Bhagavad Gita -Madhvacharya 217

Bhagavad Gita -Sri Madhvacharya

(Bhashya and Tatparya Nirnaya)


Chapter 8
Aksharabrahma Yoga

ज्योति is represented by the deity known as अर्चि-, it is so declared, “They attain अर्चि:-”. Similarly, in Narada Puraana - “After attaining Agni and then Aica-: and thereafter attaining the worlds of Ah etc". For Agni and the rest are the presiding deities or else it would not be in accordance with scripture to say, “During the day time he attains the bright portion of the month”. Since there is in essence nothing but the day, how can the equanimous could be said to have attained Brahman in days of Shukla portion of the month? Thus, in Brahma Puraana. The presiding deities of the month and of the portion of the months would be proper interpretation. “The knowers of wisdom worshipping the presiding deities of the months as well by those of the fortnights…”, this in Garuda Puraana. Along with the presiding deities, अहं शुक्ल and अयनं and other related presiding deities like विषु also should be worshipped. “Honouring the presiding deities of the day as well those of the night as well the presiding deities of the bright Moon as well as those of the dark Moon, by the presiding deities of the northern as well the southern course and विषु one who has realized Brahman attains Keshava”, thus in Brahma Vaivarta Puraana,.