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Vishnu
« on: December 14, 2010, 11:17:11 AM »
शान्ताकारं   भुजगशयनं   पद्मनाभं   सुरेशं
Shaantaakaaram Bhujagashayanam Padmanaabham Suresham


Lord Vishnu

शान्ताकारं भुजगशयनं पद्मनाभं सुरेशं
विश्वाधारं गगनसदृशं मेघवर्ण शुभांगम् ।
लक्ष्मीकान्तं कमलनयनं योगिभिध्यार्नगम्यम्
वन्दे विष्णुं भवभयहरं सर्वलोकैकनाथम् ॥

Shaantaakaaram Bhujagashayanam Padmanaabham Suresham
Vishvaadhaaram Gaganasadrsham Meghavarnna Shubhaamgam |
Lakssmiikaantam Kamalanayanam Yogibhidhyaarnagamyam
Vande Vissnnum Bhavabhayaharam Sarvalokaikanaatham ||


Meaning:
I salute the great Lord Vishnu, whose appearance is serene,
rests on the snake Adisesha, possesses Lotus in the naval,
Lord of gods, sustains the universe, infinite as the space,
bluish in appearance, handsome, Lord of Goddess Lakshmi,
possesses lotus-like eyes, attainable to the great sages
through eternal knowledge, eliminates the fear of worldly attachments,
and the Lord of all the worlds.


Homage to the Universal Being...Om Shanti ... Om Shanti ... Om Shanti ...

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Re: Vishnu
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2010, 01:01:45 PM »



Narayana or Vishnu is always quite serene.  His job is to sustain
the universe.  He takes care of the entire universe, its animate and
inanimate objects/beings.  Why then there is misery, pain and disease?  He does not cause these things at all.  These things
happen due to one's prarabdha.  Right from the jiva is formed in
the womb, prarabdha starts.  That is why, some babies are born
dumb, deaf, or blind. Bhagavan Ramana says that Jiva or Sukshma
Sarira is carrying the mind and prana from the previous birth and takes the present birth. The mind is embedded with vasanas.  These vasanas create prarabdha. He is blue in color, like the Pure Space.  Like the Pure Space contains all the universe with its living and non living beings, He carries them all.  Mother Uma, Siva's
consort is also blue in color.  She is the brother of Vishnu.   He is the darling of Lakshmi.  He keeps her ever on his chest.  He is attained by the dhyana of yogis, who had done their chitta suddhi.  He by this dhyana confers such yogis the great misery of again getting a birth, or samsara.  He is the Master of all the universes.

There is one more sloka, which says that all the prayers to all gods finally reach Kesava.  Like all the rivers reach their destination only the ocean.

Incidentally, the Tiruvannamalai Big Temple of Arunachaleswara
is owned by Vishnu!  The land and building rights are still with
Vishnu, called Sri Venugopala Swami, as per ancient records.
One can see his metal icon behind Arunachaleswara inner portal behind the Lingam, just opposite to Lingodbhava murthi.   



Arunachala Siva.

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Re: Vishnu
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2010, 02:55:20 PM »
It might be that a Vishnu temple was there where Arunachaleswara temple is located now.
It is also said that Tirumala temple resembles a Shakti temple in many respects.
Adi Shankaracharya is said to have installed a Dhana Akarshana Yantra there which might be a reason why the temple attracts so much wealth.
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Re: Vishnu
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2010, 03:47:47 PM »



Dear silentgreen,

Your surmise about Tirupati Temple might be true.  Some old
Tamizh books say that Venkateswara was earlier Devi, with long
tresses of hair [which is now hidden with a huge headgear] and
she had three eyes.  The eye on forehead is hidden by the thick
Trisuranam.  God only knows.

Saint Arunagiri Natha sings in his Tirupugazh that Venkatgiri is
actually a Murugan Temple.

In Panduranga's Temple, in Pandaripuram,  on the crown of Panduranga, there is a small Siva linga!

"There are such stuff in heaven and earth, O Horatio, that you
may not even dream of...." Shakespeare.   



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Re: Vishnu
« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2010, 08:04:06 AM »
शुक्लाम्बरधरं   विष्णुं   शशिवर्णं   चतुर्भुजम्
Shuklaambaradharam Vissnnum Shashivarnnam Caturbhujam


Sri Vishnu

शुक्लाम्बरधरं विष्णुं शशिवर्णं चतुर्भुजम् ।
प्रसन्नवदनं ध्यायेत् सर्व विघ्नोपशान्तये ॥

Shuklaambaradharam Vissnnum Shashivarnnam Caturbhujam |
Prasannavadanam Dhyaayet Sarva Vighnopashaantaye ||

I meditate on the glorious Lord Vishnu, clad in sparkling white robes,
omnipresent, bright white in hue, endowed with four arms and a benign
smiling face, to ward off all kinds of impediments.

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Re: Vishnu
« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2010, 09:48:41 AM »

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Dear silentgreen,

This is a tricky sloka.  This is also used to pray to Lord Ganesa.

When Kavyakanta Ganapati Muni had darshan of Sri Bhagavan
for the first time, in Virupaksha Cave, he said this sloke and
held Sri Bhagavan's right leg with his right hand and left leg
with his left hand, i.e. keeping his hands crossed.

When one Padmanabha Swami who was with Muni asked him how he could recite sloka of Ganapati to Sri Bhagavan, Kavyakanta
Ganapati, with his erudite knowledge in Sanskrit said:

Suklambaradharam - one who wears white coupina,

Vishnum - one who knows everything,

Sasivarnam - one who is like the moon, bright,

Chaturbhujam - one who has destroyed his mind, senses, pride and thoughts [four],

Prasanna Vadhanam - one who has got peaceful countenance ever.

When Sri Bhagavan Ramana listened to this explanation, He smiled at Kavyakanta Ganapati Muni!



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Re: Vishnu
« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2010, 08:26:31 AM »
Dear Subramanian.R,

Very nice passage and good description. Ganapati Muni was such a great Pundit but humble. Pundits of much less knowledge gets puffed up with ego. The works of Ganapati Muni on Devi are revered and acclaimed. The knowledge of Ganapati Muni increased his yearning instead of covering it up.
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Re: Vishnu
« Reply #7 on: December 16, 2010, 08:28:57 AM »
कायेन   वाचा   मनसेंद्रियैर्वा
Kaayena Vaacaa Manasemdriyairvaa


Sri Vishnu

कायेन वाचा मनसेंद्रियैर्वा ।
बुद्ध्यात्मना वा प्रकृतिस्वभावात् ।
करोमि यद्यत् सकलं परस्मै ।
नारायणयेति समर्पयामि ॥

Kaayena Vaacaa Manasemdriyairvaa |
Buddhyaatmanaa Vaa Prakrtisvabhaavaat |
Karomi Yadyat Sakalam Parasmai |
Naaraayannayeti Samarpayaami ||


Meaning:
Whatever I perform with my body, speech, mind, limbs, intellect
or my inner self, either intentionally or unintentionally, I dedicate it
to that Supreme Lord Narayana.

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Re: Vishnu
« Reply #8 on: December 16, 2010, 10:11:17 AM »



Dear silentgreen,

Ganapati Muni announced that he would stage his reading of
Uma Sahasram, at the Arunachaleswarar Temple, on a particular
day.  He could complete only 800 slokas.  The last 200 were
yet to be written.  It was already 8 PM on the previous night.
He was in Pachaiamman Kovil, along with his disciples and Sri
Bhagavan.   Words were not flowing.  The four disciples were
ready to take down. But nothing flowed further.  He sat in front
of Sri Bhagavan, with a silent prayer.  Sri Bhagavan looked at
him intently with all grace.  Soon, the words started flowing.
The remaining 200 hundred verses were completed before 12 midnight.  As the last sloka was dictated and written down by
a disciple, Sri Bhagavan who was looking at him all along, asked
Ganapati Muni:  "Nayana, has everything been taken down?"
Ganapati Muni realized that those verses were actually said by
Sri Bhagavan through him as medium.  He shed tears and prostrated before Him. 

Later, when Ganapati Muni revised some verses  [after the stage
reading in the Temple], he did not make any alterations in the
last 200 verses.  Who am I to change Bhagavan's words? he said.

I think this Uma Sahasram was lost once completely and Ganapati
Muni re-wrote them out of his memory!  I think, in the Complete
Works of Ganapati Muni, which have been published recently,
this Uma Sahasram finds a place.



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Re: Vishnu
« Reply #9 on: December 17, 2010, 09:56:29 AM »
रामो राजमणिः सदा विजयते
Raamo Rajamannih Sadaa Vijayate


Sri Rama

रामो राजमणिः सदा विजयते रामं रमेशं भजे
रामेणाभिहता निशाचरचमूः रामाय तस्मै नमः।
रामान्नास्ति परायणंपरतरं रामस्य दासोस्म्यहं
रामे चित्तलयस्सदा भवतु मे भो राम मामुद्धर ॥

Raamo Rajamannih Sadaa Vijayate Raamam Ramesham Bhaje
Raamennaabhihataa Nishaacaracamuuh Raamaaya Tasmai Namah|
Raamaannaasti Paraayannamparataram Raamasya Daasosmyaham
Raame Cittalayassadaa Bhavatu Me Bho Raama Maamuddhara ||


Meaning:
Lord Rama, the jewel among kings, always emerges victorious.
I contemplate on Rama, the Lord of Ramaa (Lakshmi-Sita Devi).
Rama destroys the mighty armies of the demons. I salute him, i.e Lord Rama.
There is no greater refuge than Lord Rama.
Indeed, I am a humble servant of Rama.
Let my mind ever meditate on Rama.
O Lord Rama. Kindly grant me salvation.



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Re: Vishnu
« Reply #10 on: December 17, 2010, 10:31:11 AM »



Name of Rama, Rama Naama, is the most sublime mantra for
attaining liberation.  Once a devotee asked Sri Bhagavan that
he had been chanting Rama Japa and whether he should shift
to Ramana Japa.  Sri Bhagavan said:  "Why?  Is there any
difference between the two.  Please continue Rama Japa."
Sri B.V. Narasimhaswami in his Self Realization describes 16
qualities of Rama which are also there in Sri Bhagavan.

The puranic story that in Kasi, Viswanatha tells the Rama Naama
there when persons are dying.  He tells them into their right ears.



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Re: Vishnu
« Reply #11 on: December 20, 2010, 10:18:00 AM »
अच्युतं   केशवं
Acyutam Keshavam


Sri Krishna

अच्युतं केशवं रामनारायणम् ।
कृष्णदामोदरं वासुदेवं हरिम् ।
श्रीधरं माधवं गोपिकावल्लभम् ।
जानकीनायकं रामचंद्रं भजे ॥

Acyutam Keshavam Raamanaaraayannam |
Krssnnadaamodaram Vaasudevam Harim |
Shriidharam Maadhavam Gopikaavallabham |
Jaanakiinaayakam Raamacamdram Bhaje ||


Meaning:
I adore Acyuta, Keshava, Rama, Narayana,
Krishna, Damodara, Vasudeva, Hari,
Sridhara, Madhava, the beloved of the Gopis,
Ramachandra, the husband of Janaki.

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Re: Vishnu
« Reply #12 on: December 20, 2010, 01:16:56 PM »



Dear silentgreen,

Yes. Vishnu has got a thousand name. Siva has got a thousand name.  Devi has got a thousand name.  For the Brahman which is
nameless and formless, we give a thousand name. 

Saint Manikkavachagar sings in Tiru Thellenam [Holy game with
dice or nuts]:

He has no name or form.  But we shall sing a thousand name
and play dice.  [The game is played between two girls].



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Re: Vishnu
« Reply #13 on: December 23, 2010, 09:10:06 AM »
मनोजवं   मारुततुल्यवेगं
Manojavam Maarutatulyavegam



मनोजवं मारुततुल्यवेगं
जितेन्द्रियं बुद्धिमतां वरिष्थम् ।
वातत्मजं वानरयुथमुख्यं
श्रीरामदुतं शरणं प्रपद्धे ।

Manojavam Maarutatulyavegam
Jitendriyam Buddhimataam Varisstham |
Vaatatmajam Vaanarayuthamukhyam
Shriiraamadutam Sharannam Prapaddhe |

I prostate to the Lord Hanuman, the son of wind God,
who is swift like the mind and wind, mastered the senses, intellect,
foremost among the vaanaras or monkeys, and devotee of Lord Rama.

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« Reply #14 on: December 23, 2010, 10:38:00 AM »



Dear silentgreen,

Hanuman is a beautiful character is Ramayana.  He is Vayu-Kumara,
son of Wind-God, Rama-dhuta, Rama's messenger, and Gowrisa -
he is also the form of Himalayan King, Siva.  All the three features
were exhibited by him.  He is the son of Wind-god, but unlike Wind,
he was steady, one pointed and accentuated. But he was swift as
Wind.  He completed the mission Impossible of finding Sita and coming back safe to tell the good news to Rama.  He also exhibited the features of Siva, in his poignancy and protecting the people who surrender.  In fact, when everyone doubted the sincerity of Vibhishana in surrender, he suggested to Rama that he could be taken to their fold.  He is asadhya-sathaka, achiever of the impossible missions., He is prayed by all Hindus for karya siddhi, completing one's work successfully.



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