वदुपान्तम्-आप्ता
माता भवन्तम्-अविलोक्य भृशं रुरोद ॥३॥

uddaamapaamsu timiraahata dR^iShTipaate
draShTuM kimapya kushale pashupaala lOke |
haa baalakasya kimiti tvadupaantam-aaptaa
maataa bhavantam-avilOkya bhR^ishaM rurOda || 3 ||

तावत् स दानववरोऽपि च दीनमूर्ति:
भावत्क-भार परिधारण लूनवेग: ।
सङ्कोचमाप तदनु क्षतपांसु घोषे
घोषे व्यतायत भवज्जननी निनाद: ॥४॥

taavat sa daanavavarO(a)pi cha diinamuurti:
bhaavatka-bhaara paridhaaraNaluuna vega: |
sankOchamaapa tadanu kshatapaamsu ghOShe
ghOShe vyataayata bhavajjananii ninaada: || 4 ||

रोदोप कर्णन वशादुपगम्य गेहं
क्रन्दत्सु नन्दमुख गोपकुलेषु दीन: ।
त्वां दानवस्तु अखिल मुक्तिकरं मुमुक्षु:
त्वयि-अप्रमुञ्चति पपात वियत्-प्रदेशात् ॥५॥

rOdOpa karNana vashaadupagamya gehaM
krandatsu nandamukha gOpakuleShu diina: |
tvaaM daanavastu akhila muktikaraM mumukshu:
tvayi-apramu~nchati papaata viyat-pradeshaat || 5 ||

रोदाकुलास्तदनु गोपगणा बहिष्ठ-
पाषाण पृष्ठभुवि देहम्-अतिस्थविष्ठम् ।
प्रैक्षन्त हन्त निपतन्तम्-अमुष्य वक्षसि-
अक्षीणमेव च भवन्तम् अलं हसन्तम् ॥६॥

rOdaakulaastadanu gOpagaNaa bahiShTha-
paaShaaNa pR^iShThabhuvi deham-atisthaviShTham |
praikshanta hanta nipatantam-amuShya vakshasi-
akshiiNameva cha bhavantam alaM hasantam || 6 ||

ग्रावप्रपात परिपिष्टगरिष्ठ देह-
भ्रष्टासु दुष्ट दनुजोपरि धृष्टहासम् ।
आघ्नानम्-अम्बुजकरेण भवन्तम्-एत्य
गोपा: दधुर्गिरिवरादिव नीलरत्नम् ॥७॥

graavaprapaata paripiShTa gariShTha deha-
bhraShTaasu duShTa danujOpari dhR^iShTahaasam |
aaghnaanam-ambujakareNa bhavantam-etya
gOpaa dadhurgirivaraadiva niilaratnam || 7 ||

एकैकम् आशु परिगृह्य निकामनन्दन्
नन्दादि गोप परिरब्ध विचुम्बिताङ्गम् ।
आदातु काम परिशङ्कित गोपनारी-
हस्ताम्बुज प्रपतितं प्रणुमो भवन्तम् ॥८॥

ekaikam aashu parigR^ihya nikaamanandan
nandaadi gOpa parirabdha vichumbitaangam |
aadaatu kaama parishankita gOpanaarii-
hastaambuja prapatitaM praNumO bhavantam || 8 ||

भूयोऽपि किम्-नु कृणुम: प्रणतार्तिहारी
गोविन्द एव परिपालयतात् सुतं न: ।
इत्यादि मातर पितृ प्रमुखै: तदानीं
सम्प्रार्थित: त्वत्-अवनाय विभो त्वमेव ॥९॥

bhuuyO(a)pi kiM-nu kR^iNuma: praNataartihaarii
gOvinda eva paripaalayataat sutaM na: |
ityaadi maatara pitR^i pramukhai: tadaaniiM
sampraarthita: tvat-avanaaya vibhO tvameva || 9 ||

वातात्मकं दनुजम्-एवमयि प्रधून्वन्
वातोद्भवान् मम गदान् किमु नो धुनोषि ।
किं वा करोमि पुनरप्यनिलालयेश
निश्शेष रोगशमनं मुहुरर्थये त्वाम् ॥१०॥

vaataatmakaM danujam-evamayi pradhuunvan
vaatOdbhavaan mama gadaan kimu nO dhunOShi |
kiM vaa karOmi punarapyanilaalayesha
nishsheSha rOgashamanaM muhurarthaye tvaam || 10 ||



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

Thursday, 28 May 2020

NARAYANEEYAM DASAKAM - 42 - SAKATASURA VADHAM

Dasakam - 42 - Sakatasura Vadham






An introduction: Utkatca, the son of Hiranyaksa belonging to the Caksusa Manvantara, was cursed to become a ghost by Lomasa Muni, after he troubled the sage often, by felling and breaking the trees around his ashram. Turning immediately in to ghost form, Utkaca repented for his evil acts and pleaded excuse. The sage pleased with Utkaca on his repenting, told that he will be freed from the ghost form in the Vaivasvata manvantra at the end of 28th dwapara yuga, when Krishna will be born and will kick him with his Lotus feet and relieve him of the form and give salvation. 



Yashoda, head women of Vraja,  planned to celebrate Krishna's birth star day and invited knowledgeable Brahmins and relatives, friends to her house. She left Krishna in a cloth made as cradle under a cart and got busier in organising feast for guests. 

Suddenly, the trees near the cart crackled and broke making a huge sound. The boys who were appointed by Yashoda to take care of the child in the cradle got frightened and screamed. The screams of boys and the crackling and falling of trees together sounded one.

Hearing the huge noise, the gopikas came running with anxiety and great effort. They found the cart broken and strewn on all four sides and Krishna lying amidst the chaos. Nandagopan, gopas and the Brahmins rushed to the scene, worried as to what happened to the child and became free of anxiety, after seeing the child safe in Yashoda's hands.

Gopas awestruck with fingers on their noses, wondered how the cart could have been broken as there was no sign of any one around. The gopa boys who were guarding the child said that the child was hungry and crying for milk, kicked his lotus legs which hit the cart and broke it. Few Gopas ruled out the statement of boys as baseless. However some gopas who have earlier seen the incident of Putana's moksham could not reject the statement altogether.

Gopikas moved with concern and sympathy, caressed and gently checked for any injury in Krishna's tender leaf like legs and lotus flower like hands. Nandagopan took the child in his hands from Yashoda and hugged the child again and again, saying repeatedly that the child was protected by the Lord Hari in his limitless mercy.

Sakatasura, enemy of devas, disappeared in to the cart and tried to kill Krishna. However Krishna killed the asura and since asura came in contact with sathva-form of Lord, his evil natured body was not seen anywhere. The asura attained salvation and merged with Lord himself.

Nandagopan invited the learned Brahmins and relatives to confer auspiciousness and blessings to the child. Krishna captivated the entire Vraja with his childhood pastimes. Bhattathiri prayed to Lord Guruvayoorappan to remove his affliction and protect him.


Lyrics of Dasakam 42



कदापि जन्मर्क्षदिने तव प्रभो 
निमन्त्रित ज्ञाति वधू महीसुरा ।
महानसस्त्वां सविधे निधाय सा 
महानसादौ ववृते व्रजेश्वरी ॥१॥

kadaa(a)pi janmarkshadine tava prabhO 
nimantrita j~naati vadhuu mahiisuraa |
mahaanasastvaaM savidhe nidhaaya saa 
mahaanasaadou vavR^ite vrajeshvarii || 1 ||

ततो भवत्-त्राण-नियुक्त बालक-
प्रभीति सङ्क्रन्दन सङ्कुलारवै: ।
विमिश्रम-श्रावि भवत्-समीपत:
परिस्फुटत्-दारु-चटत्-चटा-रव:॥२॥

tatO bhavat-traaNa-niyukta-baalaka- 
prabhiiti sankrandana sankulaaravai: |
vimishrama-shraavi bhavat-samiipata:
parisphuTat-daaru chaTat-chchaTaarava: || 2 ||

ततस्तदाकर्णन सम्भ्रम श्रम-
प्रकम्पि वक्षोजभरा व्रजाङ्गना: ।
भवन्तम्-अन्तर्ददृशु: सम्न्ततो
विनिष्पतत्-दारुण-दारु-मध्यगम् ॥३॥

tatastadaakarNana sambhrama shrama-
prakampi vakshOjabharaa vrajaanganaa: |
bhavantam-antardadR^ishu: samantatO 
viniShpatat-daaruNa daaru-madhyagam || 3 ||

शिशोरहो किं किमभूदिति द्रुतं 
प्रधाव्य नन्द: पशुपाश्च भूसुरा: ।
भवन्तम् आलोक्य यशोदया धृतं 
समाश्वसन् अश्रु जलार्द्र लोचना: ॥४॥

shishOrahO kiM kimabhuuditi drutaM
pradhaavya nanda: pashupaashcha bhuusuraa: |
bhavantam aalOkya yashOdayaa dhR^itaM 
samaashvasann ashru jalaardra lOchanaa: || 4 ||

कस्को नु कौतस्कुत एष विस्मयो 
विशङ्कटं यत्-शकटम् विपाटितम् ।
न कारणं किञ्चिदिहेति ते स्थिता:
स्वनासिका दत्त करास्त्व दीक्षका: ॥५॥

kaskO nu kautaskuta eSha vismayO
vishankaTaM yat-shakaTaM vipaaTitam |
na kaaraNaM ki~nchidiheti te sthitaa:
svanaasikaa datta karaasva diikshakaa: || 5 ||

कुमारकस्यास्य पयोधरार्थिन: 
प्ररोदने लोल पदाम्बुजा हतम् ।
मया मया दृष्टमनो विपर्यगात्
इतीश ते पालक बालका जगु: ॥६॥

kumaarakasyaasya payOdharaarthina:
prarOdane lOla padaambujaa hatam |
mayaa mayaa dR^iShTamanO viparyagaat
itiisha te paalaka baalakaa jagu: || 6 ||

भिया तदा किञ्चित्-अजानतामिदं 
कुमारकाणाम्-अति दुर्घटं वच: ।
भवत्-प्रभावा विदुरैरि: इतीरितं
मनागिवा शङ्क्यत दृष्ट पूतनै: ॥७॥

bhiyaa tadaa kinchit-ajaanataamidaM
kumaarakaaNaaM-ati durghaTaM vacha: |
bhavat-prabhaavaa viduraeri: itiiritaM 
manaagivaa shankyata dR^iShTa puutanai: || 7 ||

प्रवाल ताम्रं किमिदं पदं क्षतं 
सरोज रम्यौ नु करौ विरोजितौ।
इति प्रसर्पत् करुणा तरङ्गिता:
त्वदङ्गम् आपस्पृशु: अङ्गना जना: ॥८॥

pravaala taamraM kimidaM padaM kshataM 
sarOja ramyau nu karau virOjitou |
iti prasarpat karuNaa tarangitaa:
tvadangam aapaspR^ishu: anganaajanaa: || 8 ||

अये सुतं देहि जगत्पते: कृपा-
तरङ्ग पातात्-परिपातम्-अद्य मे ।
इति स्म सङ्गृह्य पिता त्वदङ्गकं 
मुहुर्मुहु: श्लिष्यति जात कण्टक: ॥९॥

aye sutaM dehi jagatpate: kR^ipaa-
taranga-paataat-paripaatam-adya me |
iti sma sangR^ihya pitaa tvadangakaM
muhurmuhu: shliShyati jaata kaNTaka: || 9 ||

अनोनिलीन: किल  हन्तुम्-आगत:
सुरारि रेवं भवता विहिंसित: ।
रजोऽपि नो दृष्टम्-अमुष्य तत्कथं 
स शुद्ध सत्त्वे त्वयि लीनवान् ध्रुवम् ॥१०॥

anOniliina: kila hantum-aagata:
suraari revaM bhavataa vihimsita: |
rajO(a)pi nO dR^iShTam-amuShya tatkathaM
sa shuddha sattve tvayi liinavaan dhruvam || 10 ||

प्रपूजितै:तत्र ततो द्विजातिभि:
र्विशेषतो लम्भित मङ्गलाशिष: ।
व्रजं निजैर्बाल्य रसै: विमोहयन्
मरुत्पुराधीश रुजां जहीहि मे ॥११॥

prapuujitai: tatra tatO dvijaatibhi:
visheShatO lambhita mangalaashiSha: |
vrajaM nijair-baalyarasai: vimOhayan
marutpuraadhiisha rujaaM jahiihi me || 11 ||



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