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Friday, November 1, 2019

Swami Manavala Mamunigal thiruther 2019

Swami Manavala Mamunigal thiruther purappadu 2019

For a Srivaishnavaite, Kainkaryam is essential; Selfless and unconditional ‘kainkaryam’ cleanses the soul of the performer.  One must adore and be attached to their Acharyan and only the direction of Acaryar will lift us from all earthly evils.   ~ and everyday we must think of our Greatest Acaryar – Periya Jeeyar - Saint Vara Vara Muni, the last of the ‘Poorvacharyars’ in the grand galaxy of preceptors, known as Alagiya Manavala Nayanar, before he was ordained the holy order of  Sanyasa.  It is none other than our most adored Acharyar  “Swami Manavala Mamunigal” - the reincarnation of Sri Ramanuja who was himself an incarnation of Adisesha.

last year (above) and this year below

ஸ்ரீ வைஷ்ணவம் எனும்  ஆலமரம் தழைக்க இராமானுஜரின் மறு அவதாரமாக தோன்றினவர்  நம் ஆச்சார்யன் ஸ்வாமி  மணவாள மாமுனிகள் அவரது திருவவதாரத்தால் இந்த ஐப்பசி மாசம் சிறப்புற்றது.

The eternal place of bliss – the abode of Lord Ranganatha – Thiruvarangam is ‘Periya Kovil’ for devout Srivaishnavaites.   For us everything associated with the reclining Lord Ranganatha is ‘Periya’ (the Big  ~ nonpareil)  ~ the Lord here is Periya Perumal; his consort is Periya Pirattiyar;  the holy bathing [Thirumanjanam] in the month of Aani is ‘Periya Thirumanjanam’ ……….. the Acharyar known as ‘Periya Jeeyar’ is our Swami Manavala Mamunigal who spent a major portion of his life at Thiruvarangam serving the Lord. 

It is said that Manavala mamuni's devotion to Nammalvar, Ramanuja and to his own Acharya grew as he studied the Alvar's hymns and rahasyas at Alvar tirunagari.  Sri  Manavala mamunigal’s first work  is “Yatiraja Vimsati”  twenty sanskrit stanzas in praise of  Sri Ramanuja.  Upon reading this, Tiruvaimozhip pillai gave him the title Yateendra Pravanar.   Sri Manavala Mamunigal’s uthsavam is to conclude – tomorrow is ‘Sarrumurai day’.  On the penultimate day, today (31st Oct 2019) – there is purappadu for Swami Mamunigal both in the morning and evening.

Morning it was  ‘Siriya Thiruther’ – here are some photos taken  during the purappadu this morning.
இப்புவியில் அரங்கேசர்க்கு ஈடு அளித்தான் வாழியே !
எழில் திருவாய்மொழிப்பிள்ளை இணையடியோன் வாழியே !!

~ adiyen Srinivasa dhasan.

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