Darshan Of Downward-looking Face (520-525)
520: Manifestation of Downward-looking Face
“Hail our Lord! Our God!
Deathly is might of Padmasura
Save us, help, oh!”
Thus did Celestials to Primal Lord pray!;
And the Primal Lord to the Six-faced God
Of coral hue beckoned;
And said, “Proceed and smite the enemy.”
521: Blue Throat of Downward-looking Face
He sports the garland of white skulls,
His spreading locks are matted;
He supports Universe vast,
He fills Space in directions eight,
On the throat of His Downward-directed Face
They say, “He swallowed poison;”
They are ignorant, they know not truth.
522: The Truth of Lord’s Blue-Throat
Who in this sea-girt globe live
In falsehood and flattery!
Why His throat gleams dark,
He knows who made it so;
When you realize the truth
He will make,
Celestial beings bow to you.
523: The Downward-Looking Face is of Sadasiva
Inside Primal Fire that is Siva
Nandi rises in the centre, gleaming
He pervads worlds all,
His hue is of the twilight sun
Who the world in glory ambulates,
He is the Lord of the Downward-looking Face–
524: The Face Creates All
The Ancient One of Athomukha
Created Universe vast here below;
In Athomukha He animates all life;
He is Lord of Athomukha Sakti of lotus eye;
He is Lord of Aeons’ End.
525: It Blossomed Into a Hundred Worlds and Impregnated
Them With Energy
Hearken to this,
How Athomukha blossomed into a Gigantic Flower
Then, it transformed itself into a hundred worlds;
And into Limitless Energy
And then as Athomukha,
The Lord remained as their Support as well.