SrI: SrImathE SatakOpAya nama: SrImathE rAmAnujAya nama: SrImath varavaramunayE nama:
yath padhAmbhOruhadhyAna vidhvasthAsEsha kalmasha: |
vasthuthAmupayA dhOham yAmunEyam namAmitham ||
I worship yAmunAchArya by whose mercy my defects have been removed and I have become an identifiable object, i.e., previously I was like asath (matter) and now I have realized that I am sath (soul) after meditating on the lotus feet of yAmunAchArya.
ALavandhAr (yAmunAchArya), the grand son of srIman nAthamunigaL, was a renowned scholar in vEdham, vEdhAntham, etc. He laid the foundation for our srIvaishNava sath sampradhAyam by elaborating the core principles of the same, through his various granthams. One such divine grantham is gIthArtha sangraham.
gIthArtha sangraham is a samskritha sthOthra prabandham which brings out the message of bhagavath gIthA through 32 SlOkams. These 32 SlOkams may be classified under the following topics:
- Objective of gIthA SAsthram – SlOkam 1
- Essence of each shatkam (hexades) – SlOkams 2 to 4
- Essence of each adhyAyam (chapter) – SlOkams 5 to 22
- karma, gyAna, bhakthi yOgams explained – SlOkams 23 to 28
- Greatness of gyAni – SlOkams 29 to 31
- Conclusion – SlOkam 32
puththUr “sudharsanar” srI u vE krishNaswamy iyengAr has written word-by-word meaning for these slOkams in thamizh. With the help of that we will go through the English translation for each section of this prabandham.
adiyen sarathy ramanuja dasan
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