svaabhaavike vasumati shrutibhir. h vibhaavye
patyur. h mahimni bhavatiiM pratipanna vaasaam. h.
sha~Nke vimaana vahana pratimaa samaanaaH
stamberama prabhR^itayo. api vahanti satvaaH. . 9
This shlokam celebrates BhUmi DEvi being unsupported by any other force or power just like Her Lord, who bears everything with “svEna mahimnA”. They bear every thing and nothing bears (supports) them.
Oh Vasumathy! You reside inside the glories of Your Lord, which are understood only by the VedAs. They are the ones, who can atleast speak a little about His glories. This Vaibhavam is a natural to Him. You share in this natural vaibhavam of Your Lord. As He does not have any AadhAram (support form external entities), You display the same features since You share His traits here. Of You with such attributes, people say that you are supported by the eight elephants at the eight directions. How could this be true? Your vaibhavam is inconceivable. How can the eight elephants provide support for You? This situation is similar to some saying that the statues (PrathimA:) in the Gopuram support the Gopuram instead of the other way round, which is the reality. It is You therefore, who is supporting the eight dhig gajams (the eight elephants positioned in the eight directions). Such is Your vaibhavam linked to Your Lord.
Courtesy: Sri Oppiliappan Koil Sri Varadachari Sathakopan
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