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Thirunakshatram Celebrations of ParakAla Matam AchAryar - Paramah amsEtyAdi Srimad abhinava VAgIsha Brahmatantra Swatantra ParakAla YatIndr a MahA dEshikar

From: Balaji CG (CG.Balaji_at_blr.spcnl.co.in)
Date: Wed Apr 25 2001 - 07:44:55 PDT

ShrimathE Shri Lakshmi HayagrIva divya maNi pAdukAbhyAm namaha

ShrimatAm Sri vAdihamsAmbudAchArya samyami sArvabhouma paripoorNa divya
katAksha labdha
sArvajna Shrimataam Shri Ghantaavataaram Kavitaarkikasimha Sarvatantra
Swatantra Vedaantaachaarya Sri Thooppul Nigamaanta Maha Deshika
VEnkatanAthAchAryAya Namaha

Sri Brahmatantra swatantra ParakAla YatIndra MahA dEshikAya namaha
Srimad abhinava RAmAnuja Brahmatantra Swatantra ParakAla YatIndra MahA
dEshikAya namaha
Srimad abhinava VAgIsha Brahmatantra Swatantra ParakAla YatIndra MahA
dEshikAya namaha

Dear Bhagavatha-s,
adiyEn had the bhAgyam of being able to participate in the thirunakshatram
celebrations of H.H Srimad Abhinava VAgIsha Brahmatantra Swatantra ParakAla
MahA DEshikan, held at Mysore. 

With anantha dandavath praNAmams to asmadAchAryan Srimad abhinava RAmAnuja
brahmatantra swatantra parakAla yatIndra mahA dEshikan, adiyEn presents this
small samarpaNamAn at the holy feet of Srimad abhinava vAgIsha brahmatantra
swatantra parakAla yatIndra mahA dEshikan.

adiyEn requests bhAgavathAs to overlook all errors that are adiyEn's.

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ParakAla matam, the foremost institution of Sri Deshika SampradAyam,
bestowed with the rare honour of having been established by Swamy Deshikan
Himself through one of His prime shishyAs - Sri Brahmatantra Swatantra Maha
Deshikan (previously HasthIshar, pEraruLALaiyyan). This institution also has
the honour of having Sri Lakshmi Hayagrivar as its presiding deity. This
mUrthy has been worshipped by Goddess Saraswathi, Bhagavad Ramanujar,
ThirukkurukaippirAn PiLLAn, PundarIkAkshar, Swamy Deshikan and the entire
Brahmatantra Swatantra ParakAla Guru Paramparai.

22-04-01 Sunday - Revathi
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ThiruvArAdhanam - 8-00 am
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Lakshmi Hayagrivar, Laksmi Narayanar and Sri Kannan are placed on a golden
platform. A detailed thirumanjanam was then performed to the "Lord of the
Vedas". After the thirumanjanam, the deities were placed in the golden dOlai
arranged specially for the thirunakshatram. ThaLigai was then offered to the
Lord.

Sri Sudarshana HOma PoorNAhuthi - 11-30 am
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It was then around 11-30 am, when the poorNAhuthi began under the noble
presence of H.H Srimad ParakAla SwAmygaL and H.H Srimad Rangapriya SwAmigaL.
Veda ghOsham filled the atmosphere with mystical reverberance.
After the poorNAhuthi, hundreds of bhakthas and bhAgavathas did
pradakshiNams of the yAgashAlA, reciting Swamy Deshikan's Sri
SudarshanAshtakam.

ShARRumuRai - 12-00 Noon
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It was now time for periya shARRumuRai. All the bhAgavathas assembled in
long queues in front of the sannidhi. MahAmangaLahArathi was then offered to
the deities. The sARRumuRai then began with chaturvEda, upanishat and
thiruppAvai recitations.

AchArya sambhAvana 12-30 pm
===========================
The achArya sambhAvana was conducted in grand style staring from Laksmi
Hayagrivar, Periya PerumAl - Periya PirAtti to the present day acharya of
the matam. Detailed sambhAvana kramams were conducted for Sri NammAzhwAr,
Sri BhAshyakArar, ThirukkurukaippirAn piLLAn, Sri Swamy Deshikan, Srimad
Brahmatantra Swatantra ParakAla Maha Deshikan, Srimad Maha ParakAla Maha
Deshikan, Srimad GhantAvatAra Maha Deshikan, Srimad abhinava RanganAtha
Brahmatantra Swatantra ParakAla YatIndra Maha DEshikan and Srimad abhinava
RAmAnuja Brahmatantra Swatantra ParakAla YatIndra MahA DEshikan. The
sARRumuRai then continued with the sambhAvana for prakrtam Srimad abhinava
VAgIsha Brahmatantra Swatantra ParakAla YatIndra MahA DEshikan. This was
followed by teertha gOshTi. H.H Srimad ParakAla SwAmy then started
brindAvana ArAdhanam as usual.

Divya dEsha maryAdaigaL - 1-30 pm
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Anugrahams were sent from many divya dEshams and religious establishments.
To quote some -
LaksmI HayagrIvan (AsthAnam), SriRangam, ThiruvEnkatam, Kanchipuram,
ThiruvaLLUr(Special vastram with bright colours and mosaic patterns),
ThirunArAyaNapuram, SOsale, SriperumbUdUr(kAshAya vastram of emperumAnAr),
ThUppul(pavitrams of Swamy Deshikan), AhObila Matam, Mylapore etc. It also
included many other temples in and out of Mysore.
Before samarpaNam of every divya dEsha anugraham, one verse from Swamy
Deshikan's stotram on that PerumAL were sung, if not the AzhwAr pAsuram on
that PerumAl were sung. H.H Srimad ParakAla SwAmy accepted all the
anugrahams with utmost bhakti and reverence.

Elaborate arrangements were then made for bhAgavatha tadIyArAdhanam.

Vidwat Sadas - 3-30 pm
======================
AchAryAs and all the bhAgavathas then assembled at the vidwat sadas
mantapam, where a grand sambhAvana sadas was conducted.
ParamahamsEtyAdi Sri Rangapriya Maha Deshikan who spoke on the occassion,
remembered the great service that Srimad ParakAla Gururparamparai has
rendered to the SrivaishNava samudAyam. H.H also praised the efforts of
Srimad ParakAla SwAmygaL in efficiently administrating the institution and
praised his efforts in strengthening our sampradAyam.

Excerpts from upanyAsams
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ParamahamsEtyAdi Srimad abhinava VAgIsha Brahmatantra Swatantra ParakAla
MahA dEshikan who later spoke on the occassion expressed his deep gratitude
to all the present day AchAryas for being so kindhearted towards him. H.H
mentioned that all his thirunakshatrams so far have been celebrated with the
katAksham and presence of another present day AchArya. With great reverence
H.H also mentioned the occassion when once Srimad Azhagiya Singar
voluntarily presided on his (parakAla swAmy) thirunakshatram and performed
Nrusimha ThiruvArAdhanam at the matam. H.H mentioned that he considers this
katAksham of all the AchAryas as his great merit.
Srimad ParakAla Swamy quoting Swamy Deshikan, then said "None of us should
think we have learnt everything and we are experts and we know all. It is
the duty of every aspirant to search for a master in his quest for truth. He
should not give up until he finds a suitable master and should then obtain
knowledge from him."

Sri ShwEtha VarAha PerumAL MangaLAshAsanam - 4-30 pm
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Inside the palace premises, there is temple built for Sri ShwEtha VarAha
perumAL. This temple dates back to many centuries in time and has direct
links to the swayam vyakta kshEtram of SrimushNam. Utsavar Sri ShwEtha
VarAha perumAL along with ubhaya nAcchiyArs was brought to the matam in a
beautiful pallakku. Srimad Rangapriya Swamy and Srimad ParakAla SwAmy
offered their mangaLAshAsanam to varAha perumAL. AchAryas were then honoured
with the anugrahams of Sri VarAha perumAL.

Let us all in one voice pray to Sri Lakshmi Hayagrivar to grant good health
and a long life to asmadAchAryar Srimad abhinava VAgIsha Brahmatantra
Swatantra ParakAla YatIndra MahA dEshikan.

SrImannUtana ranganAtha yatirAdAt pAtma vidyAlayam
SrImannUtana lakshmaNArya yatirAjat samprApta turyAshramam |
SrIvAsendra kaTAksha samtatasudhAlakshyAtmayegAJNchitam 
SrImannUtana vAgadhIshayaminam bhaktAshrayAmogurUm || 
navya vAgIshayogIndra hayAsyapadasevinam |
brahmatantra svatantrAryam bhajAmassvAtmasampadam ||

Swamy Deshikan ThiruvadigaLE SharaNam !!!
vAzhi vyAkhyAmuddirak kai !!!


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