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Thursday, November 27, 2014

Karthigai Thiruvonam 2014 at Sri Parthasarathi Swami Temple

Today 27th Nov 2014 [11th day of Karthigai month] is Thiruvonam.  On every Thiruvonam day, at Thiruvallikkeni there will chinna mada veethi purappadu of Sri Parthasarathi.  Here are some photos taken during today’s purappadu.

Today is day 2 of Thirumangai Mannan Uthsavam.  After the purappadu,  Sri Poigai Azhwar, Sri Kaliyan, Pillai Logachar and Sri Vedanthachar were seated near Sri Parthasarathi and there was goshti of ‘Irandam Thiruvanthathi and Irandam pathu of Thiruvaimozhi’.  

5th Dec 2014 is  ‘Karthigai Thirunakshathiram in the month of Karthigai’ marking the sarrumurai of Thirumangai Azhwar.  The next day is Pournami (6.12.14) and from the midnight of that day till 27.12.2014 evening, one cannot have darshan of the Presiding deities [Moolavar] in all sannathies in Sri Parthasarathi Swami temple.

Adiyen Srinivasa dhasan.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Sri Mudaliandan Vanabojana Uthsavam at Singaperumal Kovil

Sri Ramanujar has the pride of place in the list of our Acharyars; he is hailed as Udayavar, Emperumanar, Bashyakarar, Ilayazhwaar, Yathirajar, Thiruppavai Jeeyar, Num Kovil annan,  amongst other names.   Our darsana Sthapakar, Sri Ramanujar rightly reverred as ‘Yathi Rajar’ ~ the king among yathis [hermits and sages, the greatest reformer he was, Ramanuja gave us many vedantic treatises - toured the entire Country, making the Srivaishnavatie tradition flourish in all his path. 

Of those who remained closest to Sri Ramanuja – Sri  Mudaliandan, Sri Koorathazhwan, Sri Embar,  Sri Ananthazhwan, Arulalaperumal Emperumanar, Kidambi Achaan, Thirukurugai Piraan Pillan, Thiruvarangathu Amuthanar and more.  Sri Mudaliandan Swami is reverred as Trithandam and Sri Koorathazhwan as Thiruppavithram for Swami Ramanujar.    Sri Mudaliandan was born as Dasarathi and now hailed as ‘Yathiraja Paduka’ – thiruvadi of Bhagwat Ramanujar. 

Singaperumal Koil lying 22 kms away from Tambaram on NH45 is famous for Sri Padalatri Narasimhar Temple.  At this abhimana sthalam is situated the thirumaligai of Sri Mudali Andan Swami.  Today (23rd Nov 2014) is the Vana Bojana mahotsavam of Swami and here are some photos taken today at Singaperumal Kovil

Here is a photo of Varthamana Swami at Thiruvallikkeni divyaprabandha goshti on an earlier occasion.

Adiyen Srinivasadhasan.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Thiruvallikkeni Karthigai Amavasai Purappadu 2014.

Today [22nd Nov 2014] is Amavasai and Karthigai  ‘Visakam’.  At Thiruvallikkeni divyadesam, there was grand purappadu of Sri Parthasarathi, photos of which are here.

After the purappadu there was ‘Thiruvirutham’ goshti at Nammalwar sannathi.

Adiyen Srinivasa dhasan. 

Thirumylai Sri Peyalwar purappadu with Sri Parthasarathi.

 I had posted in detail on Muthal Azhwargal of our  Srivaishanva Tradition, and the mangalasasana purappadu of Sri Peyalwar from his place in Sri Adhi Kesava Perumal Thirukovil at Thirumayilai to Thiruvallikkeni. 

Azhwar was received with ‘Thirukovil mariyathai’ of Sri Sadagopam in a pallakku accompanied by Senai Muthalvar.  Then Sri Peyalwar reached the thirukovil through Peyalwar kovil Street.  Inside the temple, Azhwar mangalasasanam took place in the Periya sannathi,  Vedavalli thayar, Gajendra Varadhar, Thelliya Singar and Andal sannathies.

In the evening of 18th Nov 2014, there was grand purappadu on the occasion of Ekadasi with Azhwar and Sri Parthasarathi.  Perumal perhaps was delighted with Sri Peyazhwar accompanying him – dazzled with so many thiruvabaranams (jewels) and unforgettable hair style (kondai) embellished by peacock feather (mayil peeli) – matched the description of Sri Periyalwar கருங்கண் தோகை மயிற்பீலியணிந்து கட்டி நன்குடுத்த பீதக வாடை; அருங்கலவுருவினாயர் பெருமான் ~ Periyazhwar describes Lord Krishna, the beautiful cowherd Lord as adorning the hairdo  with peacock feathers having dark centre spots, many jewels over his properly-worn  silken vestments.

It was delightful to have darshan of Perumal and here  are some photos taken during the purappadu at Thiruvallikkeni on 18th Nov 2014 – Ekadasi – Mylai Sri Peyalwar Mangalasasanam day.

Adiyen Srinivasadhasan.

 Azhwar Thirumugamum pinnazhagum ..

Friday, November 21, 2014

Geethacharyan Magazine Nov. 2014 and my article on Dr MA Venkatakrishnan

You are looking at the Nov. 2014 issue of Geethacharyan that has Emperuman of Sri Vaikuntha Vinnagaram (Thiru Naangoor Divyadesangal) – Sri Vaikunda Natha Perumal.  Geethacharyan is a prominent sampradhaya magazine [Sri Vaishnava Sampradhaya book] started in the year 1978 and continuing in its own way for more than 36 years now.  

Dr M.A. Venkatakrishnan Swami (Popularly MAV) is its editor. At Thiruvallikkeni divyadesam, sashtiapthapoorthi celebrations of   Methavimani, Gambhira Vakvarshi, Dr Mandayam Ananthanpillai Venkatakrishnan Swami was celebrated grandly –  On 24th Oct 2014, at Bharathiya Vidya Bhavan, the manivizha malar was released by : His Holiness Sri Paramahamsedhyathi Sriuperumpudur Appan Parakala Ramanuja Embar Jeeyar Swami and first copy received by Sri Mandayam Parthasarathi.  There was graceful  dance on ‘Siriya Thirumadal’  by Smt. Vyjayanthimala Bali.

I am elated to say that my article paying tributes to Dr MAV Swami – reminiscing our Santhai days when we learnt Naalayira Divyaprabandham from him – is published in the Nov. 2014 issue of Geethacharyan.

Pranams to my Guru who initiated us in to divine way.  Here is the article reproduced and a photo taken with Dr MAV on his Sashtiapthapoorthi day.

With great regards to him – S. Sampathkumar.

Thiruvallikkeni is grandly celebrating ‘Sashtiapthapoorthi’  of   Methavimani, Gambhira Vakvarshi, Dr Mandayam Ananthanpillai Venkatakrishnan Swami.  The continued kainkaryams rendered by Swami, his academic qualifications, his renditions to Srivaishnava sampradhayam, his publications of many granthams – we hail and fall in his feet.  The Sri Vaishna Sect now  holds him in very high esteem.
This coming from an ardent follower is slightly different  - this is more about the change he ushered in a generation, about his role in changing the attitude of a group of youngsters, making them feel confident, providing them in right earnest the rise to respectability.  The Triplicane of mid 1970s was different – MAV was a bubbly youngster, studying in college –  completing to become a lecturer in the same college (remember seeing him wearing spotless white shirt and white pant with stylish flowing cropped hair). We fondly watched him drive two wheelers fast – simply adored whatever he did.  At a time, when youngsters had all time for all material pleasure, MAV had different idea.  His days started early, his house was used to the fullest extent as he devoted time and energy for large group of school going kids. There were times when more than 100 such students assembled daily at his house around 05.45 am; people changed, the numbers did not dwindle. I was happy to be one among them alongside PS Lakshmi Narasimhan (Sekar), Murali, PR Ravi Sundar, S. Sundararajan, TA Bakthisaran, TA Govindachari, TA Sampathkumar, KS Venkatakrishnan (Govar), KS Gopalakrishnan (Rajathi), Veeraraghavan, Raman, Lakshmanan, Ramesh Govindan, Kesavan, Sadagopan, Pattabhi, Srivathsan .... to name a few.

Our school days started so piously attending ‘Divyaprabandha santhai’ at MAV house.  He was so considerate to all of us – a smile there and small gesture another day would provide us raptures.  He was a hero, a real role model. His teaching style was so affable (there used to be holidays not only for Brahmothsavams but also during the annual exams) – for he insisted that none of us should neglect studies.  He wanted us to excel in academics first and learn divyaprabandham also. He encouraged all of us – there were special prizes in the monthly tests, there were cash awards, uthariyams were getting distributed regularly. He took us to a few divyadesams too – taking care of us, as a mother would take care, taking care of food and stay and providing us opportunities to visit divyadesams, worship Emperuman and do goshti kainkaryam.  He groomed us teaching the works of Great Azhwargal, in between explaining the meaning of pasurams, thereby making us relish the pasurams.

The fact that all of us who learnt santhai from him are now in good positions in life is fully attributable to his methodology of ensuring that we studied well.  Managing such a large group of unruly students is tough – one may think, but a slight hard look from him was enough, for such was the respect that he commanded from all of us.  Most of us still would not dare to sit before or argue with him – as respect flows from our heart.  The summer would be at its height, and then it would torrentially pour – the place was good to accommodate and the person more than willing to share his resources and his time for our improvement.

He encouraged us to attend ‘Thiruveethi purappadu’ without fail and in Thiruvallikkeni, when one learns Sri Peyalwar’s Moondram Thiruvanthathi, one can attend so many goshtis.  We were first habituated to coming to Temple and partaking in goshtis; we did that as ordained by the master and the pride gained here, made us feel confident.  Our attitude in life changed and reflected the newly found respectability, rather forced on us by the untiring efforts of MAV.  If today, we can recite Divyaprabandham and know something about our Sampradhayam, of our Azhwargal and Acharyar, it is fully due to MAV’s resolve.  We saw our role model graduate from a student to a lecturer, starting a sampradhaya magazine (Geethacharyan), heading the Dept. of Vaishnavism in Madras University, delivering sampradhaya kalakshepams in the media.  We relished his style, understanding and clarity,  when he  spoke on various subjects including current affairs, politics and cricket besides his opulent knowledge gotten from voracious reading and effort.  Generally people find it difficult to adapt to changing times, MAV is abreast with modern technology, making use of electronic gadgets, making web presentations which makes us wonder all the time. 

Years have passed by, Dr MAV is 60 now – and we have also become older – whatever wisdom and knowledge we picked up in the process, we all owe to his guidance, and we would ever remain grateful to him for all the good things in our life.

With great reverence to our Master – We, the students of MAV Swami
(PS Lakshmi Narasimhan, PR Ravi Sundar, S. Sundara Rajan and S. Sampathkumar)

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Mylai Sri Peyalwar Mangalasasanam at Thiruvallikkeni

Among the 12 Azhwaars of Srivaishanva Tradition, Poigai Azhwar, Boothath Azhwar and Peyazhwar – were the ones to have descended on this Earth earlier.  They were contemporaries and are praised as “Muthal Azhwars (the first among the Azhwars).  Sri Peyalwar was born in a tank in Mylapore (thence known as Mylai Thiruvallikkeni).  His birthplace is in the present day Arundel Street in Mylapore closer to Mylai Madhaava Perumal Kovil. 

Today 18th Nov. 2014 is  Ekadasi day.  On all Ekadasis, there will be periya maada veethi purappadu of Sri Parthasarathi Swami at Thiruvallikkeni Divyadesam.  Today is more special. For over a decade now, annually Sri Peyalwar from Sri Adhi Kesava Perumal Devasthanam has been visiting Thiruvallikkeni for mangalasasanam of the Divyadesa perumal.

Sri Adhi Kesava Perumal Devasthanam better known as ‘Kesava Perumal Kovil’ is near Mylai Kapaleeswarar Temple and the Chithirai kulam belongs to this Temple.  Now the Peyalwar who graces the Mylai  Kesava Perumal temple –  visits Thiruvallikkeni in a grand procession.  Sri  Peyalwar is taken in a palanquin and nearer Triplicane [at the TP koil Street – Besant Road Junction] – the pallakku is opened enabling devotees have his darshan fully.  From there, Peyalwar is taken on a grand procession in Chinna mada veethi with ‘Moondram Thiruvanthathi’ goshti – from the Vahana mandapam, Azhwar enters Thirukovil in kaipalagai.

Sri Peyawlar has sung about Thiruvallikkeni temple in his ‘Moondram Thiruvanthati’ – he describes that at Thiruvallikkeni waves are white as milk and there are red pavazham and white pearls at the time of twilight and at that sandhya time he has the darshan of the Lord at Thiruvalllikeni:

நாமம் பலசொல்லி  நாராயணாவென்று,
நாமங்கையால் தொழுதும் நன்னெஞ்சே! - வா, மருவி
மண்ணுலகமுண்டுமிழ்ந்த வண்டறையும் தண்டுழாய்,
கண்ணனையே காண்க நங்கண்.

The purpose of our birth is to appreciate and pray Sriman Narayana with folded hands calling Him by His various names.  The mouth should chant His name, hands should remain folded in prayer, eyes should be fixed at His lotus feet – for all our parts to be engaged in prayers to Him will happen with support of heart – so our heart should be pure in bakthi towards Sriman Narayanan who wears the garland made of tulsi and the one who swallowed and remade this earth.   Let us  surrender to His feet and enjoy His great qualities, which will stand us in good stead.

Here are some photos taken during the purappadu at Thiruvallikkeni.

Adiyen Srinivasadhasan.

Thirukovil mariyathai - Sri Sadagopam in pallakku and 
Sri Viswaksenar (Senai Muthalvar below) 

Sri Parthasarathi sadari mariyathai for Mylai Sri Pey Azhwar

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Thiruvallikkeni Sri Parthasarathi Rohini purappadu Nov 2014

Today,  9th Nov. 2014  is Rohini Nakshathiram.  At Thiruvallikkeni divyadesam, on  every Rohini day, Sri Parthasarathi will have chinna mada veethi purappadu.

In the Muthal Azhwargal anubhavam, when Poigai and Bootathazwargal lit lamps of Ocean and Affection respectively, Sri Peyalwar has darshan of Lord and starts Moondram Thiruvanthathi saying ‘Thiru Kanden Pon Meni kanden” … then goes on praising the Lord :

இன்றே கழல்கண்டேன் ஏழ்பிறப்பும் யானறுத்தேன்,
பொன்தோய் வரைமார்வில் பூந்துழாய், - அன்று
திருக்கண்டு கொண்ட திருமாலே, உன்னை
மருக்கண்டு கொண்டேன் மனம்.

In the words of Sri Peyalwar  - his hearts brims with love for the lotus feet of the Lord whose Chest resembles mountain and is glittering with gold ornaments – the very thoughts of adorable Lord would destroy our sins and destroy our seven births too. 

Here are some photos taken during the purappadu………….….… 

Adiyen Srinivasa dhasan

Thieves try to rob hundial at Thiruvadi Kovil, Thiruvallikkeni

The Greatest of Ithihasa purana ‘Sri Ramayanam’  is the undiluted history of the Greatest Person who descended on this Universe, on the banks of river Sarayu, in a prosperous country called ‘Koshala’.  In the immortal Ramayana, there are learning of life ….. ~ and there is also a great character – a warrior, mightily powerful, whose body was as hard as a diamond, whose speed equalled those of fastest flying eagles, who possessed great wisdom, who could organize a group of roaming ones, who can jump hundreds of miles, yet who remained at the feet of his Master, totally committed thinking of their welfare alone – unassuming, yet capable of telling the right things at the right moment – that is Pavana Puthra Hanuman – Aanjaneya, who is called ‘siriya thiruvadi’ – bearer of Lord Rama – who carried Rama on his shoulders during the war in which the demon was killed. 

At Thiruvallikkeni divyadesam – there is a sannathi for Aanjaneyar right in front of the sannathi of Lord Rama and he has purappadu with Perumal and Nammalwar during Irapathu Uthsavam on Hanumath Jayanthi day.  There is another temple of  Hanuman situate at East Tank Square Street, on the banks of Kairavini pushkarini, adjacent to which Sri Vanamamalai Mutt is located. 

This temple (under Sri Parthasarathi Swami devasthanam) is in news for wrong reasons as reported in the Hindu and Dinamalar of date.  It is stated that thieves attempted to break open the temple hundial on Friday night – the crime reportedly came to light when the staff at the sannithi opened the main door in the morning.  The side door where bakthas do pradakshinam was found open and hundial damaged. The temple officials have lodged complaint with Ice House Police Station – finger prints were taken from the spot.  Police suspect that thieves must have gained entry through the rear side of the temple and reportedly had instructed the temple authorities to install CCtv.  The extent of loss is not reported – sad that security has been breached, criminals have gained access inside a locked temple.

Adiyen Srinivasa dhasan.

9th Nov 2014

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Harikatha exponent Sri Embar Kasthuri Iyengar

Harikatha is a form of Hindu religious discourse in the format of storytelling tuned to music and laced with moral values. Harikatha usually deals with the stories from the Indian epics like Ramayana and Mahabharata or the life of saints.  It aims  to educate the people on the literary and religious values.   In some ways in Ramayana age itself, this existed and Naradha muni propagated; the epic Hero Rama’s sons Lava Kusha sang the ithihasam Ramayana as learnt from Sage Valmiki.  Harikatha owes its existence to Andhra Pradesh and is still prevalent in most parts as an age-old tradition. 

There are only few exponents in this classical art. Sri TN Seshagopalan, the famed vocalist  was recently conferred ‘Harikatha Choodamani’ Award by Sri Krishna Gana Sabha. Earlier recipients of this award  are Kalyanapuram Aravamudhachariar and Thanjavur Kamala Murthy.

For generations, Harikatha exponents have conjectured everything from the effortless, spontaneous outpourings to mystic compositions of Puranic yore, bringing them to life in Harikatha. The art of imparting good values and spreading religious beliefs through the means of story telling has existed from time immemorial, in almost all ancient civilizations of the world. For us the greatest Ithihasa purana - Valmiki’s Ramayana is structured as the narrative of the sons of Rama, Kusha and Lava, at their father’s court. Most importantly the twins are described as having sung the work. The unique art of Harikatha sprung to prominence a couple of centuries ago. It was well sustained and supported by many kings – prominent among them being the Maratha kingdom of Thanjavur.

In recent times, the most famous among Harikatha exponents have been Sri Embar Vijayaragavachariar and Sri TS Balakrishna Sastrigal.  There is now youngster in their footsteps – Sri Embar Kasthuri Iyengar hailing from Thiruvali Thirunagari.

At Thiruvallikkeni divyadesam, sashtiapthapoorthi celebrations of   Methavimani, Gambhira Vakvarshi, Dr Mandayam Ananthanpillai Venkatakrishnan Swami was celebrated grandly. The first phase lined up great scholars performing kalakshepams at Nampillai sannathi at Thiruvallikkeni.   It is reaching a crescendo and on Sri Jayanthi day  with  – ‘Krishna Ganam’ by Padma Bushan, Sangeetha Kalanidhi, Vainika Gayaka Shiromani, Harikatha Choodamani  Madurai TN Seshagopalan. 

On 22nd Sept. 2014,  it was Harikatha kalakshepam by Sri Embar Kasthuri at Sri Parthasarathi Swami Thirukovil.  Sri Kasthuri enthralled the audience by his devoted uninhibited style of story telling, singing, jathi – permeated with bakthi rasa.  Here are some photos taken on the occasion.

Adiyen Srinivasa dhasan.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Thiruvallikkeni Sri Peyalwar Sarrumurai - Evening purappadu 2014

I have posted about Muthal Azhwargal anubhavam and the birth of Sri Peyalwar in a well in Mylapore (thence known as Mylai Thiruvallikkeni).   2nd Nov 2014 was ‘Sadhayam in the month of Aippasi’ ~ the sarrumurai of Sri Peyalwar.  In the morning Sri Parthasarathi swami had purappadu to Peyalwar sannathi, had thirumanjanam and in the evening – it rained once again,  there purappaud of Sri Peyazhwar with Sri Parthasarathi happened rapidly in the mada veethis without Perumal taking the offerings on the Streets.

ஸ்ரீ மணவாள மாமுனிகள்  "உபதேச ரத்தினமாலை"யில்  :
மற்றுள்ள ஆழ்வார்களுக்கு முன்னே வந்துதித்து 
நற்றமிழால் நூல் செய்து நாட்டை உய்த்த * - 
பெற்றிமையோர் என்று முதலாழ்வார்கள் என்னும் பேரிவர்க்கு 
நின்றது உலகத்தே  நிகழ்ந்து.                --         என சிறப்பித்தார்

ஐப்பசி மாதம் ‘சதயம்’ திருநட்சத்திரத்தில் பேயாழ்வார் திருமயிலையில் அவதரித்தார்.  ஒரு காலத்தில் திருவல்லிக்கேணி பிருந்தா அரண்யம் என துளசி காடாக இருந்ததை போலவே, திருமயிலை புதர்கள் மண்டி, மரங்கள் அடர்ந்து காடாக இருந்திருக்கிறது.  சிறப்பு வாய்ந்த இந்தத்தலத்தில் மாதவப் பெருமாள் திருக்கோயில் அருகில் உள்ள ஒரு குளத்தில் (கிணற்றில்)அதிசயமான செவ்வல்லி மலரிலே மஹா விஷ்ணுவின் ஐம்படைகளில் ஒன்றாகிய நாந்தகம் எனும் வாளின் அம்சமாக பேயாழ்வார் அவதரித்தார்.  இவர்  அயோநிஜர்.  இந்த அவதாரஸ்தலம் - இன்று அருண்டேல் தெரு என அழைக்கப்படும் வீதியில் மிக சாதரணமாகஉள்ளது.

இவர் அருளிச் செய்த பிரபந்தம் : மூன்றாம் திருவந்தாதி. முதல் ஆழ்வார்கள் மூவரும் ஒரு நல்ல மழை நாளில் திருகோவலுரில் ஒரு இடைகழியில் சந்தித்தனர். முதலில் பொய்கை ஆழ்வார் அங்கே இருந்தார்; பூதத்தாழ்வார் அவ்விடம் வந்தபோது, 'ஒருவர் படுக்கலாம்,இருவர் இருக்கலாம்' என இடமளித்தார். பிறகு பேயாழ்வாரும் அங்கே வரவே "ஒருவர் படுக்கலாம், இருவர் இருக்கலாம், மூவர் நிற்கலாம்' என அவரையும் வரவேற்றனர். ஸ்ரீமன்நாராயணன் அவர்களை சோதிக்க எண்ணி தானும் உட்புகுந்த போது, முதலில் பொய்கைஆழ்வார் "வையம் தகளியா, வார்கடலே நெய்யாக  (உலகத்தையே விளக்காகவும் பெரியகடலை நெய்யாகவும்) கொண்டு நூறு பாடல்கள் பாடினார்.  பிறகு, பூதத்தாழ்வார், 'அன்பேதகளியா ஆர்வமே நெய்யாக' (அன்பை விளக்காகவும் ஆர்வமான எண்ணங்களைநெய்யாகவும்) கொண்டு நூறு பாடல்கள் பாடினார்.
Sri Peyalwar - photo taken last year...

பொய்கை ஆழ்வார், பூதத்தாழ்வார் இவர்களது அருளால் இவ்வாறான விளக்குகளில் ரத்னாகரமான கடலை கண்டது போல எம்பெருமானுடைய நிர்ஹேதுககடாக்ஷம் பெற்று,பேயாழ்வார்,  திருமகள் கேள்வனான எம்பெருமானை முழுவதுமாக அனுபவித்து "மூன்றாம்திருவந்தாதி"  அருளிச் செய்தார்.
 "திருக்கண்டேன், பொன்மேனி கண்டேன், *திகழும்
 அருக்கன் அணி நிறமும் கண்டேன்;* செருக்கிளரும்
 பொன்னாழி கண்டேன், புரிசங்கம் கைக் கண்டேன்,*
 என்னாழி வண்ணன் பால் இன்று"  - என நூறு பாடல்கள் பாடினார். 

பேயாழ்வாரின் பக்தி சுரக்கும் வார்த்தைகளில் இங்கே இன்னொரு பாசுரம் :
மருந்தும் பொருளும் அமுதமும் தானே,*
திருந்திய செங்கண்மாலாங்கே, - பொருந்தியும்
நின்றுலக முண்டுமிழ்ந்தும் நீரேற்றும் மூவடியால்,
அன்றுலகம் தாயோன் அடி.

For us, the lotus(red) eyed Sriman Narayana Himself is the medicine; its innate healing power; the Sweet Nectar – the power of wellbeing as well.  He is one who made the Universe, swallowed, remade,  and went on to measure it, by seeking a gift of three feet of land …..  and to Him we offer obeisance.

முதலாழ்வார்களின் சாற்றுமுறை வைபவம் திவ்யதேசங்களில் சிறப்பாக நடை பெற்றது. திருவல்லிக்கேணி திவ்யதேசத்தில் ஆழ்வாருக்கு தனி சந்நிதி (தனி கோவில் என்றுசொல்லலாம்) அமைந்துள்ளது. ஸ்ரீ பார்த்தசாரதி கோவிலுக்கு வடக்கு பக்கம் கோவிலைஒட்டி அமைந்துள்ள வீதியில் இந்த கோவில் உள்ளதால், இந்த தெரு "பேயாழ்வார் தெரு".  இன்று காலை [2.11.2014]  ஸ்ரீ பார்த்தசாரதி பெருமாள் இங்கே எழுந்துஅருளி திருமஞ்சனம் முதலியன கண்டு அருளி - சாயந்தரம் பெருமாள் ஆழ்வார் சேர்ந்து புறப்பாடு கண்டு அருளினர்.  மாலை மழை பெய்ததான் காரணமாக புறப்பாடு  துரித கதியில் தட்டு இல்லாமல் நடை பெற்றது.

திருப்பாற்கடலில் (ஆதிசேஷனாகிற) சயனத்தின்மேல் பள்ளி கொண்டிருப்பவனுமான எம்பெருமானை, நாடோறும் பணிந்து (இருக்குமவர்கள்) துக்கங்களை அனுபவிக்கமாட்டார்கள் ~ அவனது அடி சேர்ந்து இன்புறுவார்.

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