Friday, May 17, 2013

Thondaradipodi describes Srirangam Lord's Posture

In this Thirumalai Verse, Thondaradipodi Azhvaar describes in detail the posture of Lord Ranganatha of Srirangam.
குடதிசை முடியை வைத்து
குண   திசை பாதம் நீட்டி

வடதிசை பின்பு காட்டி
தென்திசை இலங்கை நோக்கி

கடல் நிற கடவுள் எந்தை
அரவணை துயிலமா கண்டு

உடல் எனக்கு உருகுமாலோ
என் செய்கேன் உலகத்தீரே

He describes the Lord as one whose head is reclining in the West with his feet stretched towards the East.

With his back to the North, the handsome Lord of Srirangam is seen looking South in the direction of Lanka.

Thondarapodi says that the moment  he sets his sight on this beautiful reclining posture of Lord Ranganatha atop Adisesha, the Serpant King, he simply melts in joy and happiness. And the desire for all other wants of life goes away.

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