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Sunday, October 21, 2012

Sri Manavala Mamunigal Sarrumurai - Evening purappadu

We stand rejuvenated and feeling fresh with the celebrations of our Acharyar –Swami Manavala Mamunigal – today – 20th Oct 2012  a  great day for all Sri Vaishnavaites. The annual Utsavam of our Greatest Acharyar which was celebrated for the past 10 days, concluded today,  being ‘Thirumoola Nakshathiram’ in the month of Aippasi – the birth star of Swami Manavala Mamunigal. 

At Thiruvallikkeni divyadesam, after the grand purappadu in the morning of Sri Manavala Mamunigal with Sri Parthasarathi, garnished by 10 pairs of divine umbrellas – there was the grand purappadu in the evening of Acharyar Swami Manavala Mamunigal with Lord Ranganathar, as it is the occasion of Navarathri celebrations as well. 

Following the footsteps of Sri Ramanujar, num Swami also exhibited his devotion to the greatest works of Purvacharyars and in his Upadesa Rathinamalai elucidates the value of  ‘following the words of the Purvars without deviating a wee bit’.   He filled  his vyakhyana granthas with the words of purvAcharyas.  Perhaps, we must understand the significance of preserving, maintaining, supporting and following the rituals and customs associated with all our traditional Temples. 

For a Srivaishnavaite, Kainkaryam is essential; Selfless and unconditional „kainkarya cleanses the soul of the performer. One must adore and be attached to their Acharyan and only the direction of Acharyar will lift us from all earthly evils – and for Us fallen at the feet called ‘Ponnadiyam Sengamalam’ – Swami Manavala Mamunigal will direct us and take us to salvation.  Those of us who try and uphold the ideals of our religion and its cultural heritage, will sure be benfitted as it then becomes the responsibility of Acharya to take care of Sishya's Atma guna poorthi.

Here are photos taken during the evening  purappadu of Sri Manavala Mamunigal with Sri Aranganathar.

Adiyen Srinivasa dhasan
20th Oct 2012.

1 comment:

  1. swamyn,
    ennudaiya kuraiyai theerthamaikku nanri.mannatha swamigalai inaiyathil yarenum poda vendum ena prarthithen.adiyenum youtube'l periyathiruvady ena velukudy swamyn videos upload seithullen.
    adiyen jagadeswaren.m