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RE: Dip 1- in the enjoyment of Sri Ramanujacharya

From: Rangarajan S R (Ranga_S1_at_verifone.com)
Date: Tue Apr 13 1999 - 04:47:50 PDT

Sri:
Sri Lakshminrusimha ParabrahmaNE namaha
Sri Lakshminrusimha divya pAdukA sEvaka SrivaNN -
SatakOpa Sri nArAyaNa yateendra mahAdESikAya namaha

On the advice of Sri Madhavakkannan, I am forwarding my feelings on  his
beautiful posting(1) to the bakthi list

Daasan
Rangarajan.
  
> ----Original Message Follows----
> From: Rangarajan S R <Ranga_S1@verifone.com>
> To: 'Madhavakkannan V' <srivaishnavan@hotmail.com>
> Subject: RE: Dip 1- in the enjoyment of Sri Ramanujacharya
> Date: Tue, 13 Apr 1999 15:10:01 +0530
> 
> Sri:
> Sri Lakshminrusimha ParabrahmaNE namaha
> Sri Lakshminrusimha divya pAdukA sEvaka SrivaNN -
> SatakOpa Sri nArAyaNa yateendra mahAdESikAya namaha
> 
> > Sri Ramanujacharya with His towering personality- Fair 
> > complexioned- with dwAdasa oordhva pUndram (12 ThirumaN), the 
> > pristinely pure saffron sanyaasi robe (that adds beauty to 
> > the fair complexion further), the dark tresses curly hair of 
> > sikhA which is so charming on His moon like Divine smiling 
> > face laden with dayA on us, (Charming Most graceful 
> > Thirumukham), the white bright pooNool (yagnOpaveedham), the 
> > strong thridhaNdam, the lovely Lotus feet- Oh Lord! What a 
> > sight It could have been, to those Srivaishnavas must have 
> > been blessed with! 
> 
> > How nice it would have been to witness Sri Ramanujacharya, 
> > walking so gracefully with such an enchanting personality, 
> > with his group of sishyas of calibre
> 
> Your beautiful description reminds me of Swami Desikan's 11th 
> shloka in
> Yathiraja Sapthathi
> "upaveethim Oordhvapundravantham
> thrijagath punya phalam thridhanda hastham
> sharanagatha sarthavahameede
> shikhaya shekarinam pathim yatheenaam"
> 
> I was told that poonool and dwadasa thiruman are special 
> characteristics of
> Yathis of Shree Vaishnava faith. Poonool is usually discarded 
> by other sanyasis
> on taking up sanyasa ashramam is it not? The other unique 
> characteristic of our
> Emperumanar as Swami Desikan's vison perceives is the fact 
> that he was ever
> surrounded by a huge Srivaishnava prapanna goshti.
> 
> Please forgive (m)any mistakes I might have committed in my 
> utterences.
> 
> Daasan
> Rangarajan
> 
> 
> 
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