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Alagia Manavala Mamunighal - Part 4

From: B. Narasimhan (naaranan_at_md3.vsnl.net.in)
Date: Fri Apr 16 1999 - 12:45:26 PDT

Sri
Sri Mathe Ramanujaya Namah
Sri Mathe BAla Dhanvhi Maha Kuruvae Namah

Alaghia Manavala Mamunighal - Part 4
(From the article written by Dr. Sri. V. V. Ramanujam published
in Panchajanya magazine)

In obedience to the command of his guru Varavaramuni put his
heart and soul in propagating the DivyaPrabandhams along with the
commentaries of the earlier Acharyas. Eadumuppatharayirappadi,
Nampillai's commentary on the  Sahasrageeth (Thiruvoimozhi) of
Sri Satakopa (equivalent in length to 36,000 standard Sanskrit
couplets) was his most favorite text. He had discoursed on the
Sahasrageeth with this commentary many times over. These lectures
on Baghavath Vishayam as the theme is called was once delivered
at the command of Lord Ranganatha in His immediate presence over
a whole year in the temple. Thus the Lord became the disciple of
the Jeeyar and tradition has it that on the day of completion of
the lectures, the Lord appeared in the audience as a small boy,
recited the verse :

"Sri Sailesa daya patharam , Deeparthathi gunarnavam
Yathindrapravanam vandhe RamyaJamathru Munim"

I salute the receptacle of the grace of Srisailesa, Ramaya
JamathruMuni, the veritable ocean of (desirable qualities like)
wisdom, devotion, and detachment and Ramanuja-devotion-incarnate)
and disappeared. This  verse is chanted practically in all
Vaishnava temples and homes as it is VaraVaramuni whom He sought
to serve as a disciple, be accorded the highest honour.

Adiyen
Elayavill Bhasyam Narasimhan
Aravinda Lochana Ramanuja Dasan.