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Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Thiruvallikkeni - Iraapathu Uthsavam 3 - 2020 திருவல்லிக்கேணி இராப்பத்து உத்சவம் (3)

Thiruvallikkeni - Iraapathu Uthsavam 3  -  8.1.2020
திருவல்லிக்கேணி இராப்பத்து  உத்சவம்  (3)

The festivity of Adhyayana Uthsavam is enthralling and today  is day 3 of Irapathu Uthsavam.  During Irapathu, everyday   at around 0545 pm,  Sri Parthasarathi Perumal reaches the Paramapada vasal, where Nammalwar waits for the doors to open and have darshan of Lord coming through the entrance. Devotees throng to have darshan of this significant  event.

In the  mada veedhi, ‘Upadesa Rathinamalai’  of Acharyar Swami Manavala Maamunigal is recited by the Sri Vaishnava goshti.  Upadesa Rathimalai is a legend, a lexicon, a masterpiece of Swami Manavala Maamunigal.   It focusses on the glory of our reverred Azhwargal, Poorvacharyaas and because of whom Sri Vaishnava sampradhayam has flourished over the years.  The literary masterly work Upadesa Rathinamalai, details the months, Thirunakshathiram, Sthalam  of birth [month, day and place of birth] of Alwars and extols their greatness.  Upadesa Rathinamalai is replete with reference to the commentaries of Poorvacharyars; it also extols the greatness  of Sri Pillai Logachariyar [Pillai Ulagariyar] and the sublime commentary of his Rahasya Grantham “Sri Vachana Bushanam” [seer vasana booshanam – in the words of Mamunigal]

In praising the Azhwar, Mamunigal says :

ஆழ்வார்கள் வாழி அருளிச்செயல் வாழி*
தாழ்வாதுமில் குரவர் தாம் வாழி – ஏழ்பாரும்*
உய்ய அவர்கள் உரைத்தவைகள் தாம் வாழி*
செய்யமறை தன்னுடனே சேர்ந்து*

Our peerless Acharyar says : May the Divine Azhwargal live long ! May those Acharyars who have no downside in any manner live long ! May their works ~ Divya Prabandhams; accurate commentaries all of which were made only for the welfare and well-being of the Seven Worlds live long alongside the greatest of Pramanams – the Vedas.    Centum decad

Today evening  Sri Parthasarathy in his radiant splendour had periya maada veethi purappadu with Nammalwar.   Back in the temple, there is  the rendering of 3rdCentum  [moondram pathu]  of Thiruvaimozhi, which concludes with the hymn :

கேடில் விழுப்புகழ்க் கேசவனைக் குருகூர்ச்சடகோபன் சொன்ன,
பாடலோராயிரத்துள்ளிவை பத்தும் பயிற்றவல்லார்கட்குஅவன்
நாடும் நகரமும் நன்குடன் காண நலனிடையூர்தி பண்ணி,
வீடும் பெறுத்தித்தன் மூவுலகுக்கும்  தருமொருநாயகமே.

Those who recite and render these 10 songs among the thousand made by Kurugur Sadagopan [Swami Nammazhwar]  extolling the ever remaining Kesavan of undiminished fame,   will be blessed with all riches,  including the ultimate Salvation also.  The  extolled Thiruvaimozhi comprises 1102 verses, grouped in ten parts called  centums referred to as mudal patthu, irandam patthu & the like.  Each centum has ‘decads’ – pathikams known as mudal patthu mudal thiruvaimozhi,  irandam patthu – naankam thiruvaimozhi etc.

Azhwar Emperumanar Jeeyar thiruvadigale saranam

adiyen Srinivasadhasan (mamandur veeravalli Srinivasan Sampathkumar)

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