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Sunday, October 23, 2011

Sri Manavala Mamunigal Uthsavam @ Thiruvallikkeni Divyadesam - 2011.

31st October 2011 (14th day in the tamil month of Aippasi) would be a great day for all Thennacharya Sri Vaishnavaites – for this day marks the birth anniversary of Acharyar Sri Manavala Mamunigal.

Acharyar Sri  Manavala Mamunigal considered the reincarnation of Adisesha,  was the son of Thikalakidanthan thirunavirudayapiran thatharannan, a disciple of Sri Pillailokacarya, and Sriranga nacciyar. He was born in  Kidaram in Tamilnadu, in the year 1370 AD.  His parents named him Azhagiya manavalan, after the Lord Himself.

Manavala mamunigal’s  first work  was - Yatiraja Vimsati, twenty sanskrit stanzas in praise of Ramanuja. Tiruvaymozhip pillai read the works and gave him the title Yatindra Pravanar.  Nam Acharyar is revered under various names as “Yatheendra Pravanar, Sri Vara Vara Muni, Mamunigal”  He has given us 19 granthams – 3 of them in Sanskrit and rest in Tamil & Manipravalam. 

The 10 day long Uthsavam of the Acharyar started today (22nd Oct 2011) at Thiruvallikkeni (so also in other Divyadesams).  On the 5th day of Uthsavam falls Deepavali, this year and there would be a very grand purappadu of Swami Manavala Mamunigal with Lord Parthasarathi on that day.  On 27th Oct 2011 – the 6th day is Annakooda Uthasavam.  31st Oct 2011 is the 10th day – the Satrumurai.

The first day of the Uthsavam happened to be the “5th Sanikizhamai of Purattasi”.  In the evening at around 0700 pm there was purappadu of Sri Manavala Maamunigal with Lord Azhagiyasingar.  Here are some photos taken during the purappadu.

Adiyen Srinivasa dhasan.

Acharyar - Sri Manavala Mamunigal

Lord Azhagiya Singar

Divyaprabandha goshti

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