asheSha vighna shamanam.h anIkeshvaram.h aashraye.
shrImataH karuNaambhodhau shixaa srota ivotthitam.h..5
adiyEn salutes Sri VishvaksEnar, the commander general of the Lord’s armies, who is likea canal originating from the ocean of Mercy of Lord SrinivAsa. He has been given the power to chastise and correct the erring chEthanams to remove the obstacles that stand in the way of their travel through the path of light to reach Bhagavan’s supreme abode.Our Lord of the Seven Hills is addressed here as“Sreematha:”, the One who has Sri Devi residing on His chest. His unparalleled KaruNA is saluted as“Sreematha: KaruNAmbhOdhi”. Out of that shoreless ocean of KaruNA arises a canal named SikshA SrOtham(the correcting canal). The other name for that canal is VishvaksEnar, the chief of the Lord’s armies. His mission on behalf of His Lord is to chase away anything that stands in the way of the Jeevan’s approach to the Lord (asEsha Vigna samanam). In recognition of VishvaksEnar’s obstacles removing power, we perform VishvaksEna AarAdhanam at the beginning of all Vaidhika Ceremonies. adiyEn offers my salutations to VishvaksEnar of this Vaibhavam.