Mukunda Maala Sloka 27

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Madurakavi

The greatness of bhAgavatha kainkaryam!

Meaning

After highlighting the virtues of reciting the name of SrIman-nArAyaNa, SrI KulaSEkhara retreats into a humble prayer asking for the boon for becoming a servant of the servant who serves the servant of the servant attendant of the servant of SrIman-nArAyaNa. “Granting of this boon would fulfill my life’s purpose” says SrI KulaSEkhara.

Here, in one of the moving prayers full of humility, the AzhvAr asks the Lord to accept him as the lowliest servant in His hierarchy of servants. This type of service is known as charamAvati-dAsyam. and SrI KulaSEkharAzhvAr follows his predecessor, SrI NammAzhvAr who asked for such a boon in his tiruvAi- mozhi verse as follows:

” aDiyAr-aDiyAr tamm-aDiyAr-aDiyAr-tamakku aDiyAr-aDiyAr tam aDiyAr-aDiyO’ngaLE “

Commentary by: Sri Oppiliappan Koil VaradAchAri Sadagopan

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