ஸ்ரீ புண்டரீகவல்லி சமேத ஸ்ரீ கோவிந்தராஜன்
Alwar says the Lord here is none other than the Lord of Thirumala. By uttering Govinda, all our sins are erased. Go means speech, cow and earth. So He mainatains cows, creates earth and guards our speech. There is a sloka by Prahalada, which says that as we get up from bed in the morning we should chant the Divine name Govinda. It would guard the whole day and night. Prahalada was born among Asuras, who were opposed to the Lord. Similarly among Rakshasas, Vibheeshana was a noble one. Now sloka 30:
prahladas casmi daityanam
kalah kalayatam aham
mrganam ca mrgendro ’ham
vainateyas ca paksinam
"Among the Daitya demons I am the devoted Prahlada, among subduers I am time, among beasts I am the lion, and among birds I am Garuda."
Another Four groups are mentioned by the Lord. Daityanam = among Daityas. Kashyapa's wives were Dithi and Adithi. Adithi's children were all Devas and Asuras are the children of Dithi and so they are called Daityas. Among Daityas the Lord is Prahalada, who propagated the Divine name of the Lord among his clan. In spite of any harm done to him, Prahalada would never forget the Lord. He was like a lotus in fire. When he was pushed to fall down from a cliff, Prahalada was holding his chest firmly; not that he was afraid of any harm to him; but to guard against any harm to the Lord dwelling in his heart. He preached his father Hiranyakasipu about the nine methods of worshiping the Lord:
- Shravanam = listening to the stories of the Lord
- Keerthanam = singing His praise.
- Smaranam = meditating on Him.
- Padasevanam = serving at His feet.
- Archanam = performing pooja with flowers.
- Dasyam = being His servant.
- Vandanam = prostrating to the Lord.
- Sakhyam = being freindly with Him.
- Atmanivedanam = submitting our soul unto Him.