Abeethi Sthavam – 28


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‘Namperumal on Kalpavahanam’

28. யதி ப்ரவர பாரதீ ரஸ பரேண நீதம் வய:
ப்ரபுல்ல பலிதம் சிர: பரம் இஹ க்ஷமம் ப்ரார்த்தயே
நிரஸ்த ரிபு ஸம்பவே க்வசந ரங்கமுக்க்யே விபோ
பரஸ்பர ஹிதைஷினாம் பரிஸரேஷு மாம் வர்த்தய

Yathivarapravara bhArathy rasa bharENa neetham vaya:
prapullapalitham Sira: paramiha kshamam prArTayE
nirastha ripu sambhavE kvachana RangamukhyE vibhO
paraspara hithaishiNAm parisarEshu Maam varthaya

பொருள்–நம்பெருமாளே! எம்பெருமானாரின் இனிமையான க்ரந்தங்களை அனுபவித்தபடியே என்னுடைய வாலிபப் பருவம் கழிந்துவிட்டது. என்னுடைய தலையானது வயோதிகம் காரணமாக நரைத்து விட்டது. இந்த உலகில் எனக்கு ஏற்றது எது என்பதை நீ அருளும்படி வேண்டுகிறேன். “விரோதிகள் தோன்றுவார்களோ” என்ற ஐயமே ஏற்படாத திருவரங்கத்தில் என்னை எப்போதும் வாழும்படிச் செய்ய வேண்டும். இங்கு ஏதாவது ஓர் இடத்தில் பரஸ்பரமாக நன்மையை எண்ணுபவர்கள் அருகில் என்னை வாழ வைப்பாயாக.


Oh Lord of Srirangam! I have spent my youth enjoying the nectarine juice of Sri BhAshyam.
Now adiyEn has arrived at old age and my hair has turned gray. Now adiyEn has only one
request to You for the rest of my life here (i-e)., Please bless adiyEn to live amidst Your
BhagavathAs at Srirangam or other dhivya dEsams, where there are no enemies, who
interfere with adiyEn’s enjoyment of You.


Swamy Desikan is arriving at the end point of this Sri Sookthi. He addresses the Lord of
Srirangam from his exile at Sathyagalam. He watches the waters of Cauvery rushing to wash
the sacred feet of Lord RanganAtha at Srirangam. He becomes nostalgic for the most
enjoyable and quite days spent studying AchArya RaamAnuja Sri Sookthi of Sri BhAshyam
and initiating his sishyAs about the intricacies and intellectual rigor of that magnum opus.
This was during his youth, where he refers to have given 30 rounds of KaalakshEpams on Sri
BhAshyam. He is now older and his hair is gray. He thinks of his old age and longs to spend
it in a tranquil setting free from jealousy between hot headed BhagavathAs. Swamy Desikan
does not mind spending the rest of his life at any dhivya dEsam as long as it is free from
contentions, rancours caused by quarreling, egotistic BhaagavathAs. He also wants to be at a
place, where there are no enemies for Bhagavath Sevai and Kaimkaryam. In this slOkam,
Swamy Desikan prays to Lord RanganAtha to grant him a boon to spend the remaining
period of his life at such an ideal location.

View of the other commentators:

Swamy Desikan includes a moving prayer to Lord RanganAthan in this slOkam: “May
Srirangam as well as all dhivya dEsams, be completely free of the remote possibility even, of
any enemy presence! May Peace prevail! May we all live in complete harmony free of hatred,
jealousy, competition etc; let each be interested in the good of the other! May You Oh Lord!
place adiyEn in such an enviable environment free from asooyai and hatred!



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