GURUGUHA VIBHAKTHI KRITHIS (2) - MANASA GURUGUHA ROOPAM BHAJARE - RAGAM ANANDABHAIRAVI - DIKSHITHAR

The second composition in this series is "MAnasa Guruguha Roopam Bhajare", in ragam Anandabhairavi. This is the second vibhakthi krithi on Lord Muruga composed by Dikshithar at Tiruthani and is in the second vibhakthi - accusative. The raga Ananda bhairavi is aptly applied to this composition by Dikshithar as it always leaves the listener with divine peace eliminating all the agitations from one's mind.

The pallavi means 'Oh mind, meditate on the form of guruguha and cast off the sorrows created by delusion'. What is the delusion ? What is seen here as human beings including you me, they,etc. are only apparitions.In reality they do not exist. Nothing has been created.Only the supreme paramaathma exists. The rest are illusions of forms and names.Leave this.

If this ignorance or sorrow of delusion is not overcome it gives rise to interminable sufferings not only in this birth but also in the countless lifetimes to come'.

Anupallavi: Having achieved human birth seek to obtain unsurpassed bliss in Paramathma and avoid the mundane pleasures. There is only one way to remove the ignorance i.e the conviction to renounce the cravings for sense pleasures.By doing this mind is cleansed of its agitations.Now it is fit to turn towards Paramathma. For what purpose? In order to obtain nirathisaya sukham which is unsurpassed bliss and which is not available otherwise elsewhere.

In the charanam, he says, 'Lord Shiva depicting the everlasting happiness by His very name Sadashiva accompanied by Sathva guna or satvic qualities. All living things are born out of Him owing to their ignorance.The universe with its Thamasic qualities is again the manifestation of His greatness. Thought and mind are one and the same.If thoughts are completely removed what is left out is none other than pure consciousness.The thoughts are nothing but the perception of the external world consisting of nama and roopa.In short experience is another name for the mind.

The world is entirely pervaded by pure consciousness including every atom there in. Supposing we perceive a gold ornament and if we are immediately conscious of the gold in it and realise that the gold and the ornament are one and the same the object and then the subject becomes one. The same rule applies to the perceived world.We realise the presence of pure consciousness all around and we cease to be affected by love and hate likes and dislikes etc. and an ever lasting peace dwells in our hearts.

Tharakeswaram Ananda bhairavam:- Dikshithar incorporates the ragamudra here; The one who annihilated Tharakasura and the Bhairava the annihilator brimming with eternal bliss. Here Dikshithar merges Guruguha and Sadashiva as one confirming the above philosophy. Dikshithar continues: Prostrate at the feet of guru, repeat the bhagavan nama in the mind win over the cravings of the mind and surrender to Him as the only refuge.

Now, please listen to a melodious rendition of this song by Sangeetha kalanidhi Sri. K.V.Narayanaswami.


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