пятница, 6 апреля 2018 г.

ॐ चतुर्बाहवे नमः - The Form Most Natural to Bhagavan Shree Vishnu!

I have written about Lord AshtaBhuja Narayana today and while scrolling through "Shree Vishnu-SahasraNam" stumbled upon the Mantra of ChaturBhuja Narayana! 

Yes, a mystic coincidence, so a little post about Shree ChaturBhuja Vishnu as the follow-up:

"Shree Vishnu-SahasraNam", Mantra No. 772:

ॐ चतुर्बाहवे नमः - OM chaturbAhave namaH 

Tika by Shree Parashara Bhatta Acharya: 

व्युहमुलेन निरुपाधिक-पररुपेण देवक्यामवततार इति चतुर्बाहुः

vyuhamulena nirupAdhika-pararupeNa devakyAmavatatAra iti chaturbAhuH

"The source of the Vyuhas or Emanations is the Para-Rupa (The Highest Transcendental Form) and It was in this Form which is natural to Him that He took birth from Devaki. 

Both in the Para and Vyuha Rupas Bhagavan Shree Vishnu has 4 Arms and It was in this Four-Armed Form that He was born of Devaki. When she saw that Form, she at once prayed to Him:

सा हि एनमाह - sA hi enamAha

उपसंहर सर्वात्मन् रूपमेतच्चतुर्भुजम्।
जानातु माऽवतारं ते कंसोऽयं दितिजन्मजः||
upasaMhara sarvAtman rUpametachchaturbhujam|
jAnAtu mA.avatAraM te kaMso.ayaM ditijanmajaH ||

"The Inner Soul of all beings! Please withdraw this 4-Armed Form within Yourself. Let not this Kamsa that belongs to the asura race know that you are the Avatara of Vishnu" [Shree Vishnu-Purana", 5.3.13, see the similar Pramans from "Shreemad-Bhagavatam", 10.1.2 and further]

Cited from 
"SRI VISHNU SAHASRANAMA WITH 
THE BHASHYA OF SRI PARASARA BHATTAR" [Sanskrit-English] 
translated by prof. A. Srinivasa Raghavan

"Like a young calf which knows no fear" - Alwars Stavas and Sthala Purana dedicated to Shree AshtaBhuja Narayana Temple...

I am reading "108 Vaishnavite Divya Desams" by Miss Dr. M.S. Ramesh this spring. 

You can find this edition (in 5 Volumes) at http://ebooks.tirumala.org/

Brilliant book with a brilliant chapter about one of my most adorable Mandirs - "Shree AshtaBhuja Perumal Temple":

SRI ASHTABHUJA PERUMAL TEMPLE KANCHIPURAM

This temple is about 2 kms from the temple of Lord VaradaRaja. 

It is in Little Kanchipuram. 

It is opposite to the temple of Yathoktakari. 

The Lord is seen beneath a chakragosha vimana, in a standing posture, facing the west.

As the very name explains, the Lord here is seen with Eight Hands ("Ashta" means eight, "Bhuja" means hands). 

The Four Arms of

#ВИШНУ1008 - Мантра 772 - ॐ चतुर्बाहवे नमः - "Скрываясь от асуров..."

Данный пост относится к группе постов, 
посвященных Тикам Шри Парашары Бхатты 
к "Шри Вишну-СахасраНаму", 
полный рубрикатор -  #ВИШНУ1008

Да, девчонки, я сегодня с утра читала гениальную книгу "108 Вайшнавских Дивья-Деш" и запостила на английском статью про Храм Шри АштаБхуджа Нараяны (Храм ВосьмиРукого Нараяны). 

Заодно мне в "Шри Вишну-СахасраНаме" сегодня