Mumukshuppadi Sarartha Deepikai

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16. draupadikku AbaththilE pudavai suranthathu thirunAmamiRE.

It was the Govinda nAma that protected and saved Draupadi at her time of distress, by growing her sarees in the rajya sabha.

Sri PBA Swami's Sarartha Deepikai:
This is an example for the sutra that even if He were to stay far away, His nama will stay close and provide help to those who need it.

The story of the Pandavas losing Draupadi in a game of dice is well known. In the rajya sabha, Ducshasana began to remove her clothes in front of everyone. At that time Draupadi attempted to save herself using her own means and failed. Recalling that Sage Vasishta had told her that she should think of Sri Hari whenever she is in great danger, she then surrendered to Him ("sanka chakra gadApANe! dvAraka nilayAcyuta! gOvinda! puNdareekAksha! raksha mAm sharaNAgatam" - I seek refuge with you, O Govinda, one who is adorned with the Conch, the Discus and the Mace, one who lives in Dvaraka, one who never abandons His devotees, and one who is lotus eyed). At that time, Sri Krishna was not nearby ("gOvindedi yadAkrantat krushNA mAm dUravAsinam, ruNam pravruttamiva me hrudayAt nApasarppati" - when Draupadi begged for my help calling out Govinda, I was far away and that sadness has never left my heart; it keeps growing like interest on a loan). Even though, Krishna was far away, His gOvinda nAma (which stood for the Krishna avatar) grew her clothes and saved her.

Did we not start to explain the greatness of the Narayana nama? So, why are we using the example of Govinda nAma?
If the Govinda nAma, which is nothing but the Narayana nAma associated with one place, can do so much, then does one have to explain further the greatness of the Narayana nAma.

Pillai Lokacharyar Thiruvadigale Saranam
Azhvar Emperumanar Jeeyar Thiruvadigale Saranam

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