SRIMAN NARAYANA CHARANAU SARANAM PRAPADYE
SRIMATE NARAYANAYA NAMAHA
Left to Right: Shri Perundevi Thayar Moolavar, Sri Varadaraja Moolavar, and on right Sri Perundevi Thayar in Serthi Thirukkolam with Sri Varadaraja Utsava Moorthy flanked by His Ubhaya Nachiars Sridevi and Bhudevi
View videos of the Kanchi Garuda Seva here:
There are 13 video clips in you tube and one web photo album in picasa containing the utsavams of kanchi 2009. The weblinks are reproduced below:
- 2009 Brahmotsava Slide Show - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWpNbr0uN28
- Simha Vahana Purappadu - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dk000HNCh-4
- Hamsa Vahana Mandapam - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZue54MFxYo
- Surya Prabha - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iU20WCPuQII
- Perumal coming to Aazwaar sannidhi - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPtVeYZV_n8
- Garuda Vahana Kudai Podudhal - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZkQ09p834Wo
- Hanumantha Vahanam Purappadu - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJw9N8FCeV8
- Sesha Vahana - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nN4keEnTL80
- Chandra Prabha - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6QTgMBDQGAA
- Nachiar Tirukkolam - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXqtXQB1OC8
- Yaali Vahana - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aWH9uyUVuxg
- Veugopalan Tirukkolam - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i4iA6Qz9xIM
- Ekantha Seva - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYugDbcgRGw
- Link to Web Album - http://picasaweb.google.com/tesvaradhan/KanchiUtsavam2009?authkey=Gv1sRgCOSKspWQs8TcPg&feat=directlink
Kanchi Sri Varadaraja Swami Tirumanjanam
We will start with the word Sri. Sri has six meanings:
- She is attained by chetanas.
- She attains Narayana and pleads on behalf of chetanas.
- She hears the prayers of chetanas.
- She makes Narayana hear the prayers of chetanas.
- She destroys the karmas of the chetanas, which stand in the way of attaining salvation.
- She makes ripe the qualities of chetanas, so that they desire only moksha and nothing else. So, all these six meanings denote only Lakshmi; and so, Sri means Lakshmi
Here, two ways of interpretation are possible.
- One is, addressing Him as, "Sriman Narayana"; and then saying, "I seek refuge in your feet". This is one interpretation.
- The second interpretation is taking "Sriman Narayana charanau" as one whole. Then, this will mean "I seek refuge in the feet of Sriman Narayana".
The first part means, seeking refuge at the divine feet of Sriman Narayana. So, the first part indicates the upaya or means of attaining salvation.
The second part denotes the fruit to be achieved, namely, service to the Lord.
SRIMATE NARAYANAYA NAMAHA
The second part of the Dvaya Mantra reads as follows: "Srimate Narayanaya Namaha". This has two different meanings.
- The superficial meaning is: "Salutation to Sriman Narayana".
- The deeper meaning is to be taken as follows: May I be for the service of Sriman Narayana. I am not for myself. Nothing is mine. Everything belongs to the Lord. I am the servant of the Lord; and I am for service to the Lord. I do not do anything for myself. The Lord only gets things done through me. Whatever I do is for the pleasure of the Lord only.
As explained above, the first part indicates the upaya or means for salvation. The second part indicates the upeya-fruit to be attained, viz., service to the Lord.
Neither the Ashtakshara or the Dwaya Mantra or the Charma Sloka are secret.
What is secret is the hidden meanings of the Ashtakshara , the Dwaya Mantra and the Charma Sloka.