114. OM VRUSHAKRUTHAYE NAMA: ॐ वृषाकृतये नम:
Removing the sins of devotees and gracing with Nectar like Divine image.
Today's [31st July 2008] Divine name is from the sannidhi of Sri Andal outside the temple [popularly known as Sri Veli [Outside] Andal. When Her father wanted Her to choose the bridegroom, She selected Sri Ranganatha aka Sri Azhagiya Manavalan. In our society, the bride looks for handsome groom, the mother, the groom's earning, the father, his learning and character, while relatives look forward for a good feast! Swami Desika says Sri Andal chose the Oldest [Purana] Person [Purusha]; Person sleeping on serpent and having bird [Garuda] as vehicle! On the 18th Day of Aadi [padhinettam perukku] the Lord arrives at this sannidhi.
Valmiki says that the Lord Sri Rama's face was like the Moon, attractive and radiating coolness. We can not look at Sun as we see Moon. He showers mercy on devotees and throws heat on enemies. In Sristhuthi, Swami Vedanta Desika says 'gharme tapatraya virachite ghada thaptam kshanam mam...'. He prays Sri Maha Lakshmi to shower Her nectar like grace on him so that he is relieved of the heat of samsaram. In Panchratra agama, it is said that by His Divine radiance the Lord is pervading entire Universe. This radiance is like the nectar.
amoghapundarikaksho vrushakarmaa vrushakruthi: