- SlOkam 73:
- SlOkam 74:
- SlOkam 75:
vAhana Asana vitAna cAmara
AdyAkrti: khagapati: trayImaya: |
nitya dAsyarati: eva yasya vai
esha sundarabhuja: vanAdriga: ||
This Slokam salutes another PradhAna nitya sUri, GaruDan, who is known for His nitya dAsya rati.
GaruDan is the vAhanam (transport) for the Lord, when He has to travel(atthiyUrvAn, puLLaiyUrvAn). He is the seat (Asanam) for the Lord as pIThamas envisioned by the Agamams. He is the canopy (vitAnam), when it is hot (mElAlparanta veyil kAppAn vinatai SiRuvan siRakennum mElAppin kIzh varuvAnai –ANDAL, nAcciyAr tirumozi, 14.3). He is the fan (cAmaram) and He performsmany other Kaimkaryams. KUresar wishes to engage in such dAsa vrttikaimkaryams. GaruDan who is the embodiment of the three Vedams has arrivedat TirumAlirumcOlai to engage in exclusive Kaimkaryams to the Lord.
vanAdrinAthasya susundarasya vai
prabhukta SishTASi atha sainyasatpati: |
samastaloka eka dhurandhara: sadA
kaTAksha vIkshya: asya ca sarvakarmasu ||
In this Slokam, KUresar celebrates SrI Vishvaksenar as another prinicipal nitya sUri.
Vishvaksenar is the commander-in-chief of the Lord (senAtipati) and Hepartakes the food left over by the Lord after His bhojyAsanam (prabhuktaSishTASI). Vishvaksenar rules the world on command from the Lord and He isan expert at it (sainya satpati: samastaloka eka dhurandhara:). He performs allthe kaimkaryams for Azhagar and is blessed by the auspicious glances of theLord (sadA sarva karmasu asya atha KaTAksha vIkshya: ca asti).
SrivatsAnkAcchAr Swamy quotes a passage from SrI Vishvaksena Mantramregarding the role of SrI Vishvaksenar as the consumer of the food left overby the Lord after His bhojanam (SrISa-bhuktonjita Sesha jIvana:). His(Vishvaksenar’s) jIvanam as a Seshan of the Lord to serve as the Commander-in-chief of the Lord and He sustains Himself by partaking the food offered tothe Lord and consumed by Him. His bhogyam is “pOnakam seyta SeDam “. Thatis why, Vishvaksenar has a special name: SeshASanar (One who eats what is leftover from the naivedhyams to the Lord).
chatra cAmaramukhA: paricchadA:
sUraya: parijanA: ca naityagA: |
sundarorubhujam indhate sadA
jn~Ana Saktimukha nitya sadguNA: ||
Here the noble and exalted status of the nityasUris (parijanam-s) likeAdiSeshan, GaruDa et al, the accessories used in the Lord’s kaimkaryams(paricchadham-s) like umbrella, fan etc that serve as bhogopakaraNams andthe nitya kalyANa guNams like jn~Anam, Sakti are acknowledged by KUresar.They shine and stand out through their kaimkaryams to the Lord ofTirumAlirumcOlai (sundarorubhujam prApya sadA indhate). They never leavethe side of Azhagar and serve Him. Their effulgence arises from theirASrayaNam of Azhagar.
Vedam describes the kaimkarya Ananda anubhavams of the nitya sUris as “sadApaSyanti sUraya:”. Wherever the King goes, the parijanams follow withbhogopakaraNams according to BhAshyakArar (“rAjA gacchatI iti yukte,saparivAro gacchatI iti gamyate”). The kaimkaryams by the nityasUris,bhogopakaraNams to their Lord are uninterrupted. They thrive on this andderive their sattA from it (sundarorubhujam prApya sadA indhate).