Sunday, 9 August 2020

NARAYANEEYAM DASAKAM - 84 - SAMANTA PANCHAKA

 Dasakam - 84 - Samanta Panchaka





On an occasion of Solar Eclipse, Krishna entrusted Dwaraka to Kritavarma and Aniruddha and went to Samanta Panchaka along with yadavas and their womenfolk. Krishna took dip in the holy water to sanctify it for the benefit of human race. He gave gifts and money to Brahmins and interacted with Pandavas and Kauravas. Draupadi who was devoted to Krishna met Rukmini and Satyabhama and spent time with them. She came to know from Rukmini and Satyabhama, how Krishna married them and shared it with other women happily.

Nandagopan and other gopas had also come to the holy place. Krishna met them, honoured them and spent time with them. Gopikas, who were caught in the pangs of separation from Krishna, were excited to see him again. Krishna made the gopikas happy as before. He went to Radha, hugged her and told her that he could not meet her only because of the continuous attack by the enemies and fight. Radha was overwhelmed and forgot herself in his affection. 

After spending good times with Gopikas and Radha as before, he made them realize that he is form of supreme bliss consciousness and the Supreme Brahman, their innermost self. When Uddhava advised them before by meeting them at Gokula, they experienced mixed feeling of joy and sorrow of separation. After Krishna advised the philosophical knowledge of Brahman, they experienced only Supreme bliss at the thoughts of him.

Krishna's father Vasudeva requested Sage Narada and Saint Vyasa to advice him the good deeds to perform to overcome sins. They just laughed and told him when Lord only is his son and he is staying with him, he need not do anything more. Still for his satisfaction, they arranged for an yagna. 

The Yagna began and was happening well. It was well attended by friends. Yadavas honoured the Gopas who came for the ritual. Thus Gopas enjoyed the association with Krishna for those three months. After the completion of Yagna, Krishna went to Radha and hugged her tightly. Hebid her farewell after ascertaining that she is happy and not affected by pains of separation from him anymore and returned to Dwaraka. Bhattathiri prayed to the Lord, who removed the miseries of Gopas, gopikas and Radha, to remove his ailments.


Lyrics of Dasakam 84



क्वचिदथ तपनोपराग काले

पुरि निदधत् कृतवर्म कामसूनू ।

यदुकुल महिलावृत: सुतीर्थं 

समुपगतोऽसि समन्त पञ्चकाख्यम् ॥१॥


kvachidatha tapanOparaaga kaale

puri nidadhat kR^itavarma kaamasuunuu |

yadukula mahilaavR^itaH sutiirthaM

samupagatO(a)si samanta pa~nchakaakhyam || 1 ||


बहुतर जनता हिताय तत्र 

त्वमपि पुनन् विनिमज्य तीर्थ तोयम् ।

द्विजगण परिमुक्त वित्तराशि: 

सममिलथा: कुरुपाण्डवादि मित्रै: ॥२॥


bahutara janataa hitaaya tatra

tvamapi punan vinimajjya tiirtha tOyaM |

dvijagaNa parimukta vittaraashi:

samamilathaa: kurupaaNDavaadi mitrai: || 2 ||


तव खलु दयिता जनै: समेता 

द्रुपद सुता त्वयि गाढभक्तिभारा ।

तदुदित भवदा हृति प्रकारै: 

अति मुमुदे सममन्य भामिनीभि: ॥३॥


tava khalu dayitaajanai: sametaa

drupada sutaa tvayi gaaDha bhaktibhaaraa |

tadudita bhavadaa hR^iti prakaarai:

ati mumude samamanya bhaaminiibhi: || 3 ||


तदनु च भगवन् निरीक्ष्य गोपान्

अति कुतुकात् उपगम्य मानयित्वा।

चिरतर विरहा तुराङ्ग रेखा: 

पशुप वधू: सरसं त्वमन्वयासी: ॥४॥


tadanu cha bhagavan niriikshya gOpaan

ati kutukaat upagamya maanayitvaa |

chiratara virahaa turaanga rekhaa:

pashupa vadhuu: sarasaM tvamanvayaasii: || 4 ||


सपदि च भवदीक्षणोत्सवेन

प्रमुषित मानहृदां नितम्बिनीनाम् ।

अति रस परिमुक्त कञ्चुलीके 

परिचय हृद्यतरे कुचे न्यलैषी: ॥५॥


sapadi cha bhavadiikshaNOtsavena

pramuShita maanahR^idaaM nitambiniinaam |

ati rasa parimukta ka~nchuliike

parichaya hR^idyatare kuche nyalaiShii: || 5 ||


रिपुजन कलहै: पुन: पुनर्मे 

समुपगतैरियती विलम्बनाऽभूत् ।

इति कृत परिरम्भणे त्वयि द्राक् 

अति विवशा खलु राधिका निलिल्ये ॥६॥


ripujana kalahai: puna: punarme

samupagatairiyatii vilambanaa(a)bhuut |

iti kR^ita parirambhaNe tvayi draak

ati vivashaa khalu raadhikaa nililye || 6 ||


अपगत विरह व्यथास्तदा ता 

रहसि विधाय ददाथ तत्त्व बोधम् ।

परम सुख चिदात्मकोऽहम् आत्मेति

उदयतु व: स्फुटमेव चेतसीति ॥७॥


apagata viraha vyathaastadaa taa

rahasi vidhaaya dadaatha tattvabOdham |

parama sukha chidaatmakO(a)ham aatmeti

udayatu va: sphuTameva chetasiiti || 7 ||


सुख रस परिमिश्रितो वियोग: 

किमपि पुराऽभवत् उद्धवोपदेशै: ।

समभवदमुत: परं तु तासां

परमसुखैक्य मयी भवत् विचिन्ता ॥८॥


sukha rasa parimishritO viyOga:

kimapi puraa(a)bhavat uddhavOpadeshai: |

samabhavadamuta: paran tu taasaaM

paramasukhaikya mayii bhavat vichintaa || 8 ||


मुनिवर निवहै: तवाथ पित्रा 

दुरित शमाय शुभानि पृच्छ्यमानै: ।

त्वयि सति किमिदं शुभान्तरै: इति

उरु हसितै: अपि याजितस्तदाऽसौ ॥९॥


munivara nivahai: tavaatha pitraa

durita shamaaya shubhaani pR^ichChyamaanai: |

tvayi sati kimidaM shubhaantarai: iti

uru hasitai: api yaajitastadaa(a)sau || 9 ||


सुमहति यजने वितायमाने 

प्रमुदित मित्र जने सहैव गोपा: ।

यदुजन महिता: त्रिमास मात्रं 

भवदनुषङ्ग रसं पुरेव भेजु : ॥१०॥


sumahati yajane vitaayamaane

pramudita mitra jane sahaiva gOpaa: |

yadujana mahitaa: trimaasa maatraM

bhavadanuShanga rasaM pureva bheju: || 10 ||


व्यपगम समये समेत्य राधां 

दृढमुपगूह्य निरीक्ष्य वीतखेदाम् ।

प्रमुदित हृदय: पुरं प्रयात: 

पवनपुरेश्वर पाहि मां गदेभ्य: ॥११॥


vyapagama samaye sametya raadhaaM

dR^iDhamupaguuhya niriikshya viitakhedaam |

pramudita hR^idaya: puraM prayaata:

pavanapureshvara paahi maaM gadebhya: || 11 ||


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


Friday, 7 August 2020

NARAYANEEYAM DASAKAM - 83 - PAUNDRAKA AND SUDHAKSHINA VATHAM

 Dasakam - 83 - Paundraka and Sudhakshina Vatham






Balarama went to gokula and had great time with damsels. He changed the course of river Yamuna when it did not oblige to his invite. Meanwhile Paundraka thought himself as Vasudeva childishly after his fellow supporters flattered him by saying so. He sent a messenger to Krishna, conveying that he is the Mahavishnu and so Shankham and Chakram belongs to him. He commanded that Krishna give those to him and surrender to him. Ugrasenan and other courtiers on hearing the message sent by Paundraka laughed and made fun of it.

After messenger left, Krishna went with his yadhava army to Kashi and met Paundraka. He was boasting with srivathsam in his chest by a burnt sign, expensive kousthubam in his neck, fish shaped ear drops, Peethambaram in his waist. On seeing Krishna, he threw the Sudharshana chakra made of Iron on him. Immediately, Krishna retaliated with his sudharshana chakra which is capable of emitting fire sparks during  pralaya and cut his head off. Krishna destroyed the army and cut the head of King of Kasi and made it fall in the land of Kashi itself. 

Paundarika was foolish to consider himself as Vasudeva, still he was thinking of Vasudeva all through his life and hence attained Moksham. No one can say whose good deeds will lead him to where?! Sudhakshinan was son of King of Kashi and was a great devotee of Lord Shiva. He used his strength and acquired some black magic powers, sent an evil fire called Kruthya over Krishna. He also took the support of bhoothaganaas by force, who ran away when Krishna fought with Banasura. 

Kruthya had legs as big as trunk of Palmyra trees and it burnt everything which came in its way. The people of the town got scared and came running to Krishna and surrendered to him. Krishna was playing a game of dice, he effortlessly sent the kaala chakra. When the brilliant chakra attacked Kruthya, it retreated with fear and started to attack Sudakshina who impressed it initially and burnt him and city of Kashi to ashes.
 
During thretha yug, when Lord took the incarnation as Rama, Vividha was helpful in killing of Ravana. But during incarnation as Krishna, he was born with bad virtues and was minister in Narakasuran's kingdom. He aided Narakasuran in doing mischief to the people of Dwaraka. Balaraman killed Vividha effortlessly and he fell down dead. Samba, Jambavathi's son tried to abduct Lakshmanai, Duryodanan's daughter and was caught and tied by Kauravas. Balarama went to mediate talks and release Samba from Kauravas. When talks failed Balarama shook the city of Hastinapura fiercely with his plough that Kauravas released Samba in fear of destruction to their city. Krishna did not send his army of Yadavas to kill kauravas then, as he waited for Pandavas to kill the kauravas. Bhattathiri worshipped the Lord, whose playtimes(leelas) cannot be understood easily by all and seeked protection from all his afflictions.


Lyrics of Dasakam 83



रामेऽथ गोकुल गते प्रमदा प्रसक्ते
हूतानुपेत यमुना दमने मदान्धे ।
स्वैरं समारमति सेवक वादमूढो
दूतं न्ययुङ्क्त तव पौण्ड्रक वासुदेव: ॥१॥

raame(a)tha gOkula gate pramadaa prasakte
huutaanupeta yamunaa damane madaandhe |
svairaM samaaramati sevaka vaada muuDhO
duutaM nyayunkta tava pauNDraka vaasudeva: || 1 ||

नारायणोऽहम् अवतीर्ण इहास्मि भूमौ
धत्से किल त्वमपि मामक लक्षणानि ।
उत्सृज्य तानि शरणं व्रज मामिति त्वां
दूतो जगाद सकलै: हसित: सभायाम् ॥२॥

naaraayaNO(a)ham avatiirNa ihaasmi bhuumau
dhatse kila tvamapi maamaka lakshaNaani |
utsR^ijya taani sharaNaM vraja maamiti tvaaM
duutO jagaada sakalai: hasita: sabhaayaam || 2 ||

दूतेऽथ यातवति यादव सैनिकैस्त्वं
यातो ददर्शिथ वपु: किल पौण्ड्रकीयम् ।
तापेन वक्षसि कृताङ्कम् अनल्पमूल्य-
श्री कौस्तुभं मकर कुण्डल पीतचेलम् ॥३॥

duute(a)tha yaatavati yaadava sainikaistvaM
yaatO dadarshitha vapu: kila pauNDrakiiyam |
taapena vakshasi kR^itaankam analpamuulya-
shrii kaustubhaM makara kuNDala piita chelam || 3 ||

कालायसं निज सुदर्शनम् अस्यतोऽस्य
कालानलोत्कर किरेण सुदर्शनेन ।
शीर्षं चकर्तिथ ममर्दिथ चास्य सेनां
तन्मित्र काशिप शिरोऽपि चकर्थ काश्याम् ॥४॥

kaalaayasaM nija sudarshanam asyatO(a)sya
kaalaanalOtkara kireNa sudarshanena |
shiirShaM chakartitha mamarditha chaasya sainyaM
tanmitra kaashipa shirO(a)pi chakartha kaashyaam || 4 ||

जाड्येन बालक गिराऽपि किलाहमेव
श्रीवासुदेव इति रूढमतिश्चिरं स: ।
सायुज्यमेव भवदैक्य धिया गतोऽभूत्
को नाम कस्य सुकृतं कथम् इत्यवेयात् ॥५॥

jaaDyena baalaka giraa(a)pi kilaahameva
shrii vaasudeva iti ruuDhamatishchiraM sa: |
saayujyameva bhavadaikya dhiyaa gatO(a)bhuut
kO naama kasya sukR^itaM katham ityaveyaat || 5 ||

काशीश्वरस्य तनयोऽथ सुदक्षिणाख्य:
शर्वं प्रपूज्य भवते विहिताभिचार: ।
कृत्यानलं कमपि बाण रणाति भीतै:
भूतै: कथञ्चन वृतै: सममभ्यमुञ्चत् ॥६॥

kaashiishvarasya tanayO(a)tha sudakshiNaakhya:
sharvaM prapuujya bhavate vihitaabhichaara: |
kR^ityaanalaM kamapi baaNa raNaati bhiitai:
bhuutai: katha~nchana vR^itai: samamabhyamu~nchat || 6 ||

तालप्रमाण चरणाम् अखिलं दहन्तीं
कृत्यां विलोक्य चकितै: कथितोऽपि पौरै: ।
द्यूतोत्सवे किमपि नो चलितो विभो त्वं
पार्श्वस्थम् आशु विससर्जिथ कालचक्रम् ॥७॥

taalapramaaNa charaNaam akhilaM dahantiiM
kR^ityaaM vilOkya chakitai: kathitO(a)pi paurai: |
dyuutOtsave kimapi nO chalitO vibhO tvaM
paarshvastham aashu visasarjitha kaalachakram || 7 ||

अभ्यापतत्यमित धाम्नि भवन् महास्त्रे
हा हेति विद्रुतवती खलु घोर कृत्या।
रोषात् सुदक्षिणम् अदक्षिण चेष्टितं तं
पुप्लोष चक्रमपि काशि पुरीम् अधाक्षीत् ॥८॥

abhyaapatatyamita dhaamni bhavan mahaastre
haa heti vidrutavatii khalu ghOra kR^ityaa |
rOShaat sudakshiNa madakshiNa cheShTitaM taM
puplOSha chakramapi kaashi puriim adhaakshiit || 8 ||

स खलु विविदो रक्षोघाते कृतोपकृति: पुरा
तव तु कलया मृत्युं प्राप्तुं तदा खलतां गत: ।
नरकसचिवो देशक्लेशं सृजन् नगरान्तिके
झटिति हलिना युध्यन्नद्धा: पपात तलाहत: ॥९॥

sa khalu vividO rakshOghaate kR^itOpakR^iti: puraa
tava tu kalayaa mR^ityuM praaptuM tadaa khalataaM gata: |
narakasachivO deshakleshaM sR^ijan nagaraantike
jhaTiti halinaa yudhyannaddhaa: papaata talaahata: || 9 ||

साम्बं कौरव्यपुत्री हरण नियमितं सान्त्वनार्थी कुरूणां
यातस्तद्वाक्य रोषोद्धृतकरि नगरो मोचयामास राम: ।
ते घात्या: पाण्डवेयैरिति यदु पृतनां नामुचस्त्वं तदानीं
तं त्वां दुर्बोधलीलं पवनपुरपते तापशान्त्यै निषेवे ॥१०॥

saambaM kauravyaputrii haraNa niyamitaM saantvanaarthii kuruuNaaM
yaatastadvaakya rOShOddhR^itakari nagarO mOchayaamaasa raama: |
te ghaatyaa: paaNDaveyairiti yadu pR^itanaaM naamuchastvaM tadaaniiM
taM tvaaM durbOdhaliilaM pavanapurapate taapashaantyai niSheve || 10 ||


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

Thursday, 6 August 2020

NARAYANEEYAM DASAKAM - 82 - DEFEAT OF BANASURA AND NRUGA MOKSHAM

Dasakam - 82 - Defeat of Banasura and Nruga Moksham


Pradhyumna was the son of Rukmini and Krishna, an aspect of Krishna. He was abducted by Sambaran when he was an infant and thrown in to the sea. Pradhyumna was swallowed by fish and the fish was caught in the net by some fisherman and given to Sambaran as offering. While the cook cut the fish, he found the baby inside and handed it over to Rathi Devi, who was in that house. Rathi brought him up. When he was in youth, she realized that Pradhyumna is her husband Manmatha who was burnt by Shiva to ashes and developed love for him. Later Pradhyumna killed Sambaran and married Rathi devi and reached Dwaraka. He also carried away the virutos Rukmavati, daughter of his uncle Rukmi and married her.  His virtuous son Aniruddhan married Rukmi's granddaughter Rochanai and in that marriage, a game of dice was played. Though Balarama won the game, Rukmi declared that he lost and Krishna got Rukmi killed eventually by Balarama.

Mahabali had a son called Banasuran. He was a great Shiva bhakta and possessed one thousand arms. His esteemed daughter Ushai had not seen Aniruddha but fell in love with him in her dreams. When she woke up, she suffered from pangs of separation. Her friend Chitralekha was a women with yogic powers and was skilled. She drew several portraits of young men. Ushai identified Aniruddha and Chitralekha using her yogic powers, brought Aniruddha from the palace of Dwaraka during night.

In the private chamber of Ushai, Aniruddha was sporting with her and having a great time. That time, with great difficulty, Shiva Bhakta Banasura tied him up and kept him in bondage. Krishna heard this news thro Sri Narada and immediately went to Shonitapura in a fit of rage and attacked Banasura with the help of Yadavas. The consort of Mountain king's daughter Parvathi, Lord Shiva was protecting the city of his bhakta due to his affection for him. He, with his army of Bhootaganaas blocked the army of Yadavas fearlessly. Banasura fought with Saathyaki, Skanda with Balarama and Krishna with Parameshwara, the one who destroyed the thripura. 

Krishna blocked all the asthrams, Shiva used and defeated him with mohasthara. Shiva's army of bhoothaganaas ran away in fear, while Shiva stood attracted to Krishna. Pradhyumna won over Skanda and Balarama killed Banasura's minister Kumbapandan easily, like breaking a new pot. Banasura then attacked Krishna with 500 bow and arrow in his 1000 arms. Krishna broke all the bows and arrows and his chariot. Banasura went back defeated. Then the Shaiva fever, head of all fevers fought with Vaishnava fever. Later it understood the significance of the Lord and sang in appreciation of Krishna and requested that whoever reads this story should be protected from any kind of fever. Rudra's followers are good natured and knowledgeable but sometimes due to thamo guna they became arrogant.
 
Banasura again attacked ferociously with many weapons. Krishna cut all his arms. Shiva prayed to Krishna with stothras and pleased Krishna granted two arms two arms to Banasura and spared him from the fear of death. Pleased with Krishna's mercy, Banasura gave lot of wealth and Krishna returned to Dwaraka with Aniruddha and Ushai and wealth. Lord won over Indra many times, lifted Govardhana hills, brought Parijata tree from Devaloka, won over varuna when he took Nandagopan and Yama when he went to save his Guru's son from jaws of death. He drank the fire when forest fire spread and thus won over Agni who was friend to vaayu god. When Brahma hid the cows, Krishna won over Brahma also. Bhattathiri exclaimed that Lord's incarnation as Sri Krishna is best of all.

Nruga became a chameleon due to a brahmin's curse and Krishna relieved him of it and sent him to Swargaloka. Krishna instructed the children in his family to give supreme respect to the holy Brahmins, forever. Bhattathiri requested Lord Guruvayoorappa to protect him from his ailments.



Lyrics of Dasakam 82



प्रद्युम्नो रौक्मिणेय: स खलु तव कला शम्बरेणाहृतस्तं-
हत्वा रत्या सहाप्तो निजपुरमहरत् रुक्मि कन्यां च धन्याम् ।
तत् पुत्रोऽथ अनिरुद्धो गुणनिधिरवहत् रोचनां रुक्मि पौत्रीम्
तत्रोद्वाहे गतस्त्वं न्यवधि मुसलिना रुक्म्यपि द्यूत वैरात् ॥१॥

pradyumnO raukmiNeya: sa khalu tava kalaa shambareNaahR^itastaM
hatvaa ratyaa sahaaptO nijapuramaharat rukmi kanyaaM cha dhanyaam |
tatputrO(a)tha aniruddhO guNanidhiravahat rOchanaaM rukmi pautriiM
tatrOdvaahe gatastvaM nyavadhi musalinaa rukmyapi dyuuta vairaat || 1 ||

बाणस्य सा बलिसुतस्य सहस्र बाहो:
र्माहेश्वरस्य महिता दुहिता किलोषा ।
त्वत् पौत्रमेनम् अनिरुद्धम् अदृष्ट पूर्वम्
स्वप्ने अनुभूय भगवन् विरहातुराऽभूत् ॥२॥

baaNasya saa balisutasya sahasrabaahO:
maaheshvarasya mahitaa duhitaa kilOShaa |
tvat pautramenam aniruddham adR^iShTa puurvaM
svapne(a)nubhuuya bhagavan virahaaturaa(a)bhuut || 2 ||

योगिन्यतीव कुशला खलु चित्रलेखा
तस्या: सखी विलिखती तरुणान् अशेषान् ।
तत्र अनिरुद्धम् उषया विदितं निशायाम्
आनेष्ट योगबलतो भवतो निकेतात् ॥३॥

yOginyatiiva kushalaa khalu chitralekhaa
tasyaa: sakhii vilikhatii taruNaan asheShaan |
tatra aniruddham uShayaa viditaM nishaayaam
aaneShTa yOgabalatO bhavatO niketaat || 3 ||

कन्यापुरे दयितया सुखम् आरमन्तं
चैनं कथञ्चन बबन्धुषि शर्वबन्धौ ।
श्रीनारदोक्त तदुदन्तदुरन्त रोषै:
त्वं तस्य शोणितपुरं यदुभि: न्यरुन्धा: ॥४॥

kanyaapure dayitayaa sukham aaramantaM
chainaM katha~nchana babandhuShi sharvabandhau |
shriinaaradOkta tadudanta-duranta rOShai:
tvaM tasya shONitapuraM yadubhi: nyarundhaa: || 4 ||

पुरीपाल: शैलप्रिय दुहितृ नाथोऽस्य भगवान्
समं भूतव्रातै: यदुबलम् अशङ्कं निरुरुधे ।
महाप्राणो बाणो झटिति युयुधानेन युयुधे
गुह: प्रद्युम्नेन त्वमपि पुरहन्त्रा जघटिषे ॥५॥

puriipaala: shailapriya duhitR^i naathO(a)sya bhagavaan
samaM bhuutavraatai: yadubalam ashankaM nirurudhe |
mahaapraaNO baaNO jhaTiti yuyudhaanena yuyudhe
guha: pradyumnena tvamapi purahantraa jaghaTiShe || 5 ||

निरुद्धाशेषास्त्रे मुमुहुषि तवास्त्रेण गिरिशे
द्रुता भूता भीता: प्रमथ कुलवीरा: प्रमथिता: ।
परास्कन्द्त् स्कन्द: कुसुम शरबाणैश्च सचिव:
स कुम्भाण्डो भाण्डं नवमिव बलेनाशु बिभिदे ॥६॥

niruddhaasheShaastre mumuhuShi tavaastreNa girishe
drutaa bhuutaa bhiitaa: pramatha kulaviiraa: pramathitaa: |
paraaskandat skanda: kusuma sharabaaNaishcha :
sa kumbhaaNDO bhaaNDaM navamiva balenaashu bibhide || 6 ||

चापानां पञ्चशत्या प्रसभम् उपगते छिन्न चापेऽथ बाणे
व्यर्थे याते समेतो ज्वरपति: शनैरज्वरि त्वज्ज्वरेण ।
ज्ञानी स्तुत्वाऽथ दत्वा तव चरित जुषां विज्वरं स ज्वरोऽगात्
प्रायो अन्त: ज्ञानवन्तोऽपि च बहुतमसा रौद्र चेष्टा हि रौद्रा: ॥७॥

chaapaanaaM pa~nchashatyaa prasabham upagate Chinna chaape(a)tha baaNe
vyarthe yaate sametO jvarapati: shanairajvari tvajjvareNa |
j~naanii stutvaa(a)tha dattvaa tava charita juShaaM vijvaraM sajvarO(a)gaat
praayO anta: j~naanavantO(a)pi cha bahutamasaa raudra cheShTaa hi raudraa: || 7 ||

बाणं नानायुधोग्रं पुनरभि पतितं दर्पदोषात् वितन्वन्
निर्लूनाशेष दोषं सपदि बुबुधुषा शङ्करेणोप गीत: ।
तद्वाचा शिष्ट बाहु द्वितयम् उभयतो निर्भयं तत् प्रियं तं
मुक्त्वा तद्दत्तमानो निजपुरम् अगम: सानिरुद्ध: सहोष: ॥८॥

baaNaM naanaayudhOgraM punarabhi patitaM darpadOShaat vitanvan
nirluunaasheSha dOShaM sapadi bubudhuShaa shankareNOpa giita: |
tadvaachaa shiShTa baahu dvitayam ubhayatO nirbhayaM tat priyaM taM
muktvaa taddattamaanO nijapuram agama: saaniruddha: sahOSha: || 8 ||

मुहुस्तावत् शक्रं वरुणम् अजयो नन्दहरणे
यमं बालानीतौ दव दहन पाने अनिल सखम् ।
विधिं वत्सस्तेये गिरिशमिह बाणस्य समरे
विभो विश्वोत्कर्षी तदयमवतारो जयति ते ॥९॥

muhustaavat ChakraM varuNam ajayO nandaharaNe
yamaM baalaaniitau dava dahana paane(a)nila sakham |
vidhiM vatsasteye girishamiha baaNasya samare
vibhO vishvOtkarShii tadayamavataarO jayati te || 9 ||

द्विजरुषा कृकलास वपुर्धरं नृग नृपं 
त्रिदिवालयम् आपयन् ।
निज जने द्विज भक्तिम् अनुत्तमाम् उपदिशन् 
पवनेश्वर् पाहि माम् ॥१०॥

dvijaruShaa kR^ikalaasa vapurdharaM nR^iga nR^ipaM 
tridivaalaya maapayan |
nija jane dvija bhaktim anuttamaam upadishan 
pavaneshvara paahi maam ||10


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

Wednesday, 5 August 2020

NARAYANEEYAM DASAKAM - 81 - NARAKASURA VATHAM, KALINDHI, BHADRAI VIVAHAM AND PARIJATHA HARANAM

Dasakam - 81 - Narakasura Vatham,

 Kalindhi, Bhadrai Vivaham and Parijatha Haranam







Krishna spent happy times with his dearest Sathyabhama. He went to Hastinapur with Sathyabhama to attend Draupadi's wedding. As per Pandavas request, Krishna stayed in Hastinapur for some time, built a separate kingdom Indraprastha for them with the help of divine architect Vishwakarma and returned to Dwaraka. Duryodhana sought hand of Krishna's dearest sister Subhadra from Balarama and he agreed. Arjuna, Son of Indra, also expressed his interest and so Krishna let him abduct her in the guise of a sage, which enraged Balarama. Krishna pacified Balarama and attended their marriage along with Sathyabhama and Balarama.

Krishna met Kalindi on the banks of Yamuna when he went for hunting and married her. Krishna pleased the God of fire by letting him consume the Kandava forest and returned to Dwaraka. Mithravindha, Krishna's  aunt Rajaathi devi's daughter was greatly devoted to Krishna but was scared of her brothers. Krishna abducted helpless Mitravinda, amidst Avanthi kings and married her. Inorder to marry Kosala King Nagnajit's daughter Bhadrai, Krishna overpowered seven bulls by taking seven forms. Santardanan and his brothers gave their sister Bhadrai in marriage to Krishna. She was also Krishna's aunt Sruthakeerthi's daughter.

The target which was mere a reflection of fish mark in water could not be hit by even Arjuna, but Krishna hit it and married the daughter of King of Madra, Lakshmanai. He had eight wives married in similar manner. Narakasuran, son of Bhooma Devi, stole the earrings of Athithi, mother of Indra and was causing lot of troubles to people. Krishna came to know of his misdeeds through Indra.

Krishna sat on his garuda, placing Sathyabhama on his lap, left quickly as if visiting a flower garden, went to the city of Praagjyotish, where Narakasuran lived. He destroyed the fort walls, killed the army and converted the city from Praagjyotish to Shonitapura, meaning city of blood. The five faced asura, Muran attacked Krishna from the middle of the forest, only to be killed by Krishna's sudarshana chakram. Narakasura gave a tough fight with his regiment of mighty four tusked elephants. After a prolonged fight, Krishna cut his head with Sudarshan chakra and made him cross the ocean of samsara, saving from the suffering of hell.

Bhoomi Devi, mother of Narakasura sang in praise of Krishna. Bhagadatha, son of Narakasura was crowned as King and given one elephant by Krishna. Then he freed sixteen thousand maidens kept as hostage by Narakasura and sent them along with rest of the elephants and wealth to Dwaraka. Krishna went to Devaloka to return the earrings of Athithi which Narakasuran had taken away. Indra and other Devas honoured Krishna and Sathyabhama, whose beauty put the rest of the devaloka women to shame.
While returning, Krishna took way the Paarijatha tree/Kalpavrusha. Angered Indra attacked Krishna, but was overpowered by Krishna very soon and returned to the city. Krishna did this to demonstrate to the world that prosperity will generate evil.
 
After planting the Paarijatha tree in Sathyabhama's courtyard, Krishna married sixteen thousand maidens freed by him. He made them stay in separate houses and took sixteen thousand forms with his powers and led a happy life with all of them. Sage Narada came to see how Krishna is leading his life with all these maidens and was surprised to see that Krishna was doing nityakarmas in each house in its prescribed time. Krishna carried out all duties of a grihastha in every house and got ten children with each of them. Bhattathiri prayed to such Lord who was carrying out his duties sincerely in all 16,000 houses and requested him to save him from his afflictions.


Lyrics of Dasakam 81



स्निग्धां मुग्धां सततमपि तां लालयन् सत्यभामां
यातो भूय: सह खलु तया याज्ञसेनी विवाहम् ।
पार्थप्रीत्यै पुनरपि मनाक् आस्थित: हस्तिपुर्यां
सशक्रप्रस्थं पुरमपि विभो संविधाय आगतोऽभू: ॥१॥

snigdhaaM mugdhaam satatamapi taaM laalayan satyabhaamaaM
yaatO bhuuya: saha khalu tayaa yaaj~nasenii vivaaham |
paartha priityai punarapi manaak aasthitO hasti puryaaM
shakraprasthaM puramapi vibhO sanvidhaaya agatO(a)bhuu: || 1 ||

भद्रां भद्रां भवदवरजां कौरवेणार्थ्यमानां
त्वद्वाचा तामहृत कुहनामस्करी शक्रसूनु: ।
तत्र क्रुद्धं बलम् अनुनयन् प्रत्यगास्तेन सार्धं
शक्रप्रस्थं प्रिय सखमुदे सत्यभामा सहाय: ॥२॥

bhadraaM bhadraaM bhavadavarajaaM kauraveNaarthyamaanaaM
tvadvaachaa taamahR^ita kuhanaamaskarii shakrasuunu: |
tatra kruddhaM balam anunayan pratyagaastena saardhaM
shakraprasthaM priya sakhamude satyabhaamaa sahaaya: || 2 ||
 
तत्र क्रीडन्नपि च यमुनाकूल दृष्टां गृहीत्वा
तां कालिन्दीं नगरम् अगम: खाण्डव प्रीणिताग्नि: ।
भ्रातृ त्रस्तां प्रणयविवशां देव पैतृष्वसेयीं
राज्ञां मध्ये सपदि जहृषे मित्रविन्दाम् अवन्तीम् ॥३॥

tatra kriiDannapi cha yamunaakuula dR^iShTaaM gR^ihiitvaa
taaM kaalindiiM nagaramagama: khaaNDava priiNitaagni: |
bhraatR^i trastaaM praNayavivashaaM deva paitR^iShvaseyiiM
raaj~naaM madhye sapadi jahR^iShe mitravindaam avantiim || 3 ||

सत्यां गत्वा पुनरुदवहो नग्नजिन्नन्दनां तां
बध्वा सप्तापि च वृषवरान् सप्तमूर्ति र्निमेषात् ।
भद्रां नाम प्रददुरथ ते देव सन्तर्दनाद्या:
तत्-सोद्र्या: वरद भवत: साऽपि पैतृष्वसेयी ॥४॥

satyaaM gatvaa punarudavahO nagnajinnandanaaM taaM
baddhvaa saptaapi cha vR^iShavaraan saptamuurti: nimeShaat
bhadraaM naama pradaduratha te deva santardanaadyaa:
tat-sOdaryaa: varada bhavata: saa(a)pi paitR^iShvaseyii || 4 ||

पार्थाद्यै: अप्यकृत लवनं तोयमात्राभि लक्ष्यं
लक्षं छित्वा शफरमवृथा लक्ष्मणां मद्रकन्याम् ।
अष्टावेवं तव समभवन् वल्लभास्तत्र मध्ये
शुश्रोथ त्वं सुरपति गिरा भौमदुश्चेष्टितानि ॥५॥

paarthaadyai: apyakR^ita lavanaM tOyamaatraabhi lakshyaM
lakshaM Chitvaa shapharamavR^ithaa lakshmaNaaM madrakanyaaM |
aShTaavevam tava samabhavan vallabhaastatra madhye
shushrOtha tvaM surapati giraa bhaumadushcheShTitaani || 5 ||

स्मृतायातं पक्षि प्रवरम् अधिरूढ: त्वम् अगमो
वहन्नङ्के भामाम् उमुपवनम् इवाराति भवनम् ।
विभिन्दन् दुर्गाणि त्रुटित पृतना शोणित रसै:
पुरं तावत् प्राग्ज्योतिषम् अकुरुथा: शोणितपुरम् ॥६॥

smR^itaayaataM pakshi pravaram adhiruuDha: tvam agamO
vahannanke bhaamaam upavanam ivaaraati bhavanam |
vibhindan durgaaNi truTita pR^itanaa shONitarasai:
puraM taavat praagjyOtiSham akuruthaa: shONita puram || 6 ||

मुरस्त्वां पञ्चास्यो जलधि वनमध्यात् उदपतत्
स चक्रे चक्रेण प्रदलितशिरा मङ्क्षु भवता ।
चतुर्दन्तै: दन्तावल पतिभि: इन्धान समरं
रथाङ्गेन छित्वा नरकम् अकरो: तीर्ण नरकम् ॥७॥

murastvaaM pa~nchaasyO jaladhi vanamadhyaat udapatat
sa chakre chakreNa pradalitashiraa mankshu bhavataa |
chaturdantai: dantaavala patibhi: indhaana samaraM
rathaangena Chitvaa narakam akarO: tiirNa narakam || 7 ||

स्तुतो भूम्या राज्यं सपदि भगदत्तेऽस्य तनये
गजम् च-एकं दत्वा प्रजिघयिथ नागान्निजपुरीम् ।
खलेनाबद्धानां स्वगत मनसां षोडश पुन:
सहस्राणि स्त्रीणामपि च धनराशिं च विपुलं ॥८॥

stutO bhuumyaa raajyaM sapadi bhagadatte(a)sya tanaye
gajaM chaikaM dattvaa prajighayitha naagaannijapuram |
khalenaabaddhaanaaM svagata manasaaM ShODasha puna:
sahasraaNi striiNaamapi cha dhanaraashiM cha vipulam || 8 ||

भौमापाहृत कुण्डलं तददिते: दातुं प्रयातो दिवं
शक्राद्यै: महित: समं दयितया द्युस्त्रीषु दत्तह्रिया ।
हृत्वा कल्पतरुं रुषाभि पतितं जित्वेन्द्रम् अभ्यागम:
तत्तु श्रीमददोष ईदृश इति व्याख्यातुम् एवाकृथा: ॥९॥

bhaumaapaahR^ita kuNDalaM tadadite: daatuM prayaatO divaM
shakraadyai: mahita: samam dayitayaa dyustriiShu dattahriyaa |
hR^ittvaa kalpataruM ruShaa(a)bhi patitaM jitvendram abhyaagama:
tattu shriimadadOSha iidR^isha iti vyaakhyaatum evaakR^ithaa: || 9 ||

कल्पद्रुं सत्यभामा भवनभुवि सृजन् द्व्यष्ट साहस्रयोषा:
स्वीकृत्य प्रत्यगारं विहित बहुवपु: लालयन् केलिभेदै: ।
आश्चर्यात् नारद आलोकित विविध गति: तत्र तत्रापि गेहे
भूय: सर्वासु कुर्वन् दश दश तनयान् पाहि वातालयेश ॥१०॥

kalpadruM satyabhaamaa bhavana bhuvi sR^ijan dvyaShTasaahasra yOShaa:
sviikR^itya pratyagaaraM vihita bahuvapu: laalayan keli bhedai: |
aashcharyaat naarada aalOkita vividha gati: tatra tatraapi gehe
bhuuya: sarvaasu kurvan dasha dasha tanayaan paahi vaataalayesha || 10 ||


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

Sunday, 2 August 2020

NARAYANEEYAM DASAKAM - 80 - SYAMANTAKA MANI

Dasakam - 80 - Symantaka Mani







Satraajit, a yadhava, prayed to Sun-god and got Syamantaka Mani, a priceless jewel as gift. Krishna asked Satraajit to give that jewel to him. Reasons for asking could have been many, but one main reason could be the strategy to marry his daughter Sathyabhama, who was in love with Krishna. Narrow minded Satrajit did not give it to Krishna, instead gave it to his brother Prasena. When he wore it around his neck and went for hunting, a lion thinking the jewel is flesh, attacked and killed him and took it. Jaambavaan, King of all animals, killed the lion and took the jewel and gifted it to his child.

Satraajit announced that Krishna has stolen the jewel and people believed it too. A small blemish in conduct, if found in good people, everyone will keep talking about it with great interest. Krishna knew everything that has happened to the jewel but still he took his men and went in search of the jewel. He came across Prasena lying dead and nearby another lion too dead. The footsteps of monkey seen, led him to cave of Jaambavaan. Due to old age, Jaambavaan failed to recognise Krishna and exclaimed that no one can win him, who has Mukundan as the saviour. With prayers to Lord Ram, he did pooja for (fought with) Krishna with the blow of fists for long time, for almost 21 days. 

Later Jaambavaan recognised that the person whom he fought with is Sri Krishna himself and gave his beautiful daughter Jaambhavati in marriage to Krishna and returned the syamantaka mani. Krishna returned the jewel to Satraajit. Satraajit felt ashamed and embarrassed that he had accused Krishna wrongly. He had verbally promised Kadanva that he will give his daughterin marriage to him But after this incident, he gave his daughter, the beautiful eyed Satyabhama in marriage to Krishna and gifted the Syamantaka mani also. Having received the stree ratnam Sathyabhama itself, Krishna was happy and hence returned the jewel to Satraajit himself.

Krishna was having a delightful time with Satyabhama. News of Kunti's sons burnt in wax palace reached Krishna and he immediately left to Hastinapur. Meanwhile with promptings of Akrura and Kritivermaa, Shatadanva killed Satraajit and took away the syamantaka mani. Hearing about the father's death, Satyabhama was struck with grief and she reached Hastinapur. Krishna immediately killed Shatadanva and pleased Satyabhama. Balaram went to Mithila and there, he trained Duryodhana in the art of wielding the mace. 

Akrurar, extremely devoted to Krishna, had prompted the killing of Satraajit, due to his love for Krishna in order to avenge for the blame, Satrajit put on Krishna initially. Krishna did not take the jewel from Akrurar but let him keep the jewel himself. Krishna in his mind, wanted to bring prosperity to Akrura and hence did not recover the jewel and blessed him. Akrurar was humbled by the magnanimity shown by Krishna to him. Still once again, Akrurar fled in fear along with Kritivermaa. Krishna brought Akrurar back along with the jewel and showed it to Balaram and others. Krishna let Akrurar, the one who does virtuous deeds, have the jewel for himself. Bhattathiri worshipped that Lord who spent his time happily with Satyabhama to protect him from his ailments.


Lyrics of Dasakam 80



सत्राजितस्त्वमथ लुब्धवदर्कलब्धं
दिव्यं स्यमन्तकमणिं भगवन्नयाची: ।
तत् कारणं बहुविधं मम भाति नूनं
तस्यात्मजां त्वयि रतां छलतो विवोढुम् ॥१॥

satraajitastvamatha lubdhavadarkalabdhaM
divyaM syamantakamaNiM bhagavannayaachiiH |
tat kaaraNaM bahuvidhaM mama bhaati nuunaM
tasyaatmajaaM tvayi rataaM ChalatO vivODhum || 1 ||

अदत्तं तं तुभ्यं मणिवरम् अनेन अल्प मनसा
प्रसेनस्तत् भ्राता गलभुवि वहन् प्राप मृगयाम् ।
अहन्नेनं सिंहो मणिमहसि मांस भ्रम वशात्
कपीन्द्रस्तं हत्वा मणिमपि च बालाय ददिवान् ॥२॥

adattaM taM tubhyaM maNivaraM anena alpa manasaa
prasenastat bhraataa galabhuvi vahan praapa mR^igayaam |
ahannenaM sinhO maNimahasi maamsa bhrama vashaat
kapiindrastaM hatvaa maNimapi cha baalaaya dadivaan || 2 ||

शशंसु: सत्राजित् गिरमनु जनास्त्वां मणिहरं
जनानां पीयूषं भवति गुणिनां दोषकणिका ।
तत: सर्वज्ञोऽपि स्वजनसहितो मार्गण पर:
प्रसेनं तं दृष्ट्वा हरिमपि गतोऽभू: कपिगुहाम् ॥३॥

shashamsu: satraajit giramanu janaastvaaM maNiharaM
janaanaaM piiyuuShaM bhavati guNinaaM dOShakaNikaa |
tataH sarvaj~nO(a)pi svajana sahitO maargaNapara:
prasenaM taM dR^iShTvaa harimapi gatO(a)bhuu: kapiguhaam || 3 ||

भवन्तम् अवितर्कयन् अतिवया: स्वयं जाम्बवान्
मुकुन्द शरणं हि मां क इह रोद्धुम् इत्यालपन् ।
विभो रघुपते हरे जय जय इत्यलं मुष्टिभि:
श्चिरं तव समर्चनं व्यधित भक्त चूडामणि: ॥४॥

bhavantaM avitarkayan ativayaa: svayaM jaambavaan
mukunda sharaNaM hi maaM ka iha rOddhum ityaalapan |
vibhO raghupate hare jaya jaya ityalaM muShTibhi:
chiram tava samarchanaM vyadhita bhakta chuuDaamaNi: || 4 ||

बुध्वाऽथ तेन दत्तां नवरमणीं 
           वरमणिं च परिगृह्णन् ।
अनुगृह्णन् अमुमागा: सपदि च
          सत्राजिते मणिं प्रादा: ॥५॥

buddhavaa(a)tha tena dattaaM navaramaNiiM
varamaNiM cha parigR^ihNan |
anugR^ihNann amumaagaa: sapadi cha 
satraajite maNiM praadaa: || 5 ||

तदनु स खलु व्रीला लोलो विलोल विलोचनां
दुहितरमहो धीमान् भामां गिरैव परार्पिताम् ।
अदित मणिना तुभ्यं लभ्यं समेत्य भवानपि
प्रमुदितमना: तस्यैवादान्मणिं गहनाशय: ॥६॥

tadanu sa khalu vriilaa lOlO vilOla vilOchanaaM
duhitaramahO dhiimaan bhaamaaM giraiva paraarpitaam |
adita maNinaa tubhyaM labhyaM sametya bhavaanapi
pramuditamanaa: tasyaivaadaanmaNiM gahanaashaya: || 6 ||

व्रीलाकुलां रमयति त्वयि सत्यभामां
कौन्तेयदाह कथयाथ कुरून् प्रयाते ।
ही गान्दिनेय कृतवर्म गिरा निपात्य
सत्राजितं शतधनु: मणिम् आजहार ॥७॥

vriilaakulaam ramayati tvayi satyabhaamaaM
kaunteya daaha kathayaa(a)tha kuruun prayaate |
hii gaandineya kR^itavarma giraa nipaatya
satraajitaM shatadhanu: maNim aajahaara || 7 ||

शोकात् कुरून् उपगताम् अवलोक्य कान्तां
हत्वा द्रुतं शतधनुं समहर्षय: ताम् ।
रत्ने सशङ्क इव मैथिल गेहमेत्य
रामो गदां समशिशिक्षत धार्तराष्ट्रम् ॥८॥

shOkaat kuruun upagataaM avalOkya kaantaaM
hatvaa drutaM shatadhanuM samaharShaya: taam |
ratne shashanka iva maithila gehametya
raamO gadaaM samashishikshata dhaartaraaShTram || 8 ||

अक्रूर एष भगवन् भवदिच्छयैव
सत्राजित: कुचरितस्य युयोज हिंसाम् ।
अक्रूरतो मणिम् अनाहृतवान् पुनस्त्वं
तस्यैव भूतिम् उपधातुम् इति ब्रुवन्ति ॥९॥

akruura eSha bhagavan bhavadichChayaiva
satraajita: kucharitasya yuyOja himsaam |
akruuratO maNim anaahR^itavaan punastvaM
tasyaiva bhuutim upadhaatum iti bruvanti || 9 ||

भक्तस्त्वयि स्थिरतर: स हि गान्दिनेय:
तस्यैव कापथमति: कथमीश जाता ।
विज्ञानवान् प्रशमवान् अहम् इत्युदीर्णं
गर्वं ध्रुवं शमयितुं भवता कृतैव ॥१०॥

bhaktastvayi sthiratara: sa hi gaandineya:
tasyaiva kaapathamati: kathamiisha jaataa |
vij~naanavaan prashamavaan aham ityudiirNaM
garvaM dhruvaM shamayituM bhavataa kR^itaiva || 10 ||

यातं भयेन कृतवर्मयुतं पुनस्तम्
आहूय तत् विनिहितम् च मणिं प्रकाश्य ।
तत्रैव सुव्रत धरे विनिधाय तुष्यन्
भामा कुचान्त शयन: पवनेश पाया: ॥११॥

yaataM bhayena kR^itavarmayutaM punastaM
aahuuya tat vinihitaM cha maNiM prakaashya |
tatraiva suvrata dhare vinidhaaya tuShyan
bhaamaa kuchaanta shayana: pavanesha paayaa: || 11 ||


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

Friday, 24 July 2020

NARAYANEEYAM DASAKAM - 79 - RUKMINI VIVAHAM


Dasakam 79 - Rukmini Vivaham






Krishna entered Kundini kingdom and Bhishmaka, King of Kundini welcomed him with honours.
Balaraman got to know that Krishna had gone to Kundini and took his army and reached Kundini to be of support to Krishna. The Brahmin approached Rukmini and informed her of Krishna's arrival. Rukmini was overjoyed by the news and prostrated the Brahmin immediately. The people of Kundini saw the beautiful and charming Krishna and felt sad about Rukmi's decision to give Rukmini in marriage to Shishupala. They spent entire night, sleepless and in sorrow.

Next day morning Rukmini, who face resembled as beautiful as moon, decked in her bridal dress and jewelry, came out of her palace. Having set her mind, heart and soul on Krishna, Rukmini, surrounded by guards, went to the Ambika temple to pray to goddess Parvati. Rukmini entered the temple with the noble women and did pooja for Goddess Parvati and prostrated at her feet. She prayed again and again that only Krishna should marry her.

The kings assembled outside the temple eagerly to see the beautiful princess Rukmini. Krishna also was standing along with them but little aloof. As she came out of the temple, her radiating beauty mesmerised the kings and people on all sides. Krishna was enchanted by her when she cast her side glance on him. Krishna went near her and asked where she was heading to and while speaking only, he took her hand, led her to the chariot and drove away with her. There was a loud protest from the onlookers.

The angered kings including Salva searched where the cowherd boy had gone and put up a fight. They were easily defeated by Yadavas. A lion is not affected by the barking of dogs, similarly Krishna was unaffected by the enraged and evil minded kings. Next, enraged Rukmi attacked Krishna. Defeating him effortlessly, Krishna was refrained from killing him by Rukmini. Krishna then tied his hands with a vasthra and shaved of his beard and hair thus humbling his pride. With request of Balarama, Krishna released Rukmi from bondage and proceeded to Dwaraka with Rukmini, who is Mahalakshmi herself.

Rukmini felt shy with her union with Krishna and her joy increased with the love experienced. Krishna sported with her in privacy and Rukmini's face beamed with charming smile. Krishna delighted Rukmini, day and night, with his pleasant talks and jokes. One time, Krishna with his doubtful words made the simple and honest minded Rukmini to get agitated. Krishna teased her for wanting to get married to a cowherd-boy when so many kings were seeking her hand. He said she had listened to the Brahman's words and decided to marry Krishna, who does not own any kingdom. He went to the extent of telling that she can chose a different person too, instead. Hearing this, Rukmini fell unconscious. Then Krishna consoled her and made her happy again.

Krishna and Rukmini were given a jubilant welcome at Dwarka and marriage took place with great pomp and glory. Their union was inevitable on earth as they were divine consorts, Vishnu and Mahalakshmi. Having spoken only the glory of Lord always, Bhattathiri requested that he be protected from all miseries due to the disease. Lord Guruvayoorappan promptly acknowledged his request.


Lyrics of Dasakam 79



बल समेत बलानुगतो भवान् 
पुरमगाहत भीष्मक मानित: ।
द्विज सुतं त्वदुपागम वादिनं 
धृतरसा तरसा प्रणनाम सा ।।१॥

bala sameta balaanugatO bhavaan 
puramagaahata bhiiShmaka maanita: |
dvija sutaM tvadupaagama vaadinaM 
dhR^itarasaa tarasaa praNanaama saa || 1 ||

भुवन कान्तम् अवेक्ष्य भवत् वपु: 
र्नृप सुतस्य निशम्य च चेष्टितम् ।
विपुल खेदजुषां पुरवासिनां 
सरुदितै: उदितै: अगमन्निशा ॥२॥

bhuvana kaantam avekshya bhavat vapu:
nR^ipa sutasya nishamya cha cheShTitam |
vipula khedajuShaaM puravaasinaaM 
saruditai: uditai: agamannishaa || 2 ||

तदनु वन्दितुम् इन्दुमुखी शिवां 
विहित मङ्गल भूषण भासुरा ।
निरगमत् भवदर्पित जीविता 
स्वपुरत: पुरत: सुभटावृता ॥३॥

tadanu vanditum indumukhii shivaaM 
vihita mangala bhuuShaNa bhaasuraa |
niragamat bhavadarpita jiivitaa 
svapurata: purata: subhaTaavR^itaa || 3 ||

कुल वधूभि: उपेत्य कुमारिका
गिरिसुतां परिपूज्य च सादरम् ।
मुहुरयाचत तत्पद पङ्कजे 
निपतिता पतितां तव केवलम् ॥४॥

kula vadhuubhi: upetya kumaarikaa
girisutaaM paripuujya cha saadaram |
muhurayaachata tatpada pankaje 
nipatitaa patitaaM tava kevalam || 4 ||

समवलोक कुतूहल सङ्कुले 
नृपकुले निभृतं त्वयि च स्थिते ।
नृपसुता निरगात् गिरिजालयात् 
सुरुचिरं रुचि रञ्जित दिङ्मुखा ॥५॥

samavalOka kutuuhala sankule 
nR^ipakule nibhR^itaM tvayi cha sthite |
nR^ipasutaa niragaad girijaalayaat
suruchiraM ruchira~njita di~Nmukhaa || 5 ||

भुवन मोहन रूपरुचा तदा 
विवशिताखिल राज कदम्बया ।
त्वमपि देव कटाक्ष विमोक्षणै: 
प्रमदया मदयाञ्चकृषे मनाक् ॥६॥

bhuvana mOhana ruuparuchaa tadaa 
vivashitaakhila raaja kadambayaa |
tvamapi deva kaTaaksha vimOkshaNai:
pramadayaa madayaaMchakR^iShe manaak || 6 ||

क्वनु गमिष्यसि चन्द्रमुखीति तां 
सरसमेत्य करेण हरन् क्षणात् ।
समधिरोप्य रथं त्वम् अपाहृथा 
भुवि ततो विततो निनदोद्विषाम् ॥७॥

kvanu gamiShyasi chandramukhiiti taaM 
sarasametya kareNa haran kshaNaat |
samadhirOpya rathaM tvam apaahR^ithaa
bhuvi tatO vitatO ninadOdviShaam || 7 ||

क्व नु गत: पशुपाल इति क्रुधा 
कृतरणा यदुभिश्च जिता नृपा: ।
न तु भवान् उदचाल्यत तैरहो 
पिशुनकै: शुनकैरिव केसरी ॥८॥

kvanu gata: pashupaala iti krudhaa
kR^itaraNaa yadubhishcha jitaa nR^ipaa: |
na tu bhavaan udachaalyata tairahO 
pishunakai: shunakairiva kesarii || 8 ||

तदनु रुक्मिणम् आगतम् आहवे 
वधमुपेक्ष्य निबध्य विरूपयन् ।
हृतमदं परिमुच्य बलोक्तिभि: 
पुरमया रमया सह कान्तया ॥९॥

tadanu rukmiNam aagatam aahave
vadhamupekshya nibadhya viruupayan |
hR^itamadaM parimuchya balOktibhi:
puramayaa ramayaa saha kaantayaa || 9 ||

नव समागम लज्जित मानसां 
प्रणय कौतुक जृम्भित मन्मथाम् ।
अरमय: खलु नाथ यथासुखं 
रहसि तां हसितांशुल सन्मुखीम् ॥१०॥

nava samaagama lajjita maanasaaM 
praNaya kautuka jR^imbhita manmathaam |
aramaya: khalu naatha yathaa sukhaM 
rahasi taaM hasitaamshula sanmukhiim || 10 ||

विविध नर्मभिरेवम् अहर्निशं
प्रमदम् आकलयन् पुनरेकदा ।
ऋजुमते: किल वक्रगिरा भवान् 
वरतनो रतनोत् अति लोलताम् ॥११॥

vividha narmabhirevam aharnishaM
pramadam aakalayan punarekadaa |
R^ijumate: kila vakragiraa bhavaan 
varatanO ratanOt ati lOlataam || 11 ||

तदधिकैरथ लालन कौशलै: 
प्रणयिनीम् अधिकं सुखयन्निमाम् ।
अयि मुकुन्द भवच्चरितानि न: 
प्रगदतां गदतान्तिम् अपाकुरु ॥१२॥

tadadhikairatha laalana kaushalai:
praNayiniim adhikaM sukhayannimaam |
ayi mukunda bhavachcharitaani na:
pragadataaM gadataantim apaakuru || 12 ||



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

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-------

Tuesday, 21 July 2020

NARAYANEEYAM DASAKAM 77 - UPASHLOKA JANANAM, JARASANDHA AND KAALAYAVANA VADHAM


Dasakam 77 - Upashloka Jananam,

Jarasandha and Kaalayavana Vadham






Saiarandhari gave sandal paste to Krishna when he entered Mathura. In return, Krishna set right her hunchback and promised her that he will visit her house some day. She dressed herself well with costumes and jewellery, decorated her house well and waited for Krishna's arrival. Krishna decked in his beautiful costumes and jewellery went with Uddhava to Sairandhari's house. At his arrival, all her wishes got fulfilled and she welcomed Krishna and happily served him various offerings

Krishna wanted to grant a boon for her hospitality. Instead of asking for devotion to Krishna throughout her life or asking for his presence with her always, this ignorant woman asked his presence with her for few nights. Bhattathiri wonders at her ignorance of not asking "saamipyam" (being close with Lord) of the Lord or "saaujyam" (being one with Lord) from the Lord. Krishna granted her boon and made her happy the following few nights, as a result a son Upashloka was born to them. He learnt paancharathraagamam from Sage Narada and shone as an exponent forever.

Krishna together with Balarama and Uddhava went to Akrurar's house as promised to him. Akrurar welcomed them heartily and worshipped him singing his praises. Krishna sent Akrurar to know the whereabouts of Pandavas, sons of Kunthi. He came to know the return of Pandavas from exile and Bheema escaping from Duryodhana's attempt to kill him by poisoning him and pushing him into Ganges, through Akrura's meeting with Dhritarashtra.

Jarasandhan, father in law of Kamsan, angry with Kamsa vadham, lost his brains in anger, attacked Mathura. Krishna, taking help from Balarama and the chariot he got from devaloka, retaliated and killed 23 Akshouhinis (1 Akshouhini - 21,870 chariots, elephants, 65,610 cavalry and 1,09,350 infantry). Balarama somehow arrested Jarasandhan who was strongest king in the world at that time, having captured territories in all directions around. To make him come for fights more, Krishna freed him. Jarasandhan attacked 16 times and every time he was defeated and in all 391 Akshouhinis were killed by Krishna. When he came for the 18th time, Krishna took help of devaloka architect Vishwakarma and built a palace in Dwaraka amidst the sea and deported all his people to Dwaraka through his yogic powers.

Krishna then ran away acting coward outside the city. Kaalayavana, friend of Jarasandha chased him and Krishna purposefully ran into a cave as he wanted to avoid killing him with his hands thereby preventing salvation for Kaalayavana. As planned by Krishna, Kaalayavana stepped on Muchukunda who was sleeping inside the cave and got reduced to ashes by him. Pleased with Muchukunda, Krishna showed his Bhagavath Swaroopam to him. Krishna wanted to grant a boon, but Muchukunda being great devotee of Krishna requested only his blessings as he is not interested in anything else. Moved with his answer, Krishna granted deep devotion which will give him moksham at later stage and advised him to do penance to dilute the sin he had accumulated by hunting and killing animals and for having inflicted pain to his subjects during his rule.

Krishna returned to Mathura after Kaalayavana vatham and killed his armies. The Magadha king Jarasandha once again obstructed Krishna. This time once again, Krishna let Jarasandha get victory so that his ego is boosted up and will come for fight once again. Then Krishna fled to his kingdom Dwaraka situated in the middle of the ocean. Bhattathiri worshipped that Lord who gave false pride to Jarasandhan and went to Dwaraka, to protect him from his ailments and Lord immediately acknowledged his request.


Lyrics of Dasakam 77



सैरन्ध्र्यास्तदनु चिरं स्मरातुराया
यातोऽभू: सुललितम् उद्धवेन सार्धम् ।
आवासं त्वदुपगमोत्सवं सदैव
ध्यायन्त्या: प्रति दिन वास सज्जिकाया: ॥१॥

sairandhryaastadanu chiraM smaraaturaayaa
yaatO(a)bhuu: sulalitam uddhavena saardham |
aavaasaM tadupagamOtsavaM sadaiva
dhyaayantyaa: prati dina vaasa sajjikaayaa: || 1 ||

उपगते त्वयि पूर्ण मनोरथां
प्रमद सम्भ्रम कम्प्र पयोधराम् ।
विविध माननम् आदधतीं मुदा
रहसि तां रमयाञ्चकृषे सुखम् ॥२॥

upagate tvayi puurNa manOrathaaM
pramada sambhrama kampra payOdharaam |
vividha maananam aadadhatiiM mudaa
rahasi taaM ramayaaMchakR^iShe sukham || 2 ||

पृष्टा वरं पुनरसा ववृणोद्वराकी
भूयस्त्वया सुरतमेव निशान्तरेषु ।
सायुज्यम् अस्त्विति वदेत् बुध एव कामं
सामीप्यमस्त्वनिशम् इत्यपि नाब्रवीत् किम् ॥३॥

pR^iShTaa varaM punarasaa vavR^iNOdvaraakii
bhuuyastvayaa suratameva nishaantareShu |
saayujyam asitvati vadet budha eva kaamaM
saamiipyamastvanisham ityapi naabraviit kim || 3 ||

ततो भवान् देव निशासु कासुचित्
मृगीदृशं तां निभृतं विनोदयन् ।
अदादुपश्लोक इति श्रुतं सुतं
स नारदात् सात्त्वत तन्त्रविद् बभौ ॥४॥

tatO bhavaan deva nishaasu kaasuchit
mR^igiidR^ishaM taaM nibhR^itaM vinOdayan |
adaadupashlOka iti shrutaM sutaM
sa naaradaat saattvata tantravid babhau || 4 ||

अक्रूर मन्दिरमितोऽथ बलोद्धवाभ्याम्
अभ्यर्चितो बहु नुतो मुदितेन तेन ।
एनं विसृज्य विपिनागत पाण्डवेय-
वृत्तं विवेदिथ तथा धृतराष्ट्र चेष्टाम् ॥५॥

akruura mandiramitO(a)tha balOddhavaabhyaam
abhyarchitO bahu nutO muditena tena |
enaM visR^ijya vipinaagata paaNDaveya-
vR^ittaM viveditha tathaa dhR^itaraaShTra cheShTaam || 5 ||

विघाताज्जामातु: परम सुहृदो भोज नृपते:
जरासन्धे रुन्धत्यनवधि रुषान्धेऽथ मथुराम् ।
रथाद्यैर्द्योर्लब्धै: कतिपय बलस्त्वं बलयुत:
त्रयोविंशत्यक्षौहिणि तदुपनीतं समहृथा: ॥६॥

vighaataajjaamaatu: parama suhR^idO bhOja nR^ipate:
jaraasandhe rundhatyanavadhi ruShaa(a)ndhe(a)tha mathuraam |
rathaadyairdyOlabdhai: katipaya balastvaM balayuta:
trayOvimshatyakshauhiNi tadupaniitaM samahR^ithaa: || 6 ||

बद्धं बलादथ बलेन बलोत्तरं त्वं
भूयो बलोद्यमरसेन मुमोचिथैनम् ।
निश्शेष दिग्जय समाहृत विश्वसैन्यात्
कोऽन्य: ततो हि बल पौरुषवांस्तदानीम् ॥७॥

baddhaM balaadatha balena balOttaraM tvaM
bhuuyO balOdyamarasena mumOchithainam |
nishsheSha digjaya samaahR^ita vishvasainyaat
kO(a)nya: tatO hi bala pauruShavaamstadaaniim || 7 ||

भग्न: स लग्न हृदयोऽपि नृपै: प्रणुन्नो
युद्धं त्वया व्यधित षोडश कृत्व एवम् ।
अक्षौहिणी: शिव शिवास्य जघन्थ विष्णो
सम्भूय सैकनवति त्रिशतं तदानीम् ॥८॥

bhagna: sa lagna hR^idayO(a)pi nR^ipai: praNunnO
yuddhaM tvayaa vyadhita ShODasha kR^itva evam |
akshauhiNii: shiva shivaasya jaghantha viShNO
sambhuuya saikanavati trishataM tadaaniim || 8 ||

अष्टादशेऽस्य समरे समुपेयुषि त्वं
दृष्ट्वा पुरोऽथ यवनं यवन त्रिकोट्या ।
त्वष्ट्रा विधाप्य पुरमाशु पयोधि मध्ये
तत्राऽथ योग बलत: स्वजनान् अनैषी: ॥९॥

aShTaadashe(a)sya samare samupeyuShi tvaM
dR^iShTvaa purO(a)tha yavanaM yavana trikOTyaa |
tvaShTraa vidhaapya puramaashu payOdhi madhye
tatraa(a)tha yOgabalata: svajanaan anaiShii: || 9 ||

पदभ्यां त्वां पद्ममाली चकित इव पुरान्निर्गतो धावमानो
म्लेच्छेशेनानुयातो वध सुकृत विहीनेन शैले न्यलैषी: ।
सुप्तेनांघ्र्या हतेन द्रुतमथ मुचुकुन्देन भस्मी कृतेऽस्मिन्
भूपायास्मै गुहान्ते सुललित वपुषा तस्थिषे भक्तिभाजे ॥१०॥

padbhyaaM tvaM padmamaalii chakita iva puraannirgatO dhaavamaanO
mlechCheshenaanuyaatO vadha sukR^ita vihiinena shaile nyalaiShii: |
suptenaanghryaa hatena drutamatha muchukundena bhasmii kR^ite(a)smin
bhuupaayaasmai guhaante sulalita vapuShaa tasthiShe bhaktibhaaje || 10 ||

ऐक्ष्वाकोऽहं विरक्तोऽस्म्यखिल नृपसुखे त्वत् प्रसादैक काङ्क्षी
हा देवेति स्तुवन्तं वरविततिषु तं निस्पृहं वीक्ष्य हृष्यन् ।
मुक्तेस्तुल्यां च भक्तिं धुतसकल मलां मोक्षमप्याशु दत्वा
कार्यं हिंसा विशुद्ध्यै तप इति च तदा प्रात्थ लोकप्रतीत्यै ॥११॥

aikshvaakO(a)haM viraktO(a)smyakhila nR^ipasukhe tvat prasaadaika kaankshii
haa deveti stuvantaM varavitatiShu taM niHspR^ihaM viikshya hR^iShyan |
muktestulyaaM cha bhaktiM dhutasakala malaaM mOkshamapyaashu dattvaa
kaaryaM himsaa vishuddhyai tapa iti cha tadaa praattha lOkapratiityai || 11 ||

तदनु मथुरां गत्वा हत्वा चमूं यवनाहृतां
मगध पतिना मार्गे सैन्यै: पुरेव निवारित: ।
चरमविजयं दर्पायास्मै प्रदाय पलायितो
जलधि नगरीं यातो वातालयेश्वर पाहि माम् ॥१२॥

tadanu mathuraaM gatvaa hatvaa chamuuM yavanaahR^itaaM
magadha patinaa maarge sainyai: pureva nivaarita: |
charamavijayaM darpaayaasmai pradaaya palaayitO
jaladhi nagariiM yaatO vaataalayeshvara paahi maam || 12 ||


--------Sri Krishnarppanam--------

Saturday, 18 July 2020

NARAYANEEYAM DASAKAM - 76 - UDDHAVAR DHOOTHYAM


Dasakam - 76 - Uddhavar Dhoothyam





Krishna went to Guru Sandeepani ashram along with Balarama and mastered all arts in sixty four days. As gurudakshina, he brought back alive, Guru's dead son from Yama's abode and gave back to the guru and Guru's wife. Krishna returned back to Mathura sounding his Panchajanya, the conch.

Meanwhile, the gopikas in vraja were constantly thinking of Krishna and were soaked in the bliss all the time. Remembering their love, Krishna felt overwhelmed and decided to send Uddhava as a messenger to Gokulam, thereby creating an opportunity for Uddhava to understand the depth of devotion of the gopikas. Uddhava reached Gokulam by evening. He spent the night with Nanda and Yashoda enquiring about their well being and made them happy by describing the great deeds of Krishna. In the morning, seeing the chariot in front of Nanda's house, gopikas thought Krishna had returned and later got to know that an emissary of Krishna has come. They came to meet Krishna's friend Uddhava, abandoning their chores at home.

Gopikas saw Uddhava dressed in costumes and jewelry similar to that of Krishna. They were reminded of the leelas performed with Krishna before and became speechless. They forgot themselves and others and slowly composed themselves and started to speak with the choked voice. They asked if the merciless Krishna sent Uddhava to just meet his parents, Nanda and Yashoda. They wanted to know the whereabouts of Krishna who must have become the beloved one for Mathura girls, by then. Unable to forget the nectar like body of Krishna and the embraces, the funny talks and actions and the love he had given them, the gopikas lamented that it is very unlikely that they can forget him.

Gopikas remembered how during Rasaleela dance, Krishna's beautiful hair had loosened and dishevelled while his body glowed with sweat drops. They requested Uddhava to tell Krishna that they wanted to embrace Krishna and experience it once again. Uddhava imparted the spiritual message sent by Krishna to the grief struck gopikas and made them come back to their normal selves. Uddhava spent few more days in vraja, narrating various incidents about Krishna and made the gopikas more happier.

Uddhava noticed that in Gokulam, only songs related to Krishna leelas were heard in every house while they did their household chores. Their talks were always centered around Krishna. The people talked about Krishna even in their dreams. Their actions imitated Krishna as they tried to personify him. Uddhava was left wonderstruck and stunned by these observations. Next, Uddhava met Radha and told her, how Krishna was always reminded of her. Krishna would talk about things Radha liked, the way she use to talk. If Uddhava was silent anytime, Krishna would ask why he was silent like his Radha. By conveying these, Uddhava made the lotus eyed Radha very happy.

Krishna's message through Uddhava to Radha and gopikas was that he was unable to come to vraja due to his preoccupation and not due to his reduced love for them. Their devotion towards him was increasing in their separation and hence there is no need to grieve. Krishna will meet them soon and bless them with the supreme bliss after which union or separation from him will mean the same to them. Hearing these assuring words, gopikas were freed from grief. 

The devotion of gopikas were the rarest and best in the whole world. No one has ever heard nor seen such heights of devotion to the Lord. Uddhava felt that mere prostration to their feet is enough to attain salvation than doing penance or studying scriptures

He returned to Mathura completely soaked in the bliss after meeting the gopikas. Bhattathiri prayed to the Lord who was happy with Uddhava's realisation about gopikas devotion, to protect him from him afflictions.



Lyrics of Dasakam 76



गत्वा सान्दीपनिम् अथ चतुष्षष्टि मात्रै: अहोभि:
सर्वज्ञस्त्वं सह मुसलिना सर्वविद्या गृहीत्वा ।
पुत्रं नष्टं यमनिलयनात् आहृतं दक्षिणार्थं-
दत्वा तस्मै निजपुरमगा: नादयन् पाञ्च जन्यम् ॥१॥

gatvaa saandiipanim atha chatuShShaShTi maatrai: ahObhi:
sarvaj~nastvaM saha musalinaa sarvavidyaa gR^ihiitvaa |
putraM naShTaM yamanilayanaat aahR^itaM dakshiNaarthaM-
dattvaa tasmai nijapuramagaa: naadayan paa~nchajanyam || 1 ||

स्मृत्वा स्मृत्वा पशुप सुदृश: प्रेमभार प्रणुन्ना:
कारुण्येन त्वमपि विवश: प्राहिणो: उद्धवं तम् ।
किञ्चामुष्मै परमसुहृदे भक्त वर्याय तासां
भक्त्युद्रेकं सकल भुवने दुर्लभं दर्शयिष्यन् ॥२॥

smR^itvaa smR^itvaa pashupa sudR^isha: premabhaara praNunnaa:
kaaruNyena tvamapi vivasha: praahiNO: uddhavaM tam |
kinchaamuShmai paramasuhR^ide bhakta varyaaya taasaaM
bhaktyudrekaM sakala bhuvane durlabhaM darshayiShyan || 2 ||

त्वन्माहात्म्य प्रथिम पिशुनं गोकुलं प्राप्य सायं
त्वत् वार्ताभि: बहु स रमयामास नन्दं यशोदाम् ।
प्रात: दृष्ट्वा मणिमय रथं शङ्किता: पङ्कजाक्ष्य:
श्रुत्वा प्राप्तं भवदनुचरं त्यक्त कार्या: समीयु: ॥३॥

tvanmaahaatmya prathima pishunaM gOkulaM praapya saayaM
tvat vaartaabhi: bahu sa ramayaamaasa nandaM yashOdaam |
praata: dR^iShTvaa maNimaya rathaM shankitaa: pankajaakshya:
shrutvaa praaptaM bhavadanucharaM tyakta kaaryaa: samiiyu: || 3 ||

दृष्ट्वा चैनं त्वदुपमलसत् वेष भूषाभिरामं
स्मृत्वा स्मृत्वा तव विलसितानि उच्चकै: तानि तानि ।
रुद्धालापा: कथमपि पुन: गद्गदां वाचमूचु:
सौजन्यादीन् निजपरभिदाम् अप्यलं विस्मरन्त्य: ॥४॥

dR^iShTvaa chainaM tvadupamalasat veSha bhuuShaabhiraamaM
smR^itvaa smR^itvaa tava vilasitaani uchchakai: taani taani |
ruddhaalaapaa: kathamapi puna: gadgadaaM vaachamuuchu:
saujanyaadiin nijaparabhidaam apyalaM vismarantya: || 4 ||

श्रीमान् किं त्वं पितृजनकृते प्रेषितो निर्दयेन
क्वासौ कान्तो नगर सुदृशां हा हरे नाथ पाया: ।
आश्लेषाणाम् अमृत वपुषो हन्त ते चुम्बनानाम्
उन्मादानां कुहक वचसां विस्मरेत् कान्त का वा ॥५॥

shriiman kiM tvaM pitR^ijanakR^ite preShitO nirdayena
kvaasau kaantO nagara sudR^ishaaM haa hare naatha paayaa: |
aashleShaaNaam amR^ita vapuShO hanta te chumbanaanaam
unmaadaanaaM kuhaka vachasaaM vismaret kaanta kaa vaa || 5 ||

रासक्रीडा लुलित ललितं विश्लथत् केशपाशं
मन्दोद्भिन्न श्रमजलकणं लोभनीयं त्वदङ्गम् ।
कारुण्याब्धे सकृदपि समालिङ्गितुं दर्शयेति
प्रेमोन्मादात् भुवनमदन त्वत् प्रियास्त्वां विलेपु: ॥६॥

raasakriiDaa lulita lalitaM vishlathat keshapaashaM
mandOdbhinna shramajalakaNaM lObhaniiyaM tvadangam |
kaaruNyaabdhe sakR^idapi samaalingituM darshayeti
premOnmaadaat bhuvanamadana tvat priyaastvaaM vilepu: || 6 ||

एवं प्रायै: विवश वचनै: आकुला गोपिका: ता:
त्वत् सन्देशै: प्रकृति मनयत् सोऽथ विज्ञानगर्भै: ।
भूय: ताभि: मुदित मतिभि: त्वत् मयीभि: वधूभि:
तत् तत् वार्ता सरसमनयत् कानिचित् वासराणि ॥७॥

evaM praaya: vivasha vachanai: aakulaa gOpikaastaa:
tvat sandeshai: prakR^iti manayat sO(a)tha vij~naana garbhai: |
bhuuya: taabhi: mudita matibhi: tvat mayiibhi: vadhuubhi:
tat tat vaartaa sarasamanayat kaanichit vaasaraaNi || 7 ||

त्वत् प्रोद्गानै: सहितम् अनिशं सर्वतो गेहकृत्यं
त्वत् वार्तैव प्रसरति मिथ: सैव चोत्स्वाप लापा: ।
चेष्टा:  प्राय: त्वत् अनुकृतय: त्वन्मयं सर्वमेवं
दृष्ट्वा तत्र व्यमुहदधिकं विस्मयात् उद्धवोऽयम् ॥८॥

tvat prOdgaanai: sahitamanishaM sarvatO gehakR^ityaM
tvat vaartaiva prasaratimitha: saiva chOtsvaapalaapaa: |
cheShTaa: praaya: tvat anukR^itaya: tvanmayaM sarvamevaM
dR^iShTvaa tatra vyamuhadadhikaM vismayaat uddhavO(a)yam || 8 ||

राधाया मे प्रियतममिदं मत्प्रियैवं ब्रवीति
त्वं किं मौनं कलयसि सखे मानिनी मत् प्रियेव।
इत्याद्येव प्रवदति सखि त्वत् प्रियो निर्जने माम्
इत्थंवादै: अरमदयं त्वत् प्रियाम् उत्पलाक्षीम् ॥९॥

raadhaayaa me priyatamamidaM matpriyaivaM braviiti
tvaM kiM maunaM kalayasi sakhe maaninii matpriyeva |
ityaadyeva pravadati sakhi tvatpriyO nirjane maam
itthaM vaadai: aramayadayaM tvat priyaam utpalaakshiim || 9 ||

एष्यामि द्राक् अनुपगमनं केवलं कार्य भारात्
द्विश्लेषेऽपि स्मरण दृढता सम्भवान्मास्तु खेद: ।
ब्रह्मानन्दे मिलति नचिरात् सङ्गमो वा वियोग:
तुल्यो व: स्यादिति तव गिरा सोऽकरोन् निर्व्यथास्ता: ॥१०॥

eShyaami draak anupagamanaM kevalaM kaarya bhaaraat
vishleShepi smaraNad R^iDhataa sambhavaanmaa(a)stu kheda: |
brahmaanande milati nachiraat sangamO vaa viyOga:
tulyO vaH syaaditi tava giraa sO(a)karOn nirvyathaastaa: || 10 ||
 
एवं भक्ति: सकल भुवने नेक्षिता न श्रुता वा
किं शास्त्रौघै: किमिह तपसा गोपिकाभ्यो नमोऽस्तु ।
इत्यानन्दा कुलम् उपगतं गोकुलात् उद्धवं तं-
दृष्ट्वा हृष्टो गुरुपुरपते पाहि माम् आमयौघात् ॥११॥

evaM bhakti: sakala bhuvane nekshitaa na shrutaa vaa
kiM shaastraughai: kimiha tapasaa gOpikaabhyO namO(a)stu |
ityaanandaa kulam upagataM gOkulaat uddhavaM taM-
dR^iShTvaa hR^iShTO gurupurapate paahi maamaamayaughaat || 11 ||


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

Wednesday, 15 July 2020

NARAYANEEYAM DASAKAM - 75 - KAMSA VADHAM


Dasakam - 75 - Kamsa Vadham






Early next morning, the fear-stricken Kamsa ordered the commencement of the wrestling match by beating the drums. The kings took their respective seats, Nandagopan went upstairs to watch the happening from balcony and as soon as Kamsan also went upstairs, Krishna and Balarama, dressed well in clothes and ornaments approached the entrance to the arena. Kuvalayapida, an angry elephant obstructed them from entering the arena. Krishna shooed away the elephant by calling it a sinner. The cruel minded and angry mahout prompted the elephant to attack Krishna. The elephant came with great speed and caught Krishna by its tusks. Krishna gave a hard blow to its forehead and disappeared between its legs. Later he came out smilingly.

The sages who meditate upon Krishna, would find him to be in their grasp and suddenly would be missing, similarly he was playing sport with the elephant. He would allow it to catch him and suddenly wriggle out and go far. He even acted as though he fell on the ground. The elephant rushed towards Krishna and immediately he pulled out its life along with its tusks from its root. Below the tusks were some beautiful pearls which Krishna collected and entrusted it to his friends and asked them to make it in to beautiful necklace and gift it to Radha on his behalf.

Krishna carried the tusks on the shoulder and walked into the arena with Balarama. The eyes of all seated there were attracted to the radiance of Krishna and to his auspicious form. The people exclaimed that Nandan was highly fortunate, some said it is Yashoda who was fortunate and some declared it is them, the onlookers who were fortunate in all the three worlds to have the eyes to see Krishna. The Brahman itself, the infinite supreme consciousness and bliss which shone amongst Gopas in real and physical form was not recognised by them. At the appropriate time, many realised Krishna as Brahman and got their sins relieved instantly. They joyfully narrated all his deeds and actions which they remembered.

As per Kamsa's order, great boxer Mushtika and champion wrestler Chanooran started attacking Krishna and Balarama. They created loud noise and blowing their fists fiercely, threw up, pushed down, dragged each other mutually, many times. Even before death, Chanooran attained bondage and release many times in Krishna's hands. The onlookers exclaimed that Balarama and Krishna are tender bodied while the asuras were tough bodies. They wanted to leave the arena not wanting to witness that unequal contest. Just then, Krishna caught Chanooran by his arm, whirled him around and threw him dead on the ground. At the same time, Mushtika was crushed to death by Balarama. Watching the feat, rest of the wrestlers ran away from the arena in fear.

Kamsa stopped the drums and not knowing what to do next, ordered Nanda, Vasudevan and Ugrasena, who are all respectable people to be killed and also chase away Krishna, who is omnipresent, to far off place. On hearing the evil minded Kamsa's words, Krishna leaped like Garuda from the mountain and reached to Kamsa seated on the throne in the balcony. Kamsa came near Krishna whirling his sword and though he resisted, Krishna caught him forcibly.

Krishna crushed the joints of Kamsa and pushed him down and hurled on the top of him. Immediately Devas, Gods and celestial angels showered flowers on Krishna. Bhattathiri mentioned here that Kamsa was constantly thinking of Krishna due to fear and because of having focused his mind on Krishna and his whereabouts always, he attained Moksha. In the previous birth also, when Kamsa was Kaalanemi, he was killed by Krishna and the remembrance of that by Kamsa paved way for moksha in this birth.

Krishna killed eight brothers of Kamsa immediately and released his parents Devaki and Vasudevan from the Jail and offered his salutations to them. He made Kamsa's father Ugrasena as king and gave the Yadavas whatever they desired and made them happy. Krishna made friends with Uddhava, the best among devotees and who had received his educations from Deva Guru Brihaspati. Bhattathiri worshipped that Lord who happily stayed in Mathura to protect him from his ailments and was duly acknowledged by Lord Guruvayoorappan from the sanctum.


Lyrics of Dasakam 75



प्रात: सन्त्रस्त भोज क्षितिपति वचसा प्रस्तुते मल्लतूर्ये
सङ्घे राज्ञां च मञ्चान् अभिययुषि गते नन्दगोपेऽपि हर्म्यम् ।
कंसे सौधाधि रूढे त्वमपि सहबल: सानुगश्चारुवेषो
रङ्ग द्वारं गतोऽभू: कुपित कुवलयापीड नागावलीढम् ॥१॥

praata: santrasta bhOja kshitipati vachasaa prastute mallatuurye
sanghe raaj~naa cha ma~nchaan abhiyayuShi gate nandagOpe(a)pi harmyam |
kamse saudhaadhi ruuDhe tvamapi sahabala: saanugashchaaruveShO
ranga dvaaraM gatO(a)bhuu: kupita kuvalayaapiiDa naagaavaliiDham || 1 ||

पापिष्ठापेहि मार्गात् द्रुतमिति वचसा निष्ठुर क्रुद्ध बुद्धे:
अम्बष्ठस्य प्रणोदात् अधिकजवजुषा हस्तिना गृह्यमाण: ।
केलीमुक्तोऽथ गोपी कुच कलश चिर स्पर्धिनं कुम्भमस्य
व्याहत्यालीयथास्त्वं चरणभुवि पुन: निर्गतो वल्गुहासी ॥२॥

paapiShThaapehi maargaat drutamiti vachasaa niShTura kruddha buddhe:
ambaShThasya praNOdaat adhikajavajuShaa hastinaa gR^ihyamaaNa: |
keliimuktO(a)tha gOpii kucha kalasha chira spardhinaM kumbhamasya
vyaahatyaaliiyathaastvaM charaNabhuvi puna: nirgatO valguhaasii || 2 ||

हस्त प्राप्योपि अगम्यो झटिति मुनि जन: एव धावन् गजेन्द्रं
क्रीडन्नापात्य भूमौ पुनरभि पतत: तस्य दन्तं सजीवम् ।
मूलात् उन्मूल्य तन्मूलग महित महा मौक्तिकानि आत्ममित्रे
प्रादा: त्वम् हारमेभि: ललित विरचितं राधिकायै दिशेति ॥३॥

hasta praapyO(a)pi agamyO jhaTiti muni jana: yeva dhaavan gajendraM
kriiDannaapaatya bhuumau punarabhi patata: tasya dantam sajiivam |
muulaat unmuulya tanmuulaga mahita mahaa mauktikaani aatmamitre
praadaa: stvaM haaramebhi: lalita virachitaM raadhikaayai disheti || 3 ||

गृह्णानं दन्तमंसे युतमथ हलिना रङ्गम् अङ्गाविशन्तं
त्वां मङ्गल्याङ्ग भङ्गीरभसहृत मनोलोचना वीक्ष्य लोका: ।
हंहो धन्यो हि नन्दो नहि नहि पशुपालाङ्गना नो यशोदा
नो नो धन्येक्षणा: स्म: त्रिजगति वयम् एवेति सर्वे शशंसु: ॥४॥

gR^ihNaanaM dantamamse yutamatha halinaa rangam angaavishantaM
tvaaM mangalyaanga bhangiirabhasahR^ita manOlOchanaa viikshya lOkaa: |
haM hO dhanyO hi nandO nahi nahi pashupaalaanganaa nO yashOdaa
nO nO dhanyekshaNaa: sma: trijagati vayam eveti sarve shashamsu: || 4 ||

पूर्णं ब्रह्मैव साक्षात् निरवधि परमानन्द सान्द्र प्रकाशं
गोपेशु त्वं व्यलासी: न खलु बहु जनै: तावदा वेदितोऽभू: ।
दृष्ट्वऽथ त्वां तदेदं प्रथमम् उपगते पुण्यकाले जनौघा:
पूर्णानन्दा विपापा: सरसम् अभिजगु: त्वत् कृतानि स्मृतानि ॥५॥

puurNaM brahmaiva saakshaat niravadhi paramaananda saandra prakaashaM
gOpeShu tvaM vyalaasii: na khalu bahu janai: taavadaa veditO(a)bhuu: |
dR^iShTvaatha tvaaM tadedaM prathamam upagate puNyakaale janaughaa:
puurNaanandaa vipaapaa: sarasam abhijagu: tvat kR^itaani smR^itaani || 5 ||

चाणूरो मल्लवीर: तदनु नृपगिरा मुष्टिको मुष्टिशाली
त्वां रामं च अभिपेदे झटझटिति मिथो मुष्टि पातातिरूक्षम् ।
उत्पाता पातनाकर्षण विविध रणानि आसतां तत्र चित्रं
मृत्यो: प्रागेव मल्ल प्रभुरगमदयं भूरिशो बन्धमोक्षान् ॥६॥

chaaNuurO mallaviira: tadanu nR^ipagiraa muShTikO muShTishaalii
tvaaM raamaM cha abhipede jhaTajhaTiti mithO muShTi paataatiruuksham |
utpaataa paatanaakarShaNa vividha raNaani aasataaM tatra chitraM
mR^ityO: praageva malla prabhuragamadayaM bhuurishO bandhamOkshaan || 6 ||

हा धिक् कष्टं कुमारौ सुललित वपुषौ मल्लवीरौ कठोरौ
न द्रक्ष्यामो व्रजाम: त्वरितमिति जने भाषमाणे तदानीम् ।
चाणूरं तं करोद्भ्रामण विगलदसुं पोथयामासिथोर्व्यां
पिष्टोऽभू: मुष्टिकोऽपि द्रुतमथ हलिना नष्ट शिष्टै: दधावे ॥७॥

haa dhik kaShTaM kumaarau sulalita vapuShau mallaviirau kaThOrau
na drakshyaamO vrajaama: tvaritamiti jane bhaaShamaaNe tadaaniim |
chaaNuuraM taM karOdbhraamaNa vigaladasuM pOthayaamaasithOrvyaaM
piShTO(a)bhuu: muShTikO(a)pi drutamatha halinaa naShTa shiShTai: dadhaave || 7 ||

कंस संवार्य तूर्यं खलमति रविदन् कार्यमार्यान् पितृंस्तान्
आहन्तुं व्याप्तमूर्ते: तव च समशिषत् दूरमुत्सारणाय ।
रुष्टो दुष्टोक्तिभि: त्वं गरुड इव गिरिं मञ्चमञ्चन् उदञ्चत्
खड्गव्या वल्ग दुस्संग्रहम् अपि च हठात् प्राग्रही: औग्रसेनिम् ॥८॥

kamsa samvaarya tuuryaM khalamati ravidan kaaryamaaryaan pitaR^Istaan
aahantuM vyaaptamuurte: tava cha samashiShat duuramutsaaraNaaya |
ruShTO duShTOktibhi: tvaM garuDa iva giriM ma~nchama~nchann uda~nchat
khaDgavyaa valga duHsangraham api cha haThaat praagrahii: augrasenim || 8 ||

सद्यो निष्पिष्ट सन्धिं भुवि नरपतिम् आपात्य तस्योप रिस्टात्
त्वय्यापात्ये तदैव त्वदुपरि पतिता नाकिनां पुष्पवृष्टि: ।
किं किं ब्रूम: तदानीं सततमपि भिया त्वत् गतात्मा स भेजे
सायुज्यं त्वत् वधोत्था परम परमियं वासना कालनेमे: ॥९॥

sadyO niShpiShTa sandhiM bhuvi narapatim aapaatya tasyOpa riShTaat
tvayyaapaatye tadaiva tvadupari patitaa naakinaaM puShpavR^iShTi: |
kiM kiM bruuma: tadaaniiM satatamapi bhiyaa tvadgataatmaa sa bheje
saayujyaM tvadvadhOtthaa parama paramiyaM vaasanaa kaalaneme: || 9 ||

तत् भ्रातृन् अष्ट पिष्ट्वा द्रुतमथ पितरौ सन्नमन् उग्रसेनं
कृत्वा राजानम् उच्चैर्: यदुकुलम् अखिलं मोदयन् कामदानै: ।
भक्तानाम् उत्तमं च उद्धवम् अमरगुरो: आप्त नीतिं सखायं
लब्ध्वा तुष्टो नगर्यां पवनपुरपते रुन्धि मे सर्वरोगान् ॥१०॥

tad bhraatR^In aShTa piShTvaa drutamatha pitarau sannamann ugrasenaM
kR^itvaa raajaanam uchchai: yadukulam akhilaM mOdayan kaamadaanai: |
bhaktaanaam uttamaM cha Uddhavam amaragurO: aapta niitiM sakhaayaM
labdhvaa tuShTO nagaryaam pavanapurapate rundhi me sarvarOgaan || 10 ||


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