Oct 26, 2008


मनोजवस्तीर्थकरो वसुरेता वसुप्रदः।
वसुप्रदो वासुदेवो वसुर्वसुमनाहविः॥

മനോജവസ്തീര്ഥകരോ വസുരേതാ വസുപ്രദഃ
വസുപ്രദോ വാസുദേവോ വസുര്വസുമനാ ഹവിഃ

மனோஜவச்தீர்த்தகரோ வசுரேதா வசுப்ரத
வசுப்ரதோ வாசுதேவோ வசுர்வசுமனா ஹவி

ಮನೋಜವಸ್ತೀರ್ಥಕರೋ ವಸುರೆತಾ ವಸುಪ್ರದಃ
ವಸುಪ್ರಧೋ ವಾಸುದೆವೋ ವಸುರ್ವಸುಮನಾ ಹವಿಃ

మనోజవస్తీర్థకరో వసురేతా వసుప్రదః
వసుప్రదో వాసుదేవో వసుర్వసుమనాః హవిః

manojavasteerthakaro vasurtaah vasurpradah
vasuprado vaasudevo vasurvasumanaah havih

690. Manojavah – Fleet as the mind is the Lord’s movement. He is anxious to run and reach the devotee to remove his suffering and ignorance. All-pervading is the lord, thus he is faster than all those who run after him – and wherever they reach, the supreme, He, in the form of existence, is already there.
691. Teerthakarah – “The Teacher of the Teerthas” The term, Teertha” means vidyaas. Sree Narayana is the author of the Vidyaa, or auxiliary Sciences Therefore, “One Who is the most ancient Teacher of all Vidyaas and Tantras.”
692. Vasuretaah – “He Whose Essence is Golden.” In the beginning of Creation were the primeval waters Into this One Ocean the Lord dropped His Essence and it became a Golden Egg from which Brahmaa, the Creator, first arose Thus Lord, as the womb of all Creation is mentioned in the Puranas as “Hiranyagarbha,” the Golden Womb
693. Vasupradah – “The Free-Giver of Wealth”. In this context, Vasu means “Worldly-Wealth”- money, property, grains, possessions, progeny Lord Vishnu who nourishes and maintains all beings with the wealth of His consort, Sree Laksmi, distributes and patronises His devotees very liberally
694. Vasupradah - Again, the same term as we read above, but here if means “The Giver of Salvation” Liberation (Moksa) is the greatest wealth-whom He chooses, Moksha is gained by him alone.
695. Vaasudevah – “The son of Vasudeva,” Lord Krishna. Or “One Who is Vaasu and Deva” “Vaasu” means “One who dwells in all creatures as their ego-centric individuality (Jeeva-raopa).” ‘ Deva' means “One who revels”. Therefore, this name for Lord Krishna has the appropriate meaning “One who revels in every living creature as the Jeeva-entity in each”.
696. Vasuh – “The Refuge for all.” The One Who dwells within, veiled behind Maayaa, the mind The mind projects this play of things, beings, emotions and thoughts. The world is the shadow-show round the Pure Consciousness Lord declares in Geeta: “I am the beginning, the middle and also the end of all beings.” Thus He alone is the Refuge, for there is no other existence. “All have emerged out from Me, exist in Me and must come back to Me.”
697. Vasumanaah - One who is attentive to, and, therefore, concerned with every object and being in this world: “Omnipresent.”
698. Havih – “The Oblation.” That which we offer unto Him is also permeated by Him-there is nothing other than He, Himself, the same everywhere, in all places, at all times. In Geeta, Lord insists that the “oblations” are nothing but Brahman.”



Inspiration & courtesy:
Contribution of Shivkumar Kalyanaraman, Professor, Department of ECSE, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, U.S.A.

Sanskrit script Courtesy:
Shri. N. Krishnamachari