हर हर शङ्कर! जय जय शङ्कर!
It is well known that Sri Maha Periyava has written extensively about how all forms of Paramatham such Lord Maha Vishnu and Lord Parameswaran are one and the same.
Millions of devotees have had dharshan over centuries at both Pandaripur Sri Panduranga Vittalla and Kohlapur Sri Mahalakshmi Thaayaar. Thousands of scholars have studied over the years stotras such as Sri Vishnupaathaathikeshaantha Stotram. But it takes only Sri Maha Periyava who can explain how this description in the stotram is consistent with what devotees can actually have Dharsan in these great Kshetrams! Who else but Sri Maha Periyava can describe a true smartha’s mental state of equal reverence to both Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva in such a great fashion!
Below are excerpts from one of Bramhasri Dr. Trichy SV Radhakrishna Sastrigal’s excellent write up (in the preface of one of his scroes of truly erudite works) on a highly insightful guidance provided by Sri Maha Periyava related to the consistency between some scriptures and a couple of great Kshetrams such as Pandaripur and Kohlapur.
The entire aashtika ulakam is greatly indebted to the family of Bramhasri Dr. Trichy SV Radhakrishna Sastrigal for making so many books and audios freely available (it will take an ordinary individual several life times just to read these books and understand them; one does not know how Bramhasri Sastrigal managed to write so much of esoteric materials in one life time) to us all at:
Following are the slokams from Sathasathi Praathaanika Rahasyam part that appear to be referenced by Sri Maha Periyava as being consistent with Sri Mahalakshmi Thaayar in Kholapur Bramhasri; this is as described by Bramhasri SV Radhakrishna Sastrigal in his preface:
मातुलुङ्गं गदां खेटं पानपात्रं च बिभ्रती।
नागं लिङ्गं च योनिं च बिभ्रती नृप मूर्धनि॥५॥
शून्यं तदखिलं स्वेन पूरयामास तेजसा॥६॥
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