January 5, 2019


Sri Vedanta Desikan (–) was a Sri Vaishnava guru/philosopher and one of the most Hayagriva Stotram: a hymn on Lord Hayagriva, the Lord of Learning, who bestows real knowledge to the reciter, banishing Tamil works: Swami Desikan’s Works in Tamil are numerous, out of which two need special mention. Swami desika’s tamil prabandhams. Each sloka explains the purport of each chapter and there are 18 slokas in this desika has also blessed us . 23 Apr The name ” Nyasa Tilaka” has been given to this stotra by Desika himself, works in four lanuages, Sanskrit, Prakrit, Tamil, and Manipravala.

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These are called ’emanations’. The meanings of Swami Desika? Your vathAra ThirumEnis are indeed the waves that form and disappear. Yath nAmAni Evam aavartayantha: He is having His abode on the Eastern direction and on the forehead of Bhagavatas, and who adorns four brilliant discs Chakram and whose body shines like pure and red golden mountain? He welcomes the contact of the red dye adorning Your sacred feet as His defining mark.

In the 30th chapter of his composition, the Paduka Sahasram, Vedanta Desika had used several types of poetic imagery. Therefore, You seem to have a smiling face with the query: And, we know gold is yellow in color. Later on, we will consider certain doubts and also explain the practice from a scientific perspective.

The glances from deskia dayA-laden eyes are beautiful like the lotus flower ambhOjAnAm blossoming in the morning ushasi mishathAm and those glances have a close friendship antharangai: You are my Mother. They are the source of all welfare. AdiyEn is indeed blessed to have all these soubhAgyams. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Thus, in His narasimha incarnation, He came to protect prhalAda and other devotees from hiraNyakaSipu. Let us first enjoy the meaning of the Slokas.


Desika stayed in stotrxm cities through his life such as Thiruvaheendrapuram, Kanchipuram, Srirangam and Melkote. Those compassionate side-glances of Yours are not some phenomenon that happens once in a great while and then are turned off. This work consists of 32 slokas in various metres, from Anushtup of 8 syllables to a quarter to Shragdhara of 21 syllables to a quarter The figure 32 appears to be a great favourite with this Acharya, probably because it is the number of Upanishadic Brahma-Vidhyas.

Propelled by that desire Kaimkarya ruchithey consider all the perishable wealth of this world as worthless. AdiyEn is eager to eulogize You of such stupendous glories. When the sentient beings dEhina: Even in that state of fury, your lotus eyes fell with mercy on Prahlaada. They will travel on the streets of their tamul with a happy state of mind and with garlands of flowers around their shoulders. It would appear that when an AchArya observed that the base of the Sacred mark should touch the?

Taking cues from the Vedic scriptures, Vedanta Desika has provided a detailed catalogue of food which should be consumed to maintain a healthy mind and a disease-free life. He also travelled widely all over India on foot.

You are thus the root cause behind all the glories of Your Lord. As VasudhAriNee, the holder of all kinds of wealth, You grant them the boons they seek. Garudan, whose body is constituted by all the Vedams is Your transport and throne. Both of You are engaged in playing the game of Chess: What if nothing is worn?

That is how He is recognized and revered says the 4th SlOkam. You seem to be asking me with a shining, smiling face: Your limitless compassion to your devotees became evident then.

Your Lord edsika taken a vow Vratha dheekshaii-e. Therefore this mangaLam of keerthi landing on me as Your eulogizer is bound to come adiyEn’s way. She is the MandhAra maalai for the head of VedAs known for their eternal fragrance. It is customary for poets to acknowledge their disqualifications when they engage in sthuthis about BhagavAn and His Devi, MahA Lakshmi.


Vedanta Desika

It is not like a lamp, whose lustre is hidden by a lampshade. The stotra winds up with aprayer stktram be made the recipient of the highly coveted title of “Servant of the Lord and His Sri” In its metaphysical aspect Nyasa Tilaka like Saranagati Deepika is a poetic rendering of the salient features of Saranagati as laid down in the Srimad Rahasyatrayasara, with this difference, that while Saranagati Deepika is an epitome of RahasyatrayasaraNyasa Tilaka concerns itself stortam with the mentality that should prevail in the post-prapatthi period.

Desika was challenged by another scholar to compose verses in a night, and he completed this work in three hours. Similarly, our tamio body with the nerve endings would respond to mere soft ‘acutouch” provided the touch is administered in conjunction with the appropriate ‘Mantras”.

At each place, he composed many different works in languages such as Tamil, Sanskirt, Prakrit and Manipravala a mixture of Sanskrit and Tamil that revealed his ingenuity, creativity, logic, linguistic expertise, devotional fervour and erudite scholarship.

That roopam has the radiance of the molten gold. VedAs reveal this tatthvam. Though lotus comes in several colors e. Hence it is a Adbhuta Deeika Lion.

Tamil prabandhams of swami desikan

His abode is in the South and at the center of the neck. Deeply impressed, Ammal blessed him and predicted that Venkatanatha would become the main torch-bearer for Sri Vaishnavism. AarthathrANa — For destruction of sorrows and fears and sakala Iswaryams