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AaadippUram Dhinam

From: Sadagopan (
Date: Wed Aug 02 2000 - 19:22:08 PDT

Namo Narayanaya 

Dear BhakthAs :

On this subha dinam , adiyEn's prayers 
for all MangaLams to these devout groups!

Today is also PathinettAm Perukku dinam 
reminding us of the flood of dayA of
GodhA Piratti .

For the past few days , we have been studying
the individual slOkams of GodhA sthuthi composed
by the great AchAryan, Sri NigamAntha MahA Desikan.

The central message of the Prabhandhams of 
Godhai is SaraNAgathi and Bhagavath Kaamam
leading to nithya Kaimkaryam to Him and Him

"Anna Vayal Puthuvai ANDAL" bequeathed to us
as Kula dhanams two matchless treasures :
ThiruppAvai and NaacchiyAr Thirumozhi 
consisting of 30 and 143 verses respectively.

Swamy PeriyavAcchAn PiLlai (MoovAyirappadi) ,
Azhagiya MaNavALa PerumAL NaayanAr ( AarAyirappadi),
Upanishad BhAshyakAra Sri Ranga RaamAnuja Muni
(in Sanskrit ), Periya ParakAla Muni and
the Sriranga Gopura nirmAtha, Sriamath MukkUr
Azhagiya Singar (1978) have blessed us with 
their commentaries on ThiruppAvai and brought out
the lofty messages incorporated therein. 

The year 2000 will see the lengthy and
Scholarly vyAkhyAnam-- benefiting from all the above
VyAkhyAnams-- by Sri U.Ve. Sri P.M.ChakravarthyAchArya
Swamy of Desika Bhavanam , Mylapore .Thanks again 
to every one of you , who have joined in this

Srimathi KalyANi KrishNamAchAri is writing
movingly on the NaacchiyAr Thirumozhi and 
is presenting us with delectable Kadhambha
annam made form the commentaries of Swamy
PeriyavAcchAn PiLlai , U.Ve. PrathivAdhi
Bhayankaram AnnangarAcchAriyAr and Abhinava
Desika Sri U.Ve .UtthamUr VeerarAghavAcchAr 
Swamy . 

One of the scholars of the Prabhandhams of
ANDAL has observed that they portray together
the spiritual journey of ANDAL and Her unparalleled
love of Her Lord KaNNan ( RanganAthan) through 
its different stages to its completion and

Our AchArya taniyans reflect the high esteem 
they had for ANDAL and Her Prabhandhams. 
"Soodikkoduttha Sudarkkodi" was saluted
by them with Iykhya KaNDam ( In unison and
in one voice).UyyakkoNDAr, the disciple of 
Naatha Muni described Her Prabhamdhams as 
" NaRR PaamAlai" .He prayed to her for 
the blessings of following the path shown 
by Her and not to swerve from that path:

" nAdi nee Venkatavarkku yennai vidhi yenna
  immARRam , naam kadavA VaNNamE nalhu" 

The great ParAsara Bhattar , the precocious son of
KooranAthan pointed out the cardinal message of
ANDAL about Her unconditional subservience 
(paaratanthryam ) and that of every Jeevan 
to Him as established by the hundreds of 
Upanishadic passages . She woke up the sleeping 
KrishNan in ThiruppAvai to remind Him of His
sworn duties .Only a dear Devi of a Lord can take
this liberty with Her Lord on our behalf.

ThirukkaNNamangai ANDAn , another great 
AchAryan , saluted the bright light born of
PeriyAzhwAr of SrivillipputthUr ( Tenn Puthuvai
vEyar payantha ViLakku) in his Taniyan for
NaacchiyAr Thirumozhi ( alli naattAmari mEl--).

Swamy MaNavALa MaamunigaL wondered in one 
of his UpadEsa Rathna Maalai Paasurams:

vanrO ingANDAL avatharitthAL--kunRatha
vaazhvAna Vaikunthavaan bhOham tannai ihazhnthu
AzhwAr ThirumahaLArAi"     (22)

" Is not today  , the great day of Thiru
AadippUram , the birthday of ANDAL ,who 
disregarding the celestial life in 
Sri Vaikuntam , which is forever enjoyable 
with undiminished splendour incarnated 
as the daughter of Sri VishNucchitthA in
this mundane world for the sake of people
like us ".

In the next two paasuram of UpadEsa Rathna Maalai,
Swamy MaNavALa Maamuni wondered aloud :
" Does any other day have the greatness of
Thiru AadippUram , which is the birthday of
ANDAL as the daughter of PeriyAzhwAr ? 
O Mind , reflect on it and tell . There
is no other person comparable to Her and 
hence there is no other day comparable to Her 
birthday " .

Swamy MaNavALa Maamunigal is overwhelmed 
with the thought about the greatness of
ANDAL and the deep messages in Her Prabhandhams
and asks his mind to praise ANDAL daily with
devotion and delight ( Anjukkudikkoru SanthathiyAi):

" ANDAL is the common and unique progeny of 
anju kudi( the five families , the God-fearing
group) . Her nature was such , that She out-did 
all the other AzhwArs in Her love of Sriman
NaarAyaNan ,and in that love , She ripened 
prematurely .O My Mind! May You eulogize 
Her daily with devotion and delight ".

We will conclude our salutations for our
most merciful ThAyAr on this AadippUram day with 
the prayer of Swamy Desikan for the boon
of acquiring Her 173 Paasurams housed in
Her two Prabhandhams born out of Her
unquenchable love for Her Lord :

"vEyar Puhazh VilliputtUr AadippUram
   mEnmElum miha ViLanga Vittucchitthan
thooya ThirumahaLAi vanthu AranganArkku
   ThuzhAi maalai mudi soodikkoduttha MaathE
nEyamudan ThiruppAvai paattARainthum
   nee uRaittha Thai oru ThingatppAmAlai-
yaaya puhazh nooRudanAR patthu moonRum
   anpudanE adiyEnukku aruL sey neeyE"
---Prabhandha Saaram: 10

May Swamy Desikan blessings be with us 
to receive through SadAchAryan Jn~Anam 
about the two divine works of 
Soodikkoduttha NaacchiyAr !

Govindhan GuNam Paadum Godhai ThiruvadiKaLE SaraNam
CharamAvathi Daasan ,Oppiliappan Koil SatakOpan





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