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Thursday, September 24, 2020

Hanumath Jayanthi 2009 ~ Irapathu day 4 : மற்றைத் தெய்வம் நாடுதிரே !!

 Hanumath Jayanthi 2009 ~ Irapathu day 4  

After Mar 2020, humans are living under fear.  Not a day passes without our hearing something negative – especially the count of affected.  Fear is one of the most powerful emotions. There is stress and anxiety.  With the surge in COVID cases worldwide, vaccines may be the only long term solution to control the pandemic. There are a number of vaccines being developed for COVID-19, however, only some of them are in the most crucial phase 3 clinical trials, where the vaccines are tested on thousands of people for safety and efficacy.   

Exactly one hundred years ago, in 1920, the World  wearied by the First World War and sickened by the 1918 flu pandemic desperately sought to move past the struggles and tragedies and start to rebuild lives. People were in search of a “return to normalcy,” nearly every country finds itself in a similar position.  Millions more are going to die before the pandemic is over, was a stark   message of Bill Gates, a co-founder of Microsoft and one of the world’s largest philanthropists, in an interview.  Most of these deaths, he said, would be caused not by the disease itself, but by the further strain on health-care systems and economies that were already struggling. He also lamented the politicisation of the response to the virus.    More than eight months and 900,000 deaths into the COVID-19 pandemic,  people around the world are desparately  longing for an end. The most sought after is an  epidemiological end point when herd immunity is achieved.  The other is solution in the form of vaccine.  Beyond the impatience that most feel to resume normal life, the longer it takes to remove the constraints on our economies, the greater will be the economic damage.  

Now in the present situation, Temples have opened, yet whether there would be Navarathri or Manavala Mamunigal Uthsava purappadu next month is doubtful. We pray that by the year end – things are as normal as they were and we are able to relish Emperuman adhyayana uthsavam.  

இராப்பத்து  உத்சவத்தில் நான்காம் நாள்.  வீதி புறப்பாட்டில் ஆசார்யரின் உபதேச இரத்தினமாலையும், திருக்கோவில் உள்ளே திருவாய்மொழி நான்காம் பத்தும் சேவிக்கப் பெறுகின்றன.   ஸகலஜகத்காரணபூதனான ஸர்வேச்வரன் திருநகரியிலே எளியனாய்க் காட்சி தந்தருளா நிற்க, வேறுதெய்வத்தைத் தேடி ஓடுகிறீர்களே! இது என்ன அறிவு கேடு! என்று வெறுக்கிறார் - ஸ்வாமி நம்மாழ்வார்  

There is only one by name Sri Rama, born in the lineage of Ikshwaku.  He is totally balanced, one in complete control of His words, thoughts and deeds; a man of great valour ~ a person of steadfast character and radiant countenance – Lord Sree Rama*


सर्वदाऽभिगतस्सद्भिः समुद्र इव सिन्धुभिः ।

आर्यस्सर्वसमश्चैव* सदैकप्रियदर्शनः ॥  

His great qualities are such that noble persons all over the World are drawn to Him like rivers finding their way to the Ocean.  He conducts himself equably all the time and he is extremely charming ! – the great Sri Rama.  

Adhyayana Uthsavam is a great time – 10 long days of Pagal pathu, followed by 10 days of Irapathu – so much of darshan of Emperuman, hearing arulicheyal.  On day 4 of the Uthsavam occurs Hanumad Jayanthi.   On all days of Irapathu purappadu , it is Swami Nammalwar and  Sri Parthasarathi. On day 4  in addition   Sri Anjaneyar too  as the day would be celebrated as  Hanuman Jayanthi, the birthday of Lord Aanjaneya.  Though Hanumath Jayanthi is celebrated on various dates at various places, at Thiruvallikkeni divyadesam, it is celebrated on chathurthasi / Pournami  and would fall on 4th day of Irapathu Uthsavam.  

Think about Hanuman,  what strikes immediately is his unparallelled devotion for Lord Rama and his unrivalled physical strength.  Hanumar, by various names Aanjaneyar, Chiranjeevi, Vayu Puthirar, Anjani Mainthan is associated with celibary, wrestling, physical power, intense concentration, mental toughness, single minded devotion and more.  Hanumar is remembered for his spirit of ‘selfless service’; and is believed to be present wherever, whenever there is recitation of the name of Lord Rama.  Hanumath Jayanthi is celebrated in various time of year in various places.   

At Thiruvallikeni divyadesam, there is sannathi of Pavana guru  Hanumar right in front of Lord Rama and is on the way to the Moolavar Sri Venkatakrishnan sannathi.  This Aanjaneyar  has purappadu once in a year and hence rare to get his darshan on the thiruveethi and photograph him too.  Rarer still is the kulakkarai Anjaneyar.  The sannathi for siriya thiruvadi at East Tank Square St is attached to the Temple. In every purappadu, there would be sri sadagopam maryathai for Anjaneya too.  This Hanumar never comes out and hence more tougher to have a photograph, perhaps the only occasion being His balalayam for renovation when he comes to the main temple and goes back on Samprokshanam day.  

ஆழ்வார் திருநகரியென வழங்கப்படும்  திருக்குருகூர் நவதிருப்பதிகளில் ஒன்று.  ஸ்வாமி நம்மாழ்வார் அவதாரஸ்தலம்.  தல அதிபதியான ஆதிப்பிரானை அடையும்படி ஆழ்வார் நமக்கு அளிக்கும் அற்புத அறிவுரை :  

ஒன்றுந் தேவும் உலகும் உயிரும் மற்றும் யாதுமில்லா*

அன்று, நான்முகன் தன்னொடு தேவருலகோடு உயிர்படைத்தான்,*

குன்றம் போல்  மணிமாடம் நீடு திருக்குருகூரதனுள்,

நின்ற ஆதிப்பிரான்  நிற்க,  மற்றைத் தெய்வம் நாடுதிரே !!!.


At a period when there were none in existence – nobody  else -  any God, Devas, earthly humans, other living 0rganisms, and nothing existed – Sriman Narayana, created Brahma and with him the other Gods, Devas, Worlds, all living things.  When that supreme Lord stands as Aathippiran  at Thirukkurugur where jewelled houses rise like mountains;  is there is sense or need to think of any other God as savior ?  - asks Nammalwar.  

வானத்திலே வலம் வரும் தேவர்களும், அவர்களுக்கிருப்பிடமான உலகங்களும்.மனிதர் முதலிய உயிர் பிராணிகளும், மற்றுமுள்ள அனைத்தும், சிறிதுமில்லாத அந்த ஊழிக்காலத்திலே, நான்முகனையும், தேவர்களையும்,  உலகங்களையும், அவ்வுலகில் உள்ள உயிரினங்களையும் படைத்தவனும், வேத சாஸ்த்ரங்களில் நிலைத்திருப்பவனுமான ஆதிநாதனென்றும் எம்பெருமான், மலைபோன்ற       திருமாளிகைகள் உயர்ந்திருக்கப்பெற்ற திருகுருகூர் திருநகரியிலே காட்சிதந்து கொண்டிருக்கும் போது, வேறு  தெய்வங்களை தேடியோடும் மானிடர்களை       நினைத்து எப்படி கவலை        கொள்வது  ?  அவர்களை எப்படி திருத்துவது ?? – என  கவலை கொள்கிறார் சுவாமி நம்மாழ்வார். 

Here are some photos of Irapathu purappadu at Thiruvallikkeni way back on 31.12.2009, taken with Konica Minolta dimage Z10 camera. 

adiyen Srinivasadhasan
Mamandur Veeravalli Srinivasan Sampathkumar

தமிழ் விளக்க உரை :  திருக்கச்சி ஸ்ரீ காஞ்சி பிரதிவாதி பயங்கரம் அண்ணங்கராசாரியார்

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