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Saturday, May 14, 2016

Varadarajastava of Appayyadikshita-9

वरदराजस्तवः-९

यत्प्राणसंयमजुषां यमिनां मनांसि
मूर्तिं विशन्ति तव माधव कुम्भकेन ।
प्रत्यङ्गमूर्च्छदतिवेलमहाप्रवाह-
लावण्यसिन्धुतरणाय तदित्यवैमि ॥ २३ ॥
अ: माधव ! प्राण-संयम-जुषां यमिनां मनांसि कुम्भकेन तव मूर्तिं विशन्ति इति यत्, तत् प्रत्यङ्ग-मूर्छत्-अतिवेल-महा-प्रवाह-लावण्य-सिन्धु-तरणाय इति अवैमि ।
 O madhava ! I believe that minds of ascetics who control their breath enter your form through kumbhaka mainly to cross the stream of beauty which is overflowing spreading in every limb of yours.
Notes: Kumbhaka is a technical word in Yoga associated with breath control (Pranayama). Pranayama (controlled breathing) consists of three parts, puraka ( inhaling), kumbhaka ( retaining the inhaled breath) and rechaka (exhaling). The poet plays a pun on the word Kumbhaka, as kumbha suggests a pitcher which can be used to cross a river.      

लावण्यसागरभुवि प्रणयं विशेषात्
दुग्धाम्बुराशिदुहितुस्तव तर्कयामि ।
यत्तां बिभर्षि वपुषा निखिलेन लक्ष्मीम्
अन्यां तु केवलमधोक्षज वक्षसैव ॥ २४ ॥
अ: अधोक्षज ! तव दुग्ध-अम्बु-राशि-दुहितुः लावण्य-सागर-भुवि विशेषात् प्रणयम् इति तर्कयामि यत् तां लक्ष्मीं निखिलेन वपुषा बिभर्षि, अन्यां तु केवलं वक्षसा एव ।
O Vishnu, I surmise that you are very much attracted by the ocean of beauty of your consort  who is the daughter of the Ocean of milk as you carry her all over your body while you carry Lakshmi only on your chest.[ You carry her beauty all over your body while you carry her only on your chest.]

सारस्वतं वदनपद्मभुवं प्रवाहं
त्रैस्रोतसं च तव पादभुवं निरीक्ष्य ।
सर्वप्रतीकनिकरात्प्रवहन्त्यजस्रम्
ईर्ष्यावतीश यमुना किमु कायकान्तिः ॥ २५ ॥
 अ: ईश ! तव सर्व-प्रतीक-निकरात् अजस्रं प्रवहन्ती काय-कान्तिः वदन-पद्म-भुवं सारस्वतं प्रवाहं पादभुवं त्रैस्रोतसं च निरीक्ष्य ईर्ष्यावती यमुना किमु?
O Lord ! Is the lustre of your body, which is eternally flowing from all your limbs, river Yamuna having become jealous of the fact that all the knowledge emanates from the lotus-like mouth and river Ganga emanates from your feet?

Notes:  The poet plays a pun on Saarasvata. While  Saraswati is associated with the mouth of Vishnu and Ganga with his foot, Yamuna which is dark like the body of Vishnu is all over his body.
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