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Sri Sankara Vijayam - 73
« on: August 25, 2009, 11:26:30 AM »
Back to Sri Sankara Vijayam, after some break.

Sri Soundarya Lahari continues....

Verse 54:-

Pavitrikartum nah pasupati-paradhine hrdaye,
Day-mitrair netrair aruna-dhavala symaba ruchibhi,
Nadah sona ganga tapana tanayeti dhruvam amum
Trayaanaam tirthaanaam upanayasi sambhedam anagham.

O Mother, who is ever devoted to Siva!  It seems certain that
with Your kindly eyes having the three colours of red, white,
and black, You present to us the confluence of the holy rivers
of Sona, Ganga and Yamuna, to sanctify ourselves by getting
immersed in them.

The confluence of white waters of Ganga and blue waters of
Yamuna at Prayag is well known for its sanctifying effect.
The river Sona whose water is red does not join the mainstreams
at Prayag, Allahabad.  But the saint poet takes the Nature as a
unified whole of Sakti, and in that sense speaks of three steams
as in confluence in Her eyes with their three colours.

Mantra sastra says that meditating on Uma's eyes, with chanting
of this verse within, can bring about the same results as of
bathing in these rivers.  This verse is also chanted for overcoming
the eye defects of children, like squint eye, conjuctivitis etc.,

Arunachala Siva.