Post by Amritha Varshini on Oct 23, 2015 17:22:05 GMT 5.5
What is a poem? A poem should be able to express in one line what a prose is explaining in hundred pages. The one line of a poem should be able to convey a whole lot of meaning. That is why we find different interpretations being made by different pundits to poems like Aksharamana Malai. On this criterion, I find the poem written by Anand Vasudevan has really fulfilled the standard required for a poem and also the devotion required for a hymn. Here is my humble attempt in giving another translation in English.
He, who manifests as the Jagatguru, the light for the universe, He who is the embodiment of compassion He, who dispels the dark shadows of ignorance Who grants protection to those who take refuge, He, who immerses devotees in the ocean of bliss and showers rain of infinite happiness He who symbolises the eternal principles of Dharma He who protects and interprets the Vedas, He who is the moving God on earth, He who extols the virtues of rituals and karma, He who has championed the cause of art and culture He, who safeguards the people with love and affection, Oh Master of the Universe, we surrender unto you
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