sura pitR^i gaNe nirveshaat.h praagapi pralayaM gate.
adhigata vR^iSha xmaa bhR^in.h naathaam.h akaala vashaMvadaaM
prati bhuvam.h iha vyaachakhyus.h tvaaM kR^ipe nirupaplavaam.h..78
Oh Dayaa Devi! You stay together with ThiruvengadamudayAn always; not for a moment are You separated from Him (adhigatha Vrusha kshamAbhruth NaaTA ). You are beyond the measurement by time (akAla vaSamvadhAm). Your activities are not stoppable by any one(nirupaplavAm ThvAm). SaasthrAs aver that karmAs like Yaagam, Homam, DhAnam grant phalans desired by the performer (karthA). When those KarmAs are completed, they lose their ability to exist further to grant additional phalans. They have fulfilled their duties and leave the stage as it were. For continuity, Oh Dayaa Devi, You have appointed dEvAs and Pithru groups (vargams) to bless the karthAs with phalans appropriate for their karmAs. It is possible that the life cycle of the dEvAs and the Pithrus might be ended before they complete their duties to grant the phalans to the karthAs. In that case, there is a vaccum in phalan granting. It is here the Saasthra Jn~Anis point out that You (Dayaa Devi) stand in their place as never failing representative and the gurantor (Prathinidhi and Jaameen) of those phalans for the performance of the Vaidhika karmAs. You are thus the ever present Prathinidhi for the assembly of dEvAs and pithru gaNams during and after PraLayam