[Advaita-l] Fwd: मथुराधिपते...मधुराधिपते.....which is correct?

Jaldhar H. Vyas jaldhar at braincells.com
Thu Mar 22 01:01:22 EDT 2018

On Fri, 16 Feb 2018, V Subrahmanian via Advaita-l wrote:

> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: V Subrahmanian <v.subrahmanian at gmail.com>
> Date: Fri, Feb 16, 2018 at 11:37 PM
> Subject: मथुराधिपते...मधुराधिपते.....which is correct?
> To: BHARATIYA VIDVAT <bvparishat at googlegroups.com>
> While thinking of the famous madhuraashTakam, I suddenly felt that since it
> is on Krishna, could it be that it is मथुराधिपते...?  And when I gave a
> search with this word, I was surprised to get results:
> http://stotram.lalitaalaalitah.com/2011/03/hymns-to-krishna-
> madhurashtaka.html
> (वल्लभाचार्यकृतम्)
> अधरं मधुरं वदनं मधुरं नयनं
> मधुरं हसितं मधुरम् ।
> हृदयं मधुरं गमनं मधुरं मथुराधिपतेरखिलं
> मधुरम् ॥ १ ॥
> Very few results with this word were obtained. However, with the popular
> word '.मधुराधिपते..' countless results were found.
> Is there any निर्णायकः  for this? In any case it is called 'मधुराष्टकम्'
> popularly and it is because of the maadhurya paanam by the poet and not
> because it is of a person of whose everything is madhura.
> Thoughts of members here are welcome.

Madhurashtaka is a composition of Vallabhacharya and it is indeed about a 
person of whose everything is madhura (according to him and his 
followers.)  The mathura/madhura mixup is probably due to the well-known 
consonant impediment amongst Tamil speakers.  I've never seen this in a 
Gujarati or North Indian version.

Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at braincells.com>

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