Thursday, June 18, 2015

Vaishnava Samhita: Vol. I, Book 1, Chapter 2, Sloka 16 - 20


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The numerous great sages who appeared in India propagated noble virtues such as Truth, Non-violence, Service to mankind, Humanity, Compassion and Patience. The lives and teachings of such noble saints inspire people to walk on the path of righteousness. Mahatma Sri Krishnapremi in his work titled Vaishnava Samhitai presents the life histories of those great sages in a lucid manner.
Vaishnava Samhita: Vol. I, Book 1, Chapter 2, Sloka 16 - 20 

Evam Swapne Nigaditam Devadevena Shambhuna Smritva Smritva Shivaguruh Nitaram Vismito Abhavat

Shri Sadguru continued:

Shivaguru was filled with wonder and joy recalling the words spoken to him in the dream by Lord Shambhu, the Devadeva.

Athachirena Kalena Shivansham Lokamangalam Darbhe Dadhara Sa Devi Kausalya Raghavam Yatha

Then, within a short span of time, Aryambhal became pregnant and like Devi Kausalya carrying Shri Rama, bore in her womb a manifestation of Lord Shambhu and the baby which was to bring happiness to the world.

Nakshatre Rudra Daivatye Madhave Maasi Mangale Avateerno Mahadevo Lokakshemaya Shankara 

In order to bestow well-being and happiness on this world, Shri Shiva, the Mahadeva, descended on earth in the Tamil month of Vaikasi (Mar-June) under the star Tiruvadirai.

Shuddha Sphatika Sankasham Prasanna Vadanambujam Vilokya Sundaram Balam Dampati Mudamapatuh

The parents became immensely happy seeing the beautiful baby with a face like a blooming lotus and lustrous body like glittering spotless marble.

Jaatakarmadikam Kritva Brahmanaih Vedavittamaih Chakre Shivaguruh Nama Shankaro Ayamiti Smaran

Along with other Vedic brahmanas, Shivaguru performedthe ceremonial rites of jaatakarma etc. Considering the baby to be Shiva incarnate he named him 'Shankara'.