Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Ganda Berunda Nrusimha

ONE DAY MAHARISHI RAJAR TOLD ME THAT HE WILL SHOW ME SOMETHING VERY INTERESTING....WE WERE WALKING FOR ALMOST TWO DAYS...SO WE HALTED ON THE BANKS OF A SMALL RIVULET...BOTH OF US TOOK BATH AND WERE JUST SITTING BELOW A TREE ON THE BANKS.... IT WAS ALMOST 5 PMAND THE SUN WAS SETTING EARLY DUE TO MOUNTAINS BEING ALL ROUND...WE HEARD A VERY PECULIAR SOUND.... SUCH A SOUND I HAVE NEVER HEARD IN MY LIFE TILL THEN....I LOOKED AT MAHARISHI RAJAR....HE WAS CALM, SERENE AND HIS USUAL SMILE....
MAHARISHI....I THOUGHT WE HAVE TO TRAVEL A LITTLE MORE...BUT 'RAJALI' HAS BEEN KIND ENOUGH TO ARRIVE WHERE WE ARE...
ME....WHO IS THAT MASTER.....RAJALI?
MAHARISHI...ITS A RARE FORM OF MYTHOLOGICAL BIRD....ONLY THE FAITHFUL CAN SEE IT.....THOSE DAYS BRAHMINS HAD A LOT OF FEAR OF THIS BIRD....IN CASE ANY BRAHMIN KEEPS TELLING LIES, THIS BIRD SWOOPS DOWN ON THEM AND IT CARRIES AWAY.... THIS BIRD WILL HAVE TWO HEADS....U DO ONE THING STAND IN THE RIVULET HIP DEEP AND MEDITATE ON 'GANDA BERUNDA NRUSIMHA'.....WHEN U ARE FULL WITH HIM, OPEN YOUR EYES AND SEE'....
SO I STOOD IN THE RIVULET AND MEDIATED ON THE LORD......AS I OPENED MY EYES I SAW A BEAUTIFUL BIRD WITH TWO HEADS, A VERY LARGE BIG BODY, FULLY WHITE IN COLOUR, WITH THE EYES OF A PEA COCK AND A VERY LONG BEAK.....IT HAD VERY STRONG LEGS AND WAS SITTING ON TOP OF A TREE ON THE OPPOSITE BANK......IT REMAINED MORE THAN 5 MINUTES AND IT SOUNDED ONCE MORE AND FLEW OFF IN TO THE SKY.....
I WAS IN TEARS AND I PROSTRATED MY MASTER FOR HAVING BLESSED ME TO VISUALISE RAJALI...A FORM OF 'GANDA BERUNDA NRUSIMHA'......
LORDS WILL....MERCY AND GRACE.....

                                    

Description of AshtaMukha Gandabherunda Pakshi Simham, as given by Guruji. The same vigraha is also seen on the cover page of the current 102nd Yagnam Brochure.
Guruji was kind enough to type this long description for the benefit of all of us . . .
This is GANDA BERUNDA PAKSHI SIMHAM ....
IT IS ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL FORMS OF NRUSIMHA....ITS CALLED GANDA BERUNDA PAKSHI NRUSIMHA SWAMY....IT IS BELIEVED THAT THE LORD REVEALED THIS FORM AT THE LAST STAGES OF HIS CONFRONTATION WITH HIRANYAKASIPU....IN MANTRA RAJA PADA MOOLA MANTRAM THERE IS A TERM CALLED SARVATOMUKHAM....WHEN HIRANYAKASHIPU SAW NRUSIMHA HE COULD SEE MANY FACES...
1...LION 2. TIGER 3. MONKEY..4...BEAR...5..BOAR..6..GARUDA..7 HORSE...8..CROCODILE....
8 HEADS AND 32 HANDS....32 HANDS DEPICT THE ANUSHTUPA MOOLA MANTRA/MANTRA RAJA PADA MOOLA MANTRA....HAS 32 SYLLABLES EACH SYLLABLE/BIJA AKSHARA REPRESENTS 1,00,008 UPA AKSHARAS... HERE HIRANYAKASIPU COULD SEE THE LORD BOTH IN HIS HRIDAYA AND OUTSIDE AND HENCE THE SYMBOLIC REPRESENTATION OF TWO HEADS OF A BIRD...DEPICTING THE INNER AND OUTER...THE EGO SELF AND TRUE SELF...
IT IS BELIEVED IN SUM PARTS OF KERALA AND KARNATAKA BRAHMINS THOSE DAYS WILL NOT DO PUJA PUNASKARA IF THEY FEEL THEIR INNER IS NOT CLEAN THE RAJALI PAKSHI WHICH IS TWIN HEADED JUST SWOOPS DOWN FROM NOWHERE AND TAKES THEM AND LEAVES THEM IN PAATALA LOKA...HENCE WHEN THEIR THOUGHTS R IMPURE THEY NEVER DO ANY WORSHIP OR SACRIFICE...
THE LORD IN THIS FORM IS AN AGHORA MURTHY... A BEAUTY PAR EXCELLENCE...WHILE KILLING HIRANYAKASIPU HE GAVE THIS FORM OF DARSHAN TO HIM AND IT SEEMS HIRANYA KASHIPU WAS GIVEN THE AATMA GYANA BY SEEING THIS FORM...GARUDA WAS KIND ENUF TO GIVE HIRANYA KASHIPU THE CHARAMA SLOKAM OF NARASIMHA IN HIS EARS JUST BEFORE HIS DEATH...HENCE THE SHWETHA GARUDA CAN BE SEEN NEAR THE HEAD OF HIRANYA KASHIPU...ITS A VERY VERY RARE FORM OF LORD NRUSIMHA....

BOMBAY SRINIVASAN......WHICH IS BETTER 'NARASIMHA' OR 'NRUSIMHA'....
ME...SRINIVASAN.....'NARASIMHA' MEANS 'HALF MAN, HALF LION'...
WHERE AS 'NRUSIMHA' .....'THE BEAUTIFUL LION....ANOTHER AVATARA OF THE LORD'.... THATS WHY IN MANTRA RAJA PADA MOOLA MANTRAM
' UGRAM VEERAM MAHAVISHNUM JWALANTHAM SARVATHOMUKHAM'
'NRUSIMHAM BEESHANAM BHADRAM MRTYUMRTYUM NAMAMYAHAM'....
(NRUSIMHAM), 'NRU' IS USED AND NOT 'NAR'.......'NRU' HAS MORE CONNOTATION OF THE LORD THAN 'NAR', WHICH SIMPLY MEANS HALF MAN HALF LION...'NRU' IS MORE DIVINE......'NAR' IS MORE HUMAN.....LORDS MERCY AND GRACE..,.

2 comments:

  1. namaskaram...i am very much interested in ashtamukha gandabherunda sadhana...can anyone send me a high quality picture of the lord to my email-devapoojachakradhar@gmail.com so that i can take a print and have frame for it...please anyone reply me asap

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  2. Namaskarm,
    How can we get guided into "ashtamukha gandabherunda sadhana", pleae list the stotras to be read.

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