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Wednesday, September 2, 2020

darshan of Emperuman after 160 days ~ time to devote on kainkaryam and supporting kainkaryabarars

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Sept. 1, 2020 came as a big relief to people after continuous lockdowns ! -On the first day of bus services resumption after lockdown relaxation, as many as 6,090 buses operated across the State.   While MTC resumed operation of about 2,400 buses, the six divisions of Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporations (TNSTC) have operated the rest of the buses. The State Express Transport Corporation (SETC) which caters to long distance commuters has not resumed its service.

Corona has not been driven out - Seven States have contributed to 70% of the COVID-19 cases reported in 24 hours and of these, Maharashtra has recorded the highest case load of almost 21%, followed by Andhra Pradesh (13.5%), Karnataka (11.27%) and Tamil Nadu (8.27%). Uttar Pradesh with 8.27%, West Bengal with 3.85% and Odisha with 3.84% are the other States, said the Union Health Ministry on Monday.  As India enters the fourth phase of the post-pandemic ‘unlock’ process, the Indian Railways plans to start more special passenger trains in high-demand sectors, for which it is in discussions with various State governments. These trains will be run in addition to the 230 special trains that are currently operational.

Sept 1 2020 was an all-important day as after 160 days Temples reopened and devotees were allowed inside the Temples and could have darshan.  At Thiruvallikkeni divyadesam, the crowds were not exactly swelling – people stood in queue, were given a token (which was collected immediately after two / three steps by another person !) – those in the queue proceeded having darshan of Thirukachi Nambigal, Vedanthachar, Sri Ramanujar, Swami Manavala Mamunigal, Pillailogachar and -  could have darshan of moolavar Sri VenkataKrishnan from distance [from Dwarapalakas] and then had  darshan at Sri Vedavalli thayar, Sri Varadha Rajar, Sri Azhagiya Singar, Andal sannathies, proceeding further towards yagashala of Pavithrothsavam.

Indeed satisfying for those of us who could think of Emperuman in our thoughts only ! .. .. it is time to focus on kainkaryam.  Kainkaryam to Emperuman is the very essence of Sri Vaishnavism – and one of the primordial kainkaryam is ‘arulicheyal’ – rendition of the Nalayira divyaprabandha pasurams of Azhwargal.

While it is required to be learnt properly in ‘santhai’ murai from those who are well informed on this – if one learns the 100 verses of Moonram Thiruvanthathi of Peyazhwar, one can attend so many goshti (thiruveethi purappadu) at Thiruvallikkeni divyadesam.  Here is the concluding pasuram of Moondram thiruvanthathi of Sri Peyalwar. 


சார்வு நமக்கென்றும் சக்கரத்தான், தண்டுழாய்த்

தார்வாழ் வரைமார்பன் தான் முயங்கும், - காரார்ந்த

வானமரும்  இன்னிமைக்கும் வண்டாமரைநெடுங்கண்,

தேனமரும் பூமேல் திரு.


எம்பெருமானே பெரிய பிராட்டியாரே நமக்குத் தஞ்சம் என்று  ஆழ்வார் தலைக்கட்டுகிறார்.   எம்பெருமான் ஸ்ரீமன் நாரணன் - திருவாழியைக் கையிலே உடையவன்,  குளிர்ந்த திருத்துழாய் மாலை விளங்கப்பெற்ற மலைபோன்ற திருமார்ப யுடையனுமானவன்.  அத்தகைய சிறப்பு வாய்ந்த   எம்பெருமானால்  ஸம்ச்லேஷிக்கப்படுகின்றவளாய்,  மேகங்கள் செறிந்த ஆகாசத்திலே   நிலைத்து நிற்கக் கூடியதான மின்னல்போல  விளங்குகின்றவளாய்,  அழகிய தாமரைப் பூப்போன்ற நீண்ட திருக்கண்களையுடையளாய்,  தேன் நிறைந்த தாமரைப் பூவில் வஸிப்பவளான பெரிய பிராட்டியார் தான் நமக்கு எப்போதும் சரணம், என அறுதியிட்டு உரைக்கின்றார் நமது தமிழ்த்தலைவன் பேயாழ்வார்.

Here are some photos of Sri Azhagiya Singar purappadu to Thavana uthsava bungalow on 7th Mar 2010 [yes a decade ago !] – photos taken Canon Powershot A1100 IS.


adiyen Srinivasa dhasan

Mamandur Veeravalli Srinivasan Sampathkumar

2nd Sept 2020.

பாசுர விளக்கம் : கட்டற்ற சம்பிரதாய கலை  களஞ்சியம் : திராவிட வேதா இணையம்.



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