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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. ------------------ 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): ----------------- 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) ---------------- 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) ----------------- 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.