[Advaita-l] Valmiki compares Rama to Shiva

Sriram Sankaranarayanan ssriram1992 at icloud.com
Mon Apr 3 19:53:06 EDT 2017

Namaskarams Subbu ji

Thank you for Sri Appaya Dikshita's quoted shloka from Ramayana. Do you
know any online repository where I can find other works of Sri Appaya


Hamsah Soham

On Mon, Apr 3, 2017 at 8:14 AM V Subrahmanian via Advaita-l <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:

> In the Valmiki Ramayana there is a verse that compares Sītā-Rama with
> Gourī-Shankara:
> कृताभिषेकस्सरराज रामः सीताद्वितीयस्सह लक्ष्मणेन।
> कृताभिषेको गिरिराजपुत्र्या रुद्रस्सनन्दी भगवानिवेशः।।3.16.43।।
> सीताद्वितीयः accompanied by Sita, सः रामः that Rama, कृताभिषेकः completing
> his bath, सहलक्ष्मणेन along with Lakshmana, गिरिराजपुत्र्या with the
> daughter of the king of the mountains, कृताभिषेकः ablution over, सनन्दी
> along with Nandi, ईशः Isvara, रुद्रः इव like Rudra, रराज shone.
> Accompanied by Sita and Lakshmana, Rama finished his bath in the river. He
> looked splendid like Lord Rudra followed by Nandi and the daughter of the
> king of the mountains (Parvati).
> Sri Appayya Dikshita cites this verse in his own commentary to his 'Sri
> Ramayana tātparya sāra sangraha stotram' 10. He says, by making such a
> comparison, Valmiki reveals his own purport that 'Shiva is endowed with
> unsurpassed greatness.'
> regards
> subrahmanian.v
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