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Sri Yamunacarya - Stotra Ratna

Madanmohan das - Tue, 28 Jun 2005 17:06:56 +0530
avabodhitavAnimAM yathA
mayi nityAM bhavadIyatAM svayam/
bhagavan! bhaktimapi prayaccha me//

As thou thyself has awakened in me this sense of being thine
eternally, so too, O lord, grant me out of compassion that bhakti,
which makes one care for nothing else but thee and thy service. 54

biggrin.gif Sorry, Sri not Sir Yamunacarya
Madanmohan das - Tue, 28 Jun 2005 17:28:32 +0530
zucismitaM komalagaNDamunnasaM

Who has eyes enchanting like the fresh full-blown lotus,
gracious creeper-like eye brows, shining lower lip, radiant smile,
soft cheeks, prominent nose and curly locks dangling o'er the forehead. 35
anuraag - Tue, 28 Jun 2005 21:29:20 +0530
Read a few selected verses from 'STOTRA RATNA', The Hymn-Jewel of Sri Yamunacarya, the Guru Deva of Sri Ramanuja acarya at :
Madanmohan das - Thu, 30 Jun 2005 02:21:08 +0530
Here's some more ambrosia for you thirsty catakas smile.gif

nimajjato'nanta! bhavArNavAntah
cirAya me kUlamivAsi labdhah/
tvayApi labdhaM bhagavannidAnIM
anuttamaM pAtramidaM dayAyAh//

O Ananta! I am immersed in the great ocean of transmigratory existance.
At last in you I have found the shore of that endless ocean, and you, O lord,
have obtained now this worthiest recipient of you grace. 24
Madanmohan das - Thu, 30 Jun 2005 02:26:36 +0530
Can't find my copy now , but Thakura Bhaktivinoda wrote Bengali songs based on Stotra Ratna, called Yamuna-Bhavavali, included in Gita Mala. Very good too
vijayalakshmi - Thu, 30 Jun 2005 02:31:19 +0530
"Whosoever, at whatever time, joins
the palms of his hands in supplication,
even on one occasion,towards Thy feet,
in whatever manner,that act DISPELS at once
all his misfortune and fosters immense good.

vijayalakshmi - Thu, 30 Jun 2005 02:40:21 +0530
Can't find my copy now , but Thakura Bhaktivinoda wrote Bengali songs based on Stotra Ratna, called Yamuna-Bhavavali, included in Gita Mala. Very good too

hari he!
heno duSTa karma nAi, jAhA Ami kori nAi,
sahasra sahasra-bAra hari!
sei saba karma-phal, peye abasara bal,
AmAy piZice jantropari

Oh my dear lord Hari! There are no sinful activities which I have not performed thousands upon thousands of times! And by the fruits of all these sinful actions, I have become robbed of all strength, being helplessly taken for an excruciatingly painful ride on the machine of this material world.

(trans. by dasaratha suta das)
Madanmohan das - Thu, 30 Jun 2005 03:05:28 +0530
biggrin.gif Great!
Madhava - Thu, 30 Jun 2005 03:06:26 +0530
QUOTE(Madanmohan das @ Jun 28 2005, 12:36 PM)
biggrin.gif Sorry, Sri not Sir Yamunacarya

I always enjoyed your Shakespearean style, but was wondering whether this had crossed the line a bit... laugh.gif Thanks for posting!
Madanmohan das - Thu, 30 Jun 2005 03:14:16 +0530
biggrin.gif I know sirah ( that's Shakespearean sir ) thanks for rectifying it blush.gif

na ninditaM karma tadasti loke
sahasrazo yanna mayA vyadhAyi/
so'haM vipAkAvasare mukunda!

There is not a single despicable deed in the world which has not been commited by me thousands of times. O Mukunda! now, when those deeds are fructifying, I, the very same person, am crying out helplessly before you. 23

Thats the one the goes with the tripadi Vijalaksmi posted.
vijayalakshmi - Thu, 30 Jun 2005 05:25:37 +0530
ei icchA kori' mane, ZrI jAmuna caraNe
gAy baktibinoda ekhan
jAmuna bipina bidhu, ZrI caraNAbja sIdhu,
tA'r Zire, karuna arpan

Now Bhaktivinoda sings about all these desires within his mind while bowing to the lotus feet of ZrI yamunAcArya (the original author of Stotra ratna). And he begs yamunAcArya to kindly bestow upon his head the quintessence of the fragrant immortal nectar which flows from the lotus feet of that moon-like person Who glows within the forests on the bank of the river yamunA in vraja.

vijayalakshmi - Thu, 30 Jun 2005 05:34:19 +0530
The brass deity of Sri Yamunacharya

user posted image

from ahobila math website

Swamy Desikan says in YathirAja Sapthathi:

Vighaahe Yaamunam Theertham Saadhu Brindaavane Stitham |
NirasthaJih Magha Sparse Yatra Krishnah Kritaa Dharah ||

Alavandar (Yamunacharya) who learned Vedantha Arthas at the feet of MaNakkaal Nambi was not only the one residing on the banks of Yamuna (Yamunai Thuraivan) by name but was also like the clear flowing waters of the river Yamuna. Lord Krishna got rid of the cruel Kaalinga from the river and made its water pure and clear for all to drink. He was most delighted when he played with the Gopis of Brindavan in the Yamuna waters. Likewise, Alavandar vanquished those who misinterpreted the Vedas and established
Vedanta Siddhanta. Just as one can derive supreme pleasure by bathing in the holy waters of Yamuna, one can enjoy supreme Bhagavad Gunanubhava by immersing in the lucid granthas of Yamunacharya.
Madanmohan das - Thu, 30 Jun 2005 20:26:59 +0530
ASADhe cottarASADhasambhUtaM tatra vai pure/
siMhAsanAzaM vikhyAtaM zrIyamunamuniM bhaje//

I worship that Yamuna muni who was born at Viranarayanapura in the month of Asadha under the influence of uttara asadha ( naksatra), and was reputed to be the incarnation of lord Visnu's lion-throne.

Divyasuristotram by Brahmatantraswatantra Swami