So, the next Bhaav I pick is Madhurya, the cherished Bhaav which compels even the great sages and men to turn their get up to a women just to cherish ShriBhagwaan as their lover. When Krishna did the Raasleela, all Devatas from Indra to Mahadeva, the husband of Mata Gauri, came as Gopikas to do Raas with Krishna. Among the Azhwars, Nammazhwar turned into Parangkush Nayaki and other Azhwars too, sorry for my lack of knowledge there are many many instance like this, so many to name. Andal or Godha Mayya- She was situated in Madhurya Bhaav, Completely surrendered to her Narayana, Her Kanna. Her story in brief: She is BhuDevi herself. Periyazhwar who used to do garland seva for Bhagwaan found her in his flower garden and took her as his daughter, he raised her up in the devotion to Kanna or Krishna ❤ She used to wear the garlands by Periyazhwar first before they went to Narayana, and imagine herself as his beloved bride, one day her Father found this out. So, without saying a word to her, he made another garland for Lord, a fresh one. But the garland fell from the Murthi, meaning the Lord didn't accept it. In his dream, the Lord informed Periyazhwar that he shall wear only those garlands which were first offered to Godha And also, the Lord, called upon the King of the place in his dream, that prepare for Godha to get her married to me, in the RangNath Temple. The next day, with pomp and show, Godha was brought to the temple and there she merged into the idol of RangNath after being married to him at the age of sixteen! Such was her devotion, her two texts are Thirupavvai and Nachiyar Thirumozhi While Vedant Deshikan extols her greatness in ShriGodha Stuti by him.
I am sharing a verse from Nachiyar Thirumozhi, when Godha Ma tells a cuckoo to warble sweetly to call Hari who is separated from her, while the cuckoo has her love mate with her, Godha Ma doesn't, therefore she calls for that cuckoo.
Oh cuckoo! My sorrow has infiltrated even into my bones (and has caused them to melt). My eyes that can be compared to deep piercing spears (vEl) are not able to even close. I have been struggling in the ocean of sorrowful separation for a long, long time because I do not have the help of SrI vaikuNTha nAthan who will serve like a boat for me to cross the ocean of sorrow. Oh cuckoo! You know well the grief that arises from separation from the beloved one! Please do warble sweetly so that kaNNan who has a body that shines likes gold, who is the embodiment of dharma and who has garuDa flag, will come to me!
Now my poem: I am not at all situated in Madhurya bhaav forgive me, my friends for this, but yes, one thing is true, when it comes to a Lover or a Husband I won't choose a man other than My ShrimanNarayana! Moreover, Madhurya requires the blessings of Ma ShriLakshmi and I am a person without any such good attributes, but yes since I am attached to them, My LakshmiNarayana shall never forsake me!
*Sankarshan- A Vyuha Avatar of ShriVishnu who supports the entire creation(Bhudevi) on his hoods. **Kamadhenu to needy- The wish yielding cow, Bhumi Mayya provides us all with all food and shelter we need
Bhu Suktam Shlokam 12-13. vishNu patnIm mahIm devIm mAdhavIm mAdhavapriyAm | lakshmI priyasakhIm devIm namAmyacyuta-vallabhAm l 12 Meaning: We salute BhUmi PirATTi (mahIm devIm), the consort of VishNu; we salute that mAdhavI, who is dear to Maadhavan (Her Lord ) and who is the dearest friend of LakshmI devi. Our salutations are to BhUmi PirATTi, who has vAllabhyam (vaSIkaraNam) over Her Lord, Achyutan.
om dhanurdharAyai vidmahe sarvasiddhyai ca dhImahi | tanno dharA pracodayAt || 13 || Meaning: We worship Her by knowing Her as One who (wields the bow and looks also like a bow, lean in the middle) is adorning the bow. For that purpose we meditate upon the One who blesses us with all success (sarva siddhi). May that dharaNi dharA/BhUmi devI, prompt us for that meditation! (We worship Her for the sake of worship - sAttvIka tyAga)
SOURCE: sadagopan.org (Bhu Suktam) My poem is inspired by the same. All Glories and Gratitude to ShriHari and ShriVaishnav Jans! ❤
Bhumi Ma, the consort of Narayana, is the personification of his forbearance his forgiveness, and she along with Mayya Lakshmi is our ideal mediator who pleads Bhagwaan to forgive our sins and take us out of Samsaar Sagar. So, let's take the shelter of Bhumi Piratti's (Ma) Lotus feet and ask her to take our case to ShrimanNarayana. Even this is very sweet! ❤ Bhagwaan stands in the middle, while Lakshmi Ma stands on the left and Bhumi Ma stands on right (some say opposite though am saying according to the picture ). So, for us what they do? Lakshmi Ma tells Bhagwaan to forgive our sins, which are so big that Bhagwaan turns his face, and on turning right what he finds? Bhumi Ma is saying the same. When Hari still doesn't listen, our mothers get angry from him, actually sad, which Hari can't bear to see hence he readily forgives us and gives us his Precious Devotion! Narayana Narayana! ShriBhu Sametha My Narayana! Since, Bhu Devi is his forgiveness and Shri Devi is his mercy towards us we should see our Mothers non different from our Father. Sashtras too say that we shouldn't approach Bhagwaan directly, hence we should approach through the best mediator ShriMahaLakshmi, BhuDevi and Neela Devi too. Neela Devi is also said to be his affection personified but she is mostly seen as non different than Bhumi Devi or ShriMahaLakshmi.
: Google, to the original owner : ShriBhu Amma Sametha Narayana
Avani, Medini- Names of Ma ShriBhudevi Anantha Shaayina- One who rests on Anantha SheshNaag Kamlaasini, Shri- Ma ShriLakshmi
Bhumi Devi is another form of Ma ShriMahaLakshmi, and is in the form of entire creation of Lord. She is the personification of Bhagwan's forgiveness ☺ while ShriDevi and NeelaDevi represent Mercy and Affection of Swamy ❤ She came with ShriKrishn as Ma SathyaBhama, the daughter of SatraJeet, also in Kaliyuga She incarnated as Ma Godha, the daughter of Periyazhwar who attained the Lord through her Utmost Devotion. She showed us the path to Liberation and Kainkaryam- Eternal Service to ShrimanNarayana☺❤
Jaya ShriHari! Jaya ShrimanNarayana! Pic credit: To the rightful owner, edit by me
harvest_of_mind@ira_neer Sister, when you shown interest in 'piety', how I could stop myself from recommending this devotional poetry to you. I do not know any one else at Mirakee who writes with such emotional appeal in this field. I am about to complete reading all the 150+ posts and perhaps I'll start second round.
shrihari_nandini@ira_neer I am really glad you liked. And I feel quite content with your words, thank you so much! All I wish is, that out of the complex world, people are able to calm their minds here. I feel satisfied Thanks a tonne again! ❤❤❤ Jaya ShrimanNarayana! ShriHari bless you!
@harvest_of_mind That's really very generous of you Sir. I am just a learner yet you keep a high regard of my words. I am very much thankful to you for the appreciation. ♀️ Thank You So Much for taking out time to read all my verses! ♀️♀️ Jaya ShrimanNarayana! ShriHari bless you!