Part 2 – Chapter 4 – Vision of Vāsavāmbika in Kuruvapuram – Sripada Srivallabha Charitramrutam

Part 2 – Chapter 4 – Vision of Vāsavāmbika in Kuruvapuram – Sripada Srivallabha Charitramrutam
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Chapter 4: Vision of Vāsavāmbika in Kuruvapuram

Vasavī’s manifestation and her story

“Fortuitously, I took a bath in the Krishna River along with Lord Srīpāda. After the bath, Srīpāda created yogagni[1] with His atma shakthi. In that yogagni, Kanyakamba manifested with a wonderful agni-like complexion. For many days I tried to have dārshan of Vasavī Kanyakamba, the sister of Srīpāda Srīvallabha. But for some unknown reason, she was not giving me dārshan. I prostrated myself at the feet of Ambika. A smiling Srīvallabha was looking very pleased. The mother Srī Vasavī resembled exactly Srīvallabha. Anyone who sees them will think that they both are twins.

“In that great Kuravapuram kshetra[2], no one else except Srīpāda, Mother Vasavī and I were there. Srīvallabha’s yoga līlas are endless. I was wondering in my mind where the town of Dhīsila was and how it was possible for the dead Shiva Sharma to do penance with only a subtle body. Srīvallabha said, ‘There is no limit for yoga shakti. The yogic paths of Lord Datta are very strange, ever new, unheard of before and unthinkable.’

“After some time, a couple manifested with divine glow from that yogagni. Srīvallabha told me that they were the father and mother of Mother Srī Vasavī, named Kusuma Sresthi and Kūsumbi. Mother Srī Vasavī was in meditation posture for some time. From the yogic fire generated by Srīpāda Srīvallabha, Srī Nagareswara Swamī manifested. After that, the brother of Srī Vasavī, Virūpaksha, and the gomathas[3] belonging to 102 gotras[4] who did agni pravesham[5], emerged from yogagni. Srīvallabha said pleasingly, ‘Virūpaksha was born with the amsa[6] of Nandiswar[7] and I put My amsa also in him. “‘My maternal grandfather Srī Bapannavadhanulu, who invoked the power from Surya Mandalam[8] into the Srisaila Mallikarjuna lingam, lived in his previous birth in Brihat Sila Nagaram with the name of Bhaskara[9] and was the preceptor to the king. He was born with the amsa of Brahma. On the full moon day in the month of Sravana[10], I will definitely come to Brihat Sila Nagaram. My sister Srī Vasavī Kanyakamba will tie rakhī[11] to my hand. My dear Palanī! My deeds, plays and great events cannot be done by anybody. Nobody can imitate them. Nobody can get My power. As the fruit of your intense penance, you could have the dārshan of Siddha Vaishyas[12], Mother Vasavī and our parents Kusuma Sresthi and Kūsumbi. Now this Kuruvapuram is going to become a big palace, look!’

“Wonderful! Surprising! A great king’s palace was created by mere will. We were all seated in simhasanas[13] studded with diamonds.

“Srī Charana said, ‘Gomathas belong to 714 gotras. The couples who entered agni along with Ambika belonged to only 102 gotras. During the times of Swarochisha Manu[14], there were eighteen towns devoted to Lord Ishvara, the most important one being Brihat Sila Nagaram. If anyone of you who are devotees of Datta, has dārshan of Ambika, Nagareswar[15] and other gods in Brihat Sila Nagaram, you will get special merit. Wherever Datta’s name is chanted, Mother Vasavī will live there incognito. She will fulfill the desires. Wherever Vasavī Kanyakamba’s name is remembered, there Datta will live incognito. With small effort great merit is granted. In Krita Yuga[16], people were following the truth and were siddhas. In Treta Yuga[17] sacrifices like yagnas and yagas were in vogue. In Dwāpara Yuga[18], mantra shastra[19] was prevalent. In this Kali Yuga, tantra shastra[20] is given special importance. Tantra means spreading the chaitanyam[21]. The root cause of this entire Creation is Myself. All the thirty-three crores[22] of gods, all the living beings, and endless millions of worlds are within Me and because of Myself they become dynamic and because of My presence will have different kinds of powers. The ultimate refuge of all the rivers is the ocean. Whichever god is worshipped, the worship reaches Me. If I am worshipped, one will get the fruit of worshipping all gods. The worlds that manifest coming out of My Parabrahma tatwam[23] are My images only. The thing coming out of My Parabrahma tatwam as the universe is My image only. There is no difference between Me and My image. The thing in the form of Adi Parashakti[24] is Myself only. The Paratatwam is beyond the male and female forms. When I am in the form of a man, I am called Datta. When I am in the form of a woman, I am called Adi Parashakti. That is why the Vedic scholars said, ‘Srī Krishna Syamala Devi and Srī Ramo Lalithambika[25].’ The rays emanating from My gross form will make the places where I move to be sacred. My subtle body will be pervading the whole earth. My causal body will be pervading millions and millions of universes. My maha causal body is in the form of sat-chit-ananda[26]. It remains in rest immersed in Brahmananda. In all these four states, My consciousness works simutaneously. No one can get Me through any type of japa[27] or tapa[28] or yogic practices or any other method. One can get Me only through My special grace. Even those sacred people who had merged in Me will have to take birth with gross bodies on different occasions according to My will and perform My tasks.

Word References

[1] Yogic fire
[2] Sacred place
[3] Normally, the cow as a mother symbol; here, the 102 Ārya Vaishya women who sacrificed themselves by immolation in fire rather than being captured by the king
[4] Lineages
[5] Self-sacrif Victory unto ice by burning oneself to uphold an ideal or dharma, the divine Law
[6] Part, a part of God that has descended and taken to form; an avatar is a complete descent
[7] Nandi, the bull, the vehicle of Shiva, his guardian and servant; Nandiswar: Nandi and Ishvara together as a unit
[8] Srī Bapannavadhanulu was a reputed man of science and religion who had earlier channelled the energy of the Sun and a group of other stars (Surya Mandala) with a special ritual into a Shiva linga at Srisailam called Srī Saila Mallikarjuna lingam making it a powerful deity in that area.
[9] The spiritual guru of the Ārya Vaishya community in the Brihat Sila Kingdom
[10] 5th month of the Indian year, beginning at the end of July and ending in the 3rd week of August
[11] Friendship thread
[12] Persons of the Arya Vaishya community who have attained the sublime state of a holy person with super-natural powers (siddhis)
[13] A royal throne
[14] The second of the Manus, the head of the second aeon (manvantara)
[15] Name of Shiva
[16] The first of the four ages, the Golden Age
[17] The second of the four yugas
[18] The third of the four ages
[19] Science of sound and the use of mantras
[20] Practices for experiencing the concrete manifestation of divine energy through rituals
[21] Dynamism; consciousness; the energy called ‘Kundalini’ in the body is chaitanyam outside
[22] Indian number; a crore corresponds to ten millions
[23] Highest divine essence
[24] Highest original power; also Paratatwam
[25] The united form of God in male-female form
[26] Being, consciousness, bliss
[27] Repetition of the name of God
[28] Penance

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