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Srimad Andavan Poundarikapuram Swamy Thirunakshathram (155st) Adi Pooraadam)
Date: Thu Aug 02 2001 - 17:15:59 PDT

SrImathE Goapladesika mahadesikaya namah:
SrImathE Srinivasadesika Mahadesikaya namah:
SrImathE Ranganathadesika Mahadesikaya namah:
SrImathE Srinivasadesika Mahadesikaya namah:
SrImathE Gopalarya Mahadesikaya Namah:

Sri Narayana Yogindra Varadaarya Kripaasrayam /
Rangesa Paada Vinatham Srinivaasa Munim Bhaje //

I  hail  Srinivasa  Muni who obtained the full grace of Sri Narayana
Yogindra Varadaarya, who always bowed at the feet of Lord Ranganatha.

It is pertinent to mention here of just two sweet anecdotes illustrating
Srimad Andavan Poundarikapuram Swamys depth of knowledge and a wealth of
interpretations whether it be Swamy Desikans Srisukthis or Bhagavath
Bhashyakarars Sri Bhashya or Gita Bhashya or any grantha whatsoever. The
article will remain incomplete without recalling these incidents. One
relates to Sri CM Vijayaraghachariars personal experience. Late one night
at Srirangam, East Utthara Veedhi Sri Vijayaraghavachariar  while bringing
back to his mind the explanation of Acharya Srimad Andavan on the Abheethi
sthava sloka 7:

ramaa dhayitha rangabhUramaNa na thasya yamavasyathaa narakapaatha bhIthi

It proclaims Swamy desikans declaration of Lord Ranganathas certain
protection to Prapannas from falling into the clutches of Yamakinkaras if
they chant this sloka.

Sri CMV Swamy could not digest it. He found it difficult to understdnmand
to how one sloka could be so specific to Sri Ranganatha;s protection!
Perhaps, swamy would have said this due to Bhagavath Abhimaanam and
abhimaanam towards Swamy Desikans abhIthis sthavam.  thus, he was
pondering and was having a sleepless night.

Srirangam Divya Dampathi appeared in Acharya Srimad Andavans dream and
said, Your sishya has got a doubt on SrI Vedantha Desikans sthuthi on Us.
Go and explain the greatness and speciality of this sloka. Within an hour,
Srimad Andavan knocked at the dorr of Sri CM Vijayaraghavachariar and right
there at the door step, explained the meaning of sloka and greatness of the
compassion of Divya Dampathi with tears rolling down his cheeks. This is a
proof of his depth and clarity and explains how Lord Himself was
prathyaksham (visible to his eyes) to him. Swamy desikan has packed into
this sloka all the Beejaaksharaas contained in the Praanaprathishta Manthra
and Saannidhyaachana manthra  installation of energizing mantras pertaining
to Lord Ranganathan.

Another famous anecdote: Srimad Andavan...

Interesting.. Isn't it. Click here to read the entire life History of
Swamy.. (by name "ppa final.doc")
Those who do not have an access to Internet, please let me know. I will sen
you the file straight.
Narayana Narayana
aDiyEn Narayana dAsan madhavakkannan

           - SrImate rAmAnujAya namaH -
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