udAra vistAra modalu maryAde ullava
Aditya namO bhakti supujegaLa koLLo shreesha
AdityAMtastanAgiruvavane Aditya neenu
aditi suta vAmana upEndra namO namaste
ಉದಾರ ವಿಸ್ಥಾರ ಮೊದಲು ಮರ್ಯಾದೆ ಉಳ್ಳವ
ಆದಿತ್ಯ ನಮೋ ಭಕ್ತಿ ಸುಪೂಜೆಗಳ ಕೊಳ್ಳೋ ಶ್ರೀಶ
ಆದಿತ್ಯಾನಂಟಸ್ತನಾಗಿರುವವನೇ ಆದಿತ್ಯ ನೀನು
ಅದಿತಿ ಸುತ ವಾಮನ ಉಪೇಂದ್ರ ನಮೋ ನಮಸ್ತೆ
“O Aditya, You are the most capable Supreme who receives the foremost and extensive worship . O Aditya I bow down in surrender to Your Supreme independence, please accept the worship offered with intense devotion to You. You reside inside Aditya and give Aditya the ability to shine resplendently day after day dispersing darkness and spreading light and hope. You are Aditya also because You appeared as Vamana, Upendra the son of Aditi and Kashyapa.
He is the only One who is eligible to receive extensive worship by one and all .
Shri Madhwaacharyaru has said ,
“vande vandyam sadAnandam vAsudevam niranjanam
indirApati mAdhyAdi varadEsha varapradam”
He bestows grace on the higher deities who are worshippable by others lower than them in abilities . Even mahAlakshmi who bestows grace on her devotees is always engaged in His worship.
even though He does not require any of the offerings offered by anyone , being “swaramaNa, nitya tripta” . Yet, He accepts the offerings of His devotees and bestows bountiful grace on them.
koTTa bhakutage mechchi tannane
koTTa baDabrAhmaNana oppiDiyavaligakhiLARtha…2.12
He accepts the worship of His devotee with utmost delight as seen from Jagannatha dasaru’s description in the Karuna sandhi..
malagi paramAdaradi pADalu
kuLitu kELuva kuLitu pADalu
niluva niMtare naliva nalidare olive nimageMba
sulabhanO hari tannavaranara
ghaLige biTTagalanu ramAdhava
nolisalariyade pAmararu baLaluvaru bhavadoLage…… HKAS_02-05
Shri Purandara Dasaru describes the Lord’s compassion on His devotees ,”Just a call away is the city of Vaikunta for the sadhus and sajjanas.”
onde koogalate vaikunta
sandEhavillavo saadhu sajjanarige
Hari is every mindful of His devotee’s innermost yearnings. He listens to every whisper in our heart and attends to it, not that we are every entitled to it, not because we have earned it through prayer ,worship or offerings but just because of His benevolence. He is “Aditya” always in the ready to bestow benefactions on those who surrender everything to Him as His worship.
Shri Krishna declares in the fifteenth chapter of the gita
yad aditya-gatam tejo
jagad bhasayate ‘khilam
yac candramasi yac cagnau
tat tejo viddhi mamakam… 12
“Know, that I am the source of the radiant splendour of the sun which is able to dispel darkness and illuminate the entire world , the radiance of the moon and the fiery energy in the fire .”
You appeared as Vamana to enable Bali to get on with his sadhana. His current status was one of excessive pride of ownership and doership which was well and truly trounced by Vamana. The devotion of Bali in the long term came in handy to help him overcome his faults. Indeed,That is the Lord’s grace.
I bow down in reverence to my gurugalu Shri Bannanje Govindacharyaru who has given us this comprehension of the Supreme and changed our outlook towards every action.