Sriman Narayana (Lord Vishnu) had descended by taking the Varaha Avathara (the wild boar) and rescued Goddess Bhoomi Devi by vanquishing the asura Hiranyaksha.
The conversation between Lord Varaha and Goddess Bhoomi Devi is the Varaha Purana, one of the 18 Puranas. During this divine conversation, Goddess Bhoomi Devi requested Lord Varaha to reveal an easy method for Her children (Jivathmas like us) to reach His Feet at Sri Vaikunta.
In response, Lord Varaha had revealed the same and the following are the 3 teachings to be followed by us:
1. Chant His Divine Names 2. Meditate on His Divine Form 3. Offer Him fresh flowers as a mark of love
Sri Sthavam is one of the 5 sthavams (words of praise) composed by Sri Kuresha.
It has 11 slokas that encapsulate a heartfelt prayer to Goddess Sri (Mahalakshmi) residing as Sri Ranganayaki at Srirangam Divyadesa (The Capital City of Sri Vaishnavam).
The beauty of this Sthavam is the excellent expression of the humility, devotion & awareness one must adopt when praying to Goddess Sri. Slokas eulogizing Goddess Sri will usually be shorter than those praising Her Lord as it is more difficult to praise Her supreme greatness! 🥰
*** Drops of Nectar from the Magnificent Godha Sthuthi ***
Swami Vedanthacharyar lived in Srivilliputhur for some time. One day, Nachiyar's procession took place via the street He lived due to an unforeseen cause. An overjoyed Swami composed this Sthuthi!
Sharing a very few yummy, tasty drops of the nectar that I enjoy 🥰🥰🥰:
Swami says She, the Bhoomi Devi, is a Karpaga creeper of the Vishnuchittha Kula & is entwined around the Harichandana (a superior type of sandalwood tree) Tree that is Sri Ranganatha.
“Though I know that even the Vedas cannot describe Your greatness & that neither can I, Your noble qualities force me out of my silence. Please bless me such that my verses will sound like nectar to Your Beloved & be akin to the tinkling of Your ruby anklets!” says Swami.