11.11 dhivya mAlyAmbaradharam

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Chapter 11

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SlOkam – Original

dhivya mAlyAmbaradharam divya gandhAnulEpanam |
sarvAScharyamayam dhEvam anantham viSvathOmukham ||

word-by-word meaning (based on puththUr krishNamAchArya swAmy’s thamizh translation)

dhivya mAlya ambaradharam – being decorated with divine garlands and garments
dhivya gandha anulEpanam – anointed with divine sandalwood paste etc
sarva AScharyamayam – being the abode of all amazing entities/aspects
dhEvam – radiant
anantham – unbound by place and time
viSvathO mukham – having faces in all directions

Simple Translation (based on puththUr krishNamAchArya swAmy’s thamizh translation)

… being decorated with divine garlands and garments, anointed with divine sandalwood paste etc, being the abode of all amazing entities/aspects, unbound by place and time and having faces in all directions – emperumAn manifested such divine form.

Rendering based on ALkoNdavilli gOvindhAchArya swAmy’s English translation of gIthA bhAshyam

‘Wreathed in divine garlands, robed in divine garments, anointed in divine unguents, all-wonderful, brilliant, infinite and all-faced.’

Devam=The brilliant, shining, resplendent.

Anantam=The infinite, or that which is the receptacle of all the Universes, of the past, the present, and the future. Hence that which is not measurable by space, time etc.

Viśvato-mukham=All-faced, of face turned to all sides of the Kosmos.

And that which has its appropriate Divine garments, unguents, garlands, ornaments and weapons.

That which was described by the term Divya or brilliant is now explained:

>> Chapter 11 verse 12

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