- srimate ramanujaya
- sri padmavati
sametha sri srinivasa parabrahmane namah:
- Sri U.Ve.Varadachari
- Sri Venkateswara
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- MangalAsAsanam is a
tradition by which a grateful devotee hails the
- Lord and wishes Him
all MangaLams or auspiciousness. PeriyAzhwAr's ThiruppallaANDu
(wishing long life to the Lord) belongs to this category.
Although it is rather absurd for a mere mortal to wish long life
to the all powerful and eternal God , this act or gesture or
impulse has to be understood in the context of a concerned devotee
, who worries about any harm coming to the Lord from evil-minded
beings. In this vein, Sri VenkatEsa MangaLam (MangalAsAsanam)
has to be understood as the deep and pious expression of
gratitude of a dear BhakthA , who was belessed to perform prapatthi
to the Lord of Venkatam hills through his Sri VenaktEsa Prapatthi
. The author of the Prapatthi , MangaLam and SuprabhAtham for
Sri VenkatEsa is Sri PrathivAdhi Bhayankaram ANNaa , (P.B.ANNaa)
is one of the celebrated eight principal
disciples of the revered AchAryan ,Sri MaNavAla MaamunigaL .
- It is interesting to
note that Sri P.B.ANNaa's Acharyan, Sri MaNavALa MaamunigaL and
the bard of ThiruvEnkatam , TaaLapaakkam ANNamAryA had deep links
to Sri Adhi vaNN SatakOpar , the First Jeeyar of Ahobila Matam.
SvAmi MaNavALa MaamunigaL was initiated into SanyAsAsramam by
the First Jeeyar of the Ahobila Matam ; ANNamAryA performed prapatthi
and received Nrusimha manthrOpadEsam from the very same Adhi
VaNN SatakOpa Jeeyar. All the fourteen MangaLAsAsana slOkams
for the Chathurdasa BhuvanEsvaran , Sri VenkatEsan , conclude
with the refrain of "Sri VenaktEsAya MangaLam " or
"SrinivAsAya managaLam ". It is appropriate to remember
that it was AchArya RaamAnujA , who gave the name of "SrinivAsan"
to the Lord of ThiruvEnkatam .
- AdiyEn will now summarize
the general meaning of each of these
fourteen moving MangaLAsAsana SlOkams . A great deal can be written
about the depth of meaning of each of the NaamAs that Sri P.B.ANNA
to perform his Naama-KusumAnjali in this MangaLAsAsanam. AdiyEn
will conclude these postings with an archanA for Sri VenkatEsA
from the naamAs
used by Sri P.B.ANNA in his benedictory Sri Sookthi , Sri VenaktEsa
Sriya: KaanthAya KalyANa NidhayEarthinAm
Sri VenkatanivAsAya SrinivAsAya MangaLam
all auspiciousness shower on SrinivAsA of Venkatagiri! He is
of Lakshmi and is the rich mine of all auspiciousness. He is
the immeasurable wealth for all those , who seek Him .He has
hills for Hiseternal residence .
LakshmI-savibhramaalOka subhrU-vibhrama chakshushE
ChakshushE sarvalOkAnAm VenkatEsAya mangaLam
all auspiciousness shower on Sri VenkatEsA , the eye of all the
! Over the eyes are His beautiful eyebrows and over them
- is His
endearing forehead region .When Sri MahA Lakshmi ,His divine
, glances at this beautiful face of Sri VenaktEsA , She Herself
- is dismayed
and overcome by the matchless beauty of Her Lord's face .
SrivenakatAdhri SrungAgra MangaLAbharaNaangrayE
MangaLAnAm-nivAsaya SrinivAsAya mangaLam
divine feet of Sri VenaktEsA adorn the peak of the Thiruvenkatam
These feet empower the Thiruppathi hills to become a source of
all blesisngs to the devotees of SrinivAsA . Let the world's
come the way of Sri VenkatEsA .
sarvaavayava soundharya sampadhA sarva-chEthasAm
SadhA sammOhanAyAsthu VenkatEsAya mangaLam
is no one on this earth , who has not been overcome by the supreme
of Lord VenkatEsA . Every one of His limbs are celebrated for
unmatchable beauty. It is no wonder He enchants His devotees
soundharyam . Let no evil eye fall on Him and let the world's
supreme auspiciousness come His way .
NithyAya NiravadhyAya sathyAnantha-chidhAthmanE
SarvantharAthmanE Sri VenkatEsAya MangaLam
VenkatEswarA is the embodiment of the five supreme principles
celebrated by the Upanishads.These are Satyathvam ( eternal truth) ,
Jn~Athvam ( True Knowledge), Anantathvam ( Eternal presence),
Amalathvam (blemishlesness) and Aanandhathvam ( Eternal Bliss
). Sri VenkatEsA is the Parabrahmam in whom all the above five
attributes find their home. He is the One , who is resident in
the heart lotus of all living beings . Let no harm come to Him
and may he be blessed with all auspiciousness!
svathas sarvavidhE sarvasakthyE sarvasEshiNE
SulabhAya SuseelAya VenkatEsAya MangaLam
VenkatEsA comprehends every thing without anyone's help. He is
Omnipresent.He is the residual force after every thing is destroyed
by the supreme deluge (PraLayam). He is easy to reach .He has
the most auspicious
guNAs. Let all blessings befall Sri VenkatEsA !
parasmai BrahmaNE poorNakaamAya ParamAthmanE
prayunjE paratatthvAya VenkatEsAya mangaLam
the Upanishads use the word "Para Brahman", they have
in mind Sriman NaarAyaNan , who stands on top of the ThiruvEnaktam
hills as SrinivAsan. There is nothing that He can not attain
, when He desires it.
He is all powerful .There is no one in any world , who can disobey
without incurring His wrath. No atom vibrates in this Universe
His empowerment . Let all auspiciousness befall Lord venkatEsA
of Thirumalai-Thiruppathi hills !
- (8) akAla tatthvam-asrAntham aathmAnam
athrupthyAmrutha -roopAya VenkatEsAya MangaLam
VenkatEsA is celebrated for the divine beauty of His archA vigraham
worshipped at Thirumalai. He is also revered for His attributes
as well as His
Aathma svarUpam or Para Brahmam aspects. There has never been
any one in the past or present , who have been satiated from
looking at the matchless physical beauty or thinking about His
incomparable anantha kalyANa guNAs.In future also , it is unlikely
that we would meet any one , who will fully understand
he Sri VenkatEsa Tatthvam or Svaroopam .Let all MangaLAs accumulate
and reach the divine feet of Lord VenkatEsA !
(9) prAya: svacharaNou pumsAm SaraNyathvEna
krupayA disathE Sri VenaktEsAya MangaLam
VenkatEsA ! Your right hand has a varadha mudhrA (gesture). That
gesture points to the direction of Your divine feet. It appears
that this mudhrA reveals Your secret that Your holy feet are
the sole means for deliverance from the ills of samsArA through
the act of surrender (SaraNAgathi) unto them. Let allMangaLAs
come Your way as the revealer of SaraNAgathi rahasyam out of
Your infinite mercy through this mudhrA !
dayAmrutha tarangiNyAs-tarangair iva seethaLa:
apAngais sinjathE visvam VenkatEsAya MangaLm
VenkatEsA looks at the world with His eyes full of infinite mercy
and compasssion. The world and its denizens respond with supreme
happiness is comparable to the joy resulting from repeated immersions
in a wave-laden river of nectar . The world and its lives are
rejuvenated and energized by the power of that merciful look
. Let all MangaLAs fall on the supreme abode of DayA , Sri VenkatEsA
srag-bhUshaNaambara -hEthinAm sushumAvahamoorthayE
sarvArthi-samanAyAsthu VenkatEsAya MangaLam
VenkatEsA has the most beautiful body , which is adorned by
garlands , powerful weapons and lovely clothes. He wipes
the sorrows of allof His devotees. Let all auspiciousness shower
beautiful ThirumEni of Sri VenkatEsA !
Srivaikunta-virakthAya SvAmi PushkaraNI-thatE
RamayA ramamANAya VenkatEsAya MangaLam
NaarAyaNaa got tired of His abode in Sri Vaikuntam
abandoned it in favor of a new residence on the banks of Swami
PushkaraNi at Thirumalai. There , He has incarnated as Sri VenkatEsA
protects forever His dear devotees; there, He also sports with
Lakshmi and has given Her a preferred seat of residence on His
and thereby acquired the name of SrinivAsan . Let all MangaLams
SrinivAsA of Swami PushkaraNi!
Srimath Sundara-jaamAthru muni maanasa-vaasinE
Sarvaloka nivAsAya SrinivAsaaya MangaLam
VenkatEsA resides in the heart lotus of great BhakthAs like Sri
MaamunigaL. He is the indweller(antharyAmi) of all living beings.
all auspiciousness come the way of Sri VenkatEsA , who is the
succor and sustenance of all BhaagavathAs !
sarvaisccha poorvair-AachAryai:sathkruthAyAsthu MangaLam
of my AchAryAs (preceptors) , their AchAryAs and the other
have sung the glory of Sri VenkatEsA's auspicious attributes
time immemorial . AdiyEn's praise of His KalyANa guNAs is therefore
nothing new and does not represent an isolated act.AdiyEn joins
with my AchAryAs and predecessors in wishing Sri VenkatEsA all
OppilA-appan Koil VaradAchAri Sadagopan