Bhajan – Gurupadamu : know the meaning

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Title: Gurupādamu Gurupādamu
ID : 2228
Ragam: Śrīran̄jani
Talam: Ādi
Written and composed by – Pujya Sri Ganapathy Sachidananda Swamiji
Pallavi:
Gurupādamu Gurupādamu
Gurudatta Pādamu Māku Śaraṇaṁ
(tisranaḍa)
Anupallavi:
Gurudatta Pādamu Datta Gurupādamu
Datta Datta Pādamu Nityasatya Pādamu

Gurupādamu Gurupādamu MEANING

The lotus feet of Sadguru and the lotus feet of Lord Datta are the one and the same. They are identical. They are eternal and true and bless us. Datta has given His lotus feet as a gift to us. They are the
abode for us.

Caraṇaṁ:
Brahma Lōkamandu Tatvabōdha Miccu Pādamu
Indralōkamandu Bhōgabhāgya Miccu Pādamu
Manujalōkamandu Vān̄chitārthamiccu Pādamu
Bhakta Lōkamandu Kr̥pāsudhala Niccu Pādamu …1

The lotus feet teach us the philosophy in the world of the creator, the Brahma. They bestow wealth and prosperity in the heaven. They fulfill the desires in the world of human beings. They serve the nectar of compassion to the devotees.

Bratukulōna Tārasilli Bhakti Pen̄cu Pādamu
Iṇṭiṇṭiki Tirigi Tirigi Hitamu Pan̄cu Pādamu
Hr̥dayamandu Koluvudīri Velugucunna Pādamu
Sahasrāracakramandu Vennelaina Pādamu …2

The lotus feet enter our life sometime and increase devotion. They go from house to house to distribute welfare. They live in our hearts and are shining with all their brilliance. The same lotus feet shower moonlight from the thousand petaled lotus in the head.

Śirasumīda Nirmālyapu Puṣpamaina Pādamu
Guṇḍemīda Rudrākṣala Mērupūsa Pādamu
Manasulōna Maruperugani Dhyānadhāra Pādamu
Jīvitāna Andivaccu Puṇyaphalamu Pādamu …3

Every flower offered to the lotus feet, turns into sacred food, and becomes holy prasadam when placed on the heads of devotees. The same lotus feet are as powerful as the main bead of the rosary worm around the neck. The lotus feet maintain the stream of meditation constantly without giving room for forgetfullness. The lotus feet represent the accumulated merit in life.

Rēṇukāmba Brahmakoraku Cūpiyunna Pādamu
Tana Kumāru Noppaceppi Tr̥ptipaḍina Pādamu
Sūryarōgahatiki Siddhimūlikaina Pādamu
Tanakabhinna Śaktiyanucu Cāṭiyunna Pādamu …4

Goddess Renukamba showed the path, which leads to Padmatirtha to the creator Brahma, where he found Datta and got blessed by the sight of Datta’s lotus-like feet.

Tapōdr̥ṣṭi Ceruvunella Tūrupārabaṭṭiri
San̄javēḷa Mullōkapu Mūlalella Cuṭṭiri
Munulu Suralu Gūḍa Jāḍa Paṭṭalēka Pōyiri
Idigidigō Nā Yedalō Dāge Dattapādamu …5

She satisfied herself by directing her son Parasurama also to surrender to the same lotus feet by which he got liberated. The Sun God was once guided by Renukamba towards the lotus feet, which served as the Indian Siddha medicinal herb for his incurable disease. Renukamba propagated that the power in the lotus feet and the power in herself are one and the same.
Once in boyhood days, Datta dived into a lake and disappeared. Then, all the followers (rishis) failed to trace Him with the power of penance. During the renukayaga Lord Datta vanished from the yagasala one evening. Then the rishis and celestial beings searched for Him everywhere in the three worlds but they could not find Him anywhere. To the question, “where can He be found?” – the answer is that Lord Datta is comfortably hidden in my heart alone.

Sarvapūja Sāramu-datta Sadguru Pādamu
Vān̄chasaṅga Tyāgamu-datta Sadguru Pādamu
Vr̥ttisandhula Bhāgamu-datta Sadguru Pādamu
Saccidānandā Khaṇḍamu-datta Sadguru Pādamu …6

The powerful lotus feet of Datta Sadguru are symbolic of the essence of all types of pujas. Renunciation of desires leads to His lotus feet. The gap between thought and thought is the blissful state and is signified by the lotus feet. The unperturbed state of eternal bliss, which is Sachchidananda, is nothing but enjoyment derived from the presence of Lord Datta Sadguru’s lotus feet.


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