kR^ipe siMha xmaabhR^it.h kR^ita mukha chamatkaara karaNam.h.
bharanyaasa chchhanna prabala vR^ijina praabhR^ita bhR^itaaM
prati prasthaanaaM te shruti nagara shR^i~NgaaTaka juShaH..70
Oh Dayaa DEvi! Vedaas are like a big city. Just as all kinds of available for purchase at a big city, all kinds of Phalans (Iswaryam, Kaivalyam and Moksham) and the ways to gain them are shown by the Vedams. Those who wish to gain one or other of these Phalansunder take an upAyam and gain what they desire. In a big city, there are many roads. The junction between the four roads at the center of the city (Four-way junction) is the most important one in the big city. The Upanishath portions are that four way junction for the city of Vedams. Dayaa Devi! Your vaibhavam is eulogized by the Upanishaths. The sinners arrive at Your sacred feet saluted by the Upanishaths for protecting themselves against the wrath of Your Lord generated by their trespasses of Bhagavath Saasthrams. The recognize their helplessness (Aakinchanyam) as sinners with gigantic bundles of sins weighing them down. They are intent on seeking Your protection to save themselves. They cover their sins well with the cloth of BharanyAsam to offer them as NaivEdhyam to You. The moment the sinners take their first step towards You to perform their Prapatthi, You are ready to greet them with great affection. You are won over by the small effort of BharanyAsam on the part of even the worst sinners. You run towards them with great Vaaathsalyam. The knowledgeable ones and the simple folk watch this rush of Yours towards these sinners and wonder whether they are missing some thing. They wonder whether there is some thing out of step with Your thinking. They are stumped over Your response. In addition to these two sets of folks, the Lord of Thirumalaa is also filled with a sense of wonder about Your compassion that drives You to act this way. It is the common procedure in this world to cover offerings to kings and the King of all Kings, the Lord Himself, with a vasthram and hold these offerings on their heads for SamarpaNam. The Lord accepts chithrAnnams presented in this reverential manner. The ChEthanams cover their sins with the vasthram of BharanyAsam in a manner practised in the world so that You will be pleased to accept their offerings as the regular naivEdhyams. You swallow all their paapams with relish in response to the Prapatthi performed by them. Without their Prapatthi, their sins will not be destroyed