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Re: tondar-adi-podi azhwAr

From: Sadagopan (
Date: Mon Aug 03 1998 - 20:19:41 PDT

Dear Sri Mani Varadarajan :

With this exactly in mind , we are having
a special section on the sacred Temple Town
of Melkote in the forthcoming CD ROM 
on AchArya RaamAnujA .If we can get all 
the images that we are looking for , there 
will be  a rich assembly . Four of
the  44 Jeeyars (First , Second , Tenth and
the twelfth ) have their BrindhAvanams there ,

In the ArAdhana section of the DEmo Version ,
the aarAdhanam is done to Moolavar at
ThirunArAyaNapuram. Our Udayavar's vigraham 
is beautifully offering us the blessed 
Darsanam .

There are many features that are related to 
bring out our AchAryA's sambhandham to 
the Four Divya Desams that played key 
roles in his life on earth .


>Ramanuja counselled those who could not follow any other
>commandment of his to "at least build a small hut and live
>in thirunaaraayaNa-puram".  Dare we disagree with the great
>Lest we forget, bhaagavatas from thirunaaraayaNa-puram 
>were instrumental in recovering the thiruvaaymozhi.  nAthamuni
>overheard a group from mElkottai recite the "aaraavamudhE" 
>thiruvaaymozhi in thirukkudandhai and consequently made
>it his life's quest to recover, preserve, and propagate
>the prabandham!
>emberumaanaar thiruvadigaLE SaraNam
>thondaradippodi aazhvaar thiruvadigaLE SaraNam
>SrIranga-mangaLa-maNim karuNAnivAsam
>  SrIvenkaTAdri-SikharAlaya-kAlamegham |
>  SrISam-namAmi SirasA yaduSaila-dIpam ||