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Anuvige Anuvaagi – Purandaradasa – Ugabhoga

Anuvige Anuvaagi , Ghanakke Ghanavaagi | Gunatraya Tatvakke Meerida Doreyaagi|

Gunanidhi Purandaravithala, Ninna Mahime Yenikemaaduvaryaaro Ennapaane?

ಅಣುವಿಗೆ ಅಣುವಾಗಿ, ಘನಕ್ಕೆ ಘನವಾಗಿ , ಗುಣತ್ರಯ ತತ್ವಕ್ಕೆ ಮೀರಿದ ದೊರೆಯಾಗಿ   

ಗುಣನಿಧಿ ಪುರಂದರವಿತ್ಥಳ, ನಿನ್ನ ಮಹಿಮೆ  ಎಣಿಕೆ ಮಾದುವರ್ಯಾರೋ ಯೆನ್ನಪ್ಪನೆ?
This Ugabhoga reminds us of the popular and beautiful composition “Jagadhodharana” of Purandaradasa . The Puranas and the Vishnu Sahasranama mention the Lord as having opposite qualities. He is With and Without Form, He is smaller than the smallest and yet, Larger than the Largest, He is Nearer than the Nearest (in the very heart of the devotee), but is Farther than the Farthest (if we are immersed in Samsaara).
Here the Saint-composer mentions that the Lord is smaller than the smallest- [Anuvige Anuvaagi ], asserting His divine presence even in the smallest known substance to mankind. He is All-present and All-pervading. He is Mightier than the Mightiest . Ghana -indicates might, large, pervasive and also refers to a person of great character and discipline.
He in beyond the tri-gunas – Satva, Rajas and Tamas. It is from him the three gunas have emerged. He is the Lord of Maya – illusion representing this world as Jagat- the ever changing..
He is the treasure house of all Nidhi – Wealth (including wealth in the form of gold, land, character, talent, power, knowledge, etc].
“Oh Lord, is it possible for an ordinary human being to measure and count your innumerable glories?” echoes Purandaradasa.