Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Bhaagyada Lakshmi Baaramma

Bhaagyada Lakshmi baaramma nammammaa
shri Sowbhaagyada Lakshmi baarammaa. | pa |

Gejje kalgaLa dhwaniya thorutha
Hejjeya mele hejjeya nikkutha
Sajjana saadhu poojeya veLege
MajjigeyoLagina beNNeyanthe | 1 |

Kanaka vrushtiya kareyutha baare
Manakaamaneyaa siddhiya thore
Dinakara koti thejadi hoLeyuva
Janakaraayana kumaari begaa | 2 |

Shanke illada bhaagyava koDaloo
kaN~kaNa kaiya thiruvutha baare
kumkumaaN~kite paN~kaja lochane
veN~kaTaramaNana binkada raaNee | 3 |

Atthitthagalade bhakthara maneyoLu
Nithya mahotsava nithya sumangala
Sathyadi thorutha saadhu sajjanaraa
Chitthadi hoLeyuva putthaLi gombe | 4 |

Sakkare thuppada kaluve harisi
Shukra vaarada poojeya veLege
AkkareyuLLa aLagiri rangana
Chokka Purandhara viThalana raaNee | 5 |

Hare Srinivasa

Vishnu is the god of the 'axis mundi', the energy, which crosses the universe and creates the space of life for mankind. Vishnu has come to earth every-time men or gods needed him. For the rest of the time, he sleeps on the coils of the multi-headed cobra.

As Vishnu reposes on the coils of the serpent Sesha, his wife Lakshmi sits at his feet, caressing them. She, the goddess of prosperity and abundance, serves her Lord with humility and devotion. The stem of a lotus shoots up from his navel and on the blossom sits Brahma.

Vishnu, dressed in all finery sleeps, his eyes closed, yet awake to the needs of all. With one arm providing rest to his head, the other limbs are also in relaxed state with the attributes lying next to him. The wheel (chakra), the conch shell (shankha), the mace (gada) and a lotus (padma) are usually held in the four hands.

The artist has used various shades of black to depict the turbulent cosmic waters. The effect of the diaphanous odhini and Vishnu's opaque lower garment are achieved through delicate ink shading. Use of pink is a chromatic aberration.

Legend has it that Lord Vishnu who is taking rest during the period of Dakshinayana, changes his position of sleep – turns from left side to right side on the Ekadasi day in the Shukla Paksha of Bhadra month. Therefore this Ekadashi is also known as Parsva Parivartini Ekadashi.

Vishnu (’the All-Pervading’), maintainer of the universe, ruler of Sattva. He reclines on Ananta S’esha, the many-headed serpent; out of His navel arises the four-headed Brahma & Lakshmi, wife of Vishnu and Goddess of Fortune.

EKADASHI, is an important Upvaas (fast) dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Millions of Hindu devotees observe Ekadashi, which is considered highly auspicious by Lord Vishnu devotees. The traditional approach is to abstain from food completely on the day. But nowadays a complete fast is not possible for many people. Such people consume certain food items on the Ekadashi day and observe only a partial fast.

Many devotees due to several reasons – like health and job commitments – observe partial fast on the day. Such people avoid non-vegetarian and food items made from beans, pulses and grains, especially rice. The food that can be consumed on the Ekadashi day includes fresh and dried fruits, milk products, vegetables and nuts.

In Hinduism, Upvaas is meant to bring a person close to Brahman. So forget about the rules and regulations and what you are going to gain from the Ekadashi fast. Spend the day in purifying the mind and body.

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