[Advaita-l] Narasimha and Gopala Tapani Upanishad
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Sun Aug 4 19:50:47 CDT 2013
SAdara praNAm Sriramji,
Would you lease let devotees know that
wonderful dhyana sloka?
On Sun, Aug 4, 2013 at 8:47 PM, Venkata sriram P <venkatasriramp at yahoo.in>wrote:
> Acharya Sankara wrote a wonderful commentary on Narasimha Purva & Uttara
> Tapini Upanishad.
> Padmapada was upasaka of Narasimha who did mantra purashcharana in Ahobilam
> and had Narasimha Sakshatkaram.
> Narasimha holds special place in Sankara Parampara especially in Sringeri.
> all the acharyas of Sringeri worship Narasimha Salagrama.
> Probably, that is the reason Sri Vidyaranya has special affinity towards
> and it's 32 lettered mantra in anuSTup chandas. The narasimha dhyAna
> sloka related to
> this anuSTup chandas is very typical in the sense that the deity is
> as "hari-harAtmaka" ie., though Narasimha is viSNu swarupa, He holds the
> called "pinAka" which is the weapon held by Siva.
> The dhyAna sloka itself displays the abhEda tattva between Hari & Hara.
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