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Thursday, April 28, 2022

Swami Ramanujar Simha vahanam 2022

The lion (Panthera leo) is one of the five big cats in the genus Panthera and a member of the family Felidae.   For all of their roaring, growling, and ferociousness, lions are family animals and truly social – however, from time immemorial they are known for their strength and power.


When Disney’s “The Lion King” opened on Broadway in 2019 and took everybody’s breath away.    Following on from his successful remake of animated classic The Jungle Book, director Jon Favreau has created  a similarly photorealistic version of The Lion King.    The son of the “King” Mufasa, Simba is a mischievous young lion until his father is killed in a terrible stampede, secretly caused by Mufasa’s scheming brother Scar. Believing his father’s death to be his fault, Simba flees for a carefree existence living with meerkat Timon and warthog Pumbaa, but finds himself called back to his destiny when Scar’s rule turns sour. There is at least one new character – an elephant shrew,  added to the story, and a couple of the hyenas  have had their names changed.  


Life in reality is much different – this month, a stray juvenile lion that had spent days killing and eating livestock in villages of Western Uganda district of Kagadi was shot dead by Ugandan soldiers. !!   More than a century ago, African lions terrorized a railroad-construction project in Tsavo, Kenya,  killing and eating 35 workers. But how and why the big cats became “man-eaters” is still a matter of scientific debate.  Now the debate is on thousands of lions  being bred on farms in South Africa and then killed by rich trophy hunters, a shocking report has revealed. It also found that other big cats are being butchered and used for 'medicines' after being sold to buyers in the Far East. 

Taming a lion or hunting it is considered a virtue all along.  Lion represents power and domineering it – humans considers valorous.  At Thiruvallikkeni divyadesam, in the ongoing Uthsavam for Swami Ramanujar, on day 2 evening,  Udayavar had purappadu in pallakku in the morning and in the evening it was Silver Simham.  

By some accounts the present Kali yuga is described to be home of evils, with people deviating from the path of goodness.  Acaryar Ramanujar  lifted and protected the World from the destructive powers of Kali yug setting a path of his own.  Thiruvarangathu Amuthanar in his glorious work ordains  that for those who attain the holy feet of our Acarya, will be imbued with radiance of wisdom, proper understanding, tolerance, ability, fame, wealth – all being showered on their own accord for those who follow the path shown by our Emperumanar.   

பொருந்திய தேசும் பொறையும் திறலும் புகழும் *  நல்ல

திருந்திய ஞானமும் செல்வமும் சேரும் செறுகலியால் *

வருந்திய ஞாலத்தை வண்மையினால் வந்தெடுத்தளித்த

அருந்தவன் எங்கள் இராமானுசனை அடைபவர்க்கே.  

முந்தைய யுகங்களைப்போல் அல்லாமல், இந்த காளி யுகத்தில், தீமைகள் அதிகம்.  தர்ம நெறியை விலக்கி வாழ்வோர் அதிகம்.  இத்தைகைய கடின சூழலில் துக்கப்பட்ட பூமியை தமது  நிர்ஹேதுக க்ருபையாலே வந்து அவதரித்து ரக்ஷித்தவரும் சரணுகதியென்கிற அரிய தபஸ்ஸை அநுஷ்டித்தவரும் எமக்கு ஸ்வாமியுமான இராமாநுசனை  அடைபவர்க்கு -   ஸ்வரூபாது ரூபமான தேஜஸ்ஸூம், க்ஷமாகுணமும், ஜிதேந்த்ரியத்வமாகிற பலமும், கீர்த்தியும், பரம விலக்ஷணமான அறிவும், பக்தியாகிற ஸம்பத்தும் செல்வங்களும் தானே வந்து சேரும் என்கிறார் திருவரங்கத்து அமுதனார் தமது இராமானுச நூற்றந்தாதியில். (பாசுர விளக்கம் ஸ்ரீ கச்சி  சுவாமி (பிரதிவாதி பயங்கரம் அண்ணங்கராச்சார்  சுவாமி ~ நன்றி திராவிடவேதா இணையம்)  

Here are some photos of evening purappadu of Emperumanar in silver Simha vahanam on day 2 of Udayavar uthsavam  at Thiruvallikkeni divyadesam on  27.4.2022 .


adiyen Srinivasadhasan.
Mamandur Veeravalli Srinivasan Sampathkumar

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