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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Swami Mudali Andan Sarrumurai purappadu with Sri Ramar # Thirumayilai

ஸ்ரீ ராமானுஜரின் பிரதான சீடர்கள் கூரத்தாழ்வானும் முதலியாண்டானும்.  ஸ்ரீ ராமானுஜரின் சகோதரியான நாச்சியாருக்கு ஆனந்த தீக்ஷிதருக்கும் திருக்குமாரராய் 1027ம்  வருஷம் சௌம்ய வருஷம் புனர்வசு நக்ஷத்திரத்தன்று அவதரித்தார். பெற்றோர் இட்ட பெயர் தாசரதி. எம்பெருமானார் சன்யாசம்  பெற்றதும் அவரது சீடராகி பின்னாளில், அவரது அடியார்களில் முதலானவராய் முதலியாண்டான் எனவே பெயர் பெற்றார். இவரது அவதார ஸ்தலம் "பேட்டை" பூவிருந்தவல்லிக்கு அருகே உள்ளது.

I have recently posted on significance of  Chithirayil Punarpusam (22nd Apr 2018)  ~ a day associated with Aandan considered as Trithandam of Swami Ramanujar.  I had posted on our Acaryar and the celebrations at Thiruvallikkeni.   Prior I had posted on ‘Vellai Sarruppadi’ – day 6 of Emperumanar Uthsavam whence his moving out of Thiruvarangam towards Melukote was enacted.   

In a long journey of ordeal, Swamy Ramanujar arrived in Karnataka where the local were not warm to him.  Some who could not accept his knowledge and compassion, conspired a plan to do away with him. Swamy Ramanujar learning their evil intentions ordered Mudaliandan Swamy to place his feet in the drinking water pond in that area now called Saligrama.   At Saligrama, by partaking this Sripada theertham, the minds of the evildoers changed and they fell at Swamy Ramanujar lotus feet seeking forgiveness. Such was the greatness of our Mudaliandan Swamy.

Nachiyaramman was the elder of Swami Emburumanar’s two sisters. Andan was born to Nachiyar and Anandanarayana Dheekshidar, who was  named -  Dasarathy. Dasarathy refers to Dasaratha’s sons, a reference to Chakravarthi thirumagan Sri Ramar.  He followed Emperumanar and Udayavar had a very intimate attachment towards Swami Mudaliandan which was expressed many times. Even at the time when he embraced Sanyasa, Ramanuja renounced everything except Swami Mudaliandan, his priya Bagineyar. While going to kaveri for his daily bath, he used to lean on Dasarathi for support.  Andaan is referred to as a Trithandam  which is always found with a pontiff. Andaan had the privilege of having both Bodily relationship (Thega sambandam) and Spiritual relationship (Atma sambandam) with Swami Ramanuja.

Swami Mudaliandan had progeny with the blessings of Swami Emperumanar.  Our Yathirajar received Perumal prasadam from the Temple which was covered with a garment (Kandadai- Gandam + aadai – a piece of cloth with fragrance) worn on Lord’s thirumeni (Lord’s archaamurthy). Andaan vamsam got florified as  Kandadayar family.  

On Sri Muthali Andan sarrumurai day, after purappadu at Thiruvallikkeni divyadesam, had a chance darshan of Andan having purappadu with Sri Ramar at Thirumayilai Sri Adhi Kesava Perumal near Chithirai kulam.

Some photos taken at that time are posted here.

~adiyen Srinivasa dhasan.  [Mamandur Srinivasan Sampathkumar]
We are proud of our lineage of Acaryas emanating  from the Holy feet of Sri Periya Perumal, Periya Pirattiar, .. .. ..  Emperumaanar, Koorathazhwar, Mudaliandan, .. .. Swami  Maanavala Maamunigal, to  Doddacharyar (of whose lineage we have the present head –    “Sri Ubhaya Vedantha Kovil Kanthadai Chandamarutham Singarachar Swamy”) ~ and because of this lineage, our dasya thirunamam is Srinivasadhasan.

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