Kaamaasikashtakam – 5

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VERSE 5: PRAYER FOR BLESSINGS TO THE WORLD

“His Paryangaasanam reminds His role as yOgAchAryA – Melkote wall painting”

Meaning:

In this verse set in the majestic Sarthoola Vikriditham meter to remind one of the powerful movements of the fast lion chasing Hiranya, Swami Desikan prays to Kaamaasikaa Narasimhan to bless the people of the world and grant them all their desired boons (Asaou. Kaamaasikaa Kesari: Asesha Jagathaam kaaman
aatanuthaath). Swami describes the Lord facing west. He sits in Paryangaasanam at ThiruvELukkai and appears in his Yogic posture giving the impression that He is ready to teach His devotees the secrets of Yoga that require knowledge about the firm control of the five vayus (Praanan, Apaanam, Samaanam, Udhaanam and Vyaanam). He also appears to indicate to them the firm way to control the five Karmendriyaas and the five Jnanendriyaas as the prerequisite to meditate on Him. One of the names for Lord Narasimhan is Hrishikesan or the one who has full control over his Indriyaas. Kamasikaa Narasimhan’s Paryangaasanam (Yoga Pattai with a belt over his crossed legs and knees) reminds of His Yogaacharya role in teaching his disciples such as Prahlaada the secrets of Yoga to attain His blessings.

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