Translated by V. Sadagopan
Mukunda can be Translated as The Giver of Liberation Or Salvation. Mukunda Mala – is A Garland For Mukunda. The Two Words “muktim Dadaati ” have United to Form The Single Word “mukundah” It is The 518th Name of Sri Vishnu Sahasra Naamam. Sri Parasara Bhattar has Commented That Mukunda is The One, Who bestows The Boon of Salvation, When The Devotees Pray to Him with Supreme and Single-minded Devotion.
The other Intrepretation of the Mukunda Naamam is that He Blesses Each Appropriately According to Their Karmas. The Akshara Mu Stands For Mukthi (liberation) and Ku Stands For Bhoomi ( Material Comforts). Since The Lord Who Gives(dadahti ) Both Mu and Ku, He Gains The Name Mukunda.
The Tribute is Paid At The Very beginning to The Composer, King Kulashekara, A Great Devotee . That Celebrated Devotion of Kulasekhara For Sri Ranganatha (Lord Narayana) is The Theme of The Tribute.
GUSHYATE YASYA NAGREH, RANGAYAATRAA DINEHDINEH |
TAMAHAM SIRASAA VANDEH, RAAJANAM KULASEKHRAM ||
The Devotee Expressed his Intense Longing to Enjoy Fully The beauty of Sri Ranganatha (Bhagavan Narayana) In his Composition on Srirangam. The Author Salutes The Composer King Kulashekara, In Whose Kingdom Was The Echo of The Joyous Shouts of “Sriranga Yatraa” (longing to be with The Lord) Reverberated Every Day at All Nooks and Corners of That City.
This Great Work is A Celebration of Bhagavan Nama , A Sincere Prayer For Unceasing Remembrance of The Lord At All Times and Places.
Regarding The Celebration of The Names (naamaas) of The Lord, Vishnu Sahasra Naama Points Us The Secret behind The Names of The Lord. It Says “yasya Naamaani Gownaani “. It Reveals That His Names Are Gunas and His Divya Swaroopa.
The Lord , Who is The Abode of Infinite Attributes has Therefore Infinite Namas. By Celebrating These Names, One Grows In One’s Bhakti. That is The Greatness of The Bhagavan Nama, This is What is Celebrated By Kulasekhara In His Mukunda Maala .
SRIVALLABHETI VARADETHI DAYAPARETHI
BHAKTHAPRIYETHI BAVALUNDANAGOVIDEHTI |
NATHETI NAGASAYANETHI JAGANIVAASETHI
AALAPINAM PRATIPATAM KURU MAAM MUKUNDA ||
The Appeal Here is to Mukunda, Who Blesses One with The Boons of Enjoyment In This Earth and In Srivaikuntam. The Appeal is” Srivallabheti—-