- SlOkam 79:
Ananda mandira mahAmaNimaNTapAnta:
lakshmyA bhuvA api ahipatau saha nILayA ca |
nissankhya nitya nija divyajanaika sevya:
nityam vasan sajati sundarda: vanAdrau ||
In this Slokam, KUresar reveals that SrI VaikuNThanAthan of Paramapadam out of His parama dayA has descended down to sOlai malai as Azhagar to bless us all and for us to have His sevai without difficulty. KUresar invites us to join Him at TirumAlirumcOlai for this apUrva darsanam.
The Lord SrI VaikuNThanAthan who is seated on AdiSeshan with His three Devis in the middle of the thousand pillared maNTapam known as Ananda nilayam, while being served by limitless nitya sUris and mukta jIvans there has now chosen TirumAlirumcOlai as His preferred place of residence on earth and is blessing us with His adbhuta Paramapada nAthan sevai, which is hard to experience with the human body.
SamhitA vacanams and AcArya sUktis describe vividly the sevai of Paramapada nAthan at the thousand pillared MaNTapam at SrI VaikuNTham:
- AsthAnam Anandamayam sahasrasthUNAdinA AmnAtam — Swamy ParASara BhaTTar’s RangarAja stavam, pUrva Satakam
- (PraNavam) AnandamayAya divya-ratna-maNTapa nama: –AdhAra Sakti Mantram,
- devo vaikuNThanAthastu AnantAsana-samhita:, sevya: SrI bhUmi-nILAbhi: prAturbhAvaistu cAkhilai: — Paushkara samhitai and
- AcArya RaamAnujA’s dhyAna Slokams on Paramapada nAthan in His nitya grantham.
KUresar sums up the Paushkara samhitA vAkyams in the first two lines of this Slokam. Vishvaksena samhitai’s description of the audience for this sevai of Sri VaikuNThanAthan (nityAtIto jagaddhAtA nityairmuktayaSca sevita:, baddhAnjalipuDai: nirmalai: nirubhadravai:) is encapsulated in the third line of this Slokam.
pratyarthini triguNaka prakrte: asImni
vaikuNThadhAmani parAmbaranAmni nitye |
nityam vasan paramasatvamaye api atIta
yogindra vAngmanasa esha hari: vanAdrau ||
The Vaibhavams of SrI VaikuNTham as revealed by the VedAs is assembled in this Slokam.
The Suddha satvamaya Lord, who is the opposite of mUla prakrti is beyond the thoughts and words of Parama Yogis. Such a Lord residing eternally at SrI VaikuNTham (kalAngA Perunagar ParamAkASam) is blessing us with His sevai now at TirumAlirumcOlai.
Our Prakrti MaNDalam is known as miSra sattvam since it is a mixture of sattva, rajo and tamo guNams (triguNA karmiNAm kshetram prakrte rUpamucyate) in contrast to SrI VaikuNTham, where only sattva guNam presides (Suddha satva maya paramAkASam saluted in Srutis as: kshayantamasya rajasa: parAke, tamasa: parastAt). This unique lokam is revered as Para Ambharam or ParamAkAsam (tadvA AkASam sanAtanam, parame vyoman) and is the permanent sthAnam of SrIVaikunThanAthan.
lokAn caturdaSa dadhat kila sundarasya
panktI guNottarita saptavruti idam aNDam |
anyAni ca asya susadrmSi paraSSatAni
krIDAvidhe: iha paricchadatAm agacchan ||
Through the previous four Slokams, KUresar described the different aspects of nitya VibhUti. With the next two Slokams, KUresar describes the unique features of lIlA vibhUti (prakrti MaNDalam) and how it serves as His sporting ground to enhance His pleasure.
The fourteen universes and the ten times bigger seven AvaraNams (hidden enclosures) constitute the brahmANDam. There are hundreds of other brahmANdams like the above and they become the lIlA vibhUti, a tool (karuvi) for the Lord for His divine sport of creation et al (idam aNDam, anyAni ca iha sundarasya krIDAvidhe: paricchadatAm agacchan).
The 14 universes constituting the entire brahmANDam are the ones like bhU:, bhuva:, suva: and others. They are created by Brahma Devan at the niyamanam of His Lord as a apart of His assigned duties. Ten time larger than this is another aNDam that hides the brahmANDam and is made up of the seven AvaraNams: Water, agni, wind, AkASam, bhUtAdi-mahat-prakrti. Thus there are so many more brahmANDams. All these were revealed to Arjuna in the middle of the battle field at Kurukshetram by the Lord during His viSvarUpa darSanam. All of these are play things for the divya dampatis.
Oppiliappan KOil Sri Varadachari SaThakOpan Swami