HarikathamrUthasAra

shrI mula rAmo vijayate

shrI gururAjo vijayate

 

shrImadharikathAmR^itasAra

shrI jagannAtha dAsa


Translated By: SGPCHAR (follow link for his brief Introduction)


 


Acknowledgment by SGP CHAR

Chapter 1: mangaLAcharaNa saMdhi (13 padyAs)

Mangalacharana , invocation to God, invokes the blessings of gods, saints and gurus in achieving the completion of the book

Chapter 2: karuNA saMdhi (31 padyAs)

Karuna Sandhi where the poet seeks the compassion of the most benevolent god.

Chapter 3: vyapti sandhi (32 Padyas)

Vyapti Sandhi points out the immense world of the creator and how the lives spread over His creation.


Bhojanarasa Vibhaga indicates the collection of rasa as in food. God's sentiments are many and the devotee has to seek God's love

Vibhooti explains the presence of the Lord in different aspects of his creation. He lives in Shaligrama, Tulasi and in the heavenly bodies.

Panchamaha Yajna mentions the fire (a vehicle of sacrifice) in the world in various forms.

Chapter 8: mAtR^ikA saMdhi

Matruka Sandhi describes the manifestation of the Divine in various people in the world.

Udatta Anudatta actually mentions the greatness of Shri Hari and how a devotee can understand Him.

Sarva Prateeka explains GOd's omnipresence in the creation. 

Chapter 11 dhyAnprakriyA saMdhi (32 padyas)

Sthavara Jangama points out the forms of worship and discusses the living and non-living.

Chapter 12: nADI prakaraNa saMdhi (45 padyas)

Nadee Prakarana delineates the different muscular parts and the veins of the body and the manifestation of the divine presence in each small part of the body. The Lord receives the devotee's worship in all forms of the body

Chapter 13: nAma smaraNa saMdhi (33 padyas)

Namasmarana is devoted to the prayers of God and the protection that the Lord gives for devotion . One has to utter the prayers while sleeping, while doing one's work and dedicate the entire time and body to the Lord.

Chapter 14: pitR^igaNa saMdhi (31 padyas)

Pitrugana canto indicates the worship of God through one's offering of food to ancestors. The food offered to many ancestors reach them in many ways

Chapter 15: shvAsa saMdhi (29 padyas)

The Shvasa Canto continues the discussion in the area of breathing

Chapter 16: datta svAtaMtrya saMdhi (37 padyas)

Datta Swatantrya and Svagata Swatantrya explain how man's action is the result of Shri Hari's good wishes. Man depends entirely on the Lord's grace. The Dasa points out the free action of God in relation to man's dependence on the creator

Chapter 17: svagata svAtaMtrya saMdhi (15 padyas)

Datta Swatantrya and Svagata Swatantrya explain how man's action is the result of Shri Hari's good wishes. Man depends entirely on the Lord's grace. The Dasa points out the free action of God in relation to man's dependence on the creator

Chapter 18: saRva svAtaMtrya saMdhi (40 padyas)

Sarva Swatantrya relates to the complete independence of the Lord. Without Him the world cannot move. Each creation of God works according to the Lord's orders.

Chapter 19: kaRma vimOchana saMdhi  (35 padyas)

Karma Vimochana points out the duties of man, how he should perform them and how he would be relieved of the duties. If he remembers Shri Hari and does the work enjoined on him, then man is free from the bonds of duty

Chapter 20: guNa tAratamya saMdhi (29 padyas)

Gunataratamya and Brahat-taratamya explain the relationships existing among the many creations of God. Jagannath Dasa, in an elaborate manner points out the many levels of attainment. In fact, the basic principle of Dvaita philosophy is the "Taratamya Bhava", the acceptance of hierarchy.

Chapter 21: bR^ihattAratamya saMdhi (57 padyas)

Gunataratamya and Brahat-taratamya explain the relationships existing among the many creations of God. Jagannath Dasa, in an elaborate manner points out the many levels of attainment. In fact, the basic principle of Dvaita philosophy is the "Taratamya Bhava", the acceptance of hierarchy.

Chapter 22: sakala durita nivAraNa saMdhi (35 padyas)

Sakaladuritanivarana is a prayer to God to remove all the worldly obstacles and to bless everyone with a life of dedication. Unqualified surrender to God is a path to God-realizations

Chapter 23: kalpasAdhana saMdhi (63 padyas)

Chapter 24: biMbapratibiMba saMdhi (31 padyas)

Chapter 25: ArOhaNa tAratamya saMdhi (18 padyas)

Chapter 26: avarOhaNa tAratamya saMdhi (7 padyas)

Chapter 27: anukramaNikA tAratamya saMdhi (5 padyas)

Aparokshataratamya,Bimbapratibimba,Arohanataratamya, Avarohanataratamya, Anukramanika taratamya - All these cantos describe the hierarchy or Taratamya(differentiation) or ranking among the Lord's creation. These are according to Dvaita Siddanta. 

Chapter 28: vighnEshvarastOtra saMdhi (21 padyas)

Vigneshwara Stotra prays to Ganapati for his blessings. In fact this should have come as the first canto. But Jagannath Dasa inserts this in between the Taratamya Cantos

Chapter 29: aNutAratamya saMdhi (16 Padyas)

Anutaratamya and Daitya Taratamya once again relate to the principle of differentiation

Chapter 30: daityatAratamya saMdhi (25 padyas)

Anutaratamya and Daitya Taratamya once again relate to the principle of differentiation

Chapter 31: naivEdya samaRpaNa saMdhi (25 padyas)

Naivedya Samarpana is an offering to God. The Dasa describes in detail how one has to offer the devotion in the form of meditation, food and flowers

Chapter 32: kaxa tAratamya saMdhi (56 padyas)

Kakshataratamya again is a prayer in the name of all Gods. This is the last canto and repeats the supremacy of Shri Hari, Lakshmi, Vayu and all Gods have been invoked for blessings.

Chapter 33: phalastuti saMdhi (24 padyas)

Phalashruti Sandhi to the benediction was written by Jagannath Dasa's disciple, Shri Da Vitthala or Karjagi Dasa. In fact, when alive, Jagannath Dasa wanted a deserving disciple to complete Harikathamruta Sara. When Dasappa of Karjagi realized his former folly and became an ardent disciple of Jagannath dasa, he (Dasappa) was assigned the task of completing the famous poem. 

I have added brief summary for each chapter from Book by Sri Keshav Muktalik - Sri Jagannath Dasa His Life and Works.
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