A MORE DIRECT VERTICO-HORIZONTAL INTERACTION
A VERTICALIZED VERSION OF PARTICIPATION BETWEEN SARASWATI AND PARVATI
स्फुरद्गण्डाभोग-प्रतिफलित ताट्ङ्क युगलं
चतुश्चक्रं मन्ये तव मुखमिदं मन्मथरथम् ।
यमारुह्य द्रुह्य त्यवनिरथ मर्केन्दुचरणं
महावीरो मारः प्रमथपतये
spurad gandhabhoga pratiphalita tatanga yugalam
catus cakram manye tava mukham idam manmatha ratham
yam aruhya druhyaty avani ratham arkendu caranam
mahaviro marah pramatha pataye sajjitavate
Word to Word Meaning
pratiphalita —- reflecy
tatanga yugalam — pair of earrings
catus cakram —– Four
tava mukham idam —- This your
manmatha ratham—- The Chariot of Cupid
yam aruhya— having mounted
druhyaty— seeks to
avani ratham The earthas a
endu caranam — with the sun and Moon for wheels
mahaviro marah—- the great warrior Mara ( Cupid)
pramatha pataye— the lord of the Pramathas (attendents of Siva)
sajjitavate— Armed with
The gist of Verse 59: I think this face of yours with the pair of earrings reflected on the shining cheeks is the four-wheeled chariot of Cupid. Having mounted which, the great warrior Cupid seeks to assail Siva armed with the earth as a chariot with the sun and moon for wheels.
Unless we make our life wonderful, we cannot have Jivanmukti or videha mukthi. Make your life colorful, enjoyable, and beautiful. How do we make our life wonderful?
Shankara created the compartment of bliss. Shankara chanted the 58 mantra when he was ill, O Devi! I fancy that your face has two ear ornaments that reflect on your glittering cheeks. These four wheels are the Chariot of Manmatha who is the god of lust. He is fully equipped as earth as a chariot and wheels are sun and moon. Devi has all faces, one of them is an erotic face. Nature expresses all the bhavas. The battle now starts battles of equals. On one side is Devi who faces itself is the chariot of Manmatha and the wheels of the chariot are the four wheels of her earrings. Earth is a chariot and with Sun and moon as wheels, in between is Manmatha who is taking refugees in Devi. Devi alone can stand the wrath of Shiva and she only can send her glance. She alone has the privilege. Though he has burnt, He hides behind her Shringara eyes, the shringara drishti is the Kamadeva residence so that he may take on Shiva. The Kama is the root of desire, lust. One of the deepest influences and it is very deep-rooted which can assail us. One who gets the grace of ambal, it is easy to win over Kamadeva. Without her help, he cannot inflict arrows on Shiva. The Kama without the help of Shakti is not powerful. Whoever gets the grace of Devi, it is easy to win over Kamadeva. Shakti is Shiva’s equal hence at once he succumbs as soon as he realizes that the person who is shooting the arrow is none other than Parvathi, he keeps quiet. Kamadeva’s efforts on his own for love went in vain. This would be similar hence Parvathi takes Kamadeva as a mediator. The story goes that Devas has conspired to send Kamadeva to insight love or lust for Shiva. While Parvathi never needed any help from anyone. A new dimension opens up. Finally, she did it. The erotism in this mantra enhances the glance more strongly. The erotic bhava of shakti would work strongly in the rejuvenation process of Shankara. Meditation on this mandala is used to diffuse the mightiest of enemies and any affliction it may impose. The parashakti is always fond of Manmatha. She has selected Kamadeva as he was formless. Manmatha represents Shringara and its actions by attempting to induce Shiva he got himself burnt. Shiva is a perfect Yogi and is always with the purity of thought and action. Shiva is the source of light to the universe hence he is Prakasha. Hence there can never be dark in the universe. He is neither Satva, Rajas, or Thamo Guna When he has no guna, he is Shudha, but nothing but purity Manmatha wanted to induce Shiva, his only hope was her compassion towards him. He used to worship her with his own Panchadasi mantra. Mammatho– pasitha Pamchadasi mantra which is Kadi Vidya. Ultimately it turned out to be a romantic skimmish between Shiva and Shakti. It goes to churning of the ocean and Vishnu assumed the form of Mohini and Shiva who is beyond all worldly desires and it has been said that Vishnu got this most beautiful form where he was able to even disturb Shiva due to the Vishnu Upasitha Panchadasi mantra. It has 6 kutas, it was given to Vishnu by Devi herself. Manmatha who Kamadeva presides over the law of physical attraction and he is a great worshiper of Devi. This is the gist of verse 5. This verse speaks about the creative aspect of Bramhan, the creation can happen only when Shiva and Shakti are in Unisom. That existing in Unisom that Shankara could do it on the meditation on the erotic face which made him relieve of his ailment. The essence of this is Shaiva is only capable of making the kama erotism into a great experience than the experience of Lust. That is why Manmathopasitha panchadasi mantra is regularly practiced all over. How the erotism is converted into bliss. Her face is like the Kama itself and the earring with four wheels reflecting on her cheeks.
Chanting procedure and Nivedyam( offerings to the Lord) : If one chants this verse 25000 times a day for 3 days, offering honey and Pongal as nivedhyam, it is believed that they will be able to attract everyone.