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Sunday, May 7, 2017

Swami Mudaliandan at Avatharasthalam and Sarrumurai at Thiruvallikkeni 2017

Sure you have travelled many a times on this road by-passing the town of Poonamallee, situated at a distance of 23 kilometres from Fort St George and 17 kilometres from Sriperumbudur on the Chennai-Bangalore highway.  The name "Poonamallee" is derived from "Poovirundavalli", meaning "the place where flowers are cultivated". Had posted about the avathara sthalam of Thirukachi Nambigal here… nearer is another place of significance to us, which is not known to many.  This place many may know as Pettai [there are some references as Nazarathpettai – changed for obvious reasons now !]
1st May 2017 was indeed a day of Greatest significance ~ ‘Swami Ramanujar Sahasrabdi – 1000 years of the birth of the greatest Acharyar’ – and there was added significance too.  On His Millennium year, there was the spectacle at Thiruvallikkeni divyadesam – grand purappadu of Sri Parthasarathi Emperuman, Emperumanaar and Mudaliandan – yes, because Chithirayil Thiruvadhirai and Punarpusam fell on the same day.  So there was purappadu of Acharyar, his foremost disciple and Sri Parthasarathi Perumal.
Pic Credit : Srvankumar Sriram

Chithirai Month (mesha month), day of Punarpusam – a day after the Great Chithirayil Seyya Thiruvathirai of Swami Ramanujar comes the avathara celebrations of Mudali andan, Lord Rama's amsam also known as Yathiraja's paduka is our guru Daasarathi (Mudaliandan). Pettai is the avathara sthalam of Acharyar Mudali Andan, who was so close to Swami Udayavar.   Here is a famous ancient temple of Haritha Varna Perumal (Pachai Vannar)  

“Sree Ramanujo Vijayathe – Yathiraja Rajaha”( ஸ்ரீ ராமானுஜோ விஜயதே யதிராஜ ராஜ: )– the concluding lines of ‘Thadi (dhaTee) Panchakam’ – rendered by Swami Mudaliandan, which speaks of the  victory of Swami Ramanuja over other philosophies  and his establishing the Visishtadvaita philosophy that was built by Azhwars and Purvacharyas.  In those golden days when Swami Emperumanar walked on the streets of Thiruvarangam and other Divyadesams – tens of thousands of his disciples and hundreds of Jeeyars followed him hailing “Ramanujo Vijayathe – Yathiraja Rajaha:”

Of those who remained closest to Sri Ramanuja – Sri  Mudaliandan, Sri Koorathazhwan, Sri Embar,  Sri Ananthazhwan, Arulalaperumal Emperumanar, Kidambi Achaan, Thirukurugai Piraan Pillan, Thiruvarangathu Amuthanar and more.  Sri Mudaliandan Swami is reverred as Trithandam and Sri Koorathazhwan as Thiruppavithram for Swami Ramanujar.    Sri Mudaliandan was born as Dasarathi and hailed as ‘Yathiraja Paduka’ – thiruvadi of Bhagwat Ramanujar.  Sri Mudaliandan was born in Prabhava year 1027 in Chithirai punarpoosam. [so we have another 10 long years to celebrate his sahasrabdi !]  Understand that at Sriperumpudur, there is no vigraha for Mudaliandan as he stands in the Trithandam and Thiruvadi of Acharyar. 

 Sri Parthasarathi / Sri Mudaliandan and Swami Ramanujar 

Here are a couple of photos of Thiruvallikkeni and others are of the morning purappadu on 9th day taken  during Sri Mudaliandan purappadu at Avatharasthalam Pettai.

Adiyen Srinivasadhasan.

Sri Mudaliandan (Varthamana Swami and Thirukumarar)  

On the left is the sannathi of Swami  Mudaliandan at Pettai Sri Pachai Vannar Thirukovil.

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