Thursday, April 12, 2012

Dasaka 10 Om Namo Naarayanaya!  Namaskarams to Sri Naarayana Bhattadiri who gave us this "Song of Solace"

Dasaka 10
O Lord of Vaikunta!  With powers endowed by you, Brahma created the world, that included living things, such as:  trees, birds, animals, human beings and various Gods.  (1)
Brahma also created five orders of ignorance:  false knowledge, egoism, attachment, anger and fear.  Having created these impure objects, he then purified himself by meditating on your lotus feet.  (2)
Brahma then created from his mind the four Rishis:  Sanaka, Sananda, Sanatana and Sanatkumara.  They lay immersed in devotion to you O Lord, while Brahma unsuccessfully tried to get the Rishis to continue with the creation process.  (3)
Out of Brahma's mid-brow arose (as a result of his anger):  "Mrida", who cried out in uncontrolled anger:  "O Brahma!  Name me and create a space for me!"  So he became known as Rudra.  (4)
Brahma divided Rudra into eleven different forms with eleven names and eleven wives and spaces and requested them to procreate.  (5)
When the various forms of Rudra multiplied, the Universe was filled with scary beings and this created fear in Brahma's mind.  Brahma then asked Rudra to stop procreating and immerse himself in meditating for the welfare of this world.  (6)
Out of Brahma's various limbs arose Mareechi, Atri, Angiras, sage Krathu, Pulaha, Pulastya, Bhrigu, Vasishta, Dakhsa and your devotee, Narada.  (7)
Brahma then created Dharma, Kardama and Goddess Saraswati.  He became excited by the God of Love at the sight of Saraswati, but controlled himself with the help of reminders from Sanaka, Daksha and others.  (8)
The four faced Brahma created from himself, the Vedas, the Puranas and other branches of study.  Brahma however could not figure out how to let his creations multiply on their own.  So he sought your help and meditated on your lotus feet.  (9)
Blessed by the knowledge of creation, Brahma split his body into two and assumed the male and female forms.  O Govinda!  O Lord of Guruvayoor!  Please protect me from my maladies!  (10)
Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya!
Sources:  Narayaneeyam by P.N.Menon; Narayaneeyam by Gita Press
Please pardon any mistakes or misinterpretations!

1 comment:

  1. Dear Ms Sreekanth, I have a request . Can you help me get a copy of P N Menon's commentary in English? Thanks and regards, krishnaswamy