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Friday, October 28, 2016

Sri Manavala Mamunigal Uthsavam day 3 : purappadu with Sri Varadhar : 2016

There are days when you feel disturbed – not knowing what to do, doubting our beliefs and believing our doubts !!  – for those of us initiated to the feet of Sri Vaishnava Acharyas, there is no such dilemma -:

ஆசாரியர்கள் அனைவரும் முன்னாசரித்த*
ஆசாரந் தன்னை அறியாதார்* பேசுகின்ற
வார்த்தைகளைக் கேட்டு மருளாதே*  பூருவர்கள்
சீர்த்தநிலை தன்னை நெஞ்சே! சேர்

Our greatest Acharyan Swami Manavala mamunigal’s pasuram in Upadesa Rathinamalai has crystal clear clarity.  He advises us not to be carried away by the words of those who could not understand the ways of wise ~ for us the directed path is constantly endeavouring to the assiduous path shown by our Purva Acharyas – they by their virtue of conduct and knowledge have amply demonstrated to the Universe, the practices that perfectly match the seeker of salvation.  There need not be any vascillation at all !

The festival of Lights – Deepavali is just a day  away.  As we remember, it  rained heavily in Chennai and in many parts of Tamil Nadu, last year, during Mamunigal uthsava time  – it was a depression over Bay of Bengal.  This year too,  Meteorological and other reports predict that ‘Cyclonic Storm Kyant’  will unleash heavy rain and gusty winds on parts of eastern India  this week.  According to IMD report of date, the depression over westcentral Bay of Bengal moved further west-southwestwards during past 06 hours with a speed 10 kmph and weakened into a well marked low pressure area over west central Bay of Bengal off Andhra Pradesh coast. It is most likely to move west-southwestwards and weaken further gradually.

There has been no rain thus far ~ today (28th Oct 2016) is day 3 of Sri Manavala Mamunigal Uthsavam – today is Hastha Nakshathiram too.  In the evening  Sri Mamunigal had purappadu with Sri Varadha Rajar at Thiruvallikkeni. Here are some photos of the purappadu.

With regards – S. Sampathkumar.

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