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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

What does Dirgha Ayush maan bhavah mean..........Maha Periyavaal

What does Dirgha Ayush maan bhavah mean

Four or five Vidwans who had come for darshan of Maha Periyavaal, were sitting before him .In the course of his conversation (with the devotees), Periyavaa asked them, "When Bhaktas do namaskaram to me, I bless them by uttering 'Narayana, Narayana'. What do you people who are samsAris say for blessing?"
"We say, 'dIrgha AyushmAn bhavaH'; only that is the custom."
"What does it mean?"
"Remain  saukyam for a long time' is its meaning.
Periyavaa asked all the Vidwans present there, one by one. Everyone said the same meaning.Periyavaa remained in silence for sometime. Then he said, "The meaning you all said is a wrong one."The Pandits were taken aback. For the Samskrta Vaakyam 'Dirgha AyushmAn bhavah' even those with a little knowledge of Samskrtam can tell the meaning. Such simple words! Yet Periyavaa says the meaning is wrong?
"Shall I tell it myself.....?" 
The Pandits sharpened their ears.
"Of the twenty-seven Yogas, one is named AyushmAn. Of the eleven KaraNas, one is the called the Bhava. Among the week days, the Saumya Vaasaram falls on a Wednesday. When all these three--on a Wednesday, the AyushmAn Yoga and the Bhava KaraNa--occur together, that day is said to be shlAgya. Therefore, if these three occur together, whatever good phalas would be got, I bless that you may get all those phalas...". This is what it means, concluded Maha Periyaval to their astonishment. 

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