saundaryalaharii _ A selection

Ravisankar S. Mayavaram msr at COMCO.COM
Wed Jul 5 08:52:48 CDT 2000

```First the good news. Prof. Murthy told me that he will restart
his series on saundaryalaharii soon.

In the case of shivaanandalaharii we are fortunate to have
bhagavan ramaNa's selection of 10 verses which represent the gist
of the work. I do not know whether such a selection of verses
exists for saundaryalaharii.

In order to learn the text, I thought I will do in parts so that
it is easy to memorize and understand it in depth. Browsing
through the text (100 verses), I have selected a set of 10 verses
and then a set of 25 verses which I thought gives some of the
important verses in the text.  The 25-verses set has the 10-set
verses set  as its subset. I will give this list later.

Now coming to the 10-verses set. The verses are
1,3,8,9,11,27,32,33,98,100. The selection is based on what
appealed me the most.  I am attaching a text document which gives
these 10 verses. At this point I would solicit your
selection.  Please let us know the 10 verses you would select
from saundaryalaharii.

Thank you.

Ravi
parandhaama ruupaaM bhaje paaNDya baalam.h

shivaH shaktyaa yukto yadi bhavati shaktaH prabhavituM
na cedevaM devo na khalu kushalaH spanditumapi .
praNantuM stotuM vaa kathamakR^itapuNyaH prabhavati .. 1..

nimagnaanaaM daMShTraa muraripu\-varaahasya bhavatii .. 3..

maNidviipe niipopavanavati cintaamaNigR^ihe .
shivaakaare ma~nce paramashivaparya"nkanilayaaM
bhajanti tvaaM dhanyaaH katicana cidaanandalahariim.h .. 8..

sahasraare padme saha rahasi patyaa viharase .. 9..

caturbhiH shriikaNThaiH shivayuvatibhiH pa~ncabhirapi
prabhinnaabhiH shambhornavabhirapi muulaprakR^itibhiH .
trirekhaabhiH saardhaM tava sharaNakoNaaH pariNataaH .. 11..

japo jalpaH shilpaM sakalamapi mudraaviracanaa
saparyaaparyaayastava bhavatu yanme vilasitam .. 27..

shivaH shaktiH kaamaH kShitiratha raviH shiitakiraNaH
smaro haMsaH shakrastadanu ca paraamaaraharayaH .
amii hR^illekhaabhistisR^ibhiravasaaneShu ghaTitaa
bhajante varNaaste tava janani naamaavayavataam .. 32..

smaraM yoniM lakShmiiM tritayamidamaadau tava mano

pibeyaM vidyaarthii tava caraNanirNejanajalam .
prakR^ityaa muukaanaamapi ca kavitaakaaraNatayaa

sudhaasuuteshcandropalajalalavairarghyaracanaa .
svakiiyairambhobhiH salilanidhisauhityakaraNaM
tvadiiyaabhirvaagbhistava janani vaacaaM stutiriyam.h .. 100..

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bhava shankara deshikame sharaNam