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Venkatesh stotra – phalashruti !

Itiidam keertitam yasya Vishnoramitatejasah |trikale yahpaThennityam paapam tasya na vidyate ||

In the previous posts many of the qualities of Lord Srinivasa has been enumerated , with such qualities Srinivasa is amitatejasah ………infinitely radiant ……… Such Srinivasa if worshipped with the eight shlokas beginning with ” VENKATESHO VASUDEVAH …..” three times a day ,i.e morning , afternoon and evening at sunset ..everyday ……all the sins of a person will get destroyed and no new sins will touch him in future …..By the grace of LORD SRINIVASA …

rajadware paTethghore sangrame ripusankate | Bhutsarpapisachadi bhayam naasti kadachan||

rajadware – at the gates of palace of KING [ president  PM , BOSS , Interview , Officers , any other person of importance who would get the work done for us ]

ghore – dangerous ………

sangrame – during wars

ripusankate – when caught in between enemies , trapped by opponents .. in difficulties created by enemies ….

bhoot – goblin

sarpa – snakes

pisaach – spirits /zombies

aadi – all other such cruel creatures ……

bhayam – fear

naasti – does not occur

kadachana – never again

Note : This is a very important , time tested , shloka ……… it has a deeper impact when understood properly ………. EVeryone in their lifetimes become anxious about a probable high profile meeting , which may carry a life turning consequences …. it may be  a meeting with high profile minister for a businessman resulting in royal favours ..

it may be a hearing in a court for a favourable judgement ….

it may be a interview call for a probable job prospect …

it may be a board meeting /general body meeting for a favorable placement / response and applause ……..

it may be  a crucial appearance for a selection /audition etc

it may be a appraisal with a superior / boss/ professor  for a promotion / project submission /credits /PhD etc

it may be crucial meeting with PM or party president for a plum post  in cabinet …

In all such events , one becomes anxious /nervous when the D day arrives and especially at the gates / door of the premises of performance ……..

This extreme anxiety, fear  is difficult to curb .. sometimes it becomes impossible to overcome this syndrome …… most of the time this gives way to mental blockade and many people fail or underperform tilting under pressure , even though they are quiet capable / efficient intelligent and   deserving , they fail ………

REASON extreme anxiety and fear ……… One needs divine intervention to overcome this ………. SO all these are classified under the term  ” RAJADWARE ”

so when in above situation known as Rajadware when one recites this Venkatesha stotra all this fears will vanish and never appear again ………..

[ there will be crores of madhvas who will vouch for this statement of mine , this need not be doubted even for a second … and one should make it an habit to rceite this stotra at every meeting ]

2. Many of us have the habit of getting into troubles … especially when one is troubled with Ketu .. one gets entangled into dangers every now and then ,,,, fear is imminent in such circumstances ,,,,,,,,, all such events are known as ghore … and fears will vanish after reciting the shloka … ghore also indicates times as floods earthquake tsunami …volcanic eruptions ,,,, tornado …… hurricane ……famine …landslide .. breakdown of aircraft ship vehicles in unhabitated areas  .etc …  reciting stotra brings in instant relief …

3. sangrame – when a war breaks out  ……. both soldiers and citizens anxiety rises to a uncertain levels … an outcome of war cannot be predicted … a losing side ends up paying a heavy price …… your home is no longer yours … it is forcibly taken away by the invaders … your stable life [ business / family / employment ] everything gets disturbed .. for no fault of yours …. someone loses a war and you pay the price … your belongings are looted at gun point with external force … abuse of all sorts awaits a losing side … a loss may be even for a day …. [ next day your forces may recapture ] but that day is horrible ….  it shows how our stability is no stability at all ,,, how we all living in our own box of comfort …….. and think this is permanent and plan for  a great future  and even think our destiny is in our hands and we can create our fortunes [ all these looks good only in stable economy and stable kingdom , once destabilisation occurs one loses everything without misefforts — and then one thinks yes there is something called destiny ]  forcible eviction from box of comfort is something one never anticipates or even thinks about … all such people  suffer at the hands of destiny …

a WAR is horrible in consequence … no efforts can save us from disaster ….. one man cannot change the events in a war … lest a common man is utterly helpless ,,..  fear is but very natural … THEN WHO IS THE SAVIOUR in such times ,,,,,

SRINIVASA ….. recite this stotram many times during such times ,,,,relief will come in a personal manner ……..

WAR also gives jitters to soldiers ,,. they first time realise that life is just a bullet away … all the near and  dears come to remembrance  …. but unhappiness nothing seem to strike the mind ,,, along with it fear of loss of life becomes paramount and misery of losing near and dear ones ….brings in extreme agony … all this leads to fear of starting war ….

ARJUN too felt jitters at the beginning of war  ……….

SRNIVASA stotra recitation will allay all such fears gives extreme bravery and peace …. it will also bring relief from ill effects of WAR .sangrame …

Ripu sankate – when caught in the grip of enemies …… it becomes extremely fearful moments …….. prisoner of war .. kidnapped persons …. ransom ……..blackmail …..detention ……… victims of secret enemies .. abhichara black magic ,,,,,,,,,, machiavelian traps ….. business rivalry ..  conspiracies ……….. chall kapat ……civil war …..racial attacks ..riots …… in all such situations .. every other person becomes enemy and is out to harm ……….

In all such situations there is no hope and  self efforts does not serve any useful or meaningful relief …… SRINIVASA alone helps in such situation just he helped DRAUPADI …….. reciting this stotram brings in that invaluable help  instantly ……. need not doubt an iota ……….. SRINIVASA is very merciful to those who recite this stotra daily ……

BHOOT SARPA PISACHADI ——– bhoot are the attendants of LORD SHIVA ……They are absolutely single minded … they only create havoc in the life of the people … some people continuously suffer at the hands of some family members as physical abuse ,,,, mental torture … or ill treatment or differential treatment … this also extends to office atmosphere or some premises …. People always feel  why a particular relationship is going sour or why the atmosphere on office is not conducive and why each day ends up with fight , unhappiness or some dissatisfaction ..

they never get an answer …… the answer is presence of bhootgana in the vicinity …. these are extremely hardhearted cruel creatures ,… as long as they exist there will be miseries …….They create extreme fear …. fear to face the abuse / torture /misery ..

sarpa – sarpa  snake is an extremely vengeance full creature …  any harm done to snakes in any life .. snake keeps on tormenting the offender , it does not even forgives once even after repeated repentance ………. this sarpa dosha gives rise to frequent failures …. loss of words at crucial juncture ,,,, failed marraiges ,,,, difficulties in every undertaking ……… nothing materialises ………… once life becomes a drudgery ……….

SArpa not knowing kindness , troubles endlessly and remotely invisibly …… driving person to low self esteem and fear of failure becomes manifested ,,,,,

PISACHA – all those who are buried after death ,,, whose sanskaar after death has not been performed properly ……… those whose shraddhas are not performed regularly … those who die with unfulfilled dreams ……. those who have unusual deaths …. become pisacha ………. These pisachas are extremely troubled themselves from hunger thirst and lust ..all the bodily feeling and needs trouble them but due to lack of body …. these constantly lookout for bodies , grab them and satisfy their hunger thirst and lust … the body of the person suffers unknown miseries and breakdowns ,,,,,,,,,,, pisachas do not have any tenderness or understanding they use the bodies with utmost disrespect ………. this causes extreme fear in the body …

There are many such beings like rakshasas , apsmara etc ……. who behave very brash with possession …….. These fears are very hard to remove ,…….. slowly victims lose life …. self esteem and disinterest in life ..   SRNIVASA stotra removes these fears once for all and they never appear again in ones life…………….

Aputro labhate putran nirdhano dhanvaan bhavet | rogarto muchyate rogatbadhdo muchyet bandhnaat ||

Those who do not have children …….. [ aputro ] they will beget child [ labahte putran ] nirdhano – those suffering from poverty or in dire need of money ….. will get money and become rich [ dhnavaan bhavet ] by reciting these stotram with devotion and faith …

Roagarto [ roga artah ] those who are suffering from diseases they cry in bewilderness as only they can understand their misery and pain .. this pain is individualistic and relative to the past sins ………. it becomes unbearable ………. reciting this stotram in such situations .. reduces the pain and gives relief and diseases also subside never to trouble again ……[ rogat muchyate ]

bhaddho – those who are languishing in jails [ undertrials / convicted ]  those who have been held in custody …….those who are undergoing judicial cases … they will be released from custody ……….  fear of jail will also be destroyed ……..by reciting this stotram daily ….

Yadyatishtatamam loke tattatprapnotyaasanshayah |Aishwaryam raajsanmanam bhuktimuktiphala pradam ||vishnorlokaikasopanam sarvadukhaika nashanam |sarvaaishwaryapradam nrunam sarvamangal karakam ||

Those who recite this shloka daily … they will

loke – In this world [ three worlds – swarga antariksha bhumi ]    ….. yatyat  – all that that — ishtatamam  —is most desired …. [utmost desires , even desires of highest kind .. impossible types but most ishta desirous ] ……….. tat tat- .….. all those those ……….. prapnoti –— will be fructify [ materialise attained  ] ……asanshayah – without doubt … do not even doubt it …….. your desires of imposible kind and yet most desirous in the three worlds  , it may not be just one desire ….. all that has been desired by the one who recites this daily …. [ man keeps desiring and probably everyone takes it for dejection that all desires may not be fulfilled ..] but madhvas who recite this stotra  daily … all those fortunate initiated into reciting this as daily part of their daily pooja …… can rest be assured that  , their every desire as they get up early in the morning and as life progresses ,,,,, however difficult , far fetched , impossible desires they may ……….. each and very such desires … and all such desires that prop up in future …… all those even if they are somewhere in other worlds too …. will be fulfilled without doubt ……… condition attached is recite the Venkatesh stotram three times a day …. everyday ……….and forget how it fructifies … just desire .. and lo it gets materialised …. SRINIVASA has one palm in vara mudra … he is here to grant wishes ……..

AISHWARYAM – prosperity wealth ………  RAajsanmanam – awards /recognitions /felicitations / academic excellence /trophies /world cup / championship / bharat ratna / padmashree / national awards /oscars /nobel prize / olympic medal / scholarships everything will be materialised …[aapnoti ]

Bhukti – all kinds of enjoyments of wealth vehicles house of material kind

mukti – relief from cycle of birth and death……..

phala – all such fruits

pradam – SRINIVASA gives …

 VISHNUH – NARAYANA …. LOKAIKAsopanam – vishnulok means VAIKUNTHA  eksopanam – to get into the VAIKUNTHA loka it is foremost step …….. reciting this stotra forms first foremost step in sadhana to reach vaikuntha …..

NRunam – for all humans ……….  SARVAAISHWARYAPradam ———- it gives all the wealth of various kinds [ yogaishwarya , sidhhaishwarya ,ashtaishwarya ] to the one who recites this stotra with devotion ……..

 Sarvadukhaiknashanam –  for all sorts of miseries , unhappiness , dissatisfactions , this stotra is foremost instrument of destruction ..

Sarvamangal karakam – All sorts of auspiciousness is brought in by this stotra …

In this world one desires … desires many things ……. things after things ……

even if desires are fulfilled … one is unhappy because of lack of qualities [ asihwarya ] even if they are there , there may be no dearth of good things ……. but still there may be miseries ………all these miseries arising out of sansaara will be destroyed ..

even if desires are fulfilled and no miseries exist ……… inauspiciousness may cause dissatisfaction … so this stotra brings more auspiciousness ,,,,,

All material benefits may be enjoyed .. fame may be enjoyed …….. desires may be manifested ……all auspicious may hit our perfect life .. but with death all ends …. BUT with this stotra even after death these remains intact as it gives relief from sansaara and places one at the pedestal of VAIKUNTHA ……….

 Mayavi parmanandam tyaktva Vaikunthamuttamam | swamipushkarniteere ramaya saha modate |

In sansaarvastha all the souls will have their svaroopananda covered by a sheath .. thus they are not able to realise true self happiness …When they reach Vaikuntha , this sheath is uncovered and all souls experience unrestricted free flowing their svaroopananda ……… Thus this VAIKUNTHA is known as Sarvottama loka …… VAIKUNTHAUTTAMAM …….[ in all other lokas this ananda is less and in Vaikuntha it is highest that is why it uttam loka because soul cannot find happiness of the kind in Vaikuntha in any of the other lokas .. in the least on earth .. ]

BUt Srinivasa NARAYANA has no constraint with respect to his ananda in any lokas ,,, In any lOka he may be He exhibits his ananda in a poorna  manner completely …..It neither reduces or increases with LOkas ….. Thus He can stay anywhere everywhere as per HIS wish [ MAYAVI ]… So For sometime LORD SRINIVASA decided to leave VAIKUNTHA [ VAikuntham TYAKTVA ] and stay for a while in SWAMIPUSHKARNI at VENKATACHALA  ….

Laxmidevi preconstruing the desire of the LORD [ a excellent wife construes her HUSBANDS’ desires along with his contemplation ……… ] Now as LORD desired to stay in pushkarini on earth .. SHe too decided to LEAVE VAIKUNTHA [ in one form ] , to stay with her Husband .. so she took up a  dispute ……throwing wanton tantrum [ PREMA KALAHA ] over sage BHRIGU’s kick and left for earth ..

Now SRINIVAS is staying in PUSHKARINI teere …banks of SWAMIPUSHKARNI .. sporting [ modate ]along with [ Ramaya saha ] LAXMIDEVI [ one form  in his vakshsthala … mole on chest srivatsavaksha … and one form in invisible mode ] expressing his complete PARAMANANDA …as MAHALAXMI serves her LORD ……

Kalyanaadadbhutgatraya kaamitartha pradayine | Srimadvenkatnathaya srinivasaya te Namaha ||

Kalyan – auspicous  adbhut – full of surprising , spell bounding, ashcharyakar , gatraya – bodied …….. kamit – desired  …. arth – things 

pradayine – one who bestows …………..

Srimad venkatnathaya – the most fortunate and  full of wealth and mysteriously auspicious .. sarvasoubhagyadayak ……. Venkatachal — mount venkatachal … is being presided by SRINIVAS thus he is SRIMADVENKATNATHA …

SRINIVASAYA— Lord who is known in all the universe  by name SRINVASA Oh such Lord

TeNAMAHA— Namaskaras to YOU ….

Oh LORD you have a APRAKRUT deha … Thus You are full of auspicous qualities and thus you are KALYANA …..such a body no other person has thus it is ascharya .. and ADBHUTGATRA …..  You grant all the boons to the devotees more than their expectation and satisfaction in this world and other world , in this birth and after death too … so you are KAMITARTHA PRADAYINE …  You are the presiding Deity [ worshipped in whole universe as SRINIVASA ] of VENKATACHALA and thus it has become very auspicious and fortunate for those who touch it or land on it ……. Thus  OH LORD  SRINIVASA  , namaskara to YOU ….

KRishnarpanamastu ..

Venkatesha stotra -8

sarvadevaikasharanam sarvadevaikdaivatam | samastadeva kavacham sarvadeva shikhamani ||

sarvadevaiksharanam –  sarvadeva – for all deities [ Bramha shiva Indra etc ] ……..’ek’ HE Srinivasa  alone ………..’sharanam’ – is the protector and shelter ……..

when any of the devatas encounter trouble …. SRinivasa alone comes to their rescue and He alone is capable of relieving the dangers that befall even to DEvatas ……….All the Devatas too take his shelter and seek relief from their miseries …. hence Srinivasa is Sarvadevaika sharanam ……….

Sarvadevaikdaivatam – sarvadeva – for all deities , ‘ek’ He is chief ……….’daivatam ‘—- deity ……. All diety chiefly worship SRINIVASA as their kuladevta , ishtadevata ……

Samastadeva kavacham – kavach is the armour that  protects  the warriors from enemies and their weapons …For all deities [ samstadeva ] …….. Srnivasa is the KAvach that saves them from enemies and troubles …and protects them like a armour KAVACH .

Sarvadeva shikhamani – mani – is a precious stone …….  Shikha mani is one that is worn in the head … Shikhamani is accorded the highest respect , as it occupies the head …….crown …..

Head is the most important organ of the body …. it is considered most sacred and pious …..and is held in high esteem by everyone … the one which adorns the head is automatically more sacred and auspicious and revered to the owner of head …….  because head comes under the SHikhamani , it subordinates  the head the self .

Srinivasa’s feet are always sought after by the heads of the devotee , as they do namaskara [ bow and pay respects ] to the feet of LORd Srinivasa …..

The heads of the Deities constantly look forward to and are ever engaged in the namaskara to the feet of SRINIVASA and thus it is akin to the SHIKHAmani that adorns these heads of the deities .

SRINIVASA is hence SARVADEVASHIKAHAMANI .

note – next posts follows the phalashruti ……. ie the benefits of reciting this stotram ..

 

Venkatesha stotra -6 !

Srinidhih sarvabhtanaam bhayakrud bhayanashanah | sriramo raambadrashch bhavbhandaikamochakah ||

SRINIDHI –  ‘Shree’ means excessive wealth and prosperity , ‘nidhi’ means abode , ‘nidhi’ has a inexhaustive wealth in it . similarly Srinivasa is an abode to various kinds of wealth and affluence . Hence HE is Srinidhi …. this description,… is given to LORD to remove the misconception that HE had to borrow wealth from Kubera as loan and had to return it in 1000 years .. This is only  a delusion , Srinivas has inexhaustive wealth and prosperity .

Sarvabhutaanam bhayakrud –  sarva means all ‘ bhutanam ‘ means souls , bhaya krud  means one who terrorises .

All the souls jeevas get terrorised at some stage or other . SHIva ran for his life during Bhasmasur episode . Indra ran from Swarga  and hid on earth on several occasions . Even Bramha who does not have fear , showed fear in the begining of universe seeing himself alone and not knowing what to do ? Lord appeared in the form of HAYAGREEVA and explained him the science of creation . Humans fear Rakshasa , rakshasas fear Devatas . So there is no one who was never terrorised ….. One who makes these souls terrified is SRINIVASA .

 BHAYANASHANA –  all such jeevas when terrified , it is SRINIVASA who removes the fear from these jeevas . SOmetimes HE directly removes the fear and sometimes through some uttama jeevi LIke VAYUDEVA he removes fear . Thus He is the one who destroys fear and terror in the minds of devotee and is known as bhayanashana .

 SRIRAMA –  Sri means SRIDEVI , the diety incharge of satva guna . “rama ‘ means husband  . Srinivasa has SRIDEVI as his wife and hence HE is SRIRAAMA .

 RAAMABHADRA – Raama means  one who satisfies all the people . ‘Bhadra ‘ means extremely auspicious person . SRINIVASA satisfies the desires of all the people and and is extremely auspicious GOD . Thus HE is RAAMABHADRA .

 BHAVABHANDHAIKA MOCHAKA- ‘ bhava’ means sansaara ,[ cycle of birth and death , this life ] ‘ bandha ‘ means prison , binding ..IKA means alone ….. mochaka means one who releases . All the souls are bound in the cycle of birth and death called sansara . BRAMHA SHIVA INDRA all take birth and die . Thus all are subjected to imprisonment of sansaara . The prisoner cannot release himself from prison . The other prisoners also cannot release a prisoner from Prison . ALL the prisoners put together also cannot seek release . ONly one who is incharge of prison and is free from imprisonment can order such release . SRINIVASA is independent . and He alone is capable of releasing the jeevas from imprisonment of Sansaara and give MOKSHA .

Bramha , SHIVA , DURGA , SURYA , GANAPATY or any other imaginary  GOD cannot ensure MOKSHA , as all the mentioned above jeevas are themselves Prisoners , they cannot individually or collectively  give MOKSHA . SO HARI himself is alone mochaka ie BHAVA bandhaika Mochaka .

Those desiring MOKSHa should worship only SRINIVASA .

Venkatesha stotra -5 !

RAMANAATH –  Ramaa means LAXMI devi ,’ natha ‘ means husband .  Ramaadevi is uttama superior among both women and men in this creation . SRINIVASA is husband to HER and hence superior to everyone in this creation . FOREVER LAXMIDEVI is nityamukta and SRINIVASA is her husband , wherever LORD marries other jeevi still only LAXMI sannidhaan qualifies them to be his consort so this RAMAANATH quality is forever there in HARI .

MAHIBHARTA –   mahi means bhudevi , mother earth , bharta means husband . LAxmidevi has three rupas , sri bhu durga . Among these rupas , bhudevi , has mahibharta Srinivasa as her husband and through her He protects all the jeeva and jada on the earth .

 BHUDHARA –   BHU MEANS  bhudevi , dhara means one who holds , All the beings in this creation are dependent on the support of BHU . Srinivasa supports this Bhu as ADIKURMA in the waters below patala . Thus he supports Bhu which in turn supports all the creatures.

PURUSHOTTAMA –   All the chetana [sentient ] beings are known as purush , uttama means superior . All the jeevas have prakrut deha [ boy made of primordial components] thus they have death as they leave the body as it decays with age . Thus they are all known as ‘KSHARAPURUSHA ” . LAXMi devi does not have decay or death thus SHe is known as ‘ AKSHARAPURUSHA ” , SRINIVASA is superior to even AKSHARA and thus HE is PURUSHOTTAMA .

CHOLAPUTRAPRIYA – chola means chola country [ tamilnadu ] , putra , son , a son who is fit to liberate the pitrus ancestors . priyah- one who has affection on such cholaputra .

King of chola had all the qualities of  a good son . Srinivasa was taking rest in the valmik . Bramha as a cow took shelter in the chola kings shed , and everyday used to milk the valmik where Srinivasa was sitting . everyday seeing no milk from the cow , the wife of the KING chided the cowherd , cowherd angry spied on the cow and found it pouring all the milk on the anthill. In anger he raised his axe to hit the cow , Immediately Srinivasa protected the cow by taking the hit on his head , and blood oozed out of it .

Cow went to darbar of the KING and asked for justice ,. King sent his men to seek the reason . They saw the anthill profusely bleeding , KING went and saw SRINIVASA , SRINIVASA cursed him to be a pisacha till end of the KALIYUGA , KING asked for his forgivance and thus donated DIAMOND crown in his MARRIAGE , and requested HARI to wear it every friday evening and during those time KING as pisachi would have extreme happiness and relief ,

Thus out of affection accepted the CROWN and thus HE is CHOLAPUTRAPRIYA .

SHANTA – Regulate the world one needs a calm mind , this shanta quality is extremely important for protecting the world . Thus SRINIVASA as he protects efficiently is parama SHANTA .

BRAHADIVARAPRADA –   In this world many rakshasa seek boons from devatas like BRAMHA SHIVA etc . But BRAMHA and others Seek boons from SRINIVASA . Just as others seek boons and be happy from BRAMHA and others , so Bramha and others become gretaer superior to rakshas , humans and all those who seek boons . BUt since Brahma himself seeks boons from HARI Srinivasa is sarvottama and BRAMHADIVARAPRADA .

krishnarpanamastu

Venkatesha stotra – 4 !

SRIDHAR – SHREE means Laxmidevi , ‘Dhara’ one who has held . SRINIVASA has held sridevi in his chest as mole . The name of this mole is SRIVATSA . LAXMIDEVI is ever present in this mole thus HE is known SRIDHAR .

PUNDARIKAKSHA – ‘Pundareek ‘ means lotus . ‘aksha ‘ means eyes . One who has the eyes as beautiful as  lotus  is known as PUNDARIKAKSHA .

Sarvadevastutah – sarva deva  means all the devatas  ‘ stutah ‘ means one who is worshipped . Srinivasa is worshipped by all the deities . He is supreme .

HARI –  All the sins and enemies of HIS devotees get destroyed in complete and with roots . Thus Srinivasa is HARI .

SRINARSIMHA –  Sri means laxmi and NARSIMHA is avatara of half lion and human . So The form of NARSIMHA with LAXMIdevi on the lap is SRINARSIMHA . NARSIMHA that killed Hiranyakashipu is ugra narsimha and very huge and ferocious , But SRINIVASA has another small and shant swaroop of NARSIMHA which is accompanied by LAXMIDEVI and is always protecting HIS devotees . Hence he is SRINARSIMHA

MAHASIMHA – While killing Hiranyakashipu and also at the time of Pralaya SRINIVASA takes a huge form , as big as Bramhanda itself and destroys it and thus He is MAHASIMHA .

SUTRAKARA –  Srikrishna in geeta says , HE is supporting the entire universe and lokas and beings in it just as manis [ precious stones ] are held by the thread[ sutra ] in a necklace .  Thus HE is SUTRA akara , he supports like a sutra by bieng of the shape of sutra .

 PURATANAH –  This creation is full of JEEVA souls and JADA , various nonsentient things like mountains trees and rivers and ocean  . Of all these objects in creation , Srinivasa is the oldest . Bramha etc all the beings are born , HE is not born and hence exists since time immemorial and thus HE is PURATANA .

krishnarpanamastu .

Venkatesha Stotra-2 !

Shloka 2

Janardana –

Jan – one without the birth , ” Ardana” – One who destroys everyone .

Lord Srinivasa has been hailed as son of DEVAKi YASHODA , BAKULA etc . So BAkula etc have been praised as HIS mother , but HE never took birth FROM their womb or to be precise HE never stayed in their womb for nine months . BUT since he manifested in this world as their SON , He is mistaken to be born . In reality He is never BORN . Similarly He is destroyer but Himself does not get destroyed . He exists even in PRALAYA . Thus HE is JANARDANA

PADMANABHA – Padma – the lotus , Lotus of BRAMHANDA  ” Nabhi ” – navel , one who has navel of BRAMHANDA LOTUS .

During Pralaya NARAYANA went into YOGANIDRA , He broke his sleep [ enactment] as the end of PRALAYA approached . He created 23 Tatvas [ mahat , ahankara , manas , panchatanmatra , pancha gyanendriya , pancha karmendriya , panch bhuta ] total 23 elements . 24 th mool prakruti

He created Bramhanda with these tatvas [elements ] and then He created Avyakta Jala and made the Bramhanda float on it . then HE entered the BRAMHANDA and slept in YOGANIDRA for another 1000 deva mana years .At this point a lotus appeared from his NAVEL and This was of GOLDEN form like  a mini Bramhanda just like the one created by HARI earlier . [ a rupantara Bramhanda ]

CHATURMUKHA BRAMHA thus took birth in this BRAMHANDA LOTUS  . Thus SRINIVAS is known as PADMANABHA .

VENKATACHALAVASANAH – VENKATACHAL  means mount VENKATA [ sheshadri ]  ” vasanah” means made fit to be habitated by all .

Earlier this mount was ordinary . As LORD SRINIVASA  inhabitated , all the devatas , rishis , gandharvas ,and men Flocked towards this mountain to serve the LORD . Thus HE is venkatachalvasanah

SRISHTIKARTA – One who has created the UNIVERSE , usually BRAMHA is known as SRISHTI KARTA , but This BRAMHA himself came from the navel of SRINIVASA , which is known  by the word PADMANABH , the 23 elements responsible for BRAMHANDA did not come from BRAMHA but FROM VISHNU thus VISHNU is SRISHTIKARTA and not Chaturmukha BRAMHA .

JAGANNATHAH – JAGAT means world all the LOKAS , ” natha” meanly  BOSS LORD , YEJAMANA , Who is boss ? one who takes care , regulates and feeds is known as BOSS . one who creates and destroys need not neccessarily be BOSS . ie there is no such rule that one who creates be only the BOSS . THOUGH OX is the creator of the calf , yet GOPALA becomes the BOSS owner of the calf .Thus SRINIVASA feeds , regulates and takes care of this world HE is rakshak  , thus he is natha of this jagat . JAGANNATH.

MADHAV- Ma means Knowledge and proofs  , “dhav: ” means presiding deity . HARI is the chief purport of all the Knowledge and pramanas .Hari himself teaches the Knowledge to bramha and other devatas . He regulates all the shastras . He reveals all the science and literature . Thus HE is MADHAVA .

BHAKTAVATSALA – Bhakta – devotees , ” vatsala ” one who has special affinity . So SRINIVASA has a special affinity towards his devotees , LAXMIdevi is HIS foremost devotee and for her HE accepted PADMAVATI as his consort . Out of affection towards PRAHALAD , He gave  sadgati to JAYA [ HiRANYAKASHIPU ] even though he was his enemy . These are examples of his VATSALYA .

thus ends second shloka anuvada .

note ” BHAKTAVATSALA has a very special meaning .

Quiet a many times as astrologer we say ‘ such and such thing will happen ” then we say perform this pooja or worship this devata and you will see good

say someone asks , DO I HAVE A TRANSFER ?

Astrologer says NO .

Any remedies ?

Astrologer says Recite mangal antargata Bharati raman mukhyapranatargata Narsimha stotra etc .

immediately querist says , DOES this shows in my horoscope . that if I recite I will get transfer ?

If astrologer says YES , then if it is there then why did you say no transfer .

if astrologer says NO then what is the use of this remedy ?

So the answer to this is BHAKTAVATSALA . LORD is BHAKTAVATSALA , he has very special affection to devotees , so when worshiped with devotion , HE gives what is not there also ,. Because such a provision HE has made , people pray and worship HIM adore HIM and seek his blessings and grace . If there were no vatsalya then none would worship or seek remedies as fate would then be the only cruel outcome .

But because HARI is bhaktavatsala and sincere worship he turns the gravest of sins of devotees into punyakarya [ INDRA-AHALYA , Chandra-tara , mudgal – indrasena , sugreeva-tara  ] ,  He can turn events in the favour of devotee .So one must seek remedies with full confidence and faith as HARI is BHAKTAVATSALA . those who do remedies with half heart actually commit sins by doubting the VATSALYA of HARI and are liable to go to hell as well . infact performing remedies with full faith is itself an act of meditation on the bhaktavatsalya guna of HARI .

when one gets repeated realisation of  this vatsalya guna quality of HARI [ like PANDAVAS ] , one becomes steadfast in HARI devotion and astrology karma prarabdha ceases to have any fear in them . As they seek refuge in only HARI and his vatsalya . remember In the full sabha DRAUPADI was subjected to distress and yet she did not give curse to DURYODHANA and Others ,because She had extreme faith in VATSALYA quality of KRISHNA and only depended on HIM to rescue .

Infact entire Shastra is written , preached and displayed only to increase faith in the devotees that YES here is SRINIVASA bhaktavatsala , to save you from all the miseries , whether astro or no astro , HARI is always there to save so says sastro.

Bhagavata katha step by step introduces characters like PRAHALAD , DHRUVA , AJAMIDHA  VIBHEESHANA , UDDHAVA , PARIKSHITA only to show that whether you are  a sinner or a great religious exponent without the grace of HARI one cannot achieve MOKSHA , so everything lies in his GRACE and HE is bhaktavatsala to bestow shower his grace as we seek his blessing with devotion ,.

EVEN if AJAMIDHA had foregone his caste and duties He was resurrected with a single SHOUT of NARAYANA though intended towards his son named NARAYANA .

EVen though PRAHALADA was RAKSHASHA [ the clan which traditionally got slayed by HARI ] yet He achieved the status of highest devotee as He displayed unwaivering devotion towards NARSIMHA .

EVEN though DHRUVA was a small child [ people of his age would not even be considered as devotees ] yet HARI considered his plea and gave him the status of a STAR .

EVEN though MARKANDEYA was short of longevity , his sadhana of dwadashakshar with devotion made HARI bestow him deathlesness even during pralaya waters .

EVEN though DRAUPADI made the mistake of questioning her HUSBAND and demanded explanation disregarding his summon . HE saved her from the worst as she kept full faith on HIM .

EVEN though PARIKSHIT insulted the great bramhin yet HE was showered mukti that too in seven days of devotional SHRAVANA of BHAGAVAT .

EVEN though MADHAV lived a life of CHANDAAL though born as bramhin , He was relieved off his sin just by the Desire to VISIT Sheshadri and LORD himself became his SON in LAW again and again in every birth ,

WHAT can be said of your VATSALYA towards the devotees OH NARAYANA.

NANENA madideno VENKATARAMANA nee yenna kaye beko .

KRISHNARPANAMASTU .

Venkatesha stotra – Bramhanda Purana !

!! SRIVENKATESHO VASUDEV: PRADYUMNO AMITVIKRAMA !
SANKARSHANO
ANIRUDHHASHCHA SHESHADRI PATIREVACHA !!

VENKATESHA STOTRAM IS FROM BRAMHANDA PURANA WHICH
IS RECITED IN EVERY HOUSE WITH PIETY . EVEN IN THIS AGE OF KALI LORD IS MAKING
MANY BEND TO HIS FEET WHICH IS EVIDENT BY THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE WHO VISIT THIS
PLACE EVERYDAY .

OUR

    GURU SHRI RAGHAVENDRA SWAMIJI

WAS ALSO BORN AS A RESULT OF GREAT TAPASYA DONE BY THEIR PARENTS AT TIRUPATI
AND NAMING THE CHILD AS VENKATNATH. VENKATNATH WENT ON TO BECOME SHRIRAGHAVENDRA
TEERTHA .

IT IS VERY MUCH EVIDENT THAT RECITING THIS STOTRAM WITH MEANING WILL ENSURE
MOKSHA AND FULFILLMENT OF ALL WISHES . LET THIS TRANSLATION BE A SEVA TO THE
FEET OF LORD AS PRESENT IN SHRI RAGHAVENDRA SWAMY

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1> THE WORD VENKATESH HAS THREE WORDS ‘VEN’ ‘KAT’ AND ‘EESH’
.
ACCORDING TO THE BHAVISHYOTTAR PURANA ‘VEN’
MEANS SINS .’KAT’ MEANS BURNS UP .

MADHAV WAS A VERY ELIGIBLE BRAMHIN WHO DUE TO PRARABDHA KARMA LEAVING ASIDE
PARENTS AND WIFE AND HIS BRAMHIN STATUS , WENT AWAY TO LIVE WITH A CHANDAAL
WOMAN AND INDULGED IN ALL KINDS OF SINS ALL THROUGH HIS LIFE .SUCH MADHAV’S SINS
BURNT UP JUST BY THE MERE TOUCH OF THIS MOUNTAIN . THUS THE MOUNTAIN IS KNOWN AS
‘VENKAT’ BECAUSE IT BURNS UP THE SINS .

‘EESH’ -MEANS LORD .VISHNU WHO RESIDES AND LORDS OVER THIS
MOUNTAIN IS KNOWN AS ‘VENKATESH’

‘Vasu ‘ means one who is inside ‘ deva ‘ means one who sports . Lord resides
in all of us . He sports being inside us . As lord resides in everyone . When we
have extreme happiness we should owe it to God and thank . because it is He who
has given us all this being in others . Similarly when we face sorrow we must
think God has given us sorrow to wash off our sins . We should not hate the
person who is responsible for sorrow .

‘Vasu’ means one who covers everywhere , everything . God Srinivasa covers us
like a sheet and protects us from external dangers and calamities . He regulates
the entire universe by being outside and inside it . Thus he is vasudev .

Va means one with complete strength. ‘asu’ means one who controls everyone .
‘de ‘ means one who gives everything and ‘va’ again here means one who is
present everywhere . Being present everywhere , he controls everyone and gives
whatever wished for to those who pray him . Thus Srinivas is vasudev .

being the son of vasudev He is also known as VASUDEV .

‘VASUDEVA ‘

THERE ARE THREE WORDS IN THIS : ‘VA’ ‘SU’ ‘DEVA’

‘VA’ MEANS ONE WHO IS OF THE FORM OF KNOWLEDGE
.
‘SU’ MEANS ONE WHO CREATES ENTIES WORLD
[SRUSHTI]
‘DEVA’ MEANS ONE WHO SPORTS AND ENJOYS IN THIS
WORLD .

AS HE CREATES THE ENTIRE WORLD /UNIVERSE HE HAS A NAME ‘SU’
[ WHO? LORD VISHNU!]
AS HE CREATES ALL OF US ,SINCE WE ARE CREATED
WE ARE ALL UNDER HIS CONTROL i.e PARADHEEN .
BUT A BODY IS ACQUIRED AS THE
SRUSHTI PROCEEDS , THUS A BODY IS PRESENT ONLY IN THE SRISHTI , SO SRINIVASA
[LORD] SHOULD ALSO HAVE A BODY , BUT HOW CAN HE HAVE A BODY BEFORE SRISHTI . IF
HE DOES HAVE ONE ? THEN IT MUST HAVE BEEN CREATED BY SOMEONE . IF IT IS INDEED
CREATED THEN EVEN HE BECOMES PARADHEEN JUST LIKE US AS HE HAS BEEN CREATED . [
THIS DOUBT CAN CREEP UP ]
THUS EITHER SRINIVASA SHOULD BE BODYLESS BEFORE
CREATION OR ELSE HE BECOMES SUBSERVIENT LIKE US .
TO ELIMINATE THIS DOUBT ,
THE WORD ‘VA’ IS USED ie HE HAS A BODY OF KNOWLEDGE AND NOT THAT OF PRAKRUTI .
APRAKRUT SHARIR IS WHAT WE SEE IN TIRUPATI AND NOT A STONE OR IDOL AS LORD
HIMSLEF IS STANDING THERE AND IT IS NOT AN IDOL INSTALLED BY SOME . SINCE IT NOT
A STONE , INFACT NOT MADE UP OF ANY MATERIAL IN UNIVERSE IT IS KNOWN AS APRAKRUT
AS CONVEYED BY THE WORD ‘ VA’.

THE BODY OF MATERIAL WORLD WILL HAVE BIRTH AND DEATH BUT NOT THAT OF APRAKRUT
BODY BECAUSE THERE IS NO BIRTH OR DEATH TO A BODY WHICH IS MADE UP KNOWLEDGE ,
HAPPINESS AND OTHER AUSPICIOUS ATTRIBUTES.
THUS SRINIVASA EXISTS EVEN BEFORE
CREATION . AND HE IS SWATANTRA AND NOT PARADHEEN .AND SINCE HE HAS A BODY OF HIS
OWN HE CAN CREATE AS WELL .

IN THIS WORLD EVERYONE DOES WORK FOR SOME PURPOSE . NO ONE IS ACTIVE WITHOUT
PURPOSE AND AIM . THUS THIS SRINIVASA MUST ALSO BE CREATING THIS WORLD
WITH SOME PURPOSE .
IF THERE IS A PURPOSE BEHIND A WORK THERE HAS TO BE SOME
RESULT OR FRUIT OF SUCH PURSPOSE AND TOIL . IF SUCH A TOIL ENDS IN FRUITION
MEANS THE TOILER /WORKER [ IN THIS CASE SRINIVASA] MUST BE UNDER THE
SUBSERVIENCE OF THE GIVER OF THE FRUITS . [ THIS GIVER OF FRUITS FOR THE LABOR
OF CREATION MUST PRESIDE OVER SRINIVASA] SO SRINIVASA BECOMES PARADHEEN .
HOW
CAN A PARADHEEN CREATE?

ie IN SHORT IF THERE IS A SELFISH PURPOSE BEHIND CRAETION THEN GOD IS SELFISH
TO CREATE THIS WORLD AND HE HAS SOME FRUITS TO BE ACHIEVED THROUGH CREATION FOR
HIS OWN SELF . THEN HE IS DEPENDENT ON FRUITS AND ACHIEVEMENT FOR WHICH HE IS
TOILING TO CREATE THIS WORLD . SUCH INCOMPLETE DEPENDENT ENTITY CANNOT BE GOD OR
CREATOR !
PRECISELY TO DISPEL THIS DOUBT THE WORD ‘DEVA’ HAS
BEEN ATTRIBUTED TO LORD SRINIVASA .

HE SPORTS IN HIS OWN CREATION .HE HAS NO GOALS TO BE ACHIEVED FOR HIS OWN
BETTERMENT . HE IS ALWAYS FULL OF HAPPINESS . IN THIS WORLD A WHEN IN FULL
HAPPINESS PEOPLE DRINK AND IN THAT INTOXICATED STATE THEY DANCE AND SPORT
.
LORD HAS NO PURPOSE OF HIS OWN . THUS HIS CREATING THE WORLD IS NO
HINDRANCE TO HIS COMPLETENESS AND INDEPENDENCE .
HE CREATES TO GIVE HAPPINESS
TO INFINITE SOULS THAT COME INTO EXISTENCE THROUGH CREATION AND ATTAIN BLISS .

Pradyumna :
NARAYANA in his moolarupa
, took the forms of Vasudeva , pradyumna , sankarshana ,aniruddha , before the
start of the creation . His wife MAHALAXMI also took the forms of MAYA , KRITI ,
JAYA , SHANTI .

  • MAYAPATI VAsudev gives mukti to all
  • kritipati Pradyumna creates the srishti
  • Jayapati sankarshana destroys the bramhanda
  • Shantipati Anirudhha maintains the srishti

Srinivas [ Lord
Venkatesh ] is Vasudev as stated earlier thus he is the one who confers Mukti ,
now we call HIM PRADYUMNA so that the task of creation also belongs to
HIM.
Pra means SARVOTTAMA the superiormost , ‘dyumna ‘ means one with
auspiscious qualities infinite and complete with a golden hue .Thus VENKATESHA
is known as PRADYUMNA.

AMITAVIKRAMA – Amit means infinite – which cannot be counted or estimated or computed , VIKRAMA means one who has parakrama , valour ,brilliance capacity . Lord Srinivasa has infinite capabilities , HE can create ,sustain and destroy the creation within seconds , with his will and just a mere thought . tHIS CANNOT BE  emulated by anyone and thus he creates infinite Bramhandas , sustains it and destroys just byb his ICHCHA .

SANKARSHANA – sam – means ,well, complete ,thoroughly etc , KARSHANA means to destroy or to reduce . LORD Srinivasa destroys everything completely . If we try to destroy something we can utmost make two or three pieces of a thing  , we cannot reduce things to its atomic particles . BUT HARI destroys this world complete with charachatmak jada to ANURUPA of moolaprakruti . This sanhaar shakti is with only GOD NARAYANA and thus he is Sankarshana and Our SRINIVASA is known as SANKARSHANAas HE carries out LOKASANHAARA .

ANIRUDDHA – cha———–HARI when he decides anything , HE cannot be stopped or none can resist his SANKALPA . Nobody can change what LORD decides one , such a capacity none carried earlier , nor anyone exists who can change what HARI has resolved to do , nor anyone would come in future who would be capable to do so .

So the stories or tthoughts that SRINIVASA had been hurt in  a war or His HEAD started bleeding due to injury etc are not TRUE . The enactment of getting caught helplessly in NAGAPASHA of INDRAJIT is all for DAITYA mohana . OTHERWISE even while kiling Kharasur or RAVANA MOOLABALA , LORD has taken many rupas and exhibited his infinite prowess . SO his resolve cannot be superceded thus he is ANIRUDDHA .

2, AN means VAYUDEVA , ANI means devotees of VAYU devaru , one who is ruddha[ captivated ] by ani – devotees of VAYUDEVARU .

In the previous para we had shown that LORD is not under anybody’s influence nor can he be made vasha [ captivated ] by anyone , no one can cause virodha to him or his sankalpa . YET VAYUDEVA is his devotee of highest kind . WHoever has the anugraha of VAYUDEVA , they can have vashikarana on LORD , and he becomes vash to them . ie Only by the grace of VAYUDEVA one can captivate LORD in his heart .

VALI though  a great devotee , but did not have anugraha grace of HANUMAN and hence LORD RAAMA did not become vasha to him instead HE became inimical . on the contrary SUGREEVA though a  alpabhakta [ lesser devotee than VALI ] but still had the grace of HANUMAN VAYU , and thus enjoyed grace of RAAMA .

Thus SRINIVASA though independent , yet comes under control of DEVOTEES like VYASATEERTHA and RAGHAVENDRAteertha [ thye exhibit extraordinary powers of siddhi and HARI showers unmixed uninterrupted grace on them like bewitched DIETY ] only because these great yatis have complete anugraha of VAYUDEVA , thus HE is known as ANIRUDDHA . SRINIVASA has a capacity and strength to sustain the lokas and hence he is same as LOKPALAKA  ANIRUDDHA .

SHESHADRI patih eva cha ——- and SHESHA – sheshadeva had encoiled the mountain ADRI – anandaparvata  and patih means ownership , SRINIVASA is the owner and head of the Mountain encoiled by SHESHA thus known as SHESHADRI . the word eva shows SRINIVASA has alwasy this evrlasting ownership .

why this word eva because …… once in VAKUNTHA when HARI was in YOganidra and HE appointed SHESHA to guard the doors . There SHRI VAYU deva arrived to see HARI . SHESHA stopped him and then went on bragging about his own greatness and strength .

Then HARI appeared at the gates and asked SHESHA to encoil with all might and strength the mountain ANANDADRI and If VAYU could move it then VAYU is greater in strength else SESHA will be declared greater .

SESHA accepted and with all his might he encoiled the mountain and with thousand fangs poured out enormous venom and heat , thus making mountain inaccesible and venomous . VAYU with his just a touch of toe cause the mountain to fall 51000 yojana away .

Sesha deva accepted defeat and sang praises of VAYUDEVA . Thus from that day the mountain came to be known as SHESHADRI . and SRINIAVASA is yajamana BOSS for that mountain .

SHESHADRI might not have been there earlier and might not be there later too , so SHESHADRPATITVA quality may be a temporary one ,which would vanish with destruction of SHESHADRI mountain  this doubt can crop up . Thus word eva has been used ….

LORD is ananatabramhanda  nayaka , so infinite bramhandas exist at all times and all these bramhandas hav seshadri and OUR SRINIVASA is BOSS yejamana for all those mountains and thus HE remains the BOSS of seshaddri  FOREVER .

Krishnarpanamastu

next shloka contd …… in coming posts .

LORD SRINIVASA

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