Sri Stuthi – 17


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KuzhaikkAdhuvalli & ThiruppErai nAchchiyAr

The 17th slOkam is recited for attaining high positions in one’s life

Word by word Meaning:
Kamala NilayE!= Oh Lakshmi with your abode in the golden Lotus!
SrEyas-kAmA:= those who desire grand managaLams
chEthasA dhArayanthy= adorn ln their hearts
Tava Padha Yugam= Your sacred feet,
chithram chUDA PeeDam= which serves as the mysterious alankAram
AmnAya VaachAm= for the Vedic Speech.
They roam around the world with royal insignia as a result.
chathra chAyA= under the shade of (the royal white) umbrella
subhaaga sirasA= with proud heads
chAmara smEra paarSvA= with fans wafting on both sides
sragviNa:= with the decorations of (fragrant) flower garlands
slAga sabdha mudhithA:= pleased with the hearing of eulogies about them
sancharanthy= they roam the universe (as blessed chEtanams).

Meaning according to Dr. M.NarasimhAchAry
Those who carry Your lotus feet in their hearts will virtually become emperors on this earth, with all prosperity at their command.

Meaning according to Villivalam Sri Narayanachar Swamy

Your sacred feet are wondrous head alankAram for the VedAs. Those who are blessed to hold those sacred feet in their heart for conferral of auspiciousness from early times will have the anugraham of rulership later over the universe with the symbols of royalty – white umbrella, the chamara service and eulogies from the people. They will travel on the streets of their kingdom with a happy state of mind and with garlands of flowers around their shoulders.

Additional observations on this slOkam passages:

The VedAs place Your sacred feet as head jewellery for themselves to bring them auspiciousness. Those who wish to be rulers or Emperors or grand Lords in this universe place Your sacred feet noted for the fragrance of VedAs and meditate on them. You become pleased with their devotion and grant them the positions that they desire. They now sit on a throne under a single white umbrella befitting their rank as yEka ChakrAdhipathi. Servants wave the chamarams on their sides. They adorn beautiful flower garlands. They move around the world in a state of joy listening to the eulogies by their subjects and vassals. All of these glories are a direct result of Your anugraha sakthi!

To be continued…


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