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Re: Dasaavataara Sannidhi

From: Bharadwaj, Jaganath (
Date: Fri Aug 14 1998 - 15:51:58 PDT

	If this Sannidhi alone is to be deemed a " Divya Desam " based
on the criteria
	cited  in Jagan's post, anyone of the myriad Sannidhis dotting
the entire
	landscape of not only Bharata Varsha but also the entire
oriental and
	occidental Worlds (where ever newer Sannidhis are springing up,
as a testimony
	to the vibrant resurgence of Hinduism in general and Vaishnavam
in particular
	) deserve to be called "Divya Desam".

There is a difference however.  The "myriad sannidhis" do not have
swayam vyakta vigrahas.  Nor did these vigrahas appear because
Thirumangai Azhwar requested them to do so.  Nor have these myriad
temples been built by Thirumangai Azhwar.  Thirumangai Azhwar built the
temple that houses the Dasaavatara vigrahas today.  It has its own
little Gopuram.  It has a vigraham of Thirumangai Azhwar sculpted by
Thirumangai Azhwar Himself.  These deities have a closer and more direct
association with an Azhwar than many of the other divya desams which
have been visited by the Azhwars only through their Yoga siddhi.

Well if Dasaavatara Sannidhi is disqualified as a divya desam, then
adiyen's vote is for Ahobilam.  If we have a vigraham of Nammazhwar
worshipped in a temple, then who is responsible for it?  Malolan is.  He
made Adivan Satakopa change Azhwar Thirunagari from a Saiva to a
Vaishnava sthalam.  If Srirangam temple can boast of a Raja Gopuram,
then Malolan is responsible for that.  Numerous temples and tanks have
been repaired or rebuilt.  There are two schools that ensure that the
Sampradayam is kept going strong and vibrant.  Malolan is the only
"divya desam" that keeps roaming and goes to people rather than have
people come to them.  adiyen is not sure in how many of the other divya
desams, Bhara samarpanams or the Tengalai SamAshrayams take place.

Finally, as Srimad Azhagiya Singar Himself has said, "tvayi rakshati
rakshakaih: kim anyaih: tvayi chA rakshati rakshakaih: kim anyaih:
I"  If this doctor cures you then you do not need any other doctor.  If
this doctor does not cure then also you do not need any other doctor,
because then no other doctor can cure you.

Srimad Azhagiya Singar also quoted a shloka from ParAsara Bhattar and He
conveys it Tamil/English.  "A person was drinking milk separately and he
was eating sugar separately.  One day he went to somebody's house and
they gave him milk mixed with sugar.  This he found very tasty and
became allergic to milk or sugar separately.  Similarly, matsya varaaha
etc. are animal forms and Rama and Krishna are human forms.  But Nrsimha
is a combination of man and animal and is doubly sweet."