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Sriman Sadagopan's Kaimkaryam

From: muralidhar rangaswamy (
Date: Tue Apr 21 1998 - 06:10:31 PDT

Dear Bhaktas,

I am at a loss for superlatives to describe the most wonderful 
Kaimkaryam for Lord Ranganatha undertaken by Sriman Sadagopan. 
His presentation of the Andal-Ranganathar Tirukalyanam 
with detailed meanings of the Vedic hymns rendered on that occassion 
is a like a shower of Amrutham.

One salutation that particularly impressed me was the hymn 
This hymn recited in Saama Ganam is most majestic. In it is 
contained a benediction for the bride to be an empress in her 
new home. This is related to Samrajaya Lakshmi. Prior to her wedding 
to the Lord, Pattabishekam was performed for Thayar through a copious 
shower from the mighty clouds Pushkala and Avartaka. The one thousand 
gold Kalashams for this Kaimkaryam were brought by the Ashta Dikpalakas. 
Swami Desikan salutes this aspect of Thayar in verse 
13 of the Sri Stuthi. Sri Sadagopan pointed out (in a private 
conversation with me) that Abishekavalli Thayar of TirukaNNamangai 
embodies this form of Periya Piratti.

Namo Narayana,

Muralidhar Rangaswamy


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