Narayaneeyam – Dasakam 1 – Verse 8

Sanskrit Verse

नम्राणां सन्निधत्ते सततमपि पुरस्तैरनभ्यर्थितान
प्यर्थान् कामानजस्रं वितरति परमानन्दसान्द्रां गतिं च।
इत्थं निश्शेषलभ्यो निरवधिकफल: पारिजातो हरे त्वं
क्षुद्रं तं शक्रवाटीद्रुममभिलषति व्यर्थमर्थिव्रजोऽयम्॥८॥

Audio Link

https://www.dropbox.com/s/otvgfqct3zmta4q/Sloka%208.mp3?dl=0 – chanting by Sri. Sankararama Sharma

Meaning in Tamil

Dasakam 1 – Verse 8

Meaning in English

O Lord Vishnu! for the devotees who surrender to Thee, Thou always confer, unasked for, not only wealth and other desires, but also liberation.Thus being accessible to every one and bestower of unlimited boons, Thou are the unique Paarijaata tree [parijaata: a heavenly flower]. Alas, the desire prompted hoards of people, in vain, long for trivial blessings from the Kalpaka tree of the garden of Indra. [Kalpaka: a wish fulfilling tree]

English Transliteration

namraaNaaM sannidhatte satatamapi purastairanabhyarthitaana-

pyarthaan kaamaanajasraM vitarati paramaanandasaandraaM gatiM cha .

itthaM nishsheShalabhyO niravadhikaphalaH paarijaatO hare tvaM

kshudraM taM shakravaaTiidrumamabhilaShati vyarthamarthivrajO(a)yam .. 8

Meaning of the Sanskrit Words

नम्राणां – (to) those who worship The

सन्निधत्ते – you appear

सततम् अपि = always also

पुरः = in front

तैः = by them

अनभ्यर्थितान् अपि = अनभ्य (anabhya) अर्थितान् (arthitaan) अपि (api)- even those that have not been requested

अर्थान् कामान् = arthaan, kamaan, wealth and desired objects ( the two types of purushaarth)

अजस्रम् = ajasram -perpetually

वितरति – virarati – give away

परमानन्दसान्द्राम् =parama, ananda, saandra – which is completely filled (सान्द्र) with the Supreme (परम) Happiness (आनन्द)

गतिं च = gatim, ca – and the state

इत्थं = In this way,

निश्शेषलभ्यः = accessible to all without leaving anyone

निरवधिकफलः = the bestower of boundless (निरवधिक) fruits (फल)

पारिजातो हरे त्वं – Parijata Tree, Oh Hari, you

क्षुद्रं तं – ittham tam – inferior, that

शक्रवाटी- शक्, वाटी – shakra, vaaTi, Indra, Garden

द्रुम- druma, – tree

अभिलषति = abhilaShati, – wish/desire

व्यर्थमर्थिव्रजोऽयम् = व्यर्थम् (vyartham) unnecessarily/useless/futile + अर्थि (arthin) one who desires anything, + व्रज (vraja) several/multitude + अयम् (ayam) this

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