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nooRRandhaathi and piLLaiyandhaathi

From: Parthasarati Dileepan (MFPD_at_UTCVM.UTC.EDU)
Date: Fri Oct 14 1994 - 05:49:56 PDT

I prepared the following note yesterday but could not
post it until today.  Thanks.


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Today (10/13/94) is Swami Sri dEsikan's thiru nakshatthiram.
His thirukkumaarar sri Varadhaachaariyaar (SN: sri
nayinaaraachaaryar) composed a prabhandham
consisting of 20 pasurams called piLLaiyandhaathi
(PA).  This prabhandham has many embedded
references to iraamaanusa nooRRandhaathi (INA).
These are pointed out by sri raamadEsikaachariar
in his "sri dEsika pirabhandham" published by LIFCO.
Here are just a few:

INA(1) and PA(1):
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INA: poomannu maadhu porundhiya maarban
PA:  maamalar manniya mangai magizhnthurai maarban

(poomannumaadhu = maamalar manniya mangai = periya piraatti
porundhiya maarban = magizhnthurai maarban = our Lord)

INA: paamannu maaRan adipaNinthu uynthavan
PA:  thollaruL maaRan thuNai adikkeezh vaazhvai ugakkum
     iraamanusa muni vaNmai pORRum .... thooppul piLLai.

(INA says Sri Raamaanuja achieves uyvu at the
thiruvadi of paamannu maaRan (nammaazhvaar). PA
takes where INA leaves off and says, swami sri
dEsikan (thooppul piLlai) praises the greatness of
Ramanuja who is at the thuNai adi (feet) of
thollaruL maaRan (nammaazhvaar).


INA (35) PA (11)
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INA: maanidatthaip 'puyalE' enak kavi pORRiseyyEn
PA:  kaRpagamE enRu kaasiniyOraik kathikkamaattEn

(Here, both thiruvarangatthu amudhanaar (TA:author
of INA) and our SN resolve not to praise mundane beings.

INA (107) PA (18)
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INA: un thoNdargatkE anbuRRu irukkumpadi ennai
     aakki angu aatpadutthE
PA:  iru kaiyum kooppi uraikkum ivviNNappam ...
     eNNum un thoNdaraiyE

(Both TA and SN want to be loving to the adiyaars
of their respective lords.  This, of course, is a
recurring theme among sri vaishnavaas.)


Please refer to the LIFCO book for other
similiarities that sri ramadEsikaachaariar points
out.  Both INA and PA are sweet compositions
sure to fill our hearts with love for two of our
greatest acharyaas.  Both INA and PA are composed in
kattaLaikkallitthurai format.

seeraar thooppul thiruvEngadamudayaan thiruvadigaLE saraNam.