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Syamantaka MaNi Sloka Apr 21, 2012 at 7:48pm
Post by Sumi on Apr 21, 2012 at 7:48pm
Syamantaka MaNi Sloka to resolve misunderstandings/ negative publicity
DEIVATHIN KURAL - Page 94 onwards of Vol #4
114. All that happens to Avataras will finally turn out to be good and beneficial to people of the
world, because the very purpose of their coming into being in this world is, "Loka KalyaN'! For
getting rid of negative publicity and the curse of seeing the fourth crescent of the moon, even if
you are not able to reread the whole of the story of Syamantaka MaNi, think of it in the mind.
When KrishNa was play acting as though he was investigating the death of Prasenan,
Jambawathy revealed the whole story by that one sloka as a lullaby for her brother. We should
at least chant that sloka.
115. "simha: Prasenam avateet simho Jambawataa hata: l
Sukumaraka maa rodhee: tava hyesha Syamantaka: ll" While chanting it, we will
automatically review the whole "Upakhyanam". The second line, though addressed to
Sukumara the son of Jambawan, it sounds as though telling us not to cry! We are also Sukumaras
only, that means "good boys"! "The Syamantaka MaNi is for you only!", she says. We know that
we have two gems of PiLLaiyar and KrishNa to bless us! This sloka can be included in formal
pooja, as given in "vrata choodaamaNi Kalpam".
116. As blessed by PiLLaiyar, the scandal about KrishNa was erased in a few days. Dwaraka
was affected by the onset of bad times. Rains failed. Trade and commerce was badly affected.
People were falling sick with disease and poverty! Simultaneously in Kaasi, there was all round
bounty of well being! Information was received that Akrura was there and doing a lot of social
service, such as building of temples, free food camps, free medical service and so on! When you
put two and two together, you make either 4 or 22! One could easily deduce that, Akrura and
Syamantaka MaNi were together there!
117. Omniscient Bhagwan KrishNa did not need the news papers or the support of Press Trust of
India or Reuters or any of the news channels of the Tele Vision! Still, as he was playacting as a
human being, he sent some messengers to contact Akrura, with the following message. 'Dear Sir!
Without your august presence, Dwaraka is not a fraction of its past glory! So you must come
back to Dwaraka, to be a friend, guide and philosopher of the Yadava community! It is alright, if
the gem happens to be with you. That is not a problem at all! Instead of its being in the
possession of anyone else, it is best to be in your hands as a man of principles, high discipline
and morality! (Though he had every right for the gem, he is showing the least interest in it!)
Satrajit, after all is no more. My elder brother has some doubts about me with regard to the
Syamanthaka MaNi. Jambawathy could start doubting me about that gem. In turn, SatyaBhama
too may start wondering about my integrity! All these doubts can trickle down to the general
public of Dwaraka. So, it is best, if the gem happens to be in your hands. You can continue to
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have it and in the bargain, I am sure the rainless drought conditions in Dwaraka will be removed
if you come back with the gem! So, I sincerely wish and pray that you find it convenient to
return to Dwaraka and that hopefully the gem is with you!'
118. With sincere love and affection, the message also contains diplomacy! Though Akrura had
some confusion, since he is basically a devotee of KrishNa, the moment he got a call from him,
he immediately came back to Dwaraka and surrendered to Bhagawan. (Note that we are talking
about times when the speediest was a horse and Dwaraka and Kaasi are geographically about
1,000 miles apart! So, months must have passed in sending a message and getting a reply!)
Though Bhagawan had told him that he could keep the MaNi, all wealth belongs to that
Lakshmipathi (husband of the Goddess of wealth) only. Akrura was feeling very guilty about the
whole series of incidents! So, he respectfully offered the Syamantaka MaNi to KrishNa,
immediately on return to Dwaraka.
119. But, KrishNa forcefully insisted that the gem should remain with Akrura only. He told him,
'Please think that I have given it to you! I should get rid of the doubt and suspicions about that
gem and me, in the minds of all. I am especially concerned about getting back into my elder
brothers good books! Then my main interest area is the welfare of the people of Dwaraka! The
influence of the gem will make an immediate effect in the social and economic well being of the
country, I am sure!' Thus, he ensured that the gem remained with Akrura.
120. As the founding father of Dwaraka, as the King maker who re-installed Ugrasena after
deposing Kamsa, as a leader of Yadu Kula and so on, KrishNa had an important role to play in
the public life of that period. Such people have to live a life of exemplary cleanliness and
transparency above all suspicions. In the case of a normal suspect, the crime has to be proved
beyond reasonable doubt. In the case of public figures, the onus to prove their innocence lies
with them, as the famous idiom goes, 'Caesar's wife must be above suspicion'! KrishNa took a lot
of pains to maintain an above board record, free of blemishes. Not that he was worried really.
He was rather setting himself as a role model to be emulated!
121. Part of that drama was the scarcity conditions that were obtaining in Dwaraka and
subsequent period of abundance, after the return of the gem! When the repository of all value as
KrishNa was available, it is of little consequence as to where a stone or a gem is located! It was
all part of his 'Leela, the Lord's wish and play. Akrura stayed in Dwaraka with the gem. Bad
times hovering around Dwaraka slowly but surely lifted, along with all the doubts about
KrishNa's name and reputation!
122. Once Balarama came to know about that, he also returned to Dwaraka from Videha
Rajyam. He expressed deep regrets for having doubted KrishNa's integrity! KrishNa told him not
to feel bad. 'It is none of your mistake at all', he said. 'The reason is that I happened to see the
chathurthi Chandra, in the month of Bhadrapada; which initiated all these events. But all that,
has ended in underlining the powerful influence of Vigneshwara and the need to take his
protection only! It is all for the good!' This is the story of KrishNa worshipping PiLLaiyar!
123. One great advantage experienced by the Tamilians who follow the Souramana
Panchangam. For them, in the month of AvaNi, both Gokulashtami and PiLLaiyar Chathurthi,
occur within a gap of 12 to 13 days; celebrating the birth-day / Aavirbhaavam of both KrishNa
and PiLLaiyar. For others, Gokulashtami occurs in the month of SravaNa and Vinayaka
Chathurthi in Bhadrapada!
124. The special vegetable of AvaNi is the VeLLarikkai, the cucumber! This is the only
vegetable which does not become over ripe and can be eaten raw without cooking. It is a
vegetable truly indigenous and endemic to South India! Moreover, it is the most 'saatvic' of all
vegetables! Like both KrishNa and PiLLaiyar won over people's minds for thousands of
generations by their endearing childhood pranks and exploits; the 'veLLari pinju' the baby of this
vegetable, should be offered to these Gods in their pooja and partaken! They will bless us with
wisdom through this raw vegetable!
125. Conclusion. Thus PiLLaiyar, other than being from the 'big place' of highly connectedness,
has proved himself to be the Yelder to his own Father, Mother, Younger Brother and now Uncle;
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on various occasions! They have all (Parameswara, AmbaL, SubrahmaNya and Sri Rama,)
worshipped him for removal of obstacles and Sri KrishNa has prayed to him for erasing
innuendo and safe guarding his reputation! Let us also make him our constant companion, as a
Baby God to be cherished, for removal of all the obstacles in the path of our lives too and for
the wisdom of understanding that He can endow!
Jaya Jaya Shankara, Hara Hara Shankara!
Last Edit: Apr 25, 2012 at 8:42pm by Sumi
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Syamantaka MaNi Sloka Aug 3, 2013 at 11:15pm
Post by kahanam on Aug 3, 2013 at 11:15pm
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