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Monday, December 28, 2020

Hanumath Jayanthi 2020 ~ Irapathu day 4 – 28.12.2020

Hanumath Jayanthi 2020 ~ Irapathu day 4 – 28.12.2020


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*  

Life is too beautiful to be spent worrying !  .. .. and there is so much to know – one could feel very happy, peaceful and enlightened – just by looking up at the clear sky, gazing the moon, stars and thinking of the galaxies and more ! ..

Following the celestial event of Great Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn, skywatchers can get excited for the upcoming lunar event Cold Moon 2020. The last full moon of the year also known as the Cold Moon will also be the highest full moon in the entire Gregorian year. Interestingly, the final and 13th full moon of 2020 will be visible on two different days. According to The Old Farmer's Almanac, the peak illumination of the full moon is supposed to take place on Wednesday, 30 December at 30 Dec, 9.00 am IST (Tuesday, 29 December, at 10.30 pm EST). The Almanac says that people can begin to spot the December full moon just before sunset.

In physics, spacetime is any mathematical model which fuses the three dimensions of space and the one dimension of time into a single four-dimensional manifold.  Apart from the  very rare astronomical phenomenon of the conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn; it  will be hundreds of years until those living in Earth can see Jupiter and Saturn this close to one another again.  However, there are some even more “truly strange and very rare phenomena” that can be observed in our night sky.  The only problem is that in order to observe this phenomena, you’ll need access to Hubble.   An Einstein ring,   is created when light from a galaxy or star passes by a massive object en route to the Earth. Due to gravitational lensing, the light is diverted, making it seem to come from different places. If source, lens, and observer are all aligned, the light appears as a ring.

An international team of astronomers has confirmed the most-distant known galaxy is, in fact, a mind-boggling 13.4 billion light years away, indicating it was shining just 400 million years or so after the Big Bang. As an added bonus, the team spotted the brief ultraviolet flare of a powerful gamma ray burst in the remote galaxy, a phenomenon never before seen in the extremely early universe. “The more we learn about the universe’s earliest objects, the better we can understand how the structure of our cosmos was shaped,” said Carnegie researcher.  The observations are described in two papers published in the journal Nature Astronomy.  

Today [28.12.2020] is day 4 of Irapathu Uthsavam ~ on all days of Irapathu, Swami Nammalwar accompanies Sri Parthasarathi. Today in addition – it is Sri Anjaneyar too as today is   celebrated at 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.  This year it was celebrated on  9th Jan 2020 too.

இராப்பத்து  உத்சவத்தில் நான்காம் நாள்.  [வீதி புறப்பாட்டில் ஆசார்யரின் உபதேச இரத்தினமாலையும்- இவ்வருடம் கொரோனா நிமித்தம் கிடையாது !!];, 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  

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. 

Recently there was some news that a man in Rajasthan's Ajmer 'gifted' his wife three acres of land on the Moon on their eighth wedding anniversary.  There had been news of Sushant Singh Rajput, Shah Rukh Khan and other celebrities buying part of Moon too ..   But, is it possible to buy a plot of land on the Moon that all of us crave?

The answer is no. -   because, in 1967, the Soviet Union, the United States and the United Kingdom came up with an international treaty, called the Outer Space Treaty, to prevent "a new form of colonial competition". There are 109 countries, including India, who are signatories  the Outer Space Treaty.  The Outer Space Treaty aims to prevent any possible damage that self-seeking exploitation might cause.

Here are some photos of Irapathu purappadu at Thiruvallikkeni & Sri Aanjaneyar taken in earlier years.  

adiyen Srinivasadhasan
Mamandur Veeravalli Srinivasan Sampathkumar


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