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Thirunakshatram of Srimad Abhinava Ramanuja Brahmatantra Swatantr a Parakala Yatindra Maha Deshikan - His glories - A small presentation.

From: Balaji CG (CG.Balaji_at_blr.spcnl.co.in)
Date: Fri Aug 31 2001 - 04:05:48 PDT

Swamy Deshikan Thiruvadigale Sharanam !!!
Swamy Deshika Darshana guruparamparayai namaha
Sri Brahmatantra Swatantra Parakala guruparamparayai namaha

Today is the thirunakshatram of 
Srimad Abhinava Ramanuja Brahmatantra Swatantra Parakala Yatindra Maha
Deshikan, the 35th pattam Sri Parakala Swamy who was also one of the
greatest acharyas of Sri Swamy Deshika sampradayam, 

adiyen submits his most respectful pranamams at the feet of his acharyan and
is submitting a small presentation of the glories of this great
paramacharya.
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Srimad Abhinava Ramanuja Brahmatantra Swatantra Parakala Yatindra Maha
Deshikan
1971 - 1992

In his poorvashramam, he was known as Sri Anantacharya. He was born in
Chikkaballapur, in the year of  Paingala, month of Bhadrapada in the
constellation of Shravana on an Ekadashi that would be Thursday, and
14-9-1917, as the third illustrious son to Sri Thirumalai Rangacharya and
Thirumati Sinamma, daughter of Nallan Chakravarthi Sri Ananthacharya. Theirs
was an illustrious family of scholars dedicated to Sri Sampradayam. 

He started his education at an early age after the religious sacraments of
chowla and upanayana, under the able guidance of Sri Thirumalai
Krishnamacharya, who taught him Sanskrit and Vedas along with sampradayic
lessons. After passing his matriculation, he moved to Mysore and got the
sacraments of pancha samskaram performed at the feet of Srimad Abhinava
Ranganatha Brahmatantra Swatantra Parakala Yatindra Maha Deshikan, the then
acharya of Sri Brahmatantra Swatantra Parakala samsthanam. 

He then continued his higher studies in Sanskrit and Vedanta Shastra and
passed the vidwat examinations in both these subjects. He entered into the
fold of a gruhasta  by marrying the daughter of one of the descendants of
the 26th pattam acharya of Parakala samsthanam, Sri Brahmatantra
Ghantavatara Maha Deshikan. He continued performing kainkaryam at the matham
and performed Grantha chatushtaya kalakshepam at the feet of Sri Periya
Parakala Swamy, who provided him with the bhagyam of performing aradhanam to
Lakshmi Hayagrivar, after seeing his anushtanam and vairagyam. Due to the
anugraham of his acharya and Sri Lakshmi Hayagrivar, he became a great
master of Ramanuja - Deshika sampradayam. He then served at the Chintamani,
Hasana and Vijayapura pathashala as Sanskrit Pandit. He excelled in
Sanskrit, Tamil, Kannada, Telugu and English languages.

In the year 1971, during the times of Srimad Abhinava Srinivasa Brahmatantra
Maha Deshikan, Sriman Anantacharya got an invitation to ascend to the Sri
Brahmatantra Swatantra Parakala Acharya peetam at Mysore. He gave his ascent
and in the year Virodhikruth, month of Jeshta 3-6-1971, Sriman Ananthacharya
ascended the acharya peetam of Srimad Brahmatantra Swatantra Parakala
Samsthanam with the title "Srimad Abhinava Ramanuja Brahmatantra Swatantra
Parakala Yatindra Maha Deshikan". 

He continued on the pancha kala patha with great anushtana, devotion and
vairagya. The Sri Matham environment was not new to him and very soon he
gathered a huge number of shishyas who performed the Sri Vaishnava
sacraments of Chakrankanam and Prapatti at his feet. He spent most of his
time in Vedanta kalakshepam and writings. His bhakti and love for Sri
Lakshmi Hayagrivar grew day by day and always addressed Sri Lakshmi
Hayagrivar as "en appan". Many great students performed Vedanta kalakshepam
at his feet and became eminent vidwans. His contemporary deshika sampradayam
acharyas and scholars admired and respected his mastery in Vedanta. He
undertook sancharam to many places, many divya deshams propagating Swamy
Ramanuja sampradayam and also built many new buildings for Sri Matham
installing the archa vigraham of Sri Lakshmi Hayagrivar in those places.
He also published many poorvacharya works and authored many of his own.
He stayed on the acharya peetam for a period of 20 years and attained his
acharya thiruvadi in the year 1992.

His taniyan reads as follows -

nUtna SrIran~NganAthAgrimapadakalijillabdhachakrA~Nkana>
SrI trayyantadvandva tatvaM tadanaghacharaNanyastabhAraM yatIndrAt |
pratyagra SrInivAsAt samadhigataturIyAshramaM saMshrayAma: 
navyaM rAmAnujAkhyaM kalimathanaguruM brahmatantra svatantram || 

lakshmIhayAsyapAdUvarivasyai kAntamAnassatatam
jayatu shrImadabhinava rAmAnuja samyamIndra parakAlaha |
shrImate lakshmIhayagrIva divya pAdukAsevaka
shrImadabhinava rAmAnuja brahmatantra parakAla mahAdeshikAya namaha ||


Following is a poem on this acharya composed in English by Sri Srinivasan
during the acharya's visit to Madras.

Hail Sri Abhinava ramanuja Parakala Yatindra Maha Deshika
Archaka devoted of Lord Lakshmi Hayagreeva
Ishta-Devata of Nigamantha Maha Deshika
Lovingly worshipped and loftily adored,
Shining Rajaguru of Karnataka Bhoopathis,
Revered acharya in the hoary line of Brahmatantra Paramacharya,
Illustrious head of ancient and reputed Parakala Mutt
Propagating Philosophy and Religion according to Deshika's Cult,
A warm and hearty welcome doth Madras extend to thee,
Respectful and reverential, with Pranams at the holy feet ;
Afforded hast thou to us in distant Madras
Kindly and graciously, the boon and blessing
A rare opportunity to worship Lord Hayagriva sweet and supple
Like Ganga waters pouring on the head of a cripple
Adding thereto the privilege of prostrating before thee,
Seeing thee in person, listening to thy words of wisdom
What great good could we have done in the past
As to qualify us for this soul's rich repast ?
May the gracious Lord confer on thee His great bounty
Tears and Tears to live there in peace and plenty.

Srimad Abhinava Ramanuja Brahmatantra Swatantra Parakala Yatindra Maha
Deshikaaya namaha
vAzhi vyAkhyAmuddirak kai !!!
GH99



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