paraashara mukhaan.h vande bhagIratha naye sthitaan.h.
kamalaa kaanta kaaruNya ga~Ngaaplaavita madvidhaan.h..4
adiyEn salutes Sages like Paraasara, who stand in the position of Bhagirathan to immerse me in the KaruNA pravAham of Lord SrinivAsan just as Bhagirathan brought GangA to soak his ancestors’ ashes to bring them back to life. Due to the curse of Sage Kapila, the predecessors of King BhagirathA were reduced to ashes. Through severe penance, Bhagirathan brought the sacred Ganga from the upper worlds to this earth and wetted the ashes of his predecessors to rejuvenate them. Sages like ParAsarar, VaalmIki and VyAsar are like Bhagirathan; they created VishNu PurANam,Srimath RaamAyaNam and MahA BhAratham respectively to uplift us from our sinful ways and to direct us towards the auspicious path of Moksham. Similarly, the flood of KaruNai of Lord SrinivAsan immerses us in it and we gain Sadhgathi. Swamy Desikan thanks the Sages ParAsara et al for protecting us.