ShriVallabhAcharya wrote MadhurAshtakam on ShriKrishn. It had eight paragraphs describing the various attributes of Bhagwaan, but it had only one adjective that is 'Madhur' or 'Sweet' each line ending with MadhurAdhiPaterAkhilam Madhuram' meaning everything is sweet about the Lord of Sweetness.
Just like a lover finds everything about his loved one as sweet, his speech, his voice, his gait, his smile, his hands, his feet, his eyes, his eye movements and everything, similarly did Shri VallabhAcharya wrote about our Bhagwan with whom he was in love with.
It is veryyyyyyyyyyy sweet to hear and recite. In fact it is said to be the favourite hymn of Bhagwan ShriKrishna himself! No wonder it is a gem in itself!
My best friend and my sister @aarsha_ns di told me to write something similar on ShriRaam. Since I do not know Sanskrit, I gave my naive attempt to write something like this in Hindi for ShriRaam Bhagwan with eight paragraphs using the adjective Madhur in each line for each of his attribute and the last line for each para being 'Akhil Madhur SiyaNaath', that is 'The Lord of Siya is entirely sweet' ❤
And on this occasion of Dussehra or Vijaya Dashami, I am sharing it with everyone. Let's celebrate the sweetness of the King and Queen of Sweetness- ShriSeethaRaam!!!
In this last part, of ShriLakshmi Charit, I have described the Kripa (Mercy) of Devi Lakshmi, and the opulences she can provide. She being the Supreme Mother, there is absolutely nothing impossible for her. Therefore, she provides to one the blessings of wealth (Dhan), crops(Dhaanya), progeny (Santaan), Victory (Vijay), Dhairya (Patience), Boons (Vardaan), devotion to her and Narayana (Bhakti) and lastly the most important goal of human life, Liberation (Mukti). She is the one who guides the path of sages, she is the one who provides one the supreme knowledge to attain Moksha and service to ShriLakshmiNarayana. She destroys all inauspiciousness and gives rise to all kinds of auspiciousness for us and her devotees, Sharnagatas! She is the Goddess of My Heart ❤ Hence I pray to her to provide endless mercy to that person who recites this hymn 'ShriLakshmi Charit' daily or routinely.
श्रीलक्ष्मी चरित ९ -भव्या गोगिया
मुनिगन मार्ग दर्शिनी लक्ष्मी गुरु सम विद्या दायिनी लक्ष्मी धन धान्य आदि महालक्ष्मी संतान सुख प्रदायिनी लक्ष्मी विजय धैर्य वर दायिनी लक्ष्मी वैकुंठ वासी वंदित लक्ष्मी सागर कन्या किशोरी लक्ष्मी जय जय जय श्रीदेवी लक्ष्मी |१२|
सकल पाप विनाशिनी लक्ष्मी भव सागर तारिणी श्रीलक्ष्मी सर्व मंगल जननी लक्ष्मी सर्व अमंगल नाशिनी लक्ष्मी मम-हृदय देवी जय जय लक्ष्मी भक्ति मुक्ति प्रदायिनी लक्ष्मी अनंत कृपा वर्षिनी लक्ष्मी पाठ करे जो नित्य लक्ष्मी सागर कन्या किशोरी लक्ष्मी जय जय जय श्रीदेवी लक्ष्मी |१३|
The one who is the guide of the path followed by Munis is Lakshmi The one provides knowledge like a preceptor is Lakshmi The one who provides wealth and cereals(food) as Dhan Lakshmi and Dhaanya Lakshmi is the great (Maha) Lakshmi The one who provides the bliss of progeny is Lakshmi The one who provides Victory (Vijaya), Patience (Dhairya) and boons and blessings (Var) as Vijaya Lakshmi, Dhairya Lakshmi and Var Lakshmi is Lakshmi The one worshipped by the residents of Vaikuntha (Nityas and Muktas) is Lakshmi The daughter of the Ocean is the youthful Lakshmi Victory Victory & Victory be to Shridevi Lakshmi |12|
@ally_18 Thank You Soooooo Much Didi for all your praise and blessings!! I am really humbled. ☺☺ ShriLakshmiNarayana bless you too for you're their sweet child! Jaya ShriLakshmiNarayana!
ally_18@shrihari_nandini thankyou soooo much for the blessings dear! If I am their sweet child then you must be the sweeter than sweet for them❤️❤️ it is all to your humbleness and kindness dear! Stay remain the same always! Jai ShriHari!❤️❤️
shrihari_nandini@ally_18 Nooo all are equal in their eyes but the people humble like yourself, are always special to them! ❤❤☺☺ I pray you stay so and your devotion increases day by day! Jaya ShriLakshmiNarayana! ☺❤
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!
Pic credit: Google, Here ShriRaam is making her wear the tiara but it was me in the poem, of course nobody clicked my picture He held me in his arms because I am a small child how will I crown her such that she is surprised, hence Pitaji comes to help Love you MaPitaji!
Jaya SiyaRaam! Jaya ShriHari! Jaya ShrimanNarayana! Their jewels borrow their shine from them just like at the time of dawn the dark ocean is lit up by the ocean it's water shimmering and looking beguiling all due to the Rays of Sun falling on them, jewels like Ocean and the Sun is ShriSeethaRaam ❤ Pic credit: Pinterest
I call this special, as it is Very Close to My Heart Another episode of imagination But I have to say this came in my mind without effort and hence I converted it to a poem! This is how it goes: I am on a beautiful beach with ShriSeethaRaam. Seetha Ma calls me to her, I am small girl, smaller than the length of her and ShriRaam's arms. She calls me to herself for an embrace, and I run to her, imagine her arms open wide calling her little daughter to her for a hug, as a mother calls her beloved child. I go to her, as my feet effortlessly move to her for embracing her. But as I am about to reach Ma, ShriRaam comes in between us and he says with a spirit of fun, 'where are you going little one?' And I knowing his mischievous nature, refuse to say a word and with a pout, I say, 'Let me go to Ma' but he doesn't, he plays, but I don't understand his pranks! What should I do now? I go left, he moves left to block my way, I shift right he too shifts right, I protest but he doesn't let me go. And then I realise he is soo tall and I am soo small, I can easily escape! Both his arms are blocking my way, but I easily move below his arms, and before he could catch me I reach to Ma, who with open arms embraces me. ShriRaam smiles is now defeated! Now, he comes and embraces us from behind and joins our union which is Forever Sweet!
Today is ShriSeetha Navami, the birthday of ShriSeetha Mayya ❤ The divine daughter of Janak, the lovely Queen of ShriRaam and the excellent mother of Lav and Kush, she has been the best example of an ideal wife. She is the incarnation of Ma ShriLakshmi, when ShriHari incarnated as ShriRaam ☺ She was the reason behind every leela (Divine play) of Bhagwan ShriRaam❤ Today let's wish her 'Happiest Birthday'
Pic credit: To the original owner, edit by me
Jai ShriSaketeshwari! Jai Ma ShriSeetha! Jai ShriJanakNandini! Jai ShriRaamPriya! Jai Jai SiyaRaam!!! ☺