elmec at GIASBG01.VSNL.NET.IN
Thu Apr 13 07:53:59 CDT 2000
Beautiful description ! The light of the niraajana emanated by the
prostrating crowns of Gods..........no poet other than Shankarachaarya
could have visualised such magnificent similies. I feel blessed that we
are atleast able to read such poetry and enjoy its grandeur. Thanks for
Raghavendra Hebbalalu wrote:
> samudyatpata~NgendukoTiprakaasham |
> sphuratkaantiniiraajanaaraadhitaanghrim |6|
> lasac-chandrikaa-smera-shoNaa-adharaabham :
> With a smile like shining moonlight
> playing on the beautiful red lips,
> samudyat-pata~Nga-indu-koTiprakaasham :
> With a brilliance unmatched by
> millions of rising Suns and Moons,
> aaraadhitaanghrim :
> With feet worshipped by,
> sphurat-kaanti-niiraajana :
> the aarati (niiraajana) in the form of
> radiating lustre,
> namad.h-brahma-rudraadi-koTiiraratna :
> from the millions of gems adorning the
> crowns of the prostrating brahma,
> rudra and other gods.
> A moonlight-like shining smile plays on the beautiful
> crimson lips of the Lord. His brilliance is unmatched
> even by millions of rising Suns and Moons. His feet
> are worshipped by the aarati of the radiating lustre
> from the millions of gems adorning the crowns
> of the prostrating brahma,rudra and other gods.
> shrii raama is the paranjyoti, the Supreme
> Illuminator,who is beyond every other
> light including the Sun and the Moon !
> This reminds me of the Geeta shloka 15-6
> 'na tadbhaasayate suuryo na shashaa~nkona paavakaH |'
> and so on and similar mantras from the katha and
> muNDaka upanishads which state 'neither the sun nor
> the moon nor the fire light It (the abode of the
> The scenario of the niiraajana from the crowns of
> prostrating gods is seen even in the shivanandalaharii
> stOtra of shrii shankara (verse 65).
> The same has been used in shrii tyaagaraja's famous
> krithi 'shambhO mahAdeva'. 'sura-vrinda-kiriiTa-maNii-
> vara-niirajita-pada'. shrii tyaagaraaja,one of the
> Trinity of Carnatic music, was one of the greatest
> composer-musicians of South Indian music.
> Corrections are welcome.
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