saMbhaavayan. h madhuripuH praNayaanurodhaat. h
vaxaH sthalena varuNaalaya raaja kanyaam. h.
vishvaMbhare bahumukha pratipanna bhogaH
sheShaatmanaa tu bhavatiiM shirasaa dadhaati. . 10
This shlokam records the special love that the Lord has for BhUmi Devi.
Oh BhUmi PirAtti! Your Lord has special affection for Your Sapathni, MahA Lakshmi. Therefore, He has a place for Her on His broad chest as a mark of that special Vaathsalyam. Yet, Your Lord has a higher level of affection for You. He has derived many sukhams as a result of that enhanced affection for You. He even becomes Your Daasan. He wants to demonstrate that extra level of affection. For this purpose, Your Lord takes the form of the thousand hooded Aadhi Seshan and holds You on His head. (SaasthrAs state that Adhi Seshan carries Bhumi on His head). There are two Devis for the Lord known as His Ubhaya NaacchimAr. One is the daughter of the Samudhra Raajan (VaruNa Aalaya Raaja Kanyaa); the other is BhUmi PirAtti (Viswambhari). Out of the outflow of His affection (PraNaya anurOdhAth) for Sri Devi, Lord houses Her on His chest (VakshasthalE SambhAvayan). In Your case however, Lord, who has realized so many bhOgams from You takes on the form of the thousand headed Aadhi Seshan and carries You on His head (Madhu Ripu: Bahumukha prathipanna bhOga: sEsha AathmanA Bhavatheem SirasA thu dhadhAthi). One wife, He has on His chest and the other, He has a place on His head.
Courtesy: Sri Oppiliappan Koil Sri Varadachari Sathakopan
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