gaNDojvalaaM gahana kuntala darshaniiyaaM
shailastaniiM tarala nirjhara lamba haaraam.h.
shyaamaaM svatastriyuga suukara gehini tvaM
vyaktiM samudra vasanaaM ubhayiiM bibharShi.. 23
In this shlokam, Swamy Desikan uses double meanings for many words to salute the two forms of BhUmi Devi: the One form is that of a beautiful woman as the Empress of the Lord and the other form is that of achEtanam as the Earth with its mountains, forests and rivers. Both forms have shared attributes.
Oh BhUmi Devi, the consort of VarAha BhagavAn with the six guNams befitting the name of BhagavAn (Jn~Anam, Sakthi, Balam, Iswaryam, Veeryam and Tejas)! You exist in two forms, which have a lot in common. One form is that of Jangamam (Moving one) with the nAmam of BhUmi Devi. The other is of the form of sthAvaram (immobile one) with the nAmam of Earth surrounded by the oceans. In the form of the woman, You have beautiful cheeks (KapOlams). You have lofty breasts like mountains. Beautiful pearl necklace adorns your chest. You have a youthful form with blue hue. You adorn a silk vasthram with beautiful jarikai borders. In Your other form as the Earth, You have many hills and mountains. You have dense forests resembling Your dark blue tresses. It has beautiful, clear mountain streams with the luster of pearls. It has a blue hue, when seen from above. The blue oceans surround it. Oh Mother, You have thus the two celebrated forms.
Courtesy: Sri Oppiliappan Koil Sri Varadachari Sathakopan
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