- SlOkam 25:
- SlOkam 26:
- SlOkam 27:
souseelyaaSrita vatsalatva mrudutA souhArda sAmyArjavai:
dhairya sthairya suveerya Sourya krutitA gAmbheerya cAturyakai: |
soundaryAnvita soukumArya samatA lAvaNya mukhyai: guNai:
dEva: SrI taru shaNDaSaila nilayE nityam sthita: sundara: ||
The Lord of ThirumAlirum ChOlai graces us all from His divya dEsam of VanAdri (taru shaNDa Sailam). There one has the blessings of His Sevai with every limb of His sacred body resplendent with His youthful Soundharyam. The samudhAya (collective) soundharyam (Beauty) of the Lord here is without parallel justifying His ThirunAmam as Azhagar (the Beautiful One). The auspicious guNams that have sought refuge in this beautiful body of the Lord of this divya dEsam are:
|Souseelyam||(moving with the lowly ones and blessing them),|
|Aasrita vAtsalyam||(the deep affection for those, who seek His protection through SaraNAgathy),|
|Mrudutvam||(Soft heart for His devotees),|
|SouhArtam||(good will towards all),|
|Saamya nilai||(state of being attained by one and all),|
|Dhairyam||(Courage and unperturbed ness),|
|sthairyam||(steadfastness, resoluteness in the execution of Sankalpam),|
|Suveeryam||(power to engage all enemies all alone against a multitude of enemies),|
|Souryam||(independent prowess that enables Him to meet the enemies at his own base and destroy them),|
|KrutitA||(joyous attitude after placing those who sought His protection by His side in Sri Vaikuntam),|
|CAturyam||(conductance with exemplary cleverness and diplomacy with all)|
His unparalleled beauty blends with these auspicious and limitless guNams at His divine abode of ThirumAlirumchOlai.
yEshvEkasya guNasya vipruDapi vai lOkOttaram svASrayam
kuryAt tAdrusa-vaibhava: agaNitai: nisseema-bhUmAnvitai: |
nityai: divya-guNai: tatOdhika SubhatvaikAspadAm-ASrayai:
iddham sundarabAhum-asmi SaraNam yAtO vanAdrIswaram ||
adiyEn performs SaraNAgathy at the sacred feet of Lord SundarabAhu of VanAdri (ThirumAlirumchOlai). The possession of even a trace of any one of His most auspicious guNams (yEshu yEkasya guNasya vipruDapi) saluted in the previous slOkam (Souseelyam, aasritha Vaathsalyam, SouhArdham, Aarjavam, Dhairyam, sthairyam, Suveeryam, Souryam, Kruthaj~nathai, SrImath Gaambheeryam, ChAthuryam et al) will qualify a human being to become worthy of praise in this world. Our Lord is however the abode of all of these limitless, auspicious attributes (taadrusa vaibhava:), which are beyond our full comprehension. He possesses these countless and supremely glorious attributes (agaNitai: nisseema bhUmAnvitai: guNai:) forever. Vedam flounders in its attempt to describe fully His GuNams and Sakthi: “Paraa asya sakthi: vividhaiva srUyathE”.
Rg Vedam chimes in: “na tE VishNO jaayamAnO na jaathO deva mahimna paramanthamApa”. None who ever lived or yet to be born will equal or surpass the Mahimai of VishNu. The dhivyAthma Svaroopam, the abode of such anantha kalyANa guNams and the divya MangaLa vigraham of Sriman NaarAyaNan have elected as their permanent abode, the divya dEsam of ThirumAlirumchOlai.
sadA samastam jagat Ikshate hi ya:
pratyakshadrshTyA yugapadbhuvA svata: |
sa IdrSa j~nAnanidhi: nidhistu na:
simhAdri kunjeshu cakAsti sundara: ||
In this Slokam, KUresar enjoys the principal guNam of J~nAnam among all the
ananta kalyANa guNams of the Lord.
Azhagar unlike us as Parabrhamam is able to directly see without eyes (pratyaksha drshTi) and hear without the need for ears. He can run without legs. This pratyaksha drshTi is well celebrated by the Upanishads. He is the abode of such J~nAnam (IdrSa j~nAna nidhi:). At the same time, He shines in the latA maNTapams of SimhAcalam (sundara simhAdri kunjeshu cakAsti) as a treaure (nidhi) for us, who are akincanA-s (kaimudal aRRavaRkaL).