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If all the praises we make in deed become true.... Prayer from Atmarpanastuti of Appayya Dikshitar

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Prayer in Sanskrit 


विविधमपि गुणौघं वॆदयन्त्यर्थवादाः
    परिमितविभवानां पामराणां सुराणाम् ।
तनुहिमकरमौलॆ तावता तत्परत्वॆ
    कति कति जगदीशाः कल्पिता नॊ भवॆयुः ॥ ४५ ॥

Shloka as Romanized text


vividhamapi guNaughaM vEdayantyarthavAdAH
    parimitavibhavAnAM pAmarANAM surANAm |
tanuhimakaramaulE tAvatA tatparatvE
    kati kati jagadIshAH kalpitA nO bhavEyuH || 45 ||

(vividham api guNaughaM vEdayantu arthavAdAH
    parimita vibhavAnAM pAmarANAM surANAm |
tanu himakara maulE tAvatA tatparatvE
    kati kati jagadIshAH kalpitA nO bhavEyuH || 45 ||)

Meaning of the Prayer Song:

 May the gain seeking praises, eulogize the 
ordinary divines of limited capacity! 
Oh the One with the slender moon on the crown,
just by these praises if they all in deed become truly of its worth,
how many "Lord of the world"s we will end up having?!


1. tanu - slender; himakara - moon; tAvatA - so great

2. There are many scriptures including the puranas that 
praise highly vivid divines as if they are the ultimate God.
When a favor is needed even the fellow human being would 
appear as God. But this is all Arthavada - the praise for receiving
some short term gain. If all these praises are indeed true, there
would be so many Gods in the world. That would be a ridiculous
concept philosophically. 

The devotee needs to see the Supreme Shiva energizing all
these minor powers and worship the Omnipresence of the Supreme.

See Also:
1. Complete Atmarpana stuti in with music


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