Jai Sriman Narayana !!
King Indradhyumna, the ruler of Pandya Kingdom was a passionate devotee of Lord Vishnu. Once upon a time, he arrived at the mountain ranges of Malaya and immersed in severe penance worshipping on Lord Vishnu. He was completely absorbed in the meditation, consequently did not notice the arrival of Sage Agastya who was expecting some kind of welcoming gesture from King Indradhyumna.
Sage Agastya was infuriated at the wrong behavior of Indradhyumna and cursed him for his arrogance to become an elephant and left the place. Thus, Indradhyumna attained the form of a divine elephant, leader of the elephants/Gajendra due to the past memories of devotion and dedication to Lord Vishnu.
The divine elephant/Gajendra the leader of elephants excelled in might, was blissfully sporting with the female elephants arrived at the Trikooda Mountain which is the center of milky ocean. Oh! Supreme Lord Vishnu, Is not that certain your ardent devotees inherits prominence?
The divine elephant/Gajendra of immense might ecstatically lived in the regions of Trikooda Mountain without any peril. One day, Gajendra with his herds while roaming around the mountain in scorching heat, it was unbearable for them, so they sought relief in a lake and sported with his herds as prompted by supreme Lord Vishnu.
There was a celestial Huhu who was turned into crocodile due to the curse of Sage Devala was lived in the lake, caught the leg of the divine elephant/Gajendra for wellbeing. Oh!Supreme Lord Vishnu who gives sufferings to your devotees for the ultimate welfare of them.
The King of elephant/Gajendra fought with the crocodile with all its might and the strength that derived from the veneration of Lord Vishnu. The battle between them continued for more than a year, ultimately the time of reparation has arrived for Gajendra, he regained the selfless devotion to the supreme Lord once again.
Although Gajendra was going through excruciating pain, due to the knowledge and perpetual devotion he had gained in previous life, he plucked a white lotus flower with its trunk to worship Lord Vishnu. Oh! Supreme Lord Vishnu, King of elephant/ Gajendra eulogized a sacred hymn about the indescribable nature of Athman/Nirvishesha Athman, remembered from his previous life.
Lord Brahma and Lord Shiva did not respond to the prayers of the King of elephant/Gajendra, because after listening to the sacred hymn they felt it was not addressed to them. Oh! Supreme Lord Vishnu! Oh! Sarvathma /Soul of All Beings, who is the ocean of mercy mounted on his celestial vehicle Garuda and hurried to Gajendra.
Supreme Lord Vishnu who holds the fierce weapon disc/ wheel in his lotus hands cut the crocodile, instantly the celestial Gandharva was released from the curse of Sage Devala and attained his celestial form, in the same manner the King of elephant/Gajendra regained his marvelous form similar to Supreme Lord.
Lord Vishnu spoke “Whoever praises the glories of Supreme Lord and whoever recites the glorious myth of Gajendra will attain salvation” and departed to the Abode of Vaikundha. Oh! Lord Guruvayurappa, I earnestly pray to protect us.
Indradhyumna: Pandya Ghandathiraja:
Thvad Bhakthathma Chandanadhrou Kathachith |
Thvath Sevayam Magnadheeralu Lokey
Naivagasthyam Prapthamathidhya Kamam ||
Kumbhoth Bhoothi: Sambhrutha Krodhabhara:
Sthabdhathma Thvam Hasthibhuyam Bajethi |
Shapthadhainam Prathyagath Sopi Lebhey
Hasthindhrathvam Thvasmrithi – Vyakthi Dhanyam ||
Dhugdham Bhodher – Madhyabaji Trikoodey
Kreedan Shailey Yoodhapoyam Vashabhi: |
Sarvan Janthoonathya Varththishta Shakthya
Thvad Bhakthanam Kuthra Nothkarshalabha: ||
Svena Sthemna Divya Desathva Shakthya
Soyam Khedhana Prajanan Kathachith |
Shailapranthey Gharmmathantha: Sarasyam
Yoodhai: Sardhdham Thavth Prannunnobhiremey ||
Huhusthavan Devalasyapi Shapath
Grahibhoothasthajjale Varthamana: |
Jagrahainam Hasthinam Padhadheshey
Shanthyartham Hi Shranthidhosi Swakanam ||
Thvathsevaya Vaibhavadh Dhurnnirodham
Yudhyantham Tham Vatsaranam Sahasram |
Prapthey Kale Thvathpadhaikagrya Siddhyai
Nakrakrantham Hathivaryam Vyadhastham ||
Arthi Vyaktha – Prakthana – Gnana Bhakthi:
Shoodhoth Kshipthai: Pundarikai: Samarcchan |
Poorvabhyastham Nirvisheshathma Nishtam
Sthothra Shreshtam Sonvagatheeth Parathman ||
Shruthva Sthothram Nirgunnastham Samastham
Brahmeyshadhyai – Nahamithya Prayathey |
Sarvathma Thvam Bhoori Karunya Vegath
Tharkshyarooda: Prekshitho Bhu: Purasthath ||
Hasthindhram Tham Hastha Padmena Dhruthva
Chakrena Thvam Nakravaryam Vyadhari: |
Gandharvesmin Mukthashapey Sa Hasthi
Thvathsaroopyam Prapya Dhedhipyathey Sma ||
Yethadhruththam Thvam Cha Mam Cha Prageyo
Gayeth Soyam Bhooyasey Shreyasey Syath |
Ithyukthainam Thena Sardhdham Gathasthvam
Dhishnyam Vishno ! Pahi Vathalayesha !
Jai Sriman Narayana !!