GREAT SAGES & ACHARYAS: Sri Ramanujacharya

lord_balaji_statue-t3In his mangala sloka in ‘Sri Bhashya’, the great Vaishnava acharya Sri Ramanuja declares in no uncertain terms the resplendent glory of Lord Venkateswara:

“akhila bhuvana janma sthema bhangAdi leele
vinata vividha bhuta vrAta rakshaika dikshe |
Sruti Sirasi vidIpte brahmaNi SrInivAse
bhavatu mama parasmin Semushi bhakti rUpA ||”

Translation: May my mind & intellect meditate the form of Bhakti in Srinivasa, the highest Reality, revealed in the Vedanta as the Lord who creates, protects and destroys the whole universe with sportive ease and who has taken a vow to protects all creatures who seek him.

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