SrI: SrImathE SatakOpAya nama: SrImathE rAmAnujAya nama: SrImath varavaramunayE nama:
maharṣīṇāṁ bhṛgur ahaṁ
girām asmy ekam akṣaram
yajñānāṁ japa-yajño ’smi
‘Of Maharshis, I am Bhṛigu; of speech, the monosyllable (AUM); of sacrifices, I am the sacrifice of japa; of the stationaries, Himālaya.’
Of sacrifices (yajñas), the best is that of Japa (or pious meditations on the Deity with the help of sacred formulae).
Of the (terrestrial) mountains, I am Himavān (or the Himālayas).
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- The sacred Vedic Syllable, known as praṇava, uttered at the commencement of all Scriptural recitations, and written at the beginning of all Holy Works. The mysteries of this symbol are explained in the Upanishats. (vide. p. 5 of Hinduism, Introd : I, “Five Topics,” by Yogi Pārthasārathi Aiyangār). ↩