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Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Swami Manavala Mamunigal Thiruvavathara Uthsavam day 6 - 2022

Today 25.10.2022  is day 6  of our Great Acaryar Swami Manavala Mamunigal Thiruvavathara Uthsavam ~ it was Solar eclipse and naturally Amavasai too - at Thiruvallikkeni Swami Mamunigal had purappadu with Sri Parthasarathi Emperuman.


In the final moments before a total solar eclipse, the temperature drops, birds and insects sing, and the ambient light becomes otherworldly.   Daytime morphs into a 360-degree dusk, and where the Sun once hung a black hole punches through the sky, wreathed by a white ethereal glow  -  what are we talking about ?  Some might be surprised.  ‘Corona’ is not a new word, not a bad one either.  That white ethereal glow   described in the starting para is the solar corona, the Sun’s tenuous upper atmosphere of ionized gas.  The Sun’s corona is the outermost part of the Sun’s atmosphere. The corona is usually hidden by the bright light of the Sun's surface. That makes it difficult to see without using special instruments. However, the corona can be viewed during a total solar eclipse. 

Solar Eclipse occurs when the new Moon gets between Earth and Sun and covers the solar disc completely. We all know that the   Earth and the Moon are not fixed objects. The moon is busy orbiting the earth. The earth is busy orbiting the sun and additionally rotating on its axis. This means that the spot on the earth where the umbra falls is always in motion and actually traces out a path.  At the time of eclipse, the Sun and Moon are in conjunction as seen from the earth.     There would be Total, Annular, Hybrid and partial eclipses.  Total solar eclipse is the most spectacular celestial event when an eerie darkness would descend in its totality, birds fall silent and stars peer out in day time. .. .. Mahabaratha has reference to Solar  eclipse.   

Mamunigal is fondly known as ‘Yatheendra Pravanar’ arising out of his irresistible attachment to the lotus feet of Sri Ramanujar [Yatheendrar].  Before taking asceticism, Sri Manavala Mamunigal travelled wide and vast to various places and he stayed in Srirangam worshipping Namperumal Srimannathar.  With transformation of Uthama Nambi, Mamunigal grew closer to Namperumal and He started conversing with our Acaryar.   

Our Acaryar Swami Manavala Mamunigal was so attached at the feet of Sri Ramanujar.  Perhaps matching the commitment and attachment to the feet of Emperumanar by Mamunigal, Sri Erumbiappa too has similar devotion towards Sri Manavala Mamunigal and hence, he,  in his work   Varavaramuni Sathakam  extols Acaryar Mamunigal  

தஸ்யை நித்யம் ப்ரதிசத திசே தக்ஷிணஸ்யை நமஸ்யாம் |

யஸ்யாமாவிர் பவதி   ஜகதாம் ஜீவநீ ஸஹ்ய கந்யா ||

புண்யைர் யஸ்யா: க்ஷிதிஜல ஜுஷம் பூருஷம் ரங்க பூஷாம் |

பஷ்யந்தந்யோ வரவரமுநி: பாலயந் வர்த்ததே  ~    ந: || 9  

எல்லா உலகத்தின் வாழ்வுக்கும் காரணமான காவிரி நதி எந்த திசையில் பெருகுகிறதோ அந்தத் தெற்குத் திசையை நோக்கி, எந்தத் திசையின் புண்யங்களால் பூமியை அடைந்த ரங்கநகருக்கு ஆபரணமான புருஷோத்தமனை ஸேவித்துக்கொண்டு தம்மைக் க்ருதார்த்தனாக நினைத்து மணவாள மாமுனிகள் நம்மைக் காத்துக் கொண்டுள்ளாரோ அந்த திசையை தினமும் வணங்குங்கள்.  

Sri Erumbiappa directs us to pray towards that direction .. .. of the South – for – the sacred river Cauvery that gives so much to the lives of people flows towards South, the direction at which our Acaryar who with devotion to Sri Azhagiya Manavalan Namperumal lives and where our Acaryar Mamunigal is waiting to serve Him .. .. 

இப்புவியில் அரங்கேசர்க்கு ஈடு அளித்தான் வாழியே !

எழில் திருவாய்மொழிப்பிள்ளை இணையடியோன் வாழியே !! 

Here are some photos of day 6 Swami Manavala Mamunigal Uthsava purappadu at Thiruvallikkeni divyadesam.

~ adiyen Srinivasa dhasan. [Mamandur Veeravalli Srinivasan Sampathkumar]
Spl thanks : for Sri Varavaramuni Sathakam


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