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Re: SrIvatsA~nkAchArya swAmi awarded

From: Ram Anbil (
Date: Thu Aug 16 2001 - 15:59:51 PDT

Dear Bhagavatas:

I cannot do better than echoing the sentiments of Sri Dileepan Swami.
I have had the Bhaghyam of listening to Srivatsankachar Swami's Kalakshepams 
on Anushtanam in general, Sandhyavandanam and Tiruvaradanam in 
particular,Tiruppavai, Athimanusha Sthavam, and many more spanning over a 
period of 15 years, Bhagavata Saptaham (during my recent visit to India). 
His style is inimitable; the flow torrential; the delivery superb; the 
quotaions copious and relevant.

We have not seen Swami Desika in person. Here is one who reminds us of how 
Swami Desika would have been - a living example - in every aspect, be it 
Jnaanam, Anushtanam or Vairghyam or tenedering sage advice to seekrs at any 
time and any place whatsoever!In short, He is an epitome of what an Acharya 
should be.

His Pension benefits had not been fixed still for his service on his 
retirement as Principal of Madras Sanskrit College long time ago; Yet, he 
was never worried about it because he believes that Lord is there to look 
after his needs - trait of a true Prapanna!.

When he was staying at Venkatesa Agraharam, (the place where Nrisimhapriya 
office is now located), one night, some thieves broke open his home and took 
away all his valuabls. Yet, he was unmoved except for lodging a complaint as 
an elementary duty of a citizen in such a situation. You know the fate of 
complaints to Police on lost properties in India! After quite sometime, 
miraculously, he got back the valuables without his "moving a muscle"!

At the time of his posting to French Institute, a farewell meeting was got 
up for him. Someone remarked that his moving to Pondichrry was a loss to 
Mylapore. I was asked to speak on the occasion. I told the audience 
comprising of Sri R.K.Swami, SRS Raghavan and other personages  that Sri 
Swami was a world citizen, that wherever he happened to be - he was an asset 
to the Community throughout the world and that he cannot be deemed as 
belonging exclusively to Mylapore or Pondicherry. I even invited him to 
visit USA saying that the old world objections to crossing the Ocean were no 
more valid because the Lord when He measured the three worlds did not 
exclude USA and if the word "Vishnu" meant one who envelops, surrounds, 
supports, directs every thing and everyone, He does not preclude USA from 
His ambit.

AS rightly pointed out, conferring any recognition is not an honor to him 
but it is he who honors the honor by accepting it.

We should all earnestly pray to the Divyadhampathis and all our Yathivaras 
to bestow upon him Vedokta Dheerghaayus to guide us on the right path.

Anbil Ramaswamy
(One of the ardent disciples and admirers of the great Swamin)

>From: Parthasarati Dileepan <>
>To: Malolan Net <>
>Subject: Re: SrIvatsA~nkAchArya swAmi awarded
>Date: Thu, 16 Aug 2001 09:30:00 -0400
>At 01:24 PM 8/16/2001 +0530, Anand K Karalapakkam wrote:
> >  SrI SrIvatsA~nkAchArya, a top-grade scholar of our sampradAyam
> >  and an ardent disciple of SrI UtthamUr SwAmi, has been
> >  awarded certificate of honour, this Independence Day
> >  (Aug 15) for his contribution to Sanskrit.
>Swami Sri Desikan describes in Chillarai rahasyam the many
>"upakaras" Emperuman Sriman Narayana does for the sake of
>badda jIvas.  Among the most important is the association
>with sadAcArya.  Taking some half-good deed done subconsciously
>as a vyAjA, Sriman Narayana gave me the association of Swami
>Srivatsangachar, which eventually led adiyEn to the lotus
>feet of Srimad Azhagiya Singar.
>Swami Srivatsangachar's upanyasams are among the very best.
>The emotions Swami brings out will move even a jadam such
>as adiyEn.  He also has deep IdupAdu for Srimad Azhagiya
>Singar.  adiyEn has seen this in person.  Even though
>adiyEn has hardly spent a few weeks at Sri Sannidhi in
>the last few years, in that limited time every year, adiyEn
>saw Swami visiting Sri Matam to pay obeisance to Srimad
>Azhagiya Singar.  adiyEn has also seen Srimad Azhagiya
>Singar very kindly enquiring the welfare of Swami.
>No amount of recognition and awards will be a true reflection
>of Swami's greatness.  adiyEn prays to the lotus feet of
>Srimad Azhagiya Singar to grant many many thousand years of
>service to Sri Vaishnavam by this great mahAn.
>With ananthakoti praNamams to Swami Srivatsangachariar,
>-- adiyEn ramanuja dasan
>srimad azhagiya singar thiruvadi
>Srimate Sri Laksminrisimha Divya Paduka Sevaka
>Srivan Satakopa Sri Narayana Yatindra Mahadesikaya Nama:
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