It is the Tamil month of Aippasi ~ it is a season when it would rain – it is also the festive season ‘the grand Deepavali’ – all traders are happy with roaring sales.
For us there is the best reason to feel happy – continued bliss – as the 10 day Uthsavam of our Acharyar commenced yesterday [6th Nov 2015] at Thiruvallikkeni and all divyadesams - it would conclude on Sunday 15th Nov 2015 - being ‘Thirumoola Nakshathiram’ in the month of Aippasi – the birth star of Swami Manavala Mamunigal, the most reverred matchless Acharyar of our Srivaishnavaite philosophy, practiced by Thennacharya Srivaishnavas.
Mamunigal is known as ‘Yathindra Pravanar’ arising out of his irresistible attachment to the lotus feet of Sri Ramanujar known as ‘Yatheendrar’. Sri Manavala Mamunigal is the incarnation of Adisesha. He was born in Alwar Thirunagari, Tamilnadu in AD 1370. At birth he was known as ‘Azhagiya Manavala Perumal Nayanaar’. Later he was hailed in very many names such as ‘Yatheendra Pravanar’, Ramyajamathru, Saumyajamatru, Visada-Vak-Sikhamani , Varayogi, Varavaramuni and more…..
Today, [7.11.2015] the 2nd day of the Uthsavam is Ekadasi and there was the grand purappadu of Sri Manavala Mamunigal with Sri Parthasarathi Himself. Sri Parthasarathi dazzled adorning the Pandian Kondai as the Emperor of Emperors; wearing a garland made of ‘virutchi flowers’ and holding the spectre [senkoal]
Our Acharyar emphasized that one must fully hear to the scholarly wisdom of the elders [Acharyas], speak, preach and follow them without changing, misinterpreting or putting one’s own versions. Here are photos taken during todays thiruveethi purappadu of our Acharyar ‘Poiyillatha Maamunigal’ and Sri Parthasarathi.
Srimathe Ramanujaya Namaha; Sri Varavaramunaye namaha;
Acharyan thiruvadigale Saranam !!