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The Essence of Puranas – Vamana Purana
1 Andhakaasura’s obsession and Prahladaa’s Dharma bodha
In this context Prahlada narrated an incident regarding Danava Guru Shukracharya’s daughter Aaraja and King Danda who came to Shukracharya’s Ashram in a forest and as the Acharya was away wanted to talk his daughter and got attracted at once and proposed to her. She was surprised and prevented him to overact and said that her father could in no time destroy him from his passionate onslaught despite the intervention of the Ashrama Vasis and also the King’s own aids! Aaraja pleaded to the King to please await the arrival of her father as she was not independent by herself to yield to him or not. The King in turn cited an example of Vishwakarma’s daughter Chitrangada who when bathing in Nimisharanya fell for a King Suratha who was passing by and asserted that since she was grown enough did not have to wait for her father a Sage to their Ashram as in similar circumstances and despite the King’s reprimand surrendered to him.As the incident was conveyed, Araja told King Dandaka: ‘ You fool Danda! You also should narrate the further story about Chirangada that on return Vishwakarma punished Chitranga with a curse that the act of immorality was not to be construed as a wedding and hence that she would not get any happiness from the so called wedding as she would secure the further company her husband nor would beget a child from the wedding! King Dandaka hecklingly told the further part of the Story to Aaraja that Chitrangada having recieved the curse of her father and abandoned her, leapt into the River Sarasvati. Having known her antecedents, Sarasvati diverted her coures and got her live body merged with River Gomati and the latter pushed Chitranga near the banks of a forest infested with cruel animals. A Guhyaka / Yaksha named Anjana flying on the Sky saw the woman in a helpless stage, approached her, woke her up and heard her entire bakground of Chitranga and suggested that she should pray to Shri Kantha Muni who would soon be bathing in the River Kalindi and the Yaksha left Chitranga there. On narrating her sad story which ended with her father Vishwakarma’s cruel curse, the Muni cursed Vishwakarma to become a monkey as Chitranga since his daughter cursed and disabled to her to either enjoy her husband’s company nor beget a child as her support. Then Shri Kantha Muni asked Chitranga to visit Sapta Godavari and be engaged in the worship of Hatakeshwara and after some time she woud meet Devavati the daughter of Daitya Kandaramaliand a Yakshini named Nandayanti. While continuing her worship to Shri Kantha, a Rishi wrote on a stone near the Temple: ‘ Is there a Devata or Asura or Yaksha or Manava or Rakshasa who could possibly help this hapless Chitranga?’ Meanwhile, Vishwakarma who was turned into a monkey came down from Meru to Bhumi near Shalukini River in thick forests and remained there for a very long number of years. The monkey caught hold of the hands of Devavati and the Daitya Kandara got very angry and with his sword in hand and ran after the monkey; the latter took away Devavati to Himalayas and from there both reached the banks of Yamuna, prayed to Shrikantha Mahadeva and having deposited Devavati in an Ashram nearby and as Kandara Daitya was noticed on the banks of Yamuna drowned in the River Vishwakarma in the Rupa of monkey. The Daitya thought the the monkey and Devavati might have got drowned in the River and as having the entire happening left back to Patala. The monkey Swarupa Viswakarma then swam the River and reached another bank of the River and felt like entered into a forest full of fruits. There the monkey saw a Kanya called Nandayanti the daughter of one Yaksha called Anjana and mistook her as Devavati and tried to chase her but in the chase she leapt into a River Hiranyavati; the Yaksha too thought that Nandayanti and the monkey got drowned in that River and disheartened left back to Yakshaloka. But Nandayanti swam and reached Koshaladesha and sat under a Vata Vriksha or Banyan Tree; there came a voice to say there was a boy was tied on top of the Banyan Tree and as she looked up and found a boy tied up; she asked the boy as to who did the nasty deed, the boy replied that a monkey did it, that he was the son of Maha Tapasvi Rithudhwaja, that his name was Jaabali, that his father predicted his future to spend his Balyadasha for thouand years, ten thousand years as Kumara, and so on and as such he was now he was tied up by a monkey which was too predicted by his father! As his father informed Jaabali when he was of five years, he left his house for an outing and a monkey took him away and tied him to the tree top. Jaabaala requested Nandayanti to inform about him to his father Rithudwaja to rescue him; Nandayanti reached the Temple of Shri Kantha and to her pleasant surprise found Devavati and they embraced erach other and as Ritudwaja came out of the Temple Nandayanti conveyed the details of Jaabaali and the Muni who with the help of King got Jaabali released. In an encounter with the monkey, Vishwakarma narrated as to how he became a monkey and Ritudwaja predicted that when an Apsara Ghritachi and the Vishvakarma would beget a child. In course of time Ghritachi having known the background of the monkey engaged themselves in mutual relationship and gave birth to a chiild when the Shaap of Viswakarma got terminated! Then Nandayanti and Devavati were restored back to their respective positions. At the end Shukracharya returned to his Ashram after achiving Sanjeevini Vidya and gave a Shaap to King Danda for harassing and making advances to Araja the daughter of Shukracharya.
2 Andhakasura’s extermination by Maha Deva and appearance of Ashta Bhairavas
(Namastey Maha Bhairava, Bheema Murti, Trailoka Rakshaakarey, Shula dhaariney! Ten handed, Naagesha Haara dhaariney! Kindly bestow Raksha or safety to me as I had been a lost person without perspective; Sarveswara who was worshipped by Devas and Asuraas alike at your lotus feet, may Victory be with you always, Vrishanga! In the present situation I feel miserable, full of fear and shame and am at your feet seeking your mercy and shelter! You are an embodiment of auspiciousness as Siddhaas hail you as Hara or Paapahari; Maharshis address you as Sthaanu or Ever Steady; Yakshas call you as Bhima; Manushyas pray to you as Maheswara; Bhutas consider you as Bhutapati; Nishaacharaas or Rakshasaas worship you as Ugra; Pitruganaas realise you as Bhava and supplicate you; Hara! I am your servant and devotee; Kindly demolish my sins and provide me succour. Sarvasamartha Trinetra! You are Trideva, Tridharma, Triyuga, Tripushkara, Traiyyaruni, Trishruti, Trinaachiketa and Tripada Pratishtha or of Trilokaas; You are the Embodiment of Shadvedangaas or Six Vedangaas of Siksha, Kalpa, Vyakarana, Nirukti, Chhanda and Jyotisha. Hey Shambho! I am your Daasaani-Daasa having reached my final destination with extreme repentance and remorse for having committed irredeemable and shameful sins for forgiveness. Kindly exonerate and save me., as I was a victim of Kama of the meanest kind: I am Paaapi, Paapakarma, Paapaatma, and Paapa Sambhava. Maha Deva! You are the Creator, Administrator and Preserver; You are the Emblem of Victory, the Eternal Fund of Virtue, Sacrifice and Mercy! You are Mangalamaya, Ishaana, Avyaya and Dhruva; Yor are Brahma, Vishnu and Maheswara, Indra, V ashatkaara, Dharma, Sarva Sreshtha, Sukshma Swarupa, Vyakta Rupa, Aprakatahasya, Avyakta, Ishvara, Jaraachara Jagat Vyapta; yet Unravealed; Adi-Mandhyaata Rahita; Adyanta Rahita, Sahasrapaada, Adytanta Rahita , Sarvagata, Sarva Sthita, Sarva Vyapi, Hamsa, Prana Swami, Achyuta, Devadhi Deva, Shanta, Rudra, Pashupati, Shiva, Trivedi, Krodhajita, Shatru vijita, Indria jayi, Jaya and Shulapaani; do very kindly save me Maha Deva!)
Andhakaasura’s Stuti to Ambikla Devi is as follows: Namasye Bavaanim Bhuta Bhavyapriyaam Lokadhaatri Janitrim, Skanda maaturam Mahaadeva priyaam Dhaarinim Sasyandinim Chetanaam, Trailokya Maataram Dharitrim Devamaatara mathejjyaam Shrutim Smritim, Dayaam Lajjaam Kraantimagnayaamasuyam Matim Sadaa Paavanim, Daitya Sainya kshaya -karim Mahaa Maayaam Vaijayantim Sushubhaam, Kaalaraatrim Govinga bhagineem Shaola Raaja putreem Sarvadevaarchitaam, Sarva bhutaarchitaam Vidyaam Sarasvatim Trinayana Mahaharshim, Namasyaami Mridaaneem Sharanyaam Sharanamupaagateham Namo Namastey/
3 Bhakta Prahlada’s Tirtha Yatras and legends related to some Tirthas
Kramatrayam taavadavekshya dattam Maha Surendrena Vibhur Yashaswi, Chakrey tato langhayitum Trilookeem Trivikramam Rupamananta Shaktih/ Krutwaa cha Rupam Ditijaamscha hatwaa pranamya charsheena Prathamakramena, Mahim Maheeghnaih sahitaam sahaarnavaam jahaara ratnaakara pattanairyutaam/ Bhuvam sanaakam Tridashaadhivaasam Somaarkarukshairabhi manditam nabhah/ Devo dwiteeyena jahaara vegaat kramena Devapriyameepuureeshwarah/ Kramam triteeyam na yadaasya puritam Tataadikopaada Danurpungavasya, Papaata prushthey Bhagavaamstrivikramo Meru pramaanena tu vigrahena/ Patataa Vaasudevena Daanavopari Narada!Trimshadyojana saahastri Bhumeyr gartaa dridheekrutaa/ Tato Daityam samutpaatya tasyaam prakshipya vegatah, Avarshat sikataavrushthya taam gartaapa puritam/ ( As Dundhu bestowed three feet to the Brahmana, the latter assumed Virat Swarupa with a view to measuring the Three Lokas, greeted the Rishis, as the first foot measure counted the totality of the Prithvi; as the second measure counted Swarga and Bhuvarlokas, Planets, Nakshatra Mandali, the Sky and so on and since could not measure the third step, got extremely angry and shook up his body far beyond Meru Parvata as huge chunks fell on the back of the Danava who was pushed down under creating resounding tremors beneath thousand and odd more yojanas deep). Subsequently, Indra and Devatas were restored of their respective positions of status as before.
4 The background of King Pururava
After praying Bhagavan Shankara at Kedaranatha and Vishnu in the Swarupa as Hrishikesha near Badarikashrama, Bhakta Prahlada recalled the Legend of Pururava as recounted by Pulastya Maharshi to Brahmarshi Narada. During Tretayuga, there was a Shaakala Nagari in Madra Desha where there was a rich Vyapari or businessman called Sudharma who was proceeding to Surashtra and on way had to stay back for a night near a cremation ground under a Shami Vriksha. As he was too tired fell asleep and found that he was looted by thieves and started moving about helplessly when he sighted a few Prethaatmas (Apparitions) and the Chief of the Pretas enquired of the Vanika’s whereabouts. The Vyapari conveyed his helplessness as he was looted and he was hungry and thirsty and cursed his fate. The Chief of Pretas provided the much needed solace to the Vyapari and asked his colleagues to treat the Vyapari as their special guest and gave him good bath and bhojan even in that god-forsaken jungle. The Vyapati was moved by the hospitality and asked the Preta Chief about their background. The Chief gave his account: ‘ I was a Brahmana named Somasharma in Shalaka Nagar whose neighbour was a rich Vanika named Somashrava who was a great Vishnu Bhakta and virtuous person. But I was evil minded and avaricious not used to Pujas and Danaas. On one auspicious Shravana Ekadashi, I obsereved a day long Upavasa and on the subsequent Dwadashi, many of the Nagara Vaasis took bath in Sacred River Iravati and I too had a dip there and for once gave charities of umbella, footwear, Jalapatra, Mrishtaanna bhojan, curd , sweets etc. to well studied and reputed Brahmanas . That was one only one singular occasion when I gave a daana in my seventy years of mean and wasteful life; after my death, I became a ‘Pretatma’but the umbrella which I gave as charity turned out to be this Shami Vriksha, the pair of footwear that I gave in charity became my Vahana or my carrier, and the tasty and sumptuous meal has been shared by my follower Pretatmas also at noon daily-since they never did a charity in their lives’. Having narrated the story of the Preta Chief, he requested the Vyapari Sudharma to visit Gaya Tirtha and after taking bath perform Pinda Daana in the name of the Preta Chief to redeem his soul; the Vyapari did exactly the same and redeemed his soul on Bhadrapada Shukla Shravana Nakshathta at Gaya Kshetra and in his next birth became the famed King Pururava.
18 Shiva and Vishnu killed Jalodbhava-Origin of Sudarshana Chakra and Trishula
(The Sudarshana Chakra was like the frightening Kalachakra that Shankara gifted to Vishnu which had twelve compartments, six ‘naabhis’ or hinges, two Yugas of validity, top speed and instant smasher of any kind of ‘Aaudhaas’ of enemies. The Chakra was essentially to rescue virtuous Beings and in the compartments were situated Devatas, Rashis, Six Ritus or Seasons, Agni, Soma, Varuna, Mitra, Indra, Vishvadeva, Prajapati, the mighty Hanuman, Dhanvantari Deva, Tapasya and the Twelve Months from Chaitra to Phalguna). As Shankara described the Chakra as ‘Amogha’ or Singularly Ehhective, Vishnu liked to test its Uniqueness and Effectiveness and thus made a test-run on Maha Deva himself! Then Vishnu let the chakra aiming Maha Deva, who no doubt escaped but sliced off Visvesha, Yagnesha and Yagna yaajaka; as Vishnu was stunned that the sliced Shiva‘Amshas’ or Alternate Shaktis viz. Hiranyaksha, Suvarnaaksha and Virupaksha since these Amshas of Mahadeva were only Kalyana Karini Shaktis or of auspicious features, but not of destroying features; therefore the Chakra was fundamentally of destruction mode and would not adversely affect Shiva’s propitious charecteristics in any way! Having assured Vishnu thus, Mahadeva asked Janardana to act forthwith and destroy the Asura Sridaama and as he did so the entire Universe secured relief fromAlso, Upamanyu took his mother’s advice to worship in right earnest and Parama Shiva blessed the boy to drink not only Ksheeraanna but Elixir too!
- Gajendra Moksha
Om Namo Mulapratrutaey Ajinaatha Mahatmaney, Anaashritaaya Devaaya Nispruhaya Namostutey/Nama Aadyaaya Beejaaya Arshayaaya Pravartiney, Anantaraaya Choukaaya Avyataaya Namo Namah/ Namah Shivaaya Shantaaya NischitaayaYashaswiney, Sanaatanaaya Purvaaya Puraanaaya Namo Namah/ Namo Devaadhi Devaaya Swabhaavaaya Namo Namah, Namo Jagat Pratishthaaya Govindaaya Namo Namah/ Namostu Padmanaabhaaya Namo Yogoddbhavaayach, Vishveswaraaya Devaaya Shivaaya Harayey Namah/ Namotu Tasmai Devaaya Nirgunaaya Guptaataney, Narayanaaya Vishvaaya Devaanaam Paramaatmaney/ Namo namah Karanavamanaya Naraayanaayamita vikramaaya/ Shrishaankha charaasi Gadaadhaaraaya Namostu tasmai Purushottamaaya/Guhyaaya Vedanalayaaya Mahodaraaya Simhaaya Daityanidhanaaya Chaturbhujaaya, Brahmendra Rudra Muni chaarana Samtutaaya Devottamaaya Varadaaya Namochyutaaya/ Nagendra deha Shayanaasana supriyaaya Goksheera Hema Shukhaneela ghanopamaaya, Peetaambaraaya Madhu Kaitabha naashanaaya Viswhaaya Charumukutaaya Namojaraaya/ Naabhiprajaata Kamalastha Chaturmukhaaya Kshirodarakaanavaniketa Yashodharaaya, Naanaa Vichitra Mukutaangada Bhushanaaya Sarveshwaraaya Varadaaya Namo Varaaya/ Bhaktipriyaaya Varadeepta Sudarshanaaya Phullaravinda Vipulaayata lochanaaya, Devendra vighnashamanodyata pourushaaya Yogeshwaraaya Virajaaya Namo Varaaya/ Brahmaayanaaya Tridashaananaaya Lokaadhi naathinaathaaya Bhavaapanaaya, Mahaa Varaahaaya Namaskaromi/ Kutasthamavyata -machintya rupam Naarayanam Kaaranamaadidevam, Yugaanta sesham Purusham Puraanam tam Devadevam Sharanam prapadey/ Yogeshwaram Charuvichitra mouli magneyamagrayam Prakruteyh parasthatam, Kshetrajnamaatma prabhavam Varenyam tam Vaasudevam sharanam prapadye/Adrushya mavyata machintya mavyayam Mahashiyo Brahmamayam Sanaatanam, Vadanti yam vai Purusham Sanaatanam tam Deva guhyam sharanam prapadye/ Yadaksharam Brahma vadanti Sarvagam nishamya yam Mrutyu mukhaat pramuchyatey, Tameehwaram truptamanuttamaigunaaih paraayanam Vishnumupaimi shaswatam/ Kaarya Kriyaa Kaarana maprameyam Hiranyabaahum Varapadmanaabham, Mahaabalam Vedanidhim Suresham Vrajaami VishnumSharanam Janaardanam/ Kireeta Keyura Mahaarha nishkairmanyuktamaa -lankrita sarva gaatram, Peetaambaram Kanchana Bhakti Chitram Maalaadharam Keshava mabhyupaimi/ Bhavodbhavam Veda vidaam Varishtham Yogaatmanaam Saamkhyavidaam Varishtham, Aditya Rudraashvasuprabhaavam Prabhum prapadyechuta maavatmavantam/ Shrivatsaankam Mahadevam Devaguhyamanoupamam, Prapadye sukshmamachalam Varenyamabhayapradam/ Prabhavam Sarva bhutaanaam Nirgunam Parameshwaram, Prapadye muktamamkaanaam yateenaam Paramaam gatim/ Bhagavantam Gunaadhyakshamaksharam Pushkarekshanaamc Sharanyam Sharanam Bhaktya Prapadye Bhaktavatsalam/ Trivikramam Trilokesham Sarvesham Prapitaamaham, Yogaatmaanam Mahaatmaanam pradyeham Janaardanam/ Adidevamajam Shambhum Vyaktaavyaktam Sanaatanam, Naraayana –maneeyamsam prapadye Brahmana priyam/ Namo Varaaya Devaaya Namo Sarvasahaayacha, Prapadye Deva Deveshamaneeyaamsa manauh sadaa/ Ekaaya Lokatatwaaya Paratah Paramaatmaney, Namah Samahsahasra shirashey Anantaaya Mahaatmaney/ Twaameva Paramam Devamrishayo Vedapaaragaah, Keertayanti cha yam Sarvey Brahmaadeenaam Paraayanam/ Namstey Pundareekaaksha Bhaktaanaamabhayaprada, Subrahmanya Namastostu traahimaam Sharanaagatam/
20 Vishnu Panjara, Saarasvata and Paapa Prashamana Stotras by Shiva and Agastya Muni
Shruyataam tava yachhreyastathaanyeshaam cha paapinaam, Samasta paapa shuddhharthyam Punyayopachayadam cha yat/ Pratarutthhaaya Japatvam Madhyaahnehnah Kshayepi vaa, Asamshayam sadaa japyo japataam pushti shaantidah/ Om Harim Krishnam Hrishikesham Vaasudevam Janaardanam, Pranatosmi Jagannaatham sa mey Paapam Vyapohatu/ Shankhinam Chakrinam shaaranga dhaarinam snagdharam param, Pranatosmi patim Lakshmyaah sa mey Paapam vyapohatu/ Daamodara -mudaaraaksham Pundareekaakshamachyutam, Pranatosmi stutam stutyaih sa mey paapam vyapohatu/ Naaraayanam Naram Shourim Maadhavam Madhusudanam, Pranatosmi Dharaadhaaram sa mey paapam vyapohatu/ Shrivatsa Vakshasam Shreesham Shridharam Shriniketanam, Pranatosmi Shriyah Kaantam sa mey Paapam Vyapohatu/ Yameesham Sarvabhutaanaam dhyaayanti yatayoksharam, Vaasudevamanirdeshyam tamasmi sharanam gatah/ Samastaalambanebhyo yam Vyavrutya manasogatim, Dhyaayanti Vaasudevaakhyam tamasmi sharanam gatah/ Sarvagam Sarvabhutam cha Sarvasyaadhaarameeshwaram, Vaasudevam Param Brahmaa tamasmi sharanam gatah/ Paramaatmaavyaktam yam prayanti sumedhasah, Karmakshayekshayam Devam tamasmi sharanam gatah/ Punyapaapa vinirmuktaa yam pravishya punarbhavam, Na Yoginah Praapruvanti tamasmi sharanam gatah/ Brahmaabhutwaa jagat sarvam sa Devaasuramaanusham, Yah srujatyachyuto Devastamasmi sharanam gatah/ Brahma rupadharam Devam Jagadyonim Janaardanam, Strasthatvey samdhitam srashtou pranatosmi sanaatanam/ Srashthaa bhutwaa sthito yogi sthitaavasura suudanah, Tamaadi Purusham Vishnum pranatosmi Janaardanam/ Dhrutaa mahi hataa Daiyaah paritraataastahaa Suraah, Yenatam Vishnumaadhyesham Pranatosmi Janaardanam/ Yajnairyajanti yam Vipraa Yagnesham Yagnabhavanam, Tam Yagna Purusham Vishnum pranatosmi Sanatanam/ Pataala veethibhutaani tathaa lokaan nihantiyah, Tatpurusham Rudram Pranatosmi Sanaatanam/ Sambhakshitwaa sakalam yathaa srishtimidam Jagat, Yo vai nrityati Rudraatma pranatosmi Janaardanam/ Suraasuraah Pitruganaah Yaksha Gandharva Raakshasaah, Sambhutaa Yasya Devasya Sarvagam tam namaamyaham/ Samasta Devaah Sakalaa Manushyaanaam cha jaatayah, Yasyaamsha Bhutaa Devasya sarvagah tam Namaamyaham/ Vriksha gulmaadayo yasya tathaa Pashu Mrigaadayah, Ekaamsha bhutaa Devasya Sarvagam tam namaamyaham/ Yasmaannaanyat param kinchiyasmin Sarvam Mahaatmani, Yah Sarvamadhyagonantah sarvagam tam namaamyaham/ Yathaa sarveshu Bhuteshu gudhogniriva daarushu, Vishnurevam tathaa paapam mamaasesham pranashyatu/ Yathaa Vishnumayam sarvam Brahmaadi sa charaacharam, Yaccha Jnaana paricchedyam paapam nashyatu mey tathaa/ Shubhaashubhaani karmaani Rajah Satva Tamaamsicha, Aneka Janma karmotthyam paapam nashyatu mey tathaa/ Yannishaayaamcha yatpraataryan madhyaahnnaaparaahnniyoh, Sandhyayoscha krutam paapam karmanaa manasaa giraa/ Ajnaanato Jnaanato vaa madaacchalita maanasaih, Tat Kshipram vilayam yaatu Vaasudevasya keertanaat/ Paradaara paradravya vaanchhidrohodbhavam cha yat, Para peededbhavaam nindaam kurvataa yanmahaatmanaam/ Yaccha bhojey tathaa peye bhakshey choshey vilehaney, Tad yaatu Vilayam toyey yathaa lavana bhaajanam/ Yad baalyeyaccha Kaumaarey yat paapam Youvaney mama, Vayah parinatou yaccha yaccha janmaantarey krutam/ Tannaaraayana Govinda Hrishikesha keertanaat, Prayaatu Vilayam toyey yathaa lavana bhaajanam/ Vishnavey Vaasudevaaya Haravey Keshavaayacha, Janaardanaaya Krishnaaya Namo bhuyo namo namah/
Bhavishyaanarakaghnaaya namh Kamsa vighaatiney, Arishta Keshi Chaanuura Devaari kshaniyo namah/ konyobalervanchitaa twaamrutey vai bhavishyati, Konyo naashyati balaad darpam Haaihaya Bhupateyh/ Kah Karishyatathaanyoh vai Saagarey Shetu bandham, Vadhish yati Dashagreevam kah Saamaatmapurah saram/ Kastwaamriteynyoh Nandasya Gokule rati meshyati, Pralamba Putaanaa Dinaam twaamrutey Madhusudana, Nihantaapyathavaa Shaastaa Devadeva bhavishyati/ Japannevam Narah punyam Vaishnavam Dharmamuttamam, Ishtaanishta prasangebhyo Jnaanatojnaana topi vaa/ Krutam tena tu yat paapam Sapta janmaan –taraani vai, Mahaa Paataka samjnam vaa tathaa chaivopa paatakam/ Yagnaadeeni cha Punyaani Japa homa vrataanicha, Naashayed Yoginaam Sarva maamapaatramimaambhasi/ Narah Samvatsaram purnam tila paatraani shodasa, Ahanyahaani yo dadyaat pathattechha tasmamam/ Avilumpatam Brahma charyam Sampraapoya smaranam Hareyh, Vishnuloka mavaapnoti Satyametanvayoditam/ Yatthaaitat Satyamuktam mey na hyaalpamati mey Mrushaah, Raakshasastrastat Sarvaangam tathaa maameshu mricchyatu/
Phala Shruti: Who so ever recites the above Dharma-maya Vaishnava Mantra with keenness or disinterest, with full awareness and sincerity or in a casual or even complete ignorance would indeed destroy the sins of previous seven births irrespective of their volume, severity or magnitude. Side by side, the Vaishnava Mantra bestows fresh accounts of Punya or the fruitiful results of performing Yagnas, Homaas and Vrataas. The Maharshi emphasised to the Raakshasa that the recitation of the Sarasvata Vaishnava Mantra every day by observing celibacy and offering charity of sixteen vessels of Tila Seeds and water would definitely qualify access to Vishnu Loka at the termination of his or her life! The Maharshi further advised the Raakshasa that Devi Saraswati the Goddess of Learning and Knowledge who was prompted by Agni Deva sharpened the tip of his tongue to emerge a flow of the Vishnu Stotra. Accordingly, the Raakshasa recited the Saarasvata Mantra and attained Vishnu Loka!
Namastey Yagna Purusha Hagna Bhaaga bhujey Namah, Namah Sahasra dhaaraaya Shatadhaaraaya tey namah/ Bhurbhuvaswah swarupaaya Godaayaamritamrita daayiney, Suvarna Brahmadaatrey cha Sarvba daatrey cha tey Namah/ Brahmeshaaya N amastubhyam Brahmaadey Brahmarupa dhruk, Parabrahma Namastestu Shabda Brahama Namostutey/ Vidyaastwam Vedya rupastwam Vedaneeyastwamevacha, Buddhistwamapi bodhyascha Bodhastwamcha Namostuey/ Hotaa Homascha Havyam cha Humamaanascha Havyavaat, Paataa Potaa cha Putascha Paavaneeyascha Namah/ Hantaacha Hanyamaanascha Hruyamaanastwamevacha, Harthaa Netaacha Neetischa Pujyograyo Vishva dhaaryasi/ Struka struvou paradhaamaasi Kapaalo- lukha lorinah, Yagna paatraaraneyastwamekadhaa bahudhaa tridhaa/ Yagnastwam Yajamaana- stwameedyastwamasi Yaajakah, Jnaataa Jneyastathaa Jnaanam Dhyeyo Dhyaataasi cheswara/ Dhaanayogascha Yogeecha Gatirmoksho dhrutih sukham, Yogaangaani twameeshaanaha sarvagastwam Namostutey/ Brahmaa Hotaa tayodraataa Saama yupotha dakshinaa, Dekshaa twam twam Purodaashastwam Pashuh Pashumaahyasi/ Guhyo dhaataa cha paramah Shivo Naraayanastatha, Mahajano Nirayanah Sahasraarkendu rupavaan/ Dwaadashaarotha shannaabhis- trivyuuho dwiyugastathaa, Kalachakro Bhavaaneesho Namastey Purushottamah/ Paraakramo Vikramastwam Hayagreevo Hareeshwarah, Nareswarotha Brahmeshaha Suryeshastwam Namostutey/ Ashwa vaktro Mahaamedhaah Shambhuh Shakrah Prabhanjanah, Mitraavaruna murtistwama murtiranaghah parah/ Praagvamsha kaayo Bhutaadir mahaabhuto –chyuto Dwijah, Twamurthva kartaa Urdhwascha Urthwaretaa Namostutey/ Mahaapatakahaa twam cha Upapaatakahaa tathaa, Aneeshaha Sarvapaapebhyastwaamaham sharanam gatah/ Ityetat paramam stotram Sarva paapa pramochanam, Maheshwarena kathitam Vaaraanasyaam purey Muney/ Keshavasyaagrato gatwaa snaatwaa Tirthey sitodakey, Upashaantastathaa Jaato Rudrah paapavashaat tatah/ Etat Pavitram Tripuraghna bhaashitam pathan Naro Vishnuparo Maharshey, Vimukta paapo Khupashaanta murtih Sapujyatey Deva varaih prasiddhaaih/
That was the Maha Stotra rendered by Maheshwara himself at the Maha Punya Kshetra of Varanaasi as he bathed in the Sacred Ganga. Whosoever recites this Maha Stuti with ‘Bhahyaantara Shuchi’ or of External and Internal Cleanliness would accomplish Vishnu Loka, and be eligible of worship by Devas even!)
Paapa Prashamana Stotra by Agastya Muni: Having rendered Paapa Prashamana Stotra blessed by Maha Deva himself as above, Maharshi Pulastya gave another Stotra to Bramhmarshi Narada as recited by Agastya Maha Muni as follows: [ Great care has been taken in this Agastya’s Stuti to firm up the Identity of Shiva and Vishnu].
Matsyam Namasye Devesham Kurmam Govindameyvacha, Haya seersham Namasyeham Bhavam Vishnum Trivikramam/ Namasye Maadhaveshaanou Hrishikeshakumaarinou, Narayanam Namasyeham Namasye Garudaasanam/ Urthwakesham Nrisimham cha Rupadhaaram Kurudhwajam, Kaama paala makhandam cha Namnasye Brahmana priyam/ Ajitam Vishwa karmaanam Pundareekam Dwijapriyam, Hamsam Shambhum, Namasyecha Brahmaanam Suprajaapatim/ Namasye Shula baahum cha Devam Chakradharam tathaa, Shivam Vishnum Suvarnaaksham Gopatim Peetavaasasam/ Namasyecha Gadaapaanim Namasyecha Kushoshayam, Artha Naareeswaram Devam Namasye Paapanaashanam/ Gopaalam cha Savaikuntham Namasye chaaparaajitam, Namasye Vishva Rupam cha Sougandhim Saravadaa Shivam/ Paanchaalikam Hayagreevam Swayambhuva Maheshwaram, Namasye Pundareekaaksham cha Payogandhim cha Keshavam/Avimuktamcha Lolamcha Jyeshthesham Madhyamam tathaa, Upashantam Namasyeham Markandeyam Sajambukam/ Namasye Padma kiranam Namasye Vadavaamukham, Kaartikeyam Namasyeham Braahmeekam Shikhinam tathaa/ Namasye Sthaanumanagham Namasya Vanamaalinam, Namasye Longaleesham cha Namasyeham Shriyah Patim/ Namasyecha Trinayanam Namasye Havya vaahanam, Namasyecha Trisouvarnam Namasye Dharaneedharam/ Trinaachiketam Brahmesham Namasye Shashibhushanam, Kapardinam Namasyecha Sarvaamaya vinaashanam/ Namsye Shashinam Suryam Dhruvam Roudram Mahowjasam, Padmanaabham Hiranyaaksham Namasye Skandamavyayam/ Namasye Bhima Hamsou cha Namasye Haatakeshwaram, Sadaa Hamsam Namasyecha Namasye Praana tarpanam/ Namasye Rukma Kavacham Mahaa Yogi- nameeshwaram, Namasya Shrinivaasam cha Namsye Purushotthamam/ Namasyecha Chatur –baahum Namasye Vasudhaadhipam, Namasye Sarvamanagham Goureeshwaram Nakuleeshwaram/ Manoharam Krishna kesham Namasya Chakrapaaninam, Yashodharam Mahabaahum Namasye cha Kushapriyam/ Bhudharam chaadhita Gadam Sunetram Shula Shaankhinam, Bhadraaksham Veerabhadram cha Namasye Shankhakarnikam/ Vrishadhwajam Mahewsham cha Vishwamitram Shashiprabham, Upendram chaiva Govindam Namasye Pankaja –Priyam/ Sahasrashirasam Devam Namasye Kundamaalinam, Kaalaagnim Rudra Devesham Namasye Krittivaasasam/ Namasye Chaagalesham cha Namasye Pankajaasanam, Sahasraaksham Kokanadam Namasya Harishankaram/ Agastyam Garudam Vishnum Kapilam Brahmavaadyamayam, Sanaatanamcha Brahmaanam Namesye Brahmatatparam/ Apratarkyam Chaturbaahum Sahasraamshum Tapomayam, Namasye Dharmaraajanam Devam Garuda Vaahanam/ Sarva Bhutagatam Shaantam Nirmalam Sarvalakshanam, Mahaayoginamavyaktam Namasye Paapa naashanam/ Niranjanam Niraakaaram Nirgunam Nirmalam padam, Namasye Paapa hantaaram Sharanam Sharam Vrajey/ Etat avitram Paramam Puraanam proktam twagastyena Maharshinaacha, Dhanyan Yashasyam Bahupaapa naashanam Samkeertanaat Smaranaat Samshravaaccha/ (My salutations to Govinda Bhagavan who had assumed the Matsya and Kurmaavataaraas! My greetings to Hayasirsha, Hrishikesha, Kumara Deva, Narayana, Garudaasana, Urthwakesha, Nrisimha Rupa, Kurudhwaja, Kaamapaala, Akhanda, Brahmaadi Deva Priya, Brahmana Priya, Ajita, Vishwakarma, Pundarika, DwijaPriya, Hamsa, Shambhu, Prajapati Sahita Brahma, Shula Baahu, Chakradhara deva, Shiva, Vishnu, Suvarnaaksha, Gopati, Peetavaasa, Gadaadhara, Kusheshayana, Paapa naashaka, Arthaneereshwara, Vaikuntha sahita Gopala, Aparaajita, Vishwarupa, Sougandhi, Saadaashiva, Paanchaalika, Hayagriva, Swayambhuva, Amareshwara, Pushkaraaksha, Payogandhi, Keshava, Avimukta, Lola, Jyeshthesha, Madhyama, Upashaanta, Jambuka sahita Madkandeya, Padmakirana, Badabaamukha, Kartikeka, Braahmeeka, Shikhi, Sthaanu, Anagha, Vanamaali, Laangaleesha, Lakshmipati, Trinetra, Havyavaahana, Trisouvarna, Dharanidhara, Trinaachiketa, Brahmesha, Sashibhushana, Sarva roga haari, Kapardi Bhagavan, Chandra, Surya, Dhurva, Ojaswi, Rudra Bhagavan, Padmanaabha, Hiranyaaksha, Avyaya, Skanda, Bhima, Hamsa, Haatakeshwara, Sadaahamsa, Tripta kaarana, Rukma Kavacha, Maha Yogi, Ishwara, Purushottama, Shri Nivaasa, Chaturbhuja dhara, Prithivipati, Pashupati, Ayaya, Shri Kantha, Vaasudeva, Danda sahita Nilakantha, Sarva, Anagha, Girisha, Nakuleshvara, Krishna kesha, Chakrapaani, Yashodhaari, Mahabaahu, Kusha Priya, Bhudhara, Kshaaditagada, Sunetra, Shulashankhi, Bhadraaksha, Virabhadra, Shankhakarnika, Vrisha dhwaja, Mahesha, Vishvaamitra, Shashi prabha, Upendra, Govinda, Pankaja priya, Sahasra sirsha, Kundaamaali, Kaalaagni, Rudra Deva, Kritthavaasa, C haagalesha, Pankajaasana, Sahasraaksha, Kokanada, Harishankara, Agastya, Garuda, Vishnu, Kapila, Brahma Vaangmayam, Sanaatana, Brahma, Brahma Tatpara, Anumaanswra Pare! Chaturbhuja, Devadi Deva, Sahasraamshu,Tapo Murti, Dharma Raja, Garusdavaahana, Vyaapta, Shanta Swarupa, Nirmala, Samasta Lakshana Yukta, Mahaayodgi, Avyakta, aapa Naashaka, Niranjana, N iraakaara, Gunarahita, Nirmala pada Swarupa, Paapa Naashaka, Sharanaa gata Rakshaka)! Maharshi Agastya underlined that the Kathana-Smarana- Shravana of the Stuti would demolish the huge stock of Paapaas and bestow health, prosperity, fame and all-round success).
21 Vamana Deva leaves Rasaatala for Brahma Loka and Brahma’s worship to Vishnu
After suppressing Bali Chakravarti and restricting him only to the Pataala Lokaas and reinstating Indra and all other Devas to their erstwhile positions, a highly pleased Bhagavan Vishnu discarded his Vamana Swarupa and flew to Brahmaloka by his Garuda Vaahana. As Brahma desired Vishnu to display his Virat Swarupa measuring ten thousand yojanas of elevation and an equal width, Brahma was overjoyed and could not but break into ecstasy and acclaimed the Virat Purusha as follows: Om Namastey Devadhi Deva Vaasudeva Eka shringa Bahurupa Vrishaakapey Bhuta bhaavana Suraasura vrisha Suraasura Mathana Peetavaasah Srinivaasa Asuranirmitaanta Amita nirmita Kapila Mahaakapilka Vishvaksena Naraayana/ Dhruvadhwaja Satyadhwaja Khadgadhwaja Taaladhwaja Vaikuntha Purushottama Varenya Vishno Aparaajita Jaya Jayanta Vijaya Kritaavarta Mahaadeva Anaadey Ananta Aadyaanta madhya nidhana Puranjaya Dhanaanjaya Shuchishrava Prushnigarbha/ Kamala garbha Kamalaalayataaksha Shripatey Vishnu mula Mulaadhivaasa Dharmaadhivaasa Dharmavaasa Dharmaadhyaksha Prajaadhyaksha Gadaadhara Shridhara Shrutidhara Vanamaalaadhara Lakshmidhara Dharanidhara Padmanaabha/ Virinchey Aarshtishena Mahaasena Senaadhyasha Purushtuta Bahukalpa Mahaakalpa Kalpanaamukha Aniruddha Sarvaga Sarvaatman Dwadashaatmaka Suryaatmaka Somaatmaka Kaalaatmaka Vyomaatmaka Bhutaatmaka/ Rasaatmaka Paramatman Sanaatana Munjakesha Harikesha Gudaakesha Keshava Nila Sukshma Sthula Peetha Rakta Shweta Shwetaadhivaasa Raktaambara Priya Preetikara Preetivaasa Hamsa Nilavaasa Seera -dhwaja Sarvalokaadhivaasa/ Kushoshaya Adhokshaja Govinda Janaardana Madhusudana Vamana namastey/ Sahasra sheershosi Sahasradrugasi Sahasra paadosi twam Kamalosi Mahaa Purushosi Sahasra Baahurasi Sasramurtirasi twaam Devaah Praahum Sahasra Vadanam tey Namastey/Om Namastey Vishwadevesha Vishwabhuh Vishwaatmaka Vishwarupa Vishwa sambhava twatto Vishwamidam bhavad Brahmaanaastwan mukhebhyobhavan Kshatriyaa doh Sambhutaah Urugmaad Vishobhaan Shudraascharana Kamalebhyah/ Naabhyaa Bhavatonta- rikshamajaayata Indraagni Vakrato netraad bhaanurabhunmanasah Shashaankah Aham Prasaadajastwa krodhaat Traimbakah Praanaajjaato bhavato maatarishvaa Shiraso dyuora –jaayata netraadi disho bhuriyam charanaadbhuta Shrotrodbhavaa disho bhavatah Swayambho Nakshatraasteyjodbhavaah/Murtayaschaaamrutayascha Sarvey twattaha Samudbhutaah/ Ato Vishwaatmakosi Om Namastey Pushpahaasosi Mahaahaasosi paramosi Omkaarosi Vashatkaa -rosi Swaahaakaarosi Aoushatkaarosi Swadhaakaarosi Vedamayosi Tirthamayosi Yajamaana mayosi/ Yajnamamayosi Sarvbadhaataasi Yagnabhoktaasi Shukradhaataasi Bhurda Bhuvarda Swarda Swarnada goda Amritadoseeti/ Om Brahmaadirasi Brahmamayosi Yajnosi Vedakaamosi Vedyosi Yajna dhaarosi Mahaameenosi Mahaasevaasi MahaashiraaAsi/ Nrukesaryasi Hotaasi Homyosi Havyosi Huyamaanosi Hayamedhosi Potaasi Paayayitaasi Putosi Pujyosi Daataasi Hanyamaanosi Hriyamaanosi Hartyaaseeti Om/ Neetarasi Netaasi Agneyaasi Vishwathaamaasi Shrumbhadosi Dhruvosi Aaraneyosi/ Dhyaanosi Dhyeyosi Sheyosi Jnaanosi Yashtaasi Daanosi Bhumaasi Yeekshesi Brahmaasi Hotaasi Udgaataasi Gatimataam Gatirasi Jnaaninaam Jnaanamasi Yoginaam Yogosi Mokshigaaminaam Mokshosi Shreemataam Shrirasi Guhyosi Paataasi Paramasi/ Somesi Suryosi Deekshaasi Dakshinaasi Narosi Trinayanosi Mahaanayanosi Aditya prabhavosi Surotthamosi Shuchirasi Shukrosi Nabhosi Nabhasyosi Ishtosi Urjosi Sahosi Sahasyosi Taposi Tapasyosi Madhurasi/Maadhavosi Kaalosi Sankramosi Vikramosi Paraakramosi Ashyagreevosi Mahaamedhosi Shankarosi Hreeshwarosi Shambhurasi Brahmeyshosi Suryosi Mitraavarunosi Praagvamshakaayosi Bhutaadirasi Mahaabhutesi Urthwakarmaasi Kartaasi Sarvapaapa vimochanaasi Trivikramosi Om Namastey/ ( Om Namastey Devaadhideva, Vaasudeva, Ekashringa, Bahurupa, Vrishaakapey, Bhutabhaavana, Suraasura Sreshtha, Devaasura mathana kaara Peetavastra dhaari, Srinivasa, Asuranirmitaanta, Amita nirmita, Kapila, Mahaa Kapila, Vishvaksena, Narayana, Dhruvadhwaja, Satyadhwaja, Khadgadhwaja, Taala Dhwaja, Vaikuntha, Prushottama, Varenya, Vishno, Aparaajita, Jaya, Jayanta, Vijaya,Krutaavarta, Mahadeva, Anaadey, Ananta, Aadyanta, Madhyanidhana, Puranjaya, Dhananjaya, Shuchisrava, Prushnigarbha, Kamalagarbha, Kamalaayataaksha, Shripatey, Vishnu mula, Mulaadhivaasa, Dharmaadhivaasa, Dharmavaasa, Dharmaadhyaksha, Prajaadhyaksha, Gadaadhara, Shridhara, Shrutidhara, Vanamaalaadhara, Lakshmidhara, Dharanidhara, Padmanaabha, Virinchey, Aashtishena, Mahasena, Senaadhyaksha, Purushtuta, Bahukalpa, Mahakalpa, Kalpanaamukha, Aniduddha,Sarvaga, Sarvaatman, Dwadashaatmaka, Suryaatmaka, Somaatmaka, Kaalaatmaka, Vyomaatmaka, Bhutaatmaka, Rasaatmaka, Paramaatman, Sanaatana, Munjakesha, Harikesha Gudaakesha, Keshava, Nila, Sthula, Sukshma, Peeta, Rakta, Shweta, Shwetaadhivaasa, Raktaambarapriya, Prretikara, Preetivaasa, Hamsda, Nilavaasa, Seeradhwaja, Sarvalokaadhivaasa, Kusheshaya, Adokshaja, Govinda, Janaardana, Madhusudana, Vaamana, Sahsraseersha, Sahasranetra, Sahasrapaad, Kamala, Maha Purusha, Sahasrabaahu, Sahasra Murti, Sahasravadana as addressed by Devas, Om Vishwadevesha, Vishwabhu, Vishyatmaka, Vishwarupa, Vishwa Sambhava, Vishvotpannakaari! From your face were born Brahmanas, Kshatriyas from your hands, Vaishyas from both of your thighs, Sudraas from your feet. Swayambho! Fron your navel emerged Antariksha or Sky, from your face came Agni and Indra, Surya from your eyes, Chandra from your mind, Brahma from your self Bhagavan! Fromm your anger appeared Trinetra Shankara, Vayu Deva from your life / existence, from your head was materialised Swargaloka, Dishaas or Directions from your ears, the Stars from your brightness, and the entire Murta or Amurta ( Seen and Unseen) Beings were created by You Vishwaatmaka! You are Pushpahaasa, Mahaa haasa,,Parama, Omkaara, Vashat –kaara, Swaahaakaara, Aoushatkaara,Swadhaa kaara,Veda maya, Tirthamaya, Yajamaanamaya, Yajnamaya, Sarvadhaata, Yajna bhoktaa, Shukradaataa, Bhurda, Bhuvarda, Swarda, Swarnada, Goda, Amritada; Om You are Brahmaadi, Brahmamaya, Yajna, Vedakaama, Vedya, Yajnadhara, Mahaa Meena, Mahaa sena, Mahaa Shira, Nrukesari, Hota, Homya, Havya, Huyamaana, Hayamedha, Potaa, Paavayitaa, Puta, Pujya, daataa, Hanyamaana, Hriyamaana and Hartaa! You are Niti, Netaa, Agnya, Vishwadhaama, Shubhaanda, Dhruva, Aaraneya, Dhyaana, Dhyeya, Jneya, Jnaana, Yashtaa, Daana, Bhumaa, Ikshya, Braham, Hota, Udgaataa, Gati for Gatimaanaas, Jnaana for Jneyaas, Yoga for Yogis, Moksha to Mokshagamis, Shri to Shrimans, Guhya, Paataa and Parama. You are Soma, Surya, Deekshaa, Dakshina, Nara,Trinayana, Mahaanayana, Adityaprabhava, Surottama, Shuchi, Shukra, Nabha, Nabhasya, Isha, Urja, Saha, Sahasya, Tapa, Tapasya, Madhu , Madhava, kaala, Sankrama, Vikrama, Paraakrama, Ashyagreeva, Mahameda, Shankara, Harishwara, Shambh, Brahmesha, Surya, Mitraavaruna, Praagvamshakaaya, Bhutaadi, Mahaabhuta, Urthwakarmaa, Kartaa, Sarva PaapaVimochana, and Om Trivikrama)! As Vishnu Deva was pleased by the ‘Stuti’ of Brahma Deva, the formed asked Brahma to bless him with a boon and Brahma desired that Vishnu should reside in Brahmaloka in the Swarupa of Brihad Vamana and as Vishnu bestowed the boon, there had been daily worships to Vamana Deva, enjoined by all the Devas, while Apsaras danced with ecstasy, Gandharvas praised the Vamana Deva with soulful and tuneful hymns, Vidyadharaas played memorable instrumental extravaganzas, and Asuras and Siddhas displayed group sessions of frenzied singings!
22 Bali Daanava in Patala Lokas and worship to Maha Vamana
As Vamana Deva who occupied the totality of the Universe pursuant to the illustrious charity of mere Three Feet by Bali Chakravarti, Maha Vamana Murti bestowed the boon of long life to King Bali to administer the Sapta Lokas beneath the Bhumi and Oceans viz. Atala, Vitala, Sutala, Talaatala, Mahatala, Rasaatala and Paataalas. As Vishvakarma constructed a luxurious palace and Bilwa Swarga of the Underworld with no comforts and desires unfulfilled, the cozy life to the hilt, Bali was fully contented with his family and Praja. One day suddenly, the Sudarshana Chakra of Vaikuntha made its appearance and King Bali prostrated before the Chakra and reverentially prayed to it as follows: Namasyaami Hareshchakram Daityachakra vidaaranam, Sahasaamshum Sdahasrtaabham Sahasraaram Sunirmalam/ Namasyaami Hareshchakram yasya naabhyaam Pitaamahah, Tundey Trishula dhruk Sharva Aaraamuley Mahaadrayah/ Aareshu smamstitaa Devaah Sendraah Saarkaah Sapaavakaah, Javey yasya sthito Vaayuraapognih Prithivi nabhah/ Aarapraateshu Jeemutaah Soudaaminuruksha taarakaah, Baahyato Muniyo yasya Baalakhilyaadayashathaa/ Tamaayudhavaram Vandey Vaasudevasya Bhaktitah, Yaney Paapam Sharirottham Vaagjam Manasamevacha/ Tanmey dahaswa Deeptaamsho Vishnoschakra Sudarshana, Yanmo Kulodbhavam Paapam Paitrukam Maatrukam tathaa/ Tanmey Haraswa gtarasaa Namastey Achutaayudha, Aadhayo mama nashyantu Vyaadhayo hyaantui Samkshayam/ Iktevamuktwaa matimaan Samabhyacchaartha B haktitah, Samsmafran Pundareekaasham Sarva Paapa pranaashanam/ Pujitam Balinaa Chakram krutwaa Nistejasosuraan, Nischakraamaatha Paataalaad vishuvey Dakshiney Muney/ Sudarshaney nirgatey tu Balirviklabvataam gatah, Paramaapadam praapya sasmaara Swa Pitaamaham/ (My salutations to Vishnu Sudarshana Chakra which smashes the multitudes of Daitya enemies by its endless and most powerful sparkles of extraordinay rays with thousands of spokes and compartments within. I pray most reverentially to the Chakra in whose axis exists Brahma, its periphery resides Trishladhaari Maha Deva, spoke-ends are embellished with mammoth Mountains, inside the compartments are Indra, Surya, Agni, and other Devaas, its speed and velocity likened toVayu Deva, and its other inhabitants are Varuna, Agni, Bhumi, and Akaasha; its compartment ends are clouds, Vidyut or Electricity, Nakshatraas, etc and in the peripherry of the Chakra Bakakhilyas and Munis. May the Chakra destroy greatest sins of the devotees on account of physical, vocal, and antarika or mind-born blemishes; may the Chakra punch and blow the sins of Vamsa Vaasis of the present and previous generations! As Bali extolled the Chakra and visioned it travelling away southwards, he wondered as to what was the need for its visit to the Bilwa Swarga, prayed to Bhagavan Vamana and remembered his grand father to ascertain the forebodings of the surprise appearance of the Sudarshana). Bhakta Prahlada met the King at once and congratulated Bali at the timely, prognostic and propitious appearance of Sudarshan to remind him and his ‘Praja’ about the need and urgency for worshipping Bhagavan Vishnu and his incarntion as Vamana Deva!
23 Vamana Purana Vaachana, Shraavana /Shravana, Pathana Phala Shruti
Shri Shankha Chakraasi Gadaadharaaya Namostu tasmai Purushottamaaya/
Om Tat Sat
End of Vamana Purana
(My humble salutations to the lotus feet of Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswathi Mahaswamy ji and also my humble greatulness to Brahmasree Sreeman V D N Rao ji for the collection)