The month of Aippasi is significant. From tomorrow starts the 10 day grand Uthsavam and the famed ‘Aippasiyil Thirumoolam’ – the birth day of our Acharyar Sri Manavala Mamunigal falls on (Aippasi 19) 4th Nov 2016.
ஸ்ரீ வைஷ்ணவம் எனும் ஆலமரம் தழைக்க இராமானுஜரின் மறு அவதாரமாக தோன்றினவர் நம் ஆச்சார்யன் ஸ்வாமி மணவாள மாமுனிகள் ~ அவரது திருவவதாரத்தால் இந்த ஐப்பசி மாசம் சிறப்புற்றது.
Swami Manavala 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…..
In all our Thennacharya Srivaishnava temples and homes, we recite salutation to our Acharyan Mamunigal that he should live for another hundred years. The Tamil stanza which concludes with this request adds that he is needed for the well-being of the men of religion, of the temple city of Srirangam, of Nammalvar's Tamil Vedas and of the entire world surrounded by the oceans. History justifies the claim made in these prayers. The Guruparampara and Yatindra Pravana Prabhava demonstrate the greatness of Sri Varavara Muni and one must travel back to those hard days to understand his greatness. It was a time when mohammadean invaders plundered Srirangam and according to legend, twelve thousand Sri Vaishnavas lost their lives.
One must adore and be attached to their Acharyan and only the direction of Acharyar will lift us from all earthly evils – and for Us fallen at the feet called ‘Ponnadiyam Sengamalam’ – Swami Manavala Mamunigal will direct us and take us to salvation.
Here are some photos of grand Sarrumurai purappadu of our Acharyan at Thiruvallikkeni more than a decade ago !
Adiyen Srinivasa dhasan
25th Oct 2016